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21 motorists accused of DUI

Twenty-one motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substance. Those charged and the police departments involved were: David Clair Miller, 52, of 3542 Dewey Ave., Cogan Station; Old Lycoming Township police in the 3200 block of Dewey Ave. ...

Man seen on video kidnapping woman gets 35 years in prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man seen on surveillance video grabbing a screaming, struggling woman off a Philadelphia street has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.Thirty-nine-year-old Delvin Barnes pleaded guilty last year to a federal kidnapping charge and was sentenced Thursday.He admitted he ...

Police: Drunken man intentionally crashed car traveling at 120 mph

MUNCY - Soon after he intentionally crashed his car on the Susquehanna Trail Road, intoxicated motorist Austin Reed Rothfuss allegedly told a state trooper, "God won't let me die."Rothfuss, 22, of 369 Schmidt Road, admitted to the trooper that he was traveling at 120 mph and that he crashed ...

Police Blotter

Man pleads guilty to summary offenseIn a plea agreement before District Judge Christian Frey, Quincy Michael Drummond, 21, of 1051 High St., pleaded guilty last week to a summary harassment charge after city police withdrew a misdemeanor charge of simple assault.The charges stemmed from ...

2 face charges in Tioga County

MANSFIELD - Two people either have appeared or will appear before District Judge James Carlson for various charges: Janyette J. Williams, 42, of Rochester, New York, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a ...

Man pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute bags of heroin

A Philadelphia man has entered a guilty plea in U.S. Middle District Court of a charge of conspiracy to distribute more than 5,000 bags of heroin in Lycoming County.Stacy Donte Morgan, 26, was indicted in March on the conspiracy charge and entered a plea of guilty Wednesday, changing his ...

Chickens alert man to burning house

CREEKSIDE (AP) - A Pennsylvania fire chief says some cackling chickens turned out to be cock-a-doodle-do-gooders.Creekside Fire Chief Pete Yacovone says David Wells escaped from his burning Indiana County home at around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after his son was awakened by his chickens. The chief ...

Vehicles collide

Nathan Fulkerson, 28, of 907 Market St., was treated at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries he suffered when his car and another driven by Mary R. Barner, of Montgomery, collided at East Fourth and Mulberry streets about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, city police said. Barner declined ...

2 face charges in area gun-theft cases

A New York state man has been charged with stealing nearly 100 handguns and rifles from three area businesses, according to the Patriot-News of Harrisburg.Ben McCormack, 31, of Jamestown, New York, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday in U.S. Middle District Court in Williamsport.McCormack ...

2 women burglarize city home, assault resident

A city woman faces charges for burglarizing a home and physically assaulting the resident early Sunday morning, city police alleged in an affidavit.Tiffany M. Adams, 26, of 610 Lycoming St. Apt. 7R, was one of two women involved in the burglary, police alleged.Police responded to 700 W. Edwin ...

Local man pleads guilty over naked online photos

A man was given a sentence of probation Friday in Lycoming County Court in a case involving around 80 nude images of a woman placed on a website against her will.Andrew J. Bilanin, 20, of Williamsport, pleaded guilty to unlawful dissemination of intimate images and was then sentenced to two ...

Guard sentenced to county prison for sexual assault of inmate

After having inappropriate relations with an inmate, a state correctional officer was sentenced Monday to 10 to 24 months less a day in county prison and 100 hours community service for institutional sexual assault and official oppression.Jeffrey L. Geyer, 44, 174 Tenth St., Jersey Shore, ...

Man charged over unsupervised kids

ELKLAND - Brandon L. Fuller, 28, of 624 E. Main St., Elkland, faces charges of endangering the welfare of children after his two sons were found playing in the street in front of his residence June 15.According to documents filed at District Judge James Edgcomb's office, Elkland police were on ...

7 facing various charges in Elkland District Court

ELKLAND - Seven people have appeared or will appear before District Judge James Edgcomb to answer for various charges. David L. Wetmore Jr., 43, of 46 Wetmore Lane, Tioga, faces charges of simple assault and harassment in connection with a domestic incident at the residence June 12. He was ...

5 people sentenced in Tioga County Court

WELLSBORO - Five people were sentenced in Tioga County Court on Wednesday.According to court documents, sentenced to county jail time were: Rodney P. Gilbert, 47, of Tioga, 30 days to 12 months for driving under the influence of intoxicants, 30 days electronic home monitoring, $750 fine, 12 ...

Mifflinburg man dies in 1-vehicle crash Sunday

MILTON - Mark E. Shallenberger, 54, of Mifflinburg, was killed in a one-vehicle crash Sunday night when his car went off the road and struck a bar on Route 405 in West Chillisquaque Township, state police said.Shallenberger, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car when it ...

4 in Tioga County are facing various charges

MANSFIELD Four people have either appeared before or will appear before District Judge James Carlson to face various charges.They are:Hervey F. Howell Jr., 31, of 1 Bridge St., Galeton, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver and possession ...

Driver treated after crash

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteThe driver of this Dodge Avenger, Kevin Saltsman, 25, of Williamsport, was treated the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries he suffered in a three-vehicle crash at Washington Boulevard and Penn Street about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, city police said. The ...

Gillett man, 51, charged in brother’s shooting death

TOWANDA - Daryl Lynn Barnes Jr., 51, of 33 Hillside Acres Trailer Court, Gillett, was charged by state police Wednesday in the shooting death of his brother, Fred Orson Barnes, 46, of Elmira, New York, Tuesday night.According to state police, at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, a physical altercation ...

Former postal worker allegedly embezzled over $11,000

The former lead sales and service associate at the South Williamsport Post Office was charged Tuesday with the alleged theft of $11,612 from the office, according to U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith of the state's Middle District.Starting in October 2014 and continuing through December, 2015, Lori ...