Police Fire and Court

Dismissal of charges against ex-PSU officials to stand

HARRISBURG (AP) - Prosecutors said Friday they will not appeal a ruling that threw out some of the most serious criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators related to their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.The attorney general's office announced it ...

Former Rendell aide pleading guilty in campaign cash sting

HARRISBURG (AP) - A onetime chief of staff to former Gov. Ed Rendell agreed in a court document filed Friday to plead guilty to wire fraud for pocketing thousands of dollars from a fake company set up by the FBI to investigate public corruption in Pennsylvania.John H. Estey collected $20,000 ...

11 accused of variety of criminal offenses

Eleven people have been charged with various offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Sarah Elizabeth Baier, 29, of 2416 Grand St.; city police; felony shoplifting after she was caught allegedly trying to steal $55 worth of merchandise from ...

Ex-cop jailed over locked computer in child-porn probe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Philadelphia police sergeant has spent seven months in solitary confinement after being held in contempt for failing to unlock his computers in a child-porn investigation.Computer privacy advocates argue that authorities have no right to force Francis Rawls to ...

11 people face charges for variety of offenses

Eleven people have been charged with various offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Bradley Dwayne Houseknecht, 46, of 98 Beaver Run Lane, Muncy Valley; simple assault, harassment and driving under the influence of intoxicants for allegedly ...

9 accused of drug offenses

Nine people have been charged with various drug offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Roger Lee Johnson, homeless, and Rayshard M. Johnson, 20, of 1643 Memorial Ave.; the county's Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent to delivery four bags of heroin and ...

Man dies when tree falls on him

WELLSBORO - A 49-year-old man was killed late Tuesday afternoon when a tree fell on top of him while he was cutting down trees on a property in Tioga County's Delmar Township, according to state Trooper Robert Evanchick.Craig Leroy Huck, of Wellsboro, was "cutting trees down with a chainsaw in ...

Man declines treatment after collision in the city

Harold P. Gardner II, 22, of 115 Gregg Run Road, Hughesville, declined treatment for injuries he suffered when his car and another driven by Wayne C. Perry Sr., of 2111 W. Third St., collided at West Third and Arch streets about 2 p.m. Wednesday, city police said.After the collision, Perry's ...

Tioga County Police & Court

8 people are charged with various offensesEight people have been charged with various offenses, according to Tioga County court records.Those charged and the police departments involved were: Jonathan Grant Reigner, 19, of Mansfield; Mansfield University police; possession of a small amount of ...

10 people are charged with various drug-related offenses

Ten people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Dominique Kennedy, 26, of Philadelphia, and Natesha Gladys Brown, 26, of 641 Fourth Ave.; the county's Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent ...

8 people are facing charges for various offenses

Eight people face criminal charges for various offenses, according to court records.Those charged and the police departments involved were Andrew Thomas Tubbs, 30, of 2206 Central Ave.; Old Lycoming Township police; felony theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy for allegedly stealing ...

Driver taken to hospital

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteThe driver of this Nissan Frontier pickup truck was taken to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries he suffered when he crashed into a series of mailboxes and a tree in the 200 block of Carey Hill Road in Upper Fairfield Township about ...

2 hurt in Monday crash identified

City police identified the two women injured in Monday afternoon's crash at West Third and Howard streets as Jennifer Herlocher, 60, and Barbara Reifsnyder, 70, both of Williamsport. The two declined treatment for minor injuries, police said.

2 injured in crash

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteBoth drivers of these cars declined treatment for injuries they suffered when the vehicles collided at West Third and Howard streets just before 3 p.m. Monday, city police said. The woman driving the Chevrolet Malibu at left suffered a knee injury, while the woman ...

12 charged with various offenses

Twelve people have been charged with a variety of offenses, according to court records.Those charged and the police departments involved are: Derrick Mendel Ponds, 27, of 230 Arlington St., South Williamsport; city police; in connection with a robbery on Sunday at 873 Memorial Ave.; jailed in ...

Cops: Woman threatened to burn down parents’ house

An 18-year-old city woman faces charges for stealing a license plate registered to her parents' car and then threatening to kill them by "burning down their house with them in it," state Trooper Jason Zachariah alleged in court papers.Katilyn Ashley-Marie Reynolds, of 2240 W. Fourth St., is ...

13 injured when porch deck collapses

HANEYVILLE - Thirteen people were injured, none seriously, on Saturday morning when a porch deck collapsed at the rear of a cabin that was being rented for the weekend by a group of fishermen from Columbia County, according to Haneyville Fire Chief William McCoy."We were called to a building ...

33 sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Thirty-three people recently were sentenced in Lycoming County Court, according to court documents.Three were sentenced to state prison. They are: Patrick A. White, 29, Philadelphia, 18 to 42 months with credit for possession with intent to deliver heroin. David G. Gehr, 53, 208 Pheasant Alley, ...

Man accused of stabbing

One man was locked up on assault-related charges while another was recovering in a hospital following a stabbing Thursday night in the 900 block of Arch Street, according to city police.Matthew Scott Bathurst, 28, of 927 Arch St., allegedly stabbed Jonathan Weigel three times with a pocket ...

6 charged with variety of offenses

Six people have been charged with various offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Jordan Michael Probst, 31, of 45 Back St., Montoursville; Old Lycoming Township police; felony theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy for allegedly ...