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Man faces trial on alleged drug deliveries, firearms violations

A trial is being scheduled in U.S. Middle District Court for a convicted felon accused of distributing heroin and other drugs and using firearms out of an Old Lycoming Township home. Zakhary Wayne Pryer, of 2054 Mahaffey Lane, faces a nine-count indictment, according to George J. Rocktashel, ...

24 sentenced in Lycoming County

Twenty-four people were recently sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Two people were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Robert C. Steele, 49, of Muncy, 14 to 60 months, $1,500 fine, drug & alcohol assessment, and DUI education for DUI. • Chastity Carver, of Lycoming County ...

Hit and run driver nabbed shortly after crashing into utility pole

Minutes after he fled from a city policewoman in the 600 block of Walnut Street Wednesday night, motorist Earl Taylor crashed the van he was driving at Sixth Avenue and High Street, city police said. Taylor bailed out of the 2001 Chrysler Voyager and ran east toward Fifth Avenue, police were ...

Few new details emerge in case concerning legs

A recent update from Pennsylvania State Police denotes the woman whose legs were found along the north shore (city side) of the Susquehanna River on May 11 was white and was believed to be to 5 feet 6 inches tall. Police said the victim’s race and height were determined following an ...

Constables, sheriff lawsuit moved behind closed doors

Two state constables and Lycoming County Sheriff Mark Lusk went before a judge Monday in a closed hearing regarding the constables’ lawsuit against the sheriff’s office. One lawsuit is filed in county court while two others are filed in federal courts. The constables allege Lusk violated ...

Living room outlet fire displaces family of four

An electrical outlet in the living room of Michael Moyle and Nefertiti New, 527 Wolf Place in Williamsport, caught fire at about 11:15 a.m. Monday, displacing the couple and their two toddlers. They are staying with New’s family members. The home was rented from Derreck Cimini. The couple ...

Man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

A Lycoming Township man pleaded guilty in Lycoming County Court Monday to 11 counts of possession of child pornography. James R. Protasio, 66, of 3675 Linn St., faces a state prison term of 36 to 96 months. Investigators with the Child Predator Division of the state attorney general’s ...

Five charged with various crimes in Lycoming County

Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Emily R. Clark, 29, of 1505 Martins Road, Linden; Tiadaghton Valley Regional police; simple assault, after allegedly striking her ...

Tree falls, kills man

RENOVO — A man was killed by a falling tree in Clinton County during Saturday afternoon’s storms, state police at Lamar said. Elmer Stoltzfus, 40, of Parkesburg, died when the tree fell on him, said Trooper Kimberly Patterson. The tree fell during a thunderstorm that moved through at ...

Fuel spill cleaned at residence

JERSEY SHORE — About 200 gallons of fuel oil had to be cleaned up when it spilled from a tank at a residence on South Main Street, fire officials said. The fuel oil spilled out of the tank at an apartment that was being demolished at 441 S. Main St. at 1 p.m. Sunday, officials said. The ...

Former constables sue sheriff alleging protected speech violation

Two former constables recently filed a federal lawsuit alleging their former supervisor, Lycoming County Sheriff Mark Lusk, violated their constitutional right to free speech. Two other cases are in the county court. They include a declaratory judgment pending from a judge that may set case ...

Alleged drug deliveryman to await judge’s ruling

A federal court judge will decide whether a Galeton man was involved in a conspiracy to distribute oxycontin and fentanyl to users and sellers of heroin to buy more heroin. Chief U.S. Middle District Judge Christopher C. Conner will decide whether David Piaquadio is guilty following a two-day ...

‘Serious’ collision leaves one injured

Two vehicles crashed in a head-on collision around 7:55 p.m. Thursday at the 5600 block along Route 220 across from Henry’s BBQ. A silver Toyota Sienna, pictured, was traveling southbound on Route 220 and a black Ford Focus was traveling northbound while getting in the left lane to turn. The ...

Two face drug charges

After two people were taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon, members of Lycoming County’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit seized several pounds of marijuana and a large amount of suspected drug money at the couple’s South Williamsport home. The arrests of Cory Blee, 40, and Heather Longo, ...

Woman’s death remains under investigation

TROUT RUN - It will be several weeks before investigators are prepared to give a definitive cause of death on Kellie L. Hill, 54, of Trout Run, an apparent drowning victim, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. Hill was found dead in her family’s pool on Route 14, ...

31 sentenced in Lycoming County

Thirty-one people recently were sentenced in Lycoming County Court. Two were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Anthony Potter, 27, of Jersey Shore, 24 to 60 months, 36 months probation, $1,000 fine, drug & alcohol assessment, DUI education, and 100 hours community service for ...

Police investigate gunfire on I-180

During some sort of disturbance early Saturday morning on Interstate 180 between Market Street and the Faxon interchange, a gun may have been fired from a vehicle, state police said Monday. “It is believed the disturbance involved gunfire from a dark sedan that was traveling east on ...

Kitchen fire leaves 5 homeless

Two DuBoistown firefighters entered 214 Gordon St. where a kitchen fire erupted about 2:45 p.m. Monday. Borough and Williamsport firefighters responded to the home and put out the fire, but not before flames from the stove spread to overhead cupboards. DuBoistown Police Chief Norm Hager arrived ...

12 charged with various crimes

Twelve people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Dakota Taylor, 24, of 912 Diamond St.; the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent to deliver cocaine and related ...