Police Fire and Court

Recent divorces

Judges in Lycoming County recently granted the following divorces: Russel Allen Ramin and Angela Renee Ramin Candy T. Eberlin and David Eberlin Desiree Geer and David Wesley Geer Sr. Daniel E. Paulhamus and Jody L. Paulhamus Charlene Plants and Joseph Plants Linda D. Rhein and Steven M. ...

Power outages reported after storms

About 2,000 PPL customers were without electricity Monday night after thunderstorms packing heavy winds blew through Lycoming County.Most of the customers were in the Montgomery and Elimsport areas, where downed electrical wires and trees and other damage were reported.Other power outages were ...

Police Blotter

Jersey Shore man charged in sexual assault of girlA Jersey Shore man was arrested in the sexual assault of a girl over the weekend.Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police said they arrested Ricky D. Pittenger Jr., 36, on charges of indecent assault and corruption of minors.Police said they had ...

Guilty verdict in nightclub shooting

With six bullets fired, five victims shot and one suspect charged, the four-day attempted homicide trial for Michael Spencer ended with a verdict of guilty from the jury.Spencer, 34 of Philadelphia, was accused of shooting five people outside the Club Imbibe on Pine Street after a fight broke ...

Teenager wants to plead guilty, mentally ill in school stabbings

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A teen who slashed and stabbed 20 fellow high school students and a security guard wants to plead guilty but mentally ill.Alex Hribal's attorney filed the document Friday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review first reported.Defense attorney Patrick Thomassey has acknowledged Hribal ...

Girl, 2, believed to have drowned in home’s pool

State police and the Lycoming County Coroner's Office are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl who was believed to have drowned late Thursday afternoon in an above-ground pool at a home in the 2700 block of Mountain Road in Upper Fairfield Township.Firefighters and paramedics were ...

Several crashes around county result in injuries

At least a half a dozen accidents occurred in the county on Thursday, including a two-car crash in the construction zone of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 180, just west of Indian Park in Montoursville at about 3 p.m.Three people were injured when a westbound car driven by Rodney Wertz, ...

Police still investigating DuBoistown shooting

No charges have been filed in connection with Tuesday night's shooting in DuBoistown that sent a man in his 40s to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville with a gunshot wound to his shoulder, according to borough Police Chief Norm Hager."We're trying to get to the bottom of what happened. We're ...

Man faces charges after January crash

ELIMSPORT - A Northumberland County man faces charges after he crashed his pickup truck on Route 44 while under the influence of heroin, according to state Trooper Adam Kirk.Kevin Roy Guisewhite, 25, of Watsontown, has been charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, ...

2 injured when pickup slams into parked SUV

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteTwo women when injured when a pickup truck slammed into this parked Chevrolet Suburban in the 300 block of South Main Street in Hughesville about 11 a.m. Thursday, borough Police Chief Rodney Smith said. Moments before the crash, the driver of the Suburban, Celina ...

Defendant: I lied when I confessed

After a video recording was played before the jury of Michael Spencer, who faces attempted homicide charges, confessing to being the shooter, Spencer testified he was lying in the confession.Spencer, 34, of Williamsport, faces attempted homicide and other charges regarding a shooting that ...

11 charged with various drug offenses

Eleven people are charged with various drug offenses.Those charged and the police departments involved are: Cynthia Christine Saint John, 46, of Pearl River, New York; state police; possession of three bags of heroin and 25 pills of a narcotic without prescription on Saegers Station Road, ...

7 people are charged with various offenses

Seven people have been charged with various offenses, according to court records.Those charged and the police departments involved are: Ronald Paul Wert Jr., 36, of 1138 Fairview Road, Unityville; state police; simple assault and harassment following a disturbance with his wife, Katie, at the ...

Regal Movie Theater worker charged in thefts

PENNSDALE - A custodial worker at the Regal Movie Theater at the Lycoming Mall was arrested this week on charges of allegedly stealing a fellow employee's wallet as well as failing to return two wallets that customers had misplaced in the theater, according to Muncy Township police.On at least ...

Official: Rainfall needed to quench 30-acre fire

ENGLISH CENTER - It will likely take a considerable downpour to extinguish a wildfire that investigators believe was sparked Sunday morning by lightning and has consumed about 30 acres of private land, according to Jeff Prowant, of the state Bureau of Forest.The fire, much of it on steep and ...

Montgomery woman is injured in a 3-vehicle crash

Patsy J. Hughes, 49, of Montgomery, was injured in a three-vehicle accident on Route 405 in Muncy Creek Township about 7:15 p.m. Saturday, state police said.Besides Hughes, the other two drivers were Ronald W. Hembury, of Muncy, and Thomas E. Lilly, of Hughesville, police said.Concerning ...

Tioga County Police & Court

Tioga man busted over meth-making materialsMANSFIELD - Keith A. Monroe Jr., of 47 Coleman St., Tioga, was charged by state police with purchasing items used to make methamphetamine.According to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson's office, Monroe went into the Richmond Township ...

Illegal immigrant convicted on heroin charge found in Clinton County

A grand jury in U.S. Middle District Court in Scranton indicted a man who unlawfully entered the U.S. after his conviction on a conspiracy involving possession and distribution of a bit over 2 pounds of heroin.Marcos Osorio Villalba was discovered in Clinton County on July 2, according to court ...

Mill Hall man jailed on $150,000 bail

JERSEY SHORE - A Clinton County man already charged with sending a threatening text to another man and woman now has been incarcerated for allegedly texting additional threatening messages to the couple, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police said in court papers.Claiming he was going "to go out in ...

Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompting pleas

DALLAS (AP) - The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead for vigilance and warn parents that it can happen to anyone."It just breaks your ...