Police Fire and Court

2nd person charged in death of professor found in quarry

STATE COLLEGE (AP) - A woman has been charged along with a man in the death of a Penn State professor who police say was pushed off a cliff at a quarry and fell 80 feet.Danelle Geier, 32, of Lemont, was arraigned Saturday night on charges of first- and third-degree murder, conspiracy, ...

Officials ID 3 men killed after boat ran aground

RIMERSBURG (AP) - Authorities have released the names of three men who died after a boat ran aground and overturned on the Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania.Clarion County officials said the three died and an elderly man was injured when the 21-foot boat apparently ran onto the riverbank ...

State in Brief

5 injured, 2 critically, in Philadelphia firePHILADELPHIA (AP) - Five people have been injured in a house fire in Philadelphia.It happened Sunday evening in the city's Germantown neighborhood.Officials say two victims are in critical condition. The conditions of the remaining victims were not ...

Woman accused of manslaughter released

The woman who was charged for the death a 4-year-old girl after leaving her in a car for hours has been released.Brittany Renee Borgess, 28, of 2630 Highland Ave., South Williamsport was released from Lycoming County Prison on 10 percent of her $95,000 bail shortly after being charged Thursday ...

5 people charged with drug-related offenses

Five people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Tyree Jamel Rucker, 19, of Philadelphia; city police; possession of a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia at the 400 block of Campbell Street on ...

Cops: Missing professor pushed to his death

STATE COLLEGE (AP) - The body of a Penn State professor who's been missing for a week has been found in a quarry, and police said Friday they've charged a man with luring him there under the ruse they'd harvest marijuana plants but instead pushed him off an 80-foot cliff.The remains of Ronald ...

Man sentenced for involvement with Club Imbibe shooting

Adrian N. Stafford, 36, 1536 Scott St., was sentenced to 71 days to four years with credit for time served in state prison for hindering apprehension and obstruction of justice for his involvement with the Club Imbibe shooting in April 2015.Stafford testified during the recent trial of Michael ...

2 men allegedly distributed heroin in county

Two men allegedly were transporting 107 bags of heroin when they were stopped on Interstate 80 at the junction of Interstate 180 recently by authorities.Shakeen Asmar Taylor and Jarrett Craddock have pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin and distribution of the ...

56 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Fifty-six individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents.Eight were sentenced to state prison. They are: Kyiem Bradshaw, 19, 1921 W. Fourth St., nine to 30 months with credit for time served for delivery of a controlled substance cocaine, ...

9 charged by police with various drug offenses

Nine people have been charged with various drug offenses.Those charged and the police departments involve are: Maryann Tagliaferri, 33, of 1678 Taylor Place; the county's Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent to deliver 10 bags of heroin and related offenses in the 1500 block of ...

9 individuals are charged with various criminal offenses

Nine people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records.Those charged and the police departments involved are: Christopher A. Cruz, 25, of Rockaway Beach, New York, along with Tylique E. Samuel, 20, and Nyshifah B. Baley, 23, both of Brooklyn, New York; ...

Man’s preliminary hearing waived

JERSEY SHORE - Colin James Best, 31, of 236 Bubb Lane, waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges of invasion of privacy and illegal possession of sexual materials, but Tiadaghton Valley Regional police withdrew one count of illegal use a communication device.The charges stem from an ...

Former Liberty secretary charged with taking funds

WELLSBORO - Jeanaryl B. Likens, 37, of 270 Vail Town Road, Liberty, was charged by state police with five counts of theft and one count of receiving stolen property after she allegedly took $28,133 belonging to Liberty Borough while she was its secretary/treasurer.According to documents filed ...

Witness aids in arrest of shoplifting suspect

MUNCY - A witness is credited with helping state police nab alleged shoplifter Howard Wilson Mathews after the 51-year-old city man stole two large boxes of lawn furniture outside the Weis Market on East Penn Street in Muncy Creek Township about 11:50 p.m. June 17.After alerting store employees ...

11 drivers face DUI charges by area police

Eleven motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances.Those charged and the police departments involved were: Ralph F. Marks, 81, of 774 Dr. Poust Road, Hughesville; state police following a crash in the 100 block of John Brady Drive in ...

3 charged with various offenses

Three people have been charges with various offenses.Those charged and the police departments involved were: Brian Bird, 42, of 101 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville, Montoursville police; simple assault and harassment for allegedly assaulting wife Cathy with a lamp during disturbance at the ...

13 people are sentenced in Tioga County Court

WELLSBORO - Thirteen people were sentenced in Tioga County Court this week.According to court documents, sentenced to state prison time were:Damien R. McCaslin, 22, of Mills, state intermediate program including intensive drug treatment for forgery, and for driving under the influence of ...

4 people face various charges

WELLSBORO - Four people either have appeared or will appear before District Judge Rob Repard or District Judge James Carlson to face various charges.David S. Bowser, 60, of 655 Putman Road, Wellsboro, faces charges of simple assault and harassment in connection with a domestic incident at the ...

Worker hurt at gas well pad site

LIBERTY - A natural gas worker suffered injuries Friday morning in an incident at a gas well pad off of Route 15 in Jackson Township, according to Liberty Fire Chief Todd Zimmerman."There was no fire or explosion," Zimmerman said.Routine maintenance was being done on a section of pipe that was ...

Charges against city man tossed

Stating there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations, District Judge Christian Frey threw out all city police charges against Sheldon Louis Robinson, 47, of 729 W. Fourth St., following a preliminary hearing.Frey dismissed charges of terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and ...