Police Fire and Court

6 cited for drug crimes

Six people have been charged with various drug offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Justin Michael Hummel, 21, of Lock Haven; Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police; possession of 30 grams of marijuana, six bags of "molly" and 8 grams of mushrooms in the 14000 block of ...

South Side man accused of stealing jewelry from homes

A self-employed contractor from South Williamsport has been arrested on charges of allegedly stealing more than $10,000 worth of jewelry from four Williamsport-area homes that were burglarized between June 30 and mid-July, according to state Trooper Daniel Switzer.The accused burglar, Jonathan ...

Police: Motorist in Route 87 crash on drugs, combative

A Bradford County motorist faces assault-related charges after he became "combative" with a paramedic who was trying to help him following a one-vehicle crash on Route 87 in Montoursville in late May, state police alleged in court papers.Jeremy Mark Marshall, 26, of Wyalusing, also has been ...

5 charged with various crimes

Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Warren Eugene Cisney, 40, of Orbisonia, Huntingdon County; Montoursville police; recklessly endangering for allegedly struggling briefly with officers as they disarmed him of a ...

14 people sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Fourteen individuals recently were sentenced in Lycoming County Court, according to court documents.One was sentenced to state prison. He is: Rodney A. Wilson, 34, 565 Memorial Ave., 24 to 48 months with credit for time served for persons not to possess firearms, possession with intent to ...

20 charged with various drug-related offenses

Twenty people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records.Those charged and the police departments involved were: Marvin Eugene McFarland, 41, of 912 Wayne Ave.; state police; delivery of cocaine and related offenses for allegedly selling the controlled substance to ...

8 people facing charges in Elkland District Court

ELKLAND - Eight people either have appeared or will appear for various charges before District Judge James Edgcomb.They are: Brooke M. Draper, 30, of 238 Bear Creek Road, Tioga, faces charges of terroristic threats and harassment after she allegedly left a threatening phone message on June 30. ...

Condition of crash victim is upgraded to serious

The medical condition of Karen L. Rupp, 47, of Ralston, has been upgraded from critical to serious, a nursing supervisor at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville said Thursday night.Rupp was injured when she lost control of her Jeep Cherokee that crashed into a tree on Route 14 near her home in ...

Crews check out cloud from trash truck

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteMembers of the Clinton County Hazardous Materials Response team inspect the back of a trash truck in the 200 block of Charles Street in South Williamsport about 9:30 a.m. Thursday after a white cloud was seen coming from the back of the truck. The cloud appeared soon ...

Another person caught up in Route 15 crash dies of injuries

BLOSSBURG - Last week's five-vehicle pileup in the southbound lanes of Route 15 has claimed a second life, state police confirmed.Harold "Don" Whipple, 33, of Williamsport, died Wednesday at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, where he was admitted with critical injuries he suffered in the ...

Fire at city building extinguished

Two city firefighters exit a building at the Williamsport Steel Container complex, 360 Arch St., after a fire involving a large commercial oven was extinguished about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, fire officials said. All employees already had evacuated the 100-by-300-foot building when firefighters ...

Cops: Man is found passed out at the wheel with toddler in his car

A Snyder County man faces charges after he consumed a drug and passed out Tuesday morning at the wheel of his Jeep Cherokee with his 18-month-old son in the back seat, city police said.While driving, Steven R. Cousins, 26, of Freeburg, became "unresponsive" in his vehicle and blocked traffic at ...

Drunken driving alleged of 20 motorists

Twenty motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Lisa Mary Pye, 46, of Morrisville; state police in the 12000 block of Route 287 in Cogan House Township on July 12. Matthew Aaron ...

Tioga County Police & Court

10 sentenced in Tioga County CourtWELLSBORO - Ten people were sentenced in Tioga County Court recently.According to court documents, sentenced to state prison was: Merle S. Cole, 30, of Wellsboro, 30 months to 60 months for driving under the influence of intoxicants, $1,500 fine, 18 months ...

Fire damages township home a year after blaze

Exactly a year after a fire displaced a Loyalsock Township couple, another blaze has damaged the same home.The family residing at 1720 Liberty Drive was displaced by a fire that began in the basement of their home early Monday morning, Loyalsock Township Volunteer Fire Co. Assistant Chief ...

2 hurt after head-on crash

JERSEY SHORE - Two motorists were treated for injuries after a head-on collision around 1:45 p.m. Monday afternoon, police said.A vehicle carrying two males traveling north and a vehicle driven by a woman traveling south collided on Thomas Street at the intersection with Railroad Street, said ...

Woman had planned to leave her husband on day family found dead

SINKING SPRING (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman found dead alongside her husband and three children in an apparent murder-suicide had told friends on social media that she planned to leave him.Megan Short alleged abuse and posted on Facebook that she needed help moving out of the family's Sinking ...

Death sentence in Lock Haven case is tossed

LOCK HAVEN (AP) - The only woman on Pennsylvania's death row had her sentence thrown out by a judge who cited inadequate representation at her trial in the 2003 hatchet killing of her World War II-veteran neighbor.Clinton County Senior Judge Michael Williamson sentenced Shonda Walter, 37, to ...

Suspects in home invasion arrested

Within minutes after an off-duty state trooper spotted a parked Mercedes SUV that matched the description of the getaway vehicle used in Friday's home invasion in Eldred Township, Rudolf Peter Stark and Brenda Lee Sterner were arrested and charged with allegedly committing the crime.The couple, ...