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7 people face various charges

Seven people are facing charges for various offenses filed by area police agencies.They are: Christopher Phillips Miller, 56, of 2660 Route 287, Trout Run; state police; simple assault and harassment for allegedly assaulting Lisa Mary Pye in the 12000 block of Route 287 in Cogan House Township ...

Woman injured in a 2-vehicle accident in city

Tammy Woytowiez, 44, of Williamsport, was treated at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle accident at Washington Boulevard and Franklin Street about noon Thursday, city police said.She was a passenger in a car driven by Edward Hortz, of Altoona, ...

Man allegedly threatens brother-in-law with rifle

After allegedly threatening his brother-in-law with a rifle on Wednesday morning, 47-year-old Sheldon Louis Robinson was taken into custody without incident at his West Fourth Street apartment, according to city Patrolman Donald Barrett.Police allege Robinson, of 729 W. Fourth St., stepped out ...

Woman faces assault charges after hit-run report

WELLSBORO - Julie L. Sherman, 46, of 19 Cone St., Apt. A, Wellsboro, faces charges of aggravated assault, harassment, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after police responded to a report of a hit-and-run vehicle versus pedestrian accident.According to documents filed ...

Philly man arrested in city after a brief chase

Motorist Anthony William Scott saw the unmarked police cruiser's emergency lights behind him and heard the vehicle's siren, but the 27-year-old Philadelphia man had no intentions of stopping even though he ran a stop sign at Park Avenue and Wildwood Boulevard in the city.Afraid he would be ...

13 people sentenced in Tioga County Court

WELLSBORO - Thirteen people were sentenced in Tioga County Court recently.Sentenced to jail time were: Jason Kurzejewski, 38, of Wellsboro, 361 days to five years in jail for driving under the influence of intoxicants, credit for 361 days time served, $1,500 fine, 30 hours community service, 18 ...

3 facing various charges

WELLSBORO - Three people have appeared or will appear before District Judge Rob Repard to face various charges. Karen N. Specht, 31, of Philadelphia, faces charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants following a traffic stop on East Avenue in the borough May 29. She was issued a ...

16 face drug charges

Sixteen people have been charged with various drug offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Kim Jude Veverka, 45, and Felicia Lynn Weinhardt, 26, both of 45 Back St., Montoursville; the county's Narcotics Enforcement; possession with intent to deliver three bags of ...

6 people charged with DUI

Six motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances. Those charged and the police departments involve were: Adam Eric Erdly, 40, of 71 Broad St., Montgomery; state police following a crash at Route 405 and Sherwood Drive in Clinton Township ...

IDs of crash victims released

RALSTON - The two people injured in the one-vehicle crash on Rock Run Road on Monday were brothers from the Bellefonte area, according to Rich Glinski, district forester for the Loyalsock State Forest.One brother was 23 while the other was 16, Glinski and emergency responders said."The driver ...

State says 865 taxpayers’ data was on stolen laptop

HARRISBURG (AP) - The state Department of Revenue is mailing letters to 865 taxpayers to let them know their personal information wasn't properly secured on a laptop that's been stolen.The department said Tuesday that it is informing the victims about free credit monitoring services and fraud ...

Police dog left in hot car during training exercise dies

BELLEFONTE (AP) - Pennsylvania prison officials are investigating the death of a drug-detecting police dog left in a hot vehicle for 2 1/2 hours during a training exercise.The state Department of Corrections says the 2-year-old yellow Labrador named Totti was left in the vehicle July 7 at the ...

State overdose deaths jump 23 percent to 3,383 in 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reports drug overdoses have climbed across Pennsylvania.Data collected from coroners' reports show a more than 23 percent jump in deaths statewide, from 2,742 in 2014 to 3,383 last year.In 2014, Pennsylvania was one of the 10 states ...

Man gets 20 to 40 years in death of man

GREENSBURG (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in the shooting death of a man in his friend's driveway almost three years ago. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that 57-year-old Lee Atwood pleaded guilty Monday in Westmoreland County Court to third-degree ...

Infant dies in crash in Bradford County

TOWANDA - An infant died Sunday in a car crash on the "Golden Mile" in Wysox.According to state police, the child was a passenger in a 2007 Dodge Charger traveling north on Route 187, Wysox Township, when the driver failed to stop at a red light at the intersection with Route 6.The Charger ...

Crash victim out of hospital

Damian Abbott, 22, of Lewisburg, critically injured in the one-car crash that occurred on the Market Street bridge at the on-ramp to Interstate 180 West in the city has been discharged from the hospital, a nursing supervisor at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, said Sunday night.A ...

18 sentenced in Lycoming County Court

Eighteen individuals recently were sentenced in Lycoming County Court, according to court documents.Five were sentenced to state prison. They are: Kevin Watson, 29, Philadelphia, two to four years with credit for time served for possession with intent to deliver heroin. Shawn D. Thomas, 23, 770 ...

2 are injured in crash

Two people were injured when this Jeep Patriot went over a 20-foot embankment and hit tree on Rock Run Road in the Rock Run Valley of the Loyalsock State Forest in Ralston about 5:45 p.m. Monday, according to emergency responders. The driver and his male passenger were able to get out on their ...

Police: Homes burglarized

State police are looking for two men who are wanted for breaking into two Loyalsock Township homes and attempting to burglarize a third during a four-day period last week.All three properties were in a residential neighborhood that covered several blocks between Pennsylvania Avenue and ...

City man arrested after he allegedly kidnapped daughter, 9

The U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force arrested a 52-year-old Williamsport man this week on a charge of kidnapping after he allegedly failed to return a girl to the custody of her mother in Virginia.Jesse Keller was arrested Tuesday in the 400 block of Hepburn Street by task force ...