Police Fire and Court

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 ...

Sex offender taken into custody

A former McIntyre Township man allegedly failed to register as a sex offender and was picked up by U.S. Marshals fugitive task force, said U.S. Marshal Martin Pane.Kirk White, 31, who had listed addresses in the township in northern Lycoming County and in York, was convicted April 18, 2014, of ...

State teen guilty of bringing gun, ammo to school

BELLEFONTE (AP) - A former student has pleaded guilty to bringing an assault rifled and ammunition to the Christian high school he attended.Cody Confer, 18, of Bellefonte, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of possessing a weapon on school property. He'll be sentenced Aug. 23 and county ...

Cops: Ex-councilman stole media passes, vouchers for DNC

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former city councilman from Harrisburg is accused of stealing parking passes and food vouchers from a media logistics operation for the Democratic National Convention.Philadelphia prosecutors say Brad Koplinski also was found to have the stolen Republican National ...

Police: Dump truck driver says he has bomb, smashes FBI gate

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A dump truck driver who said he had a bomb deliberately smashed his truck through a security gate of the FBI's offices on Tuesday, but no bomb was found and there appeared to be no connection to terrorism, authorities said.The driver, Thomas Richard Ross, of New Waterford, ...

Man wounded in shooting in DuBoistown

A DuBoistown man was in custody following a shooting that occurred at his home Tuesday night and resulted in his son-in-law suffering a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, according to borough police Sgt. Roy Snyder."This was a domestic situation," Snyder said, adding police still were trying ...

Storm downs trees, knocks out power

A severe thunderstorm pounded the region late Monday afternoon, knocking out power to several hundred people in the county, according to PPL spokeswoman Carol Obando-DerstineOne of the hardest hit areas was the Warrensville Road neighborhood of Loyalsock Township, where nearly a half a dozen ...