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Driver treated after crash

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteThe driver of this Dodge Avenger, Kevin Saltsman, 25, of Williamsport, was treated the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for injuries he suffered in a three-vehicle crash at Washington Boulevard and Penn Street about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, city police said. The ...

Gillett man, 51, charged in brother’s shooting death

TOWANDA - Daryl Lynn Barnes Jr., 51, of 33 Hillside Acres Trailer Court, Gillett, was charged by state police Wednesday in the shooting death of his brother, Fred Orson Barnes, 46, of Elmira, New York, Tuesday night.According to state police, at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, a physical altercation ...

Former postal worker allegedly embezzled over $11,000

The former lead sales and service associate at the South Williamsport Post Office was charged Tuesday with the alleged theft of $11,612 from the office, according to U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith of the state's Middle District.Starting in October 2014 and continuing through December, 2015, Lori ...

Police: Mifflin Place shooting victim ‘less than forthcoming’

As city police continue their investigation into Monday's shooting in the 300 block of Mifflin Place, the gunshot victim has been "guarded with the information" he has shared with investigators about the incident, Assistant Police Chief Tim Miller confirmed Tuesday."We believe he has been less ...

15 people face drug-related charges

Fifteen people have been charged with various drug offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Kyiem Bradshaw, 19, of 1921 W. Fourth St.; the county's Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent to deliver two bags of crack cocaine and ...

8 sentenced in Tioga County Court

WELLSBORO - Eight people were sentenced in Tioga County Court Friday.According to court documents, sentenced to state prison time were: Roy P. Wood, 33, of Wellsboro, 16 t0 72 months in jail for possession of a controlled substance, credit for 56 days time served; for a second count of ...

6 face variety of charges

Six people face charges for various offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Rory McCormick Soha, 31, of 1160 Rural Ave.; state police; terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment for allegedly putting his wife, Lindsay, in a headlock ...

Area man dies in 15-foot fall from porch

A South Williamsport area man was killed Saturday night when he fell head-first more than 15 feet off his back porch, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr.Shane Lapp, 55, of 2269 Sylvan Dell Road, Armstrong Township, was pronounced dead at the scene of serious head ...

Porch damaged by fire

PHILIP A. HOLMES/Sun-GazetteCity fire Platoon Chief Russ Clemons photographs the damage left by a porch fire that a passerby discovered at the rear of 2513 Linn St. about 6 p.m. Monday. City Patrolman Donald Barrett was the first on the scene and knocked down most of the fire with a portable ...

11 charged with DUI

Eleven motorists have been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Calvin Daniel Bower, 46, of 2499 Route 973 West, Cogan Station; the county's DUI Task Force in the 9300 block of Lycoming Creek ...

Police cite 10 people

Ten people have been charged with various offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Melissa Renee Spong, 28, of 2218 W. Fourth St.; city police; aggravated assault and harassment for allegedly kicking a paramedic in the face in an ambulance ...

Second gun shop in area broken into

For the second night in a row, a gun shop in the region was burglarized.An undetermined number of firearms was stolen overnight Friday from Sauers Trading Post and Gunshop, 1100 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport, borough Police Chief Robert Hetner said."The front window was smashed and ...

Man is charged after teller robbed in Mill Hall

MILL HALL - A Cumberland County man has been locked up on charges of allegedly robbing a teller at the M&T Bank at 283 Hogan Blvd. and fleeing with about $1,100, according to state police.Warren Dean Pletcher, 28, of Camp Hill, approached a teller "with a note demanding currency in ...

Ceiling height of concern at manslaughter trial

On the third day of an involuntary manslaughter trial regarding the death of an 18-month-old boy, the defense focused on the height of the ceiling in the bedroom where the toddler was injured.Brandon Hoffman, 21, of Jersey Shore, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the ...

Call to city police yields arrest

A patron at the Choice Store on Washington Boulevard spotted a suspicious-looking man outside the business late Thursday night and knew something was wrong, so he called city police.The man was wearing "a dark hooded sweatshirt" with the hood over his head along with "dark footwear, dark ...

Wellsboro police looking for person who robbed market

WELLSBORO - Police are searching for the person who robbed the Acorn Market at gunpoint early Friday morning.According to borough police Chief Jim Bodine, just after 3 a.m. a man entered the store "brandishing a revolver." There were three employees in the store at the time. The store is open ...

4 people are sentenced in Tioga County

WELLSBORO - Four people were sentenced Wednesday in Tioga County Court.Sentenced to Tioga County Prison was: Ryan V. Arena, 26, of Wellsboro, one month to 23 months for criminal trespass, concurrent with a second sentence of 40-90 days in jail for disorderly conduct, plus a $300 fine.Sentenced ...

City street construction schedule for next week

The following street projects are expected to start or continue Monday and may impact traffic patterns: Gas main replacement on West Third Street, between Grier and Park streets. Gas main replacement on Vine Avenue in the area of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Vine Avenue closed ...

Local man pleads guilty in June 2015 rape case

David Bair, 25, 19 E. Creek Road, Cogan Station, pleaded guilty last Friday to rape in Lycoming County Court.The plea agreement included incarceration of 4 to 6 1/2 years in state prison, but that is subject to change at sentencing.The agreement was reached through A. Melissa Kalaus, assistant ...

Man says he blacked out

HUGHESVILLE - Fourteen hours after he slammed his pickup truck, while allegedly drunk, into a parked car during a brief high-speed pursuit with borough police, 45-year-old Colin Evan Whitmoyer had no recall of the chase or crash."I don't remember it at all. I blacked out," Whitmoyer, of ...