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Failure to remove snow can lead to $200 minimum fine

While it’s not been a snowy winter thus far — and likely will not become any snowier this week — city officials are warning residents and businesses that not removing snow from sidewalks in a certain time period can land them with a $200 fine. “The ordinance allows for 24 hours after ...

20-40 years in prison for homicide conviction

A Philadelphia man recently pled guilty to a 2017 robbery and homicide along West Third Street and was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in state prison. Jameir R. Hines, 25, was also sentenced to complete a mental health assessment, a drug and alcohol assessment and an anger management ...

School Board Association to help JSASD find superintendent

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School Board approved a contract with the Pennsylvania School Board Association to conduct a comprehensive superintendent search to fill the position left vacant by the retirement of Dr. Jill Wenrich, the current superintendent. Wenrich’s retirement is ...

Hines is candidate for 84th District House

LINDEN — David Hines, of Linden, has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the State House seat in the 84th Legislative District. Hines, a longtime resident of the area, Hines is a veteran of working with all levels of government, and has 20 years of experience working with ...

Waltz seeks nomination for 76th District House

LOCK HAVEN — Joe Waltz, 68, of Lock Haven, has announced his candidacy for the 76th District State House seat. He will be seeking the Democratic nomination in the April 28 Primary election. Waltz will be holding an official campaign kick-off event at Avenue 209 Coffee Shop, 209 Bellefonte ...

Volunteers seek homeless for annual assessment

As the temperature started going down late Wednesday afternoon and darkness approached, groups of people searched possible sites in local communities where the homeless might be preparing to spend the night as part of the national Point In Time Count. The PIT count as its called, is ...

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter die in helicopter crash

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant died in a helicopter crash ...

Survivor turns 100 on Remembrance Day

RAKEK, Slovenia (AP) — For Marija Frlan it’s as symbolic as it can get: A survivor of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, the Slovenian woman turns 100 years old on Monday, the international Holocaust Remembrance Day. Frlan, who was held at the Nazi’s Ravensbrueck camp in ...

Prolific sci-fi writer was inspired by Williamsport

It was April 1947 when a story entitled “Time and Time Again” appeared in Astounding Science Fiction magazine. The tale begins in 1976 as Allan Hartley, a captain in the military, “quantum leaped” back into his 13-year-old self in 1945. His father was a lawyer named Blake Hartley. ...

Teenagers, adopted as infants from China, reflect on family

Sitting at a table in the lounge of the Wheel Inn Club in Roaring Branch, Hannah Myers and Ali Koval acted just like any two normal teenagers catching up on lost time after a busy fall sports season. Yet, this is no ordinary friendship. Nearly 16 years ago and 7,500 miles away, they laid in ...

Crash leaves 1 dead, 6 injured

One person was killed and six others, including two minors, were injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred when Holly Moyer, 62, of Cogan Station, lost control of her 2012 Ford Escape on Saturday morning and slammed into a tree on Pleasant Valley Road, about three miles west of Warrensville, ...

South officials eye economic growth projects

A medical facility and an upscale 29-unit apartment complex are among projects potentially eyed for South Williamsport. “Our borough council in 2019 amended the zoning ordinance to provide for medical office building as a permitted use in the borough industrial district,” said Steven W. ...

Charley Brooking: ‘All you thought about was doing your duty’

Charley Brooking spent the latter part of World War II on a PT boat, cruising the treacherous waters of the Pacific ocean, fighting the Japanese. “PT boats were involved with every major landing with the Navy,” he said proudly. Brooking, 92, reflected on his Naval career, which ...

Watsontown man sentenced for sexually abusing minors

A Watsontown man was sentenced Thursday to up to 46 years in prison for sexually abusing children, according to the Lycoming County District Attorney’s office. James Watson Lewis, 33, pled guilty on Oct. 1, 2019, to charges of involuntary sexual deviance with a child, corruption of minors ...

Council president gives tips after protest at meeting

Chants of “business as usual, it ain’t gonna happen,” echoed inside City Council chambers Thursday night. The din forced the hand of the council president to relocate the meeting and block access to a group noisily advocating for access to city meetings. Nothing was out of ordinary, ...

MLK Dream Week speaker from MOVE encourages community building

People should look inward for a form of government, said a member of MOVE to an audience of about 50 at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Klump Auditorium Thursday to conclude Dream Week. “It’s time for people to rise up and change,” said Mike Africa Jr. during an opening ...

State trooper charged in two criminal cases, suspended

A 10-year veteran of the state police faces several charges, including theft by deception and impersonating a public servant for allegedly “pretending to conduct a police drug investigation” while off duty in order to obtain money from another individual, according to an ...

Police allowed to go after professional accreditation

City Council gave Williamsport police permission Thursday to begin what is expected to be an 18-month-long process of reaching a professional accreditation. Such standards are set by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association based in Harrisburg. The first step includes getting the ...

South Williamsport woman, officer save injured merlin

Patty Kline was on her way to church earlier this week when she saw an injured bird in the middle of Arlington Street in South Williamsport. “I slowed down and, as I got closer to it, I realized it had to have been hurt,” Kline said. “It was hopping and it had one wing out.” She ...