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Stormy week to end with heat, humidity

With thunderstorms and showers possible throughout the week, those hoping to enjoy the outdoors may want to think about rescheduling their plans to the beginning of the week. According to National Weather Service meteorologist Aaron Tyburski, showers and thunderstorms can be expected ...

Negotiations on budget to ramp up

Negotiations for next year’s state budget are expected to begin in earnest this week as local lawmakers join their colleagues in the Senate and House to come up with a spending plan. The state budget is due by Friday. The problem of deciding on how to best fill an estimated $2.2 billion ...

CIA chief: More leaks than ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America’s secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the “worship” of leakers like Edward Snowden. “In some ways, I do think it’s accelerated,” Pompeo told MSNBC in an interview that aired ...

Motive for gunshot wound to head remains mystery

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today the Sun-Gazette continues a five-week Sunday series on unsolved homicides in the city since 2014. Investigators say they have no new information to release on any of the homicides but they are seeking the public’s help.) Christopher T. Wilkins was already dead when a ...

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Steve Webster, of the Charlotte Pipe and Foundry team, shoots an airborne clay disc or pigeon at the third annual Shootout Saturday, a fundraiser for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc. held by the Larry's Creek Fish and Game, Little Harbor and Lost Eight clubs. This is the first year the event was open to the public, and more than 20 teams of five shooters participated.

Shooting for a good cause

SALLADASBURG — About three years ago, Larry’s Creek Game and Fish Club member Dan Roupp came up with the idea of a shooting contest as a way of building fellowship among his group and neighboring camps Little Harbor and Lost Eight Hunting Clubs. In 2015, nine teams competed in the first ...

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Tiffany Williams, of Williamsport, a former resident at Transitional Living Services Inc., tearfully sings about being a woman first as a thank-you to the staff of TLC, who she said showed her that she is more than the number she was given when she was incarcerated.

Organization celebrates 30 years

From success stories and memories to heartfelt goodbyes to beloved staff members, the 30th annual Transitional Living Centers Inc. luncheon Friday brought on a mixture of tears and laughter for staff, friends and family. Barbara Natell, interim president of the organization’s board of ...

CEO retires after 26 years

After serving Transitional Living Centers Inc. for nearly the entirety of its 30 years, CEO Gregory Smith will retire later this week. Many tears were shed by friends, family and employees as his retirement was both celebrated and mourned during TLC’s 30th annual luncheon on Friday. “I ...

Bill on opioid prescription mandates likely to find support

Legislation implementing opioid prescribing mandates has a good chance of becoming law, according to one legislator. State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, chief sponsor of the bill, said the time is right for such legislation given the overall opioid problem in communities. “I think ...

Leadership Lycoming salutes graduates; Frick receives community service award

This year’s Leadership Lycoming Class of 2017 graduates were honored with a luncheon that included a special recognition for a member of its organization. Ron Frick, an early graduate of the program and a longtime active volunteer, received the Donna Bastian Leadership Lycoming Community ...

Landfill, contractor battle over container

A $5.7 million tank built to hold nearly 5.5 million gallons of leachate, or wastewater, at the Lycoming County landfill has been a point of contention for the county since its intended completion in 2013. General contractor Lobar Inc. Construction Services, of Dillsburg and Cogan Station, ...

Is Senate’s health care bill dead on arrival?

WASHINGTON — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party’s banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama’s health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald ...

Plan includes tax cuts aimed at corporations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans’ new health bill cuts taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America. It uses a budget gimmick to comply with Senate rules against adding to the federal government’s long-term ...

Local United Way announces $1.1 million, allocations

Lycoming County United Way this week announced $1.1 million in allocations to support the needs of human service organizations in the area. The funds come from the organization’s annual campaign during the fall and winter months and will be allocated for the 2017-18 fiscal year that begins ...

Dehumidifier possible cause of fire

WELLSBORO — An early morning fire Friday in a home near Wellsboro was contained to the basement. There were no injuries. Wellsboro Fire Chief Lonnie Campbell was first on the scene after the call came in at 7:55 a.m. He said the owner, Willard Hackinson, of 1035 Dean Hill Road, had heard a ...

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City police work at a crime scene in the 300 block of Locust Street where a 36-year-old man was stabbed to death early Thursday morning. A male acquaintance was jailed Thursday night on homicide-related charges in connection with the death.

Man arrested in fatal stabbing on Locust Street

A 25-year-old city man has been jailed on homicide-related charges in connection with the stabbing death of another man early Thursday morning in the 300 block of Locust Street, city police said. Rashawn D. Williams, of 321 Locust St., is charged with allegedly stabbing Scott “Scotty” ...

1st step in changing city government makes ballot

City Council Thursday voted to approve placing a question on the fall general election ballot that allows voters an option to approve a commission to study the city’s form of government. The 6-1 vote gives council the authority to take the next step by going to Lycoming County Voter ...

1 dead in crash

MONTGOMERY — A woman was killed early Thursday morning in a violent two-vehicle rear-end collision on Route 405, near the upper end of Saegers Station Road, in Clinton Township, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. The victim, Patricia Shultz, 49, of Muncy, who was ...