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‘Obamacare’ shapes opioid grant spending

With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are taking very different approaches to spending it. To a large extent, the ...

Police: Minit Mart hit by armed robber

A man robbed a convenience store in Loyalsock Township about 10 p.m. Sunday, state police said. The man, wearing a gray hoodie, fled with an undetermined amount of money, police said. He allegedly brandished some sort of weapon to threaten the store clerk at Nittany Minit Mart, 1450 E. ...

Fundraiser to send participants ‘over the edge’ of city building

Thrill-seekers and do-gooders rejoice, an adrenaline rush-inducing fundraiser is making its way to Williamsport. Over the Edge is a fundraising event that encourages people to raise money for certain organizations — in this case, YWCA Northcentral PA, River Valley Regional YMCA and ...

Jackson sees many changes over the years

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today the Sun-Gazette offers the next installment in a weekly history series that tells the stories of those who came before us.) When the Williamsport Area School District celebrates the 25th anniversary of the current Jackson Primary School this week, it will highlight the ...

Cold, dry week ahead

This week is expected to stay around 50 degrees and dry but a system moving into the area early into the weekend could make Saturday and Sunday particularly wet and rainy. Today looks like it will reach a high of 53 degrees, lower than average weather for this time of the month, according to ...

Tougher penalties for DUIs coming

HARRISBURG (AP) — Tougher penalties for repeat DUI offenders soon will become state law following passage by the Pennsylvania Legislature. Locally, police have increased DUI enforcement through Oct. 31, according to Joseph Hope, Old Lycoming Township police chief and Lycoming County DUI ...

South Side hosts 73rd annual Mummers Parade

Thousands of people of all ages waited along the sidelines for candy, frights and other excitement at South Williamsport’s 73rd annual Mummers Parade. The parade started at West Central Avenue and Hastings Street and traveled all the way down to Clark Street, looping back via West Southern ...

Congressional candidates offer suggestions to curb gun violence

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Throughout the election season, candidates for the 12th Congress and the 83rd and 84th state House seats will be polled about issues pertinent to the voters. Their responses will appear on Sundays in the Sun-Gazette. This week we ask a question of 12th Congress candidates.) ...

Casey, Barletta debate ends in emotional exchange over TV ad

PHILADELPHIA — The first debate between Pennsylvania’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, touched on health care, abortion rights and the economy under President Donald Trump before it ended in a personal and emotional exchange ...

Man killed in pick-up, bus collision near Lewisburg identified

LEWISBURG — The pickup truck driver killed in Friday’s violent head-on collision with a DATTCO tour bus that was carrying nearly 40 passengers on Route 147 was 32-year-old Jose Molina-Lozada, of Sunbury, according to state police at Milton He was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt ...

Williamspint debuts local craft beers at festival

HUGHESVILLE — Beer lovers and connoisseurs came to the first Williamspint Craft Beer Festival Saturday at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds to enjoy live music and food vendors. Fourteen Breweries throughout the region were in attendance along with five wineries and a meadery. Bernard A. ...

Dan Munsell: From foster home to the Air Force

Giving up civilian life seemed like a pretty good choice for Dan Munsell, the son of an alcoholic father and a mother who suffered from depression. Munsell, a high school dropout who grew up in a foster home near Trout Run, apparently had few other viable options. But there was actually more ...

Cocktail of drugs in system of man killed

Scott Cole’s toxicology report showed a cocktail of drugs in his system that defense claimed could have led him to the bizarre behavior his killer claimed he saw. Cocaine, alcohol, marijuana, methadone, amphetamines and alprazolam came back positive in Cole’s blood during an autopsy ...

Dogs tased after attacking, killing small Chihuahua

The county’s dog law officer will be investigating an incident that occurred Friday morning when two loose pitbull-mix dogs attacked and killed a Chihuahua near Brandon Park, according to city police. Officers responded to the park about 11:30 a.m. to investigate a report of two aggressive ...

House fire leaves 1 homeless

A woman returning home from work is credited with saving her neighbor’s house on Park Avenue by quickly alerting the fire department early Friday morning when she smelled smoke and heard smoke alarms going off inside the home, city fire Platoon Chief Sam Aungst said. Flames were shooting ...

Woodshop gets veterans connected with each other

On most crisp fall mornings, the whirling of machines, hammering and laughter emanate from a woodshop on Memorial Avenue and area veterans joined the clattering chorus on Saturday. The Williamsport Community Woodshop, in the Pajama Factory, often opens it doors to veterans with the Wounded ...

Man recounts the night he killed Scott Cole

A childhood full of physical and sexual abuse resurfaced for Rashawn D. Williams on the night he killed Scott Cole, Williams told the jury on the fourth day of his trial. On day four of his trial, Williams was called by the defense to testify that his and Cole’s relationship had been ...

Trooper who led pursuit named Officer of the Year

Trooper Ernest J. Capobianco of the Pennsylvania State Police was presented Thursday with the Police Officer of the Year award. The award, presented every year since 1973, was given by the Travelers Protective Association of Lycoming County. Capobianco responded to a report of an exchange ...