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Whooping cough reported in South Side schools

February 11, 2016 By CARA MORNINGSTAR cmorningstar@sungazette.com The South Williamsport Area School District has been notified of four students who have pertussis, or whooping cough, according to Superintendent Dr. more »»

 
 
 
Still under fire

February 11, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general survived a Senate vote to remove her from office on Wednesday as all but one of her fellow Democrats stood by her, defeating a resolution that... more »»

Loyalsock board OKs purchase of new buses

February 11, 2016 The Loyalsock Township School Board unanimously voted Wednesday to purchase two used school buses at a cost of $137,982 in order to accommodate the growing student populatio. more »»

Pa. House will investigate AG

February 11, 2016 Embattled state Attorney General Kathleen Kane will be the subject of an impeachment investigation by a House subcommittee. A resolution authored by state Re. more »»

Longtime supervisor resigns ‘working’ position

February 11, 2016 PENNSDALE — In a follow-up to a report from the reorganizational meeting of the Muncy Township supervisors, Chairman Paul Wentzler confirmed at the regular meeting of the supervisors Wednesday night... more »»

City man charged in attempted homicide

February 11, 2016 A city man arrested in Philadelphia on a warrant was brought back here early Wednesday morning to face charges that he allegedly tried to kill another man in late October by firing several shots at... more »»

City man charged in attempted homicide

February 11, 2016 A city man arrested in Philadelphia on a warrant was brought back here early Wednesday morning to face charges that he allegedly tried to kill another man in late October by firing several shots at... more »»

Bowman Field projects await state grant money

February 11, 2016 The Bowman Field Commission on Tuesday passed a resolution to support projects to renovate the 90-year-old ballfield. The city has an application before the state Office of Budget for a $1. more »»

Deputies, suspect dead in Maryland

February 11, 2016 ABINGDON, Md. — A gunman fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout nearby, authorities and witnesses sai. more »»

Educators back Wolf, but are skeptical he’ll win over lawmakers

February 11, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania educators are happy to see Gov. more »»

Board votes to fix building problems

February 10, 2016 During a rather raucous meeting, the Montoursville Area School Board voted Tuesday to immediately fix the high school’s structural problems that put the building in jeopardy of being condemned. more »»

Local GOP lawmakers respond to Wolf proposal

February 10, 2016 A state budget proposal unveiled by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday for the fiscal year 2016-17 was met with harsh resistance by local Republican legislators. Calling the $33. more »»

Online survey seeks thoughts for future of Brandon Park

February 10, 2016 An online survey is being conducted this month to seek input on potential improvements to Brandon Park. “We want to hear back from people,” said Thad Meckley, chairman of the Brandon Park Commissio. more »»

Library shares successes

February 10, 2016 Barbara McGary, executive director of the James V. more »»

Contracts will be considered

February 10, 2016 Lycoming County commissioners on Thursday are expected to approve an annual maintenance agreement in the amount of $88,516 for the county’s eFinance system, software for accounting and tracking... more »»

Interstate 180 closure next week

February 10, 2016 The short-term closures on the Basin Street and Faxon on and off ramps scheduled for Tuesday will be rescheduled for 9:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 16, according to the state Department of Transportation. more »»

Jersey Shore Area School Board to consider new course

February 10, 2016 JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School Board heard a proposal for the implementation of an advanced placement environmental science course for the 2016-17 academic year during its meeting Monda... more »»

Officer jurisdiction discussed

February 10, 2016 HUGHESVILLE — An intergovernmental agreement that allows the borough’s school resource officer assigned to the East Lycoming School District to have authority on school property that falls outside... more »»

Man with 650 bags of heroin facing charges

February 9, 2016 MONTGOMERY — Damien Shaun Hartsfield, 29, of Philadelphia, has been charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of possession with intent to deliver on Sunday... more »»

Alleged serial robber waives prelim hearing

February 9, 2016 Steven Craig Long, 33, of 803 Sheridan St., was held over for court after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Monday. He is scheduled for a hearing at 8:30 a.m. on Fe. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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February 4, 2016 Where do I begin? Perhaps, the best place to begin is at the end. We lost our special Golden boy, Oakley, unexpectedly last Friday. more »

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