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Sun-Gazette ad department wins 6 awards

June 12, 2016 The Sun-Gazette advertising department earned six awards in the recent Interstate Advertising Managers’ Association workshop in a multi-state competition. more »»

Proficiency training pulls pilots to Williamsport

June 12, 2016 If you were wondering what brought the influx of small planes to the Williamsport Regional Airport Friday evening, the answer is the Cirrus Pilots Proficiency Program. more »»

Bangladesh detains 1,600 in crackdown

June 12, 2016 DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities have rounded up about 1,600 criminal suspects, including a few dozen believed to be Islamist radicals, in a nationwide crackdown aimed at halting a wave of bruta... more »»

Lawyer: Qatar detained Dutch woman who reported rape

June 12, 2016 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dutch woman who told Qatari police she had been drugged and raped in March has been in government detention ever since on unclear charges, a lawyer said Saturda. more »»

Philadelphia to honor 19th-century civil rights activist with memorial at City Hall

June 12, 2016 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A black activist, educator and writer called “the Martin Luther King Jr. of the 19th century” will be honored at City Hall with a public memorial. more »»

State AG: Dismissal of most charges against ex-mayor of Harrisburg won’t be appealed

June 12, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office has decided not to appeal dismissal of most of the charges against former Harrisburg mayor Stephen Reed in the purchase of thousands of... more »»

Suspect in homicide to face trial

June 11, 2016 At a preliminary hearing held in the county court house Friday afternoon, District Judge Allen P. more »»

90 graduates water roots, branch out

June 11, 2016 Before their diplomas were delivered in an exceptional way — this year, with a tractor load of Joe’s Pizza — the Loyalsock Township High School’s class of 2016 took a look back on the district that... more »»

Judge to release records with claim coach told of child abuse in 1976

June 11, 2016 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia judge has ordered the public release of sealed documents from a lawsuit that could reveal details about a claim that a boy told Penn State football coach Joe... more »»

App to be reviewed by public works committee

June 11, 2016 City Council will take a long look at a new technology putting those with mobile phones and devices in direct touch with city departments regulating streets and codes, as well as police and fire... more »»

Districts mull transgender restroom guidelines

June 11, 2016 Public schools across the country received guidelines from the Obama administration informing them that each school must allow transgender students access to bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender... more »»

Rugged, rough conditions for the city’s first settlers

June 11, 2016 Early life in Williamsport was no picnic. “You hear people say things such as, ‘If I could go back to the good old days,’ ” said Dr. John Piper Jr., a historian at Lycoming College. more »»

Hospital trailer for laptops approved

June 11, 2016 City Council without hesitation approved an agreement with DuBoistown Volunteer Fire Department Thursday night. more »»

Mansfield council faces questions about hot topics

June 11, 2016 MANSFIELD — Mansfield Borough Council faced more questions during its meeting Wednesday about emails, texts and a push to hire a borough manager. more »»

New public comment rules in place

June 11, 2016 MANSFIELD — Borough Council President Heather Morgan laid out some new rules regarding how long comments may be and who may make them during council’s meeting Wednesday. more »»

Mansfield council defers tree removal suggestion

June 11, 2016 MANSFIELD — Borough Council decided unanimously to remove a number of trees from in front of the Mansfield Plaza after receiving numerous complaints that the trees are a “safety hazar. more »»

Murderer gets 30 to 60 years in prison

June 10, 2016 A Williamsport man was “in a state of rage” when he took a pair of scissors in his right hand to stab a 22-year-old woman between four and five times on her left side. more »»

Graduates hear that ‘ideas can change the world’

June 10, 2016 A member of the crowd said that the weather was “perfect” as the Williamsport Area High School class of 2016 walked onto the turf to be the first graduating class at STA Stadium. more »»

Transit union contract with raises receives council’s OK

June 10, 2016 The union that oversees about 45 River Valley Transit workers benefitted from a decision by City Council Thursday night. Council approved a three-year extension to the contract that includes a 2. more »»



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