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Plenty of sun in weather forecast

June 13, 2016 Despite the chance of scattered showers Wednesday night and Thursday, sun will shine with daytime temperatures forecast from the mid-70s to low-80s, according to the National Weather Service in Stat... more »»

Philadelphia-area man talks about a slower pace of life

June 13, 2016 (EDITOR’S NOTE: Each Monday, the Sun-Gazette asks somebody in the area, “What’s on your mind?” If you have a topic you would like to share, contact us at news@sungazette.com. more »»

Administrative shifts OK’d by school board

June 13, 2016 (EDITOR’S NOTE: Each Monday, the Sun-Gazette summarizes major votes of the past week and, more specifically, how our locally elected and appointed officials voted on each matter. more »»

Flags ordered to half-staff in PA

June 13, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered U.. more »»

‘Hamilton’ big Tony winner

June 13, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — “Hamilton,” the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, was, as expected, vacuuming up Tony Awards on the telecast on Sunday, but it will not break the record for the most... more »»

Kids race for chance to compete in Akron

June 12, 2016 The rain held off on Saturday to allow the area racers to participate with clear skies and smiling faces all around during the annual Soap Box Derby in downtown Williamspor. more »»

168 cross stage in Jersey Shore

June 12, 2016 JERSEY SHORE — After spending years learning things they think might never apply to them in a place they feel like they can’t wait to leave, Jersey Shore High School’s newly graduated class of 2016... more »»

More support for Afghan troops part of latest plan

June 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Far from ending the two wars he inherited from the Bush administration, Barack Obama is wrestling with an expanded set of conflicts in the final months of his presidency, from Iraq and... more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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