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Bangladeshi hostage crisis ends, 28 killed

July 3, 2016 DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The hostages were given a test: Recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Those who passed were allowed to ea. more »»

Are we overusing the tribute of flying flag at half-staff?

July 3, 2016 NEW YORK — Nearly every day, somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes was lowered to half-staff last year in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect, an... more »»

Lowering the flag: Some examples

July 3, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, public officials, police, first... more »»

Clinton interviewed by the FBI about private email server

July 3, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton on Saturday about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, her campaign announced after the meeting, as federal... more »»

White House officials say up to 116 civilians killed in counterterror strikes

July 3, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Peeling back some of the secrecy of America’s drone strikes on suspected terrorists, the Obama administration on Friday said it has killed up to 116 civilians in counterterror... more »»

Muslim man allegedly beaten outside gunman’s mosque

July 3, 2016 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Islamic civil rights group said a Muslim man was beaten Saturday outside the Fort Pierce Islamic Center that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended. more »»

Despite ruling, towns may go slow on gun ordinances

July 3, 2016 Under threat of costly litigation, dozens of Pennsylvania municipalities repealed their gun ordinances last year in response to a new state law that made it easier for gun owners and groups like the... more »»

Records of fire response times differ

July 2, 2016 Since concerns were raised about the time it took firefighters to respond to a June 9 fire at 1731 Riverside Drive, South Williamsport, the Sun-Gazette has been trying to obtain the response times... more »»

2 historical markers placed downtown

July 2, 2016 Two historic markers were placed on Pine Street following First Friday activities occurring as the city observes the sesquicentennial of its incorporation as a city. more »»

Deep divide over taxes drags out state budget talks

July 2, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature’s deep divide over tax increases dashed hopes in the Capitol on Friday for a quick end to state budget negotiations, and leaders sent rank-and-file... more »»

Bill to expand options for cancer patients to be signed

July 2, 2016 Legislation that will make sure oral cancer medication is covered by patients’ insurance is on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf for signature, and the author of the bill, Rep. more »»

Canals: The 1st mode of mass transit here

July 2, 2016 The West Branch Canal that once ferried passengers and freight through Williamsport wasn’t built until one of the community’s unyielding champions for internal improvements, Tunison Coryell,... more »»

Terrorists take hostages in Bangladeshi capital

July 2, 2016 DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Heavily armed militants struck at the heart of Bangladesh’s diplomatic zone on Friday night, taking dozens of hostages at a restaurant popular with foreigners. more »»

Gas, water mains improvements to disrupt traffic on city streets

July 2, 2016 Over the past couple of weeks, UGI Inc. more »»

Lawmakers react as budget goes to governor

July 1, 2016 It’s still a lot of money, but the budget will pass on time, local legislators say. more »»

Spending plan moves to next step

July 1, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature on Thursday sent Democratic Gov. more »»

Lack of rainfall a worry for many farmers

July 1, 2016 Area farmers are struggling through a lasting dry season affecting the yield of crops that annually are decreasing in price. more »»

Brandon Park to be site of symphony, Billtown Championship Wrestling debut

July 1, 2016 The city is sponsoring two upcoming events at the Brandon Park bandshell. At 7 p.m. more »»

Drug addicts contributing to prison’s big numbers

July 1, 2016 The Lycoming County Prison is swamped with an overcrowding dilemma due in large part to the heroin epidemic running rampant throughout the community, according to county commissioner. more »»

Hughesville, Picture Rocks reach deal on police coverage

July 1, 2016 PICTURE ROCKS — Starting today, the 700 residents of the borough have the comfort of knowing they have added police protection. more »»

 
 
 

 

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