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Billtown festival offers perfect day for music lovers

June 19, 2016 HUGHESVILLE — People cheering and dancing in the June sun with the sound of wailing guitars and a soulful harmonica can only mean it is time for the Billtown Blues Festival. more »»

Religious conservatives seek balance over Orlando

June 19, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — The massacre at a gay nightclub has tested the limits of the “love the sinner, hate the sin” approach to homosexuality by conservative religious leaders. more »»

PUC: Local governments to receive millions

June 19, 2016 Natural gas impact fee disbursements on July 1 will bring in over $18.9 million for Lycoming, Clinton, Tioga and Sullivan counties and their municipalities. Of that, $9. more »»

Iraqi troops seize Fallujah hospital, clear mines

June 19, 2016 BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces gained control of the main hospital in Fallujah on Saturday and were clearing mines after driving the Islamic State group from most of the city, one of its last remaining... more »»

Love is bottom line

June 18, 2016 Over 125 people bowed their heads for a moment of silence to mourn the 49 individuals who lost their lives last Sunday morning in Orlando at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. more »»

State high court justice praises county’s efforts

June 18, 2016 Lycoming County received praise from a state justice for its youth programs and agency communication during a Local Judicial Roundtable meeting Friday afternoon. more »»

Iraq says most of Fallujah retaken from IS militants

June 18, 2016 BAGHDAD — Iraqi special forces swept into Fallujah on Friday, recapturing most of the city as the Islamic State group’s grip crumbled after weeks of fighting. more »»

UK probes neo-Nazi ties, mental health in lawmaker’s slaying

June 18, 2016 BIRSTALL, England — Evidence emerged Friday that the reclusive gardener suspected of slaying a popular Labour Party lawmaker had decades-old ties to a neo-Nazi movement and an interest in anarchist... more »»

With districts facing constraints, consortium aims to bring arts literacy to local schools

June 18, 2016 The arts in some local schools have been getting a boost from an organization bringing performances from around the world to auditoriums here in the area. more »»

Early education in Williamsport

June 18, 2016 (EDITOR’S NOTE: This being Williamsport’s sesquicentennial year, Sesquicentennial Corner, a weekly Saturday series, will focus on the city’s history. more »»

County Reentry Coalition urged to stay engaged

June 17, 2016 Community members must remain engaged in the reentry process of ex-offenders into society if success is to be achieved, experts say. more »»

‘What I’ve done is so wrong,’ defendant says

June 17, 2016 On the second day of the scheduled five-day trial of a man charged in the death of an 18-month-old boy, the prosecution showed a video of the defendant’s interview with the police on the night of th... more »»

Congress stalemated on guns

June 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — The slaughter in Florida and an attention-grabbing filibuster in the Senate did little to break the election-year stalemate in Congress over guns Thursday, with both sides unwilling to... more »»

Gun issue gets hotter for Toomey

June 17, 2016 HARRISBURG — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey introduced legislation Thursday to try to prevent a potential terrorist from buying a gun, days after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. more »»

Panel endorses $88M transportation plan

June 17, 2016 Planners have endorsed bridge renovations and road improvements for Lycoming County but also are advocating for additional options. more »»

Obama comforts, pushes for gun control

June 17, 2016 ORLANDO, Fla. — Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans’ security Thursday as a strong reason to tighten U. more »»

Rock legend

June 16, 2016 The Williamsport Sun-Gazette will host legendary rock act Rick Springfield at 7:30 p.m. Aug. more »»

Man charged in child’s death described as loving

June 16, 2016 The man charged in the death of an 18-month-old boy was described as loving and caring by the child’s mother, but an autopsy report shows the toddler had “significant injuries in a complex wa. more »»

YMCA chief leaving post

June 16, 2016 After 10 years in the position, David Fagerstrom, president and CEO of River Valley Regional YMCA, is moving on to be the president and CEO of the Greater Valley YMCA in Lehigh Valle. more »»

Sun to shine on weekend of festivals

June 16, 2016 Sunshine and warm temperatures will make for ideal conditions this weekend for outdoor activities such as the Billtown Blues Festival in Hughesville and the state Laurel Festival in Wellsboro. more »»



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