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Education funding is on minds of Dems

April 13, 2014 An emphasis on education and a call for fairness were the themes for many of the local and gubernatorial candidates at the Lycoming County Democratic Committee’s Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner Saturda... more »»

Stepbrother slams McCord over his ‘single mom’ ads

April 13, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — The stepbrother of Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord accuses the Democrat of telling “half-truths” by portraying himself as the disadvantaged child of a single mothe. more »»

Barn burns near Jersey Shore

April 13, 2014 PHILIP?A. HOLMES/Sun-Gazette A barn fire at 910 Furnace Run Road in Watson Township Saturday afternoon began when the owner was working on a tractor inside the barn, according to Independent Hose C. more »»

5 county teams headed to OM World finals

April 13, 2014 BERWICK — Five Lycoming County Odyssey of the Mind teams placed either first or second during state competition Saturday in Berwick and now will advance to OM World competition May 28-31 at Iowa... more »»

Stabbing suspect’s mental state is key to the case

April 13, 2014 MURRYSVILLE (AP) — The legal fate of the 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing or slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at his high school will probably pivot more on his mental state than... more »»

PSU says it’s exceeded $2B fundraising goal

April 13, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State announced Saturday it blew past the $2 billion goal in a seven-year fundraising campaign that has expanded student scholarships, brought a big-time hockey program to... more »»

5 remain hospitalized in school stabbing rampage

April 13, 2014 MURRYSVILLE (AP) — A high school student who was among the most critically injured in a stabbing rampage outside Pittsburgh has undergone multiple surgeries and will have another one this weekend,... more »»

Kane invites Philly DA to take case she abandoned

April 13, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is challenging one of her harshest critics to prosecute a public corruption case that she decided to abandon over concerns it was poorly manage... more »»


April 12, 2014 The building for the Valley of the Williamsport Scottish Rite long has stood at Fourth and Market streets in Williamsport, a solid and even majestic edifice, appearing almost like a sentry overseein... more »»

Alum struck by tragedy in her hometown

April 12, 2014 On Wednesday morning, a 16-year-old sophomore at Franklin Regional Senior High in Murrysville, a town 15 miles east of Pittsburgh, stabbed more than 20 people with two kitchen knives he brought from... more »»

Police: Teen had no known target

April 12, 2014 MURRYSVILLE — No evidence has surfaced yet to show that a boy charged in a stabbing rampage at his high school was targeting any particular student, and efforts to establish a motive are stalled... more »»

Man’s mobile home destroyed by blaze

April 12, 2014 LINDEN — A trailer fire that broke out about 9:45 a.m. Friday displaced one person, according to fire Chief Richard Whalen, of the Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Co. more »»

Pennsylvania Senate passes bills to protect royalty owners

April 12, 2014 A trio of bills expanding the rights of landowners who are leased with natural gas companies passed the state Senate with an overwhelming majority this week. It awaits a House vote. State Sen. more »»

Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

April 12, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit... more »»

Scam reported; police notified

April 12, 2014 A scam recently was reported in which unknown individuals, claiming to represent the Sun-Gazette, ask for money for charitable organizations. more »»

Prison overcrowding still an issue

April 12, 2014 Overcrowding at the Lycoming County Prison has been steady since the beginning of the year, according to figures Warden Kevin DeParlos reviewed for the prison board on Friday. more »»

Drum roll, please

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United Way presents educator with award

April 11, 2014 The Lycoming County United Way hosted its annual meeting at the Holiday Inn, Thursday night, to present the Douglas C. Dickey Humanitarian Award to Dr. Oscar W. Knade J. more »»

Legislators pessimistic about tax shift plan

April 11, 2014 Three local state lawmakers say they are opposed to a proposal to eliminate property taxes in favor of increasing the tax on earned income as a way to raise revenue. State Sen. more »»



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