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Chiefs, Mahomes will get test in Patriots

There can be no better measuring stick for the Chiefs and young quarterback Patrick Mahomes than what they face Sunday night. Beat the Patriots in Foxborough and all that excitement in Kansas City might be validated. Remember, though, that the Chiefs, with Alex Smith, went into Gillette ...

Woman charged after overdose with daughter, 3, in next room

After leaving her 3-year-old daughter alone in a bedroom, Jennifer Berkebile went into a bathroom and overdosed on a controlled substance, collapsing on the floor in the family’s Jersey Shore apartment in the 300 block of Allegheny Street, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional ...

A student’s story

My brother is a freshman at the high school this year. Watching him sometimes reminds me how I felt at his age, and how different his life is than mine as a senior. With a “freshman” course in my schedule though, I’m getting used to assigned seats and strict cell phone policies all over ...

South taxpayers decry spot appeals

The audience at South Williamsport Area School Board’s meeting Monday night was packed, almost entirely with people upset about the district’s spot appeals policy adopted this past spring. Under the policy, the district culls records of property sales in the district in the past three ...

Governor, GOP challenger face off at forum

HERSHEY — Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor and his Republican challenger met in their only formal appearance together in the fall campaign, in which moderator Alex Trebek of “Jeopardy!” fame needled the candidates on their mudslinging and pressed them on their perceived ...

Evangelical, Geisinger Health enter into new partnership

LEWISBURG — Geisinger Health will begin as early as January with a plan to contribute resources and money to Evangelical Community Hospital in the coming years in a joint effort to improve health care in the region. Kendra Aucker, Evangelical Community Hospital President and CEO, announced ...

Council hires firm for paving work

Montoursville Borough Council hired M&M Asphalt Corp. to pave the Mini-Park parking area on Broad St. at a cost of $12,258 during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. The firm submitted the lowest of among three bids for the work. The paving project originally called for taking ...

Township police charge 2 men with vehicle thefts

Two city men were arrested by Old Lycoming Township Police early Monday morning for allegedly breaking into vehicles in the township, according to Police Chief Joseph Hope. According to police reports, Duane Allen Solomon, 41, and Samuel Joseph Agor, 26, both of 1610 High St., were seen ...

Police chopper stirs debris during Penn State crowd control

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A state police helicopter responding to unruly tailgaters before Penn State’s game with Ohio State on Saturday blew over tents and kicked up debris, with stunned reactions by onlookers recorded on social media. State police said Monday that a trooper suffered a broken ...

Bucs, Bears in 1st place? Who would have thunk it

There is no way anyone outside of Tampa or Chicago would have predicted the Bucs and Bears would both be first-place teams when they square off in Week 4. Sure, it’s still plenty early in the schedule. Yet there’s no denying both teams are ahead of schedule. Although the Buccaneers ...

JVB Check It Out

If you are looking for something to do in the Williamsport area, check out the Connect Williamsport website at www.connectwilliamsport.com. Connect Williamsport is a free service of the James V. Brown Library and is a clearinghouse for all community events taking place in the ...

Longlists for National Book Awards include 2 novels in verse

NEW YORK (AP) — A new novel by M.T. Anderson and a pair of novels in verse were among those on the National Book Awards longlist in young people’s literature. Also, an Italian novel translated by Jhumpa Lahiri was on the inaugural longlist of works from other languages. Anderson and ...

Sun-Gazette power rankings

1. Muncy (4-0): Things could have turned out a lot different had Mason Hillman not come off the bench and played so well last week. Hillman replaced James Yordy at guard after he was injured in the second quarter and made sure Muncy’s offense did not miss a beat. The junior has played well ...

Setting record straight

The late Senator John McCain has passed away and has deservedly received a hero's treatment in the media. However, most of the focus has not been on the military career of the Navy Captain who was a POW for five and half years in Vietnam. If McCain had not lost the 2008 presidential ...

Steelers losing patience with Bell as the All-Pro sits out

PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell’s teammates spent the offseason and all of training camp brushing off his absence, confident in their belief that the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back would eventually let the business side of things play out, sign his franchise tender and be at work when ...

Mr., Mrs. Keister observe 50th anniversary

Helen Louise (Lehman) and David Keister, of Jersey Shore, observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30, 2018. They were married by the Rev. William Barr at First United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore. Mrs. Keister, a native of Jersey Shore, is the daughter of the late Sophie and Chet ...

Karen M. Berry

Karen M. Berry, 58, of Jersey Shore, passed away Saturday evening Aug. 25, 2018, at the Jersey Shore Hospital after being stricken at home. She was born in Williamsport Sept. 21, 1959, a daughter of David “Tink” and Betty Heilig Delaney. She was employed for over 28 years by ManorCare ...

Hall and Ollison look to rebound at University of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Darrin Hall and Qadree Ollison said all the right things last summer. Tasked with stepping in after James Conner took his school and Atlantic Coast Conference record 56 touchdowns to the NFL, the two Pittsburgh running backs insisted they weren’t intimidated by the prospect of ...

‘Mile 22’ is action-heavy, lacks a compelling script

The road that “Mile 22” took was quite bumpy. It’s as if it took a wrong turn and didn’t know where it was heading. Peter Berg’s latest film garnered high hopes after his last three hits. Unexpectedly, fans got a confused, average action movie. James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) is the ...

In the classroom … with Lisa Kreisler

By teaching math and helping students, Lisa Kreisler, math teacher at Cowanesque Valley High School, has taught students to spread positivity. Kreisler teaches high school math for grades nine and ten at Cowanesque Valley High School, where she has been teaching for eight years, and is the ...