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Statewide DUI arrest totals show small rise

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The number of statewide DUI arrests in 2018 rose by 1 percent from the previous year, according to recently released state police totals. Meanwhile, the city’s closest barracks shows a 28 percent decrease in the crime. In 2018, Pennsylvania had 20,143 DUI arrests, compared to 19,963 ...

4 injured in Loyalsock Township crash

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Four male juveniles in this Volkswagen Passat were injured when the car went over an embankment and crashed into a tree on Warrensville Road, about half a mile north of Four Mile Drive in Loyalsock Township around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, state police said. All four were taken to the Williamsport ...

When is your headache a symptom of a brain tumor?

Health

Everyone experiences headaches from time to time caused by stress, hormone changes, or dehydration. Usually, a headache can be relieved by an over-the-counter pain reliever or rest. Approximately 13 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from severe migraines, recurring headaches. Migraines can ...

New board president, fewer committees on table at South Side

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South Williamsport Area School District is looking at fewer committees and a new school board president. The first reading of a revised policy which streamlines the South Williamsport Area School Board’s standing committees was unanimously approved by the board at their meeting Monday ...

Commissioners approve contracts for area flood mitigation projects

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The Lycoming County commissioners approved local firms for flood mitigation work at their meeting Tuesday. A contract of $316,450 for Insinger Excavating LLC was approved for work including streambank restoration in different parts of the county. The other contract of $41,500 was approved ...

Right on

Letters

Alan Huff’s letter in the Aug. 12 edition is right on, especially the last sentence: “Hopefully, when I’m dust in the wind, my grandchildren will never look back on the times as the good old days.” And they were the good old days when you could go outside and play kick the can, gather ...

Millionaire Drive streetscape project behind schedule

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The Millionaire Drive project is no longer on schedule and parts of it will not be completed by the opening of school on Monday, Dr. Timothy S. Bowers, Williamsport Area School District superintendent announced at the district’s board meeting Tuesday. “Last time at the board meeting, we ...

Hosts welcome players into a family

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A Little League World Series 2019 riddle: What do you call a group of 42 dedicated volunteers at this year’s Series that includes five new members, two sets of brothers, a nephew, father and son, husband and wife, and two women? Uncles, of course. This is not your grandfather’s corps ...

Why 11?

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A quiet moment in the outfield at Lamade Stadium went unnoticed early Saturday morning when Mike Wissel walked onto the field to say a quick prayer at the outfield fence. A plaque there honors the memory of Michael Cammarata, a firefighter who lost his life at the Twin Towers during Sept. ...

Man arrested in sexual assault of teenager

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A Williamsport man who allegedly lured a teenager into his truck had forced her into sex has been arrested on various charges. Joshua Orion Moser, 21, of 820 Wildwood Blvd., admitted to state police he had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl Tuesday afternoon. Police said Moser ...

Officials: DEP may not help with Grafius Run

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The state Department of Environmental Protection may not fund a flood-risk project for Grafius Run. “It doesn’t look like DEP will upgrade Grafius Run,” Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said on Monday. Calculations of losses of nearly 300 residents who filled out a survey, some after getting ...

Pajama Factory to build rooftop restaurant, more with state grant

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The Pajama Factory, a city-based creative incubator used by the artistic community, recently received a $2 million state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant for additional proposed construction. Owner Mark Winkelman proposes up to a $4.5 million repurposing of the factory at 1307 ...

South softball team honored at Series game

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When asked who was going to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Lamade Stadium during Monday’s game between Minnesota and Louisiana, all the South Williamsport major softball players in the press conference quickly pointed to pitcher Alizabeth Schuler, who was seated on the dais with her ...

Unkept properties

Letters

Today I read about the Codes Department being overwhelmed by unkept properties. I truly understand, as I see those properties every day. I wonder if sending a judge’s notice that the home will be confiscated by the city and sold to a local in 30 days if the homeowner in California does not ...

Council waits for boards to communicate before taking action

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MUNCY— Borough council is holding back on further decisions regarding new management options for its water system until the new agreement runs out at the end of the year, members decided last week. Members of the Muncy Borough Municipal and West Branch Regional authorities were ...

Series teams spend time with Major Leaguers

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Little League teams not taking the field Sunday traveled to the Williamsport Regional Airport to greet players from the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs when they arrived to play in the 2019 MLB Little League Classic at BB&T Park at Historic Bowman Field. The welcoming event ...

Hot weather to continue through first part of week

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Little Leaguers in South Williamsport will play through heat and humidity and possibly raindrops during tournament play this week. The National Weather Service in State College is calling for more high temperatures with a chance of rain most days. In fact, weather forecaster John Banghoff ...

17 people have been charged for various alleged crimes

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Seventeen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • William Brown, 31, of Frackville, Schuylkill County; South Williamsport police; possession of cocaine and contraband for allegedly ...

Questions

Letters

How come in a state like Texas with its lax gun laws, no good guy with a gun stepped forward to take on the mass shooter in El Paso? Why did Texans rely on the police to handle it? This is the argument that the NRA and gun right advocates always push: it takes a good guy with a gun to take out ...