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Sister Henry Lambert, of Sisters of Charity, looks at the remains of the waiting room area inside St. Anthony's Center, 125 E. Willow St. Flood damage inside the St. Anthony’s Center caused the free clinic area to shut down. The soup kitchen remains open, but the clinic has no current plans to reopen.

St. Anthony’s closes free clinic

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Due to flood damage from earlier in the summer, St. Anthony’s Center was forced to close down its free clinic. The free clinic, previously operating in the basement of the center at 125 E. Willow St., received most of the water damage. The soup kitchen remains open on the upper floor, but ...

Countywide police activities

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Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 1:20 a.m., fight, 200 block of East Fourth Street, Williamsport. 2:47 a.m., intoxicated person, 200 block of West Fourth Street, Williamsport. 7:12 ...

Police: $116,000 worth of narcotics seized in raid

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A raid resulting in the seizure of $116,000 worth of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and oxycodone landed four men in prison Thursday. Lycoming County District Attorney Eric R. Linhardt, with Williamsport Police Chief David J. Young and state police Captain Randy M. Devine, announced at a ...

4 to receive alumni awards

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Four Williamsport Area High School graduates have been selected to receive 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards, the district’s highest honor presented to alumni. Twin brothers Maurice and Michael Bower have been selected for Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards. Dr. John F. Piper will ...

Repeal pitch faltering with McCain’s ‘no’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party’s years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three ...

North Korea threatens more bomb tests

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said he will “pay dearly” for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon. Hours later, North Korea’s ...

US, Russian militaries hold talks on Syria

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior American and Russian military leaders met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East this week to discuss the growing tensions in the competing battles to retake one of the remaining Islamic State strongholds in Syria. Syrian government ...

Commissioners accept grant

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The Lycoming County commissioners on Thursday approved the 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant from the state Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $134,406 to account for half of the salaries and benefits of the four local management agency staff members. The commissioners ...

Page completes judicial certification

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District Judge Allen P. Page III was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial system after completing a week-long instructional program. The program, which is required by statute to be completed by all 500 of Pennsylvania’s district judges, is designed ...

It’s not a partnership

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I want to thank Sun-Gazette for the article they put in the Sept. 14 edition about Elm Park. It did, however, have one misleading portion. The WASBA organization is not in partnership with Jason Fink, the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce or Pennsylvania College of Technology. We ...

Homeowners grapple with flood insurance woes

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When the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 became law, fears rose among property owners in flood-prone areas suddenly faced with escalating insurance premiums. Following a huge outcry among impacted people, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Act of 2014 delayed certain parts of the ...

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Gov. Tom Wolf, center, shakes hands with Ashley Smith, sixth-grade math teacher, during his visit to Warren L. Miller Elementary school in Mansfield on Thursday. Behind the governor, his wife, Frances Wolf, shakes hands with Nan Wilcox, reading specialist, left.

Governor talks about state budget during stop at Mansfield school

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MANSFIELD — Gov. Tom Wolf spoke about the budget stalemate during a visit with elementary students in the Southern Tioga School District in Mansfield on Thursday. In his visit of the area, Wolf toured Warren L. Miller Elementary School as part of a tour across the northern tier. As for the ...

10 face criminal charges in county

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Ten people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Alexander C. Stewart, 20, of 176 Harvest Moon Park, Linden; state police; simple assault and harassment for allegedly pointing a pellet gun at ...

County picks 2 projects for CDBG funds

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The Lycoming County commissioners selected the Franklin Township’s Lairdsville Sanitary Sewer and STEP Inc.’s Homes in Need projects Thursday to receive funding through the Community Development Block Grant award as recommended by SEDA-Council of Governments. Kristin McLaughlin, SEDA-COG ...

City: Unhealthy trees unwanted

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It’s fall and the annual foilage is a bright spot on the city’s forested landscape. But not all is well on tree-lined city streets. Some 40 warning letters are headed out soon to residents who are living on properties with hazardous trees, said Dave Myers, a Streets and Parks Department ...

10 people charged with drug offenses

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Ten people have been charged with various drug offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Levi Ronald Huther, 21, of 1734 Loyalsock Drive; possession of a bag of cocaine and drug paraphernalia at Rural Avenue and Walnut Street on Aug. 31; released on $5,000 ...

29 sentenced in Lycoming County court

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Twenty-nine individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Three were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Shawn M. Spangler, 39, Johnstown, eight to 24 months with credit for time served for simple assault and driving under ...

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Area firefighters put out flames at a duplex on Diesel Drive in Piatt Township. Only one of the apartments was occupied.

Fire in Piatt Township leaves 2 homeless

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A house fire on Diesel Drive in Piatt Township on Thursday left those leasing the half-double without a home and may have taken the lives of their two cats. The Independent Hose Co., of Jersey Shore, responded to the second alarm fire after neighbor Tesha Shadduck called 911 when she saw the ...

US hits North Korea with tougher sanctions

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans’ nuclear weapons advances. Its leader Kim Jong Un issued a rare statement, branding Trump as ...