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City man charged with allegedly raping toddler

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Bail was denied late Thursday for Daniel Prieto, 38, of 400 Glenwood Ave., after he was arraigned before District Judge Christian Frey on charges of allegedly molesting a female child under the age of 2 in the city, according to city police Agent Jason Bolt. Prieto was taken into custody ...

President to honor fallen soldiers in Baltimore ceremony

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans may have stayed in this Memorial Day weekend, but President Donald Trump is hitting the road, set to visit Baltimore’s Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The White House says the president and first lady will participate in a Memorial Day ...

Geisinger sees first pediatric inflammatory syndrome case

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Though the number of COVID-19 positive cases are gradually decreasing, masking, heightened sanitization awareness and social distancing will seemingly be a part of our new normal, according to Dr. Jaewon Ryu, Geisinger CEO and president. “It is more important now than ever that we don’t ...

Memorial Day service at Veterans Memorial Park

Letters

For the first time in over 20 years, the Lycoming County Veterans Council will not sponsor a Memorial Day service at Veterans Park. After much consideration it was decided by the Park Commission to forgo the annual Memorial Day service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This does not mean we should ...

Sunday morning SUV crash result of brake failure

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When the brakes failed on her husband’s Chevrolet Tahoe, passenger Marjorie Peterson, 57, bailed out of the SUV, shown above, seconds before it hit a curb, went airborne, careened down a hill and struck two trees just west of Rural Avenue and Cemetery Street near the city-Loyalsock Township ...

Elderly woman killed in one-vehicle crash Saturday

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An elderly woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on East Village Drive in Nisbet, according to state Trooper Anthony Mazzone. Investigators believe that Delores Shoemaker, 85, of Susquehanna Township, possibly suffered a medical emergency, causing her to lose control ...

Census count extended until Oct. 31 due to pandemic

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Despite COVID-19 precautions having stymied the delivery of census forms to rural areas last month, the enumeration of the state and Lycoming County leads many other parts of the country and other counties, respectively, said the region’s census director. “We are back on track,” said ...

The least of those among us

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Sister Henry Lambert. Feeding the poor and caring for the needy was her mission in life. She recognized Jesus in all who were in need of help. Her heart was full of God. I was honored to have known her. She loved everybody. I think of her often. She made a very profound impression on me ...

Psychologists suggest coping mechanisms, online services

Health

In a time of social isolation amid the pandemic, local mental health experts say people should take the time to focus on their minds along with their bodies. Lindsay Sauers, Psy.D, psychologist at UPMC Williamsport Divine Providence, and Dr. Kylie Oleski, Psy.D, psychologist at Geisinger ...

Gratitude

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Many thanks from the bottom of our hearts to the staff of the Knight-Confer/Sanders Mortuary funeral homes for the drive-by car parade on May 3. The parade was a great pick-me-up for my husband’s return home from the hospital following his triple bypass surgery. It truly was a time Dale and ...

UPMC officials testify to Senate in regard to safe reopening

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Steven D. Shapiro, M.D., executive vice president, chief medical and scientific officer, and Donald M. Yealy, M.D., chairman of emergency medicine, both of UPMC, detailed a “safe and smart” approach to reopening society and bringing back lesser essential procedures with a “targeted ...

Apple, Google release tech for pandemic apps

Business

Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries and several U.S. states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software. It ...

Lycoming County commissioners seek clarity for reopening

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As the telephone calls are coming in and the face-to-face meetings take place, Lycoming County commissioners recently vented their frustration, echoing many in business communities who tell them they want more clarity from Gov. Tom Wolf on reopening the state in the COVID-19 ...