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Minor Muncy Creek fire displaces, injures none

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Firefighters responded to a minor structure fire in Muncy Creek Township Saturday afternoon. The fire was a minor incident that yielded no injuries, and it was able to be knocked down within 20 minutes, according to Chad Tobias, a duty officer with the Muncy Area Volunteer Fire Co. The ...

Lawmaker speaks to local air service issue

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State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township said this week he has heard nothing from American Airlines since local leaders took part in a webinar to stress the importance of having in place commercial air service locally. The Center for Rural Pennsylvania hearing on Feb. 4 hosted by Yaw served ...

South Side man allegedly harmed 3-month old

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William Masser, 30, of 656 US Highway 15, allegedly harmed his three-month-old child “due to her being fussy,” according to state police. The female baby allegedly had bruises and red marks on her head, hands and feet, according to her pediatrician who reported and documented the ...

Multiple people charged with crimes in Lycoming County

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Two allegedly had drugs during pullover Two face charges related to drug possession after they were pulled over on South Route 220 on Jan. 14. Morgan Young, 20, of 3665 Lycoming Creek Road in Cogan Station, and Jasce Newman, 37, of 48 Harley Drive, Lock Haven, allegedly had methamphetamine ...

City approves score board contract, school boards look at budgets

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Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The Senate voted 57-43 in favor of a resolution impeaching former U.S. President Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. U.S. Sens. Robert Casey, D-Scranton, and Pat Toomey, ...

Legislation would update privacy issues

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State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, is behind legislation calling for data privacy protection for people in their personal, business and purchasing practices. He and colleagues in the Senate in 2020 introduced Senate Bill 487, which featured much needed updates to the Breach of ...

Gun sales soar and supply can’t meet demand

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Gun enthusiasts months slow to the draw might have a hard time getting hold of firearms or ammunition for the foreseeable future. Handguns, shotguns and even longrifles have disappeared from the shelves in response to national events and politics, while manufacturing has slowed down, unable ...

Thousands of service members saying no to COVID-19 vaccine

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WASHINGTON — By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will persuade troops to get the shot. Some Army units are seeing as few as one-third agree to ...

Biden’s $15 an hour proposal: Job killer or a boon for workers?

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s effort to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour could provide a welcome opportunity for someone like Cristian Cardona, a 21-year-old fast food worker. Cardona would love to earn enough to afford to move out of his parents’ house in Orlando, ...

Survey: Black Americans attend church and pray more often

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NEW YORK — Black Americans attend church more regularly than Americans overall, and pray more often. Most attend churches that are predominantly Black, yet many would like those congregations to become racially diverse. There is broad respect for Black churches’ historical role in seeking ...

Police searching for information related to shooting

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City police are seeking information related to a shooting that occurred at 9:10 p.m. Thursday evening in the area of Louisa Street, according to a recent press release. According to city police, an unknown gunman shot a juvenile in the “lower extremities.” A police officer said the ...

UPMC provider: Pregnancy’s effects on the heart

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A woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy. Many of them are obvious like the belly bump, but some are more subtle or hidden like how pregnancy affects the heart and blood vessels. Due to these changes, some women may develop a new heart condition during pregnancy, or an ...

Nearly 100 jobs coming to area with foundry reopening

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Ninety jobs are expected to come to Tioga County with the reopening of a former industrial site in Lawrenceville. The announcement this week of the purchase of the Waupaca foundry by Victaulic comes as great news for the region, Tioga County Commissioner Erick Coolidge said Thursday. “It is ...

Footsteps to Follow: Essential times call for essential measures

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Time, as we once knew it, has changed drastically for many of us. We can no longer do the things we used to do in the same manner. These adapted changes that impacted our entire world brought us to a period in our lives known as “Essential Times,” which require the action of Essential ...

Jersey Shore man allegedly robbed store

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JERSEY SHORE – A Jersey Shore man is facing charges for allegedly robbing a store in the borough and leading police on a chase throughout wintery conditions, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police. Jess Lee Rauch, 44, allegedly stole around $150 from Smokers’ Express at 350 ...

Infectious diseases expert: Side effects of COVID-19 vaccine

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Whether you experience some or all of the most common side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine, they’re completely normal, and managing them is easier than you might think. Here’s what you need to know. A different type of vaccination The COVID-19 vaccine is given in two doses, administered ...

SEDA-COG names vice chair of state floodplain manager association

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Teri Provost, director of SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) flood resiliency program, has been selected as vice chair of the Pennsylvania Association of State Floodplain Managers (PAFPM) board. Provost’s board appointment is from January to December this year. Having worked for ...

Council OKs Bowman Field scoreboard contract of $628,460

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Williamsport City Council approved a construction contract of $628,460 awarded to Dakronics Thursday night for the business to build a video scoreboard for use at Bowman Field. Dakronics is a company based in Brookings, South Dakota. The digital scoreboard will either be installed in ...