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Woman charged with allegedly stealing $11,000 worth of jewelry from in-law

In late May, Limestone Township resident Sherry Buttorff reported that an estimated $11,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from her home along with a pocketbook that contained about $40 and two credit cards, according to state police. Days later she got it all back - except for the cash and one ...

City man nabbed with several narcotics, cash

City Patrolman Tyson Minier spotted a man walking east between houses moments after another officer reported a person had bolted from a vehicle that he had stopped at Fifth and Park avenues, a little more than a block south, just before 6 p.m. Monday. The individual in Minier’s sight matched ...

8 motorists face DUI-related charges

A missing brake light and weaving his car in a travel lane were the reasons Christopher Welch, 36, of 345 Allegheny St., apartment 1, Jersey Shore, was stopped by a state trooper at the East Third Street interchange of Interstate 180 about 11:30 p.m. on July 5. A blood test revealed there was ...

Patient alleging harm in surgical procedure files suit

A man has filed suit against UPMC Susquehanna and Anesthesia Associates of Williamsport, Inc. alleging he sustained severe burns while undergoing a surgical procedure. Alden J. Evans Sr., of Trout Run, continues to require constant medical care for the severe and life-threatening burns he ...

Fire forces UPMC Lock Haven Hospital evacuation

LOCK HAVEN – UPMC Lock Haven Hospital on Cree Drive was evacuated Thursday night, with patients taken to a safe area after fire broke out in the boiler room about 9 p.m. A hospital spokesman said maintenance crews were working at the boiler room earlier today sealing an old passageway, but ...

Burglary, assault charges withdrawn in separate cases in Piatt Township, city

State police have dropped all charges against Dominic Reynolds, 22, of Lock Haven, according to court records filed at the office of District Judge Jerry Lepley. Police withdrew multiple counts of burglary, theft, conspiracy and related offenses for his alleged involvement with Logan Pursel ...

State courts issue warning about phone scam

Pennsylvania’s Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) is advising the public to stay vigilant against a recently reported phone scam. The scam involves calls that “spoof” or mimic the AOPC’s telephone number. During the spoof call, known as a family imposter call, the ...

Two dead in wake of Mansfield-area shooting

MANSFIELD — State police are investigating a shooting in which Linn Storms, 75, shot and killed Ida Storms, 79, in a home at 79 Ridge Road in Middlebury Township about 3 p.m. Sunday. Linn Storms has also been listed as “deceased” in a news release, but there was no further ...

City man jailed on drug charges after selling to confidential informant

When a confidential informant walked into Stephen Moore III’s home at 750 Park Ave. on Aug. 19 to follow through with a pre-arranged drug sale, the informant saw “large amounts of cash separated by denominations in plain view,” an undercover officer with the county’s Narcotics ...

Driver hurt, two students escape injury in bus mishap

BODINES - Two children riding on a Williamsport Area School District bus escaped unharmed, but the driver suffered minor injuries Friday morning when the bus went off the side of the very narrow Lower Bodines Road, according to emergency responders. No one else was on the bus. The driver was ...

Motorist faces felony attempted escape charge

A Lancaster County woman has been charged with felony attempted escape and disorderly conduct following an incident in which a city police officer ordered her out of her car at gunpoint near the 1600 block of High Street in mid-August. The charges were filed by the county’s Narcotics ...

Two charged in assault on park security officer

Two city teens — ages 15 and 17 — will be petitioned into juvenile court on charges ranging from simple assault to disorderly conduct following an attack last week on a security guard at Flanigan Park located at Little League Boulevard and Walnut Street, city police said Wednesday ...

Former medical patient jailed for allegedly making threats

While talking on the telephone on the afternoon of Aug. 22, UPMC Muncy patient James Gelzenlichter was overheard by a nurse saying that when he was discharged, he was “going to come back and shoot everyone,” according to an affidavit prepared by state Trooper Logan Webb. A second nurse ...

Shoplifting arrests among several cases handled by district judges

Two women walked into the Weis Market on Loyalsock Avenue in Montoursville about 4:45 p.m. on June 9 and put four large backpacks in a shopping cart, according to Deputy Police Chief Jason Bentley. The actions of Emily Best, 31, and Meegan Eck, 35, caught the attention of a store security ...

3 indicted on federal charges involving drugs

Three men were indicted in federal court in a one-year-long conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and tramadol, a pain-killing narcotic, in Lycoming County. Jordan Watkins, Basil Arties and Damion Bethea were involved in a conspiracy to distribute the drugs from August 2019 to just last week, ...

2 locals indicted in drug case

At least two people from Lycoming County allegedly were a part of an 11-person crystal meth distribution ring, operating in Reading and in Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Monday. Samala Wilson, 40, at State Correctional Institution at Muncy, ...

Potter County man gets 20 years for selling drugs

A Galeton man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for distributing fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S. Attorney David Freed said. David Piaquadio, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner following his conviction for conspiracy to distribute ...

Recent car fire declared to be arson

Investigators have determined that the fire that destroyed a passenger car owned by Todd Bartley in the driveway of his Loyalsock Township home in the 1300 block of Warren Avenue on Aug. 18 was the work of an arsonist. State police Cpl. Nicholas Loffredo said Monday morning that the fire was ...

Man charged with assault while out on bail for previous assault charges

Upset that a woman was spending more time with her children than with him, Wesley Lebegern “tackled the woman off the bed and applied pressure to her neck with both hands and proceeded to choke her,” state Trooper Kevin Bencsics alleged in an affidavit. Lebegern, 24, of 109 Harvest Moon ...