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Campbell Street home deemed uninhabitable after 2-alarm fire

Fire crews responded to a two-unit fire on Campbell Street late Friday afternoon. Alyssa Strothers, a neighbor, said she called 911 after she came home and noticed medium-sized flames coming from 645 Campbell St. “I was on the phone with 911 and within five seconds, the flames went ...

Brush fires consume large swath of woods

JERSEY SHORE – Plumes of smoke rising several hundred feet into the air and visible for miles covered much of a mountain range along Cement Hollow Road in Piatt Township on Thursday afternoon as dozens of volunteer firefighters and state forestry crews worked very hard to contained at ...

Glenn O. Hawbaker accused of stealing $20M from workers

HARRISBURG (AP) — A major Pennsylvania construction contractor was charged Thursday with stealing tens of millions of dollars from its own workers by systematically violating state and federal prevailing wage laws on taxpayer-funded public infrastructure projects. Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of ...

District judges hear various cases

Charges filed against hit-run driver Traveling at a high rate of speed as he was fleeing a state trooper in South Williamsport about 2:20 a.m. on Feb. 13, motorist Paul Stryker failed to stop for multiple stop signs, according to court records. Turning east on West Mountain Avenue from ...

Five injured in separate crashes

Robert Hamilton, 49, of Ralston, was treated at UPMC Williamsport for injuries he suffered when his motorcycle and another driven by Terry Vroman, of Williamsport, collided on Route 14, just south of Red Run Road, in McIntyre Township about 12:45 p.m. Monday, state police said. Maddyx ...

12 sentenced in Lycoming County

The Lycoming County Court recently sentenced 12 people: State prison: Charles Shaffer, 57, of Lock Haven, one to five years, $2,600 fine and six months probation for DUI of difluoroethane, CRN and smelling/inhaling toxic substances County prison: Douglas Fredericks, 47, of Williamsport, ...

District judges handle several DUI cases

Minutes after pulling into the drive-thru at the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill at 606 Hastings St., South Williamsport, about 12:20 p.m. on Dec. 10, motorist Donuae Kellam and her female passenger both fell asleep in the Mercedes-Benz, borough police said. When officers arrived on the scene, ...

Man jailed following vehicle theft and high-speed chase

A Beaver County man was locked on high bail after allegedly stealing a pickup truck from downtown Williamsport and taking area police on a lengthy high-speed chase Tuesday night before pulling off a road entering Nisbet and surrendering to authorities. The pursuit lasted nearly 30 minutes ...

One charged in brutal 2016 robbery, attack of Wolf Township couple

PICTURE ROCKS — Nearly five years after a Wolf Township couple was terrorized and brutally beaten by a group of four masked men who invaded their home, state police arrested one of those allegedly involved in the attack. Sheldon Spotts, believed to be in his 30s, of 343 Old Route 220, ...

Multiple people charged with crimes in Lycoming County

Drug charges filed following two separate raids When five city police officers raided a home at 420 Rural Ave. late Saturday night with a search warrant, they came upon “a large amount of drugs, needles and paraphernalia within reach of two children, ages 7 and 3, who live in the house,” ...

Potential explosive removed from Jersey Shore neighborhood

Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police released the following information concerning a possible explosive device in Jersey Shore via Facebook about 6 p.m. Monday: “(Monday) around 3:20 p.m. officers were made aware of a possible explosive device in the 300 block of Washington Avenue in the ...

Many face variety of charges in Lycoming County

Eight face variety of drug charges In Joshua Butler’s hands were 23 bags of suspected fentanyl, all stamped “New High Score Ultimate Level,” according to court records. In exchange for $130, the 21-year-old Philadelphia man handed the drugs over to an undercover officer near Seventh and ...

Man sues city of Williamsport over flag burning, First Amendment rights

A man who tried to burn a Donald Trump flag outside of the Lycoming County Courthouse July 23, 2020, has sued the city of Williamsport in U.S. Middle District Court. Gene Stilp is challenging the city’s open burning ordinance as unconstitutional and said his right to publicly burn political ...

Heroin, carfentanil distributor sentenced

One of the co-conspirators who distributed heroin and carfentanil causing serious bodily injury was sentenced Thursday to 17 1/2 years by a federal judge. Nathan Crowder was sentenced by U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann. On January 31, 2017, a vehicle in which Crowder was a ...

Medical emergency causes crash

The driver of the GMC Terrain at right suffered a medical emergency as he was turning south on to Market Street from Bloomingrove Road and struck two other moving vehicles before crashing head-on into a River Valley Transit bus about 3:50 p.m. Thursday, city police said. There were no ...

6 motorists have been charged with DUI

Even before the hit-run crash had been dispatched to city police, Patrolman William Badger was hot on the trail — a trail “of fluids leaking from the engine compartment” of Wayne Jacobs’ 1995 Volvo station wagon. While on routine patrol on the afternoon of Aug. 3, Badger saw a Volvo ...

Ex-boyfriend charged with burglary, simple assault

Although his ex-girlfriend had filed a protection from abuse order against him, that did not deter Raymond Richards, 43, from allegedly forcing his way into the woman’s home on Lincoln Street twice during the early morning hours of Feb. 21, city police said. On the first occasion, Richards ...

None injured by shots fired

No one was injured by alleged shots fired Sunday night, city police reported. The incident was reported around 7:30 p.m. near 2500 W. Fourth St. Police said there is no danger to the public, and the situation appears to have stemmed from a fight. The situation is still under ...

Charges dropped in credit card case

All charges have been withdrawn against Craig Eck after the alleged victim in the case failed to appear for the 44-year-old man’s preliminary hearing, according to state police. Police withdrew charges of theft and access device fraud at the office of District Judge William Solomon. Police ...

Several face a variety of charges in Lycoming County

Two roommates land in jail Two men who share a West Fourth Street apartment both ended up in jail on separate charges after one of them pointed a handgun at another on Monday afternoon, according to city police. An apparent dispute over money is what prompted Harold Tindal, 30, to point a ...