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2 charged in separate DUI crash incidents

Suspected of driving drunk when her SUV caused a crash on Oct. 31 that injured three pedestrians, including an 8-year-old child, Loyalsock Township resident Kimberly Kiess declined to submit a blood sample when she was taken into custody, according to Montoursville police. Kiess, 45, of ...

9 face various charges

Nine people have been charged with various offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Vera Marie Baysore, 28, of 403 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore; Old Lycoming Township police; felony shoplifting after she was caught allegedly trying to steal $2 worth of ...

16 sentenced in county court

Sixteen individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Two were sentenced to intermediate punishment. They are: • Benjamin T. Choate, 23, 347 Lincoln Ave., six months, 50 hours of activity and $300 in fines for DUI. • David C. ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: THURSDAY 12:49 a.m., disturbance, 700 block of West Fourth St., Williamsport. 2:36 a.m., intoxicated person, 300 block of West Minster Drive, Loyalsock ...

13 receive sentences in county court

Thirteen individuals recently were sentenced at the Lycoming County Courthouse, according to court documents. Five were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Bruce A. White, 26, 2833 W. Fourth St., 12 to 36 months with credit for time served for possession with intent to deliver ...

Trucker dies in crash on I-80

NEW COLUMBIA — William J. Piktel, 56, of Daisytown, died in a crash around midnight Thursday on Interstate 80 in White Deer Township, according to state police. Piktel was driving east in a tractor-trailer when he struck the rear of a tractor-trailer in front of him, causing severe damage ...

2 men charged after allegedly forcing teens to smoke pot

TOWANDA — Melvin O. Camp, 37, and Mark Anderson, 30, both of New Albany, were charged with corruption of minors after they allegedly forced two teenagers to smoke marijuana with them at 423 Front St. in New Albany. According to state police, on Dec. 17 Camp and Anderson allegedly asked the ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: WEDNESDAY 12:21 a.m., disturbance, 600 block of Court Street, Williamsport. 1:53 a.m., sex offenses, 1000 block of West Southern Avenue, South ...

Woman charged following bar fight

MANSFIELD — Melanie P. Corbett, 45, of 3263 Austinville Road, Columbia Cross Roads, faces charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness following a fight at Chango’s Cantina, 21 N. Main St., on Dec. 20. When Mansfield Borough ...

2 men to face charges in court

MANSFIELD — Two people either have appeared or will appear before District Judge James Carlson to face various charges. They are: • Clay R. Jones, 20, of Philadelphia, faces charges of retail theft after he and another man took $481 in merchandise from Wal-Mart in Richmond Township. The ...

7 charged for various crimes

Seven people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved are: • Jordon Thomas Siddle, 23, of 11089 Route 14, Ralston; simple assault for allegedly punching and fighting with his girlfriend, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: TUESDAY 12:01 a.m., disturbance, 200 block of Back Street, Upper Fairfield Township. 4:04 a.m., domestic disturbance, 200 block of High Street, Jersey ...

Driver who was texting avoids jail in crash that killed woman

LANCASTER (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a minimum term of six months house arrest in a fatal accident last year in which authorities said he was texting while driving. A Lancaster County judge on Wednesday imposed a six- to 23-month sentence on 25-year-old Phong ...

Man jumps out of moving cab, says he was being hunted

Arthur David Smith III, 31, of Philadelphia, admitted to smoking methamphetamine and marijuana a few hours before jumping out of a moving cab because he thought someone was going to kill him early Saturday morning, according to an affidavit filed by Old Lycoming Township police. It was the ...

5 people charged for various crimes

Five people have been charged with various criminal offenses. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Carl William Vining, 60, 583 Cemetery Hill Road, Montgomery; state police; terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment for an incident involving his wife Linda ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: SUNDAY 1:32 a.m., disturbance, 2000 block of Riverside Drive, South Williamsport. 1:53 a.m., domestic disturbance, 2100 block of Cummings Street, ...

Countywide police activities

Following are complaints handled by police agencies in Lycoming County, as provided by the county Emergency Communications Center: FRIDAY 12:18 a.m., harassment, 600 block of Packer Street, Williamsport. 12:26 a.m., burglary, 1500 block of Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. 1:11 a.m., ...

Wysox man loses life in crash

TOWANDA —  Matthew P. Wilbur, 41, of Wysox, died as the result of  a one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Litchfield Township, Bradford County, state police here reported. Wilbur was traveling south in a 2000 Jeep Cherokee on Macafee Road when the vehicle left the west shoulder of the ...

UPS driver grazed by bullet near Philadelphia

CHESTER (AP) — A veteran UPS driver has been grazed by a bullet while working in a small city near Philadelphia. Authorities say the victim was able to drive to a nearby car dealership in Chester and get help. His injuries are believed to be minor. UPS tells WPVI-TV that a second employee ...

Police: Man tossed from bar for tossing drink climbs back in

BETHLEHEM (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man thrown out of a bar after throwing a drink scaled a deck behind the establishment and took a seat again. Police in Bethlehem said Nnaemeka Sam-Otuh was arrested Thursday morning after the incident at the Tally Ho Tavern. WFMZ-TV reports ...