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Motorist dies in one-car crash

HUGHESVILLE - Gavin Steele, 20, of Unityville, died of injuries he suffered Friday night in a one-car crash on Route 118, just east of L Harman Road, in Moreland Township, according to officials. A nursing supervisor at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, said Steele died Saturday from his ...

Multiple people arrested on sexual assault charges

After being raped inside a camper in Lewis Township on then night of July 4, a woman told state police that “she was so mad that she punched the wall and felt extremely violated. She displayed fear, anxiety and anger,” Trooper Jonathan Thompson wrote in an affidavit. Within hours, the ...

Fire rips through barn in Williamsport

A two-alarm blaze destroyed a small three-story barn in the 1400 block of Bloomingrove Road in Williamsport on Monday morning. The fire was discovered about 8:15 a.m. by the owner, who lived next to the barn. "I just got done drinking some coffee and I was tying some flies when I came out ...

One dead in ‘officer-involved shooting‘

FORKSVILLE - In what is being called an "officer-involved shooting," a 60-year-old man was shot to death outside his home Friday morning as law enforcement officers were attempting to serve a warrant for his arrest, state police at Laporte said. Killed was Michael Norton of 521 Cotts Road, ...

Barricaded gunman incident in Tioga County ends peacefully

ROSEVILLE — A four-hour standoff with a gunman ended peacefully on July 1 in Rutland Township, Tioga County. Armed with a Mossburg Shotgun, Justin Scott Winnie, 29, allegedly threatened harm to himself and officers before his arrest. Several hours before the incident, Vernon Winnie, his ...

12 face charges in separate incidents

A domestic disturbance on Saturday night landed Kyle Barnes, 25, of Philadelphia, behind bars after he grabbed a Hughesville police officer’s shirt and allegedly pushed him down a flight of stairs in a home on South Third Street in the borough, according to court records. Barnes allegedly ...

Volunteer firefighters race to Wolf Township fire

Area volunteer firefighters race to what was reported to be a barn fire at 1050 Route 405 in Wolf Township shortly after noon today. Sun-Gazette will update the story as details become available.

Man leads police on 15 mile car pursuit

A 15-mile high-speed pursuit that began in South Williamsport ended on Main Street in Salladasburg, where this Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Shiloh Flanigan, 21, of 16 Water St., Salladasburg, crashed into a corner of home about 8:35 p.m. Monday, South Williamsport police said. During the ...

Human remains found near South Avis

SOUTH AVIS — State police at Lamar and Clinton County Coroner Zach Hanna are investigating the discovery of human remains found Thursday along the Susquehanna River in Pine Creek Township, Clinton County. Hanna said the remains were discovered along the riverbank by fishermen. Although ...

Pine Street fire displaces residents

For the second time in three days, city firefighters battled a structure fire in very intense heat. This time the fire was at 614 Pine St., where flames broke out in an exterior wall on the second floor of a three-story three-unit apartment house about 2:20 p.m. Monday. Everyone in the ...

Fire hits Williamsport home on Independence Day

All occupants safely escaped this home in the 600 block of Rose Street in Williamsport Saturday afternoon when a two-alarm blaze erupted, city fire officials said. At least three adults and three children were left homeless by the fire, which broke out about about 3:40 p.m., officials ...

Three motorcyclists in serious condition from Golden Strip crash

All three motorcyclists hurt in Tuesday’s crash in the 1800 block of East Third Street were recovering at UPMC Williamsport with serious injuries, state police said. Hospitalized were Jerry Baldwin, 46, of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and a passenger on his motorcycle, Krystle Richardson, 26, ...

Assault, drug-related charges alleged in separate cases

After threatening his girlfriend with an earlier text message that read “You’re going to get stitches in your face,” Tyrone Singleton pulled out a knife and stabbed a hole in the woman’s car door panel when he came upon her a short time later at Linn and Poplar streets about 12:30 p.m. ...

State trooper arrests 8 motorists for DUI in less than 7 weeks

Between early Christmas morning and Feb. 8, state Trooper Robert Jacobs — while on routine patrol in the city — got six motorists off the road who allegedly were either under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A seventh driver he stopped was under the influence of both, according to court ...

Several people charged with crimes in Lycoming County

A second Philadelphia man has been arrested and jailed for his alleged involvement in the holdup of a Chinese food deliveryman who was robbed at gunpoint while making a delivery in the 400 block of Glenwood Avenue about 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, according to city Patrolman William Dauber Kyle ...

South Williamsport man faces felony arson charges

South Williamsport resident Dakota Fisher told borough police he just didn’t care if he was dead or alive. So he took a hammer and struck his hands and head with it. He then piled garbage and trash on top of his stove and set the items on fire, Sgt. James Taylor alleged in court ...

1 dead from injuries sustained in crash

ANTES FORT — The elderly man injured in Thursday afternoon’s crash on Route 44 has died, a nursing supervisor at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, told the Sun-Gazette Friday night. William Moore, 78, a resident of Limestone Township, died Friday afternoon, the nursing supervisor ...

Williamsport father accused of child abuse

A 31-year-old father has been charged with allegedly beating his 8-year-old son again and again with a belt after the boy got into some Christmas presents his parents had hid in the house a little more than two weeks before the holiday, according to city police Agent Brittany ...