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New charges filed against Lycoming County inmate

Additional drug charges were filed last week against Lycoming County Prison inmate Rashaun Fleming, 31, of 1245 Freed Place. The new charges were filed by state Trooper Christopher Sulitka and stem from an incident when he caught Fleming traveling 72 mph in a 55 mph speed zone on Route 118 in ...

Alley in Williamsport blocked by fallen tree

A combination of criminal mischief and Mother Nature was enough to cause this tree to suddenly fall in the 500 block of Anthony Street just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, city police said. Neighbors told the Sun-Gazette they heard something "cracking" seconds before the tree fell. Police said the ...

Man jailed following stabbing at convenience store

Tajhea Shuler, 19, of 1735 Four Mile Drive has been arrested on charges of allegedly stabbing a clerk Sunday night at the Quick Mart, 1810 Northway Road, (above) in Loyalsock Township, state police said. The clerk was stabbed "with a large kitchen knife in the neck-chest," and taken to UPMC ...

Traffic detoured around DuBoistown crash

A woman driving a Dodge Durango, above, declined treatment for injuries she suffered when the vehicle and a pickup truck collided in the 2400 block of Euclid Avenue in DuBoistown about 4:10 p.m. Monday, according to emergency responders at the scene. Fire police directed traffic around the ...

Dryer fire breaks out in East End home

WILLIAMSPORT-Williamsport firefighters quickly extinguished a fire involving a clothes dryer that broke out in a back room at 1127 E. Third St. about 11 a.m. Monday. Firefighters knocked the fire down and then carried the smoldering dryer outside. Exhaust fans were used to clear smoke ...

Man dies after being overcome by fumes in silo, son rescued

TURBOTVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a man died after he was overcome by fumes in a silo on a central Pennsylvania farm. The Montour County coroner's office says 45-year-old Abraham Stoltzfus and his 16-year-old son entered the 60-foot grass silo Friday morning on the farm between ...

City man charged with 2 DUIs in 2 weeks

A 49-year-old motorist suspected of being on the drug PCP was arrested Wednesday night following a brief pursuit in which he drove his 2013 Ford Explorer on the sidewalk on Arch Street near West Third Street, city Patrolman Gino Caschera said. The brief pursuit began about 8:20 p.m., just ...

Elderly man injured in cow attack at Amish farm along Route 44

ELIMSPORT — A man, believed to be in his 70s, was recovering from injuries he suffered Monday afternoon when a dairy cow — weighing at least 1,000 pounds — suddenly attacked him and momentarily pinned him against a wall in a barn at an Amish farm along Route 44, according to Elimsport ...

City man arrested for disturbance, two motorists charged with DUI

A 40-year-old man was locked up Sunday night following two disturbances at the Fourth Street rooming house where he lives, according to city police. Jerry Brooks, of 424 Fourth St., faces charges of simple assault, felony trespassing, disorderly conduct and harassment filed by Patrolman Damon ...

Area police kept busy handling drug cases

In separate cases, nine people have been arrested on various drug offenses, including Ruben Carter, 47, of 944 Memorial Ave., who faces multiple counts of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine filed by the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit. The charges stem from his alleged ...

Old Lycoming man charged with resisting arrest

Officers had to Taser Jolan Potter at his home on Princeton Avenue in Old Lycoming Township in order to take him into custody, on the morning of March 29, according to township Patrolman Robert Mausteller. “No, I’m not going back to prison. You can’t make me go back there,” the ...

Pedestrian hit by car treated at Geisinger

The 14-year-old city girl who was critically injured when she was struck by a car at Washington Boulevard and Packer Street about 7:30 p.m. Thursday has been admitted to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, city police confirmed Friday night. Her identity, as well as that of the woman who was ...

Father faces assault charges for allegedly striking infant daughter

A 28-year-old father surrendered Friday to face assault-related charges for allegedly striking his 5-month-old daughter in the face while under his care at his Old Lycoming Township apartment in mid-April, township Patrolman Robert Mausteller said. Initially, Ryan Yost, of 2305 Lycoming Creek ...

Warrant filed for man wanted in connection with Seventh Street shooting

An arrest warrant was filed for 19-year-old Jordan Artley in connection with a shooting at Seventh and Hepburn streets about 5 p.m. on April 25, according to city police court records made public Thursday afternoon. The victim, who was not able to identify the gunman, was shot in the buttocks ...

Man charged for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a minor

A 62-year-old Woodward Township man faces charges for allegedly sending inappropriate sexually-explicit text messages through social media to a teenage girl and exchanging pornographic images with the minor, state police said. Jerold Vaughn, of 917 Daughertys Run Road, has been charged with ...

Intoxicated city man jailed following two disturbances

A 46-year-old city man faces charges following two disturbances — one at his Newberry home and the other at UPMC Williamsport — that occurred in a two-hour period on March 11, according to city police. Just after 8 p.m., police responded to Daniel Miller’s home at 2326 Linn St. to ...