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House fire leaves family of 4 homeless

A working smoke detector is credited with alerting a Linden area family late Friday night to a fire in their home, giving them just enough time to safely escape the property along West Emery Church Road, according to Matt Fausey, chief of Citizen’s Hose Co. in Jersey Shore. “I smelled ...

Three people injured in separate crashes

Jason Franklin, 46, of Jersey Shore, was taken to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries he suffered when his 2018 Jeep Compass struck a tree on Furnace Run Road in Watson Township about 3:40 a.m. Sunday, state police said. Also taken to the hospital was Janice ...

2 deported in past accused of illegally re-entering country

Federal grand jury indictments were released this week on two individuals previously deported and charged with allegedly re-entering the United States. Fray Carranza-Del cid was removed by order and taken out of the country from Washington, D.C., on Aug. 24, 2007, but was found in Clinton ...

Charges filed against young father in suspected shaken baby syndrome case

JERSEY SHORE — A 21-year-old father surrendered Thursday to face assault-related charges for allegedly shaking his infant son so hard that it has left the baby blind and brain damaged, according to state police. Accompanied by his attorney, Tyler Vaughn, of 290 Nippenose Road, was arraigned ...

Tools burgled from Muncy farm

MUNCY — State police are investigating a recent burglary that occurred at Browns Tree Farm on Stan Warn Road in Moreland Township where an estimated $2,700 worth of tools were stolen, including four chainsaws, three weed wackers and a battery charger.

Four plead guilty in separate cases

In separate cases, four people pled guilty to various offenses as part of a plea agreement, according to court records. Ryan Arena, 29, of Wellsboro, pled guilty to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia after Old Lycoming Township police withdrew a charge of possession of ...

Man facing alleged infant abuse also in court on drug charges

Facing charges of abusing an infant, a man recently sought to suppress evidence from an earlier possession charge. During a traffic stop at 2 a.m. Sept. 4, 2018, police said Grant Wright, 44, of 2109 Central Ave., was allegedly discovered to have ingested impairing substances and carrying ...

18 charged with various crimes

Eighteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • Jacob Probst, 22, of 21 E. New Road, Linden; city police; burglary, felony trespassing, theft, receiving stolen property and public ...

5 people sentenced in Lycoming County

Five people have been sentenced for various crimes in Lycoming County court. Four people have been sentenced to county prison, they are: • Ronald E. Boal, 59, 433 South Main Street, Jersey Shore, 10 to 38 months for disorderly conduct. • Anthoney F. Benson, 58, of Lycoming County ...

Danville man dies in New York skiing accident

WILMINGTON, N.Y. — A 21-year-old from Pennsylvania has died from injuries he suffered at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center last week. Nicholas Koch of Danville, Pennsylvania, was injured after skiing down the Lower Northway trail and striking a cluster of trees, according to New York State ...

7 charged with various crimes in Lycoming County

Seven people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were: • James Edward Coleman, 34, of 206 Brushy Ridge Road; state police; possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of ...

Men accused of selling for drug ring, which allegedly used a minor

A city man’s charges related to his alleged involvement in a drug ring were held over for trial at his preliminary hearing Monday. The same organized crime group running drugs also used a runaway teenager, said police. Quran Haddih “Mugga” Geddy, 24, is charged with allegedly selling ...

Southside man charges for allegedly punching paramedic in the face

A 36-year-old South Williamsport man faces assault-related charges after attacking two paramedics who were trying to treat him in his home for a panic attack, borough police alleged in court papers. Michael Sheilds, of 339 Hastings St., sucker punched one of the paramedics in the face shortly ...

ATV operator treated after vehicle overturns in woods

A 61-old Hepburn Township man was taken to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center late Wednesday morning to be treated for injuries he suffered when the four-wheel all-terrain vehicle he was operating crashed in some woods near his home in the 400 block of Crescent Hill Road, according to Old ...

Firefighters find no blaze but medical episode in kitchen

City firefighters rushed to the five-story Williamsport Manor at 450 Center St. for a reported fire in an apartment about 8 p.m. Wednesday. But what they found when they arrived was a third-floor resident who suffered a medical episode while cooking, according to fire officials. There was ...

26 people sentenced for various crimes in Lycoming County

Twenty-six people have been sentenced for various crimes in Lycoming County court. Two people were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Calvin T. Charles, 32, of 765 W. Fourth St., Apartment No. 1F, 18 to 36 months in state prison for possession with intent to distribute; 18 to 36 months ...

Charges filed against 8 people in Tioga County

MANSFIELD — Eight people have been charged with various criminal offenses in Tioga County, according to court records. Those charged and the police agencies involved include: • Tanarah Duncan Washington, 20, of Philadelphia; Mansfield police; possession of small amount of marijuana, ...

Lock Haven man sentenced to 10 to 20 years for arsons

LOCK HAVEN — James Arnold Brown has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in state prison. Brown, 54, of East Park Street, Lock Haven, entered guilty pleas earlier this fall to two first degree felonies for starting two separate fires in the city of Lock Haven in 2018, Clinton County District ...

25 sentenced in Lycoming County courts

Twenty-five people have been sentenced for various crimes in Lycoming County court. Four people were sentenced to state prison. They are: • Kasan R. Sanders, 40, of Lycoming County prison, 12 to 24 years for three convictions of possession of a firearm; and two to four years for delivery ...

Tractor trailer hits bridge on Route 220

JERSEY SHORE — Tiadaghton regional police responded to a tractor trailer accident along Route 220 just passed the intersection of Route 287 around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday that resulted in both northbound lanes on 220 to be blocked off for over an hour. Safety Officer Adam Kilpatrick, explained ...