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Store robber remains at large

The armed bandit who held up a clerk at the Nittany MinitMart in Loyalsock Township on Tuesday night pressed the gun up “against the front of the clerk’s face” as he attempted to grab a handful of bills from the register, state Trooper Rebecca Parker said. However, before the male ...

Churches prepare for challenging holidays

With most people practicing social distancing, area churches have devised unique and creative ways of bringing the faithful together while remaining apart as they observe Good Friday and celebrate the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday. From utilizing social media to broadcast pastors ...

PEMA to seize medical gear to fight COVID-19

In the two weeks since the first person in Lycoming County was diagnosed with the coronavirus, the number of COVID-19 cases in the county has reached 15, according to the state Department of Health. While there have been no reported deaths in the region, the number of cases in the area ...

Montgomery mulls ‘sanctuary’ for gun owners

MONTGOMERY — Montgomery Borough Council this week agreed to consider becoming a sanctuary from unconstitutional state and federal gun control laws. Meeting via Zoom technology, council unanimously approved the drafting of a Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution for review and potential ...

Neighbors crack down on out-of-state sales

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — While the nation navigates its way through stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Rhode Island have gone a step further by imposing limitations on what out-of-state residents can purchase in their states, and whether ...

State General Primary postponed

The state General Primary is postponed to June 2, according to a news release from Lycoming County government. County boards of elections across Pennsylvania sought this postponement in order to protect the public health. Counties believe that the delay is necessary in order to encourage ...

Gunman robs convenience store

Police were looking for a gunman who robbed the Nittany MinitMart at 1450 E. Third St. about 9 p.m. Tuesday. The initial report described the suspect as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, wearing a scarf and white gloves. It was believed the man had a handgun, state police were told. There were ...

State starts trout season early

Not every state agency is necessarily urging people to stay home: The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission opened trout season Tuesday, although the abrupt announcement was two weeks ahead of schedule in a move designed to preempt big gatherings of anglers and travel that typically occur on ...

78 more virus deaths set new single-day high in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania smashed its single-day high for reported coronavirus-related deaths, recording 78 more fatalities and nearly 1,600 more cases of COVID-19 as the state Department of Health confirmed Tuesday that every county now has an infected resident. The count more than doubled ...

Workforce at area hospitals feel impact of pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the workforce of local health care providers. Certain employees at UPMC Susquehanna may not be asked to report to work or be told to work in other areas, depending on the hospital needs related to the pandemic. “Staff members may be redeployed to assist ...

COVID-19 poses new problems for people with disabilities

Addressing issues that people with disabilities are facing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Teresa Miller, the state’s secretary of Human Services, said that the current health crisis is “a new battlefield for people with disabilities.” “This is a a vulnerable population of ...

City street projects temporarily on hold

COVID-19 has put a halt on any city non-emergency street reconstruction and paving projects, said Jon Sander, city engineer. There is no notice to proceed date, as only emergency projects are allowed given the current virus circumstances, he said. There are more than 20 streets on the list ...

Contract for maintenance, custodial workers approved

The South Williamsport Area School Board approved a five-year agreement for maintenance and custodial staff Monday night. The contract between the district and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) calls for those employees to receive 50-cent-per-hour wage ...

Food bank, state officials have concerns over supply chain

With nearly 10 million people signing up for unemployment last week, schools closed and more people preparing meals at home, the food supply chain in the state is straining to keep up with the shift in how consumers obtain food and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has been seeing an increase ...

What it means here: UPMC waives costs for COVID-19 treatment, more

Utility company gives to United Way The PPL Foundation will donate $300,000 to a dozen agencies providing COVID-19 relief efforts across central and eastern Pennsylvania, including the Lycoming United Way and Clinton County United Way, a news release said. “We are committed to helping our ...

PSP Update on Nittany Mart Robbery

State police at Montoursville have released two photos of the man suspected of robbing the Nittany MinitMart at 1450 East Third St. in Williamsport on Tuesday night. Anybody with information about this incident should contact Trooper Rebecca PARKER, PSP, Montoursville Station, at (570) ...

Police look for gunman following fatal city shooting

A 27-year-old Philadelphia man was shot and killed in an SUV early Monday morning in the parking lot of the Bridge Street Commons at 326 Bridge St., city police said. Residents who live near the 10-unit apartment building reported hearing anywhere from five to 10 shots about 3:20 a.m. Amir ...

City crews begin brush and yard debris collection

The piles of yard debris are showing up in Williamsport, and that means the streets and parks crews will be around. The crews began to collect yard debris on Monday, and reduced each crew to protect the employees and public as the city follows guidelines from federal state and local health ...

School offers free drive-in Wi-Fi to students, community

MANSFIELD — To allow students and community members access to the internet while promoting social distancing, Mansfield University Campus Technologies is providing drive-up Wi-FI at some locations on their campus. “We understand not everyone has internet access in their home and a lot of ...