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Two charged with attempted homicide

The two men who allegedly struck a pedestrian and shot at him along Robbins Road in late March were arrested in Drexel Hill by the United States Marshals Fugitive Team Friday, and arraigned that night in Lycoming County. Narman James Dennis, 40, of Drexel Hill, and Robert George Vettese, ...

University’s Hope Center helps students understand consent

LOCK HAVEN –Lock Haven University held its third annual Hope Center Consent Workshop recently, touching on topics including what is consent and how to get consent, the gray area, reporting an issue and feed back, and looking to connect and inform students. The Hope Center’s director and ...

Paving city streets to begin as asphalt plants open

Get ready to see more detours, flaggers and some minor inconvenience to reach destinations across Williamsport. “Drivers can anticipate detours and inconvenience but long-term gain when it is over,” said Adam Winder, department general manager. About 36 streets in the city are targeted ...

Guilty verdict in homicide trial

It took a jury in Lycoming County part of the day and into the evening Friday to find a man guilty of murder in the first and second degree in a shooting in a Poplar Street residence. Jordan Adonis Rawls, 27, formerly of the 1000 block of Race Street, was found guilty of shooting Shane Wright, ...

Family describes night of murders on fourth day of trial

“Oh my (expletive) God.” That’s what Kristine Kibler, 50, screamed on Halloween night in 2016 seconds before she was shot and later died, according to Cheyanna Wright, who testified for the defense on the fourth day of a trial for Jordan Adonis Rawls, 27, formerly of the 1000 block of ...

Inmates attempt escape in Tioga County

Wellsboro — Two incarcerated women recently tried to escape from Tioga County Prison, 1768 Shumway Hill Road, by drawing a corrections officer into a cell and assaulting her, in an effort to procure keys. Safari Skye Kahl, 21, of Mainesburg, and Ashleigh Taylor Abplanalp, 21, of Wellsboro, ...

Citizens voice concerns to commission

Unfair, detrimental and unethical were some of the adjectives citizens from the northcentral area of the state used to describe the current system of redistricting in the state. The comments were part of a discussion facilitated by the Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission, which the ...

Officials eye new ramp, security

An accessible ramp leading to the front doors of City Hall off West Fourth Street and security improvements in the lobby top the agenda of city’s public works committee meeting next week. The ramp and concept of bringing more security into City Hall are among topics scheduled for City ...

Muncy looks to enforce flood regulations

MUNCY — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is clamping down on Muncy Borough for what the agency believes are overlooked flood regulations. The council put forth ways to address it at its meeting Tuesday night. Buildings in the federally mandated flood plain must have permits for any ...

Board preps funding for capital projects

The Williamsport Area School Board approved a resolution authorizing the paperwork to be put in place to secure financing not to exceed $9,995,000 to fund capital projects in the district at a meeting Tuesday. The board authorized the administration to work with PFM Financial Advisors LLC, as ...

Kids United playground site chosen

For children with cognitive or physical disabilities, finding a place to play that is not only accessible, but also conducive to the various needs of a child, isn’t always easy to find. With this in mind, a group of people in the community have joined forces to bring an all-inclusive ...

Memorial playground remains closed, state grant in works

A $250,000 state grant may be available to improve a children’s playground at Memorial Park, city officials said. The grant, known as the Greenways, Trails and Recreational Programs Grant, through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, may be headed for City Council review, according to ...

Meet the Candidates reception to be held in Lewisburg

There is an opportunity to meet the candidates for the 12th Congressional District at a forum from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 12, at the Country Cupboard Restaurant at 101 Hafer Road in Lewisburg. State Rep. Fred Keller, R-Mifflinburg, and Marc Friedenberg, Democratic nominee and instructor of ...

State plans improvements for Route 220 west of city

he proposed construction to Route 220, which will create a 6-mile safety corridor, will sideline residents in favor of interstate itinerants, according to residents and emergency personnel. The construction, which extends 6 miles from the Fourth Street Merge with Route 220 to Route 287, is ...

Expert testifies on second day of homicide trial

Expert testimony highlighted the second day of testimony in the jury trial of a man alleged to have taken part in a Williamsport home invasion that left a mother and son dead. Jordan Adonis Rawls is the second man to face trial in the case. Joseph Coleman, 37 was found guilty by a Lycoming ...

Memorial Park hoops plan pulled

Alize Johnson will not bring a basketball complex to Memorial Park. “It will not be built there,” Jaron Bartholomew, Johnson’s manager, said Tuesday. Johnson, 22, plays for the Indiana Pacers, and offered to spend up to $150,000 to build two courts at the park. He also created a ...

Comms approve equipment rental, leases for golf course

The Lycoming County commissioners unanimously approved one rental and two lease-to-own agreements on behalf of the White Deer Golf Complex Tuesday, which will add 24 golf carts and two different types of riding mowers to the golf course’s fleet of equipment. A year-long rental agreement ...

County domestic relations unable to assess fees

Domestic relations offices statewide are unable to assess some fees that may have been common practice. A memo the state Bureau of Child Support issued earlier this year may be responsible, said Lycoming County Domestic Relations Office director Stephanie Tribble. “That memo is basically ...

Stocking of creeks means it’s almost trout season

Sunlit, early spring days fuel the passions of many eager to head back on the water, fishing for trout. Perhaps the next best thing, before the official opening of trout season, is feeding the fish to the many rivers and creeks still swollen by snowmelt that roar across the landscape of ...