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Loyalsock grad makes it to ‘American Idol’ top 16

Montoursville native and Loyalsock Township High School graduate Brennan "Beane" Hepler made it through to the top 16 on Sunday's "American Idol". Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC to see if the continues on to the top 10. To vote for Hepler text 15 to 21553.

Brooklyn Nets sign Alize Johnson to $4.1M multiyear contract

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets signed Alize Johnson to a multiyear contract Sunday after the forward's solid play during his two 10-day contracts. The contract is worth up to $4.1M according to ESPN. Johnson has appeared in six games, averaging 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in about 13 ...

Lycoming Township explosion under investigation

Life flight transported a 46-year-old male in critical condition to the Lehigh Valley Burn Center, while a 48-year-old female was not injured by the blast that occurred outside the home on the 3500 block of Linn Street. Officials have not yet determined the cause of the explosion, which ...

Water boil advisory for parts of Williamsport

Customers of the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority in the following area May Be At Increased Risk From Microbial Contamination. City of Williamsport: West Fourth Street between Rose Street and Fifth Avenue Grier Street between West Third Street and West Fourth Street Fifth Avenue ...

Lycoming County 35 new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 9, there were 5,048 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,064,092. There were 35 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 25,362 ...

Fire rips through Williamsport home

For the second time this week, Williamsport firefighters battled a structure fire late Friday afternoon that left people homeless. The fire at 645 Campbell St., just north of Park Avenue, broke out about 4:50 p.m. Fire officials said the property contained at least two separate living ...

Lycoming County 41 new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 8, there were 4,746 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,059,044. There were 42 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 25,327 ...

Firefighters battle brush fires near Jersey Shore

JERSEY SHORE – Plumes of smoke rising several hundred feet into the air and visible for miles covered much of a mountain range along Cement Hollow Road in Piatt Township on Thursday afternoon as dozens of volunteer firefighters and state forestry crews worked very hard to contained at least ...

Lycoming County 37 new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 7, there were 4,643 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,054,298. There were 48 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 25,285 ...

Lycoming County 43 new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed today, April 6, there were 4,255 additional positive cases of COVID-19, in addition bringing the statewide total to 1,049,655. There were 37 new deaths reported for a total of 25,237 deaths attributed to COVID-19. Lycoming County ...

Lycoming County 34 new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 5, there were 2,718 additional positive cases of COVID-19, in addition to 3,933 new cases reported Sunday, April 4, for a two-day total of 6,651 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the ...

Lycoming County 48 new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 2, there were 4,656 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,033,406. There were 28 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 25,148 ...

Lycoming County 39 new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 1, there were 3,893 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,028,750. There were 27 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 25,120 ...

Cogan House Township standoff ends with arrest

Today at 11:20 a.m. state police from Troop F, Montoursville responded to a report of gun shots fired into an occupied residence on Ross Road in Cogan Station Township, according to a PSP news release. At approximately 12:45 p.m. while troopers were still on the scene conducting an ...

Alleged shooter in Cogan House Twp. stand-off denied bail

At his arraignment Thursday night, Nakoma Justin Ross, 21, was denied bail and ordered directly to the Lycoming County Prison. From his Cogan House Township home at 46 Ross St, Ross is alleged to have fired two shots in the direction of four state troopers about 12:45 p.m Thursday. The ...

Pennsylvania to make all adults vaccine eligible by April 19

HARRISBURG (AP) — Every adult in Pennsylvania will qualify for COVID-19 vaccines starting April 19, and emergency responders, grocery workers and others will be able to set up shots immediately, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration announced Wednesday. Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam said the ...

Lycoming Bakery sale, reopening pending

Lycoming Bakery employees who lost their jobs when the bread-making business closed operations abruptly earlier this week may be in luck. A local businessman, Matt Cowden, said he and a business partner, Larry Allison, are prepared to purchase the bakery, which was established in 1928. Cowden ...

Lycoming County 74 new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., March 31, there were 4,557 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,024,857. There were 44 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of ...

Bakery’s closure leaves communities in disarray

The urgent text messages were sent Monday night to owners of sub and hoagie shops in Williamsport and surrounding areas that Lycoming Bakery in South Williamsport had permanently closed. “They were all shocked,” said Kristi Ardrey, owner of Mileto’s Subs, 2127 W. Fourth St., who said she ...