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Williamsport man charged with attempted homicide

Williamsport, Pa. — A man is in the hospital with a broken back after state police said a man intentionally struck him with a vehicle in early May. Gregory Allen Emerick, 28, of Williamsport intentionally turned his vehicle into the person and struck them near the area of Pinecrest Drive in Eldred Township, according to charges. A dash cam on Emerick’s vehicle was viewed by police, who said the accuser sustained injuries to their left arm and hand, right knee, and right foot, along with...
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Man caught with expired medical card, several packages of marijuana

Williamsport, Pa. —A strong odor of marijuana could be detected as state police troopers spoke with the driver a vehicle with heavy window tint, according to an affidavit. Dominique Adams-Coffey, 31, of Williamsport consented to a search when troopers pulled him over on June 16 near Market Street. Trooper Logan Webb discovered several packages of marijuana on the passenger’s seat with various labels along with an expired medical marijuana card. ...
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Man accused of stealing nearly $500 that was dropped in parking lot

Bloomsburg, Pa. — A man who reportedly stole cash he found in a gas station parking lot told police he kept the money because of the old adage "finders keepers, losers weepers." But police reminded Larry Todd Wilcox, 54, that "finders keepers" isn't a law and instead charged him with theft of $480. Bloomsburg Officer Brad Sharrow was called to the Uni-Mart on Lightstreet Road just after 8 p.m. on...

Evangelical Hospital nurse awarded for serving as role model for coworkers

Lewisburg — Following a nomination from a coworker, nurse Shelby Ruch is the most recent recipient of a DAISY Award from Evangelical Community Hospital. The awards are given to nurses who exemplify clinical expertise and compassionate care. Ruch has been a registered nurse with Evangelical since January of 2017, and her expertise was essential to her nominator, Brittany Smith, who is currently a nursing assistant in the Acute Care Unit. According to Brittany: "I got to follow Shelby around for my nursing internship. The one...

City approves transfer of employees, vehicles, and transit dollars to new authority

Williamsport, Pa. — The Williamsport City council voted to approve the transfer of employee contracts, vehicle titles, and transit money from the city to the newly-formed River Valley Transit Authority. All three resolutions were passed unanimously with a 5-0 vote. All will become effective July 1. This is one of the final steps in the ongoing process to separate River Valley Transit from Williamsport. This process has taken place during...

Lock Haven area events: It’s almost a wrap

LOCK HAVEN, PA – The Lock Haven area has been abuzz (literally) for a few days with multiple activities for participants and spectators alike. Saturday marks the wind-down day for some of those, including the 36th annual Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven and the 40&8 Hooskow carving event along the Renovo Road.

The Sidewalk Chalk Festival returns to Lewisburg this July

Lewisburg, Pa. — Grab a box of chalk and take to the street to transform Lewisburg's sidewalks into an open-air art gallery during the annual Sidewalk Chalk Festival! Artists will be free to draw on Market Street between Second and Fifth Street at any time of the day on Friday, July 8 (rain date is Saturday, July 9). If you want to participate, remember to bring your own chalk! Also,...

Bus full of food donations from Rochester delivered in East Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A group traveled from Rochester to East Buffalo to deliver a bus full of food donations on Saturday. Members of the group Uniting and Healing through Hope of Monroe County delivered non-perishable food and personal care items in support of families that have been impacted by the Tops Market mass shooting that happened on May 14 on Jefferson Avenue.

Woman accused of theft, harassment in Woodward Township

Woodward Township, Pa. —Police said a woman who had just stolen items from a store, struck a person as they attempted to give her a ride home. Desirea Jordan, 22, of Lock Haven was charged with retail theft and harassment on June 17 for the incident that occurred near the 20 block of Woodward Avenue in Dunnstown. Court records show Jordan has two active cases against her in Clinton County Court. Both include simple assault and harassment charges. Docket 1 Docket 2

Williamsport City Lions pull off 4-2 win at Catarachos Friday night

Williamsport, Pa. —Tevin Beadle scored two goals and assisted on a third as Williamsport City Lions FC downed Catarachos 4-2 Friday night to snap a road draw streak. Williamsport tallied first when Gabe Leach put a ball directly into the box off a corner. Beadle took the shot, which was stopped, but fell to Will Poirier for the finish. Catarachos leveled at one and two goals, but in each instance, Williamsport was able to respond. Beadle scored in the second half to give Williamsport a two-goal advantage it was able to hold for the finish. Williamsport City Lions FC will be in action this afternoon when the women play NY Magic at 1 p.m. and the men follow with a contest against Allentown II at 3:30 p.m. Both games will be played at Penn College.

Suspect causes thousands of dollars of damage to new park in Lewisburg

Lewisburg, Pa. — Buffalo Valley Regional Police are looking for a suspect who caused thousands of dollars of damage to the newly installed Kidsburg playground at Hufnagle Park in Lewisburg.Police say at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Monday, June 13 the suspect illegally entered the construction area at Hufnagle Park and damaged the newly installed safety surface at the new Playworld Playground. The suspect was accompanied by a small child.The suspect and child were seen walking south along the railroad tracks from the direction of Market Street prior to entering the playground. They exited the construction area heading east on St....

Man with previous felony conviction charged for not turning over late wife's firearm to police

Muncy, Pa.— A man with a prior felony conviction was charged for allegedly possessing a firearm that belonged to his late wife. State police at Montoursville say Charles E. Hill, 51, of Allenwood, did not immediately turn over a handgun that he found in the pocket of his wife’s jacket shortly after her death on May 1. Hill reportedly had turned over two firearms to a friend, but that individual...

Lock Haven man arrested for meth sales in Lycoming County while awaiting sentencing for drug deals in Clinton County.

LOCK HAVEN, PA – Matthew Slota, 33, is incarcerated in Lycoming County Prison after Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police arrested the Lock Haven man on Tuesday for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. TVRP officers allegedly arranged for Slota to deliver $300 worth of methamphetamine to a campground in Platt Township using cell phone messages obtained as part of another investigation.

Norco Rail Trail Cost Estimate Released

The proposed cost of the Northumberland County Rail Trail has been estimated at $14.27-million. A feasibility study posted on the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area website pertains to the plan recently accepted by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the AOAA Authority. The envisioned non-motor trail for walking and biking would run 35 miles, between Sunbury and Mount Carmel. The master plan is available at the AOAA Trails website.

Danville School Boards Puts Off Decision On New A.D.

Danville Area School Board has tabled a decision, regarding a new Athletic Director. Brian Albertson was poised to become the district’s new AD, but directors this week chose to put off a vote, due to the process that brought Albertson before them. That was overseen by Superintendent Ricki Boyle, whose resignation was accepted later in the same meeting. A point of concern was no one on the board was involved in Albertson’s interview process. Albertson is the current Athletic Director for Millville.

Three Men Charged for Possible Retaliation Shooting, Another Sought

SUNBURY – Three men are facing charges and another man is being sought by police after a shooting that may be in retaliation for a murder in Sunbury. Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare says Reggie Houseal and Francky Riche of Sunbury, and Issac Holley of Northumberland were taken into custody Thursday. Hare says an arrest warrant has also been issued for a fourth man, Anthony Moultrie of Sunbury. This follows a June 16 shooting on Third Street in Sunbury where at least seven shots were fired at a vehicle.

Williamsport protests against Roe V. Wade ruling

WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Communities across the Commonwealth are protesting the reversal of Roe v. Wade. The demonstrations are aimed at Friday’s ruling by the US Supreme Court which overturns the landmark 1973 decision which gave women the right to choose. Lycoming Women Democrats are making one thing clear. They held a demonstration Friday to […]