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Arrest in Williamsport shooting investigation

WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — U.S Marshals Task Force arrested a man police say has a connection to a Williamsport shooting on April 3. According to the Williamsport Bureau of Police, 22-year-old Daimeer Abdul Clark was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Task Force in Philadelphia Monday after his arrest warrant was issued for a Williamsport shooting. Investigators […]
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Couple allegedly left child unattended inside car to break into apartment

Williamsport, Pa. —Officers arrived at an Old Lycoming residence on May 26 to find two people standing at the bottom of a ladder leading to a second story window. Both individuals allegedly stated “we didn’t even get inside yet” as officers attempted to speak with them about the situation. Colleen Lynn Mattison, 23, and Brandon Putman, 24, both of Williamsport were in the process of eviction from the property located near the 1800 block of Blanchard Avenue.

Motion filed to have previous abuse allegations thrown out in upcoming homicide trial

Williamsport, Pa. —A man accused in the 2003 homicide of a Montoursville woman will challenge evidence that could possibly be presented at his upcoming trial in June. Jade Gillette Babcock, 52, of Williamsport, through counsel, filed a motion in 2019 that would preclude any previous instances of abuse, PFAs, simple assaults, and other assault related offenses against the accuser from being presented at his trial.

Towanda’s Porschia Bennett wins another state track title

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (WETM) – It was the perfect way to end a high school career. Towanda’s Porschia Bennett earned her second consecutive Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) championship Friday in the high jump at Shippensburg University. Bennett’s leap of 5’6″ put her at the top of the podium at Seth Grove Stadium. Porschia set a […]

Boutique in Williamsport caters to transgender, non-binary clientele

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Colorful clothing fills the racks inside the Brian Spies Boutique in Williamsport. The free clothing closet is run by AIDS Resource, and it is specifically for transgender and gender-nonconforming people in Lycoming County. "We wanted to create a safe space where people could find clothing, shoes,...

Cogan Station Man Arrested After 5-Year-Old Assaulted

MILTON – State troopers say they’ve arrested a Cogan Station man who violently shook a 5-month-old girl recently in Union County. Troopers say 31-year-old Owen Moore was arrested and arraigned Thursday on charges of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person, he’s jailed, $25,000 bail. The victim...

Smokestacks, salamanders & sunken treasure: Scuba and snorkeling in the Susquehanna Valley

“I grew up snorkeling all over the greater Williamsport area,” says Loyalsock High School graduate Gabe Cellini. “Some of my fondest memories are when my grandfather, brother and I would snorkel behind Bowman Field on Lycoming Creek. We would ride our bikes over in the morning with all of our snorkel gear, fishing rods, and lunch and spend the entire day there.”

Williamsport City Council approves another new treasurer

Williamsport, Pa. — Williamsport City Council voted May 26 to approve the appointment of Kevin Mackey as new city treasurer after Shawn Arroyo withdrew from the position. Arroyo was appointed after the resignation of Nicholas Grimes, who was treasurer from 2015 until April 2022. Mackey will oversee a $28...

Williamsport man arrested in Philadelphia after more than month-long search

Philadelphia, Pa. —A 22-year-old Williamsport resident was located inside a Philadelphia apartment along with a man wanted for homicide in Northumberland County. U.S. Marshals said they arrived at an apartment near the 5400 block of Wissahickon Avenue just after 2 p.m. on May 23 to find Daimeer Clark inside. According to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service, Clark was wanted on related firearms charges at the time of his arrest and was returned to Lycoming County.

EMT course scheduled at four area sites for fall semester

Williamsport, Pa. — A shortage of Emergency Medical Technicians continues to strain communities, particularly rural communities, where there are fewer volunteer EMTs. Related reading: Lifesaving work: Area EMTs meet the man they saved. Opportunities abound for training, including an Emergency Medical Technician course that will begin the week of...

Perley J. “Pete” Swartz

Nisbet — Perley “Pete” J. Swartz, 88, of Nisbet passed away peacefully Friday, May 27, 2022 at The Gatehouse. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years Mary Jane (Hamilton) Swartz on November 3, 2021. Born September 7, 1933 in Williamsport, he was...
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The Hall Has an Award Named After Ralph Hay; Why Doesn’t It Have a Bust?

The Pro Football Hall-of-Fame’s Ralph Hay Pioneer Award is so coveted that it’s been presented only 10 times since its inception in 1972, including this week when former players Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Bill Willis and Marion Motley were winners. It’s an honor given to those who make...
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Lester K. Cox, Liberty, Ohio

LIBERTY, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Lester K. Cox, 47, of Liberty, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Mercy health St. Elizabeth Hospital Downtown of natural causes. He was born December 6, 1974, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of William and Monica Miller Cox. Lester was of the Baptist...

Man found not guilty on 29 of 32 counts after two-day trial

Williamsport, Pa. — A two-day trial concluded in Lycoming County court on Thursday when a jury returned not guilty verdicts for 29 of 32 counts against a Montoursville man. Of the 32 counts Bruce Stuart, 62, was accused, several were felonies that included rape of a mentally disabled person and sexual assault after authorities investigated claims made by a relative.

Memorial Day Services | Bradford County Itineraries

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30, with service events to take place locally. For Canton, residents are encouraged to attend a Memorial Day parade to remember and honor those that sacrificed everything. The parade will begin at Canton Church of Christ at 10:30 a.m. and will follow the normal parade route to the War Memorial Park, where another service will take place.