Williamsport, PA

New owners taking over the Acme BBQ location

Williamsport, Pa.— The owners of Lucky Bear BBQ, a catering business based out of Montoursville, announced on Facebook that they'd be taking over the location that formerly housed Acme BBQ in Williamsport to open a dine-in and take-out restaurant. "Lucky Bear BBQ will continue to offer catering at events but will be also be reopening Acme BBQ Company for dine in/take out," the post reads. The site of the former...
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Sheriff’s office asking for help to locate accused child rapist

Williamsport, Pa. — The Lycoming County Sheriff’s Officer issued an arrest warrant for a 37-year-old man accused of raping a child. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Steven Randal Guthrie is being asked to call 1-800-4PA-TIPS or submit a tip online at PA Crime Stoppers. Guthrie is accused of 12 counts of rape of a child, 10 counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, five counts of aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children, and indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old.
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Two charged after home invasion in Williamsport

Williamsport, Pa. — Two Lycoming County women were charged after allegedly forcing their way into a home and starting a fight with another woman. Williamsport Police received a call just before 1 a.m. on Sept. 15 from a person who said two people were fighting inside a home near the 800 block of Elmira Street. Officer Jamie DeSanto got to the home and broke up the altercation, police said. Terry...

Third assault charge for Lycoming County man

Williamsport, Pa. — A woman was hurt after a man threw her to the ground during an argument, Williamsport Police Officers said. The woman was allegedly assaulted by Jesse Davis on the morning of Sept. 17 near the 600 block of Hepburn Street. An argument started after the 24-year-old Davis accused the woman of not loving him, Officer Nicholas Carrita said. At one point, Davis reportedly grabbed the woman and...

Another Lycoming County Prison inmate is dead

Williamsport, Pa. — An inmate at Lycoming County Prison was taken to UPMC Williamsport on Wednesday after an apparent suicide attempt, according to county officials. The inmate, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the emergency room shortly after his arrival. Matthew McDermott, chief clerk at the Lycoming County Commissioners office said the incident was immediately referred to the district attorney's office. The district attorney's office will begin an investigation, as it is standard protocol for any prison death. This is the second reported inmate death this month. On Sept. 5, Joel Kendall, 49, of Williamsport, was found dead in his cell. The cause of death is pending toxicology results and further testing. Related Reading: Inmate found dead at Lycoming County Prison

Price scanner thrown at pharmacist over $10 prescription

Williamsport, Pa. — An irate customer threw a price scanner at a woman causing a cut on her lip, Williamsport Police said. The Philadelphia woman swore and carried on as she argued with an employee over a $10 prescription on the evening of Sept. 7. Tiaura Sanya Robinson removed the price scanner and threw it at a pharmacist before leaving the Rite Aid near Fifth Street with the unpaid prescription, police said. ...

Block Party participants go "Over the Edge' for fundraiser

Williamsport, Pa. — UPMC hosted a Community Block Party on Friday night in downtown Williamsport, with great food, live music, and fun activities. The event, which took over a section of W. Fourth Street from 5-9 p.m., highlighted this year's "Over the Edge" fundraiser, which saw participants rappel from the Hepburn High Rise. The fundraiser is organized in partnership between River Valley Regional YMCA, YWCA Northcentral PA and the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF). This is the fifth year for the event.

Man charged with drug trafficking offenses in Clinton, Lycoming counties

WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY — According to U.S. Attorney Gerald M. Karam, a Philadelphia man was indicted by a federal grand jury for drug trafficking charges. Karam said that 27-year-old Demitri Carroll was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute drugs and nine counts of possession with intent to distribute drugs in Clinton and Lycoming […]

Arrest Made After $3,000 Lottery Crime in Milton Area

MILTON – State troopers say the caught the man who stole $700 in lottery products, and illegally used a credit card belonging to a business for $2,300 in charges. Arrested they say was 37-year-old Jason Enterline of Milton; he’s accused of access device fraud, receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking.

Mom charged for punching child, threatening her with a knife over cell phone

Williamsport, Pa. — A 12-year-old ran out of her home after her mother allegedly punched her and threatened her with a knife, according to officers with the Williamsport Bureau of Police. A "caller" alerted police to the child's situation after seeing the girl crying on the street, barefoot. The child told police her mother hit her over an argument about her cell phone on the evening of Sept. 19. Tiffannie...

Stormwater project set for Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — On rainy days in the city of Williamsport, catch basins found on street corners play a big role in preventing flooding and sewer backups. Last year the city transferred all ownership of the stormwater systems over to the Williamsport Sanitary Authority. "The Water and Sanitary Authority...

Do you have land for sale? Coroner takes to Facebook to seek suitable property

Williamsport, Pa. — The Lycoming County Coroner took to social media last week, looking for land that would suit a new building to house his office, a decontamination unit, garage for the county vehicles, and potential space for a forensic pathologist. According to Chuck Kiessling, Jr., he and the Lycoming County Commissioners met with UMPC officials earlier in September to discuss available land near the hospital where they could build a new facility. ...

Remembering lives lost to homicide, supporting families who have lost

Lycoming County, Pa. — Angel Families Unite, a local organization powered by community volunteers, is striving to reach community members suffering from the loss of family members to homicide. The organization will honor the lives of murder victims in a celebration on September 25, 2022, 3 p.m. at Brandon Park Bandshell. The event will feature the Mad Griller food truck, activities for children related to victims, a candle vigil, and opportunities for survivors to share stories and reflect on their experience. ...

Lacerations, broken glasses corroborate woman's story of domestic violence

Williamsport, Pa. — A Lycoming County man was charged with felony strangulation after he choked a woman and punched her three times in the face, police said. The accuser told police she was asleep at her home on Hepburn Street on Sept. 15 when Curtis James Keyes, 49, of Williamsport allegedly woke her up around 1:30 a.m. and instigated an argument. Keyes allegedly grabbed the accuser by the neck and...

Williamsport edges Lady Wildcat tennis, 3-2

BALD EAGLE TOWNSHIP, PA – Williamsport edged the Central Mountain girls’ tennis team by a 3-2 score on Friday, a match pushed back from Thursday by rain. It was the second 3-2 triumph for the Lady Millionaires over CM this season. The loss put the Lady ‘Cats at...