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Threats made toward probation officers’ families
Lock Haven, Pa. — A woman called probation officers names while physically resisting them and threatening their families, Lock Haven police said. Kadeja Nichelle Henry, 19, of Lock Haven was located on Nov. 6 just before 4 p.m. inside a bedroom, hiding, Officer Brad Coder said. She was attempting to conceal herself behind a door when officers entered, Coder added. A man who answered the door directed probation officers to...
Man who pleaded 'no contest' to assaulting minors receives jail time
Williamsport, Pa. — He proclaimed his innocence throughout court proceedings in Lycoming County. Tuesday, he was sentenced to incarceration. Bradley Laverne Rinker received support in the form of letters and from family members sitting in the courtroom this week. Despite that, Judge Ryan Tira sentenced the 35-year-old Williamsport man to serve between three and 12-months incarceration on counts of indecent assault and indecent assault without consent. Related reading: Williamsport man...
Bank robbery in Williamsport
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Police in Lycoming County are investigating an attempted bank robbery. It happened around 3 p.m. Thursday at the Woodlands Bank branch along West Fourth Street in Williamsport. Investigators said the man entered the bank, demanded cash, and took off before he got anything. See news happening?...
Another Inmate Escapes Pennsylvania Prison Where Two Busted Out in Summer While Guard Slept
The inmate disappeared while on work detail at Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center
2024 Pennsylvania fishing licenses now available for purchase
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Already looking forward to some fishing in 2024? You can now buy your license from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). Fishing licenses, permits and even gift vouchers — a stocking stuffer for your favorite fisherman — went on sale Friday, Dec. 1. They can be purchased through the HuntFishPA online portal […]
Ohio Becomes First U.S. State to Report Outbreak of 'White Lung Syndrome'
• Ohio has become the first state in the U.S. to report an outbreak of a strain of pneumonia known as 'white lung syndrome,' with a particularly high number of children being hospitalized.
Is Pennsylvania getting snow for Christmas this year? What Farmers’ Almanac predicts
Plus, a look at the probability of a white Christmas Day, according to National Weather Service data.
Hundreds of vendors will be at the 40th annual Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show
DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM)– Thousands of people will be in Harrisburg this week for the 40th annual Pennsylvania Christmas and Gift Show. There will be 600 vendors at the Farm Show Complex selling decorations, clothes, gourmet food, toys, and more. Plenty of booths to help you finish your Christmas shopping. “A lot of local businesses, […]
Mysterious Respiratory Illness Affecting Dogs Reported in Pennsylvania
• Pennsylvania has reported cases of a mysterious respiratory illness affecting dogs. • The illness does not respond to antibiotics and has been detected in at least 15 states.
New Dog Licensing Laws In Pennsylvania
(Harrisburg, PA) -- New legislation is prompting changes to how dogs are licensed in the state. Now, all dogs need to be licensed in Pennsylvania at eight weeks old. That is the earliest you are able to take home a puppy you adopted or purchased from a breeder. The previous law stated dogs did not need to be licensed until three months old.
Deadline approaches for property tax and rent rebate program
(WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is reminding residents that the deadline for its Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is approaching and will be on December 31, 2023. Eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older, and people with disabilities age 18 and older...
Pennsylvania Woman Named Goodwine Charged With DUI After High-Speed Chase: Police
Britney Goodwine was also charged with fleeing and eluding after the Thanksgiving incident
Pennsylvania man bludgeoned wife to death during argument over vet care for cat: DA
An 84-year-old Pennsylvania man is facing first-degree murder charges after prosecutors say he bludgeoned his wife to death during an argument over veterinary care for their cat.
Charges dismissed against 3 Pennsylvania emergency management supervisors in 2020 death
WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has dismissed all charges against three western Pennsylvania emergency management supervisors who had been accused of obstructing an investigation into an emergency dispatcher accused of failing to send an ambulance to the rural home of a woman who died of internal bleeding about a day later. Senior Judge Katherine […]
AG: Patient dies after Pennsylvania caretaker did not renew prescription
(WHTM)– A caretaker in Pennsylvania ended up causing the death of a patient after they did not renew their medication, according to a news release from the Attorney General’s Office. Kelly Gonzales, 48, the administrator at ARC of Lawrence County, a personal care home in New Castle, was arraigned Tuesday and faces manslaughter along with […]
48 charged with public assistance fraud in Pennsylvania
Another 48 people have been charged in Pennsylvania for welfare fraud in October, the Office of State Inspector General (OSIG) announced.
Why you should share your harvest and a look at some large, unique antlers across Pa.
If you live in Pennsylvania, you know the week after Thanksgiving is all about deer hunting. The two-week statewide rifle deer season started Saturday and hundreds of thousands of hunters are looking for bucks and does in Penn’s Woods. While hunting is great for managing the deer population and...
Rite Aid Announces Closure of More Underperforming Stores Amid Bankruptcy
• Rite Aid is closing an additional 31 stores in a dozen states, on top of the 150 closures announced last month. • The closures are part of the company's efforts to reduce rent expenses and improve financial performance.
Echoes of the Past: Preserving Pennsylvania's Native American Toponyms
Pennsylvania's rich tapestry of place names is a profound echo of its Native American past, with many toponyms rooted deeply in the language and culture of the indigenous peoples. A name like 'Codorus', derived from the Iroquois word for 'rapid water', encapsulates the historical and geographical essence of the region. Names such as Susquehanna, Conestoga, Tamaqua, and Nescopeck each narrate the saga of the tribes that once traversed these lands. These names serve as a perpetual homage to the Native American tribes of Pennsylvania, significantly predating European settlement, and underscore the necessity to acknowledge and preserve this linguistic and cultural heritage.