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Admitted Murderer Sentenced for Home Invasion, Other Charges

WILLIAMSPORT — An admitted murderer from Bradford County, already sentenced to life, had more years added to that sentence. Wednesday afternoon, he was sentenced in Lycoming County court to more than 60 additional years for a slew of charges, including attempted homicide and arson. Michael Houseweart of Canton pleaded guilty to all of the charges against him, admitting he broke into Gary and Linda Inch’s house near Montoursville last year, tied them up, robbed them, and set their house on […]

Cab Driver Gets Justice after Williamsport Shooting

WILLIAMSPORT — The man who shot and robbed his cab driver back in 2014 was sentenced in Williamsport on Tuesday. “A bitter, bitter situation.” That’s what Dante Washington’s sister said in court before her brother was sentenced to 36 to 72 years in state prison. In 2014, Washington robbed his cab driver, then shot him, almost killing him. Nearly four years later, Dante Washington, 27, walked out of the back of the Lycoming County Courthouse knowing he will likely spend […]

Investigated Attorney Files Complaint Against Lycoming County D.A.

HUGHESVILLE — An ethics complaint has been filed against the Lycoming County district attorney. Mary Kilgus accuses Eric Linhardt of using his office to target her because they are both running for Judge of Common Pleas Court. Last month, Kilgus was under investigation for possibly taking money from her law office in Hughesville Last week, the state attorney general’s office dropped the criminal investigation of Kilgus last week.

Man Nabbed for Theft at Gun Store in Muncy

MUNCY — A man is accused of breaking into a gun store in Lycoming County. Federal investigators believe Samuel Bozochovic, 36, of Williamsport stole 11 guns from R&J Welch, a gun store in Muncy, on Wednesday. Five of the weapons have been recovered.

Police: Woman Tries to Sell Access Card on Social Media

WILLIAMSPORT — All it takes is a click of the mouse to make a purchase these days. Shopping online has become an easy way to buy and sell. Police in Williamsport know people try to sell just about everything. “We received literally almost 300 messages, identical messages bringing this to our attention,” said Williamsport Police Captain Jody Miller. It all started last Sunday. Tanya Keenan uploaded a picture of her access card to “Williamsport’s best-selling site” on Facebook. Since then […]

AG’s Office Reportedly Drops Investigation into Law Office

HUGHESVILLE — A criminal investigation into a law office in Lycoming County has apparently been dropped. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office sent a letter to Kilgus Law Office saying it was dropping the investigation, according to the lawyer for attorney Mary Kilgus. Last month, law enforcement removed boxes of documents, records, and computer files from Kilgus Law Office in Hughesville. Kilgus was suspected of stealing money from clients. Charges were never filed. A spokesperson for the attorney general’s office would […]

‘Operation Valentine’ A Success in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — A couple in Williamsport spread some Valentine’s Day cheer on Tuesday, but they couldn’t have done it without help from the community. They collected valentines for our troops. Sarah and Bill Kieser of Williamsport showed Newswatch 16 the large number of valentines they collected for troops in just under three weeks. The couple owns and operates Sanders Mortuary on Diamond Street and have several veterans on the staff. When they heard about a national effort to collect valentines […]

College Class Discusses Executive Order on Immigration

WILLIAMSPORT — It’s a U.S. constitutional and legal history class, but Dr. Craig Miller took time out to discuss some current issues at Pennsylvania College of Technology. “First the United States wants to determine who you are, what have you been doing, who have you been affiliated with,” said Dr. Miller. Over the weekend, President Trump issued a series of executive orders. One in particular related to immigration. It temporarily banned nearly all travelers from several Middle Eastern and African […]

Community Coat Closet Overflowing with Coats

PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — There’s a problem at a community coat closet in Clinton County. They have too many coats. Tucked away inside Pine Creek Valley Christian Church, just outside of Avis, there’s a closet overflowing with coats, hats, and scarves, all waiting to be given away for free. The church started Vera’s Coat Closet about two years ago in memory of Vera Saar. “She liked to do a lot for the community,” said organizer Mary Sander. “She would gather […]

New Jobs For Manufacturing Business in Williamsport.

WILLIAMSPORT — Dozens of new jobs are coming to a manufacturing facility in Williamsport. Governor Tom Wolf announced Lycoming Engines are planning to make renovations at their operation. The facility, which makes piston airplane engines plans to add 38 new jobs over the next three years. Hiring for the new positions has already begun. Lycoming Engines already has 414 positions at the facility in Lycoming County.