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Parents on Alert After Students Report Man Tried to Lure Them into Van

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MUNCY — The Muncy School District is putting parents and students on high alert after two students from Myers Elementary reported a man tried to lure them into his van. The superintendent says the two students said they were walking home from school around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Lincoln and South Washington […]

Honored by SPCA, Now Accused of Animal Abuse

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WILLIAMSPORT — A man from Lycoming County, recognized by the SPCA for adopting two dogs, is now accused of harming them. Joseph Foster of the Williamsport area had a hearing Thursday on animal cruelty charges. Humane officers tell us one of the dogs Foster adopted died from starvation last year and the other was severely […]

Inmates Moved After Prison Fire

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MUNCY — Officials had to find a new temporary home for the 208 inmates who were housed in the Northumberland County Prison after a fire at the prison Wednesday. The female inmates have been moved here to SCI Muncy in Lycoming County. It’s a state facility that typically houses medium to maximum-security female prisoners. The […]

Williamsport Bureau of Police Hires More Officers

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WILLIAMSPORT — It may only be her second day working for the Williamsport Bureau of Police, but Officer Laura Miller is already on the road patrolling with her training officer. “Being a new officer regardless is nice. A little nerve-racking,” said Laura Miller. Miller is one of two new officers who started work in Williamsport […]

Crashed Truck Shuts Down Road

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WOLF TOWNSHIP — A rig wreck blocked a road in Lycoming County Monday afternoon. According to state police, it happened around 12:30 p.m. on Route 118 near Hughesville. Investigators said the driver hauling a load of diapers lost control and crashed, blocking the whole road. The driver was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. […]

Armed Robbery in Lycoming County

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OLD LYCOMING TOWNSHIP — Someone robbed a convenience store at knifepoint Sunday morning in Lycoming County. Police say the robber went into the Sunoco A Plus on Dewey Avenue near Williamsport around 5:30 a.m., showed a knife, and demanded money. Police have not said if anyone was hurt or how much money was taken.

Caring for Canines in Cold Temperatures

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WILLIAMSPORT — Despite frigid temperatures, Humane Society officers say some pet owners are leaving their animals outside without food, water, or shelter. Newswatch 16 rode along with the Lycoming County SPCA as workers checked on animals in Williamsport. Humane Society Officer Lawrence Woltz loaded up his SUV at the Lycoming County SPCA in Williamsport. “Get […]

String of Robberies Leads to Arrest

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LYCOMING COUNTY — A recent string of holdups in Lycoming and Union counties has led to an arrest. On Friday, troopers said they had arrested Richard Bennett, 47, of New Columbia on charges connected to two robberies in Lycoming County. They said police in other jurisdictions plan to charge Bennett with three other robberies. All […]

Vandals Spray Paint Vulgar Images on Property

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MONTOURSVILLE — Several buildings and at least one car were vandalized in Lycoming County. Police said someone spray painted vulgar language and images, mostly on garages and fences, in the area of North Washington Street in Montoursville overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Officers believe teenagers are responsible. “I don’t think they are marking territory. I don’t […]

Williamsport Man’s Loss Is Charity’s Gain

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MUNCY — A man from Lycoming County says he is proof it doesn`t have to be New Year’s Day to start building a healthier happier you. With some hard work and motivation, Justin Null from Williamsport is living a healthier lifestyle. He has been working out here at CrossFit Tried & True in Muncy for about […]