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Bartender Accused of Stealing from Elks Club

JERSEY SHORE — A bartender is accused of stealing from an Elk’s club in Lycoming County where she worked. Brittney Worden, 31, of Jersey Shore was charged Friday with stealing thousands of small game of chance tickets from the Elk’s Club in Jersey Shore. Authorities say between January and August she took tickets and cashed […]

D.A.: No Homicide Charges in Deadly Shooting

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Authorities have decided against filing homicide charges against a woman in Lycoming County. The district attorney says she acted in self-defense when she got into a fight with her boyfriend. The D.A. says homicide charges will not be filed against Sherri Scarantino. Scarantino, 39, of Williamsport, says she shot her boyfriend Ty […]

Roofer Shocked While Working on House

JERSEY SHORE — It was a frightening afternoon for a roofing crew when one of the workers came into contact with a power line. That man was rushed to the hospital after being rescued from the rooftop. “We’re still actually shaken up about it.” Photos taken by Newswatcher Paul Garrett show fire crews trying to rescue […]

Feds to Help Curb Violence in Billtown

WILLIAMSPORT — A renewed strategy could help law enforcement in Williamsport and Wilkes-Barre combat crime. Flashing emergency lights, police tape, and drug activity have become familiar sights for some people in Williamsport. “Yesterday a friend of mine found four bundles of heroin laying next to the telephone pole in the other side of the alley,” […]

‘I’ll be able to push myself again,’ – A Student’s Special Christmas Wish

HEPBURN TOWNSHIP – Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away but an 8-year-old boy from Lycoming County with a rare genetic disorder has already started his Christmas list, and on it is a new wheelchair-accessible van. Giovanni Hamilton is a second grader at Hepburn Lycoming Primary School near Cogan Station with a sunny disposition and […]

Wanted: 2,000 Turkeys

WILLIAMSPORT — With the holiday season right around the corner, many families will soon be sitting down to Christmas dinners. But some folks in our area cannot afford a meal with all the trimmings. The “holiday” section at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Williamsport is starting to fill up, but one item is missing. […]

Campana Heading to Third Term as Mayor of Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Mayor Gabe Campana appears to have defeated Democrat Emily Gale in the race for mayor of Williamsport. This will be Campana’s third term. “We’ve worked very, very hard in regards to creating jobs, creating a lot of progress, and of course, curbing this crime that we’ve […]

Deadly Crash in Lycoming County

MUNCY TOWNSHIP — One person is dead following a three-vehicle crash in Lycoming County. Authorities said it happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Lycoming Mall Drive in Muncy Township. State police said the driver of one of the vehicles was killed. Two adults and two children in an SUV were taken to a hospital. There […]

Williamsport Searches for Money to Hire More Officers

WILLIAMSPORT — With seven homicides this year in Williamsport, we’ve heard that the mayor wants more cops in his community.  The question now is, where will they find the money to pay for more police officers? It was last week when the mayor recommended using some of the impact money from the natural gas industry […]

Police: Shooting Victim Was Not Intended Target

WILLIAMSPORT — A shooting victim in Williamsport may have been at the wrong place at the wrong time. The woman died shortly after being shot Tuesday night. Wednesday would have been Carolyn Barr’s 56th birthday. Police in Williamsport say the woman from the Newberry section of the city was headed to her car Tuesday night […]