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Man Turns Himself in for Robbery in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — Police say a man confessed to a robbing a bar in Williamsport. Authorities said Dennis Burley of Muncy held up The Whiskey Room on West Third Street in Williamsport Saturday afternoon. According to police, Burley turned himself on Monday He is locked up in the Lycoming County.

Police Searching for Robber in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — Police in Williamsport are looking for a robber. Police say a man walked into The Whisky Room on West Third Street around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. He demanded money from the cash register. Investigators did not say how much, if anything, he got away with. No weapon was seen during the robbery in Williamsport. Police released a surveillance photo of the suspected robber. If you recognize him, call Agent Fred Miller at 570-327-7547.  

Shoppers Concerned as Anchor Stores Close in Local Malls

MUNCY TOWNSHIP — Shoppers in central Pennsylvania are upset after finding out two large stores in their malls are closing. Sears will close at the Susquehanna Valley Mall and Macy’s at the Lycoming Mall. The websites for both the Susquehanna Valley Mall and the Lycoming Mall said Sears and Macy’s will close by springtime. two malls in central pa lose anchor stores Shoppers walked out of Sears at the Susquehanna Valley Mall with full shopping bags and heavy hearts. The […]

Shots Fired in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — Police are investigating gunfire in Williamsport. Authorities say three cars were hit by bullets around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the area of High Street and First Avenue. One of the vehicles was being driven at the time. Police said no one was hurt by the gunshots in Williamsport. Anyone with information is asked to call Agent Aaron Levan at 570-327-7548 or Agent Jason Bolt at 570-327-7554.

Fun Ways to Spend a Day Off

MUNCY TOWNSHIP — Since New Years Day was on Sunday, many businesses and schools observed the holiday on Monday. It was not a snowy winter day or a sunny summer day, so many people were forced to spend their day off inside. That was just fine for the people who went to the Great Escape movie theater near the Lycoming Mall. Mary Thompson and her family came to see the movie “Passengers.” “My mom has off. This is her last […]

Police Search for Information over Fatal Williamsport Shooting

WILLIAMSPORT — A man has died following a daytime shooting in Williamsport. Officers with the Williamsport bureau rushed to the 2000 Block of Boyd Street in Williamsport just after 3 p.m. on Friday. When authorities arrived, they found William Blackwell with a gunshot wound. Blackwell was flown to Geisinger Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. If you have any information on the shooting, you’re asked to contact police in Williamsport.  

Returning Gifts and Snagging Sales After Christmas in Lycoming County

LYCOMING COUNTY — During the holiday, Teresa Parker of Milton likes to see family, after the holiday, she likes to see sale signs. “They have stuff for 40 percent off, stuff for 50 percent off, stuff for 30. I guess it depends on what you want,” said Milton. At Maurice’s inside the Lycoming Mall Teresa told Newswatch 16 she picked up some pants and shirts. One day after Christmas, Teresa braved the lines and the crowds of shoppers that came […]

Dante Washington Guilty of Shooting Cab Driver in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — A jury has found a man guilty on all counts in the armed robbery and shooting of a taxi cab driver in Williamsport. Jurors convicted Dante Washington of attempted murder, robbery, and other charges. They say he took out a gun and demanded money from a cab driver back in 2014. The cabbie handed over the cash, but Washington shot him anyway. The victim survived. Washington is scheduled to be sentenced in February.

Fifth-Grader’s Artwork Tells Story of Drug Addiction

MONTOURSVILLE — Before meeting 12-year-old Xena Santiago, Newswatch 16 knew she had won an award in Harrisburg and had met the attorney general because of her artwork. Once we began to talk with Xena, we found out her drawing had a story to tell all its own. “Yes, there’s pictures, but the pictures show feeling and you can tell that there’s feeling behind it,” said Xena Santiago. She may not know it, but when Xena Santiago draws, she’s telling a […]

Water Main Break in Lycoming County

MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP — People in part of Lycoming County are dealing with a water main break. Crews with Jersey Shore Area Joint Water Authority are fixing the break. Some homes and businesses along Route 287 don’t have water. People with low water pressure should boil their water before using it. There are two spots where people can get water. They need to bring their own containers. One is Citizen’s Hose Company along Main Street in Salladasburg. The other is the […]