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Neighbors React to Child’s Death in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — The Lycoming County coroner has identified the little girl who died after she was left in a car. She is 4-year-old Samaria Motyka. Police have not released the identity of the woman who was caring for her. However, they describe her as someone who is close to the girl’s family. Officials are waiting for […]

TWA Flight 800: 20th Anniversary

MONTOURSVILLE — It’s been 20 years since TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 230 people on board. Today brings back those terrible memories for the people of Montoursville because 21 people from the community were on that flight. In memory of the 21 students and chaperones from Montoursville Area High School’s […]

TWA Flight 800: Strangers Becoming Friends

MONTOURSVILLE–Skip Pulcrano and Heather Harris share a hug in front of the TWA Flight 800 memorial in Montoursville. Looking back, the two never should have met. Heather was a cheerleader for Montoursville Area High School in 1996. Skip is a cheerleading coach in Brick, New Jersey and heard an explosion outside his house on July […]

Troopers: Burglaries in Montoursville Area May Be Linked

LYCOMING COUNTY — In Lycoming County, a man asking for donations may actually have been trying to break into homes and people in Montoursville are concerned. Normally, Steven Dewar of Montoursville loves company. He said, “Usually, I just yell for people to come. The door was locked so he couldn’t come in.” Last week, Dewar […]

Founder of Fourth of July Celebration Welcomed Home

JERSEY SHORE — For over 50 years, the borough of Jersey Shore has marked the Fourth of July with a week-long celebration. This year is the first time in more than 30 years the founder of the six-day event is actually in Lycoming County to see it. Olive Cooney, 89, first got the idea for […]

Founder of Fourth of July Celebration Welcomed Home

JERSEY SHORE — For over 50 years, the borough of Jersey Shore has marked the Fourth of July with a week-long celebration. This year is the first time in more than 30 years the founder of the six-day event is actually in Lycoming County to see it. Olive Cooney, 89, first got the idea for […]

Popular Ice Cream Shop in Lycoming County To Close

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — A popular ice cream shop in Lycoming County is closing after more than 20 years of business. The Carvel on the Golden Strip near Williamsport plans to serve its last ice cream cone this Saturday. The owner told Newswatch 16 sales are actually up, but it’s time for him to move on from the business. He has already helped several of his […]

Lottery Jackpot Winner in Lycoming County

MONTOURSVILLE — One person hit the jackpot with a Pennsylvania Lottery ticket sold in Lycoming County. A Cash 5 ticket worth $225,000 from the Wednesday, July 6, drawing was sold at the Turkey Hill store on Broad Street in Montoursville. The ticket matched all five balls drawn — 08, 09, 20, 28, 29 — to […]

Two Hurt in Williamsport Crash

WILLIAMSPORT — Two people are critically hurt after a crash Monday morning in Williamsport. It happened on the Market Street Bridge around 5 a.m. Investigators say one car slammed into part of the bridge. The two people in that vehicle were taken to the hospital. Police say alcohol may have played a role in the […]

Giant Flag Flies High Over Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — If you’re looking for a good place to watch the fireworks in Williamsport just look for the big American flag. It shouldn’t be hard to spot because the one in Billtown is said to be the largest free- flying American flag in the world. “It’s very moving to me to have this presented […]