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LI Man Drove To Pennsylvania For Sex With 13-Year-Old: Police

HILLTOWN TOWNSHIP, PA — A Long Island man has been arrested after police said he made several trips to Bucks County, Pennsylvania to meet a 13-year-old for sex. Matthew Veltri, 26, of Massapequa Park, faces numerous charges. Veltri met the victim over a social media app, according to authorities. He


Man injured in high speed chase early Sunday morning

LOCK HAVEN — A 22-year-old Estill, South Carolina man was transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after crashing his vehicle during a high speed chase early Sunday morning.


Pa. man hit by car, shot at is believed to be case of mistaken identity, prosecutor says

WILLIAMSPORT – Authorities believe the attempt to run down and shoot a pedestrian in Lycoming County on March 31 is a case of mistaken identity. That was revealed Monday without elaboration by First Assistant District Attorney Martin Wade after one of those charged, Norman James Dennis, 41, of Drexe


4 killed in wrong-way crash in western Pennsylvania

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) — Four people are dead after a vehicle traveling the wrong way collided with an oncoming car in western Pennsylvania. The crash occurred just before 11 p.m. Sunday on Route 65 in Beaver County.


Earth Day festival Saturday in Triangle Park

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven will continue a newly-established tradition of honoring Earth Day by holding its second-annual Earth Day festival at Triangle Park on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Pennsylvania man arrested on drug charge in Monongalia County

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A Pennsylvania man was arrested in Monongalia County after troopers said they recovered crack cocaine, marijuana, crystal meth and pills during a traffic stop.


Worker Killed After Falling into Meat Grinder

MUNCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Lycoming County coroner says a worker is dead after falling into a meat grinder at a processing plant near Muncy. It happened at Economy Locker Storage Company in Muncy Township.


Old photo album: Lock Haven before the levee

This photo was taken before the construction of the levee and the replacement of the Jay Street bridge. The Jay Street bridge was removed and replaced with the current one in the 1980s. The levee began construction in the early 1990s and was completed in 1995 to help prevent major flooding in the ci


Coroner: Woman dies in Pennsdale plant accident

PENNSDALE — A female employee of Economy Locker Storage Co. was killed late Monday morning in an industrial accident at the plant’s facility at 324 Worthington Lane, according to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr.


Boil water advisory issued for portion of city

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven Water Department has issued a boil water advisory for some residents of the city. On Thursday, April 18, there was a loss of positive water pressure due to a main break, and residents of South Jones Street from Bellefonte Avenue to Maple Street may be at increased risk for mi


Pottsville Listed as Safest Pennsylvania City for Drivers

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- According to an online study, some cities in our area were chosen as some of the safest to drive in across the state. Pottsville came in at the top of that list.


Finally automating the Pennsylvania Turnpike could ease money woes, but what about toll collectors?

The transition to an all-electronic tolling system has been nearly a decade in the making; the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission first commissioned a feasibility study in 2010. While finally pulling it off could stem the turnpike's financial bleeding, it raises the specter of mass layoffs for the sta


School board members hear update on deficit

JERSEY SHORE — In the latest update on the preliminary 2019-20 budget, Ben Enders. Jersey Shore School District’s business manager told the board at their meeting Monday that as of April 22, the district is projected to have a $904,192 deficit.


Woman arrested for allegedly selling crack cocaine to undercover officer

WILLIAMSPORT -- A woman was arrested and remanded to Lycoming County Prison after allegedly selling crack cocaine twice to an undercover officer in January. The detective from the Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit called Melissa A. Hyde, 43, on January 4, 2019 and arranged to pick her up at


More crashes, more DUI arrests this year compared to last year’s Easter weekend, according to Pennsylvania state police

The number of crashes and the number of DUI arrests were both up this year in the area compared to last year’s Easter weekend, according to Pennsylvania state police. State police at Troop M in Bethlehem stepped up enforcement for aggressive drivers and those who appeared to be under the influence f


New money to help toddlers' education and health in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - New money is aimed at helping more toddlers and their families in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth is one of 10 states and D.C. to receive a $100,00 grant, which will help with early childhood education, healthcare, and childcare.


Pennsylvania's unemployment rate, payrolls set new records

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest rate on record, as payrolls hit a new record. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.9%. Pennsylvania's rate had twice pr


Students Help Register Donors for Be The Match

Williamsport, Lycoming County (WBRE/WYOU) - Students at Lycoming College got the change to help save a life. Football players from the college spent Monday recruiting students to sign up potential donors for an organization called Be the Match.


Kids in Southwestern Pennsylvania are exposed to carcinogenic coke oven emissions at shockingly higher rates than the rest of the country

Editor's note: This is the third story in our series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania. PITTSBURGH—Six-year-old Madelina DeLuca was diagnosed with leukemia when she was just 23 months old.


Casey lobbies for Democratic primary debate in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is lobbying for a presidential primary debate in his home state, which is a projected battleground in the 2020 presidential election.