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Man tied to wife's murder case denied request to get firearms back

SUNBURY - A Northumberland County judge denied a request from Robert Thomas to return the handgun used in his wife's killing. The 71-year-old Turbot Township man who pleaded no contest to his role in the death wanted to pass on the firearms seized by police to his children. On Friday, Thomas and Wil

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-23 22:31:00

Pedestrian seriously injured in crash with vehicle, police say

A man is being treated for "serious but non-life-threatening injuries" after police say he was hit by a vehicle Thursday night. The pedestrian, whom police identified only as a 35-year-old man, was crossing the intersection of North Atherton Street and Woodland Drive when he was hit the vehicle, dri

CENTRE DAILY - 2018-03-23 18:50:00

Couple Accused of Starving Newborn

JERSEY SHORE, Pa. -- A couple is facing child endangerment charges in Lycoming County after police say they starved their newborn baby. Investigators say Justin Lawerence, 31, and Marissa Smith, 22, had a baby boy back in December. They were arraigned around 11 a.m. on Friday in Jersey Shore. Doctor

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-03-23 16:22:35

16 charged for various crimes

Sixteen people have been charged with various offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: Lamarr Allen Strothers, 39, of 423 Louisa St.; city police; possession of PCP and public drunkenness in the 400 block of Hepburn Street on Friday; jailed in li

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Pignatello named new LHU president

LOCK HAVEN - The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education in Harrisburg has unanimously selected Robert M. Pignatello, a senior vice president at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), to be the next president of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania,

LOCKHAVEN EXPRESS - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Teen charged with assault of employees, resident

McCLURE - An 18-year-old resident of Beacon Light Behavioral Health allegedly assaulted four employees and another resident during a violent outburst Tuesday evening. Johnny Blackwell, of Bradford, became upset with staff at the 21 S. Zeller St. facility and removed a wooden board with nails in it f

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-22 05:00:00

Penn State pledge's death triggers tough anti-hazing bill

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A Pennsylvania lawmaker has proposed a bill that would make severe hazing a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison - and fraternity houses where the hazing happened subject to confiscation. Flanked by the family of Timothy Piazza, the 19-year-old who died after an alcohol

AOL CORP - 2018-03-23 23:19:49

Coroner's report released on man who fell from balcony

In what police called an "unfortunate accident," a 43-year-old Bellefonte man died Tuesday after he fell from a fifth-floor balcony while making construction repairs. Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers confirmed after the autopsy Wednesday evening that Corey E. Eicher died as a result of head trauma

CENTRE DAILY - 2018-03-22 04:07:00

What happens next for an employee accused of stealing a local store's deposits?

Charges have been bound over against the Snappy's employee who did not make daily money deposits for more than a week, which resulted in a loss of about $14,000. Tracy Addleman, 40, was responsible for making daily money deposits for Snappy's at 2862 Earlystown Road in Centre Hall. The Centre Daily


Mixed Messages at Bellefonte High

The 850 students at Bellefonte Area High School observed the one-month anniversary of the massacre in Parkland, Fla., in several ways last week. Most stayed in class to honor the students at Stoneman Douglas High School who can no longer go to class. About 50 participated in a school-sponsored activ


Durrwachter Alumni Center, a venue for all occasions

LAURA JAMESON/ THE EXPRESS At top, the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center offers a variety of options to fit your needs. Above, guests enjoy one of DACC's two portable bars at an event. Below, the Alumni Great Room offers a relaxed enviroment that's perfect for a small gathering or a calm setting

LOCKHAVEN EXPRESS - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Former county prison CO denies sexual abuse of inmate

LOCK HAVEN-A former corrections officer denies he sexually abused an inmate at the Clinton County Correctional Facility in 2015. The denial Tuesday by Chanse Davy was among a flurry of activity the past two days in U.S. Middle District Court regarding the complaint of Jade Ferguson of Williamsport.


Teen admitted to fatal shooting, officer says

MARK GILGER/Staff Photo Sabian D. Ebersole SHAMOKIN - A Coal Township police officer testified Tuesday that accused murderer Sabian D. Ebersole admitted shooting to death 21-year-old David Rivera Jr. during a botched drug deal in Coal Township on Jan. 24. Cpl. Joshua Wynn also stated that two witnes


Lock Haven Council sets rules for city food trucks

City Council is spelling out rules for food trucks in a new ordinance. The city is requiring no permits or fees, but food vending businesses must have a valid state license. Under the proposed regulations, food trucks must stay at least 500 feet away from schools between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., and 150


Williamsport Decluttering with Online Sale

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Williamsport Area School District is doing a bit of its own spring cleaning this week. For the first time in three years, the school is holding a silent auction and selling hundreds of items in an online sale. Newswatch 16 stopped by the district's warehouse to get a closer look


Accused murderer remains in jail until arraignment set

SHAMOKIN - David Rivera was allegedly shot and killed over a drug deal gone wrong and a profit of $20, according to testimony at Tuesday's preliminary hearing accused murderer, Sabian Ebersole. Ebersole, 18, of Coal Township, laughed at times and remained relaxed during a two and half hour prelimina


Man dies after 5th floor fall from State College apartment

State College police confirmed Tuesday that a Bellefonte man died after a 28-foot fall from a State College apartment building. The 43-year-old man, who was not identified in a statement by State College police, fell at about 9:26 a.m. Tuesday at 456 E. Beaver Ave. from a balcony at Beaver Terrace A


Appeal prevents convicted Williamsport cop from getting his pension

WILLIAMSPORT - A former Williamsport police officer convicted in a corruption case will have to wait longer to see if he gets his pension. The city Monday appealed the Feb. 28 order of Centre County Senior Judge David Grine that restored the pension of former Lt. Thomas H. Ungard Jr. The appeal noti


Accused killer asks for death penalty

SHAMOKIN - Accused killer Jose Colon asked the Northumberland County District Attorney for the death penalty during his arraignment this morning. Colon, 41, was charged Saturday in the killing of 23-year-old Kasandra Ortiz on Feb. 26 and is being arraigned this morning in front of District Judge Joh


It started when he showed her pornography, police say. It ended in felony child sex charges | Centre Daily Times

A Howard man is charged with 25 counts of felony charges after allegedly raping and sexually assaulting a girl when she was 9 or 10 years old, according to state police at Rockview. Alexander Fults, 45, was involved in a February domestic dispute when he began using derogatory sexual names toward an