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Large estate sale coming up in Williamsport this Friday/Saturday

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in I-180 crash

MONTOURSVILLE -- A Milton man sustained suspected serious injuries on Sunday, March 24, 2019 when he lost control of his motorcycle while negotiating a curve on I-180 East in Loyalsock Township.


Balls Mills was once a hub of production

COGAN STATION — In the modern Lycoming County/Williamsport area, it’s easy to get to the town of Balls Mills. Take Market Street away from the Susquehanna River, and eventually the road ends in Balls Mills, according to Greg Thomas, the archivist for the Blooming Grove Historical Society.


'Emergency removal' of children from Pennsylvania reform school ordered

PHILADELPHIA — State officials have ordered the removal of all children remaining in the oldest reform school in the country in the wake of a newspaper investigation detailing decades of alleged abuse and cover-ups at the Pennsylvania campus.


Pennsylvania State Police Warn About a Fake Cop

Authorities in Central Pennsylvania are warning motorists of someone posing as a police officer who stopped a woman on Route 11 in Lackawanna County and who could possibly operate in the Northern Tier as well.


Suicide Fears After Second Parkland Tragedy

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- One year after more than a dozen students were killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that community is now mourning another loss. Within the past week, two students from Parkland took their own lives. At least one of them had survived the massacre.


Opening prayer sparks controversy as first Muslim woman sworn in to Pennsylvania House

An opening prayer from a Republican lawmaker at the Pennsylvania state House proclaiming her Christian beliefs has drawn backlash as it took place the same day the first Muslim woman was sworn into the body.


Alleged local drug ring leader's case waived for court

WILLIAMSPORT -- An alleged local drug ring leader's case was recently waived for court following a preliminary hearing held at the office of District Magistrate Christian D. Frey.


Pennsylvania teachers call for raise in minimum salary

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Teachers from across Pennsylvania are pushing for higher salaries. Educators and lawmakers held a press conference Tuesday in support of Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to raise the minimum teacher salary to $45,000. Wolf called for the pay hike in his budget address in February.


Accident Involving Tractor-Trailer Blocking 3 Toll Booth Lanes On Pennsylvania Turnpike, Police Say

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (CBS) — An accident involving a tractor-trailer and a van is blocking three toll booth lanes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Valley Forge Interchange entrance ramp in King of Prussia. Police say the tractor trailer was likely trying to change lanes when it cut in front of a


Officials briefed on Race Street relocation

HUGHESVILLE — Borough Council Monday was told, Monday, about the impending relocation of Race Street as part of a larger road construction project at the intersection of routes 405 and 220.


Little League: Mid-Island permanently granted New Springville’s boundaries

A Little League Charter Committee from Williamsport recently voted to approve Mid-Island LL’s request to permanently assume the boundaries of New Springville LL, the Advance has learned.


High school wrestlers help fellow athlete fight cancer

HUGHESVILLE, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- Three wrestlers, all from different high schools, are coming together to help another athlete when he needs it the most. 17-year-old Timmy Ward, a standout football player and wrestler at Canton Area High School, just beat his toughest opponent yet -- canc


Union County man charged for sexual assault

LEWISBURG - A 32-year-old Winfield man has been charged with aggravated indecent assault of a child, endangering the welfare of a child, and corruption of minors. Pennsylvania State Police at Milton arrested John Anthony Benjo of 2211 Westbranch Highway, following a report made to them via the Child


A round-up of charges filed with the Union County District Magistrate

UNION COUNTY - The following reports of Union County incidents are compiled from reports recently filed in the offices of the district magistrate. Criminal mischief, criminal trespass - Charges were filed against Michael Scott Boop, 36, of 190 Main St., New Columbia, for an incident that allegedly t


Healthwatch 16: New Hip Replacement Option

COGAN STATION, Pa. -- A man in Lycoming County says he was surprised he needed a hip replacement and surprised again when he was home just a few hours after his surgery. We talked with him and his doctor about a new option for hip replacement surgery.


Couple to wed this fall in Pine Creek

Kendra Jean Blair and Aaron Michael Lorson, of South Williamsport, have announced their engagement. The couple is planning a wedding for Oct. 5 in Pine Creek. Blair’s the daughter of Michelle Schneider, of Williamsport, and Marc Blair, of Trout Run. She graduated from Jersey Shore Area Senior High i


Committee to seek support from counties for community college

WATSONTOWN — Members of the Susquehanna Community Education Project committee will be approaching the boards of commissioners in five counties to potentially provide funding to assist with the establishment of a Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) branch at the former Watsontown Elementary Schoo


Sunny week ahead; temps to steadily rise

The area can look forward to what is predicted as a nice sunny week with seasonal temperatures and a low chance of showers, according to the National Weather Service in State College.


Honorees for Israel Bonds banquet named

Ruthanne and Timothy Crotty and Glenn T. Smith are the honorees selected for the Central Pennsylvania State of Israel Bonds annual banquet, slated for 4:30 p.m. April 14 at the Community Arts Center, Chairman Marvin H. Staiman recently announced.