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Pennsylvania woman attacked by bear, saved by dog named 'Bear'
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (WTXF) - Game wardens say a bear attacked a woman outside her home in Pennsylvania and dragged her more than 80 yards before being rescued by her dog. The attack happened Wednesday in Muncy Creek Township, which is located about 16 miles (25 kilometers) east of Williamsport.
Woman mauled, dragged by bear crawled home to get help
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - A relative says a woman severely wounded by a bear outside her central Pennsylvania home and dragged into a thicket managed to crawl back to her house to call for help.
‘A lot of black bears in the area’ – Game Commission Investigates Lycoming County Bear Attack
MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Game wardens are trying to figure out why a bear attacked and seriously injured a woman in Lycoming County. Investigators say the woman was outside her home with her dog when the bear grabbed her leg and dragged her more than 80 yards.
Ex-postal worker pleads guilty, gets scolded for missing court appearance
WILLIAMSPORT -- A federal judge reprimanded a former postal worker in Mifflin County and gave her a civics lesson for failing to show up at her scheduled guilty plea proceeding.
Delivery Deadlines for the Holidays
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Less than two weeks until Christmas and mail carriers and delivery workers are busy making sure all of those presents arrive on time. Mark Cellini brought a very important Christmas present with him to the post office on Reach Road in Williamsport this week.
As State Gives Out Opioid Overdose Drug, Many Sites Run Out
By the time Jeanne Nearhoof, of Lycoming County, and her mother went to a naloxone distribution site Thursday, there wasn’t any left. That site in Williamsport had run out of the drug used to reverse opioid overdoses. But, Nearhoof did leave with information about how to get it.
Demolition to begin for courthouse project
CHAMBERSBURG – A contractor is to begin demolition in the first block of North Main Street on Thursday, Dec. 13 to make way for a county judicial center. Lycoming Supply Inc. of Williamsport has a $1.27 million contract to tear down the Chambersburg Trust building on Memorial Square and two neighbor
POLICE NEWS — DEC. 12
WILLIAMSPORT — A 23-year-old man, of Dauphin, has been arrested due to an alleged violation of a protection from abuse order from a 22-year-old female, of Jersey Shore, state police at Montoursville said. The incident occurred on Dec. 4 at approximately 7 a.m. along US 220 North and involved a 2001
Game commission investigating ‘incident involving a bear and a person’: Report
Officials in Lycoming County are investigating some sort of incident involving a bear and a person. Emergency responders were called to Peach Orchard Road in Muncy Creek Township Wednesday night, WNEP-TV reports.
Pennsylvania man facing DUI charge following fatal Brandywine Hundred pedestrian crash
A Pennsylvania man was charged with driving under the influence following a fatal Brandywine Hundred-area crash early Friday morning, Delaware State Police announced later that same day.
Catch the Spirit event coming to city
Those looking to get in a festive frame of mind while taking in the atmosphere of downtown Williamsport will be in luck tomorrow, when the Williamsport Business Association and Lycoming Arts partner together for Catch the Spirit, an evening of shopping and music. The event, scheduled to run from 5-8
Paranormal in Pennsylvania! Historic Charming Forge Mansion Up for Sale
Thrill-seekers with a love for old homes can now live in the residence of a historical master craftsman and perhaps meet a few ghosts. The Charming Forge Mansion in Womelsdorf, PA, is available for $825,000.
Explosion at MarkWest Energy in Washington, Pennsylvania
Police and other emergency services in Pennsylvania are responding to an explosion and fire at the MarkWest Energy facility in Washington County, local officials say. Multiple people have been injured.
Pittston Area High School Class of 1969 provides Honor Guard at football game
Members of the Pittston Area High School Class of 1969 provide an Honor Guard as members of the Patriots football team enter the field for the Homecoming Game against Williamsport. - Submitted photo.
17-Year-Old Fugitive From Pennsylvania Arrested In Garden City
An officer saw a car traveling south on Clinton Road at 75 MPH on Dec. 5. The office tried to pull the car over, but the driver refused to stop and continued to drive in an unsafe manner on multiple streets in Garden City and Hempstead, breaking many laws. The car finally came to a stop on Stowe Pla
A tale of 2 malls: Williamsport once was site of competing retail
Despite Mayor Jessie L. Bloom’s hopes, her idea of building a mall in downtown Williamsport was on its last legs, according to a Sun-Gazette article published on Dec. 14, 1988.
Multiple reports of threats being made across Pennsylvania deemed a hoax
PENNSYLVANIA. (WJAC) — Reports of several bomb threats surfaced across Pennsylvania Thursday afternoon. State authorities believe the threats, sent by email, are a part of a nationwide hoax.
Parking Authority assures no rate change, new meters
The Williamsport Parking Authority assures there will be no rate changes in the coming year, although there will be new meters. Authority members approved Wednesday a motion to forgo a short-term loan with M&T Bank to take possession of new parking meters, including the software and hardware mainten
Pennsylvania woman attacked by black bear
MONTGOMERY, Pa. (WHTM) - Pennsylvania game wardens are trying to capture a black bear that attacked and seriously injured a woman in Lycoming County. Officials told WNEP-TV the woman was outside her home with her dog when the bear grabbed her leg and dragged her more than 80 yards Wednesday night.
Another student challenges method Penn State uses to adjudicate sexual misconduct complaints
WILLIAMSPORT - Penn State has been sued for a third time by a male student who challenges the method the university adjudicates sexual misconduct complaints. The basis of the suit filed Tuesday in U.S. Middle District Court is the suspension of a student who was found to have had nonconsensual anal