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Here's the latest crime in Franklin Co.

Check out the latest crime happening in the area with our Franklin County crime wrap-up. Full stories: MORE: Gettysburg man forced teen to sell drugs out of Montgomery Township home, police say MORE: Police: York woman crashed into Shippensburg Police car while drunk MORE: Police: Mercersburg man

PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-03-18 19:47:42

Stakeout leads police to 10 wanted persons

COURTESY OF SHAMOKIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Blake Boyer is seen in custody. SHAMOKIN - Shamokin police discovered 10 people with active warrants at a North Shamokin Street home while conducting a stakeout for a wanted Mount Carmel man Wednesday night. Police received information that Blake William Boyer,

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-03-17 07:00:00

Williamsport Women present 'Stores about the Y'

Two area women, self-described accidental historians, shared stories about women who impacted the local YWCA, which in turn influenced the lives of many area women throughout its 125 years of existence in the city. Speaking to a group of people recently at the YWCA, Mary Sieminski and Janet Hurlbert

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE - 2018-03-18 07:00:00

Police say St. Thomas man admitted to sexually abusing 6-year-old girl

ST. THOMAS TOWNSHIP - When police confronted Allan Eugene Bookwalter with allegations that he sexually abused a young girl, he admitted to the actions. That's according to charging documents filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Jody Eyer. Bookwalter, 44, was charged with three counts of

PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-03-17 16:00:08

Middle School Student Facing Charges After School Threat in Lycoming County

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - According to a release from Williamsport Area a middle school student will face charges after allegedly making a cyber threat. The student allegedly made a threat against the Williamsport Area Middle School earlier this month. The school district says the student admitted to maki


3 injured in city crash

The woman driving this car and a male passenger were injured, as was the male driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee when the vehicles collided at Park Avenue and Campbell Street about 1 p.m. Thursday. All three were taken to the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center by ambulances.Their id


Brush fires on rise in region

According to the state Department of Forestry, the months of March, April and May are well known for fires because of dry conditions, direct sunshine, and individuals out and about burning trash or smoking. Several brush fires were reported throughout the region and were quickly extinguished thanks

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE - 2018-03-18 07:00:00

Gettysburg man forced teen to sell drugs out of Montgomery Township home, police say

CHAMBERSBURG - A Gettysburg man was arrested Thursday on allegations that he made a 16-year-old boy sell a variety of drugs for him out of a Montgomery Township home. Ronald Edward Gladfelter Jr., 49, was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver and endangering the welfare of a child,

EVENING SUN - 2018-03-17 12:46:08

Police say man admits punching, killing niece before standoff in Shamokin

SHAMOKIN -- A Shamokin man has admitted he killed his niece on a Shamokin Street last month after punching her in the face several times, police say. Jose Colon, 41, told police that after he punched Kasandra Ortiz, 23, he dragged her behind a large trash container and shot her, according to an aff

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-18 02:05:39

Patient charged with assaulting 3 Geisinger hospital employees

Coal Township, Pa., police charged a patient at Coal Township-based Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital for assaulting hospital employees during his hospital stay March 1, according to The News-Item. The 50-year-old patient was arraigned March 13 on three felony counts of aggravated assault,


Judge declines to modify bail for student accused of threatening to shoot up school

MUNCY -- A judge has declined to modify the bail of a junior at Montgomery Area High School accused of threatening to shoot up the school after he discovered his girlfriend was dating someone else. District Judge Jon E. Kemp Friday said he was concerned for the safety of the public if he granted the


Judge restores pension of ex-Williamsport cop convicted in corruption case

WILLIAMSPORT - A judge has restored the pension of a Williamsport police officer found guilty in a corruption case. Centre County Senior Judge David Grine found there was insufficient evidence to show former Lt. Thomas H. Ungard Jr. committed the crimes through his public employment. The judge rever


11 people face area police charges

Dhakwan Kelly, 25, formerly of 823 W. Third St. now of Bloomsburg; the county's Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent to deliver 22 grams of cocaine and three grams of marijuana, receiving stolen property and related offenses after drugs and two stolen guns, one from Montoursville and


Education in Brewing at Penn College in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT -- By this time next year, some students at Penn College of Technology in Williamsport should be sipping beer in class as part of their grade. "Some people might think that it's just a bunch of beer drinkers getting together having a good time but this is really serious," said Ryan Hamp


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Wife, sons held in second incident in past two weeks

CHRIS J. GREGO/STAFF PHOTO Officers, from left, Coal Township Police Chief William Carpenter, Shamokin Police Chief Darwin Tobias III, Coal Township Detective Jeffrey Brennan and an unidentified officer from the Ralpho Township Police Department, stand outside a home at 1506 W. Hill St. in Coal Town