Category Archives: WILQ Local News

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WORK SLATED TO BEGIN SOON A report in this morning’s Williamsport Sun Gazette says that work is expected to begin a two year project for the East Third Street Gateway Revitalization project in the city of Williamsport in March. The work will take place on sections of East Third, East Fourth, Basin and Franklin Streets…more »

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MAN ARRESTED FOR REPEATED RAPE An Eldred Township man was taken into custody yesterday, charged with the multiple rape and sexual assault of a mentally disabled woman over a ten year period.  59 year old Bruce Stewart is accused of the repeated acts he committed with the woman from 2009 up until last July when…more »

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An accused killer was taken into custody yesterday and returned here last night to face the charges.  US. Marshals were able to take 30 year old Monica Burns into custody in Philadelphia yesterday morning without incident.  She is accused of stabbing to death 28 year old Ryan Jones on New Year’s morning at an apartment…more »

Local News 1/9/19

ROBBERY INVESTIGATION CONTINUES The investigation continues into the robbery of a convenience market in the city of Williamsport which occurred on Monday night.  Police now say that a heavy set black male, wearing a green jacket and brown hat was standing in line at the Mini Mart at 1027 High Street around 9:30 on Monday,…more »

Local News 1/8/19

SLIPPERY CONDITIONS Some slippery conditions still this morning, mostly on back roads and in the higher elevations.  You are reminded to take it easy as you head out this morning and leave early for your destination. Most main roads are in good shape, thanks in part to Penn DOT pre-treating roadways yesterday.  We do have…more »

Local News 1/7/19

COLUMBIA COUNTY FIRE DESTROYS HOME Firefighters from several companies were called out last night to a two alarm fire at a Columbia County home. The fire broke out around 7pm at the home along Belles Road in Benton Township and when firefighters arrived, the house was fully involved in flames.  No one was home at…more »

Local News 1/4/19

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES Few other details have been released into the homicide of a city man found dead behind the Williamsport Fire Department Headquarters on Walnut Street around 6:30 on New Year’s morning.  An autopsy on 28 year old Ryan Jones was performed on Wednesday with the cause of death being ruled as a homicide. …more »

Local News 1/3/19

MAN IDENTIFIED, MURDER THE CAUSE OF DEATH Williamsport police have identified the man found dead in the city on New Year’s morning as 28 year old Ryan Jones of the city and say his death is being ruled as a homicide.  Jones was found around 6:40 on Tuesday morning behind city fire headquarters along Walnut…more »

Local News 1/2/19

FIRE STRIKES IN PENN TOWNSHIP Firefighters continue to mop up at the scene this morning of a fire which struck a home in the Beaver Lake Area of Penn Township in Lycoming County.  Fire was reported in a house in the 100 block of Maple Lane just before 2am and when firefighters arrived, they found…more »

Local News 12/31/18

FIRE STRIKES IN PENN TOWNSHIP Firefighters continue to mop up at the scene this morning of a fire which struck a home in the Beaver Lake Area of Penn Township in Lycoming County.  Fire was reported in a house in the 100 block of Maple Lane just before 2am and when firefighters arrived, they found…more »

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