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CITY FIRE RULED AN ARSON Williamsport police say a fire in a city apartment early yesterday morning is a case of arson. Firefighters were called to 661 Rose Street in the city around 4am yesterday morning, finding fire in a first floor apartment. They were able to bring it under control within ten minutes.  Upwards…more »

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A MORNING FIRE IN WILLIAMSPORT Firefighters in the city of Williamsport were sent out just past 4am this morning for a fire in the 600 block of Rose Street. Fire was reported on the 1st floor of the building with people still reportedly inside.  Firefighters reported smoke coming from the front of the house when…more »

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TALKING SECURITY UPGRADES At their meeting tomorrow, Lycoming County Commissioners are scheduled to consider whether or not to award a contract of more than $43,000 dollars for security upgrades at the County Courthouse. The upgrades would cover all exterior doors and security entrances as well as front and rear elevators, some courtroom doors and secretaries…more »

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BILLS TO JUMP START THE ECONOMY Looking to get the Pennsylvania Economy jump started, State House Speaker Mike Turzai was joined by 8 other Republican Lawmakers in Harrisburg yesterday as they introduced a package of bills designed to target job growth and infrastructure.  The 8 bills focus on attracting manufacturers using methane production, providing tax…more »

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MAN VIOLATES PFA An arrest in the city of Williamsport on Monday as a man allegedly violated his protection from abuse order, showing up at a city home and terrorizing a woman there.  Police say that 43 year old Samuel Treese Jr, went to the Almond Street home of Jamie Lucasi in an intoxicated state…more »

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GUNSHOT VICTIM RECOVERS An unidentified city man was dropped off at the UPMC Susquehanna ER around 10 pm Thursday night with injuries he allegedly received in a shooting, according to police.  Investigators have not released any details about the incident, but are checking a few blocks southwest of the hospital for ballistics evidence.  The victim,…more »

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AUTHORITY TURNS DOWN REQUEST The Williamsport Water and Sanitary Authority has turned down a request from Lycoming County for a million dollars to go towards the levee recertification project.  The ten person board voted unanimously yesterday against that request.  County officials say it’s possible that the authority may be working on a long term strategy…more »

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WOMAN INJURED IN CITY CRASH A crash in the city of Williamsport yesterday resulted in an injury to an unidentified woman. The crash occurred at noon on Campbell Street near High Street as a vehicle driven by a male who has not been identified crashed into a utility pole.  His female passenger was transported to…more »

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MAN WAIVES HEARING After waiving his preliminary hearing on attempted homicide, as well as other counts stemming from an incident last month at his home, a Montoursville man was returned to Lycoming County Prison without bail yesterday.  41 year old David Hill is accused of pulling a knife on his mother and threatning to kill…more »

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LOOKING TO HELP OUT STATE RESIDENTS WITH RETIREMENT Wanting to help out some 2.1 million Pennsylvanian’s who do not have a retirement plan, State Treasurer Joe Torsella  has organized a task force looking into the creation of a state run savings program administered by the treasury department.  Torsella says that six other states have authored…more »

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