Category Archives: WILQ Local News

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WOMAN CHARGED FOLLOWING CITY INCIDENT Following a disturbance in the city of Williamsport last month, a city woman was originally jailed and and has since been released on bail.  City police say that 35 year old Maleeka Smith went the the Grier Street home of Pierce Nowlin on February 20th, caused a disturbance, kicking in…more »

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SLIPPERY ROADS Waking up to the work week with a couple of inches of snow on the ground.  Crews are out working trying to clear things off, and most main roads are in good shape this morning, but side streets and roads in the higher elevations could be snow covered an slippery so take it…more »

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MUNCY MAN FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES Andrew Thomas Alexander of Muncy is facing criminal charges after allegedly sending text messages to a female minor soliciting her to engage in sexual acts with him according to a state police affidavit.  Alexander also sent an inappropriate picture to the girl’s cell phone.  He is now facing felony charges…more »

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Last night, around 20 people attended the first public hearing conducted by the Jersey Shore School District  board to give residents of the district a chance to voice their opinions on the possible closure of district schools.  The schools in question are the Avis and Salladasburg Elementary schools and if closure of both or either…more »

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FIRE CAUSE LIKELY TO REMAIN UNDETERMINED The fire at 627 Third Avenue in Williamsport on Monday left three people homeless and the cause of the fire will likely remain undetermined.  Michael and Chyanne Mattern and their five-year-old daughter lost everything they owned in the blaze.  Luckily, they were not home at the house they rented…more »

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CITY FIRE RESULTS IN FOUR INJURIES A fire at 627 Third Avenue which was fed by the windy conditions in Williamsport yesterday led to four firefighters being taken to UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  The blaze, which went to three alarms, broke out about 12:15 pm.  The second alarm brought more firefighters from the…more »

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SCOREBOARD COMPANY CRIES FOUL The saga of the new scoreboard at Bowman Field continues.  One of the companies which bid on a new scoreboard. Visua of LaCrosse Wisconsin has alleged a conflict of interest saying the original bids for the new scoreboard at the Ballpark used by the Williamsport Crosscutters, saying that a consultant from…more »

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SLIPPERY CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT Snow turned to sleet and freezing rain last night making for slippery conditions across our area into the overnight hours.  Several accidents were reported including a collision which shut down the Market Street bridge for about a half an hour and briefly trapped the driver.  No one was injured. .  Main roads…more »

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SLIPPERY CONDITIONS/RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE A winter weather advisory is in effect for snow to change to sleet and freezing rain later today.  Roadways are expected to become slippery and you are reminded to take it easy and leave early for your destination.  PennDOT has already imposed restrictions on RV’s, Motorcycles, Empty tractor trailers and other…more »

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SAFE 2 SAY SOMETHING HOTLINE OFF TO BIG START A statewide hotline created to lessen the threat of school violence had been deemed a success so far.  The Safe 2 Say something program is a hotline in which anonymous callers can report possible threats in schools to the State Attorney General’s office.  Officials say that…more »

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