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DA: Cops justified in killing man in Williamsport

Police, court and fires

WILLIAMSPORT — The Lycoming County district attorney has made a preliminary determination that police were justified in killing a Texas man following a pursuit on Feb. 11 that ended in Williamsport. A final determination will be made after the joint investigation by state police and his ...

County’s newest service dog visits the commissioners

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PHOTO PROVIDED Clinton County Court’s facility dog, SSD Clark, took a trip over to the Piper Building Tuesday and met the Clinton County commissioners. His handler, Ed Hosler, deputy chief probation officer for the Clinton County Probation Services, demonstrated some of SSD Clark’s ...

Loganton man charged with sexual assault of minor

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From staff reports LOGANTON — A Loganton man is accused of sexually assaulting a minor more than a dozen times. Gideon L. Miller, 31, of 832 Mill St., is charged with 14 counts of aggravated indecent assault, 14 counts of indecent assault of persons less than 13 years of age and 14 ...

Ex-head football trainer sues Penn State

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WILLIAMSPORT — The former director of athletic training services and head football trainer at Penn State has sued the university claiming it breached a promise to renew his employment agreement. Henry T. Bream III, who now lives in Florida, contends in a suit filed Monday in U.S. Middle ...

Around the Town

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GOOD DAY and happy belated birthday to Drew VanGorder! Quote of the Day “Let us forget with generosity, those who cannot love us.” — Pablo Neruda Word of the Day Nimrodize — To behave like a tyrant. Change of Hours for Old School Market This Friday, March 5, Old School ...

Court appearance continued for Brian St. John

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LOCK HAVEN — The first court appearance for Brian St. John III, charged with criminal homicide in the death of Jakob L. Haines, 21, last Friday night, has been continued. The proceeding, originally scheduled for Central Court yesterday, is now scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, in ...

Police news – March 3

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Drug charges PLEASANT GAP — Man was allegedly found with marijuana at 604 199 North in Worth Township by Rockview Police at 7:56 a.m. on Wednesday. After being pulled over for a traffic stop by Rockiew police, Jacob Walker, 31, of Reedsville was allegedly caught with a small amount of ...

Geisinger: scammers pose as vaccine schedulers

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DANVILLE — Geisinger is alerting patients to recent reports of scammers trying to steal personal data by posing as COVID vaccine schedulers. The suspected fraudulent activity involves automated calls and/or text messages or live callers reaching out to Geisinger patients under the guise of ...

Emergency services

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LOCK HAVEN — The following calls were received at the Clinton County Communications Center: MONDAY — At 5:40 a.m., Lock Haven Fire Department responded to an odor investigation on 141 N. Jones St. in Lock Haven. The call was cleared at 6:33 a.m. — At 11:53 a.m., Avis Fire ...

City to consider alley closure request from Stella A’s

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LOCK HAVEN — City council will consider adopting a resolution that would close Sarah’s Alley for at least 90 days. The closure was requested by Louis Anastos, owner of Stella A’s Bar & Grill. The downtown restaurant is located on one side of the alley, with the Strouse Law Firm ...

Emergency rental assistance program to aid Centre County residents

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BELLEFONTE — For Centre County residents who have struggled to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is help on the way. At Tuesday’s Centre County commissioners’ meeting, three key adult service items were passed unanimously by the board. The biggest item was submission of ...

Pennsylvania Republicans stop just short of censuring Toomey

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican Party has expressed its disapproval of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey over his vote to convict Donald Trump during the former president’s second impeachment trial, while stopping short of issuing the more serious — albeit still symbolic — censure ...

Lawmakers urge to improve vaccine distribution for seniors

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HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers on Tuesday implored state officials to do better at getting COVID-19 vaccines to seniors while the Health Department said the new approval of a third vaccine will help. “This is unacceptable,” state Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, said ...

Teachers to get 1-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Wolf says

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that teachers will receive doses of the newly approved one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, under a plan his administration will release. In a news conference on a separate topic, Wolf said his administration’s plan will be released ...

Tensions over vaccine equity pit rural against urban America

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Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she traveled down the unfamiliar forested, one-lane road in rural Tennessee in search of a coronavirus vaccine. Then the trees cleared and the Hickman County Agricultural Pavilion appeared. The 74-year-old woman wasn’t eligible to be ...

Flue fire, fire truck accident cause hectic afternoon

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KEVIN RAUCH/FOR THE EXPRESS A flue fire on Bitumen Road in Noyes Township led to a hectic afternoon for area firefighters. Just after 4 p.m., the call to the Bitumen Road fire went out. As area crews traveled along Route 120, they quickly encountered many rocks and even a couple of trees down ...

SV Concerned Citizens give back to community

Community

LOGANTON — The Sugar Valley Concerned Citizens (SVCC) recently donated $3,000 to the Sugar Valley Volunteer Fire Company’s new building fund. Fire Chief Chris Miller thanked SVCC President Carla McElwain for the generous gift as well as the many years of ongoing support and monetary ...