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Local man to be on Wheel of Fortune

September 15, 2014 If Jake Smith’s life was a Wheel of Fortune puzzle board with the topic, “What are you doing,” Vanna White slowly would reveal letters that spell out: “Competing to win $1 million on this show. more »»

Trial in college student slaying to begin today

September 15, 2014 A man police linked to the execution-style shooting of a Pennsylvania College of Technology student Jan. 9, 2013, is set to be tried for homicide beginning today. more »»

Cold front coming

September 15, 2014 A cold front will sweep through the region this week, signifying the coming approach of the first day of autumn. more »»

Chaplain: ‘We have to have the courage to forgive and start again’

September 15, 2014 EDITOR’S NOTE: During the month of September, National Recovery Month, the Sun-Gazette will offer a special “What’s on your mind?” serie. more »»


September 15, 2014 Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal • The U.S. more »»

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. more »»

Police: Trooper hurt in ambush now talking

September 15, 2014 BLOOMING GROVE (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since h... more »»

Flying success

September 14, 2014 HUGHESVILLE — Gravity was scarce Saturday. more »»

Crash into bridge abutment proves fatal

September 14, 2014 By PHILIP A. HOLMES pholme@ssungazette. more »»

State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

September 14, 2014 BLOOMING GROVE — A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania’s rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the... more »»

Aid worker’s execution called ‘act of pure evil

September 14, 2014 BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late... more »»

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

September 14, 2014 KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard... more »»

2nd trial ends in verdict after 2-hour deliberation

September 13, 2014 After only two hours of deliberation Friday afternoon, a jury in Lycoming County Court found Shakoor Trapp guilty of attempted homicide in the 2011 shooting and stabbing of a Maple Street woman. more »»

Reporter tries sky-diving at Balloonfest, Air Show

September 13, 2014 Small-town journalism isn’t the most lucrative profession, but it has its perks: the occasional free lunch, the backstage pass and sometimes the chance to jump out of an airplane — flying 8,500 feet... more »»

Williamsport woman: ‘Drug court was what saved my life

September 13, 2014 Janel Kline readily admits that drug court changed her life. “Drug court was what saved my life,” Kline said. “The more you progress in drug court, the more you learn to live again. more »»

Singers to belt out tunes on Brandon Park stage

September 13, 2014 Want to hear neighbors belt out tunes on stage at Brandon Park? Then you might want to attend the restart of the Mayor’s Community Sing, a once popular event that started with Mayor Leo Williamson,... more »»

Local center for nonviolent offenders to open Tuesday

September 13, 2014 Lycoming County officials hope overcrowding at the county prison may be alleviated to some degree with the Tuesday opening of a re-entry services center where nonviolent offenders will report daily... more »»

Motorcyclists pay respects to the fallen

September 12, 2014 The unmistakable sound of thousands of motorcycles roared through the area Thursday night, as the 911 Memorial Coalition and so many others rode their bikes in a 42-mile loop in remembrance of the... more »»

DNA is focus of expert testimony in homicide trial

September 12, 2014 A pair of socks has never been so important. The footwear in question is key evidence in the trial of Shakoor Trapp, 26, who is accused of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and burglary. more »»

Local lawmakers weigh in on US strategy to confront terror group

September 12, 2014 Many local lawmakers and their opponents who support an expanded military campaign against the violent militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria say the plans President Obama... more »»



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