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Shoppers don’t forget about downtown stores

November 28, 2015 Many local businesses in downtown Williamsport were gearing up on Friday for Small Business Saturday, but that did not mean stores were empty. more »»

Small Business Saturday offers ‘punch card’ deals

November 28, 2015 With holiday shopping in full swing, bargain-hunters flock to major retailers to get the best deals around. more »»

Skiing’s future at Denton Hill appears bleak

November 28, 2015 GALETON — Downhill skiing at Denton Hill State Park near here will not open for the season this year and its future beyond that point still is unknown, according to one official with the Potter... more »»


November 28, 2015 BEIRUT — A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight... more »»

Ex-president on fundraising trail for wife

November 28, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is going on a fundraising swing reminiscent of his presidential campaigns of the 1990s. But this time he’s doing it for his wife. more »»

Paris attacks reinvigorate surveillance debate

November 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government’s post-Sep. more »»

FDA OKs flu vaccine for seniors

November 28, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved a first-of-a-kind flu vaccine that contains a booster to help protect seniors vulnerable to the virus. more »»

PSU’s child abuse settlements now total nearly $93 million

November 28, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State settled with six more victims or accusers of Jerry Sandusky, according to a new audit that puts the school’s total payout in the child sex abuse scandal at nearly $93... more »»

Ready, set, shop

November 27, 2015 For the uninitiated, it can be easier to characterize Thanksgiving Day/Black Friday shoppers as one consumerist mass than as individual human being. more »»

Area school results down, as predicted

November 27, 2015 School districts faced a new Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, or PSSA, test this year, and with School Performance Profile, or SPP, results posted earlier this month, the lower results... more »»

Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation

November 27, 2015 MOSCOW — The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian... more »»

Turkey-Russia shoot-down spat escalates

November 27, 2015 ANKARA, Turkey — A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey an... more »»

Get your deer here: Game Commission to steer hunters to some prime spots

November 27, 2015 FISHER — Yo, hunters! Deer her. more »»

Boy’s holiday wish comes true

November 26, 2015 A young boy with a rare genetic disorder is realizing what he believes to be a miracle this holiday season, and the miracle is born of the goodness of people in his local community. more »»

DA: 2014 killing was self-defense — no homicide charge

November 26, 2015 A homicide charge was dropped against Sherri Scarantino on Tuesday after it was determined that she shot Ty Kimble in self-defense, according to the district attorney. more »»

Future vote on removing state attorney general recommended

November 26, 2015 HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor faces a new threat to her hold on office after a state Senate committee recommended Wednesday that the full chamber consider whether to remove her fro... more »»

3 firms submit proposals to manage White Deer course

November 26, 2015 The Lycoming County Recreation Authority on Wednesday morning received proposals from three private companies interested in managing the White Deer Golf Course, a role traditionally held by the... more »»

Bear season going well for county’s hunters

November 26, 2015 On the third day of bear season, Lycoming County remains in the lead with 222 total kills, followed closely by Clinton County with 202 total kills, according to the state Game Commission. more »»

Energy company grants going to 4

November 26, 2015 Four Lycoming County area organizations received grants as part of the Williams Atlantic Sunrise Community Grant program. more »»

Russia places missiles in Syria to deter Turkey

November 26, 2015 President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of one of its warplanes by Turkey, a... more »»

Pooches pitch in

November 25, 2015 When Rommelt Elementary School students heard that the South Williamsport Police Department’s K-9 Unit needed funds, they decided to raise money for the unit by holding a cutest pet contes. more »»



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