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Muslim man allegedly beaten outside gunman’s mosque

July 3, 2016 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Islamic civil rights group said a Muslim man was beaten Saturday outside the Fort Pierce Islamic Center that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended. more »»

Despite ruling, towns may go slow on gun ordinances

July 3, 2016 Under threat of costly litigation, dozens of Pennsylvania municipalities repealed their gun ordinances last year in response to a new state law that made it easier for gun owners and groups like the... more »»

Records of fire response times differ

July 2, 2016 Since concerns were raised about the time it took firefighters to respond to a June 9 fire at 1731 Riverside Drive, South Williamsport, the Sun-Gazette has been trying to obtain the response times... more »»

2 historical markers placed downtown

July 2, 2016 Two historic markers were placed on Pine Street following First Friday activities occurring as the city observes the sesquicentennial of its incorporation as a city. more »»

Deep divide over taxes drags out state budget talks

July 2, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature’s deep divide over tax increases dashed hopes in the Capitol on Friday for a quick end to state budget negotiations, and leaders sent rank-and-file... more »»

Bill to expand options for cancer patients to be signed

July 2, 2016 Legislation that will make sure oral cancer medication is covered by patients’ insurance is on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf for signature, and the author of the bill, Rep. more »»

Canals: The 1st mode of mass transit here

July 2, 2016 The West Branch Canal that once ferried passengers and freight through Williamsport wasn’t built until one of the community’s unyielding champions for internal improvements, Tunison Coryell,... more »»

Terrorists take hostages in Bangladeshi capital

July 2, 2016 DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Heavily armed militants struck at the heart of Bangladesh’s diplomatic zone on Friday night, taking dozens of hostages at a restaurant popular with foreigners. more »»

Gas, water mains improvements to disrupt traffic on city streets

July 2, 2016 Over the past couple of weeks, UGI Inc. more »»

Lawmakers react as budget goes to governor

July 1, 2016 It’s still a lot of money, but the budget will pass on time, local legislators say. more »»

Spending plan moves to next step

July 1, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature on Thursday sent Democratic Gov. more »»

Lack of rainfall a worry for many farmers

July 1, 2016 Area farmers are struggling through a lasting dry season affecting the yield of crops that annually are decreasing in price. more »»

Brandon Park to be site of symphony, Billtown Championship Wrestling debut

July 1, 2016 The city is sponsoring two upcoming events at the Brandon Park bandshell. At 7 p.m. more »»

Drug addicts contributing to prison’s big numbers

July 1, 2016 The Lycoming County Prison is swamped with an overcrowding dilemma due in large part to the heroin epidemic running rampant throughout the community, according to county commissioner. more »»

Hughesville, Picture Rocks reach deal on police coverage

July 1, 2016 PICTURE ROCKS — Starting today, the 700 residents of the borough have the comfort of knowing they have added police protection. more »»

Man dies after crashing into Wysox Township creek bed

July 1, 2016 TOWANDA — Michael W. Byrd, Jr., 20, of Sayre, died Wednesday when he crashed his car on Route 187, Wysox Township, according to state police. more »»

Anti-terror raids, funerals follow Turkey attack

July 1, 2016 ISTANBUL (AP) — As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan and... more »»

Bill to combat child sex abuse passes Senate

July 1, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously Thursday to lift time limits for some perpetrators of child sexual abuse to be sued by their victims and prosecuted by authorities, amid... more »»


June 30, 2016 Setting off fireworks, grilling and spending time with loved ones is how many people celebrate Independence Day. The Fourth of July weekend is one of the most heavily traveled weekends, with 4. more »»

Area woman on way to W. Va. to aid flood victims

June 30, 2016 A Cogan Station woman is among eight volunteers from central Pennsylvania who have been deployed by the American Red Cross to provide disaster aid in West Virginia following flooding there last wee. more »»



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