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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 »»

Legislators call for special session on opioid crisis

June 30, 2016 The heroin epidemic continues to rage throughout the state and, to offset the constant rising deaths, lawmakers have presented a slew of bills and education plans, attended roundtables and created... more »»

Senate advances House bill

June 30, 2016 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Senate took quick action on the House’s just-passed budget package Wednesday, a day before the state government’s fiscal-year deadline, although divisions remained over... more »»

North America’s leaders urge against Trump’s isolationism

June 30, 2016 OTTAWA, Ontario — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against the isolationist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have roiled Britain and... more »»

County’s legislators critical of proposed spending

June 29, 2016 The state budget continues to see progress in the House, passing Tuesday night on a 114-85 vote, but local lawmakers are weary of constant increases to spending. State Rep. more »»

Governor: House GOP’s budget plan not balanced

June 29, 2016 HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. more »»

Magical and patriotic events to honor city

June 29, 2016 One can anticipate a magical and patriotic weekend ahead as Williamsport observes the sesquicentennial of its incorporation as a city during First Friday and leading up to Independence Day on Monda. more »»



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