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Melissa English, team leader in the meat department at Wegmans in Williamsport ,puts two cases of fresh turkeys in the cooler on Tuesday morning. Area grocery stores will be busy the next couple of days with shoppers stocking up for Thanksgiving. English says these turkeys would most likely be sold within the hour. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

Stores, streets bustle during holiday week

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Thanksgiving has kept local stores occupied with busy orders and a mostly sunny week will ease holiday travel. “This is one of our busier weeks. Any week leading up to the holidays is always busy for us,” said Jared Fedor, store manager at Wegmans, 201 William St. He said the last few ...

Muncy man charged for allegedly raping a child

Police, Fire & Court

MUNCY — A Muncy man has been arrested on charges that he allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl over a period of months and offered her money to keep it quiet. An investigation began against Charles W. Jenkins, 45, 204 N. Market St., when the young girl came into UPMC Susquehanna Muncy Valley ...

$26.6 million ‘no-tax-increase’ budget lodged for City Council

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City Council on Thursday received a proposed $26.6 million budget for 2018 that holds the line on any tax increase. The proposed budget, which includes the River Valley Transit spending plan, keeps the real estate tax millage at 14.72 mills, while maintaining existing city services. The ...

7 face charges for various offenses

Police, Fire & Court

Seven people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the police departments involved were: • Jack C. Arthur, 24, Greensburg; Pennsylvania College of Technology police; disorderly conduct and public drunkenness for an allegedly being ...

Police ramping up safety patrols for holiday week

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Lycoming County’s DUI Task Force will participate in roving DUI enforcements during the Thanksgiving holiday in conjunction with a statewide effort to decrease crashes. Law enforcement agencies across the state are partnering with state police, the state Department of Transportation and the ...

Tree lighting events finalized

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The Brandon Park Commission on Tuesday finalized the agenda for the Festival of Lights in Brandon Park. The event will kickoff at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 with the lighting of trees, according to Chairman Thad Meckley. It will include carriage rides, food vendors and a performance by the Milissa ...

US attacks militants in Somalia and Libya

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WASHINGTON — Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier. U.S. Africa Command, which manages U.S. military operations on the continent, ...

Double standard

Letters

Alabama's Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Roy Moore, is under fire for allegations of sexual misconduct with teen age girls, one as young as 14. So is he stepping down? Are Republicans leaders saying he must step down? Mr. Moore at this time is fighting the allegations by saying they ...

Zachary J. Williams, 22, of 878 Memorial Ave., is escorted from District Judge Gary A. Whiteman’s courthouse after an arraignment in the shooting death of Maurice Dowling, 25, of the city.

2 charged in Poco Farm Road shooting

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Zachary J. Williams, 22, of 878 Memorial Ave., told state police that Maurice Dowling, 25, of the city, meant to “put a lick on him,” meaning to rob and then kill him, according to an affidavit by Trooper James Doane. Williams was arraigned Monday before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman ...

2 charged in burglary at Ling-Ling’s restaurant

Police, Fire & Court

A man recently terminated from his job at a Chinese restaurant in Old Lycoming Township is one of two charged with stealing a firearm and breaking into the eatery early Friday, Old Lycoming Township police said James Micah Rooker, 18, of 1640 Memorial Ave., a former employee of Ling-Ling’s ...

City homicide suspect in custody

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A Philadelphia man wanted for his alleged part in the killing of 33-year-old city resident Shawn “Shizz” Graham at his West Third Street residence has been placed in custody by city police, according to a press release late Monday night. Jameir Rodney Hines, 23, was arrested in ...

1,200 patients affected after data breach at UPMC Susquehanna

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UPMC Susquehanna officials say it’s business as usual despite a breach of patient records, including Social Security numbers. The hospital said it notified “1,200 patients treated at various UPMC Susquehanna locations that their personal information may have been inappropriately ...

No-tax-increase budget goes to council tonight

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City Council gets its first glimpse of the proposed $23.6 million budget for 2018 tonight, a spending plan that does not include a real estate tax increase, according to city officials. Copies of Mayor Gabriel J. Campana’s proposed budget, which he worked on with William E. Nichols Jr., ...

Bear season kicks off with low opening numbers in region

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After two days of hunting, the statewide bear season continues in what the state Game Commission is saying is slower than previous years. The commission released preliminary results from Saturday, the season opener, on Monday. It was clocking a total of 659 harvested bears in 49 counties ...

US declares NKorea a terror sponsor, new sanctions expected

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea’s “murderous regime” on America’s terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang’s support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader’s half brother in ...

Muncy School District buys bulldozer

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MUNCY — The Muncy School District has its own bulldozer after the board approved the purchase Monday. The district has been borrowing the John Deere 310D backhoe from Muncy Borough for years, said David Edkin, business manager. “The borough decided they have absolutely no use for ...

Biologists: State may see an increase in buck harvest for 3rd year

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Pennsylvania’s coming firearms deer season packs promise for hundreds of thousands of hunters as they await its opener the Monday after Thanksgiving. Unseasonably warm weather and an abundance of fall mast made it more challenging to pattern deer movements throughout the statewide six-week ...

Heartening election day experience

Letters

When I headed out into the cold at 6:45 a.m. on Nov. 7, election day, to make a final pitch to voters arriving at the polls, I was not optimistic about the task ahead. I had seen how uncivil the political debate had become on the national level and I had read some rather unpleasant comments ...

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Lycoming Mall owners seek lower tax assessment

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PENNSDALE — Kohan Retail Investment Group, which owns the Lycoming Mall, is appealing a Lycoming County Board of Assessment decision to deny its request for a lower tax assessment. The mall is assessed at $44.89 million, said Gwen Pidcoe, Muncy Township office manager. Kohan, which owns ...