WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say portions of two sawn-off human legs found on a central Pennsylvania riverbank earlier this year are believed to have belonged to a woman, but she still...
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The former mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he shook down businesses for bribes and campaign contributions throughout his term and a half...
Former Democratic mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, pleads guilty to shaking down businesses for bribes, campaign cash
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Former Democratic mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, pleads guilty to shaking down businesses for bribes, campaign cash .
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright (all times local):
A federal plea agreement says former Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright...
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say portions of two sawn-off human legs were found on a central Pennsylvania riverbank last month.
The Lycoming County coroner said last week that the...
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man charged with illegally catching and trying to sell venomous eastern timber rattlesnakes has been hospitalized after being bitten by snakes.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump is in the battleground state of Pennsylvania for a rally hours before voters in a congressional district in the northcentral part of the state pick a...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump is coming to Pennsylvania for a rally the day before voters in a congressional district in the northcentral part of the state pick a new...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker survived four rounds of voting Saturday to become the heavy favorite to fill an open congressional seat in northern Pennsylvania.
Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in deaths of mother, son
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of second-degree murder in a Halloween night 2016 home invasion that left a mother and son slain shouted "Racist!" at the all-white jury that returned the verdict.
Jurors in Lycoming County deliberated all morning and into Friday afternoon before convicting Joseph Sentore Coleman Jr. on the murder charge as well as robbery, conspiracy and attempted robbery.
Penns Woods: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) _ Penns Woods Bancorp Inc. (PWOD) on Monday reported net income of $4.2 million in its fourth quarter.
The Williamsport, Pennsylvania-based bank said it had earnings of 89 cents per share.
The holding company for Jersey Shore State Bank and Luzerne Bank posted revenue of $18.7 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $15.1 million, which beat Street forecasts.
Conviction in friend’s shooting death thrown out
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A judge has thrown out the conviction of a central Pennsylvania man in the shooting death of a friend.
Twenty-four-year-old Da'ran Sears was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter in the July 2013 death of Donte Marks in Williamsport. He said he didn't know the gun was loaded.
Suspect in double homicide agrees to testify for prosecution
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — One of three men charged in the Halloween night 2016 slayings of a mother and her son in central Pennsylvania has entered guilty pleas and agreed to testify against his co-defendants.
New evaluation ordered in slaying during rural break-in
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A fourth psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for a Virginia bicyclist charged in the death of an elderly man killed with a shovel during a break-in in rural Pennsylvania.
Bear attacks, drags woman outside Pennsylvania home
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Game wardens say a bear attacked a woman outside her home in Pennsylvania and dragged her more than 80 yards (73 meters).
The attack happened Wednesday in Muncy Creek Township, which is located about 16 miles (25 kilometers) east of Williamsport.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the woman was outside with her dog when the bear attacked.
Woman acquitted in death of girl, 4, left in hot SUV
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been acquitted in the death of a 4-year-old girl who central Pennsylvania prosecutors say was left for hours in a hot sport utility vehicle.
Jurors deliberated for about three hours Friday before acquitting 30-year-old Brittany Borgess of involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and recklessly endangering.
Lycoming County Senior Judge Dudley Anderson found her guilty of the summary charge of leaving a child unattended in a car and fined her $25.
Trial begins in death of girl DA says was left in hot SUV
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A woman is on trial in central Pennsylvania in the death of a 4-year-old girl prosecutors say was left in a hot sport utility vehicle more than two years ago.
Thirty-year-old Brittany Borgess is charged with involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and recklessly endangering in the July 2016 death of Samaria Motyka.
Cyclist found competent for trial in Pennsylvania slaying
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Virginia man has been found competent to stand trial in the death of an elderly man killed with a shovel during a break-in in rural Pennsylvania last year.
Penns Woods: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) _ Penns Woods Bancorp Inc. (PWOD) on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $3.8 million.
The bank, based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, said it had earnings of 82 cents per share.
The holding company for Jersey Shore State Bank and Luzerne Bank posted revenue of $17.8 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $14.8 million, exceeding Street forecasts.
Related trial slated for man convicted in daughter’s death
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man convicted in the death of his 12-year-old daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers, is scheduled to go on trial soon in a related charge.
PennLive.com reports that jury selection is scheduled Sept. 27 in Lycoming County for the trial of 60-year-old Donald Meyer Jr. on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm.
Hawaii defeats South Korea 3-0 to win Little League title
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — It only took one pitch for Mana Lau Kong to deliver Hawaii its first Little League World Series title in a decade.
Against a South Korea team that hadn't surrendered a home run in the tournament, Kong drove the first pitch his team saw over the center field fence. As he rounded the bases and headed home, his teammates poured out of the dugout in a pack led by pitcher Ka'olu Holt and formed a huddle around home plate.
South Korea, Hawaii to meet in the LLWS championship
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Dominant pitching Saturday got South Korea and Hawaii to the Little League World Series championship on Sunday.
Neither of the starters — Choi Ji-hyung for South Korea and Aukai Kea for Hawaii — can pitch for the title, but that's OK. They each have done damage with their bats, too.
Hawaii shuts out Georgia 3-0 to move to LLWS title game
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — After striking out his 15th batter to end the game, Hawaii's Aukai Kea pumped his fists and let out a shout for all to hear.
Within seconds, Kea's teammates sprinted to the pitcher's mound to congratulate their team's ace, hugging and pounding on him. Hawaii shut out Georgia 3-0 and Kea's complete game sealed its berth in the Little League World Series championship.
"I just pitched my heart out," Kea said. "Did as best I could."
South Korea beats Japan 2-1 for a spot in LLWS championship
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — South Korea won the international bracket Saturday at the Little League World Series and there's no question who led the way.
Choi Ji-hyung blasted his third home run of the LLWS, then struck out seven over 4 2/3 innings Saturday, giving South Korea a spot in the tournament championship with a 2-1 win over Japan.
South Korea will play Hawaii, which shut out Georgia 3-0 to win the U.S. bracket, in the Little League World Series championship on Sunday.
Hawaii faces Georgia for US title at Little League tourney
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Those who had hoped to see a rematch of last week's 11-inning thriller between Hawaii and Georgia at the Little League World Series got their wish.
The two teams will meet again Saturday, this time with a championship berth on the line. The winner of the game for the U.S. title will face the victor of Japan and South Korea on Sunday.
South Korea and Japan meet for a spot in LLWS championship
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The international bracket final Saturday at the Little League World Series will be a rematch of the two teams that have looked the best so far on that side the tournament — Kawaguchi, the representative of defending champion Japan, and Seoul, South Korea.
The twist is that Japan, the LLWS team of the decade, may be the underdog.
The winner gets either Hawaii or Georgia, the teams in the U.S. final, in the championship on Sunday.
Little League World Series spot an honor for umpires, too
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Gibson remembers buying clothes from the local Salvation Army to put together his first umpire uniform when he was about 14 years old. Jeff Pruitt recalls going to thrift stores to buy gray pants and a blue, button-down shirt.
Hawaii and NY take different approaches to LLWS pressure
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Baseball looks like it comes easily to Hawaii's Aukai Kea.
Case in point, Honolulu's first game of the Little League World Series, when Kea slugged a walk-off home run after tossing 6 1/3 shutout innings.
But even he isn't afraid to admit it — playing on national television and meeting major league players can be quite daunting.
New bats, less pop, fewer homers at Little League series
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — New bat rules aimed at keeping the ball in play and pitchers safer are having another effect at the Little League World Series: fewer home runs.
Until this season, bats were frequently made from reinforced carbon fiber polymer. The problem was that as they were used over time, the bats actually sent balls farther and at higher speeds — sometimes called the trampoline effect.
Puerto Rico team that endured hurricane makes LLWS run
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — After a five-inning, 14 strikeout, no-hit performance, Roberto Joubert stepped off the mound and made his way toward the Puerto Rico dugout.
An emphatic roar filled Volunteer Stadium, as miniature Puerto Rican flags waved in tandem with fatheads of each player. The Puerto Rico faithful consisted of no more than 60 or 70 people, yet their passion could be felt throughout the 3,000-seat ballpark.
Kid stuff: Mets rout Phillies 8-2 in Little League Classic
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jason Vargas never talks to fans from the on-deck circle, just like major league teams never line up after a game and shake hands.
Put a big league game in a tiny park full of 11 and 12 year olds, though, and those kinds of customs get tossed aside.
Cubs to face Pirates in 2019 Little League Classic
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in next year's Little League Classic.
The game will be held at Bowman Field on Aug. 18, 2019. The Cubs and Pirates will attend Little League World Series games earlier in the day.
The matchup was announced Sunday night during the Mets-Phillies game in Williamsport. It will once again be part of ESPN's Sunday night schedule.
Great leap forward: from Williamsport to major leagues
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Some talented, young baseball players have competed at the Little League World Series over the last 71 years. Fifty-four have gone on to realize another dream — making the majors.
Three of those Little League veterans will be on hand when the Mets play the Phillies in Williamsport on Sunday night: Scott Kingery, Todd Frazier and Michael Conforto.
Little Leaguers connect with Translate, Fortnite, Facebook
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Outfielder Rolando Rodriguez from Panama heard a reporter's question, but doesn't speak English. So Georgia shortstop Tai Peete helped him out, pecking the words into Google Translate to ask about how young baseball players are sharing technology during the Little League World Series.
"It was easier than expected," Rodriguez said of the language barrier, speaking through an interpreter.
Nervous? Not Japan’s big bats chasing Little League repeat
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — People in the Japanese city of Kawaguchi have long memories.
They still recall the last time a team from this town north of Tokyo made it to the Little League World Series, ultimately losing to Georgia in the 2006 final.
"A lot of people (in Kawaguchi) say '2006. Don't forget about it, get the title back to Japan,'" manager Hiroyuki Takahashi said through an interpreter.
Rhode Island team heads to Little League World Series
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Rhode Island little league baseball team is headed to the big game.
The Coventry Little League team is going to the Little League World Series after beating their Massachusetts rivals 3-2 Sunday to win the New England Regional Championship.
The team had previously lost to Pittsfield, Massachusetts 9-1. The score was tied 2-2 Sunday going into the fourth inning, but the team pulled away with Jake Mather's solo home run in the fifth inning.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was convicted on all charges in the death of his 12-year-old daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers.
Jurors in Lycoming County deliberated for about 2½ hours Friday before convicting 60-year-old Donald Meyer Jr., of Duncannon, of third-degree murder, aggravated assault and other counts.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The trial has begun for a Pennsylvania man charged in the death of his 12-year-old daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers.
Perry County authorities accuse Donald Meyer, 60, of pointing a loaded rifle at the constable, who fired a shot that went through Meyer's arm and fatally struck Ciara Meyer in January 2016.
Penns Woods: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) _ Penns Woods Bancorp Inc. (PWOD) on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $3.5 million.
The Williamsport, Pennsylvania-based bank said it had earnings of 74 cents per share.
The holding company for Jersey Shore State Bank and Luzerne Bank posted revenue of $16.5 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $14.1 million, surpassing Street forecasts.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals will play a regular-season game in Omaha the week the 2019 College World Series opens, The Associated Press has learned.
Major League Baseball and the NCAA have been working to arrange a game as a kickoff event to the CWS, two people close to the situation told the AP on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details.
Police: Mother staged son’s DUI
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman staged her son's DUI.
WNEP-TV reported Saturday the 38-year-old West Milton woman has told investigators she put her 20-year-old son behind the wheel in February, then called police and said he was high on synthetic marijuana and passed out in the car.
MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An elderly Pennsylvania man had no way of visiting his ill wife in the hospital, so he called police to help.
Montoursville Police Chief Jeff Gyurina says the 84-year-old man's same-aged wife had a medical emergency last Thursday and was taken from their home in an ambulance.
The frail man told Gyurina, who was at the scene, he had no family in the area to take him to the hospital, and he can't drive anymore.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court will decide whether a woman's use of illegal drugs while pregnant qualifies as child abuse under state law.
The Supreme Court recently took up the case of a woman who tested positive for suboxone and marijuana at the time she gave birth early last year at Williamsport Hospital.
CLASS 2A South Williamsport (11-14) vs. Old Forge (12-12) ■ When: Tonight, 6, Scranton High School ■ How they got here: South Williamsport lost to Southern Columbia in the District 4 championship game, 46-32; Old Forge beat Northwest Area, 41-33, in the District 2 title game. ■ Players to watch: South Williamsport — Megan Weber, 12.8 ppg; Haley Neidig, 7.0; Alyssa Johnson, 6.2 ppg; Old Forge — Lindsey Walsh, 13.4; Alexandra Nocera, 11.7; Olivia Ciullo, 9.2. ■ What’s next: The winner will take on...
Last Saturday afternoon, the curtain closed for the final time on the Jahad Thomas Show at UMass Lowell.
If you were lucky enough to catch a viewing -- or many, many viewings, as I was -- over the past four years, you know just how captivating that show truly was.
WILKES-BARRE — The Delaware Valley boys and girls swim teams learned a lot about determination and perseverance over the last week and those lessons proved to be golden.
WILLIAMSPORT — D.J. Erickson stood seconds away from a Class 2A Northeast Regional wrestling championship at 145 pounds.
He held a one-point lead over Montoursville’s Dylan Bennett on Saturday.
Until Bennett slipped the Hanover Area junior’s grip, gained control and pushed Erickson’s back to the mat.
The referee spun his hands and threw two fingers in the air to signal a reversal. A second later, the buzzer blared.