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  • Teenage Girl, Boyfriend Charged in Murder-for-Hire Scheme in Central Pa.

    05/05/2020 12:23:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    PENNLIVE ^ | Apr 25, 2020 | John Beauge
    A teenage girl and her boyfriend have been charged in Lycoming County in what state police have described as a murder-for-hire scheme. Dillian Mikel Weaver, 19, of Williamsport, and Angelina Grace Peluso, 16, of Trout Run, are accused of wanting to kill her stepfather, Howard Blackburn. State police said they were angry because of his reaction to catching them in bed. There was no killing because an individual recruited to participate went to police. Weaver and Peluso were charged Friday with criminal solicitation to commit first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and criminal use of a communication device. They...
  • Police: Stepdad saw them in bed, so they plotted his death...

    04/28/2020 8:16:03 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 39 replies
    KXAN News ^ | April 27, 2020 | Staff
    <p>CASCADE, Pa. (AP) — A man and his teenage girlfriend plotted to have her stepfather killed after he caught them in bed together, but the plan was foiled when the hit man they tried to hire went to police, authorities said.</p>
  • Natural gas developers banking on report to prevent Pa. fracking ban

    10/13/2019 7:37:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 13, 2019 | Steve Bittenbender
    Natural gas developers in Pennsylvania are hoping a recent water quality report by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission could squelch plans for a fracking ban that’s currently being considered by the neighboring Delaware River Basin Commission. The SRBC’s Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network report, which was released last month, revealed that water quality scores at 14 of the 16 stations in the basin were in the “good” or “excellent” categories According to a fact sheet from the Susquehanna commission, the monitoring stations are located in areas where active drilling takes place, as well as areas free of development, in order...
  • No Little League World Series for Ugandan Team

    07/30/2011 7:23:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/29/11 | Lynn Zinser
    For nearly two weeks, the players of the Rev. John Foundation Little League team from Kampala, Uganda, believed they were headed to Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series. The team of 11- to 13-year-olds, which plays with donated equipment, was the first African team to advance that far. But their fairy tale story ran smack into United States immigration red tape. The players and their coaches learned this week that at least some of the team’s visa applications were denied by the State Department. The Little League World Series, which begins Aug. 19, will proceed without them.
  • 2,800 Come For Tea (Tea Party in Williamsport, PA)

    09/01/2009 7:25:01 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 13 replies · 1,014+ views
    Sun-Gazette ^ | 30 August 2009 | Mike Reuther
    It was a far cry from a march on the nation's Capitol, but the rally staged Saturday by the Williamsport Tea Party at Brandon Park clearly sent out a message that more than a few people are upset with their government. Speaker after speaker coming to the microphone on this overcast and humid late morning managed to resonate with the crowd of some 2,800 people as they urged them to take back their country from leaders who are "taking them down the wrong path." Specific political topics such as national health care, socialism and uncontrolled spending came up for no...
  • City crowd rallies in support of health care for all (30 morons rally in Williamsport, PA)

    07/28/2009 1:54:03 AM PDT · by Onerom99 · 25 replies · 924+ views
    Williamsport Sun-Gazette ^ | 7/28/09 | MIKE REUTHER
    Some 30 people took to the streets Monday, calling on U.S. Rep. Chris Carney, D-Dimock, to back legislation bringing health insurance to more Americans. They stood with signs outside Carney's Williamsport office on Pine Street with words that stated, "Health Care for America Now," and "Health Care Can't Wait," before peacefully entering his office to deliver citizens' letters. Members and supporters of Health Care for America Now specifically are urging the congressman to support House Bill 3200, which they say will add coverage for 23 million people by 2013 and 37 million by 2019. They included people such as Kelly...
  • Woman Torches Historic House

    08/08/2007 2:05:19 PM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 3 replies · 319+ views
    AP via WTOP News ^ | August 8, 2007 | Unk.
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for torching a historic Williamsport home after she and her family were evicted for not making promised repairs to the publicly owned building. Lauren A. France of Clear Spring offered no explanation or apology Monday at her sentencing hearing in Washington County Circuit Court. "I don't really know what to say," France told Judge Frederick C. Wright. A jury convicted her in May of arson and malicious destruction of property after witnesses testified she poured gasoline and threw a burning paper towel onto the porch...
  • City may avoid 1-mill tax hike, but.... (Williamsport, PA)

    11/23/2004 6:53:24 AM PST · by Josh in PA · 6 replies · 471+ views
    Williamsport Sun-Gazette ^ | 11-23-04 | Josh in PA
    City may avoid 1-mill tax hike Those who work in city may have to pay four times more R.A. Walker Sun-Gazette Staff A 1-mill city property tax increase may not be needed next year. Mayor Mary B. Wolf said a measure passed the state Legislature over the weekend to replace the $10 occupation privilege tax with a municipal services tax of up to $52 on each person who works within a community’s boundaries. The mayor said the measure, if signed into law by the governor, would generate more than a $1 million revenue if City Council approved setting it at...
  • Charley Reese's "Good Things in August"

    08/18/2003 5:30:20 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 304+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 08-17-03 | Reese, Charley
    Good Things In August There are two good things to look forward to in the dog days of August. The Little League World Series will be running through Aug. 24, and a lot of it will be broadcast on ESPN or ESPN2. The other good thing is a Kevin Costner Western. I haven't seen the movie, "Open Range," yet, but I have faith in Costner. I have really liked all of the movies he's had control over — "Dances With Wolves," "Waterworld" and "The Postman." I especially liked "The Postman." And he's directing, as well as starring in, his new...