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Crime, Fire and Accidents

3 injured in vehicle crash

PENNSDALE - All three drivers were taken to area hospitals to be treated for injuries following this three-vehicle crash that occurred on the on-ramp heading west to Interstate 180 West at the Pennsdale interchange. The crash occurred about 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, October 25 according to fire ...

Two lives claimed in three vehicle crash at Route 220

PENNSDALE - Two died and three others were injured in a violent three-vehicle crash at Route 220 and Rabbittown Road about 3:20 p.m. Monday, October 15 fire officials confirmed.Killed in the crash was one of the drivers, a 78-year-old New York City man who ran a stop sign at the intersection, ...

Lycoming Mall loses power, closed temporarily last week

The Lycoming Mall closed abruptly last Tuesday morning due to a power outage caused by "technical problems," said Michael Cohan, owner of the property.Cohan said he expected to have the power back on before the end of the business day.PPL spokeswoman Tracie Witter, however, did not disclose any ...

High speed chase went through three counties

MONTGOMERY - A 24-year-old intoxicated motorist was locked up on assault-related charges following a lengthy high-speed chase early Saturday morning, August 18, that went through three counties, reached speeds in excess of 100 mph and resulted in damage to two state police cruisers, according ...

Man in elder home charged for stomping fellow resident to death

FORKSVILLE - After stomping a fellow resident nearly half to death, Dar-Way Elder Care Rehabilitation patient Terry Lee Heckman grabbed a hold of a registered nurse by her hair and started swinging her around the room."I'm going to die," nurse Donna Wiles remembers saying over and over, ...

Hughesville man pleads guilty to vehicle homicide

A Hughesville man who recently pleaded guilty to killing a local woman after hitting the rear end of her vehicle at a speed of over 100 mph last summer was sentenced to serve 3 1/2 to seven years in state prison.Alec T. Barnes, 25, of 156 S. Third St., in Hughesville, pleaded guilty to charges ...

Police: Man holds gun to wife’s head, threatens to shoot her

MONTGOMERY - During a disturbance at the couple's Clinton Township home early Sunday morning, Matthew W. Fox twice put a gun to his wife's head and told her he was "going to shoot her," state police alleged in an affidavit.Fox didn't shoot his wife, Shannon, but she managed to disarm him by ...

Residents left homeless after fire

MONTGOMERY - Flames ripped through a borough residence last Saturday morning leaving two people homeless.Pat Kiernan and her daughter, who lived in the home at 86 E. Houston Ave., managed to escape the fire shortly after it began around 7 a.m., Montgomery Fire Chief Brad Harding said.Kiernan ...

Small fires ignite during intense days of heat

Sparks from a landscaper's equipment ignited dry brush and the flames spread to consume this century-old wooden barn with a metal roof at the rear of 20 S. Main St. in Montgomery at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 2, according to Rocky Sangueloce, owner of the barn.The blaze also spread to a portion of ...

Muncy man imprisoned for sexual assault of minor

A Muncy man will be serving up to 23 1/2 months in the Lycoming County Prison after admitting to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old that he met on Snapchat last fall.Tristan Ryan Jelassi, 18, of 1980 Route 405, Muncy, pleaded guilty to statutory sexual assault at a hearing in front of President ...