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About: Williamsport, PA

Williamsport is located in Pennsylvania. In the late 1800s, the city was called "The Lumber Capital of the world," due to its booming lumber industry. At one time the city was home to more millionaires per-capita than anywhere in the world. The Williamsport Area High School, a local high school, uses "The Millionaires" as its mascot. The city is home to Little League Baseball. The Little League World Series complex is based in Williamsport. The city also hosts the Little League Series every August.

Population: 30706
Local Newspapers: Williamsport Sun-Gazette Courier
Local Sports Teams: N/A
Local Colleges: State UniversityLycoming College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Commonwealth Medical College

Zip Codes associated with Williamsport, PA: 17701, 17702
Towns/Cities near Williamsport, PA : Garden View, Muncy, Montoursville, Watsontown

Williamsport News
Death penalty not sought against Williamsport, Pa., man in Craigslist murder case

Prosecutors say a central Pennsylvania man accused of having robbed and killed a suburban Philadelphia man he met on the Internet will not face the death penalty if he is convicted of first-degree murder. Twenty-eight-year-old Chad Marshall Wilcox of Williamsport appeared in Montgomery County Court on Friday in the Sept.

First significant storm of the winter heads toward the Northeast

A fast-moving coastal storm is forecast to blast several major cities in the Northeast with a mix of snow, sleet and rain today in the season's first real taste of winter along the busy Interstate 95 corridor. The largest snowfall amounts are expected in southern New England, but forecasters warned that temperatures hovering near freezing could make for slippery driving conditions across the region.

How an 81-Year-Old Finally Met the Son He Never Knew Existed

After several failed attempts to connect over the decades, Childress met his father, 81-year-old Anthony Trapani, for the first time Sunday at the Michigan assisted living facility where Trapani lives. "Him and Sam looked at each other and gave each other a hug," Trapani's sister, Arlene Schulte, told ABC News today.

Criminal mischief reported in Loyalsock

The Pennsylvania State Police released a report of criminal mischief that occurred in the overnight hours between January 12 and January 13, 2015. According to the report, this incident occurred on the 1200 block of Lafayette Parkway in Loyalsock.

Details released on Thursday's multiple vehicle crash in Loyalsock

The Pennsylvania State Police released a report detailing the January 8th, 2014, three car crash at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue in Loyalsock. According to the report, this crash occurred as David Ambrose, of Williamsport, was stopped at a stop sign facing north on Pennsylvania Ave at its intersection with Washington Blvd. Ambrose failed to yield to oncoming traffic.

Students from 35 schools make music at Marywood

JASON FARMER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER PMEA District 9 Band Festival was held on Saturday at Marywood University as guest conductor Fred David Romines leads the band. Held at Marywood University, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 9 Band Festival included students from 35 high schools in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

Kids Thank Cops on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Law enforcement visited a school in Williamsport Friday to let kids know that they are there to help them not hurt them. Their visit in Lycoming County comes at a time when police are trying to improve relations between them and the communities they are sworn to protect and serve.

Pennsylvania museum CEO wants separate trials on sex charges

A museum official wants to have separate trials on the child sex and child pornography charges he faces, saying one charge doesn't have anything to do with the other.

Brooke park commission chooses lodge consultant

The Brooke County Park and Recreation Commission's goal of establishing a lodge at Brooke Hills Park moved a step forward Thursday with the selection of a consultant to determine its feasibility.

Bob Gaetano named as new Kane school superintendent

Photo by Ted Lutz - Kane School Board President Claire Ann Buckley welcomes Bob Gaetano as the new superintendent of the Kane Area School District. He will begin work Feb. 2. Bob Gaetano is the new superintendent of the Kane area School District.

Caring for Canines in Cold Temperatures

Despite frigid temperatures, Humane Society officers say some pet owners are leaving their animals outside without food, water, or shelter. Newswatch 16 rode along with the Lycoming County SPCA as workers checked on animals in Williamsport.

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania purchases former Ross Club

In preparation for its centennial celebration in 2016, the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania has purchased the historic Ross Club at 201 West Fourth Street in downtown Williamsport. "This building is symbolic to the heritage of our community and occupies a historically significant corner.

Former fire company treasurer gets probation, must pay restitution

The former treasurer of West End Fire Company in Shamokin charged by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement with stealing more than $11,000 from the volunteer organization was sentenced Monday to three months supervised probation and ordered to make full restitution. Frederick W. Wallish, 42, of 1212 Hemlock St., Coal Township, began making his restitution to the fire company immediately with a $2,000 down payment.

Arrest made in Route 15 robberies

The Pennsylvania State Police Montoursville released a report stating that Richard Allen Bennett, 47, of New Columbia has been arrested and charged with robbery and related offences for the robbery of the Kwik Fill in Armstrong Township, and the Subway in Clinton Township. According to the report, Bennett will also be charged with the robbery of the Smoker's Express in South Williamsport by the South Williamsport Police Dept., the robbery the Sunoco in Mifflinburg by the Mifflinburg Borough Police Dept., as well as the robbery of the Allenwood Sunoco by the Pennsylvania State Police Milton.

Pete White Jr. starting Weekly Online TV Show

A local sports figure has annouced his upcoming weekly live video podcast. Pete White Jr. will host a weekly video podcast starting this Sunday evening at 8 P.M. viewable on his web site - www.williamsporttalks.com The First Show is said to be about: "A Black woman gets beat up with a hammer inside her house in Williamsport.

OP-ED: Wolf's multi-million dollar conflict of interest

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has come out of the gate leading a charge for ethics reform in government, but his own glaring conflict of interest leaves a cloud over his high-minded efforts. Wolf has asked his transition team to sign an ethics pledge in an attempt to prevent conflicts of interest within his administration.

Most Expensive Public Universities in the US

Paying for college tuition is difficult for any middle-income family, but with prices increasing amongst all institutions, the most expensive public universities in the US seem almost cheap. In fact, the most recent listing of the country's public university fees shows a 13% increase over the past couple of years, with the state of Pennsylvania leading the ranks.