Williamsport: Weeklong Shooting Spree Continues

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Williamsport is having a bad week.  There have been four shootings since Sunday.  Yesterday afternoon shots were fired between two vehicles a few blocks west of Williamsport General Hospital.  One person was wounded and taken to a local hospital.

Sunday night a nonfatal shooting occurred in Memorial Park.  Early Wednesday morning a second nonfatal shooting occurred on West Fourth Street.  Wednesday night a Philadelphia man was killed along High Street.

Police and city officials and trying to come up with a solution for the recent rash of gunfire.  Police say the shootings are not random.

Some demographics on Williamsport courtesy of City-data.com:  2009 population estimate 29,304, land area is 8.88 square miles, number of police officers 53, City-data 2009 crime index was 322.1 (low), 2009 estimated median household income $25,101, 2009 estimate per capita income $16,442 and the unemployment rate as of April 2010 was 10.4%.

A Victorian Christmas – Williamsport Embraces Its Heritage And Capitalizes On Tourism

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A Victorian Christmas in Williamsport is not a one trick pony.  The event spans three days and includes a Holiday House Tour, a Holiday Parade downtown, Millionaire’s Row mansion tours, church tours, Williamsport Growers Market, carriage rides at Park Place, a Toy Train Expo, museum tours, a Victorian Soup Luncheon, a Victorian Buffet, a Victorian Tea and a Living Nativity! 

A Victorian Christmas in Williamsport starts this Friday, November 19th and concludes on Sunday, November 21.

For more information and details see their website:

http://www.preservationwilliamsport.org/vcevents.html

Chris Christie Campaigns For Tom Corbett

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Popular NJ governor Chris Christie was in Williamsport on Monday supporting Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett.

Christie said he supports Corbett so they can join forces and slash government spending on both sides of the Delaware River that is holding back jobs.  Corbett said “We’re going to create an economic climate where the private sector provides the jobs, not government.”  “We’re going to get out-of-the-way.”

Christie warned the audience not to become complacent about polling that shows Corbett solidly in the lead over Democratic challenger Dan Onorato.

Christie was in town for a GOP fundraiser for Corbett.