Press Enterprise 30 Day Archive

September 18, 2014
Alleged Spencer killer in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA— Anthony Rocco Franklin, the second suspect wanted in Frank Spencer’s murder, has been captured...
Bone-marrow drive and fundraiser Saturday for leukemia sufferer
MONTOUR TWP. — Friends of a local trainer suffering with leukemia are organizing a fitness fundraiser to help him find...
Artificial turf will serve 60 student baseball players, plus an adult team
BERWICK — The school district is pumping $1.29 million into reconstructing its baseball field and covering it with...
MAHONING TWP. — A former township official who police say was “out of control” during Dumpster Day has been found...
MIFFLINVILLE — Crews are clearing a former cornfield here to make way for a new Dollar General store, a township...
Two property owners must pay sewer bills or lose water service
BLOOMSBURG — Two houses could have their water turned off by week’s end if the owners don’t pay sewer bills — part of a...
September 17, 2014
Officials: Man has a severe neck wound
BLOOMSBURG — A worker inspecting the Bloomsburg Fair’s Sky Ride suffered a severe cut to his neck Tuesday morning when...
Woman asks that case be dropped against husband
CATAWISSA — A woman who told police she was savagely sodomized refused to testify in court Tuesday, instead asking...
Authorities: Man a heavily armed, angry survivalist
BLOOMING GROVE (AP) —Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods...
Danville man called acid ‘crazy good,’ cops say
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville man accused of selling LSD to an informant entered Geisinger twice before the deal went down...
Prosecutor to seek life term for millions in unneeded care
From staff and wire reports DETROIT — A former Geisinger doctor pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud, admitting he gave...
Contract gives 2 or 3 percent raises each year
BLOOMSBURG — The school board and the district’s unionized support staff have agreed to a new contract that guarantees...
September 16, 2014
Bloom marijuana suspect arrested after blast from Taser, chase on foot
BLOOMSBURG — A man punched a policeman in the mouth and elbowed another in the face after they confronted him about...
Tow operator tells of Georgia man’s antics after rig breakdown
BERWICK — A Georgia trucker who punched a tow-truck driver and threatened to blow up his business “would have been a...
Berwick man’s hearing in alleged threats with weapon is delayed
BERWICK — A Berwick man accused of pointing a loaded shotgun at his roommate’s family and friend had been acting “crazy...
Boss of Christmas Boulevard quit, but Berwick councilman and officer take over the reins
BERWICK — Less than three months before Christmas Boulevard is scheduled to open, the person in charge has quit, and...
Danville-area pair eventually admits to having pot after odor was detected on child’s clothes
MAHONING TWP. —A couple who was caught with pot and pipes because the woman’s child smelled of marijuana pleaded guilty...
September 15, 2014
Stranded traveler allegedly tried to hit tow-truck driver, struggled with policeman
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —A trucker whose rig had to be towed off Route 11 misbehaved himself straight into a jail cell, court...
Passersby tried, but couldn’t free Berwick man, 62, fire chief says
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Berwick man died in his burning SUV after a head-on crash Sunday that left the other driver with...
Officer suspended since accident in which four parked cars were hit; no charges filed
BERWICK — James M. Shaw Jr., the police officer suspected of crashing his SUV into four parked vehicles while drunk,...
Man who fled crash, injured passenger to serve house arrest
BLOOMSBURG — A drunken driver who crashed his car and fled, leaving behind his seriously injured passenger, told a...
New signs in Berwick will help keep volunteers safe
BERWICK — New signs will mark derelict buildings here that are too dangerous for firefighters to enter. When...
September 14, 2014
Mahoning’s suspended top cop also drove police car on personal errands, contact says
MAHONING TWP. — The township’s police chief was suspended for using racial and sexist slurs, driving a police car for...
Shootings trigger Pa. manhunt; one officer dead and one critically hurt
BLOOMING GROVE (AP) — A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania’s rural northeastern corner...
Mifflinville-area residents make four-hour drive monthly to see man convicted of double killing
WAYNESBURG — It’s nearing hour five of Cindy and Keith Sanford’s prison visit with Kenneth Crawford, a man serving a...
BLOOMSBURG — Council has hired two more police officers, bringing the town force up to 16, the largest it’s been in a...
September 13, 2014
Man brandished weapon at officer, authorities say
BERWICK — A man who was being evicted menaced four people with a shotgun, then ran from police until he was cornered in...
Woman’s husband: She was trying to do the right thing
BLOOMSBURG — A pair of pro-abortion advocates made the three-hour drive from Brooklyn to the Columbia County Prison in...
Drunk wife fought with hubby during walk, officials say
BLOOMSBURG — A woman fighting with her husband while walking home from a bar stripped off her clothes and threw her...
CLEVELAND TWP. —A Knoebels worker used a credit card to pry open a locked desk drawer and steal cash from a funnel-cake...
NRC had been requiring extra inspections at Susquehanna plant
SALEM TWP. — It’s official — Unit 2 at PPL’s nuclear plant here is back in regulators’ good graces. The Nuclear...
September 12, 2014
Guilty plea won’t cost Northumberland man his pension
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Just two days after former Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech teacher Gary Beveridge pleaded guilty to...
Job comes with full benefits
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg school board has hired a Pittsburgh man as the district’s full-time athletic director at a...
Top cop disciplined as two officers resign posts
MONTOUR TWP. — Township Police Chief Terry Eckart will be suspended for 15 days without pay after a taxpayer-funded...
Tickets for rock act to go on sale today
BLOOMSBURG — A legendary Southern rock band will replace ZZ Top at the Bloomsburg Fair. Lynyrd Skynyrd, famous for...

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