Press Enterprise 30 Day Archive

April 17, 2014
Records: Bloomsburg mother was on probation for DUI

SCOTT TWP. — A drunken mother left her 5-month-old behind at Marley’s Brewery while she drove her boyfriend to work one night, police say. Maria T....

Town man charged

BLOOMSBURG — Four members of one family looked at a video of a burglary suspect and identified him as one of their own, court papers say. Even...

Boy said he was afraid to reveal Bloomsburg man’s alleged assault

BLOOMSBURG — A boy allegedly molested by his baby sitter kept quiet for years before speaking up because he didn’t realize that the assault was wrong...

BLOOMSBURG — The school district’s support staff voted down a proposed contract Monday, but a representative said the union was “close” to working...

DANVILLE — After nearly four hours of negotiations Wednesday night, there is still no deal with Danville Area teachers and a strike starts today....

April 16, 2014
Main Street addition opening soon; another restaurant plans a new look

BLOOMSBURG — One new Main Street restaurant should open by month’s end, while another plans to renovate its facade to provide a courtyard area for...

Officers: ‘God’ told her to kill brother-in-law in Palm Sunday fracas

HEMLOCK TWP. — A homeless woman lunged at her brother-in-law with a kitchen knife because “God” was telling her to kill the man on Palm Sunday,...

Police: Alcohol may be factor in collision just outside Catawissa

CATAWISSA TWP. — Two people were in critical condition after a Subaru Outback smashed head-on into an SUV here Tuesday afternoon, officials say. The...

BERWICK — A husband gave his wife a bloody nose and bruised neck in an argument over his missing cell phone, police say. Brian Paul Thompson said...

District officially notified that walkout will be Thursday as planned

DANVILLE — Teachers here have given official notice to the school district that they will go on strike Thursday. A negotiation session is still set...

April 15, 2014
Parent wants exec fired over bus driver’s allegedly drunken ride, threatens lawsuit

BENTON — The Benton school board finally revealed publicly Monday that Superintendent Penny Lenig-Zerby is on “administrative leave” with pay while...

Chemicals did little harm; Bloom street closed during probe

BLOOMSBURG — A homemade “Drano bomb” filled the second floor of Husky Korners with smoke Monday night, sending students pouring out onto East Second...

Police: Car pulled out, hit rear of vehicle on Route 42 near mall

BUCKHORN — A Toyota SUV flipped onto its roof and skidded along Mall Boulevard here after a collision Monday afternoon, and two people were taken to...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study...

One suspect nabbed in Danville-area meth bust in March

BERWICK — A Berwick man and a man from Philadelphia who was collared during a March meth bust are now accused of dealing heroin out of a West Front...

April 14, 2014
Bloom authority threatens shutoff of water for those who owe $2G+

BLOOMSBURG — The people in charge of Bloomsburg’s sewage system are serious about collecting past-due bills, they say, and will be threatening those...

Police: Woman rode around Walmart, putting items in purse

BUCKHORN — A woman in a motorized shopping cart steered through Walmart aisles, dropping items into her purse along the way, police said. But what...

Judge orders woman to stay away from man

JACKSON TWP. — A drunken woman forced her husband into having sex, then beat and berated him, a court petition says. Nichole Lee Blass, 41, made...

BERWICK — A woman had an argument with her boyfriend, went out drinking, got distracted by her cell phone and ended up with a smashed car and a DUI...

April 13, 2014
Three dogs also perish in Berwick-area trailer

FOUNDRYVILLE — A man and his three dogs died when his mobile home burst into flames after 10:30 p.m. Friday. Michael R. Rupp, 57, was presumed dead...

Weather smiles on big bash, where it’s business as usual

BLOOMSBURG —Police officers on the porch of a vacant Fetterman Avenue home kept watchful eyes Saturday on waves of partygoers walking on a street...

Charges say Berwick-area man repeatedly tried to block officers’ efforts to help son

SALEM TWP. — An 81-year-old father struck officers with his cane after he refused to let them help his son, court papers say. Delbert O. Cragle of...

Beach Haven man scores $500G in nightly lottery drawing; Bloom woman wins $62G

Cash Five players earned lucrative hauls during February, with one Berwick-area man celebrating a $500,000 score. William Elmes of Beach Haven was...

April 12, 2014
Two Berwick men charged

BERWICK — A masked burglar hopped out a second-story window in broad daylight and ran off with a safe, but his partner in crime ratted him out four...

BU grad’s career change led to her helping victims of bombing at marathon

Tracey Dechert had just gotten home from a long shift in Boston Medical Center’s emergency room last April when she got an email from a vacationing...

Traffic signal eyed in Valley Township

VALLEY TWP. — A new traffic light may be coming to Route 54 at Route 642 West, an intersection that’s seen frequent crashes. Montour County...

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) —Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff’s deputy behind him and flashed...

Berwick man claims hostile workplace

SHICKSHINNY — Shickshinny’s top cop Brian Morris endured years of harassment from council members who called him “useless” and routinely humiliated...

April 11, 2014
Over $50G sought after Danville-area wife’s heart attack

DANVILLE — A Danville-area woman died because doctors at Geisinger Medical Center failed to diagnose a pending heart attack, a lawsuit says. The...

Bloomsburg chief is hoping students rein in Block Party

BLOOMSBURG — Police were hoping bad weather would put a damper on Block Party, as it has in past years. Instead, forecasters are predicting party...

Bloomsburg woman to pay $813 in fines, costs

BLOOMSBURG —The mom who gave underage boys beer during a sleepover pleaded guilty Thursday to furnishing alcohol to minors. Taryn Frey, 42, of 890...

Scott patrolman still recovering from driver tussle

BLOOMSBURG — A college student who injured two police officers in Scott Township last spring while resisting arrest in a traffic stop will be...

DANVILLE — A Danville man hit the gas pedal instead of the brake Thursday and crashed into a school van carrying a student and a nurse, police said...

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