Press Enterprise 30 Day Archive

April 22, 2014
Stout forfeits right to work as cop in Pa., will serve year on probation over domestic-violence incidents

BLOOMSBURG — Ex-Chief Ted Stout of Millville will spend a year on probation and agreed to give up his police career for two domestic-violence...

Benton owner suspects a neighbor in death of friendly ‘outside’ pet

JACKSON TWP. — Joe Prosey let his two dogs outside the morning of April 1 and showered before heading to work. Twenty minutes later, the dogs had...

Pair allegedly sold too close to Bloom-area elementary

MONTOUR TWP. — Two drug dealers made their troubles worse by selling pills just 898 feet from the W.W. Evans Elementary drug-free school zone, police...

Restaurateurs hope to ‘survive somewhere’

DANVILLE — The owners of BJ’s Steak and Rib House want to rebuild after Sunday night’s fire, they just don’t know if the Mill Street building is...

Police: Catawissa woman pulled car into Lightstreet man's path

SCOTT TWP. — A Catawissa woman wanted to get checked out at the hospital after a two-vehicle crash here Monday afternoon. Peggy Tubberville, 77, was...

April 21, 2014
Diners and staff flee flames at BJ’s on Easter night

DANVILLE — Fire ripped through BJ’s Steak and Rib House Sunday night, sending staff, neighbors and Easter diners fleeing into the street before...

But Bloom votes to accept Geisinger in-lieu-of-tax payment over Kreisher’s objections

BLOOMSBURG — Councilman Bill Kreisher doesn’t buy the argument that a Geisinger-owned nursing home is a nonprofit operation. So when a Geisinger...

Berwick man charged with DUI, reckless driving for incident just before ruckus in Giant parking lot

BERWICK — Before a man drew a swarm of police to a parking lot two weeks ago, officers say he struck a building while doing doughnuts in his pickup...

April 20, 2014
Ex-pupil of Vo-Tech instructor starts Facebook group calling for ‘justice,’ but police say probe is expanding

SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — If it weren’t for Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech teacher Gary Beveridge, Nik Wolford believes he wouldn’t have graduated high school...

Geisinger specialists soon to recommend $300 device in cases of chronic headaches

BLOOMSBURG — Geisinger headache doctors will begin recommending a $300 Star Trek-looking headband as an alternative to medications for patients...

Witnesses: Rider was thrown 15 feet, landing face-down

SCOTT TWP. — A Berwick-area motorcyclist was badly hurt Saturday when he wrecked his bike in Route 11 traffic. Police and witnesses said it appeared...

Woman found outside parents’ house in Berwick, charges say

BERWICK — A wanted woman was found asleep in the rain outside her parents’ house with heroin needles at her side, court papers say. Police roused...

Board boss gives most credit to leadership and parents, as teachers’ strike continues

DANVILLE — As the strike in Danville continues, teachers may have found some leverage: the high school and middle school are the best performing in...

April 19, 2014
Authorities: Bloomsburg father violated his probation

BLOOMSBURG — When probation officers showed up unannounced at his door, Mark James Hughes turned and ran to the back room to hide his drug gear,...

Southern Columbia graduate OD’d in 2012, leaving son behind

NUMIDIA — Trichelle Grove was an honors student at Southern Columbia and a good kid before slipping into hard drug use the summer before her senior...

Stolen credit cards allegedly purchased gas, smokes, clothes

SALEM TWP. — A string of car break-ins led to a shopping spree with stolen credit cards, police say. William Michael Frankenfield, 34, Allison...

BLOOMSBURG — Overdose deaths are on the rise in Columbia County, making up about 10 percent of the coroner’s cases last year. Dr. Lori Masteller was...

Montour County property at center of dispute

ANTHONY TWP. — A woman exploited her brain-damaged brother by transferring his interest in a farm to her husband and herself for just $1, a lawsuit...

April 18, 2014
Police: Bloomsburg man said he was providing for family

BLOOMSBURG — A man admits he made meth in the home where his girlfriend and son live, but says he always went outside to shake the bottles, court...

Berwick man facing felony in Wal-Mart shoplifting case

BUCKHORN — A Berwick man was driving the getaway car for a Wal-Mart shoplifter, authorities say. Roy James III, 35, also had a loaded.45-caliber...

Danville taxpayers want information, may also launch a demonstration

DANVILLE — The school district made its contract offer public, and the teacher union should do the same with its proposal, one parent says. Teachers...

Retired teacher, trail-blazing volunteer honored as Graduates of Distinction

BLOOMSBURG — When retired Bloomsburg English teacher Sam Bidleman stepped through the door of his old high school classroom, senior Tanner Ziller...

MILLVILLE — The school board has voted unanimously to hire Cynthia Jenkins, a longtime elementary teacher and principal from Berks County, to replace...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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