Press Enterprise 30 Day Archive

April 9, 2014
Realty firm alleges Bloom woman orchestrated intricate check fraud

BLOOMSBURG — A once-trusted employee is being sued for allegedly embezzling at least $132,210 from Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty Inc., in what...

About 80 attend meeting on railroad-crossing work, some still unhappy

RIVERSIDE — A PennDOT engineer said there’s just no safe way to allow two-way traffic over the Danville-Riverside Bridge during an upcoming railroad-...

Scott woman told officer she got son at bus

SCOTT TWP. — A Lightstreet woman who told police she just picked up her son at the bus stop was found to be drunk when pulled over for careless...

Woman, 85, subjected to ‘perversion’

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — An 85-year-old nursing home patient was the victim of “disgraceful sexual perversion” when a male stripper gyrated in front...

Bloom man’s favorite writer names a character after him for 80th birthday

BLOOMSBURG —John Glass was flipping through the pages of the latest Harlan Coben novel when he stumbled upon his own name immortalized in “Missing...

April 8, 2014
Millville computer user warns others of attempt to get computer access

MILLVILLE — The caller on the other end of the phone insisted that Charlene Outt had downloaded malicious software onto her computer. He wanted her...

But judge says photos of stabbing must be toned down for jury

BLOOMSBURG — Brett Woodside’s confession about stabbing a friend to death can be used at an upcoming trial, a judge ruled. But any photographs of...

About 50 instructors show; most leave as director lists budget woes

BLOOMSBURG — Nearly 50 Bloomsburg teachers turned out for a school board meeting Monday night as they seek a new contract. But more than half of...

Plans for $22M elementary include live plants on roof of oval library, orderly traffic patterns

BERWICK — The new elementary here will have succulent plants growing out of the library roof, an enclosed courtyard for occasional outside classes,...

Suspect would never punch a woman, his former girlfriend says

BERWICK — The man arrested for punching a woman and stealing $20 from her in an alleged drug dispute is actually a sweet guy who isn’t capable of...

April 7, 2014
Other companies already courting ex-food plant workers, officials say

BLOOMSBURG — Windsor Foods shut down its Bloomsburg plant about three weeks ago, putting roughly 140 people out of work. But a woman in charge of...

Berwick officer heard threats against meth suspect, charges say

BERWICK — An off-duty officer intervened when he heard a drug suspect being robbed, court papers say. Arissa Majer, 25, told police she pulled up to...

Berwick applicant hid mental-health history on application at Walmart, police say

BUCKHORN — A woman lied about her psychological history when she tried to buy a gun at Walmart, police say. Karly Ann Switzer, 23, of 359 Moores...

Suspect, officer passed each other on Route 93, according to complaint

NORTH CENTRE TWP. — A drunken motorist played a brief game of leapfrog with a state trooper who spotted him weaving down Route 93, court papers say...

April 6, 2014
Witnesses: Man suffered severe foot injury

MADISON TWP. — A motorcyclist who crossed the center line of Route 42 Saturday and smashed into a pickup truck lost part of his foot, witnesses said...

$1M overhaul adds climbing gym, laser tag and arcade to Skatetown

SCOTT TWP. —After more than two years and $1 million, Skatetown will open its doors to the public Saturday for the first time since the Lee flood....

‘Teen’ contest to award top singer and top musician

In a new twist for this year’s “Teen Star” competition, judges will name both a top instrumentalist and top vocalist. Each will win $1,500. That...

BUCKHORN — A man banned from all Walmart stores stole a television and tools during two visits to the Walmart here, police report. Rickey Godshall,...

Did the polar vortex take its toll on your winter coats? Have zippers snapped off under the strain of use in the constant cold? Instant Zipper might...

April 5, 2014
Vo-Tech student: Mother was working when fatal fire broke out near Danville

SNYDERTOWN — A 14-year-old girl woke early Friday to shouting. Kristyn Dissinger’s brothers were yelling their house was on fire, but she could...

FRANKLIN TWP. — A missing man intent on ending his life slashed his wrists with a utility knife, then “came to his senses,” knocking on the door of a...

Union Township accident cut power

UNION TWP. — A Northwest Area bus driver drove her vehicle off the side of an embankment at Shickshinny Lake on Friday afternoon, snapping a utility...

Mahoning Township dog owner feared driver was dead

MAHONING TWP. —Donald R. Fulmer had just finished lacing up his shoes to take his dogs for a walk when the brick wall just to his right imploded with...

HEMLOCK TWP. — A Millville man was passed out drunk with a marijuana pipe in a vehicle stopped in the passing lane of Interstate 80 at 3:30 in the...

April 4, 2014
Vo-Tech teacher denies assault, harassment

SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech teacher was charged Thursday with indecently assaulting a 17-year-old girl after allegedly grabbing...

Citations follow warnings for borough pet owners

BERWICK — Six state dog wardens were going door to door through the borough this week, citing anyone they found with unlicensed or unvaccinated dogs...

New store is eyed on site of dealership

DANVILLE — CVS wants to build a new store on the site of Hawkins Chevrolet now that the dealership is building a new location along Route 11. The...

WASHINGTON — Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called...

Muncy-area man allegedly stole more than $1,000

BUCKHORN — A man already suspected of stealing a couch from Walmart went back for an even bigger score about six weeks later, police say. But this...

April 3, 2014
Cops: Woman had load of heroin, sales records at house in Bloom area

FERNVILLE — Neighbors awoke to flash grenades as a SWAT team and other officers raided a suspected drug house at 122 Ferncliff Road early Wednesday,...

Man pestered her boss at GMC, petition for protection says

DANVILLE — A man threatened to kill himself by sending images of slashed wrists to his girlfriend, a court petition says. Joshua L. Mordan, 29,...

SCOTT TWP. —A man accused of running up more than $7,000 in purchases on a Russian exchange student’s credit card waived a hearing on evidence...

Berwick suspect cursed at judge during hearing

BRIAR CREEK — A Berwick man allegedly slammed a woman’s head off the dashboard of his pickup in Giant’s parking lot here Wednesday, then cursed out a...

The Keystone Orange Crush 14U won the Spring Elite tournament in Lewisburg recently. Front row, from left: Haley Burd, Brooke Hovenstine and Taylor...

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