Press Enterprise 30 Day Archive

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...

April 10, 2014
Serial burglar released, suing state over undiagnosed cancer

BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man who spent six years in state prison for a widespread burglary spree only to be released on appeals still owes his victims...

Berwick-area plant run safely, NRC says, but one more special inspection is needed

SALEM TWP. — A nuclear reactor here that had been under some of the most intense scrutiny in the country is on the verge of returning to normal...

Berwick mom found in apparent OD, but judge rules against police search of purse

SHICKSHINNY — A woman initially thought to be dead when found passed out in a tub saw a drug charge dropped Wednesday after her lawyer argued police...

Assistant principal tackles boy, ending stabbing, slashing spree

MURRYSVILLE (AP) — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security...

Motorist also charged with texting at wheel

SCOTT TWP. — A teenager who downed 10 shots of vodka at a friend’s party in about half an hour was arrested for driving drunk after swerving out of...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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