Press Enterprise 30 Day Archive

September 29, 2014
Police: Fleeing suspect hit with Taser, shot in wrist, had four pounds of pot
SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg man carrying four pounds of marijuana led a 100 mph car chase that ended after he was shot by...
Berwick driver ‘fair’ after his van missed pole, landed in ditch upright on wheels
NORTH CENTRE TWP. — A Berwick driver lost control along Route 93 Sunday morning, narrowly avoiding a telephone pole and...
Group fills Bloom with prayers, tales of bias
BLOOMSBURG — In the last decade, Lonnie Crawford has been the target of racist remarks and his biracial family has...
Woman among 82 gamblers who won $432G+ in August
A Berwick woman boarded a flight to financial freedom by snatching the top prize —$300,000 — on a lottery scratcher...
Nearly 426,000 attended Bloom attraction, even without ZZ Top
BLOOMSBURG — Fine weather was credited with drawing big crowds to the Bloomsburg Fair this year, but turnout likely...
September 28, 2014
Former officer alleges she lost job for reporting colleague’s advances
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University is being sued by one of its former officers who believes she lost her job after...
Man, 58, jailed and charged with indecent assault
BLOOMSBURG — A 13-year-old girl was groped at the Bloomsburg Fair while shopping for makeup under the grandstand Friday...
Sites likely to stay open to public after programs end, official says
Educational programs at PPL preserves will end when a newly formed company takes control of the utility’s power plants...
Pair allegedly hid $3G in electronics in $29 toaster oven box
BERWICK — Two shoplifters who have hit Kmarts in three states pulled a fast one at the store here, getting away with $3...
He’s among 89 area gamblers who scored $133G in July
Spending $20 or $30 on a scratch-off ticket might seem like a leap of faith, but it paid off handsomely for one...
September 27, 2014
Cops: Bloomsburg man tried to get knifing victim to drop the charges
BLOOMSBURG — A man who allegedly sliced a woman’s arm in June is now charged with trying to threaten her into dropping...
Berwick parents are awarded PFAs
BERWICK — A woman and her ex-boyfriend have obtained protection-from-abuse orders against each other after a fight over...
We were barely in the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds’ gate last weekend before a monkey’s hand was in my wallet. Not literally...
A few hours at the Bloomsburg Fair is always fun, but it can be exhausting. Even with the slow walking pace — and...
MIFFLINVILLE — A Danville man was allegedly drunk when he crashed his car into the rear of a tractor-trailer in the...
BENTON — A drunken woman crashed her car on Mill Street, got out and walked home, leaving half a case of beer behind...
September 26, 2014
Police: Rider injured outside fairgrounds
BLOOMSBURG — A man on a motorized scooter was injured when he rode into the path of a pickup just outside the...
Man is accused of fleeing police in holiday traffic
MIFFLIN TWP. — A motorcycle rider was going 82 mph when police tried to stop him — then he cranked it up to over 120,...
Staffer aims to make sure midway operators are playing by the rules
BLOOMSBURG — Angry parents escorted their crying child to Bloomsburg Fair security chief Bill Barratt’s office...
Officer: Driver with suspended license was high
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Every time a drug suspect opened his mouth, he seemed to talk himself into more trouble with police...
President: Waste stations, water fountain part of $4,000 upgrade
BLOOMSBURG — The group running Town Park has lifted the ban on dogs on the park’s walking path, officials say. In fact...
September 25, 2014
Berwick officer crashed at three times booze limit, police say
BERWICK — A Berwick Police officer was driving drunk at more than three times the legal limit during a hit-and-run...
Cops: Catawissa man charged $364 in gas, diesel to dying group
CATAWISSA — In the last months of the ailing Southside Ambulance’s existence, a volunteer was bilking the operation by...
Rohrsburg-area man fears cat may be lost in fire
ROHRSBURG — Dean English was working on a pickup in his garage Wednesday when he decided to head inside his house for a...
On pumpkin roll or pizza, batter is sizzling at Bloomsburg Fair
BLOOMSBURG — From pumpkin roll to pizza, if you’ve ever wondered what a food tastes like deep-fried in batter, there’s...
Merging to start with domestic relations
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia and Montour counties are combining domestic relations services per a judge’s order, and both...
September 24, 2014
Catawissa couple accused of major pot operation
CATAWISSA — A husband and wife were arrested Tuesday after marijuana plants peeking out from a window led police to a...
Police investigate two strong-arm robbery attempts
BERWICK — One Berwick woman is in the hospital after a would-be thief shoved her to the ground and tried to snatch her...
92-year-old took first trip to attraction in horse-drawn wagon
BLOOMSBURG — Now 92, Mina Mae Phillips has missed only two fairs during her long life. The Lee flood wiped out the...
Woman seeks money for living in fear of HIV, hepatitis after she claims she was injected with tainted needle
DANVILLE — A woman who claims a Geisinger staffer used a contaminated syringe on her cannot sue for money simply...
Man among three in Bloom ordered away from girlfriends
BLOOMSBURG — A man slapped his girlfriend’s face “repeatedly” until it became “severely bruised,” she claims. David...
September 23, 2014
Police: Furious customer roughed up workers, damaged wall and window
BLOOMSBURG — An irate patron at a massage parlor is accused of assaulting several employees and damaging a wall and a...
System’s income slid for third straight year due to health reform, markets, Steele says
DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System’s year-end profit declined a third consecutive year, which comes as little surprise...
Classic British transport turned into food truck serves fish and chips to fairgoers in high style
BLOOMSBURG — There’s a British invasion at the Bloomsburg Fair this year, in the form of a vintage double decker bus...
School likely to start Oct. 1
MILLVILLE — Representatives of the Millville school board and striking teachers reported little progress in contract...
Lack of lawyer scuttles hearing for woman accused of race slurs
BERWICK — A couple who says they were driven from their New York home by a neighbor’s meth fire must move again after...

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