Press Enterprise 30 Day Archive

July 27, 2014
Online impersonators try scam to bilk friends, relatives
I can say with certainty my mom has never been known for scamming. And yet, last Sunday afternoon, a Facebook user...
Jury finds Bloom-area doc wasn’t negligent in Berwick man’s case
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg-area physician has been cleared of malpractice in his treatment of a Berwick man for back...
In 1921, Bloomsburg was called a ‘hotbed of venereal diseases’
Dr. Charles F. Altmiller stood before his fellow physicians and gave it to them straight: “I have been called upon...
The Pocket Hose Ultra soaks the competition, making it worth the extra effort it requires. Peter and Erika Kendron of...
Man agrees to order banning contact with ex-wife
BERWICK — A man threatened to kill and bury his ex-wife and her children “with lime over their bodies,” a court...
July 26, 2014
Woman faces charges in Locust Township suspected OD
LOCUST TWP. — Bystanders tried to treat a man’s apparent heroin overdose first with CPR, then by tossing a bucket of...
Berwick man is banned from most contact with tots’ mom
BERWICK — A man threatened to shoot his ex-girlfriend after she told him to move out of her home, a court petition says...
Bloomsburg man’s lawyer: Language barrier led to miscommunication
BLOOMSBURG — Ganmao Zhou is a family man, not a sex offender, his lawyer says. And the suspect denies masturbating in...
Teen allegedly kicked Bloomsburg officer in ribs
BLOOMSBURG — A young woman being cited for minor violations kicked a policeman in the ribs and ended up in jail facing...
Authorities: Woman with bad tail light was slurring
BERWICK — The only reason a DUI suspect was out driving in the middle of the night was to pick up a friend who was...
July 25, 2014
Crash snarls traffic for hours
LIGHTSTREET — A truck driver from the Midwest was killed when he slammed into the back of a UPS truck on Interstate 80...
Potential pollutant spilled by accident
BERWICK — A blown hydraulic line on a garbage truck spread slippery fluid over several borough streets Thursday,...
LIBERTY TWP. — John E. Kerchusky put a sign in his yard here calling Mahoning Township’s police chief “brain dead,”...
ESPY — Home invaders targeted an apartment here early Thursday, pistol-whipping one resident and throwing another man...
July 24, 2014
Bloom woman allegedly defrauded banks, realty company employers for up to $200G
ESPY — A Bloomsburg woman is expected to plead guilty to bank larceny for stealing $120,000 to $200,000 from two banks...
Cleanup of old coal-gas plant resumes, says firm official
BLOOMSBURG — A gas smell that permeated the area two summers ago may return now that the $1 million second phase of a...
Victim pulled into path of log truck at Routes 642 and 54, police say
VALLEY TWP. — A Danville woman was killed when a log truck crushed her car on Route 54 here Wednesday. Mary Gray, 84,...
Part of I-380 will also move faster next month
HIGHSPIRE (AP) — Speed limits on stretches of two interstates in Pennsylvania will rise to 70 mph for the first time...
Investigation report: Two callers hung up after no one answered
WILKES-BARRE — As the fire that killed Michelle Dzoch raged, calls for help were going to a 9-1-1 center that didn’t...
July 23, 2014
Search for probation violator found drug, makings near Bloom, cops say
MONTOUR TWP. — Police searching for a probation violator here found much more than they bargained for. Inside a...
FRANKLIN TWP. — In a matter of hours, two dozen stolen lithium batteries led police to a trio of alleged meth cooks and...
Aspiring Berwick photographer says woman wrongly entered shot in newspaper contest
BERWICK — Katrina Karchner was angry when she opened the newspaper July 13. A picture she had snapped of a strange-...
Man, 72, left care facility in Danville, reached his home in Shenandoah
MAHONING TWP. — A 72-year-old wandered away from a nursing home Saturday night, and it took Grandview Health Homes...
Annual raises will range from $1,600 to $1,800
BLOOMSBURG — It took the Bloomsburg teachers union and school board less than one year to agree to terms on a new...
Officials still don’t explain dispatch mistake in deadly fire
WILKES-BARRE — Human error alone, not equipment problems, caused Luzerne County to dispatch the wrong fire companies to...
July 22, 2014
Police: Berwick victim tried to shield grandson from knife-wielding drunk
BERWICK — A 61-year-old Berwick woman was stabbed in the shoulder while protecting her teenage grandson from a drunken...
But Berwick suspect still faces several counts for alleged lab in her pickup
BERWICK — A woman arrested for allegedly operating a meth lab in the back of her truck saw two of her charges dismissed...
Man hospitalized after attempted jump from bridge
DANVILLE — Ten days before he committed suicide as the Iron Heritage Festival train departed town, the same man — who...
Homeless man bought flat-screen for seven bags of drugs, sold it for 20 bags, police say
BERWICK — Brock Joseph Gurns allegedly bought a stolen television for seven bags of heroin and sold it for 20 bags, and...
Boy selling coupons for football team suffered lower-body injury
BERWICK — A Newfoundland dog bit a Berwick student who was going door-to-door here selling fundraiser coupons for the...
Group wants to hire consultant, raise $250G
BLOOMSBURG — Downtown Bloomsburg Inc. wants to hire a consultant and raise $250,000 over the next few years to help...
July 21, 2014
Bad manners with headlamps drew scrutiny that led to arrest, police say
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A polite policeman flicked his headlights at an oncoming car, asking the other driver to turn his...
Charges follow fracas at pizza shop in Bloom
BLOOMSBURG — A man who was told to leave a downtown pizza shop for “bugging” an employee put a knife in the owner’s...
Girl Scout officials deny dismissal was excuse to close Camp Louise
SUMMERHILL — The ranger at Camp Louise who was fired this year said he did everything he could to keep the camp...
Two remain in prison after raid on alleged Catawissa heroin house
CATAWISSA — Authorities had been watching a suspected heroin dealer’s house for a week when a convoy of 10 officers...
Bloom man accused of pounding on door of online rival
MONTOUR TWP. — A husband went banging on the door of a man who had been talking to his wife on Facebook, police say....

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