Press Enterprise 30 Day Archive

November 27, 2014
Bloom woman finds message about proposed anti-bias law misleading
BLOOMSBURG — A family-values group calling residents about the town’s proposed anti-discrimination ordinance may have...
Baby boy’s decomposing remains were found by dogs in Rohrsburg area
GREENWOOD TWP. — It’s been 30 years since a partially decomposed newborn was found along a road here, but investigators...
Annual holiday appeal will help her and others in need
Press Enterprise Editor At 82, Mary still goes to work, which she enjoys. But she has begun to dread her all-too-...
Housing, transportation and jobs are needed to support fragile sobriety, activists say
BERWICK — Anti-drug activists are hoping to recruit citizens to provide housing, transportation and jobs for recovering...
November 26, 2014
Cops: Berwick brothers grabbed loot to swap for drugs
BERWICK — Two Berwick brothers jumped a “physically challenged” man from behind and knocked him to the ground in a...
Homeless women accused of taking bag, using cards
SCOTT TWP. — Two homeless women addicted to heroin stole a purse from a residence here and then used a credit card to...
Faulty furnace gets blame for blaze in drop ceiling of the visitors’ locker area at Crispin Field
BERWICK — A fire in the visitors’ field house at Crispin Field destroyed part of the building’s ceiling Tuesday,...
Court also grants protection order against Berwick man
A man threatened to shoot his ex-girlfriend during an argument, she claims. James Murphy, 26, Danville, was one of two...
Prescription medications in unattended purse add drug charge to Shamokin-area suspect’s problems
MAHONING TWP. — A woman stole a mislaid purse that was near her on a bench outside Geisinger Medical Center, but a...
November 25, 2014
Orangeville driver had 16 Rx drugs in truck, but no license, officers say
HEMLOCK TWP. — A man with a bad back and way too much morphine in his system faces his fourth DUI charge after he was...
Man punched wife, later she clubbed him, police report
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A husband and wife trying to reconcile instead ended up assaulting each other, court papers say....
Berwick senior passed out, hit pickup head-on, investigator says
BERWICK — An older man was taken to the hospital after he apparently passed out behind the wheel, drifted into the...
MAHONING TWP. — Police believe a man may have suffered a medical emergency at the wheel, leading to a four-car crash...
Hardships of 7-foot+ storm challenged even deep-snow veterans
This Thanksgiving, while you’re counting your blessings, make sure to add one — that you don’t live next to a lake with...
November 24, 2014
Prosecutors call string of problems coincidental, praise area departments
Four local police chiefs have stepped out of line in little more than a year, with three of them being suspended, two...
$900 damage alleged at Dollar Tree building
BRIAR CREEK — A man who had just been fired from the Dollar Tree Distribution Center pushed the front door so hard that...
Court delays vex Elysburg son seeking resolution for mom, 98
ELYSBURG — When a home health aide was suspected of stealing $3,000 from Gerald Zsido’s 98-year-old mother, police...
Danville woman allegedly fled after shoplifting twice at Wal-Mart
HEMLOCK TWP. — A Danville woman was trying to shoplift her second load of goods in less than half an hour when a Wal-...
Motorist says he had to swerve to avoid N.J. man rolling across highway
TANK — Eric Naslund thought he had driven onto the set of a Hollywood movie when he saw a driver in front of him launch...
November 23, 2014
Investigators: Alleged killer fled hours after grand jury testimony
Anthony Rocco Franklin fled for Florida just hours after he testified before a grand jury about former son-in-law Frank...
Former Benton woman seeks $8,000 for belongings, humiliation
BLOOMSBURG — A former Hess Hotel resident said she was humiliated and harassed at work after her apartment building was...
Hunlock Creek man joins big Shick winner with $100,000 prize
A Shickshinny man found himself in a frenzy after winning $300,000 on a $10 instant ticket called $1,000 Frenzy. Shawn...
Vacant storefronts will house Main Street ‘mall’
BLOOMSBURG — To give Main Street an extra boost this holiday season, the Downtown Bloomsburg group will convert two...
Family Dollar, CVS eye building on Front Street
BERWICK — It appears two retailers will soon be building new stores along Front Street — and vacating two spaces at the...
November 22, 2014
Coroner: Depression plagued divorced Fernville man
FERNVILLE — The man who died in a house fire here last month actually set the blaze himself as a way to commit suicide...
Berwick Police say two drove around buying ingredients for drug
BERWICK — Two repeat drug offenders went on a two-county ride Friday in a vehicle filled with meth-making ingredients,...
Man facing decades in prison following Bloomsburg assaults
BLOOMSBURG — A convicted child molester was back in court this week pleading guilty to raping and sexually assaulting...
Woman badly burned in ‘unprovoked’ assault
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg woman was sentenced to two to five years in state prison Thursday for throwing a cup of...
Brother: Driver just dropped off worker
UNITYVILLE — A contractor from northern Columbia County died Thursday after his pickup side-swiped a tractor-trailer...
November 21, 2014
Attempted-murder suspect is brought back to Berwick
BERWICK — The driver accused of intentionally running over a Berwick man this summer was hiding under a bed when...
Knife wielder gets 5-to-12-year term in Berwick assault
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick woman who nearly died after being stabbed in the abdomen by an angry housemate told a judge...
SUV lost control, flipped near Mifflinville exit
MIFFLIN TWP. — Two out-of-state travelers were trapped in an upside-down SUV after it flipped several times Thursday...
BLOOMSBURG — A coalition working to prevent a natural gas pipeline in Columbia County issued a fierce call to action...
SALEM TWP. — Township supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve the construction of the $850 million...
November 20, 2014
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student started shoving and hitting people as he walked past the Capitol Bar just...
Bloomsburg man says academy refused to refund $500
SCOTT TWP. — A gym owner hung up on a man who wanted a $500 refund after his 4-year-old daughter quit her gymnastics...
Moxie Energy seeks approval for proposed plant, answers questions
SALEM TWP. — Township supervisors recently visited a pair of natural gas-fueled power plants similar to an $850 million...
BERWICK — A man was found asleep in a car in the Weis Markets parking lot with a drug pipe on the armrest and chips all...
Nescopeck man allegedly left hurt dog, dope
SHICKSHINNY — A man accused of abandoning his dog and his dope while fleeing his crashed car will be paying “a lot” if...
November 19, 2014
Booted beau pulled stunt on moving vehicle outside Nescopeck Elementary, charges say
NESCOPECK — A man jumped onto a moving car and hit his ex-girlfriend in the face in front of the elementary school the...
Columbia force sidelines chief disciplined by Montour supers
MONTOUR TWP. — While Township Police Chief Terry Eckart was off the job here last month, a county-wide drug squadron...
‘Stay strong,’ alleged con man tells dad at tearful court meeting
CATAWISSA — A father and son accused of conning at least half a dozen Kile’s Auto Body customers — demanding cash up...
Isolated attack on man, 18, should not alarm public, Berwick police say
BERWICK — A stabbing victim turned up at the Berwick Hospital Center emergency room Monday night, and police were...
Proposed 9 percent increase would add $27 to bill for $100,000 property
BLOOMSBURG — Residents would pay 9 percent more in town property taxes next year if council approves a 2015 budget as...
November 18, 2014
Jury decides that property owners, Scott Township are responsible for limb that fell on man in passing car
BLOOMSBURG — A jury has awarded a Lightstreet man nearly $765,000 in damages for a freak accident involving a large...
Grandparents own Salem house raided by police on Sunday
BEACH HAVEN — Gage Aaron Patterson was the man making meth at 10 Walnut Drive here while his grandparents lived in...
Mom moves back to area and reads her way to budding career
ZION GROVE — After Lisa Dalesandro left her son’s father and moved back home to Zion Grove, she lost her job and her...
Talk of pupil with gun ‘not factual’
SALEM TWP. — A rumor that a Berwick middle school student with a gun was planning some kind of violence at school this...
Officials: Probe found no intentional wrongdoing by retiring lawman
MAHONING TWP. — An investigation into the retiring police chief here is complete, and no intentional wrongdoing has...
Two men accused of stealing lawn mower, boat motor at rural Benton-area residence
FAIRMOUNT TWP. — Two thieves crept onto a dying man’s property and carried away thousands of dollars in equipment,...
November 17, 2014
Bloom High student sent peer to hospital over ‘sexual comments’ to girl, officers say
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg High student put another student in the hospital when he punched him in the face over sexual...
Accused Wal-Mart shoplifter also faces drug, trespass counts
HEMLOCK TWP. — A shoplifter actually paid for some items at Wal-Mart, and that led to even more trouble, court papers...
Beach Haven operation beyond a ‘one pot,’ Salem officer says
BEACH HAVEN — A man on probation had at least 30 bottles of meth waste from a substantial lab operation in his home...
Man misused Dyco credit card and took iPhone, charges say
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A man put his personal Wal-Mart tab for $372 on his company credit card, then quit his job and hasn...
Berwick suspect denies stealing from two women he met in bar, court papers say
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Berwick man met two women in a bar, went home with them for a drink and stole $1,100 in cash...
November 16, 2014
Numidia-area man alleges ‘severe,’ lasting harm; park defends safety
FRANKLIN TWP. — A man fell more than 10 feet off the “Italian trapeze” at Knoebels when his seat broke underneath him,...
Bloom councilman wants fix for backlog of cars in line for drive-thru
BLOOMSBURG — The morning rush at Dunkin’ Donuts here often spills onto Route 11, and now one councilman says Bloomsburg...
Methadone, cough syrup allegedly led to accident
BRIAR CREEK TWP. —Impaired by a mix of methadone and prescription cough syrup, a woman simply drove off the road and...
Danville man had $12G in cash at home along with drugs, state agents allege
DANVILLE — A man had steroids, a handgun and $12,610 in cash at home when state agents raided his place during “...
But feds say myths about proposal drive fears
Carl Shaffer says a controversial federal rule being proposed to safeguard sources of drinking water will actually ruin...
Friends keep up goodwill drive in memory of plane-crash victim, 17
CATAWISSA TWP. — A crop of mysterious painted pumpkins left on area doorsteps serves as a reminder of a Southern...
November 15, 2014
Official: Berwick educator’s salary cut since test probe
HARRISBURG — A principal accused of helping a student too much with state assessment tests several years ago has been...
Ex-student allegedly lied to officers about yelling profanities
SCRANTON — A man is facing charges after he grabbed a television reporter’s arm and yelled obscenities into her...
Benton woman hospitalized after Jeep hit her SUV, troopers report
BENTON TWP. — A 1-ton utility pole came within inches of piercing the canvas top of a Shickshinny man’s Jeep after he...
Sweet Valley woman makes deal; burglary suspect looking better since incarceration, says his mom
CATAWISSA — The woman accused of helping the alleged burglar charged with shooting a homeowner in the head was freed...
BLOOMSBURG — Surveillance video caught a man stealing a package from an East Second Street porch Thursday, and now...
Boyfriend barred from Washingtonville-area woman’s home
A man choked his mother and threatened to wrap a wire around her neck, she alleges. Jared Wolfe, 21, was among three...
November 14, 2014
Cops: Leash used as tourniquet in Roaring Creek stabbing
ROARING CREEK TWP. — A drunken woman who stabbed her roommate in the throat and sliced his wrist to the bone later tied...
Woman, 22, jailed
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University coed sold heroin four times to an informant, even after a man nearly died of an...
Locust Township husband charged with assault
LOCUST TWP. — A woman posted pictures of her battered and bloody body on Facebook as a public service announcement on...
But Berwick woman is sure man meant business
BERWICK — A man accused of threatening to a burn down a woman’s shed with cats inside said Thursday it was all a...
Bloomsburg woman insists waitress, staff agreed to watch infant
BLOOMSBURG — The mother accused of leaving her baby at Marley’s pleaded guilty this week, but still told a judge the...
November 13, 2014
Roaring Creek Township roommate charged with attempted homicide
ROARING CREEK TWP. — A man was stabbed in the throat and sliced in the left wrist with a kitchen knife with a 7-inch...
Franklin Township couple wants to put critter caper to rest
FRANKLIN TWP. — Jerami and Shawna Rhodes sought the advice of four lawyers after a Game Commission officer killed their...
Bloomsburg newlywed blames new DUI case on celebratory bubbly, says she has gone dry
SCOTT TWP. — Aug. 29 had been a happy day for Lisa Marie Olexy until the champagne kicked in, she says. She had...
SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg University student who told officers “I am stronger than you” after he allegedly threatened a...
Official: State has no reports about Berwick-area farm in good standing
SALEM TWP. — Callers and a letter writer have complained to the Press Enterprise about a foul odor they believe is...
November 12, 2014
Charges: Octogenarian kneed officer in groin over parking spot
CATAWISSA — An irate octogenarian kneed a police officer in the groin — sending him to the emergency room — after...
Homeowner blames contractor for damage, refuses Salem money
BEACH HAVEN — Carl Cragle says contractors damaged the 200-year-old stone foundation of the home where he’s lived since...
Animal crashed into and jolted building, fire official confirms
BLOOMSBURG — The mystery behind an “explosion” that shook a downtown business Tuesday was solved when a neighbor came...
Benton-area contractor fighting couple’s claims
WALLER — A couple claims a contractor intentionally did a shoddy job building their “dream log house” as revenge for an...
Suspect collapsed after injecting four bags in Berwick Burger King, charges say
BERWICK — A man shot heroin in the Burger King restroom here and was found passed out on the floor, court papers say....
Husband accused of throttling and dragging woman
SWEET VALLEY — An argument over a broken tractor left a woman with a bruised and swollen neck and her husband in...
November 11, 2014
Berwick man fined after terrier lost leg to injury, infection
BERWICK — Rescuers who cared for a small dog, found with the flesh rotting off its injured leg, fought in court Monday...
Leaders say money, volunteers lacking
DANVILLE — Short of money and lacking volunteers, Danville’s Iron Heritage Festival appears to be history. The Montour...
Former Kutztown player avoids felony; victim in care with brain trauma
BLOOMSBURG —Almost nine months after being punched during a brawl outside a fraternity party, 19-year-old Jackie...
NESCOPECK — A Berwick woman stabbed her live-in boyfriend and bit him in the face during a fight over the man’s phones...
About 70 crowd meeting to discuss possible ban on anti-gay bias
BLOOMSBURG — A crowd of 70 filled council chambers and adjacent hallways Monday night, hoping to continue the debate...
November 10, 2014
Berwick 23-year-old allegedly sent picture of his private parts to teen
SALEM TWP. — A Berwick man forced a 14-year-old girl to have sex, then had her make a “pinky promise” not to tell...
Man allegedly raised ruckus at Bloom bar on Halloween night
BLOOMSBURG — A drunk who caused trouble at the Good Old Days bar gave three police officers a hard time every step of...
Toll for Espy hauler estimated at $300G to $600G; cause unclear
ESPY — Fire destroyed three trash trucks parked outside Evans Disposal Service on Snyder Avenue early Sunday, and...
Bowl left on porch, charges say
ORANGE TWP. — An unemployed, homeless man stole a handgun and ammunition from his uncle, but not before getting himself...
Officials: 40 people owe $29G for power, sewer
CATAWISSA — It’s not uncommon for renters preparing to leave town to stop paying their electric bill just before they...
Poisonings caused seizures, coma, throat and eye burns, one death, researchers say
CHICAGO (AP) — Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed...
November 9, 2014
Position reopened to all candidates after ‘internal concerns,’ official says
BLOOMSBURG — The chief academic officer at Bloomsburg University made one thing clear as she looked for a temporary...
Drunken BU frat member refused to leave property, court papers say
BLOOMSBURG — A resident told a drunken Bloomsburg University student to get off his property after 10 o’clock one night...
Funeral director makes ‘miracle’ recovery from life-threatening brain injuries
MILLVILLE — Doctors braced Ted Bunnell’s family for the worst: There was a good chance he wasn’t going to survive the...
It’s only similar school in Pennsylvania to win U.S. government honor this year
DANVILLE — Danville Area High is the only public high school in the state to win a Blue Ribbon award this year from the...
House ablaze, but smoke alarms apparently didn’t sound, official says
MAHONING TWP. — It was the bright glow from a window that prompted Roxanne Hummer to look outside late Friday,...
November 8, 2014
Official: North Centre man’s vehicle fell on him
NORTH CENTRE TWP. — A township man died Friday afternoon when the utility vehicle he was working on fell on him, a...
Catawissa-area man used grandmother’s garage, officers report
CLEVELAND TWP. — A Catawissa-area man was using his grandmother’s garage as a makeshift meth lab, and was getting ready...
Longtime Southern staffer makes deal on new DUI arrest
BERWICK — A longtime Southern Columbia football assistant lamented the end of his coaching career Friday as he walked...
DANVILLE — A man who twice sold his wife’s painkillers to an informant outside a supermarket here was sentenced to...
Donations of money, painting and building skills needed
BERWICK — The new Christmas Boulevard is coming together, organizers say, even though it is being rebuilt almost from...
November 7, 2014
Game Commission defends shooting, cites risk of illness
FRANKLIN TWP. — A pet raccoon killed by a Game Commission officer last week didn’t have rabies, according to officials...
Alleged burglar, addict says he’s sorry at his shooting arraignment
MIFFLIN TWP. — Barry Reynolds walked in on a burglary and reached for a gun he had in the house. But the thief saw...
Rupert neighbor disputes suspect’s story about disease fear
RUPERT — A man kicked a stray cat with enough force that it somersaulted across the street. A neighbor caught the...
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg’s state liquor store appears to be on the move again. A legal notice submitted to the Press...
BLOOMSBURG — A Harrisburg woman locked up after a series of assaults at Danville State Hospital is now charged with...
November 6, 2014
BLOOMSBURG — A father-son team working at Kile’s Auto Body conned at least half a dozen customers, demanding cash up...
SCOTT TWP. — An alleged thief tried to negotiate with a judge, yelled at police and tearfully begged his boss for help...
BLOOMSBURG — An inmate threatened his baby’s mother from behind bars after police arrested him for bringing the toddler...
Rockefeller Center to host family heirloom
HEMLOCK TWP. — Nearly 100 years after Iris Bird’s grandfather planted a tiny Norway spruce next to his barn here, she...
BLOOMSBURG — A man on the Megan’s Law offender list was charged with failing to inform State Police that he was going...
ESPY — Joe Deterick, a popular neighborhood barber whose shop here served generations of men and boys, died early...
November 5, 2014
Charges: Woman drove suspect to Mifflin burglary
MIFFLIN TWP. — Pamela Susan Favata watched from the getaway vehicle as Barry L. Reynolds ran for his life, rushing to...
Man sent to prison until Dec. 2015 after breaking his parole
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man driving drunk during a fatal accident two years ago was sent back to prison this week...
Newcomer denies Corbett a second term
HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrat Tom Wolf was elected Pennsylvania governor Tuesday after the businessman and first-time...
Military family’s Veterans Day ruse delights first-grader
BERWICK — Air Force Staff Sgt. Hondo Galutia stood in the office of Orange Street Elementary yesterday, nervously...
Bloom project ramping up in shopping season
BLOOMSBURG — In the midst of the Christmas shopping season, one of the walkways in the middle of downtown will be...
School issues warning, urges safety precautions
BLOOMSBURG — A woman says she was forced to the ground and touched inappropriately by two males in costume last week at...
November 4, 2014
Chief: Millville man’s pickup hit paper carrier’s car while it was ‘partially in his lane’
By CHRIS KREPICH Press Enterprise Writer NORTH CENTRE TWP. — The driver who survived a fatal crash along Route 93 here...
Volunteers scour the river around Danville after man’s Facebook posts
By JULYE WEMPLE Press Enterprise Writer DANVILLE — A man threatening suicide posted a Facebook photo of himself...
Hemlock Township officers hired for 24-hour security, costing $17G
By KRISTIN BAVER Press Enterprise Writer HEMLOCK TWP. — The gardener for Rockefeller Center in Manhattan has been...
Victims tell of lingering fear after addict’s attacks
By LEON BOGDAN Press Enterprise Writer BLOOMSBURG — A homeless drug addict was sentenced to 10 to 21 years in state...
Mifflin man critical; alleged burglar jailed
By PETER KENDRON Press Enterprise Writer MIFFLIN TWP. — Police are waiting to see if shooting victim Barry Reynolds...
By LEON BOGDAN Press Enterprise Writer BLOOMSBURG — Still insisting he was innocent, a man convicted of raping a...
Ex-teacher to serve 15 days for corrupting girl
BLOOMSBURG — The former Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech teacher convicted of having inappropriate contact with a teenage...
BLOOMSBURG — Still insisting he was innocent, a man convicted of raping a schoolgirl at Town Park Village here last...
Volunteers scour the river around Danville after man’s Facebook posts
DANVILLE — A man threatening suicide posted a Facebook photo of himself standing on the Danville-Riverside bridge late...
Chief: Millville man’s pickup hit paper carrier’s car while it was ‘partially in his lane’
NORTH CENTRE TWP. — The driver who survived a fatal crash along Route 93 here early Saturday has been receiving threats...
Mifflin man critical; alleged burglar jailed
MIFFLIN TWP. —Police are waiting to see if shooting victim Barry Reynolds recovers before they determine what charges...
Polls are open today from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. for the general election. All registered voters are eligible to cast...
Victims tell of lingering fear after addict’s attacks
BLOOMSBURG — A homeless drug addict was sentenced to 10 to 21 years in state prison Monday for a violent two-day crime...
Hemlock Township officers hired for 24-hour security, costing $17G
HEMLOCK TWP. — The gardener for Rockefeller Center in Manhattan has been eyeing the 85-foot-tall Norway spruce in Dan...
November 3, 2014
Police: Mifflin resident surprised burglar
MIFFLIN TWP. — A man who came home to find an intruder on his property Sunday was shot in the head, then apparently...
Orange Township suing for control of Clear-Run
ORANGE TWP. — A dispute over who gets what from a man’s estate has further clouded the fate of a privately owned sewer...
Police add surveillance system to monitor Mill Street
DANVILLE — There are two new surveillance cameras along Mill Street, and one of them helped police see and solve a...
November 2, 2014
Orangeville-area woman, 59, ‘the rock of our family,’ daughter says
NORTH CENTRE TWP. — A long-time Press Enterprise newspaper carrier died early Saturday after her car collided head-on...
NESCOPECK TWP. — The driver who died in a car accident outside Nescopeck Township Friday night was Jason S. Follmer, a...
Hangar was ‘place we would hide,’ federal agent says
MOUNTAINHOME (AP) — Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from...
About 200 kids plunge into opportunity for free-form fun at BU
BLOOMSBURG — Kimberly Burkhart had to hold herself back when she saw her son Bode, 3, playfully throw a piece of foam...
AG letters: Montour, Salem rules may break state law
The state attorney general is ready to go to court to fight on behalf of local farmers who want to operate pig...
Workers had to remove protective gear without touching sauce
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Doctors and nurses at Geisinger Medical Center lathered themselves in chocolate syrup recently to...
November 1, 2014
Driver unidentified
NESCOPECK — One person is dead after a car crashed into a stand of trees along Route 93 here Friday night, police say...
Residents relieved after capture of fugitive Eric Frein
MILFORD (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt...
Berwick man pleads guilty to alcohol offenses
BERWICK — A young man who served 17 months in prison for killing a pedestrian in a drunken-driving accident is back in...
BUCKHORN — A stroke of luck helped two people escape serious injury late Thursday when their car slid under a tractor-...
BLOOMSBURG — A Danville man will spend a weekend in jail after he pleaded guilty to corrupting a minor in an encounter...
October 31, 2014
Authorities: Suspect found armed in hangar
BLOOMING GROVE — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other,...
Officers: Drug-case reports disappeared from building
SHICKSHINNY — State Police shut down the borough building here for about five hours Thursday searching for evidence in...
Catawissa-area mom sought permit
FRANKLIN TWP. — Dixie — the friendly, orphaned raccoon taken in by a rural Catawissa family — was shot dead by a Game...
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Free event aims to stir creativity of children
BLOOMSBURG — The room next to Professor Michael Patte’s office is filled nearly to the ceiling with cardboard boxes,...
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A 15-year-old girl has been missing for six weeks, and police are asking members of the public to...
October 30, 2014
Briar Creek man working on high-tension wires
LEHIGHTON — An apprentice lineman from Briar Creek died Monday after he was electrocuted while working on a power line...
MAIN TWP. — Peter Balliet had such a strong work ethic, he insisted on returning to his tree-trimming job with a broken...
Corbett supporters make stir during mansion hopeful’s stump stop
BLOOMSBURG — Two hours before Democratic challenger Tom Wolf showed up Wednesday, David McElwee rolled out his American...
Offender who met teen on Facebook apologizes for error
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man who had sex with a 15-year-old girl he courted over Facebook last summer apologized...
BLOOMSBURG — Gubernatorial front-runner Tom Wolf says his plan to place a severance tax on natural-gas extraction makes...
Burglary early Wednesday is township’s second in three-week span, police say
MIFFLIN TWP. — A woman stepped out of her bathroom at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and noticed a silhouette of a man at the...
Clues hint at honor for local pine
HEMLOCK TWP. — Rumors say that an evergreen in a yard here will be standing in Rockefeller Center for Christmas,...
October 29, 2014
Bloom councilman argues against town ‘passing the buck’ to state
BLOOMSBURG — A council committee says Bloomsburg needs to draw up a law protecting gays from discrimination. A...
BERWICK — A man threatened to throw a woman’s cats in a shed and burn it down after she confronted him about being...
Police: Two Berwick women hurt in near head-on
LIME RIDGE — Two Berwick women were injured when their vehicle crossed over two lanes of Route 11 and collided almost...
Bladder cancer patient alleges pain, anxiety, expense
DANVILLE — A cancer patient needed a colostomy due to complications from his surgery at Geisinger Medical Center, a...
Lightstreet man allegedly lifted tool during get-together
GREENWOOD TWP. — A man went to a get-together and saw a chance to steal a chain saw, so he did, court papers say. But...