Press Enterprise 30 Day Archive

September 21, 2014
Reports: Captured fugitive in Spencer slaying torched own home
BLOOMSBURG — Anthony Rocco Franklin, the recently captured fugitive charged in the murder of Frank Spencer and in two...
Man says he wants to set things right with owner, his dad
CATAWISSA — A school bus driver who went missing Friday was found, and he faces criminal charges after the truck he was...
Questions cover tallest, smallest, the old and new
BLOOMSBURG — You’ve spent many days roaming the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds over the years. You’ve taken in all the sights...
Company spent $1.5M on seven houses for staff rentals
BLOOMSBURG — Over the past eight years, a Bloomsburg University-affiliated organization has slowly bought up houses...
Temporary police will offset spiraling costs, borough officials say
BERWICK — The police department is down by about three officers, and overtime is rapidly piling up, Mayor Tim Burke...
September 20, 2014
Milton woman and Berwick man denied having heroin
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A heroin-dazed mother was slumped on a street corner at 1 a.m., her 2-year-old son standing nearby...
Southern van driver never made it to work; truck is reported stolen
LOCUST TWP. — A township man vanished after leaving for work at Southern Columbia early Friday, police say. Charles...
Reporter picks fair favorites
A pair of pachyderms, a pair of zombies, and a pair of pumpkins are part of this year’s must-see attractions at the...
Court papers: Suspect agrees to get help
BLOOMSBURG — A woman says a man hit her in the face with a bag of bricks as she slept, then threatened her with two...
DANVILLE — A drunken man pushed a cart with $500 in groceries out of Weis Markets without paying, and the cart was...
September 19, 2014
Berwick, Bloomsburg, Catawissa residents in drug sting
BLOOMSBURG — A Brooklyn man is accused of flooding the region with heroin brought by bus and car from New York to four...
‘Farm-to-table’ spot planned
BLOOMSBURG — Indian restaurant Sakuntala will shut down today. But come spring, a new eatery will pop up in its place...
A&E reality-TV star cites daughter’s ‘Dancing’ stint; Tommy Guns Band set to play for free at grandstand
BLOOMSBURG — Another famous beard has been shaved from the Bloomsburg Fair’s grandstand lineup. Willie and Korie...
Geisinger ‘sorting out’ candidates to replace CEO
DANVILLE — Dr. Glenn Steele took his seat at the head of the Foss Home boardroom table Thursday, presiding for the...
ROARING CREEK TWP. — A man knocked a woman down and kicked her in the genital area at their home, sending her to the...
September 18, 2014
Alleged Spencer killer in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA— Anthony Rocco Franklin, the second suspect wanted in Frank Spencer’s murder, has been captured...
Bone-marrow drive and fundraiser Saturday for leukemia sufferer
MONTOUR TWP. — Friends of a local trainer suffering with leukemia are organizing a fitness fundraiser to help him find...
Artificial turf will serve 60 student baseball players, plus an adult team
BERWICK — The school district is pumping $1.29 million into reconstructing its baseball field and covering it with...
MAHONING TWP. — A former township official who police say was “out of control” during Dumpster Day has been found...
MIFFLINVILLE — Crews are clearing a former cornfield here to make way for a new Dollar General store, a township...
Two property owners must pay sewer bills or lose water service
BLOOMSBURG — Two houses could have their water turned off by week’s end if the owners don’t pay sewer bills — part of a...
September 17, 2014
Officials: Man has a severe neck wound
BLOOMSBURG — A worker inspecting the Bloomsburg Fair’s Sky Ride suffered a severe cut to his neck Tuesday morning when...
Woman asks that case be dropped against husband
CATAWISSA — A woman who told police she was savagely sodomized refused to testify in court Tuesday, instead asking...
Authorities: Man a heavily armed, angry survivalist
BLOOMING GROVE (AP) —Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods...
Danville man called acid ‘crazy good,’ cops say
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville man accused of selling LSD to an informant entered Geisinger twice before the deal went down...
Prosecutor to seek life term for millions in unneeded care
From staff and wire reports DETROIT — A former Geisinger doctor pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud, admitting he gave...
Contract gives 2 or 3 percent raises each year
BLOOMSBURG — The school board and the district’s unionized support staff have agreed to a new contract that guarantees...
September 16, 2014
Bloom marijuana suspect arrested after blast from Taser, chase on foot
BLOOMSBURG — A man punched a policeman in the mouth and elbowed another in the face after they confronted him about...
Tow operator tells of Georgia man’s antics after rig breakdown
BERWICK — A Georgia trucker who punched a tow-truck driver and threatened to blow up his business “would have been a...
Berwick man’s hearing in alleged threats with weapon is delayed
BERWICK — A Berwick man accused of pointing a loaded shotgun at his roommate’s family and friend had been acting “crazy...
Boss of Christmas Boulevard quit, but Berwick councilman and officer take over the reins
BERWICK — Less than three months before Christmas Boulevard is scheduled to open, the person in charge has quit, and...
Danville-area pair eventually admits to having pot after odor was detected on child’s clothes
MAHONING TWP. —A couple who was caught with pot and pipes because the woman’s child smelled of marijuana pleaded guilty...
September 15, 2014
Stranded traveler allegedly tried to hit tow-truck driver, struggled with policeman
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —A trucker whose rig had to be towed off Route 11 misbehaved himself straight into a jail cell, court...
Passersby tried, but couldn’t free Berwick man, 62, fire chief says
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Berwick man died in his burning SUV after a head-on crash Sunday that left the other driver with...
Officer suspended since accident in which four parked cars were hit; no charges filed
BERWICK — James M. Shaw Jr., the police officer suspected of crashing his SUV into four parked vehicles while drunk,...
Man who fled crash, injured passenger to serve house arrest
BLOOMSBURG — A drunken driver who crashed his car and fled, leaving behind his seriously injured passenger, told a...
New signs in Berwick will help keep volunteers safe
BERWICK — New signs will mark derelict buildings here that are too dangerous for firefighters to enter. When...

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