Press Enterprise 30 Day Archive

August 8, 2014
Town council to discuss discrimination rules
BLOOMSBURG — A bridal store turned down a lesbian couple’s request for wedding gowns because the owners’ religious...
Ex-realty staffer makes plea deal, faces federal term
WILLIAMSPORT — Mary Ann Gillespie could receive 12 to 18 months in federal prison and must pay $130,000 in restitution...
Six vehicles damaged in Geisinger lot
MAHONING TWP. — A man choking on a cheeseburger crashed his large SUV into several vehicles in Geisinger’s parking lot...
Authorities: Berwick man shoplifted, trespassed, had drugs
BUCKHORN — Terry Lee Dietterick Jr. has been banned from Wal-Mart for stealing, but he keeps coming back to try it...
Feds: No serious safety threat posed in Salem Township
SALEM TWP. — A routine inspection of the Susquehanna nuclear plant here uncovered four violations, though none posed a...
August 7, 2014
Authorities: Berwick man had drug makings under sink
BERWICK — A suspected meth maker stashed drug ingredients in a hidden compartment under his kitchen sink and stowed “...
Minuteman Towing, president see some charges withdrawn
LEWISBURG — Minuteman Towing President Brian Bolus had his workers bury waste spilled during highway wrecks instead of...
Federal regulators met with derision in Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG — Federal regulators came to the area Wednesday to gather public input on a proposed new pipeline, but many...
Co-defendant gets jail time after violating his parole
BLOOMSBURG — An 18-year-old involved in a strong-arm robbery of a friend while walking home from a carnival last summer...
Trooper notes suspect left pickup with more gas in it
GREENWOOD TWP. — A man crashed one vehicle and ran off, then found a pickup with keys in it at a bar and swiped that,...
August 6, 2014
Trooper: Berwick man wreckedfiancée’struck; pal hurt
ORANGE TWP. — A man crashed his fiancée’s truck and fled, abandoning two female passengers, including one who was...
BLOOMSBURG — Two Berwick women have been sentenced for meth crimes — one who was cooking the drug in her grandmother’s...
SCOTT TWP. — A DUI suspect drove off the road and into a lawn and two trees before the truck she was driving caught...
DANVILLE — Danville’s school year should start as planned, even though the district’s teachers still don’t have a new...
August 5, 2014
Bail set at $350G
MILLVILLE — A trucker shot in a confrontation with police is working out a plea deal with prosecutors that may settle...
Officials say landing was legal, but it upset rural Orangeville homeowners
ORANGE TWP. — Lucy Rado was walking through her house when she glanced through her living room window and saw something...
Wounded woman’s grandson says her boyfriend is not usually aggressive
BERWICK — The Berwick man accused of stabbing his girlfriend with a steak knife was upset because he was being teased...
Police: Stolen goods turned up in home of burglary suspect
MADISON TWP. — A suspect’s wife gave police the OK to search their house, and an officer found 12 pieces of stolen...
Ex-pizza delivery man a suspect in January burglaries
MONTOUR TWP. — Charged in January with breaking into student apartments, a man told a judge he was addicted to...
August 4, 2014
Car show organizers to put money around fairgrounds and downtown
BLOOMSBURG — The organizers of a car show coming to the fairgrounds this weekend plan to hide envelopes of money there...
Hunlock Creek senior convinces judge that firm tricked him, wins $545 on $200 claim
SHICKSHINNY — An 83-year-old says a gas company tried to scam him out of more than $200 in gas, and a judge agreed,...
Danville woman now facing theft charges
DANVILLE — A Danville woman who offered to turn in a found change purse kept the money instead, authorities say....
Police: Man had so much medication in his system he could scarcely stand after his vehicle caused over $1G in damage
CATAWISSA — An unattended car rolled into the front of Bethel Assembly of God church, shattering part of a stained-...
BERWICK — A man threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend a day after he stabbed himself and was forced to undergo a mental...
August 3, 2014
Lawsuit: Berwick hospital cut hours after complaint against chief of staff
BERWICK — A registered nurse has filed a federal lawsuit saying the chief of staff at the Berwick Hospital Center...
Woman allegedly took $300 gadget from worker at Wal-Mart
BUCKHORN — A woman stole a cell phone from a Wal-Mart worker’s jacket, then tried to tell a policeman she had found it...
Nescopeck maker noted for accuracy bags clients including TV celebrities
NESCOPECK — A Nescopeck gunsmith has gained a national reputation and a few famous fans — including some “Swamp People...
First Keystone Community official: In-house glitch fixed
BRIAR CREEK — Customers lined up at First Keystone Community Bank after discovering mysterious $150 withdrawals from...
Police: Contractor insisted items were removed in error
HEMLOCK TWP. — A contractor claimed it was just a mistake when his crew took $170 in tools and materials from a job...
August 2, 2014
Benton-area man says defense cost him, wife $100,000
BLOOMSBURG — A relieved Leon Mengine wiped tears from his eyes and hugged his lawyer after being acquitted Friday of...
Danville theft suspect with heroin addiction will be safe in lockup, loved ones hope
DANVILLE — A man accused of trying to steal coins from his grandfather to support a heroin habit has been battling his...
Berwick board considers cost of safety measures
BERWICK — An angry ratepayer threatened staff at the Berwick Area Joint Sewer Authority; now the board is looking for...
Still, it took seven minutes to get the right crews to Mocanaqua address in flames
MOCANAQUA — Firefighters immediately told Luzerne County 9-1-1 dispatchers that Mocanaqua was in Conyngham Township —...
MOCANAQUA — The following is a transcript of conversations between emergency responders and Luzerne County dispatchers...

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