Press Enterprise 30 Day Archive

August 14, 2014
Crash closed road for hours
MAINVILLE — A man died Wednesday when his SUV veered off Main-Mifflin Road just after a heavy rainstorm and slammed...
Gay couple: Bloomsburg bridal shop discriminates
A same-sex couple ordered wedding outfits from W.W. Bridal Boutique earlier this year, and the store’s staff never...
Orangeville woman’s alleged shooter sends simple assault charge to court
BLOOMSBURG — A gun-show vendor who accidentally shot a customer in the leg while demonstrating a holstered handgun at...
MAHONING TWP. — The township’s police chief has been suspended for one week. Chief Robert Blee is serving the...
N.J. resident admitted harassing Locust Township mother
LOCUST TWP. — A woman was driving a drunken man home from a bar when he started punching her in the face, burned and...
August 13, 2014
Two women sue, claim other three siblings tricked father out of $75G
WEST HEMLOCK TWP. — Five sisters are fighting over their late father’s estate, with two claiming the other three...
Mifflinville resident’s fabricated tale foiled by cell phone records, according to complaint
MIFFLINVILLE — A man claimed a car full of robbers pulled him from his vehicle near the Mifflinville bridge last week,...
Man nabbed in fracas said drugs found in his shorts weren’t his, according to charges
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A man chased a woman and grabbed her, possibly breaking her arm, then used heroin in the back seat...
Charges: Teen caught with weed cookie in car hours after receiving his diploma
LOCUST TWP. — Just hours after crossing the stage to claim his high school diploma, a Southern Columbia graduate was...
DANVILLE — A woman about to go on trial for meth-making crimes instead offered guilty pleas to operating a meth lab and...
August 12, 2014
Benton crash victim, 26, drove at nearly four times legal limit
FISHING CREEK TWP. — The young man who died after a wreck here this weekend had a blood-alcohol level nearly four times...
Advocate urges Bloom to ban same-sex bias; bridal shop getting ‘hate’ messages, family says
BLOOMSBURG — An advocate for the gay community urged town council Monday to ban discrimination based on sexual...
Defendant facing jail time for giving pregnancy-ending drugs to 16-year-old
DANVILLE — A Washingtonville woman pleaded guilty Monday to a felony medical crime for giving a pregnant teen abortion-...
Police ask for public’s tips to track laundry suspect
BLOOMSBURG — Police need the public’s help identifying a man who stole a couple of hundred dollars in change from...
Boy, 2, undergoing treatment for severe burns
CLEVELAND TWP. — A toddler is being treated in a burn unit after he fell head-first into a firepit at Knoebels...
August 11, 2014
Speeding driver thrown from pickup that hit two poles, mailbox, police say
FISHING CREEK TWP. — A Benton man died at the hospital two hours after he was thrown from his pickup in a wreck on...
Couple of adventurers pedals 2,700 miles from Arizona to Bloom
BLOOMSBURG —There was one early morning when Jim and Mary Ann Padglick set out pedaling into hard rain and fog so thick...
Witnesses helped ID Bloom man charged in head-on collision
ORANGE TWP. — A man who was fighting with a woman while driving hit a pickup truck head-on, then backed up and fled...
Danville woman identified through records of sale to second-hand shop, charges say
HEMLOCK TWP. — A woman visiting a friend’s home walked out with a $1,400 crucifix and chain, then sold them at a second...
Woman paroled after nearly six months behind bars after failing to report move
BLOOMSBURG — A sex offender sat in jail “way too long” after being arrested for failing to report a change of address...
August 10, 2014
Gill booted from drug task force over leaks, authorities say
DANVILLE — The borough’s police chief was booted from the county’s drug task force because he spoke about an...
Contractor denies absconding with $200 from former Columbia official
BERWICK — A former county auditor sued a roofing contractor, saying the man took his $200 and never returned. But the...
Video helped police find suspect in parking lot theft
HEMLOCK TWP. — A man had no sooner walked into Lowe’s than a thief in the parking lot plucked two cell phones worth $...
Man among three recently restricted by court orders
A man broke into his ex’s home in Danville and tried to kidnap their son, she claims. Adalberto Collazo Jr., 27, was...
August 9, 2014
Authorities say Danville couple ran forgery scheme spanning six counties
CATAWISSA — A Danville couple used 11 aliases to fill dozens of fake pain-pill prescriptions in a forgery scheme that...
MILLVILLE — A Scranton man who claimed to be a defense attorney for a jailed sex offender is now locked up on charges...
Event organizers lure crowds searching for envelopes full of money
BLOOMSBURG — About 30 people wandered around the town fountain just after 3 p.m., staring into the rippling water at...
DANVILLE — A DUI suspect who tried to flee saw that one policeman was pursuing him in a fast Dodge Charger, so he...
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick-area man has been sentenced to one to two years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old girl...
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...

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