Crime and Courts

The latest crimes, arrests and court cases from Columbia and Montour counties and the surrounding area.


Published on July 31, 2014 - Page 3
SHICKSHINNY — A convicted felon accused of illegally carrying two rifles in his pickup will face the charges in county court for a second time....
Published on July 31, 2014 - Page 3
MIFFLIN TWP. — Police stopped a car for speeding then ended up charging a passenger inside for drugs. Authorities say they stopped Latonya Jennings...
Published on July 31, 2014 - Page 4
Bloomsburg man accused of DUI CATAWISSA — A drunken driver claimed he had just downed three beers at his mother’s house when he was actually coming...
Published on July 30, 2014 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — Overdosed on heroin, a man was found curled up in a fetal position in a bathroom, his head against a shower tub and his feet...
Published on July 30, 2014 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — Frank Spencer’s killers took only about nine minutes to shoot him, drag his body into his house, shoot him again and try to clean up...
Published on July 30, 2014 - Page 1
Prosecutors released a 58-page report detailing the facts uncovered throughout the Frank Spencer murder probe and grand jury investigation. Press...
Published on July 30, 2014 - Page 4
Geisinger physician hurt in bicycle crash MAHONING TWP. — A Geisinger doctor was injured Sunday when he rode his bicycle into a car near the...
Published on July 30, 2014 - Page 5
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville-area mother who was allegedly drunk when she dropped off her three children at school will now face charges in county...
Published on July 30, 2014 - Page 11
Payments sought BLOOMSBURG — The following lawsuits have been filed in the office of District Judge Russell Lawton. The defendants in such cases...
Published on July 29, 2014 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Danville woman allegedly stabbed another woman Sunday night. Tammy L. Dinger, 35, of 406 E. Market St., Apt. B, stabbed and sliced Amy...
Published on July 29, 2014 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — Maria Sanutti-Spencer says she was counting on ex-husband Frank Spencer for a kidney, so “it’s stupid” for anyone to believe she killed...
Published on July 29, 2014 - Page 1
A grand jury heard from 49 witnesses before it recommended filing murder, arson and other charges against Maria Sanutti-Spencer and her father,...
Published on July 29, 2014 - Page 6
Motorist on I-80 allegedly high MIFFLIN TWP. — A Luzerne County woman high on marijuana was weaving across the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 while...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A Catawissa-based interior designer went over budget during a project at a Bloomsburg-area couple’s home, and they took her to court to...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — A mother was charged with stealing a neighbor’s toy Nerf gun because her own children played with it frequently, arrest papers say....
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — A thief slipped in and out of a family’s home in broad daylight, but she was soon spotted walking in the woods only a quarter of a...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — A woman whose tomatoes were being stolen staked out her own garden at 5 a.m. and helped crack the case, court papers say. Shirley...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man who allegedly drove drunk and hit a parked car — then tried to blame the girlfriend he had just punched —says he was clean until the...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 3
HEMLOCK TWP. — A woman who was jogging along Creek Road was struck in the arm by a passing car’s side mirror Sunday, police said. Valerie Johnson,...
Published on July 27, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg-area physician has been cleared of malpractice in his treatment of a Berwick man for back pain. A Columbia County jury...

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