Local

News from Columbia and Montour counties and the region, sorted by most recent. (For news on crime, arrests and court cases, see Crime & Courts.


Published on April 29, 2016 - Page 1
BENTON — The Benton Fire Company’s popular water battle will return to this year’s firemen’s carnival as the four-day event returns to Benton Park in...
Published on April 29, 2016 - Page 1
WASHINGTONVILLE — As coal falls out of favor as a power-plant fuel, wallboard operations like the one in Washingtonville — which use those plants’...
Published on April 29, 2016 - Page 3
H . David Myers has been honored by Danville Borough for his 44 years of volunteer service as a firefighter, fire police officer and EMT. Myers...
Published on April 29, 2016 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Organizations in Columbia County will share in $81,500 from the Williams Company, which wants to build a natural gas pipeline here. A...
Published on April 29, 2016 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations the week of May 2: • Monday — St. Columba Catholic School, 9...
Published on April 29, 2016 - Page 5
MAHONING TWP. — Rescuers pulled an abandoned boat from the Susquehanna River Thursday. Police started getting calls about the boat about 12:30 p.m....
Published on April 29, 2016 - Page 7
DANVILLE — A local firefighter hospitalized Monday in a motorcycle accident after being struck by a car in lower Luzerne County has improved to fair...
Published on April 29, 2016 - Page 7
CATAWISSA — A Catawissa man facing marijuana charges says he was merely joking when he said he would qualify for use of medical pot now that it’s...
Published on April 29, 2016 - Page 7
Two were detained, not jailed Peter A. Bruno, 47, and Bobbie Jo Rogers, 31, both of Catawissa, were detained by police during two drug raids...
Published on April 29, 2016 - Page 14
“Sorry, but this won’t be one of our better weekends. Saturday will be the best day, with mostly cloudy skies and cool temperatures. But Sunday will...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 1
LOCK HAVEN —A dozen Bloomsburg-area fishing buddies were eating breakfast on a second-story deck Saturday when they heard a loud pop. Suddenly, the...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 1
BUCKHORN — The Hallmark store in the Columbia Mall is closing, but it will sell off everything before it does. The Heritage Shop store has been...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 1
ESPY — Scott Township zoners have rejected plans for a 23-unit townhouse complex proposed for a 5.6-acre property along Fifth Street-Hollow after...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — Work on building a third reactor for the nuclear plant here has been suspended, and it doesn’t look likely it will start up again soon,...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 3
System predicts diabetes success DANVILLE — Researchers at Geisinger’s Obesity Institute have demonstrated that a scoring system they devised can...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 3
In 1778, five-year-old Frances Slocum was living with her Quaker family near the Susquehanna River when she was kidnapped by Native Americans. Nearly...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 4
Silas P. Glenn Brandon and Samantha (Hahn) Glenn of Mifflinville are the parents of a son, Silas Peter, born Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Geisinger...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — Former Columbia County Prison Warden Bill Campbell died Wednesday after retiring earlier this year due to health problems. Campbell,...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 6
SALEM TWP. — The nuclear plant here is back in the good graces of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. During their annual public update about the...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 7
CATAWISSA — Two suspected drug dens were busted over four days here last week, snaring a fist-sized bag of marijuana stored in a freezer in one home...

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