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 July 23, 2016 - Page 1
June turned out to be a mediocre month for local lottery players. None of the 58 winners came close to becoming a millionaire or even snagging a...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 1
UNITYVILLE — Father-and-son building partners have formed their own company, trying to latch on to the national trend of tiny houses. Local builders...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — Talen Energy plans to slash 53 jobs at the nuclear power plant here, and almost 30 more at the Montour Steam Electric Station near...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 3
BERWICK — A woman who died of a gunshot wound at her residence here Tuesday killed herself, police said in a press release. Debra Knorowski, 50, of...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 3
LOCUST TWP. — A New Jersey man admitted he smoked a joint near tram station No. 2 at Knoebels here June 11, police report. Officers said they also...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 3
HARRISBURG — The state Insurance Department invites public comment on rates requested by insurers for 2017 individual health plans offered under the...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 4
ORANGEVILLE — Two men and a woman were cited after a neighborhood dispute July 9 on Ridge Road here. George Lewis Fullerton IV, 50, of 747 Ridge...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 4
CLEVELAND TWP. —When police responded to a call for a pickup off Fisherdale Road, the driver was attempting to hook a tow strap to his truck and...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 4
WILKES-BARRE — The death of a prison guard who fell nearly 5 feet down an elevator shaft Monday during a struggle with a prisoner has been ruled a...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 4
MAINVILLE — When a fire chief responded to a crash on Mainville Drive, he found a teen slumped over the steering wheel with the keys in the ignition...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 6
Suspect not a manager Thomas Henry Parker III, the Nescopeck man accused of falsifying merchandise returns at AutoZone in Berwick and pocketing...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 7
“Birthday Showdown at Penguin Pete’s Pizza Emporium” written and directed by Richie Cannaday; now open with shows through Aug. 3. Performances are...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 7
Here’s the full list of cast and crew for BTE’s original production of “Birthday Showdown at Penguin Pete’s Pizza Emporium.” Crew Set Design —...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 7
The scene is like something out of a “Lord of the Flies” fever dream during a Chuck E. Cheese-induced pizza coma. Penelope, a pint-sized terror in a...
Published on July 23, 2016 - Page 12
“The heat wave that has been scorching the Central and Southcentral states has gotten dangerous. In progress for nearly two weeks, afternoon...
Published on July 22, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — By early next year, 9-1-1 calls for both Columbia and Montour counties will be dispatched from a central hub here, officials announced...
Published on July 22, 2016 - Page 1
CLEARWATER, FLA. — A Geisinger nurse on vacation helped two teens who were injured by a lightning strike at a Florida beach, a hospital spokesman...
Published on July 22, 2016 - Page 3
BUCKHORN — A New Jersey man was the passenger killed Wednesday night when a Sleepy’s Mattress delivery truck crashed along Dutch Hill Road outside...
Published on July 22, 2016 - Page 3
After months of turmoil that saw a complete overhaul of the Mahoning Township board of supervisors and the replacement of its disgraced police chief...
Published on July 22, 2016 - Page 4
MILTON — State Police stopped 105 vehicles during a checkpoint on Route 11 in Cooper Township July 9-10 and arrested two drivers for DUI. Eleven...

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