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 27, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — A schism between the police chief and borough manager left the department without the ammunition officers need for their marksmanship...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Restaurateurs are evenly split in the debate on whether Block Party is good for business, according to a new poll of about 50 local...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — A Ford Excursion slammed into the back of another SUV carrying a motorized wheelchair, leaving part of the chair embedded in the...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Montour Preserve will remain open for at least four more years thanks to local donations and $200,000 from the state. State Sen. John...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 3
Spencer Hoffma n will forever hold the record as the most successful reader to have his name emblazoned on the library wall at Orange Street School...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 3
DERRY TWP. — A fire chief says an electrical problem sparked a fire in a large chicken barn here Tuesday. The blaze erupted about 11:30 a.m. in an...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 4
Berwick Crew 22 helped with roses Co-ed Venturing Crew 22 Scouts of Berwick, part of the Columbia-Montour Council Boy Scouts of America, helped the...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 4
HEMLOCK TWP. — A man trespassed on a Quarry Drive property here twice last week to leave behind garbage, police say. A white man in a white pickup...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 4
Incident was July 2 Donald Campbell was cited for failing to keep his dog under control July 2, court papers say. A brief printed in Sunday’s...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 4
SCOTT TWP. — A woman was shocked by a bolt of lightning that struck her house and traveled through her computer during Monday’s thunderstorms, Scott...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 4
TOWANDA — Police have made an arrest in the alleged murder of a woman found along a stream here four months ago. Michael Houseweart, 28, Canton,...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 4
WATSONTOWN — A teenager playing Pokemon Go early one morning faces a fine for breaking this borough’s curfew. Police spotted the 14-year-old on Main...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Prison recently passed a state inspection and was found to be in full compliance with state standards, according to...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 6
SCOTT TWP. — About 15 minutes after police cleared the scene of an 11-person vehicle accident, another crash occurred in the same construction zone...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 6
“The thunderstorms that exploded across the area Monday afternoon were monsters, building as high as 60,000 feet into the atmosphere. This is why...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 14
TURBOTVILLE — An orientation session and open house for all students in grades five through eight who will be attending Warrior Run Middle School...
Published on July 27, 2016 - Page 24
VALLEY TWP. — A driver lost control of his car on Interstate 80 near Danville and crashed into a ditch along the westbound lanes. Christopher...
Published on July 26, 2016 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — Witnesses who saw a woman trapped in a halfway-submerged SUV here Monday quickly jumped into the water to help her to safety. “I’m just...
Published on July 26, 2016 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — State Police are investigating the death of a 7-month-old boy found unresponsive at his Lion’s Gate home here Saturday morning,...
Published on July 26, 2016 - Page 1
MIFFLINVILLE —Flames spread from a garage to the roof of a house here, sending two residents and their dogs fleeing about 2:30 a.m. Monday, the fire...

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