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 30, 2016 - Page 1
WASHINGTONVILLE — Robert Billhime was near tears describing the three excruciating “worst days of my life” while detoxifying from a several-month...
Published on April 30, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — A Berwick historian who pined for the ornate beauty of the Victorian age was buried Friday with the funeral of his dreams. The service for...
Published on April 30, 2016 - Page 3
Pennsylvania’s Do Not Call list is a resource for citizens who do not want to receive telemarketing calls, the Office of Attorney General says....
Published on April 30, 2016 - Page 3
HARRISBURG — A home chimney-cleaning company has been named in a lawsuit alleging it made hundreds of thousands of unsolicited phone calls to people...
Published on April 30, 2016 - Page 3
HEMLOCK TWP. — A Philadelphia driver making a U-turn on Mall Boulevard early Friday struck an embankment before his GMC Savana ended up in a drainage...
Published on April 30, 2016 - Page 6
Resurfacing starts Monday morning MILLVILLE — A 3.4-mile micro-surfacing project on Route 254 in Columbia County will begin Monday. Work will be...
Published on April 30, 2016 - Page 7
BERWICK — People with expired or unused medications can drop them off today in the parking lot at City Hall here, Berwick Police announced. The...
Published on April 30, 2016 - Page 7
BLOOMSBURG — Town Police responded to the following calls April 20-26. April 20 • 12:20 a.m. — Domestic, 200 block Glenn Avenue • 12:07 a.m. —...
Published on April 30, 2016 - Page 14
“While local moisture so far this year has been adequate, there are parts of the state that are quite dry. During much of April, a number of moist...
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...

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