Kristin Baver
Southside Reporter
Kristin Baver covers the Southside, with an interest in crime stories and social issues around the region. In her spare time she can be found boating with proper permits, doting on her ginger cat, and prepping for her next travel adventure.

Latest by Kristin Baver

Published on December 16, 2014 - Page 1
FERNVILLE — A mentally ill woman shot and killed herself in front of a friend Sunday night as an officer was ordering her to drop the weapon,...
Published on December 13, 2014 - Page 1
MIFFLIN TWP. — A dog on a leash bit a policeman along a street here, leaving puncture wounds on two fingers, officials say. South Centre Township...
Published on December 12, 2014 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. — A Southern Columbia teen had an empty packet of heroin on her during the school day Wednesday and a small amount of marijuana stashed...
Published on December 11, 2014 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — Two former police officers here have asked the state to address their claims of harassment and retaliation inside the Montour Township...
Published on December 11, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — Robert Joseph Kressler and Debbie Spivey don’t agree on much, including how Spivey ended up with a badly swollen eye and bruises on her...
Published on December 11, 2014 - Page 3
On a particularly frigid day when the mercury dipped to 23-below zero, the Valley Chemical Fire crew rushed to a house fire only to find that...
Published on December 7, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A teen tore open a box of cold pills with plans to get high after pilfering them from the Dollar General here, police say. But he got...
Published on December 4, 2014 - Page 3
A paralegal who consults with a child-welfare agency is the newest addition to the Southern Columbia school board. Kaye Keller, 38, was appointed...
Published on November 27, 2014 - Page 3
With his iPhone in hand, Southern Columbia grad John Ward has spent the last two years telling the story of teens who turned their dream of...
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 1
ELYSBURG — When a home health aide was suspected of stealing $3,000 from Gerald Zsido’s 98-year-old mother, police worked quickly to build a case and...