Press Enterprise Archives

April 10, 2019
Software forecasts river’s overflow in local risk zones
STATE COLLEGE — A new mapping system that predicts the Susquehanna River’s rise on land is being hailed as an early...
To see the National Weather Service’s inundation maps of this area visit the following links (make sure to use all...
Supers put freeze on new operations until review of regulations
SALEM TWP. — Supervisors here voted to put a 180-day halt to any new animal feeding operations, solar energy farms and...
Group about more than LGBT issues, cyber student says
BERWICK — When a classmate at Aaron Redis’ cyber school started saying the same homophobic things that drove him out of...
Officials fear mix-ups if Magnolia is used twice
MAHONING TWP. — A proposed development here needs a new name after Monday’s meeting of the township supervisors. They...
Leaders say they’ll use local money for visitors center
DANVILLE — A state historical commission rejected Montour County’s plans to install an elevator at its jail, which made...
Plan may bring recycling to north
DANVILLE — Recycling may soon be available for residents of northern Montour County thanks to a township supervisor’s...
April 9, 2019
Berwick woman accused of homicide attempt in Sunday crash
BERWICK — The woman who rammed a car through the wall of Bob’s Subs on Sunday was actually aiming for her one-time...
Bulldog and NFL vet to earn $57G as sports chief
BERWICK — The new athletic director for Berwick Area School District is a veteran athlete with experience at the...
Nearly identical addresses deliver worries to Almedia woman’s door
ALMEDIA — Donna Ivey says that for the past five years she’s been mistakenly receiving some of her neighbor’s bills,...
Merchants and others blast plan for Block Party
BLOOMSBURG — After hearing pleas from concerned business owners, event organizers and residents, Town Council voted...
Spending and accountability debates arise
CONYGHAM TWP — Township supervisors are considering building an office space where a storage building on township...
April 8, 2019
Police: Man pawned jewelry of woman, 65, days after her death
For the Press Enterprise HUNLOCK CREEK — A man hired by a 65-year-old woman to remodel her bathroom and do errands...
Crews contain Berwick blaze to single apartment
BERWICK — A blaze at an apartment building left 12 people, including four children, temporarily without a home Sunday...
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man taken into custody by police left a bag containing cocaine in a police car after officers...
Woman handcuffed, removed in ambulance
BERWICK — A driver who crashed through the wall of Bob’s Subs on Sunday night was taken away from the scene in...
April 7, 2019
Man guilty of trespass said police owe him apology
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man talked himself into a jail sentence last week by insisting to a judge that he’s a victim...
Some officials don’t want water volunteers to respond
BENTON — A local water rescue team says it has the gear, the training, and the volunteers to help the county with water...
Prosecutors in federal court described Berwick man as a ‘career criminal’
WILLIAMSPORT — A Berwick man who had 280 bags of heroin hidden in a sweatshirt during a 2016 police sting was sentenced...
Prosecutors: Some of surviving pets seized were in fair condition
AVON PARK, Florida — Prosecutors in central Florida have dropped dozens of animal cruelty charges against Berwick’s...
Man allegedly rear-ended car, left woman injured
MAHONING TWP. — A Bloomsburg man rear-ended another car while lighting a cigarette, then fled, but showed up at the...
April 6, 2019
Local graduate to fill job with $52G salary
BERWICK — The borough has a new manager, Damien Scoblink, previously head of its civil service commission. Scoblink,...
Shop owner fears fallout of Block Party parking plan
BLOOMSBURG — A plan to close down or restrict parking in municipal lots across town during next weekend’s Block Party...
Bloomsburg woman was on probation when found with opioid, police say
BLOOMSBURG — Samantha Kay Bankes had been on probation until police, sheriff deputies and probation officers swept into...
Police: Shickshinny man denies punching teen
For the Press Enterprise SHICKSHINNY — A 16-year-old had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for head injuries...
Hazleton driver, passenger injured in Scott Township off-ramp wreck
SCOTT TWP. — A speeding driver who tried to swing off an interstate exit at full speed lost control of his car and...
April 5, 2019
Lawmakers say bills benefit economy, environment
SALEM TWP. — A pair of bills aimed at shoring up the state’s nuclear power industry will save 16,000 jobs, keep energy...
Reasonable prices on the menu at Catawissa diner
CATAWISSA — The train station that opened its doors in Catawissa more than a century and a half ago has been reborn....
Planned fundraiser for firefighters is causing a flap in Shickshinny
For the Press Enterprise SHICKSHINNY — A plan by the Shickshinny Fire Co. to serve a fundraising turkey dinner is...
February resulted in lots of lottery love
BLOOMSBURG — A Danville resident has really hit it big, winning $1 million on a $20 scratch-off ticket called $1,000,...
DANVILLE — A Danville woman concealed a Baggie containing heroin in a handwritten note, then tucked it behind a...
April 4, 2019
Couple escapes explosive blaze that destroys ranch home
HEMLOCK TWP. — Fire tore through a home here late Wednesday afternoon, ravaging the L-shaped ranch and attached garage...
MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. — Firefighters reached a smoky blaze at Steve Shannon Tire & Auto in record time Wednesday...
Woman allegedly swerving, barefoot, drunk
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —Police have charged a woman with drunken driving after they found a pool of red wine at her feet...
Amnesty offer ends on April 13
DANVILLE — The Thomas Beaver Free Library has an offer for those with late fees on their record: Donate a can of food...
April 3, 2019
Boyfriend said he felt a bullet whiz past his ear in woods, police report
GREENWOOD TWP. — A man is accused of firing a handgun at his wife’s boyfriend during an argument last week, court...
Marty prowls aisles of Briar Creek store, alerting workers to spills
BRIAR CREEK — The newest addition to the team at Giant Food Stores here doesn’t talk much, doesn’t need much...
Shick leader denies calling ex-fire chief’s wife ‘adulteress’ and ‘crackhead’ online
For the Press Enterprise SHICKSHINNY — The wife of Shickshinny’s former fire chief has filed a civil lawsuit against...
Friend of fugitive charged with failing to pay hefty tab for ride from York to Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG — A York man not only fled from police here last week after they tried to question him, but he also stiffed...
One student jailed on $25G bail after raid on men’s apartment
BLOOMSBURG — Two criminal justice students at Bloomsburg University are accused of dealing marijuana out of their...
April 2, 2019
Project at high school complex includes floodwall and turf fields
BLOOMSBURG — Contractors will begin work this month on $20 million in planned improvements to the Bloomsburg High...
Members of Benton Boomers group to share drumming benefits in Caribbean
BENTON — Some of this town’s older residents have taken up an activity you might not expect to see — or hear — at a...
Berwick man charged with assault, threats
BRIAR CREEK — A man allegedly slammed a 10-year-old boy’s head through the wall of a trailer. The boy reported the...
Men’s mom reported ID error, charges say
SCOTT TWP. — A Berwick man lied to police by giving an officer his brother’s name during a recent drug bust near the...
U-Haul toppled a second sign, tree in Salem along Route 11
SALEM TWP. — A U-Haul van veered across two lanes on Route 11, taking out the sign in front of the State Police...
April 1, 2019
Inspection finds well contamination; cost of project estimated at $13M
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A recent inspection of private on-lot sewers in South Centre Township yards describe the township’s...
Philly trio charged with stealing cash, drugs at pharmacy
BENTON — A trio from Philadelphia allegedly broke into a Benton-area pharmacy, stealing drugs and cash, before their...
Ag class at Central Columbia builds homes for a top-flight pollinator in need of protection
BLOOMSBURG — Some students at Central Columbia Area School District are spending their agriculture class building homes...
Police: Psychedelic mushrooms found in dorm
BLOOMSBURG — When confronted by police about psychedelic mushrooms found in her dormitory room, a Bloomsburg University...
Plea gives defendant chance to clear record of most serious charge
BLOOMSBURG — A man told a judge Wednesday that he shot a dog after two canines had attacked chickens on his property...
March 31, 2019
BU board not told about Kutztown deal before hiring exec, former trustee says
BLOOMSBURG — When Bashar Hanna left his position as a dean at Kutztown University in 2009, he and the school signed a...
Town resident remains fan of students’ spring volunteerism tradition
BLOOMSBURG — Count Sandy Smith as one town resident who is a huge fan of Bloomsburg University students. She’s been...
Boyfriend allegedly trashed pair’s home
ALMEDIA — A 54-year-old man allegedly trashed the house he shared with his girlfriend, then strangled and beat her when...
Two unfamiliar vehicles along Old Berwick Road raised resident’s suspicions, officers say
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A police officer’s inquiry about a man’s sunglasses case led to the man’s arrest Friday night on...
March 30, 2019
Police revive man found passed out with pants down
SCOTT TWP. — Police who pulled over a car for a broken headlight found themselves resuscitating a man passed out in the...
Floodwall expansion begins as rain falls on Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG — After more than two years of planning, officials broke ground on Bloomsburg’s newest floodwall expansion...
Upgrades slated for former manufacturing site, rail bridge
DANVILLE — A $1 million state grant will allow a local economic development group to upgrade a former manufacturing...
Unemployed suspect charged with felony drug dealing and other counts
BERWICK — When police saw a man walking the streets alone with a backpack after 2 a.m. Friday, they thought he looked...
March 29, 2019
Hobbie couple: Phone, Net firm charged us 76 times
HOBBIE — Frontier Communications cleaned out a couple’s bank account of almost $8,000 by charging them 76 times for the...
HARRISBURG — Situations like the one facing the Conklins are unusual, says Tanya McCloskey, acting consumer advocate...
Bloomsburg Police: York man is facing charges including aggravated assault
BLOOMSBURG — A man considered armed and dangerous is sought by Town Police as the suspect who fled officers Wednesday...
Felling decayed sugar maple revealed odd sight in Scott Township
SCOTT TWP. — A majestic sugar maple that shaded The Inn at Turkey Hill along Central Road here for decades had to be...
Donations taken at free shows in Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG — Wesley United Methodist Church is spending thousands of dollars to bring music acts to the area ranging...
Montour County officials tout benefits, are loath to hike taxes
DANVILLE — Montour County commissioners say the county isn’t paying staff what they deserve, making it hard to keep...
March 28, 2019
Former nursing school’s demolition set for May
DANVILLE — A piece of Geisinger Medical Center’s campus that has been there since the hospital’s founding 104 years ago...
Fairgrounds toll set at $13,000
BLOOMSBURG — A 17-year-old town boy admitted to a judge Wednesday that he participated in a January theft and vandalism...
Bloom officer suffers minor injuries in scuffle with escaping detainee
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man escaped from police on Wednesday afternoon as they attempted to search him near the...
He allegedly fondled girl while smoking pot on bed with her mom
BLOOMSBURG — A Catawissa man pleaded guilty to corrupting a young girl by having sexual contact with her. Prosecutors...
Columbia-Montour chapter raises $520G, plan move to new offices on Main Street
BLOOMSBURG — The United Way of Columbia and Montour County surpassed its 2018 fundraising goal by $10,000, collecting $...