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January 8, 2022
Bloomsburg defendant charged following armed robbery
BLOOMSBURG — This week, a judge refused to toss a drug arrest arising from a police dog that allegedly sniffed out a...
Orange Township supers amending zoning ordinance
ORANGE TWP. — More than 30 residents gathered Thursday evening in the Orange Township municipal building to discuss a...
MAINVILLE — A Monroe County man is accused of endangering his two daughters by driving with them after he smoked...
MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. — A former Columbia County Prison guard is accused of strangling and beating his wife unconscious...
January 7, 2022
Officials agree on one thing amid varied COVID policies
Following holiday break, area school districts reopened this week with some having eased coronavirus restrictions in...
COVID-19 surge blamed for move
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University will begin its spring semester online as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the...
Bloomsburg woman accused of stealing vehicle, tire, cash for tree job
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A woman allegedly stole a car, a tire and cash from a man she said owed her $200 for a tree service...
Officer applied tourniquet to gunshot victim’s leg
SALEM TWP. — The police officer who used a tourniquet on the leg of a gunshot victim Monday night has been awarded a...
January 6, 2022
Bloomsburg councilman blames pandemic and ‘overzealous’ code enforcement officers
BLOOMSBURG — A town councilman has rented out an apartment without a license from the town since May, and the building’...
Italian eatery moves into Berwick’s struggling Maria Assunta
BERWICK — An authentic Italian restaurant has moved from Benton to Berwick, and may save a borough icon in the process...
‘Christmas Vacation’ character will be back on display next year
BERWICK — Clark Griswold is back. Well, his jersey is back, anyway. And the rest of him will be able to return by next...
Father-in-law of victim Frank Spencer blames inadequate representation by public defender
BLOOMSBURG —Convicted killer Anthony “Rocco” Franklin is seeking a new trial on murder and arson charges in the 2012...
MAHONING TWP. — A housing project to bring 34 single-family homes to Red Lane East — first proposed more than 10 years...
January 5, 2022
Salem man told police he fired in self defense, according to charges
SALEM TWP. — A man found shot in the leg Monday night was injured by his stepfather, who now also is hospitalized,...
Woman left nearly $80G each to Berwick, Bloom departments
Fire company leaders in Bloomsburg and Berwick say they were shocked to find they were sole heirs of a Bloomsburg woman...
Lawyer argued case should be dismissed due to inadequate notices at Southern
CATAWISSA — The attorney for three Catawissa-area residents charged with defiant trespass after refusing to leave a...
Police: Threats followed dispute over $50
BLOOMSBURG — A Turbotville man held a knife to his brother’s sweatshirt here and threatened to cut him, police said....
Man allegedly topped 100 mph in pursuit along I-80
LIGHTSTREET — A Schuylkill County man fled state police at speeds topping 100 mph along Interstate 80 before crashing...
January 4, 2022
Salem man with leg wound flown to Geisinger
SALEM TWP. — A 27-year-old man was flown to Geisinger Medical Center after someone shot him in the leg during a...
Police: Pickup driver who set off pileup on Route 11 was drunk
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A drunken driver slammed a pickup into the back of a car, triggering a five-vehicle crash that...
BU sophomore blamed ‘bipolar episode,’ cops say
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student caused more than $3,000 damage to his apartment on the upper campus when...
Father-in-law failed to show up for hearing
BERWICK — A man accused of holding a knife to his father-in-law’s throat saw most of the charges against him withdrawn...
Police: Woman says husband also threw knife on New Year’s Eve
CATAWISSA — A man seen by a neighbor punching and trying to drag his wife down the street was arrested on New Year’s...
January 3, 2022
Drug arrest caps last ‘21 shift for Mahoning Township policeman who had challenging year on job
MAHONING TWP. — It was New Year’s Eve, and four teenage boys were parked outside Sheetz here, looking forward to having...
Bloom couple facing drug-related charges
SCOTT TWP. — Police who stopped a car on Route 11 say they found about 200 baggies of suspected heroin or fentanyl,...
Workout builds women’s bodies, confidence, local instructor says
SCOTT TWP. — Sarah LaBarbera of Kingston knows her fitness classes aren’t conventional. Most of her students start out...
SCOTT TWP. — A woman police say hid a vape pen in a body cavity pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia....
Man allegedly unplugged shop’s surveillance cameras
BERWICK — A tenant allegedly crawled across the floor of his landlord’s shop to unplug surveillance cameras and steal...
January 2, 2022
Board’s letter to voters said some proposed by-law amendments would increase red tape
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Fair members will vote for more than directors at the annual meeting in January, with 10...
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair rebounded from huge financial losses suffered during the coronavirus pandemic to post...
One dog saved from burning home; couple’s cat is missing
NESCOPECK — Homeowners managed to save one of their two dogs after returning Saturday night to find their house on fire...
Bank teller spied alleged fraud try
SCOTT TWP. — A Berwick couple was surprised when the $31.40 check they’d mailed to pay a bill turned up in the hands of...
Family member fell from coasting car, police say
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — Police say an argument that started between a man and his girlfriend resulted in his arrest, his...
January 1, 2022
Geisinger plan aims to cut excess ER visits
Geisinger EMS ambulances are carrying some Medicare patients to urgent care centers, convenient care centers and even...
$125G grant matched for Montour County park
MAHONING TWP. — An early morning phone call Thursday brought good news to Montour Area Recreation Commission Executive...
MONTOUR TWP— Police say a man gave his brother’s name when they found him with brass knuckles and knives after stopping...
Berwick man charged with burglary, records show
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A man taken in for a night by his cousin later broke back into the house and stole $40 plus an SUV...
December 31, 2021
Berwick businessman: Shots in arms put cash in hands
BERWICK — Kirk Bower’s offer to give people in the Berwick and Nescopeck ZIP codes $50 to get vaccinated against the...
Newspaper delivery drivers turning the page after 40 years
MAINVILLE — After more than 40 years of snow and ice storms, floods and long nights as Press Enterprise newspaper...
Mahoning Township considering payments for impact on traffic
MAHONING TWP. — Mahoning Township supervisors are considering implementing a traffic impact fee geared at shifting some...
Kulpmont suspect allegedly said he wanted phone charger
BERWICK — A Kulpmont man who tried to climb into a woman’s bedroom window at 1:35 a.m. told police he was trying to...
BERWICK — Police called to a house where an unconscious woman was barely breathing found a second woman passed out and...
December 30, 2021
Madison Township residents sought a delay
MADISON TWP. — Township officials voted to borrow $200,000 to purchase a building to hold its offices and the road crew...
Central student, 17, part of Geisinger effort to use virtual reality
MAHONING TWP. — Unlike his friends, Central Columbia Area High School senior Toby Reed has never played a game using a...
Non-contracted workers to see 2.5% pay increase
MAHONING TWP. — Mahoning Township supervisors approved a 2.5% raise to township non-contracted employees at this week’s...
Get tickets next month for the ‘Why We Drink’ singer’s Sept. 23 gig, officials announce
Press Enterprise Managing Editor BLOOMSBURG — A country music star with nearly a dozen gold and platinum hits will...
December 29, 2021
Grandstand and ag directors to face challengers; two vie for Millard seat
BLOOMSBURG — Two challengers will look to unseat a pair of Bloomsburg Fair directors, and two others will vie for an...
Both drivers injured; Berwick-Nescopeck span shut down
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A car and an SUV collided nearly head on Tuesday evening, almost in the middle of the Berwick-...
Commissioners also approve grant for rapid COVID tests
DANVILLE — Commissioners unanimously approved Montour County’s 2022 budget Tuesday during a meeting that was postponed...
Suspect allegedly shattered glass in holding cell
BERWICK — A man held a knife to his father-in-law’s throat, then after being arrested shattered the glass of a holding...
Cops: Man strangled, injured girlfriend, threw fit after arrest
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A man being questioned about allegations he beat his girlfriend told an officer he was late for work...
December 28, 2021
Restaurateur says restriction isn’t needed for older clientele
BLOOMSBURG — Roxana Zoppetti was working in the back of her restaurant, La Malbec, when staff members rushed in a few...
Bruin ruined family’s productive beehive, Kaseville man laments
VALLEY TWP. — Larue Shultz has never seen a black bear around his Kaseville property in the 50 years or so he’s lived...
Upgrades slated for Liberty Valley
DANVILLE — When it comes to a $4 million project to upgrade Danville Area’s intermediate school, the board will hit the...
Woman faces 10 charges after allegedly refusing to pull over
SALEM TWP. — A police officer tried to pull over a Jeep with a fake license plate, then had to break one of its windows...
Two roadside markers removed so far in review
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania had been installing historical markers for more than a century when the racist violence in...
December 27, 2021
Group resolves to lure in families for fitness
BLOOMSBURG — Starting next month, Bloomsburg YMCA will launch several new youth programs aimed at teaching youngsters...
Firefighters pluck pooch from river island after Lime Ridge porch collapse
LIME RIDGE — A 6-month-old puppy had to be rescued from a river island after running off when a rear deck collapsed at...
Organizer offers $500 reward in Gris-ly crime, or clemency for return
BERWICK —Clark Griswold has been kidnapped from the Christmas Boulevard, and there’s a $500 reward for information...
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student was caught with drugs in two separate incidents in September, police say...
56 in area shared in $66,500 in September
BLOOMSBURG — A Coal Township resident won $5,000 playing the Evening Pick Four lottery game, state records show. That...
December 26, 2021
Bid sought payment of legal fees to settle lawsuit against borough
CATAWISSA — Borough leaders have declined an offer from the Catawissa Landlords Association that would have ended a...
Bloom High grad who owns Columbia County property has yet to announce his candidacy
HARRISBURG — David McCormick, CEO of one of the world’s largest hedge funds and a former senior official in President...
Board member-elect objected to vote before he takes office
SALEM TWP. —Township supervisors approved new contracts with hefty raises for two employees during their December...
Local members raise $15G to aid tornado victims
BLOOMSBURG —Among the rubble of the devastating tornado that hit Kentucky earlier this month was American Legion Post...