Press Enterprise Archives

July 5, 2019
Berwick officials make improvements after communication breakdown
BERWICK — Berwick’s only ladder truck blew a tire on the highway returning from repairs recently —repairs to broken...
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A speeding motorist ran two red lights and a stop sign while fleeing from police Wednesday night,...
Husband accused of pushing woman down steps
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man pushed his wife down the front steps of their residence when she attempted to walk past...
Shamokin pair suffered injuries in Mahoning Township accident
MAHONING TWP. — A man and his passenger had to be cut from a car when it swerved off Route 11 near Steve Shannon Tire...
July 4, 2019
Ex-Bloom teacher apologizes, vows he did not seek out minor
BLOOMSBURG — A former special education teacher who admitted having indecent sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy was...
Longtime ticket taker treated to emotional ride on Millville carousel
MILLVILLE — For one man, the carousel at the Millville Town Park holds a lifetime of memories. Ronnie Eves, 74, went...
Bloom man thanks fellow responders who revived him after heart attack at 2018 parade
BLOOMSBURG — One year ago today, Robert “Bob” Stackhouse shrugged off his son’s concerns about the heat and humidity...
Danville beau allegedly hit woman, sending her to hospital, in fight over cheating accusations
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville man threw hot coffee on his girlfriend during a fight Wednesday over accusations of...
July 3, 2019
Businessman: I’ll withdraw lawsuits if rehab fight stops
BLOOMSBURG — A judge has ruled in favor of developer Matt Zoppetti in his two-year quest for permission to turn the...
Cops: Bloomsburg DUI suspect was at four times legal limit
SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg woman drove drunk at four times the legal limit with her young son in the vehicle,...
Orangeville-area burglary charges sent to court
CATAWISSA — Police searched a bedroom where alleged store burglar Patrick D. Cameron was staying in Stillwater and...
Driver charged in Nescopeck Township wreck
NESCOPECK TWP. — A woman who destroyed corn valued at more than $5,000 by driving across a field here in the early...
Cops: Mahoning Township resident recognized rambling suspect
MAHONING TWP. — A confused Catawissa man walking around the backyard of a Bloom Road residence May 31 was intoxicated...
July 2, 2019
But man insists he was on mission to save his son from ‘dope house’
BERWICK — A teen who was hurt as his father dragged him out of his girlfriend’s home in May testified against the dad...
Bed-and-breakfast developers put project on hold due to Scott rules
ESPY — A proposal to convert a landmark barbershop into a bed-and-breakfast has been delayed while its new owners...
Berwick woman, 68, says a week in jail is enough for her daughter
BERWICK — A woman accused of strangling her mother was scheduled to be released from prison Monday after her mom asked...
Homeless suspect sought in Bloom thefts
BLOOMSBURG — A New Jersey man is being sought as a suspect in the burglary of a home where a woman had allowed him to...
Officials scaled back plan for other large vehicles, permit price
BERWICK — Council members here overrode a veto by the mayor Monday night, deciding to limit where tractor trailers can...
July 1, 2019
Lawsuit alleges Bloom-area factory failed to return deposit on axed job
WILLIAMSPORT — A real estate developer is suing a local modular building manufacturer to recover $250,000 paid as a...
Washingtonville native gets back to riding with customized mud truck
WATSONTOWN — A year-and-a-half ago, Branden Gresh faced death in a dirt-biking accident. Despite being left with life...
Brother attempted to break up fight, Berwick cops say
BERWICK — A woman allegedly punched and choked her 77-year-old mother during an argument that turned physical at 829...
Bloom woman also charged with conspiracy
BLOOMSBURG — A town woman is the second person charged with selling LSD to an informant at 775 Maple St., district...
Berwick woman identified from home security footage, police say
BERWICK — A woman viewing footage from her home security system on her phone watched another woman steal a package from...
June 30, 2019
Directors to loan $5,000 in start-up money to 12th Man’s replacement
BERWICK — School directors here voted to loan $5,000 as start-up money for the new Berwick High School Football Club...
One truck lands in pond, two drivers hurt in Orange crash
ORANGE TWP. — A pickup hydroplaned on a wet highway, crashing into a another pickup that was towing a trailer before...
Basketball player finds disturbing images on courts next to Kidsburg
BLOOMSBURG — A basketball player who has been cleaning up the courts at Town Park here weekly was dismayed Saturday...
Berwick-area woman injured near Shick Falls
SALEM TWP. — A woman hiking to Shickshinny Falls injured her ankle on the trail and had to be carried out by...
Defunct Berwick fire company HQ sold at auction for $120,000
BERWICK — A 116-year history ended in just over a minute Saturday, when the Defender Fire Company building and lot was...
June 29, 2019
Bloomsburg Police offered to buy drug suspect’s guitar on Facebook
BLOOMSBURG — Town Police used a suspect’s offer of a guitar for sale on Facebook to lure him out of hiding Thursday,...
Cops: Chase driver’s license suspended
SCOTT TWP. — A driver with a suspended license fled an accident near Lightstreet Friday afternoon, leading police on an...
Lime Ridge neighbors rushed to driver’s aid, offered to help cleanup following I-80 havoc
LIME RIDGE — A tractor trailer hauling a load of groceries blew a tire, crashed into another vehicle, then tumbled down...
ORANGE TWP. — A Stillwater man smashed a glass door to the Hess Market here May 6, then stole more than $5,000 in cash...
June 28, 2019
Bloom Fire Department fundraisers are hot ticket, offering tattoo prizes
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fire Department’s two fundraising bingos in August and September have already sold out,...
Mifflin woman charged with sexual assault
MAHONING TWP. — A psychiatric aide at Danville State Hospital allegedly initiated a physical relationship with a...
Tractor-trailer careens down embankment near Lime Ridge trailer park
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A tractor-trailer driver heading east on Interstate 80 lost control, hit another vehicle then...
$10G-$20G still needed for corner makeover, organizers say
MILLVILLE — A vacant lot in the center of town here is getting a makeover in August. The Millville Corner...
Catawissa-area man faces new charge
BLOOMSBURG — A man accused of hitting his infant daughter in the face while fighting with his girlfriend has now been...
June 27, 2019
Images caught on body camera used to identify suspect
SCOTT TWP. — An Orangeville man sped away from police after they stopped him over expired inspection and registration,...
Columbia officials host vendors in case $1M machines are mandated
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County’s commissioners continue to hope the county won’t be forced to sink an estimated $1...
Woman, 23, hit oncoming car, guard rail, mailbox on Salem Boulevard, police say
SALEM TWP. — A 23-year-old woman fell asleep at the wheel and hit an oncoming car on Route 11 Wednesday morning, police...
Heavy rains turn Fishing Creek spot dangerous, rescuers warn
BLOOMSBURG — Shortly before two teens were rescued from Fishing Creek Tuesday afternoon, crews pulled a mother and son...
Fentanyl, pot allegedly found in his blood
BERWICK — A man shouting incomprehensible words at passersby from a parked car was “tugging on his genitals” when...
June 26, 2019
Law firm chips in last $2G to cover sound system for Bloom July 4 bash
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg’s annual Fourth of July celebration at Town Park was set to have fireworks and a band, but no...
Berwick-area clinic reports at least two possible spider cases
BERWICK — At least two cases of suspected brown recluse bites have turned up at a local medical office here in the past...
Man adapts grandmother’s recipe from Danville childhood to claim title in Food Network competition
DANVILLE — A Danville native has come a long way since his days working in a local Weis Markets bakery. Eric Keppler,...
Shick man charged with DUI, endangerment
SALEM TWP. — A Shickshinny man was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after allegedly driving a weaving...
Fishing Creek’s strong current snared friends
BLOOMSBURG — Rescuers led two teens to safety Tuesday afternoon after the pair went swimming in Fishing Creek and got...
June 25, 2019
Man ordered to maintain spot between property, Bloomsburg street
BLOOMSBURG — A landlord called being forced to mow a strip of grass between the street and his property “involuntary...
Danville athlete, 27, sets her sights on ‘destination swim’ in Mediterranean
DANVILLE — April Warrick will attempt to do something no other woman from the United States has ever done. Warrick, 27...
Crowd makes plea at Bloomsburg meeting
BLOOMSBURG — After a crowd of supporters pleaded for Town Council to fund renovations and repairs to the Norris E. Rock...
Berwick Police: Others implicated defendant
BERWICK — Damon Michael Magnuson was never named as one of the people selling drugs to a police informant in charges...
Philadelphia woman accused of felonies in alleged mail plot
BLOOMSBURG — A Philadelphia woman turned herself into authorities Monday on charges she mailed drugs to her...
June 24, 2019
Super urges fewer parents to drive pupils to Nescopeck, West Berwick
NESCOPECK — Crowds of parents dropping off students at Nescopeck Elementary School, combined with school staff parking...
Police: Drunken man said he’d shoot himself, others on porch
BERWICK — A drunken man allegedly threatened to shoot himself and others on a woman’s porch after a night at a bar,...
Danville teen salutes ‘one-of-a-kind experience,’ becomes its first queen
BLOOMSBURG — Nicolette Cusate and Sheryl Davison nervously clutched hands while seated on stage inside the Caldwell...
Man found sleeping on Bloom woman’s sofa after he was told to leave, police say
BLOOMSBURG — Police jailed a town man for felony trespass for repeatedly showing up at a woman’s home after being told...
Police: Quad needs $4G+ in repairs after mischief at Evansville park
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Williamsport man got into an argument with another rider at Evansville Motocross Park on May 8 and...
June 23, 2019
Detailed designs for middle-option project should narrow cost estimate
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Plans to go ahead with detailed drawings for a “hybrid” expansion project for Columbia-Montour Vo-...
Family chips in $50G to honor longtime Bloom softball volunteers
MAINVILLE — Now in their 70s, Gayl “Cheech” Klingerman and sidekick Gail “Jelly” Horne have devoted more than half...
Woman accused of possession in two stops over three-day period
BERWICK — A woman with a cracked windshield was pulled over by police twice in three days in May and charged with drug...
‘Out-of-network’ charges can rack up thousands of dollars
WASHINGTON — Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the...
June 22, 2019
Council vows modifications as mayor threatens a veto
BERWICK — Council members here passed a new ordinance banning tractor truck trailers, utility trailers, box trucks and...
BU group says bird boxes helping tree swallow chicks rebound
BLOOMSBURG — The research efforts of one group of Bloomsburg University faculty and students to help save a bird...
Coal Township man faces several charges
DANVILLE — A father allegedly used his pre-teen son to sell crystal meth to an undercover cop. Michael John Scott, 31...
Precipitation amounts can vary wildly across map
This past week brought us a month’s rainfall. Exactly how wet has it been? Over the past seven days, the region...