Press Enterprise Archives

September 4, 2019
Police: Gardens of Orangeville staffer taken for $1,670
ORANGEVILLE — A patient at the Gardens of Orangeville who was given permission to use a staff’s debit card to make a...
Bloomsburg customers allege home damaged
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg couple complains their home sustained extensive water damage after they paid to have a new...
Newlyweds’ dog succumbs in Millville blaze
MILLVILLE — A fire that extensively damaged the back of a home here Monday night left a firefighter’s family...
School board cancels tonight’s special meeting
DANVILLE — Danville head football coach Jim Keiser will sit out a second game this week, the school board president...
Danville council OKs a line of credit for flood-protection plan
DANVILLE —Halfway through a major levee-raising project in Danville, it has hit a $1 million snag. Now the borough...
September 3, 2019
Berwick Area United Way regrets it couldn’t offer grant
BERWICK — The head of the Ber-Vaughn Pool is upset that his group didn’t get funded by the Berwick Area United Way this...
Girl Scouts are seeking bras to stretch across Berwick-Nescopeck Bridge
BERWICK — Local Girl Scouts are hoping to collect 500 new and used bras to string about a quarter-mile across the...
Man is charged in Bloomsburg fracas
BLOOMSBURG — A man chambered a round in a pistol while yelling at a group of men here, and then he and friends tried to...
Cops: Bloomsburg woman violated probation
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A woman is accused of tilting a quarter drop machine at a convenience store and stealing about $20...
Judge admonishes Berwick man who had ‘a very bad day’
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man who pointed a semiautomatic pistol at his father and demanded $5 in gas money earlier this...
September 2, 2019
Parents allegedly put neglected kids in danger with spat over Facebook
CATAWISSA — A phone, a windshield and a rearview mirror were smashed during a couple’s fight over Facebook in a moving...
Man allegedly crashed at triple legal booze level
SALEM TWP. — A man who had to be flown to the hospital after wrecking his Jeep turned out to be drunk, police say....
Benton group turns retired U.S. flags into keepsakes for veterans
BENTON — A group of seniors here is honoring local veterans by giving them their own pieces of history to carry. The...
Civil liberties groups warn of privacy threat in ‘smart video’
Paul Hildreth peered at a display of dozens of images from security cameras surveying his Atlanta school district and...
Vehicle was not insured, police say
SALEM TWP. — A 51-year-old man allegedly stole a car from a nursing home patient, then crashed it. Here’s what police...
September 1, 2019
Suspect allegedly had drug items
BLOOMSBURG — A town man was slashed in his midsection by a stranger he noticed loitering near his neighbor’s garage...
Berwick woman says trail led to house full of parts
BERWICK — A mother who tracked down her sons’ stolen bicycles says the house where she found one of them was filled...
‘This was not an easy decision,’ Sacco owner says
BERWICK — Sacco Beer Distributor closed its doors here for the last time Saturday, bowing to a changing market after 86...
At least five are dead after gunman hijacked USPS vehicle, opened fire, authorities report
ODESSA, Texas (AP) — At least five people were killed in West Texas after a man who was stopped by state troopers when...
Auto group urges drivers and pedestrians to be careful
DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed by drivers running red lights has hit a 10-year high, and AAA is urging...
August 31, 2019
Official: Common sense to balance floodplain rules
BLOOMSBURG — Arguments over the new floodplain ordinance that boiled over at a Town Council meeting last month have led...
Animal Resource Center has set up growing fundraiser in Scott Township
SCOTT TWP. — For 19 years, the Animal Resource Center’s yard sale has led a nomadic existence — moving at least seven...
BLOOMSBURG — A town man is accused of breaking a girl’s jaw by punching her in the face during an early-morning fight...
BLOOMSBURG — A driver who passed out at the drive-through window of McDonald’s was charged with driving while drug-...
Suspect, 35, also facing weapon, nuisance rubbish charges
SALEM TWP. — A 35-year-old man said he was trying to clear an old camper when he started ripping it apart and burning...
August 30, 2019
Woman, 35, allegedly injured family and damaged truck
SALEM TWP. — A woman called her uncle for a ride home from a bar, then allegedly attacked him and his daughter in a...
Downtown ice cream shop offering a dozen flavors from famed Creamery
BLOOMSBURG — Serving up a dozen flavors of the popular Penn State Creamery ice cream, Gina Talanca’s lifelong dream of...
Danville woman seeking $4G in ‘good home’ case
MAHONING TWP. — Six months after a Danville woman gave away a “zony,” the animal — a cross between a pony and a zebra...
BLOOMSBURG — Smoke from construction work on a new learning center prompted a brief evacuation of the Bloomsburg Area...
August 29, 2019
Salem Township retiree to serve two to three years in child-porn case
For the Press Enterprise WILKES-BARRE — A longtime Berwick Area school teacher and coach pleaded guilty Wednesday to...
Older patients offered extra care, CEO says
DANVILLE — Geisinger has begun opening new physician clinics for senior citizens that double as community centers with...
DANVILLE — Geisinger employees who become parents will be able to take up to two weeks off with pay to devote time to...
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man and a Danville woman who were caught “exploring” in the middle of the night on the second...
Shrinking prison population, costs blamed for nearly 400 lost jobs
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is planning to close another prison, as the inmate population continues to decline and prison...
August 28, 2019
Suspect free after posting $100G bail
CATAWISSA — A former supervisor and secretary-treasurer accused of stealing more than $180,000 from her own township’s...
Bloom floodwall project runs into $300G+ cleanup
BLOOMSBURG — Floodwall construction hit an expensive snag this month with the discovery of the old town dump along...
Danville man evicted from trailer visited former residence, made threats, charges say
DANVILLE — A Danville man evicted from a trailer in July illegally entered the same trailer Aug. 21, brandishing a...
Danville-area group to host fundraiser for new Montour cop pup
DANVILLE — Local residents have banded together to raise money to provide training and support for “Rooster,” a drug-...
Man allegedly tore down smoke detector in second arrest for property damage
DANVILLE — A patient at Danville State Hospital, already facing charges for damaging property, has been arrested again...
August 27, 2019
Rec overseers OK year’s lease, see hope
MAHONING TWP. — The financially struggling Montour Area Recreation Commission agreed to renew its lease with Talen...
Grand gateway building clears early hurdles with town council
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Fair took its first steps toward building a grand new entrance along the west end of the...
Driver allegedly fled, abandoning 1,000 bags of drug
BERWICK — Police here are looking for a motorist who they say fled a traffic stop, leaving behind his shoes as well as...
Some residents question wait, safety of detour
MAHONING TWP. — Supervisors here say they’re one step closer to reopening Bald Top Road after its closure in late May...
100th Ralpho All Home Days to host traveling attacks memorial
ELYSBURG — A traveling exhibit that honors the victims, survivors and first responders of the Sept. 11 attacks will...
August 26, 2019
Neighbor of Berwick-area business says road is too risky and petitions PennDOT
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — The popularity of a local bar has made the stretch of Route 93 in front of it too dangerous for...
Central grad serving Pa. Dutch home cooking at Philly restaurant
PHILADELPHIA — Growing up in a trailer in Hetlerville, Adam Diltz never traveled outside Pennsylvania until his senior...
Man allegedly had unrestrained child in car, resisted cops
BLOOMSBURG — A man who appeared intoxicated wrecked a car on Mainville Drive with his 8-year-old granddaughter unbelted...
Berwick suspect denied any ‘inappropriate’ behavior in the presence of lone female clerk
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man is accused of entering the Infinity Vapes shop downtown and twice fondling himself in front...
Meth suspect also charged with aggravated assault, resisting
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — An Espy man who refused to hand over a bandana containing multiple needles and other items of drug...
August 25, 2019
Former Safety Light cleanup still underway
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Central Columbia school officials have had discussions with the Environmental Protection Agency...
Former beauty queen battled through mental illness, addiction
BERWICK — Erin Campbell says going blind saved her life. The former beauty queen spent years in a downward spiral as...
Bloom manager sets her sights on budget, employees’ morale and business climate
BLOOMSBURG — It’s been less than a month since Lisa Dooley took over as town manager, but she’s already got a wish list...
Woman allegedly tested at nearly twice the legal limit after accident near entrance to Knoebels
ELYSBURG — A woman traveling with her 2-year-old daughter in an SUV was allegedly drunk when the SUV struck the...
August 24, 2019
Donations needed, meeting set
WASHINGTONVILLE — A nature preserve here is in danger of closing — and it isn’t the first time. The Montour Area...
BLOOMSBURG — A self-employed heating and air conditioning contractor got up for work Friday only to look outside and...
Authorities: Man was under the influence
UNITYVILLE — Police say a motorist was more than four times over the legal blood-alcohol limit when he smashed into...
Newborns dressed up to commemorate film’s 80th anniversary
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A hospital’s obstetrics department became “Oz”-stetrics as the staff dressed up four newborns as...
August 23, 2019
Judge balked at less prison time for robber who aided drug case
BLOOMSBURG — The man who robbed a dollar store at gunpoint and then threatened bank employees with a bomb three weeks...
Berwick resident, 21, allegedly caught on store video camera
BERWICK — A Berwick man was caught on video stealing a cell phone that had fallen from another man’s pocket near the...
Bloomsburg calzone restaurant is rebranded with expanded menu
BLOOMSBURG — One year ago this week, Bruce Wray launched his first foray into the restaurant business with Calios on...
BERWICK — A Berwick man had a pair of hypodermic needles hidden in his buttocks when probation officers searched him at...
Hunlock Creek woman, Washingtonville man are June’s big winners
BLOOMSBURG — A Hunlock Creek woman and a Washingtonville man both hit it big in the lottery in June. Charlotte...
August 22, 2019
Friend: Man, 55, fell from embankment
ORANGE TWP. — A camper who fell down an embankment into Fishing Creek late Tuesday night, setting off a massive search-...
Commissioners also hope grants will help cover cost
DANVILLE — Montour County has entered into a 10-year, $920,000 agreement with Motorola to buy 263 digital radios —100...
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DANVILLE — The proposed pay for a new hire rankled several Montour County officials, who argued Wednesday their...
BERWICK — A man robbed a convenience store on Freas Avenue at gunpoint Wednesday night, and police were searching for...