Press Enterprise Archives

December 25, 2018
Officials: Muncy Creek and Bloom centers accept drop-offs, no charge
DANVILLE — Montour County has discontinued its recycling program while it seeks less costly ways to offer the service...
Police: Robber fled with bag of money
BERWICK — A robber pulled a gun on a KB Dollar worker on the way out of the store Sunday night, escaping with a bag of...
Men from Bloom, Danville attend college, charges say
FRONT ROYAL, Va. — Authorities here say it will take about $5,000 to repair damage caused by a college dormitory fire...
Motorists’ benefits mix with unwanted marketing pitches, government surveillance
SAN FRANCISCO — That holiday trip over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house could turn into nice...
December 24, 2018
BU student allegedly misidentified foe at bus stop from previous fight
BLOOMSBURG — A man waiting at a Bloomsburg University campus bus stop on a recent afternoon was sucker-punched by a BU...
It’s the lone female-run legal office in Columbia, Montour counties
BLOOMSBURG — A pair of women have taken charge of a law firm that’s been doing business in town nearly 50 years....
Bloom restaurant posts shutdown news on Facebook
BLOOMSBURG — Balzano’s Italian Kitchen, a mainstay downtown here for 20 years, announced that it closed its doors for...
Police: Package thefts surge during the season
ALLENTOWN (AP) — Home surveillance cameras appear to be making a difference in the battle against “porch pirates” —...
Paula was hopeful that 2018 would be a good year. Instead, the mother of four faced homelessness, sickness and the...
December 23, 2018
Bloom anesthesiologist also charged with recklessly endangering patient
BLOOMSBURG — A doctor lost his legal fight to dismiss charges he was driving drunk minutes after supervising a patient’...
BJ’s eases its way back into business in Danville four years after fire
DANVILLE — BJ’s is back, though the reincarnation of the popular bar and restaurant destroyed by fire more than four...
Bloom man accused of sexual assault on Berwick girl, 15
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man awaiting trial on charges of kidnap and rape argued recently in court that detectives...
Woman ordered to repay nearly $8G she admitted stealing from LCCC dental clinic
WILKES-BARRE — A Berwick woman accused of embezzling from Luzerne County Community College’s Nanticoke dental clinic...
Pam and Jeff and their three children, Tim, 12, Lisa, 10, and Karen, 7, recently lost their house in a fire. The...
December 22, 2018
Bloomsburg eatery owners to appeal ruling
BLOOMSBURG — A couple in a long-standing dispute over a shade tree say they plan to appeal a recent court decision...
Police report finding ‘one-pot’ rigs at home in Briar Creek Township
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — Police were called to a home after pots of suspected methamphetamine were allegedly discovered...
Bloomsburg residents wonder about runoff from housing plan
BLOOMSBURG — The town council approved a request to change the zoning designation of a property on East Ninth Street...
Inmate admits supplying heroin that resulted in death
WILLIAMSPORT — An Orangeville man has admitted he supplied the heroin that killed a man who overdosed inside a Press...
Amy and Rick have been working hard over the past year to save up enough money to purchase a home for their family,...
December 21, 2018
Montour County commissioners: Federal ‘sanctuary’ listing a mistake
DANVILLE — Montour County’s commissioners remain miffed a federal agency continues to list their county as a “sanctuary...
Suspect is accused of hiding in Eyers Grove home, taking keys, car, cash
MILLVILLE — Doug and Susan Smith knew a thief was on the loose near their home in Eyers Grove last month. Police had...
Berwick-area man jailed on $50G bail
CATAWISSA — A Berwick-area man accused of breaking into a garage and stealing parts to rebuild his truck was jailed...
HERSHEY (AP) — Bakers are complaining something is amiss with Hershey’s Kisses. The chocolate candy’s trademark tips...
When Rachel lost her job in June, she was hopeful she would get another one right away, but that didn’t happen. The...
December 20, 2018
Bloom man’s alleged theft spree included two vehicles, shotgun
GREENWOOD TWP. — A Bloomsburg man went on a theft spree in Eyers Grove last month — arriving in a stolen SUV and...
Nescopeck police ask for tips to solve rash of vehicle break-ins
NESCOPECK — When borough Police Chief Richard Haraschak started work Wednesday morning, several reports of break-ins...
Police say sun blinded first motorist in chain reaction; 28 NW pupils escape harm
HUNTINGTON MILLS — A driver blinded by the sun crashed into the back of a school bus carrying 28 children, causing a...
Woman fined $300 plus $172 in court costs after plea
SCOTT TWP. — The mother of a junior high student involved in a dispute with other students at a Central Columbia...
Man diagnosed with crippling Parkinson’s disease
Most holiday seasons, Helen and Bill were busy helping others have a good Christmas. Whether working for local...
December 19, 2018
Council, controversial developer join in cutting hike from 9 to 2.5 percent
BLOOMSBURG — After a nearly three-hour budget workshop and a surprising collaboration with developer Matt Zoppetti,...
St. Nick shifts appearances to downtown shop, TreeFest this year
BLOOMSBURG — The appearance of Santa’s Cottage in front of the Bloomsburg Diner at the intersection of Main Street and...
Woman told judge she planned to give food to the needy
BERWICK — A Berwick woman gave up her preliminary hearing for felony shoplifting charges here recently, but not before...
Columbia inmate charged with assault
BLOOMSBURG — An inmate broke another prisoner’s jaw during a fight at Columbia County Prison, arrest papers say....
Fire chief: Son of Benton-area cabin’s owner was about to move in
JACKSON TWP. — A fire leveled an unoccupied cottage here Tuesday morning. The blaze was called in to the emergency...
December 18, 2018
Woman says former husband even attached GPS tracker to her vehicle
BERWICK — A woman here says her ex-husband stalked her, going so far as to hide a GPS tracker on her vehicle. Jennifer...
Dwindling membership erodes once-active rural promotion group
NUMIDIA — The Roaring Creek Valley Grange’s membership has plummeted from more than 250 in the late 1980s to fewer than...
Catawissa Police seek Berwick-area owner of Dodge Ram pickup
Press Enterprise Managing Editor CATAWISSA — Police are looking for a Berwick-area man who they say stole parts off...
Wapwallopen man suffered gash to head in Berwick crash
BERWICK — A 24-year-old man was taken to the hospital Monday morning after he crashed his bicycle into the side of a...
Ex-in-law to learn fate in Spencer slaying Dec. 27
BLOOMSBURG —Sentencing for convicted killer Anthony Rocco Franklin in the 2012 murder of his son-in-law Frank Spencer...
December 17, 2018
Official: Chain to decide soon on building store on Route 11
SCOTT TWP. — Dollar General is looking to add a new store along Columbia Boulevard here. Spokeswoman Angela Petkovic...
First, GIs party at Danville Reserve Center
DANVILLE —Dozens of Pennsylvania Army National Guard troops who train here will say goodbye to families and leave...
Ex-wife serving life+ in Spencer murder
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Maria Sanutti-Spencer’s request for an appeal of her conviction in the...
Charges: Nescopeck driver said he couldn’t hear without glasses
BERWICK — A Nescopeck man who forced a police officer to slam on his patrol car’s brakes in order to avoid a collision...
Mom, dad of four kids under 10 ask for food, gifts
As Christmas approaches, Joyce and Joe are counting their pennies, hoping to put together a nice holiday for their four...
December 16, 2018
Bomb call chases graduation ceremony to smaller hall
BLOOMSBURG — Hundreds of Bloomsburg University students and family members streamed out of Haas Center for the Arts...
Police: Watches, knives, safe taken
BERWICK — Four Berwick residents broke into a home on Summerhill Avenue on Sept. 19, stealing watches, knives and a...
BERWICK — Police have caught up with a Benton man charged in the robbery of another man inside an apartment here last...
Rose and Philip have lived nearly 70 years without asking anyone for help. And still, when Rose wrote to the Brighter...
December 15, 2018
Probe’s findings of alleged hazing and abuse decried
BLOOMSBURG — Investigators have turned up “detailed, credible and corroborated” instances of hazing within the...
Catawissa woman named top honors graduate in two disciplines at BU
Press Enterprise Managing Editor BLOOMSBURG — Going into her final undergraduate semester of classes at Bloomsburg...
Mocanaqua man: Armed worker was paid $360, but didn’t fix fridge
For the Press Enterprise MOCANAQUA — A village man told state police a gun-toting repairman came to his home at least...
Bloomsburg crash killed Sunbury motorist
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man and his son remain hospitalized after the car they were in collided head-on with another car...
December 14, 2018
Coroner confirms Sunbury man died in Route 11 wreck
BLOOMSBURG — A Sunbury man was killed in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon that closed Route 11 near the...
Draft budget shows borough’s recycling, health-care, payroll costs have increased
BERWICK — Council members here are to vote Monday on raising property taxes by 18 percent. If the proposed budget...
Berwick son to ‘be home for Christmas’
BERWICK — A 20-year-old man charged alongside his father after a drug bust at their Summerhill Avenue home last month...
State official says response to giveaway ‘overwhelming’
HARRISBURG — Columbia and Montour county clinics distributing free naloxone as part of a statewide initiative to reduce...
At 72, Jean has learned how to budget her money. Even though the Berwick resident has a modest income of about $1,000...
December 13, 2018
Rohrsburg student remembered as ‘pleasant, upbeat’
ROHRSBURG — A 5-year-old boy crossing the street to get to his school bus stop was hit by a pickup and killed Wednesday...
Defendant, 18, also admitted trespassing
BLOOMSBURG — As Bloomsburg University Police questioned a woman suspected of being involved in a fight, she allegedly...
Robbery suspect accused of heist at Bloomsburg gift shop
BLOOMSBURG — A Philadelphia teen accused of trying to rob a Uni-Mart store here in November was charged Wednesday in...
ER doctor would ‘be thrilled’ to head up Geisinger
DANVILLE — Dr. Jaewon Ryu became Geisinger’s interim CEO at the start of December, and he confirmed his interest in...
December 12, 2018
Bloom woman, man had shoeless spat in cold, on drugs, charges say
ESPY — A man and a woman seen shoeless and arguing in the middle of Central Road were both charged with being...
Owners of Terrapin’s Cantina make ‘Room’ for new venture, menu
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Three years after closing the doors on Terrapin’s Cantina, Donnie and Nancy Fought have opened the...
Cops: Man lured Buckhorn clerk into game room
BUCKHORN — A Bucks County man was jailed on charges he sexually assaulted a hotel clerk at Comfort Suites here, arrest...
Toni Ann has been battling pancreatic cancer for three long years. And although she was able to work for the first...
Commissioners hope disaster funding will cover up to $1 million cost to replace Anthony Township span destroyed by flooding
DANVILLE — An Anthony Township bridge that was destroyed by flooding earlier this year will be replaced, but not in the...