Press Enterprise Archives

November 12, 2018
Judge says footage cast doubt on claim that boss punched waitress
BLOOMSBURG — A restaurant owner cited with punching a waitress in the back was cleared in court Monday after video...
Borough labor may ease cost of job to help neighborhood
BERWICK — A new retention pond at Test Track Park and a new drainage channel running along South Eaton Street might...
Vo-Tech grad fixes, cleans, even builds firearms at Mifflinville shop
MIFFLINVILLE — A full-time gunsmith is joining Curt’s Gun Shop, and he specializes in general repairs, bluing and...
N.J. man fell, needed help into ambulance, according to officers
BLOOMSBURG — A New Jersey man found sitting on the ground by officers had a “vape pen” containing concentrated...
MIFFLINVILLE — A man on heroin and meth crawling shirtless in the Mifflinville Fire Company’s parking lot Oct. 8 pulled...
November 11, 2018
Police: Uni-Mart clerk wrestled BU freshman for cash register
BLOOMSBURG — A clerk wrestled a teen wearing a pumpkin mask to the floor of the Uni-Mart along Lightstreet Road early...
Seattle firm tests for contaminants
SCOTT TWP. — A Seattle firm that employs scientists to test human and pet food for contaminants has opened a new...
The ‘War to End All Wars’ concluded 100 years ago
EDITOR’S NOTE: One hundred years ago today, Americans finally heard the news they had been waiting for: The war that...
MILLVILLE — A woman was seriously injured Saturday when an SUV hopped a curb on Route 42, traveled up a hill and struck...
November 10, 2018
Deputy says she was punished more than men
WILLIAMSPORT — After reviewing evidence of misbehavior in the Columbia County Sheriff’s office, a federal judge has...
Authorities: DUI suspect struck PPL truck in area of collapsed building
BERWICK — A drunken Berwick man drove through police tape blocking roads and parking lots adjacent to the collapsed...
Hemlock Township business to close next week after vote on sale
HEMLOCK TWP. — The owner of Ken’s Cattails Garden Shoppe will be able to sell his Buckhorn property to the Open Door...
VALLEY TWP. — A Bloomsburg woman is listed in critical condition following the crash Wednesday on Route 54 here near...
BLOOMSBURG — A man wearing a Halloween mask attempted to rob a convenience store here early Friday, authorities say....
November 9, 2018
Health system official to work with Google
DANVILLE — Geisinger health system will have a new CEO in 2019 after Thursday night’s bombshell announcement David...
Troopers say two taken to hospital after violent Mooresburg crash
MOORESBURG — Two people were taken to the hospital Thursday after a head-on crash along Liberty Valley Road here, State...
SALEM TWP. — Supervisors here will be getting mixed messages from the two groups charged with advising them about...
Salem Township business opens with $20G donation to fire company
SALEM TWP. — Owners of the Caithness Freedom Generating Station celebrated the opening of the new gas electric plant...
November 8, 2018
Bloomsburg developer argues for transitional housing
BLOOMSBURG — The decision on whether or not to allow a homeless shelter and transitional housing at the former Bloom...
Authorities say female merged into dump truck’s path
VALLEY TWP. — A woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday when a dump truck slammed into her sedan on Route 54 near...
Suit seeks over $50G
DANVILLE — A man claims his left leg was left paralyzed due to improperly placed screws during a spinal fusion surgery...
Fairmount Township resident faces 10-year term
For the Press Enterprise A Fairmount Township man plans to plead guilty to illegally possessing a machine gun in...
Three vehicles involved in accident at busy Berwick intersection
BERWICK — Both drivers claimed they had the right of way when their vehicles collided at a busy intersection here...
November 7, 2018
Democrats on track to tip House; GOP grips Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were on track to gain House control Tuesday night but Republicans held their Senate...
Turnout was high in both Columbia and Montour counties for Tuesday’s midterm elections. In Columbia, 22,183 of 38,681...
Wolff fails to claim even home county
Local voters doubled down on President Donald Trump’s agenda Tuesday, voting for Trump supporter Dan Meuser over...
Bloom victim cited recently over rubbish, records show
BLOOMSBURG —A fire marshal investigating where a fatal Monday fire started had a hard time pinpointing its origin...
Man allegedly stopped at every interstate exit before Mifflinville arrest
MIFFLINVILLE — An “out of control” man high on heroin was stopping at every exit along Interstate 80 while traveling to...
November 6, 2018
Fast-moving blaze guts home on East Fourth Street
BLOOMSBURG — A quick-moving fire killed one person Monday night as it ripped through a home on East Fourth Street,...
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A woman found with 57 watches and several knives under her bed has been charged with receiving...
Columbia, Montour counties number 1,100+ fewer Democrats
This election day finds more local voters registered as Republicans and independents, records show. Since Donald Trump...
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
November 5, 2018
Berwick defendant’s parents blame alcohol for fracas
BERWICK — The mother of a Berwick man who allegedly fought with his father and then threatened an officer’s children...
Man allegedly on pot, coke
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —A Florida man, high on pot and cocaine, drove his pickup head-on into another car on Route 11 near...
Owner of closed video store donates thousands of movies to McBride
BERWICK — Hollywood Video may be closed, but its spirit lives on at McBride Memorial Library — along with about half of...
Fans who miss going to Hollywood Video to talk about movies can reconnect with fellow film-lovers at McBride Memorial...
Bloom suspect found rolling in grass at Berwick senior complex
BERWICK — A man rolling in the grass outside Evan Owen Apartments, yelling that “nobody loved him,” had heroin and...
November 4, 2018
100+ from community visit Bloom synagogue for memorial ceremony
BLOOMSBURG — A week after a deadly attack on a Pittsburgh Jewish community killed 11 and wounded seven others, more...
Police: Infant found in home outside Shick
UNION TWP. — State Police are investigating the death of a 1-day-old child found dead inside a home near Shickshinny on...
Orangeville tenant allegedly tried to forge $4G in checks
FISHING CREEK TWP. —A rural Orangeville woman stole and forged checks to “get back at” her landlord for trying to evict...
That would make hard-hit Columbia areas eligible for federal relief, lawmakers say
Two state lawmakers are hopeful Columbia County will be approved over the next several weeks for a federal disaster...
November 3, 2018
Berwick snack plant may see strike after vote
BERWICK — Workers here rejected a contract offer from Wise Foods Friday with enough votes to call for a strike,...
House hopeful touts his moderate stances
Even though he’s an experienced farmer, Denny Wolff has set himself a tough row to hoe. The 67-year-old is running as...
Berwick couple offering a rarity in Millville area
MILLVILLE — The sign outside the Outa Town Burger Barn boasts that the restaurant’s burgers were “voted best in Pine...
GOP incumbent didn’t respond to queries
ELYSBURG — Incumbent Republican State Rep. Kurt Masser and Democratic challenger Sarah Donnelly will face off in...
Representative race reunites GOP incumbent, former opponent
BLOOMSBURG — A two-time challenger looks to unseat a long-term incumbent for Pennsylvania’s 109th legislative house...
November 2, 2018
NEW YORK — Bloomsburg native Corinna Slusser, 20, went missing more than a year ago in New York City. This week,...
Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of Corinna Slusser is asked to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or...
GOP hopeful seeking Congress seat Tuesday
The only criticism candidate Dan Meuser has for his fellow Republicans now in office is some aren’t moving fast enough...
Former milkman allegedly scammed people for $7,400
MIDDLEBURG — A former milkman stole $7,400 from acquaintances by telling them he needed help paying his young son’s...
BLOOMSBURG — A town man choked his girlfriend after she told him she wanted to break up, arrest papers state. Thomas...
November 1, 2018
Longtime camper says he’s in ‘handshake’ deal for about $1M
BENTON — A potential new buyer for Mill Race Golf Course and campsite here is a longtime visitor to the area, who has...
Killer of ex-son-in law may hear even longer sentence at court date before Christmas
BLOOMSBURG — The week before Christmas convicted killer Anthony Rocco Franklin is scheduled to be sentenced to life in...
Family surprised to find crippled pug in late man’s trailer residence
MILLVILLE — When a man’s family began cleaning up his trailer home after he died, they found a severely malnourished...
Patient alleges painful ulcer lasted nearly a year; hospital officials say they will investigate allegations
DANVILLE — A man who claims he suffered for almost a year with a preventable bedsore is suing Geisinger Medical Center...
Studies: Neurological disorder may start in gut, not brain
WASHINGTON — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson’s disease may get its start not in the brain but in the...
October 31, 2018
Catawissa-area woman allegedly stole $5G+ for lunches, power bill
SCOTT TWP. — A longtime accountant for the Columbia-Montour Scouts of America allegedly stole more than $5,000 from the...
Passenger in truck: Boy ‘just bolted’ into street at trick-or-treat night in downtown
BERWICK — A small child was flown to Geisinger Medical after he was hit by a vehicle while trick-or-treating downtown...
Stronghold medieval-style games serve as tool in youth ministry
DANVILLE — Two groups of young combatants charged at each other, brandishing foam swords and spears on Hess Field. As...
Chief: Tenant in Berwick senior building fought flames with broom
BERWICK — A Spring Garden Terrace tenant burned her hand and legs Tuesday afternoon when a grease fire erupted in her...
Briar Creek Township official says bus company and winery must take up complaints with state
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — Two businesses here complained to the township supervisors Monday night about letters they received...
October 30, 2018
Man, 20, barricaded in rural Bloom home shot himself, authorities say
BEAVER TWP. — A 20-year-old man fatally shot himself after he beat his girlfriend and then barricaded himself in the...
Area counts 22 female Cubs so far
ORANGEVILLE — A recent Cub Scout camp-out at the Orangeville carnival grounds looked like any from previous decades,...
Local group, Jewish community organize memorials for the 11 synagogue victims
BLOOMSBURG — Saturday’s massacre inside a Pittsburgh synagogue resonated deeply with Ammon Young of Bloomsburg. As...
Prosecutor says intruder shoved woman who suffered broken ribs
MILLVILLE — A man accused of breaking into a woman’s home, then injuring her when he burst out of hiding and ran past...