Press Enterprise Archives

July 20, 2016
Danville-area man’s neighbor facing charges
ANTHONY TWP. — A Danville-area man walked into his neighbor’s home, woke the sleeping man with a punch to the face,...
Elysburg mom: Vandalism shows need for tolerance
ELYSBURG — Vandals unhappy with an Elysburg mother’s message of support for the Black Lives Matter movement destroyed a...
Cases target police, media, tavern, allege violated rights, marred name
BLOOMSBURG — A man acquitted in a barroom brawl here is suing the police, the media and a downtown establishment,...
Sweet Valley woman sentenced to three months for role in Mifflin Township attempted homicide
BLOOMSBURG —Pamela Susan Favata burst into tears and collapsed into a friend’s arms after hearing Tuesday she must...
July 19, 2016
Feeling threatened, super summons police
MAHONING TWP. — State Police were summoned after an altercation erupted between a supervisor and the head of the...
MAHONING TWP. — Longtime Mahoning Township secretary and treasurer Christine DeLong has quit both jobs. And Supervisor...
Benton pair hits mailbox on rural road
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A sudden rainstorm, a curving road and a recently purchased truck proved too much for a pair of...
Benton-area man thrown after hitting tree stump, coroner says
BENTON TWP. — A man riding his ATV died when he was thrown from his 4-wheeler after it ran into a tree stump, the...
Suspended search subject took his life, coroner says
MORELAND TWP. — The body of a man who was reported missing since Thursday was discovered a half mile from his home,...
No direct link to drilling method found
CHICAGO — Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method...
July 18, 2016
Neighbors oppose apartments for up to 250; zoning change needed
BLOOMSBURG — A proposed apartment complex for up to 250 college students here has raised concerns and rallied neighbors...
Witnesses followed driver who stumbled out of club, police say
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — Two witnesses followed a drunken driver who hit hedges, knocked over a wooden fence post and kept on...
Colorful Hunlock Creek parlor boasts 34 flavors of soft-serve
HUNLOCK CREEK — Lori Ulichney’s first job growing up in Shickshinny was dipping ice cream as a 13-year-old at the Pine...
Philly plaintiff seeks damages of $50G+ and trial before jury
BLOOMSBURG — A woman claims she tripped and fell on a defective sidewalk, and now she’s taking the property owner to...
Official: 36-year-old headed upriver after crashing mom’s car, without notifying kin
MADISON TWP. — Search efforts for a man missing since wrecking his mother’s car Thursday were called off Sunday after...
July 17, 2016
Officials: Child, 8, seen floating face down in pool
FRANKLIN TWP. — An 8-year-old boy died while swimming in the Crystal Pool at Knoebels Amusement Resort on Saturday...
Loner built 740-acre Waller estate revealed after sale for $3.3M
WALLER — You would never guess from the roads that run below. But sitting on the top of the wooded hill, hidden from...
Latorre to see $60G bonus for longevity
DANVILLE — Danville Area’s superintendent got a $14,000 salary bump in a new three-year contract, plus she will receive...
Smartphone game sends players in search of monsters in real world
BLOOMSBURG — The “Pokemon Go” craze has hit our area. Players are walking around Bloomsburg, looking to catch cartoon...
I love a good scavenger hunt, and Pokemon Go fits the bill. But I have three gripes. All are technical issues. First...
July 16, 2016
Former Mahoning Township top cop reveals ‘grief’ of PTSD struggle
BLOOMSBURG — On the May 2015 day that turned his world upside down, former Mahoning Township Police Chief Chad Thomas...
Columbia County specialist: Medication just one threat to our taps
For the Press Enterprise SCOTT TWP. — An official with the Columbia County Conservation District says people should...
SCOTT TWP. — A man was taken to the hospital for a drug overdose early Friday while two of his companions were arrested...
Geisinger Health Plan building cleared
MAHONING TWP. — Geisinger Health Plan’s Hughes Center was evacuated early Friday due to a fire started by a...
For the Press Enterprise WILKES-BARRE — Twin brothers accused as the kingpins in a nationwide anabolic steroids ring...
July 15, 2016
Catawissa senior’s lawyer cites possum posse athletes
CATAWISSA — The stray kitten a man allegedly poisoned with antifreeze was no different than any other “vermin” invading...
Lease termination ousting Bloomsburg restaurant after 60 years
BLOOMSBURG — Speer’s Kitchen will serve its last customer today, and for the first time in more than 60 years, the...
Bulldogs booster has appealed visitor ban
BERWICK — A Bulldogs “super-fan” who was banned from Berwick Area School District property saw his federal lawsuit...
DANVILLE — Police say a Danville woman swung a pole at her boyfriend, cutting him above his eye and causing heavy...
Berwick defendant’s restitution to be determined at later hearing
BLOOMSBURG — A caretaker who stole from a woman’s home — then harassed her by phone after being arrested —was sentenced...
July 14, 2016
Ex-BU student, friend face 10 years in Bloomsburg theft
BLOOMSBURG — Two men pleaded guilty Wednesday in an armed robbery at a downtown jewelry store during which a clerk was...
Columbia County officials back project
BLOOMSBURG — A lawyer fighting to block a rodeo complex in North Centre Township argued in court Wednesday that the...
Expert: Berwick home’s old porch didn’t meet modern requirements
BERWICK — Witnesses said a worker broke his wrist and ankle after a porch supporting his ladder peeled off a house and...
Complainant wants man to pay for her medical expenses
ARISTES — A woman slipped and fell on her neighbor’s icy sidewalk, and now she’s taking him to court, a lawsuit says....
BLOOMSBURG — A man accused in a July 4 holdup at a town convenience store has waived a hearing on robbery charges....
July 13, 2016
Reactor operators disabled safety net before shutdown, officials say
SALEM TWP. — Three senior reactor operators have been temporarily disqualified after they took a safety system offline...
Court documents air accuser’s testimony of coach’s brush-off
HARRISBURG —Penn State coach Joe Paterno was told by a teen boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had...
Police: Berwick woman broke ankle, collarbone in Salem wreck
SALEM TWP. — A Berwick woman lost control of her truck and smashed into a utility pole, breaking several bones in an...
Man says he slipped on wet floor at Quaker Steak
BUCKHORN — A customer slipped and fell on a wet bathroom floor here at Quaker Steak & Lube, a new lawsuit says....
July 12, 2016
Business owner could face 10-year term over errant delivery
BLOOMSBURG — A business owner pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a large amount of crystal meth that was mistakenly...
Bloom church’s organist counts the Bicentennial Choir among her accomplishments
For the Press Enterprise BLOOMSBURG — When 88-year-old Pat Gensemer finished playing the organ June 12, it marked the...
Bloom-area man who allegedly sold pot and drove high with kids ordered to rehab court
BLOOMSBURG — A South Centre Township man arrested for driving under the influence of drugs with two small children in...
Woman claims Elysburg widower threatened her, hit boy
ELYSBURG — Just days after his wife’s death, a man threatened his mother-in-law and bragged about buying a gun, the...
State court decides in favor of ruling by Columbia judge
BLOOMSBURG — A state court has upheld an Almedia’s man prison sentence of nearly 15 years for fatally stabbing his best...
July 11, 2016
Catawissa-area homeowners’ insurer is seeking $71G from maker, vendor
CATAWISSA TWP. — A defective battery charger sparked a fire at a house here, causing more than $71,000 in damage, a new...
Man who claims ties to U.N. wants shield from ‘annoyance’
BLOOMSBURG — A self-proclaimed United Nations “ambassador for peace” is seeking a federal “protective order” against...
Women win court bans on Berwick, Bloom men
A man beat up his girlfriend on Father’s Day after he was denied a jailhouse visit with his incarcerated daughter, the...
Case claims Salem couple failed to clear ice, provide lighting
SALEM TWP. — A newspaper carrier broke her wrist after slipping on an icy driveway at a subscriber’s home, a lawsuit...
July 10, 2016
Children blame acute-care hospital, nurse, doctor for death of mom, 82
DANVILLE — An 82-year-old woman died at Select Specialty Hospital after a nurse mistakenly inserted a feeding tube into...
Propane tank suspect in blaze that destroyed uninsured rural home
MADISON TWP. — A burning propane tank appears to have started a fire that left a family of four, including an 8-year-...
Kin: Victim was lively and loving
POINT TWP. — The driver who died Friday morning after crashing head-on into a tractor-trailer here was a Benton man,...
Torsella says he’d boost college, retirement savings options
FRANKLIN TWP. — Berwick native Joe Torsella stopped at Knoebels Saturday for the DemFest picnic — the first of three...
FRANKLIN TWP. — The recent FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to handle Department of State...
July 9, 2016
Bloomsburg man charged with incest after Bloomsburg teen gives birth
BLOOMSBURG — A 15-year-old girl told police her father got her pregnant while “teaching her sex education” and having...
Bloomsburg resident, 51, is facing charges
BLOOMSBURG — A Nescopeck man wound up with a loaded gun pointed in his face after he came looking for an ex-girlfriend...
Group bringing back World War II-era garden
BERWICK — In July 1944, when the ladies of the Berwick Garden Club planted a memorial rose garden honoring those who...
MAHONING TWP. — A church is interested in buying the Danville Elks lodge, but it needs a zoning change first. The...
NORTHUMBERLAND — A 28-year-old man died Friday after his car crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer in Northumberland...
July 8, 2016
Mifflinville man, 31, will have to register as sex offender
BLOOMSBURG — A Central Columbia High School teacher who resigned earlier this year for allegedly having sexual contact...
Catawissa man says he’ll comply with ‘ridiculous’ federal rules
MONTOUR TWP. — Advertising that’s been on two cabooses along Route 42 for years has caught PennDOT’s attention. The...
DANVILLE — Police say a Danville man broke into a beer distributor here, danced around before stealing a bag of chips,...
BLOOMSBURG — In a bid to bulk up attendance from locals who can’t stomach the $8 ticket price, this year the Bloomsburg...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recommending that federal regulators take a closer look at two alternative...
July 7, 2016
University officials seek state’s OK for wine or beer with performances
BLOOMSBURG — Tickets to some Celebrity Artist Series shows could soon come with an option to sip wine or beer during...
12-year-old keeps his early-aging disease in perspective
BRIAR CREEK — A rare genetic disorder makes a 12-year-old boy age so rapidly, he’s physically 120 years old. Josiah...
Office wants court to dismiss claims of sex discrimination
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office wants a federal court to dismiss a female deputy’s sexual...
Washingtonville man also lacked valid driver’s license, cops say
LIGHTSTREET — A man without a valid driver’s license made a U-turn in a Ford Mustang on Route 487, and police later...
Pa. woman allegedly threatened to torch victim
MEHOOPANY (AP) — Police say a woman sprayed gasoline on a driver who criticized her for smoking a cigarette while...