Press Enterprise Archives

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...
October 29, 2018
Squabble over feeding the squirrels at Berwick park spirals into charges
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A rivalry that began over feeding squirrels at Berwick’s Test Track Park has allegedly escalated to...
Police find bloodied girlfriend along road, arrest Benton man
BENTON — Officers responding to a frantic 9-1-1 call found a bloodied and bruised woman who’d been left along a road in...
Bloom Police hunt driver who fled from Iron Street damage
BLOOMSBURG — A hit-and-run driver damaged an art gallery’s window and three parked cars downtown early Sunday, police...
He’ll serve time for role in ‘Philly Boys’ drug ring
BLOOMSBURG —Despite his family’s pleas for leniency, a 21-year-old man was sentenced to nearly two years in state...
Motorist pulled over by police allegedly had marijuana in car
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — When a police officer noticed a dose of Narcan in the glove compartment of a vehicle stopped because...
October 28, 2018
Woman also cited in spat after son’s football game
BLOOMSBURG — A Catawissa man allegedly punched his estranged wife’s van, causing an estimated $1,300 in damage, during...
$35M distribution center planned at Buckhorn
BUCKHORN — A $35 million distribution center for commercial kitchen equipment is planned for a vacant 42-acre site near...
School alone in region for nationwide honor, one of 19 in state
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg High School was one of 19 Pennsylvania schools and the region’s only school to receive “high...
Fight allegedly erupted over cigarettes
DANVILLE — A Coal Township man trashed the home of his girlfriend’s grandmother during an argument over cigarettes and...
Wounded suspect charged with hate, weapons crimes
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A gunman who’s believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a...
October 27, 2018
Bloomsburg woman, 53, told authorities she is addicted to alcohol
SCOTT TWP. — A woman who had worked as a caretaker is accused of twice stealing pain medication from an elderly woman’s...
Buck was trapped in pit at Geisinger
Press Enterprise staff DANVILLE —Fire volunteers and a state game officer used ladders and ropes to extract a male...
Berwick firm lost $1,397, cops say
Press Enterprise staff BERWICK — A Berwick woman is accused of forgery and theft while employed at the Berwick Notary...
Florida man allegedly targeted prominent Trump critics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who...
October 26, 2018
Non-profit showcases rent-to-own homes
BERWICK — Twenty-four new houses will soon be ready for rent by working families — people the developers hope will...
SCOTT TWP. — A home health aide admitted stealing collectible coins from a man she was hired to care for, police say,...
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville State Hospital patient with a history of violence attacked two nurses who accompanied her to...
Police: Contractor’s equipment used in heist
MIFFLIN TWP. — A brazen thief stole more than $30,000 worth of equipment from a construction project using the...
Apple tracking app, security footage allegedly led to suspect
SCOTT TWP, — A woman found an iPhone in a restroom at Giant Foods but failed to return it to store officials or police...
October 25, 2018
Developer says he’s moving ahead with 48-bed project in Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG — While the town is still grappling with whether to allow a drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation facility on a...
Animal cruelty alleged
FISHING CREEK TWP — A woman is accused of tying up three cats and leaving them unattended inside a zipped-up tent at a...
Bloom, Berwick shelters join forces for feature at Teen Center party
BERWICK — Teens throughout Columbia County have a chance to test their wits against a new escape room at the Berwick...
SCOTT TWP. — A 35-year-old man who was pulled over for the “125th” time because of vehicle violations tried hiding a...
Zoners allow variances to convert Mill Street building into upscale housing
DANVILLE — The former Danville Manor, which has been unoccupied for the last six years, could soon become dorm-style...
DANVILLE — Danville’s zoning board unanimously approved variances requested by the borough and the police department...
October 24, 2018
Danville-area man accused of cooking drug in Washingtonville
WASHINGTONVILLE — A couple playing with their child outside the old Washingtonville school uncovered a suspected meth...
Volunteers move historic Mooresburg aircraft lookout to new home
MOORESBURG — A watchtower that once stood guard against invading airplanes in World War II is again in public view...
BERWICK — A drunken man allegedly attacked his father in a dispute over a cell phone, then threatened to kill a police...
State expands income rules
HARRISBURG (AP) — More older Pennsylvanians will qualify for prescription drug assistance under newly enacted...
Vandal fashioned heavy metal bolt and tire chains into booby trap to damage harvester, police say
BEAVER TWP. — A farmer’s field was booby trapped with tire chains and a massive steel bolt in what appears to be a “...
October 23, 2018
Suit response: Ousted dean inflated complaint against president
WILLIAMSPORT — Bloomsburg University says that fired former business dean Jeffrey Krug is exaggerating a secretary’s...
Descendants of Jackson family maid bring chairs home to Berwick
BERWICK — After more than a hundred years, and with the help of a surprise discovery on the back of an old photograph,...
Danville woman says former boss propositioned her in exchange for job
DANVILLE — A Danville woman testified Monday that her former boss repeatedly groped her in empty guest rooms and a...
Woman refuses plea deal, defends herself
BERWICK — A Berwick woman arrested for being confrontational after police took her suicidal brother into custody...
HARRISBURG — A look at where the two candidates for Pennsylvania governor — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican...
October 22, 2018
Operator of area inns ups reward to $4G for tips on English bulldog
FAIRMOUNT TWP. — A bed and breakfast operator whose English bulldog puppy enjoyed mingling with guests remains...
Woman is accused of attacking police and her fiancé
BERWICK — A woman accused of assaulting police officers after hitting her fiancé with a car says the officers hit her...
Man’s self-published story holds clues to hunt for prize in Berwick
BERWICK — A local man has self-published a new children’s Christmas story with a twist — it comes with a treasure hunt...
Violators will get warnings, increasing fines
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania will place cameras in highway construction work zones as part of a pilot program to...
Patient, 51, also allegedly wielded pill crusher in assault
MILLVILLE — A resident of a Millville nursing home assaulted a nurse with his wheelchair and a pill crusher, later...
October 21, 2018
Bloom woman allegedly tried to bilk insurer by lying about hail damage
SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg woman is accused of filing a fraudulent insurance claim on a car she bought at a discount...
Zoners: Business doesn’t need a special exception
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — The Freas Farm Winery can have outdoor entertainment, without the township having to grant it a...
With some help from technology, Millville vet finds comrade in arms, returns his letters
MILLVILLE — Fifty-two years ago, a 19-year-old soldier getting discharged promised to mail a coffee can of love letters...
Callers impersonate utility staff, ask for prepaid cards
BENTON — Scam artists have been posing as PPL staffers, calling local numbers here and demanding payment for what they...
Company: Coach full of visitors from Australia, New Zealand
CHILLISQUAQUE — A Sunbury man was identified Saturday as the driver killed in a violent crash involving two pickups and...
October 20, 2018
Police and school superintendent appeal for information
CATAWISSA TWP. — Police continue to investigate whether the death by suicide of a 14-year-old girl here was caused by...
Officials: Nearly three dozen hurt in Chillisquaque
CHILLISQUAQUE — An apparent head-on crash between a pickup and a tour bus killed the driver of the smaller vehicle and...
BERWICK — Berwick Hospital Center is reaching out to the community by offering free hernia screenings and other...
Bloomsburg woman also cited, records say
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man, accused of punching and choking his girlfriend when she charged he was cheating, has...
Fantasy gift guide offers jaunts around globe, custom candy
NEW YORK —Need a $7.1 million yacht? How about jumping out of a plane on a top secret spy mission with a $315,000 price...
October 19, 2018
PASSHE leader forming task force to help university students, establish new culture
BLOOMSBURG — Due to a shrinking population of high school graduates, declining college enrollment, and diminished...
Council president says there’s little to be done about public space use
BERWICK — Neighbors are taking up too much on-street parking, two residents on different streets complained to council...
Police: Hunlock Creek woman hit BU student
ORANGEVILLE — A woman from Hunlock Creek was in critical condition after her SUV drifted into the path of a full-size...
HARRISBURG (AP) — Tougher penalties for repeat DUI offenders will soon become state law following passage by the...
BLOOMSBURG — A state representative hopes to gather a coalition of municipalities along Fishing Creek to apply for...