December 2, 2015 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

Tentative plan calls for tax hike

SUNBURY — A tentative $66 million operating budget for 2016 that calls for a twomill tax increase for debt service incurred for the construction of a new county prison was approved Tuesday by Northumberland County commissioners.   More...

Human Services union employees to receive 4-percent retroactive raises

SUNBURY — Union employees in the Northumberland County Human Services Department will receive a four-percent wage increase under a collective bargaining agreement reached with the county commissioners.  More...

Shooting trial begins

SUNBURY— According to prosecutors, Carol Whary took the law into her own hands. That’s what the prosecution told jurors during opening statementsMonday in the trial for the Zerbe Township woman accused of shooting at her stepson last December. More...

Skill, technique prevail

COAL TOWNSHIP — Students in the collision repair, automotive technology and cosmetology programs at the Northumberland County Career and Technology Center (NCCTC) got a crash course Tuesday in a career path open to all three disciplines after graduat More...

Coroner: Pastor in wreck had cardiac event

SUNBURY— An area minister was pronounced dead of natural causes after a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of routes 61 and 809 Tuesday afternoon. More...

A FEW NOTES FROM SANTA

• Letters scheduled to be read on Tuesday’s Letters to Santa show will be read on Thursday’s program instead.  • Also, some letters may not have gotten through to santa@newsitem.com because of an issue with an email server. More...

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