January 15, 2016 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

A cool experience

COAL TOWNSHIP — By March, when most people are wishing for warmer temperatures, Kelly McCarthy, science and math teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, will be traveling over the freezing Arctic Circle as part of a polar research exped More...

Court admin is on leave with pay, no word on why

SUNBURY - Northumberland County Court Administrator Brandy Yasenchak has been placed on administrative leave with pay by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC).  Reports provided to The News- Item Wednesday indicated Yasenchak w More...

SASB to view report from arbitrator

COAL TOWNSHIP — If the Shamokin Area School District Board of Directors approves a report issued by a neutral-state arbitrator, three years of contract negotiations will come to an end.  More...

Working smarter

Jared Williams glides a shovel across the ice as he removes a light coating of snow before sharpening up his ice hockey skills on frozen Lake Marie in Beaver Meadows Thursday near Hazleton. More...

Judge asked to deny request to keep law firm in county salary case

SUNBURY — Attorneys hired by two former commissioners will charge the county more than $400 per hour to defend a pay cut, according to documents filed by two sitting commissioners Thursday.  Commissioners Rick Shoch and Sam Schiccatano hav More...

Man charged with DUI for crash near Pool World

SHAMOKIN – Police have charged a Coal Township man with two counts of DUI and other offenses for allegedly causing a two-vehicle accident that seriously injured a Kulpmont woman in December.  More...

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