June 18, 2016 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

Shamokin grads told to 'take chances, not selfies'

BY LARRY DEKLINSKI The News-Item larry_d@newsitem.com COAL TOWNSHIP -- There was an abundance of selfies taken at Shamokin Area's commencement Friday -- even the first ever Principal Chris Venna.   More...

Resilience key for Line Mountain Class of 2016

MANDATA — Resilience was the word of the night at Line Mountain School District’s 50th graduation ceremony. Speakers at the ceremony, held Friday night beneath cloudless skies at Eagles Stadium, reflected back on numerous trials and tribulations More...

Best: $11M mostly wasted on prison; calls for halt to all work

SUNBURY — Commissioner Kym Best says Northumberland County government's failure to cancel contracts when it changed plans for the site of a new prison and other dubious decisions have rung up an $11 million bill for taxpayers, much of it wasted.  More...

Woman bites arm of Coal Twp. chief

COAL TOWNSHIP — A Mount Carmel woman who became combative while being treated at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital Thursday morning bit Coal Township Police Chief William Carpenter in the left forearm, according to police.  More...

Weatherization trial slated for September 2017

WILLIAMSPORT — Anyone waiting for the conclusion of the weatherization saga will have to wait more than a year longer. Federal Judge Matthew W. Brann issued a schedule Monday with the case listed for a jury trial in September 2017.  More...

MC councilmen battle over borough manager criticism

MOUNT CARMEL – A verbal altercation broke out at Thursday’s borough council meeting after one councilmember lobbed what others deemed was unwarranted criticism at the borough manager.  More...

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