July 19, 2016 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

1 injured after four-car accident on Route 61

COAL TOWNSHIP — One person was left injured after a four-vehicle collision that occurred around 6 p.m. Monday on State Route 61 at the McDonald’s intersection in Coal Township. More...

3 still wanted in June drug bust

COAL TOWNSHIP — Three suspects charged after police conducted surveillance on a house on Tioga Street in June are wanted by police. A story in Saturday’s edition of The News-Item incorrectly said five suspects had been charged by summons.   More...

Five DUI defendants sentenced

SUNBURY — Five defendants charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance were sentenced Monday in Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas.  More...

Robber, escapee enters guilty plea

SUNBURY — A Shamokin man charged with robbing a cellphone from a person in March and then fleeing from police following his arraignment pleaded guilty Monday to robbery and escape. Peter Pereira, 23, of 224 E. Dewart St., Apt. More...

Arsonist to serve two to four years in state prison

BY MARK GILGER THE NEWS-ITEM mark_g@newsitem.com SUNBURY — A 64-year-old Mount Carmel woman accused of purposely setting her house on fire while being on the verge of eviction was sentenced Monday morning on a felony arson charge to tw More...

Meth lab operator receives state prison time

SUNBURY — A Mount Carmel woman charged with operating a methamphetamine lab was sentenced Monday by Northumberland County Judge Hugh Jones to serve two to four years in state prison.  More...

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