September 16, 2016 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

Charges filed against overdose suspects

NEWS-ITEM STAFF SHAMOKIN — Charges were filed Thursday against two people who were treated by police and EMT's on Monday for a suspected heroin overdose. Patrolman Nathan Rhodes filed the charges with Magisterial Judge John Gembic against E More...

Unruly inmate pepper sprayed at SCI-CT

COAL TOWNSHIP — Criminal charges were filed against an SCI Coal Township inmate who was pepper sprayed by prison staff members after he vandalized his cell in a Sept. More...

War on signs between PennDOT and Ralpho Township continues

ELYSBURG — Strife continues between Ralpho Township supervisors and PennDOT over the placement of signs within the community. The issue that kicked up last year when PennDOT removed signs advertising the Elysburg Haunted House, a major fundraise More...

Longtime Stonington firefighter saluted

PAXINOS — For more than a half century, Leon Burns has served as a firefighter, training officer and member of the fire police representing Stonington Fire Company, including 15 years as treasurer.  More...

Rumors over building aired between God's Chuckwagon owners, city

SHAMOKIN — When rumors and misunderstandings are posted on social media, it can create a tidal wave of negative effects. Every once in a while, however, it can lead to a mutual appreciation and understanding.  More...

MCA board hires coaches, purchases uniforms, accepts $500 donation

BY MARK GILGER THE NEWS-ITEM mark_g@newsitem.com MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Area School Board hired several wrestling coaches, purchased new boys basketball uniforms and accepted a $500 donation from Kulpmont Cruise Association for th More...

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