December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

Lahr discharged; preliminary hearing for alleged shooter Friday

BLOOMSBURG — Joshua Lahr, 24, of Coal Township, who allegedly was shot Nov. 21 by a Philadelphia man in Bloomsburg and remained in critical condition for a few days, was discharged Tuesday from Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.  More...

Courthouse to receive $40K in security upgrades

By Sarah DeSantis THE NEWS-ITEM sarah_d@newsitem.com SUNBURY — The Northumberland County Courthouse will see major security upgrades thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC). The upgra More...

Hours needed to extinguish barn fire

PITMAN — Hundreds of bales of hay burned for hours in a barn fire early Wednesday morning. Firefighters were called to the High farm in Eldred Township, Schuykill County, around 1:15 a.m. More...

MCT approves $1.26M budget

ATLAS — Mount Carmel Township residents will see no municipal tax increase in 2017, but services may be cut if property owners do not pay their back taxes. Supervisors unanimously approved a $1,261,142.06 tentative budget at a special meeting We More...

City passes $3.9M budget -- no tax increase

BY MARK GILGER THE NEWS-ITEM mark_g@newsitem.com SHAMOKIN — Members of Shamokin City Council unanimously adopted a $3.9 million tentative budget for 2017 that includes no tax increase during a brief special meeting Wednesday evening.&n More...

Police clarify Boyer's parking lot incident

MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Police Chief Brian Hollenbush clarified a police report that indicated a man had harassed children left in a vehicle while their mother was inside Boyer’s Food Market Nov. 4.  More...

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