January 14, 2017 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

City restaurant checks go well

SHAMOKIN — About six months has passed since Shamokin relinquished the responsibility of inspecting city restaurants to the state. Since then, inspectors with the Department of Agriculture have found a total of 54 violations on 25 visits to eate More...

City council meetings can be videotaped

SHAMOKIN — After researching the issue, Mayor William Milbrand said Friday it is legal to videotape council meetings. The mayor issued an apology to Joseph Leschinskie and other members of the public after telling Leschinskie at Monday night’s c More...

'Eclectic Countryside' art show attracts crowd

BY MARK GILGER THE NEWS-ITEM mark_g@newsitem.com SHAMOKIN — The first show of the new year Friday night sponsored by the Northumberland County Council for the Arts and Humanities featured three different artists whose works attracted a More...

Montandon man fatally shot in Benton during altercation

BENTON — A 40-year-old Montandon man is dead, and a man from Benton is in custody after shots were fired during an alleged altercation which occurred between the two late Wednesday in Luzerne County. More...

Long-distance lockups issue for Milton PD

COAL TOWNSHIP — When suspects in Northumberland County are taken into custody outside of the regular operating hours of SCI-Coal Township, municipal officers must sometimes transport the suspects to prison facilities outside of the area.Male inmates More...

Suspended Buffalo Valley police officer waives hearing

BLOOMSBURG — Shawn Kuhns, an officer suspended from the Buffalo Valley Regional Police, appeared in a Bloomsburg-area district court Friday to waive allegations filed against him on to Columbia County Court. More...

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