January 15, 2017 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

County sets new mark for crime in 2016

SHAMOKIN — Drug addiction was an overwhelming factor in Northumberland County breaking a record in 2016 for criminal complaints filed through the district attorney’s office, according to law enforcement officials. Last year, there were 1,639 cri More...

Crime statistics 2016

Following is a list of crime statistics from 2016 and 2015 as provided to The News-Item by local police departments and magisterial district judges: Shamokin Police 2016  Juvenile criminal arrests — 21. Adult criminal arrests — 35 More...

After hesitant start, owner marks 50 years at city gas station/garage

SHAMOKIN — Frank “Joe” Miller remembers the conversation he had with the owner of Herr Gas and Oil at the corner of Independence and Market streets in the mid-1960s before taking over the business.“Mr. More...

Furnace malfunction presses city firefighters into service

BY MARK GILGER THE NEWS-ITEM mark_g@newsitem.com SHAMOKIN — A furnace malfunction at a residence at Willow and Fifth streets pressed city firefighters into service Saturday night.  More...

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