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SHAMOKIN — A family is desperately searching for a 25-year-old Shamokin man who disappeared Thursday night after posting a distressing message to his Facebook page. Daniel “Danny” Hollick was reported missing to Shamokin police after his sister, Emily Cramer, was alerted to a long goodbye note he posted online at 7:48 p.m. Thursday. His mother, Marcella Janine Raup, said he put […]

MCA school board axes art teacher

BY STEPHANIE BETTICK
THE NEWS-ITEM
stephanie_b@newsitem.com

MOUNT CARMEL —A unanimous decision was made by the Mount Carmel School Board tonight to eliminate the position of a district art teacher, bringing out an emotional response from students. The motion was made to cut Brooke Shockey’s position “upon the recommendation of the superintendent to curtail the art courses” to “allow students to take other courses” in the district. […]

Election recap: Governor, U.S. Senate, congressional races decided

Here’s a recap of primary election news for the state, regional congressional districts and Northumberland County: Governor: Pennsylvania state senator and waste-hauling millionaire Scott Wagner is the winner of the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. Wagner defeated first-time candidates Paul Mango and Laura Ellsworth. Wagner and Wolf both live in York County. Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senator: Lou Barletta, […]

Storm blows tractor-trailer over; 2,733 without power in county

DANVILLE – A Freightliner tractor-trailer was knocked on its side by strong winds association with a thunderstorm on the Danville/Riverside bridge Tuesday. Traffic was closed for several hours to allow for cleanup, and the driver suffered a hand injury. Storms that moved through the area downed trees throughout Northumberland County. A tornado warning prompted Shamokin Area Middle/High School officials to delay […]

UPDATE: Man succumbs to injuries after struck by vehicle


SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP — State Police have identified George Kovaschetz, of Sunbury, as the pedestrian who was fatally struck by a vehicle on Route 61 around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. While crossing the street to retrieve his mail from the southbound lane near Joe’s Road (the entrance to Joe’s Auto Parts) to the northbound, he was hit by a Jeep Liberty traveling […]

Judge dismisses all charges against Helena Crosby

SUNBURY — A judge dismissed all charges against Helena Crosby in the death of her husband, ruling that the evidence he reviewed “can only lead to the conclusion that she acted in justifiable self-defense.” Northumberland County President Judge Charles Saylor issued his three-page ruling today, dismissing aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter and other charges against Crosby ahead of a trial that was scheduled to […]

Judge dismisses objections filed by Coal Township commissioners in permit fees lawsuit

SUNBURY — Lycoming County Senior Judge Dudley N. Anderson issued a ruling denying the three preliminary objections filed by Coal Township commissioners to a lawsuit filed against them by the county commissioners involving permit fees for the new Northumberland County Prison. Coal Township Commissioner Craig Fetterman said in response, “It is an injustice to the taxpayers. It’s shameful of the […]

Miller pleads guilty in 2 bank robberies

SUNBURY — Darren Miller, 33, of Shamokin, plead guilty today to two felony counts of robbery and a misdemeanor of terroristic threats in connection to bank robberies at BB&T bank in Kulpmont on Dec. 6, 2016, and Riverview Bank, in Trevorton, on Dec. 14, 2016. Northumberland County President Judge Charles Saylor ordered a pre-sentencing investigation. Sentencing will be done at […]

Kmart proposed for medical marijuana growing facility

COAL TOWNSHIP — A group of investors will apply to the state Department of Health to create a medial marijuana growing facility at the former Kmart building in the township and for a medical marijuana dispensary in Shamokin. A press release issued this afternoon details the plan. Geoff Whaling, of Berks County, described in the release as among the core […]

Shamokin patrolman charged with DUI

SHAMOKIN — A Shamokin police officer has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol related to a March 31 accident on Route 54 near Lindy Acres Road in Ralpho Township. Township police officer Matthew Filarski filed the charges today at the office of Magisterial District Judge William Cole in Mount Carmel against Scott C. Weaver, 49, of Elysburg, […]


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