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Two more netted in city drug bust

SHAMOKIN — Two more arrests were made by Shamokin police in relation to the sale of methamphetamine and fentanyl/heroin within Shamokin. On Tuesday, Brian Faust Jr., 24, of 1658 W. Spruce St., Coal Township, was arrested in his home by Shamokin police and State Parole agents around 3 p.m. He was charged by Cpl. Jarrod Scandle with two felony counts of possession […]

Male allegedly fled Snydertown Road fatal scene with long gun

SUNBURY — A search warrant for a fatal accident on Snydertown Road on April 11 states drugs were located in the vehicle and reveals witnesses saw a male bleeding from the left ear running from the scene into the woods carrying a long gun. The warrant was signed by Magisterial Judge Michael Toomey on Monday for police to obtain all lab reports, medical […]

OLOL welcomes Center for STEM Education members

COAL TOWNSHIP — Our Lady of Lourdes welcomed two members from the University of Notre Dame Center for STEM Education on Wednesday to tour the school as part of the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows program. Lourdes teachers Ann Czeponis, Amy Feese and Kelly McCarthy, who is spending a year in Washington, D.C., as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow for the National […]

Citizens voice concerns during Kulpmont roundtable discussion

KULPMONT — A number of Kulpmont citizens showed up at the Holy Angels Activity Center Wednesday evening to voice their concerns to Mayor Nick Bozza and members of borough council during an open roundtable discussion. Bozza began the meeting by welcoming everyone and expressing his appreciation to all those in attendance. “I think it’s very important for our city leaders to […]

Locust Gap residents sign petition asking for speed limit reduction

Mount Carmel Township supervisors to ask PennDOT to lower speed limits

ATLAS— A petition signed by 108 Locust Gap residents requesting the speed limit be lowered on state Routes 901/54 at the village has been submitted to the Mount Carmel Township Board of Supervisors. The board approved at their regular meeting Wednesday sending a speed reduction letter to PennDOT for the area and also Locust Gap Highway where it passes the Silver Bowl. […]

Arrests made in two drug deals

SHAMOKIN — Shamokin police made two arrests on separate drug deals in a three-hour period Monday night. Alex Nicholas Antomachi, 30, of Shamokin, was charged with three felonies by Cpl. Bryan Primerano in relation to allegedly selling cocaine to a confidential informant around 8:30 p.m. Primerano said an informant notified police Antomachi intended to sell cocaine and a meeting was set […]

Nutrition Links program teaches healthy eating

SHAMOKIN — Eating healthy and shopping on a budget isn’t always easy, but for the last three weeks, Cyndi Clayton has been teaching classes at the Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library on how to live a healthy life. Clayton, a nutrition education adviser with Penn State Extension, has been teaching the Nutrition Links program since 2011 and in that time, has seen many […]

D.A. files motion to vacate involuntary manslaughter charge filed last month against Crosby

SUNBURY — The Northumberland County District Attorney’s Office has filed a motion to vacate a felony charge of involuntary manslaughter filed last month against Helena Crosby, who is accused of shooting to death her husband at their Kulpmont home in September. When reached for comment why First Assistant District Attorney Julia Skinner filed a motion Friday afternoon in the prothonotary’s office to vacate […]

Petition circulating that opposes dress code at Shamokin Area

SHAMOKIN — A Shamokin woman is circulating a petition that already contains more than 400 signatures of people opposed to the dress code in Shamokin Area School District. Nikysha Steinback, who has two children in Shamokin Area Elementary School, started circulating the petition on Saturday and currently has 409 names of parents, students and community residents who are against the dress […]

Partial collapse at former Gowen City Hotel

Collapse likely cause of power outage Monday morning

Collapse likely cause of power outage Monday morning GOWEN CITY — A large piece of parapet from the former Gowen City Hotel, at 4726 Upper Road, collapsed to the road during high winds just before 7 a.m. Monday. The partial collapse on the southeast corner of Upper Road and state Route 125 may have caused a power outage in East Cameron […]

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