RANSHAW — On Monday evening, a backhoe operator from Affordable Construction and Demolition of Shamokin allegedly ruptured a natural gas line during demolition of a property located at 601 N. Sixth St. in Ranshaw. Responding to the scene were Brady Fire Company, Coal Township Rescue Squad, C…

SHAMOKIN — A case involving two toddlers found alone Monday morning is under investigation, according to Police Chief Darwin Tobias III.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • Updated

NEW YORK (AP) — With most of music industry's top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons.

SHAMOKIN — A 34-year-old Shamokin woman charged Friday with multiple arson-related charges was arraigned Monday morning and recommitted to Centre County Prison in Bellefonte in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.

MIDDLEBURG — Snyder County District Attorney Michael Piecuch and Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced charges on Monday against fifteen people as the result of a year-long grand jury investigation into a drug ring.

To the editor: In today’s society, many emergency responders are taken for granted and their valuable work overlooked. All fire, rescue, emergency medical service and law enforcement agencies need as much support as they can get from all aspects of their respective communities.

  • Updated

DENVER (AP) — The father of two young girls found submerged in oil tanks after being missing for days told authorities his pregnant wife killed the children after learning he wanted a separation, and that he erupted in rage after witnessing the killings and strangled their mother inside the …

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A Confederate statue in the heart of North Carolina's flagship university was toppled Monday night during a rally by hundreds of protesters who decried the memorial known as "Silent Sam" as a symbol of racist heritage.

  • Updated

On Feb. 24, 1923, a man who called himself “Kid Sig” made a stop in Hillsboro, Illinois, on his way to St. Louis from his hometown of Shamokin.

  • Updated

MANDATA — It’s time again for sharpened pencils, textbooks, locker combinations and cafeteria food for students and teachers at Line Mountain Area School District as first through twelfth grade begin the 2018-19 school year today.

  • Updated

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered Michigan's health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, the highest-ranking official to face criminal charges as a result of the city's tainted water scandal.

  • Updated

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of California farmers rallied at the Capitol on Monday to protest state water officials' proposal to increase water flows in a major California river, a move state and federal politicians called an overreach of power that would mean less water for farms in …

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, two people familiar with the federal probe said Monday.

  • Updated

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Visitors with severe autism can move ahead with their lawsuits claiming Disney's U.S. parks didn't do enough to accommodate their need for scheduled routines and no waits on its rides, according to a federal appeals court.

DENVER (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about a Colorado legislative aide, The Associated Press reported erroneously that House Speaker Crisanta Duran said the aide's security credentials were revoked.

DENVER (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about the Colorado River, The Associated Press, relying on information from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, reported erroneously when potential cutbacks could begin if a shortage is declared. A shortage could be declared in the latter part of 2019, and cutbac…

BALTIMORE (AP) — The portrait used to hang in the hallway, welcoming children and parents to the Archbishop Borders School in Baltimore: a smiling Dr. Ben Carson in surgical scrubs, rubbing together the careful, steady hands that helped him become the nation's most famous black doctor.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has struck back against the reigning Miss America, saying Cara Mund's allegations that Carlson and others bullied her have led to a loss of $75,000 in scholarship money for this year's contestants.