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POTTSVILLE — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jon Fetterman and state Rep. Malcom Kenyatta, D-Philadelphia, are slated to speak at the Pottsville PrideFest noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Gen. George Joulwan East Side Park.

SHAMOKIN — Five defendants entered guilty pleas Tuesday and were ordered by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III to pay fines and costs.

SUNBURY — The following defendants were sentenced in Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas:

ELYSBURG — The Ralpho Bridge Club met Tuesday for play of the hands in which several ties resulted. Tied in first and second place were Bob Reed and Dave Brosius with 7 points and Dale and Fern Krothe also with 7 points; tied in third and fourth place were Cleon Dodge and Joe Fields 5 points…

WELLSBORO — Jocelyn Renninger, a 2021 graduate of Central Mountain High School in Mill Hall, was crowned the 2021 Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen during the coronation Saturday in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, in Wellsboro. She was awarded a $1,500 educati…

A story published in the Friday, June 18, 2021, edition of The News-Item incorrectly identified the entity paying an employee to work during the Kaupas Camp at Mount Carmel Area. Megan Stelma will receive $30 an hour to work at the camp through donations made to the school district specifica…

SUNBURY — The following defendant was sentenced in Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas:

BERWICK —The Community Giving Foundation announces a new agency endowed and non-endowed funds recently established by the Mount Carmel Area Community Center, Inc. (MCACC). The addition of the new funds adds to the regional footprint of philanthropy served by the foundation and its community …

ATLAS — The Mount Carmel Township Board of Supervisors has approved a preliminary land development plan for a retail building and drive-thru restaurant at the site of the former Village Towne Restaurant at the intersection of state Routes 61 and 54.

SHAMOKIN — The Fifth Street playground, located on the southwest border of Shamokin and Coal Township, will be transformed into a remote-control (RC) race track, city council has decided.

SELINSGROVE — From a big crowd on hand to watch nationally touring race car drivers compete under clear skies Thursday evening at Selinsgrove Speedway to the anticipated debut this weekend of the Bloomsburg Fair Raceway, motorsports is having a significant impact on the Central Susquehanna Valley.

LEWISBURG — A civicl action filed Tuesday, June 15, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania claims a 14-year-old Lewisburg Area School District (LASD) middle school student was subjected to bullying by at least four other students.

HARRISBURG — The Senate this week approved a House bill that will ease the bureaucratic burdens that currently make it difficult for small communities to hold festivals, parades and other events on PENNDOT maintained roadways, according to Sen. Scott Hutchinson.

WILLIAMSPORT — A “significant decrease” in COVID-19 cases have been reported across the region since the start of vaccination efforts, according to the medical director of Infectious Diseases for UPMC in North Central Pennsylvania.

KULPMONT — One of Kulpmont’s largest community events will be taking place Sunday when gear heads from around the region travel to the borough to grace Chestnut Street with the sound of horsepower and smell of high-octane gasoline.

HARRISBURG — Results from United Way of Pennsylvania’s second COVID-19 impact survey show more than 1.3 million Pennsylvania households, or 27%, are one emergency away from financial crisis, and food insecurity is among the chief challenges.

PHILADELPHIA — The COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly difficult for all Americans, but even more so for those who lost a loved one to the virus. The unexpected and sometimes sudden loss of a loved one has placed a heavy burden on many thousands of Americans.

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in Elk County to fly at half-staff to honor Timothy Fitch.

SHAMOKIN — Reassessment can be a controversial and politicized topic and, as a result, it is not uncommon for counties to go years without undertaking a new reassessment, but Northumberland County’s last assessment in 1972 “is an extreme case,” according to the authors of Shamokin’s three-ye…

SHAMOKIN — Accused murderer Stephen Kruskie, 26, of 208 W. Third St., Mount Carmel, was held for court on all charges during a two-hour preliminary hearing Tuesday morning relating to the death of his ex-girlfriend, Cheyenne Swartz, who died last month in Coal Township after police say she w…

SHAMOKIN — Two members of Shamokin City Council have expressed interest in suing Northumberland County to force a countywide reassessment of property values, which would likely give the city the option of raising property taxes to eliminate its $800,000 budget shortfall.

WATSONTOWN — The 70-year-old Watsontown man who was killed in Friday’s police-involved shooting along Route 44 in Delaware Township, Northumberland County, was a retired attorney with a passion for Celtic music.

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday suggested that he will veto a bill that would allow thousands of retailers with licenses to sell beer and wine to begin selling cans of mixed hard alcohol drinks to go, including convenience stores and grocery stores.