Powerful gusts of wind entered the region Thursday morning, leading to thousands of power outages throughout PPL’s coverage area.
MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — An ongoing disagreement between Mount Carmel Township and the Mount Carmel Municipal Authority (MCMA) over a street opening permit fee continues, but may soon end as both sides strive for an amicable resolution.
SHAMOKIN — Officials in Shamokin deemed a wooded area where North Orange Street meets Packer Street a health hazard during Monday’s city council meeting. According to city Councilman Scott Roughton, there are five or six people expected be charged.
SHAMOKIN —The second annual Jeff Thew Memorial Soupie Contest will take place Saturday, Jan. 25, at the West End Fire Co. on West Pine Street.
LEWISBURG — Experts in preparedness worked to be even more prepared Wednesday.
SHAMOKIN — A downtown restaurant, The Ale House Bar & Grill, is stocked with supplies one might not expect to see there — magazines, SlimJims and toothbrushes.
SUNBURY — A senior judge ruled Wednesday that the commonwealth presented enough evidence at an omnibus pre-trial hearing Tuesday afternoon to establish a “prima facie” case against Joseph J. Leschinskie Jr., who is charged with misdemeanors of unlawful use of an audio or video device in cour…
ATLAS — The Mount Carmel Township Board of Supervisors remembered former township supervisor and Mount Carmel Borough Manager Sam Scicchitano at the start of its monthly board meeting Wednesday night.
BLOOMSBURG — The 165th Bloomsburg Fair — scheduled for Sept. 25 through Oct. 3 — will no longer allow helicopter rides from the fair’s parking lot.
SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP — A Shamokin woman who suffered minor injuries in a rollover crash Monday night on Route 61 near Masser’s Farm Market has been cited by state police.
COAL TOWNSHIP — An inmate has been charged with punching a sergeant at SCI-Coal Township in the face while holding a homemade weapon last month.
MOUNT CARMEL — Packets for registration can be picked up at the Mount Carmel Area Elementary School office between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. All forms and information will be provided in the packet. Children entering the Pre-K Counts Program must be four years of age by Sept.1. Students must m…
SHAMOKIN — A former Coal Township woman likely will face a trial soon on charges she was instrumental in the destruction of her home by arson.
MOUNT CARMEL — Sam Scicchitano, Mount Carmel Borough manager and former chairman of the Mount Carmel Township Board of Supervisors, died Monday at the age of 57.
SUNBURY — The permit fee lawsuit between Northumberland County and Coal Township continues to move through the legal system after past negotiations to resolve the issue failed.
LEWISBURG — "Heartbreaking" is a word two residents of the Central Susquehanna Valley are using to describe their feelings about the devastation rocking Puerto Rico following a series of earthquakes which have struck the island in recent days.
MANDATA — The Line Mountain School Board voted unanimously to hire 2006 graduate Kaitlin Rosselli as the district’s new business manager during its monthly business meeting Tuesday night. Rosselli has been employed as business manager for the Millville School District since June 2018.
SHAMOKIN — Shamokin City Council approved four routes for Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) rides in 2020 and shot down a motion for rides to cross Market to Coal streets at Monday’s meeting at Mill Road Square.
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TREVORTON — The Line Mountain School District will hold its final kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year on the following date and times: Line Mountain Elementary School, Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19.
SHAMOKIN — Attorney Vince Rovito was appointed the city's new solicitor during Monday night's council meeting. He will receive a retainer of $10,200.
SUNBURY — Northumberland County President Judge Charles H. Saylor denied a request Monday to modify Christy Willis’ $200,000 cash bail relating to charges filed against her in connection with the severe beating of 3-year-old Arabella Parker that led to her death.
SUNBURY — Attorneys for two men charged in connection with the 2017 murder of 33-year-old Sean Maschal, of Mount Carmel, presented arguments Monday morning regarding a motion to consolidate the trial.
SUNBURY — A former Northumberland County Public Assistance Office employee, who was charged in October by the state Attorney General’s Office with using electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards of public assistance recipients to make unauthorized purchases totaling more than $8,600, was sente…
SUNBURY — A 36-year-old Middleburg man was sentenced Monday morning to 4 1/2 to 9 years in state prison for involuntary manslaughter relating to the death of a 42-year-old Liverpool man.
SUNBURY — A Snyder County man suffered head and body injuries in a tractor-trailer crash that closed a section of busy Route 147 for several hours Monday afternoon in Lower Augusta Township.
The average price for gasoline across the Susquehanna Valley is two cents cheaper this week at $2.792 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
COAL TOWNSHIP — A small debris fire near the base of a hill between Chemung and Tioga streets was quickly extinguished Sunday afternoon after an alert resident reported it.
LOWER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old man from Elizabethville, Dauphin County, died Sunday afternoon when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle he was operating near a farm along Cemetery Road, officials from the county coroner’s office said.
Jennifer Curcie, 40, of 1471 Wabash St., Coal Township, pleaded guilty today to stealing $8,600 in electronic benefits cards and was sentenced to seven years of probation, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
SUNBURY — On a warm and windy overcast Saturday, which felt more like early spring than the middle of winter, a record crowd of several hundred visitors gathered inside the Whispering Oaks Vineyard to view the fourth annual Winter Bridal Expo sponsored by The News-Item in Shamokin and Standa…
SUNBURY — A juvenile was reported missing Saturday afternoon by the Sunbury Police Department. According to police, Mason Jackson, 16, of Sunbury, has not been seen since 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University has announced the names of 153 Professional Experience Grant (PEG) recipients for the 2019-20 academic year. PEGs help students defray the cost of professional development activities and applied learning outside the realm of the academic classroom. Without …
SHAMOKIN — Altering Pennsylvania’s Third Class City Code to allow for higher earned income taxes is an uphill battle, according to State Sen. John Gordner, R-27.
CATAWISSA RR — Seniors at Southern Columbia Area High School gained first-hand experience in job interviews Friday, which were conducted by officials from multiple professions, including local business people and alumni.
WILLIAMSPORT — Dr. Raymond Kraynak’s trial on 19 charges related to the unlawful dispensing of opioids has been rescheduled for the ninth time.
MOUNT CARMEL — No drugs were found during a sweep Friday morning at the Mount Carmel Area Junior/Senior High School.
PHILADELPHIA — The defendants of a 15-plus-year stolen safe lawsuit ordered to pay $3.2 million to a local woman have appealed to a higher court.
TREVORTON — The Zerbe Township Board of Supervisors held its annual reorganization meeting on Monday night. Nominations to board positions for the upcoming year were discussed, along with those of township employees and committees.
SUNBURY — Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Matulewicz will not seek the death penalty against accused 19-year-old child murderer Jahrid J. Burgess if he’s convicted of criminal homicide.
SHAMOKIN — Act 47 coordinator Ryan Hottenstein stressed that if the City of Shamokin cannot replace approximately $800,000 in lost earned income tax (EIT) in 2023 it will be forced to make cuts or will “go under.”
MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Area alumnus and Kansas City Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach recently made a $20,000 donation to his former school district for the Red Tornado weight room, prompting the school board to name the facility “The Veach Weight Room” in his honor during Thursday’s meeting.
SHAMOKIN — A safe house that provides emergency lodging for women and their children seeking shelter from domestic violence is reopening following extensive repairs.
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