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.

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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.

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…

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.

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.

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 — 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.

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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.

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 …

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.

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.