CONYNGHAM TOWNSHIP — Two people have been charged as a result of a near head-on crash Thursday afternoon on Midvalley Road, between Mount Carmel and Aristes, in Columbia County.
SHAMOKIN — The Shamokin Police Department is investigating a shooting Friday night that is believed to have occurred in the area of the 900 block of North Orange Street.
DANVILLE — Noting a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Geisinger Health System President and CEO Dr. Jaewon Ryu on Friday expressed concerns the pandemic is not nearing its end.
SUNBURY — After listening to approximately 90 minutes of testimony and arguments from attorneys Friday, Northumberland County President Judge Charles H. Saylor granted a preliminary injunction to Spyglass Ridge Winery that allowed the business to conduct this weekend’s concert and Hot Air Ba…
NEW COLUMBIA — A 57-year-old New Columbia woman died as heavy smoke and flames ripped through a home at 361 Grover Drive, White Deer Township, Union County, Friday afternoon.
SUNBURY — Next week’s scheduled jury trial for accused child murderer Jahrid Burgess has been continued due to the unavailability of a key prosecution witness who reportedly has contracted COVID-19.
LEWISBURG — A policy initiative from the FDR-era, the Four Freedoms, was echoed Friday morning by Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-Pa. US).
TREVORTON —Due to inclement weather, the Trevorton Fall Festival will be held on its scheduled rain date, Sunday, from noon to dusk at the Trevorton Community Park.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania protected 1,999 acres on 21 farms in 13 counties Thursday through the state’s nation-leading Farmland Preservation Program.
Fire Prevention Month
CONYNGHAM TOWNSHIP — Tires, struts, fiberglass and various other pieces of two vehicles were strewn about Midvalley Road a mile east of Wilburton No. 1 following a near head-on crash at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
HARISBURG — Acting U.S. Attorney Bruce D. Brandler announced this week that the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) has awarded $172,076 to PA Coalition Against Rape, located in Enola, to help combat sexual assault, and $98,706 to PA Coalition Against Domestic Viol…
COAL TOWNSHIP — A Shamokin man is in Northumberland County Jail after allegedly threatening to kill three of his former co-workers at Walmart Supercenter last week.
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded over $4.1 million to 13 projects statewide that will help communities restore impaired local watersheds.
MC food distribution set for Saturday
SELINSGROVE — Dr. Anne Barnhill, core faculty member at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, will present The Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lectureship in Ethics at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in Susquehanna University’s Degenstein Center Theater.
KULPMONT — The former J.H. and C.K. Eagle Silk Mill at 1340-1400 Chestnut St. has been sold to a limited liability company (LLC) based in New York, according to borough solicitor Edward Greco and the Northumberland County Register and Recorders Office.
SNYDERTOWN — A 27-year-old Montoursville woman has been charged with attempting to run over her boyfriend with a vehicle at his Snydertown home Wednesday, damaging his minivan and destroying several pieces of his property.
SHAMOKIN — A search warrant obtained by city police revealed the father of an infant boy who died Wednesday morning after being found unconscious in his home at 509 S. Seventh St. had his arm completely covering the infant’s face when the mother found them in a bedroom at about 8:30 a.m.
The People with Disabilities Advisory Committee (PWDAC) of Capital Area Transit and The Transportation Partnership on Mobility (TPOM) group of rabbittransit announced that they will consolidate to form one group.
KULPMONT — A Kulpmont man and his sister have been charged with felony offenses in connection with sexual acts committed on a 14-year-old girl in the borough.
SUNBURY — Northumberland County President Judge Charles H. Saylor is set to preside at an injunction hearing requested by Spyglass Ridge Winery at 10:30 a.m. Friday, just hours before the scheduled start of a weekend festival that Rockefeller Township ordered not to be held.
KULPMONT — The Borough of Kulpmont on Wednesday entered into a contract with H&P Construction to repair a leaky roof of the fire apparatus bay located adjacent to the borough administrative offices.
SHAMOKIN — City police are investigating the death of a seven-week-old boy who was found unconscious Wednesday morning in his home.
SUNBURY — Next month’s trial for Joseph J. Leschinskie Jr. on terroristic threats has been continued at the request of his attorney Michael Rudinski, of Williamsport, who said he needs additional time to prepare for trial.
In Tuesday's edition of the News-Item, it was erroneously reported the Zerbe Township Recycling Center accepts garbage. The center offers services for recyclable materials only.
ZERBE TOWNSHIP — The Zerbe Township Board of Supervisors remains one member down following the resignation of Daniel Billig.
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Office of Access and Success will host a symposium on hunger from Oct. 18 to 20 featuring three speakers discussing food insecurity and hunger.
COAL TOWNSHIP — The Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth ages 10 to 14 held its second session in the Shamokin Area Middle/High School library Wednesday night.
SUNBURY — A Shamokin woman was recommitted to Northumberland County Jail to serve the remaining of her sentence for a 2018 DUI.
ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP — “This weekend’s hot air balloon festival will go on as scheduled” Spyglass Ridge Winery owner Tom Webb emphatically stated Tuesday night after receiving a letter from the township that demanded the venue cease concerts due to a violation of an agricultural zoning ordinance.
ROCKEFELLER TOWNSHIP — A 44-year-old Sunbury area man has been charged with multiple felonies including aggravated indecent assault of a child relating to incidents that occurred between June 1, 2019, and Feb. 28, 2020, in Rockefeller Township.
Guilty pleas Magisterial District Judge John Gembic
SHAMOKIN — Fifteen community events stretching from Saturday through Nov. 27 of next year were unanimously approved Monday by council, but not without protest from a citizen.
HARRISBURG — Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid Monday reminded Pennsylvanians that they have one week — until Oct. 18 — to register to vote in the November municipal election.
Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library
ZERBE TOWNSHIP — The recycling center will reopen Thursday, Oct. 14, following a month-long renovation project undertaken by Buffalo Valley Construction, supervisors said during a meeting Monday at the municipal building.
LEWISBURG — Bucknell University President John Bravman announced Monday that the university will invest in the valuable work of its hourly employees by implementing a new minimum pay rate of at least $15 per hour for benefits-eligible, non-exempt university employees with at least one year o…
KULPMONT — Kulpmont Knights of Columbus Council 4281 will be sponsoring its Wine Fest at the Holy Angels parish picnic grounds located at 855 Fir St., Kulpmont. The festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Southern Columbia administrators are searching for ways to hire new bus drivers after a worker shortage has led to issues with students arriving to the school on time for classes.
SHAMOKIN — A 16-foot advertisement sign that fronted East Independence Street for nearly three decades was donated Friday to the original artist.
SHAMOKIN — Sharon Wichurowski has seen a lot of change through the steam-covered front window of Coney Island.
SHAMOKIN — The second annual Lost Loved Ones Day will be held Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Cabrini Baseball Complex.
MILTON — A spike in traffic — including a 50% increase along Route 642 — is projected to occur in the area around the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project, according to a 64-page draft study recently released by SEDA-COG and Lycoming County.
IRISH VALLEY — The Cecilian Club will open its 115th season with an instrumental concert at Clark’s Grove United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
SUNBURY — Two state legislators, a cabinet-level secretary and supporters of new spending for state parks and related lands appeared Friday at the Shikellamy State Park Marina.
ELYSBURG — Ralpho Township police reported no injuries occurred in a two-vehicle accident Friday morning on Route 487 at the entrance to Sheetz Markets.
HARRISBURG – While the majority of missing persons cases get resolved rather quickly, Pennsylvania currently has approximately 400 such cases where investigators are still looking for answers.
- Police: 7-week-old boy found unconscious, died at hospital
- One person flown to hospital following violent two-vehicle crash in Conyngham Township
- Shamokin police investigating shooting Friday night
- Police: Man makes death threats against three employees at Walmart
- Siblings charged in connection with sexual child abuse
- Emma Lonsdale
- City approves various community events, but not without public objection
- Kathy Ann Walls
- Shamokin woman recommitted to jail
- Spyglass Ridge Winery Injunction hearing set for 10:30 a.m. Friday