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Weis accelerates store shipments to accommodate SNAP recipients

SUNBURY — Weis Markets announced Wednesday that it has accelerated store shipments of high-demand items purchased by customers who use SNAP benefits to purchase their groceries. Due to the government shutdown, SNAP recipients in its seven-state market area are receiving their SNAP benefits beginning


H.S. Wrestling: Milton gets through Indians lineup, 42-25

COAL TOWNSHIP — Milton wrestling may be having some troubles with injuries as the regular season winds down, but it didn't show all that much during Thursday's 42-25 victory over Shamokin.


Black Panthers take down Mustangs

MILTON — There was no let-down for Milton following Tuesday’s dramatic win over Mifflinburg, and there certainly was no looking past Midd-West on Wednesday, either, for the Black Panthers.


Hazle Township Little League registration starts Saturday

Hazle Twp. LL signups start Sat. Hazle Township Little League will begin accepting registrations for its 2019 season on Saturday from noon-2 p.m. at the Hazle Township Commons Building, 101 W. 27th St., Hazle Township. Other sign-up dates are Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 from noon-2 p.m. at the same location.


Applause calendar: January 17-23

Pub Hang with Poe Valley Troubs, 7:30 p.m. at Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks, 100 W. Main St. Danville High School will host the Northumberland, Montour, Snyder counties Honor Band. Students will participate from Danville, Selinsgrove, Shamokin, Line Mountain and Mount Carmel. The 100 musicians will pres


District Court: Guilty Pleas

SHAMOKIN — Six defendants entered guilty pleas Tuesday and were ordered by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III to pay a fine and costs:. • Nathan Yucha, 33, of 1092 Route 901, Coal Township, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia; he was ordered


Bucktail can’t rally back in home loss

FARWELL — With snow falling outside, Northumberland Christian kept things heated indoors at Bucktail as they lit up the home team, 76-34, in a game where the Bucks just couldn’t find the basket.


SCI-Coal Township inmate death ruled suicide

COAL TOWNSHIP — The death of an inmate at SCI-Coal Township on Monday was determined by Northumberland County Coroner James F. Kelley to be a self-inflicted hanging. Superintendent Thomas McGinley reported in a news release that John Schreck, 38, was found unresponsive in his cell at about 12:09 p.m


Student confessed to bomb threat, DA says

DANVILLE — A 16-year-old Danville Area High School student confessed to school officials last week that he wrote a bomb threat note at the high school on Jan. 9, Montour County District Attorney Angela Mattis said.


Yearly reports released; police department issued 407 criminal complaints

SHAMOKIN — The Shamokin Fire Bureau and Shamokin Police Department released their yearly reports. The statistics for 2018 were read during the directors’ reports portion of Monday’s city council meeting at City Hall.


Leschinskie charged with three offenses for allegedly recording hearing

SUNBURY — A Shamokin man accused of using his cellphone to record a court proceeding Jan. 4 has been charged with three misdemeanors. Joseph J. Leschinskie Jr., 34, of 518 E. Pine St., was charged Tuesday by Northumberland County Detective Degg Stark, of the district attorney’s office, with unlawful


Fire victim not yet identified; demolition work resumes

WEST HAZLETON — The identity of a man found dead inside a fire-torn building Tuesday remains unknown. Dr. Gary Ross determined that the white male died from carbon monoxide intoxication sustained during a suspicious fire at 101-103 E. Green St., said Bill Lisman, Luzerne County coroner.


Ohio doctor under investigation by cold-case homicide unit for overprescribing painkillers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A cold-case homicide unit is investigating a case involving a Mt. Carmel doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of pain medication to patients who were near death and receiving intensive care.


15 charged for various crimes

Fifteen people have been charged with various criminal offenses, according to court records. Those charged and the law enforcement agencies involved were:. • Jermar Hines, 43, of 355 Fisher St., South Williamsport; the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit; possession with intent to deliver cocaine at


Public hearing slated for future of Montandon school

MILTON — The Milton Area School District will be holding a public hearing to gather feedback on the possibility of shuttering Montandon Elementary School. By a vote of 7-2, the school board on Tuesday approved conducting a public hearing on the potential closure of the school. Board members Kelly Ev


Coroner called for body discovered in fire-damaged West Hazleton residence

WEST HAZLETON — A body was discovered during demolition of a fire damaged double-block residence in West Hazleton Tuesday morning. A Luzerne County deputy coroner was called to the scene as demolition crews found the body at about 10:30 a.m.


Body Found in Rubble of West Hazleton Fire

WEST HAZLETON, Pa. – Investigators have found a body in the rubble of a burned apartment house in West Hazleton. Investigators found that body about 30 minutes after they started demolishing the building Tuesday morning. They believe the body belongs to a man that has been missing since the fire sta


Keystone Enters “Others to Watch” in PA State Hoops Rankings

SUNBURY, Pa. (D9Sports) – Elk County Catholic and Cameron County continue to be state ranked in the Sunbury Daily Item Pennsylvania boys’ basketball rankings released Monday, Jan. 14.


Dead man located as West Hazleton building was coming down

WEST HAZLETON — Three days after a fire ravaged a borough apartment building, officials discovered the remains of a man Tuesday morning in the charred rubble. A white male was found by a Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal as the investigation into the Saturday fire was underway.


Coroner: Inmate committed suicide by hanging

COAL TOWNSHIP — The death of an inmate at SCI-Coal Township on Monday was determined by Northumberland County Coroner James F. Kelley to be a self-inflicted hanging. Superintendent Thomas McGinley reported in a press release that John Shreck, 38, was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 1