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CRANE COLLAPSE UPDATE: Portions of Route 15 in Union County may open as early as Friday

"If there are no significant issues with the structure and debris can be removed," said Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District Executive Sandra Tosca, "we hope to have at least the northbound lanes opened by Friday. I caution we have a number of variables in play for this to happen."

DAILY ITEM - 2018-08-16 20:23:00

Route 15 likely closed into weekend

WINFIELD — Widespread traffic congestion was expected into a busy weekend after a Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project crane collapsed Tuesday night.The crane, and large steel beam, fell over and onto the right of way of Route 15. Though no injuries were reported, fuel was report

MILTON DAILY STANDARD - 2018-08-16 11:11:00

Bloomsburg, Danville under flood warning

"At 23.0 feet, flooding occurs at the state hospital grounds on the east side of town" in Danville, NWS said in the alert. "Backwater produces flooding on Sechler Run in the center of town."


Flooding damages Montour Preserve trails

Most trails will remain closed indefinitely and Lake Chillisquaque will be closed until the lake levels come down, said Stoudt, director of the Montour Area Recreation Commission, which manages part of the preserve.

DAILY ITEM - 2018-08-16 00:39:34

Couple charged in connection with sexual assault of 14-year-old girl held for court

MOUNT CARMEL — A 62-year-old East Cameron Township man charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in July and taking sexually explicit photos of her while in the presence of his 23-year-old live-in girlfriend maintained his innocence Wednesday after being held for court on all charges by Ma

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-08-16 09:00:00

ACROSS THE VALLEY: Danville hires two school staff members

The Danville Area School Board Tuesday night approved the hiring of Denae Lewis as a high school family and consumer sciences teacher at a starting salary of $61,996, and Lisa Darrup as speech and language pathologist at Liberty Valley Intermediate and Danville Middle School at $52,996 a year. Both

DAILY ITEM - 2018-08-16 14:00:00

Emergency declared at Montour Preserve

Long-term detours listedWASHINGTONVILLE — An emergency was declared Tuesday at the dam at Lake Chillisquaque, Montour Preserve, due to localized heavy rainfall.Talen Energy Media Relations Manager Todd Martin noted water was being released to protect the dam and the public, and the mayor in Washingt

MILTON DAILY STANDARD - 2018-08-15 10:00:00

Letter: Point Township officers will not aid Sunbury police

"We are doing the best we can with the resources we have," Karlovich said. "I am well aware of our situation. You (Yoxheimer) are leader in your community as I am a leader in Sunbury, We both have serious jobs to uphold and I am asking for your continued patience and your support while we are workin

DAILY ITEM - 2018-08-16 14:57:00

CRANE COLLAPSE UPDATE: DEP to evaluate fuel, hydraulic fluid spill at Route 15 accident site

"DEP will be inspecting the cleanup to ensure that fuel and hydraulic fluid were removed, along with contaminated soils," Shader said,

DAILY ITEM - 2018-08-15 19:17:00

Report: Sunbury man threatened code officer

Police said Phillip Cortellini, 33, of North Seventh Street, contacted Sunbury Mayor Kurt Karlovich over social media Aug. 9 to threaten a Sunbury code officer because he did not believe the official should have been on his property July 10.


Food and festivities return for annual Sunbury event

SUNBURY – The Sunbury River Festival has come to be one of the most anticipated events of the summer, and small wonder: with live entertainment, more than a hundred food and craft vendors, a car show and many river activities, this is a weekend for having fun with loved ones.

DAILY ITEM - 2018-08-16 10:30:00

Officials plan to hire more employees for prison

"We're working hard to get it open, and the staff will be working hard, too," Kovach said. "When it's up and operational, it will be a good facility. In a few years, we'll be the facility that other facilities go to for guidance."

DAILY ITEM - 2018-08-15 21:16:14

Employee at LCCC dental clinic accused of stealing cash | Times Leader

Melissa Sue Taney, 43, of Seventh Avenue, Berwick, surrendered on charges of theft and tampering with public records after a review showed a discrepancy of $7,789 that should had been deposited, according to court records.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-08-16 01:40:00

Crane uprighted; Rt. 15 could reopen by Saturday

WINFIELD — PennDOT said a contractor has successfully returned a crane that collapsed onto Route 15 near here to an upright position and removed part of the crane boom. Also, Route 15 is expected to be reopened by Saturday, PennDOT reported at 1:22 p.m.The crane and a steel beam at the site of a new

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-08-16 17:33:00

Police searching for woman who went missing during flooding

She is operating a 2008 Dodge Avenger, red or maroon in color, bearing PA registration EBT0413.


Milton Area assessing schools for mold

The problem has led to the rescheduling of kindergarten and sixth-grade orientations, as well as the school board meeting, as all buildings are closed to students, staff and the community.

DAILY ITEM - 2018-08-16 23:38:15

Charges pending in arson fire

Buy NowThis photo depicts some of the fire damage done to the front porch of a home at 912 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin, late Sunday night.

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-08-16 09:00:00

Flooding damages trails, ruins vehicle at Montour Preserve

Most trails wil remain closed indefinitely and Lake Chillisquaque will be closed until the lake levels come down, said Stoudt, director of the Montour Area Recreation Commission that manages part of the preserve.

DAILY ITEM - 2018-08-15 18:27:00

Crane collapse on bridge job closes Route 15 near Winfield; detours are in place

What caused the collapse is unknown and is under investigation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says. It is not known how long Route 15 will be closed, spokesman David Wise said.

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-08-15 09:31:00

CRANE COLLAPSE UPDATE: PennDOT, Sunbury discussing traffic patterns for this weekend’s River Festival

One of the festival’s events, the cardboard regatta, has been canceled due to unsafe river levels due to excessive rain the Susquehanna Valley this week.

DAILY ITEM - 2018-08-15 18:05:00