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Farm field rigged with tire chains and massive bolt
Randy Rhoads was harvesting corn in a field at 149 Scotch Valley Drive Monday afternoon when he heard several loud bangs. He climbed off the corn harvester and discovered three foot-long lengths of tire chains, with broken zip ties still attached, under the machine.
Danville water customers asked to conserve water
DANVILLE — Borough officials are asking water customers to conserve water for the next 24 hours.Water plant workers are conducting maintenance on the water system and must temporarily shut down the system.
Toy Factory fined $112K over arm amputation
ELYSBURG — The Toy Factory TX LLC has contested fines of $112,523 leveled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after an employee suffered an arm amputation at the company’s Elysburg plant in March.OSHA, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, issued the citation on Sept. 14 afte
Large-scale emergency response to horrific crash scene
Officer Dennis Derr, of the Milton Police Department, wheeled a stretcher toward an ambulance while assisting on the scene of Friday’s bus crash.Kevin Mertz/The Standard-Journal
Guilty of first-degree murder is verdict in case where victim was stabbed 37 times
A jury of nine women and three men deliberated a little more than five hours Monday before finding Rashawn David Williams, 26, guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence and obstruction of the administration of law.
Salvation Army store reopens at new downtown location
SHAMOKIN — To those who’ve been awaiting the reopening of the Salvation Army Family Thrift Store in downtown Shamokin, that wait is over.The new store opened at 10 a.m. Monday at the former Newberry’s location, 8 E. Independence St.Although the grand opening is still to come, the new and bigger loca
Suspect charged in Lebanon double homicide
The Lebanon County District Attorney will discuss the arrest of a man charged with double homicide at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.Officials say Gilberto Torres-Reyes was taken into custody last week in the Philadelphia area in connection with an incident from April.Police believe Torres-Reye
Traffic backed up for several miles on I-80 eastbound
Traffic is backed up for several miles along Interstate 80 eastbound near the Susquehanna River bridge between Northumberland and Union counties this morning.Drivers should approach the area with caution and be alert for stopped or slow-moving traffic, according to PennDOT.Motorists can check condit
Move to halfback paying off for Persing, Danville
Before his junior year, Keiser and the Ironmen's offensive staff moved Persing, a flanker, to halfback in Danville's Wing-T offense.
First-time lottery buyers take the plunge
With fingers crossed, Tony Ventura, of Bloomsburg, shows the first Mega Millions tickets he has ever purchased, Monday at the Sunoco convenience store along Route 11, just outside of Northumberland. At right is store clerk Danny Patel, who sold the tickets to Ventura.Photo by Joe Sylvester/The Danvi
Mom describes son’s death in drug case
“I couldn’t wake him. I slapped his face. I tried to breathe air into him,” Mickonis testified in front of Kayla M. Leibowitz, 29, of New Ringgold. “His lips were cold.”
Mayor: $15,000 budgeted for cold case in 2019
SUNBURY — A $15,000 line item will be part of the city's 2019 budget to maintain the Barbara Miller investigation, Mayor Kurt Karlovich said Monday.
Northumberland County solicitor withdraws from lawsuit
Meanwhile, attorneys Joseph T. Kelley Jr., Joseph T. Kelley III and Ryan N. Boland entered their appearance, of Offit Kurman, of Philadelphia, for Shoch and Schiccatano. The two commissioners hired the firm on Oct. 2 at an hourly rate of $450 to represent them in both legal proceedings. Best opposed
VIDEO Police search for hit-and-run driver in fatal pedestrian crash
Police are searching for a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash Sunday night in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County.CNNNextMigrant caravan grows while heading toward USDISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated compani
Charges filed in Union County court against numerous individuals
PossessionLEWISBURG - Harrison Mueller Yohn, 20, of 40 S. Front St., Lewisburg, has been charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana.Buffalo Valley Regional Police charged Yohn on May 1, 2018, after a call was received about suspicious activity going on in the area of the water pump stati
Police: Car crossed line in Schuylkill crash that killed 3
BRANCHDALE — Police said they don’t know why the driver of a 2008 Pontiac G6 crossed the centerline of Route 209 early Saturday morning, causing a head-on crash that killed both drivers and a third person and critically injured a fourth.The crash in this Reilly Township village near Minersville in S
VIDEO Crash closes I-78 at Hamburg
Pickup Pulled from Susquehanna River
PITTSTON, Pa. -- A truck wound up in the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County.Crews pulled the pickup from the river in Pittston around 3 p.m. Sunday.Somehow, the truck ended up in the water near the boat launch by the Fort Jenkins Bridge.There is no word whether anyone is hurt or how the truck went
Most tour bus passengers out of hospital after fatal crash
Jose Ramon Molina-Lozada, 32, of Sunbury, died in the three-vehicle crash on Route 147 in West Chillisquaque Township. According to state police at Milton, his northbound 2001 Nissan Frontier crossed the double yellow line, sideswiped a 2014 Ford F-150 pickup, which was traveling south, then continu
Top 5 things to do this weekend
There will be a number of rescues present, along with food trucks, craft vendors, kids' games, a silent auction, a costume parade of pets, a pet trick or treat, the Roller Derby Vixens and pet bakeries.