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Pennsylvania man leaves nice surprise for porch pirate
SHAMOKIN, Pa. (WHTM) - A Pennsylvania man left a package on his porch hoping a thief would return, take it, and never come back. Robert Lynch told Scranton television stations WBRE and WYOU that he's been fed up since thieves broke into his car twice within the past three years. The first time, he h
Two Shamokin sites chosen in Phase II of medical marijuana dispensaries
HARRISBURG — The two locations chosen for medical marijuana dispensaries in the Northcentral region in Phase II of the state's medical marijuana program are both in Shamokin.
District Court: Guilty Pleas
MOUNT CARMEL — Five defendants entered guilty pleas Dec. 5 and were ordered by Magisterial District Judge William C. Cole to pay a fine and costs. • Marvin R. Gentzler Jr., 59, of 763 Spruce St., Kulpmont, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus cos
These Are The 10 Poorest Cities In Pennsylvania For 2019
We used science and data to determine which places in Pennsylvania are basically dead broke. Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the poorest places in Pennsylvania.
Police seeking ex-inmate in stolen truck case
COAL TOWNSHIP — Police are continuing their search today for a female inmate released from Northumberland County Jail on Friday night who allegedly stole a truck belonging to a correctional officer at the prison.
RCV Grange forced to sell hall
NUMIDIA — The Roaring Creek Valley Grange’s membership has plummeted from more than 250 in the late 1980s to fewer than 20 today. The group, whose remaining...
Pennsylvania State Police say crooks are using a PSP phone number to scam victims
The Pennsylvania State Police is warning residents in the Pittsburgh area that scammers are using a state police phone number to target victims. According to police, the number will appear on caller ID as 412-787-2000 and be identified as state police.
'Miracle' is 33 years in making
MARION HEIGHTS — This Christmastime will be forever remembered as the miracles of all miracles for one borough resident and her family. For decades, Tinamarie Bartholomew, who was adopted by Mrs. Helena Kaszytski and her husband, John, of Marion Heights, held onto a dream to meet her true birth moth
Shamokin Man Leaves a Nice Surprise on His Front Porch For Theives
SHAMOKIN, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY(WBRE/WYOU-TV) - In the season of ordering and receiving gifts, no one is more excited to see an unopened package than porch pirates in Northumberland County.
Arrest Made in String of Burglaries in Northumberland County
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. -- An arrest in a string of break-ins in Northumberland County. At least six homes were burglarized in the Shamokin and Sunbury areas in a week in 2015.
'Porch pirate' swipes Amazon box filled with cat poop
(PENNLIVE) — SHAMOKIN, Pennsylvania — A female thief who took an Amazon box from a porch in Shamokin got a big surprise when she opened it. Robert Lynch, from whose porch the box was taken at 7 a.m. Wednesday, said the package was filled with cat poop he’d forgotten to put out with his trash.
Man found guilty of killing father with bat
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - A Schuylkill County man has been found guilty of beating his father to death with a baseball bat on Father's Day last year. Michael Marchalk, 38, of Barnesville, was convicted of third-degree murder, theft and related charges in the death of 60-year-old Gary Marchalk.
Catawissa cops searching for man
CATAWISSA — The Catawissa Borough Police Department is looking for Joshua Lee Hayes from Fowlersville Road in Berwick. The police have an arrest warrant for Hayes in connection with felony charges of theft from a motor vehicle and attempted burglary that occurred in Catawissa.
Three judges enough? Record crime total raises staffing concerns across court
SUNBURY — Despite another record criminal caseload this year, the three judges in Northumberland County don’t believe adding a fourth judge is necessary. Northumberland County, which has a population of approximately 92,000, is the only fifth-class county in the state with only three judges, and a j
PA Man Charged With Attempted Murder
MILFORD TOWNSHIP, P.A. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a man with attempted murder Monday for an incident that took place November 29. According to police, Timothy Graf, 31 of Montrose, fired his rifle at his victim, a 31-year old woman from New Milford, on State Route 706 near its intersection
SUV hits tree after driver tries to avoid deer
SUNBURY — For the second time in less than 24 hours, a motor vehicle accident in Rockefeller Township was attributed to a deer darting across a rural road. A late afternoon crash on Sunday involved Nancy Ann Mantz, 68, of 866 Foye Road, Sunbury, who police said was traveling on Foye Road when the in
Fire Destroys Club Next to Pennsylvania Firehouse
AVONMORE, Pa. (WTAE) - Crews battled a fully involved fire at the Avonmore Italian Club in Westmoreland County before it was ruled a total loss. The Avonmore Fire Department is next door to the club, but even with a quick response, officials said the fire spread too fast.
Schuylkill County man convicted of beating his father to death with baseball bat
HARRISBURG — A Schuylkill County man was convicted of third-degree murder in the killing of his father, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Michael Marchalk, 38, of Barnesville, was also found guilty of theft and related charges. He was accused of beating his father, Gary Marchalk, 60, to de
Pennsylvania man tells telemarketer: Someone has been 'tied up and gagged'
A trick on a telemarketer went wrong when police responded to a person's house under the ruse that someone had been “tied up and gagged.” On Dec. 13, police performed a welfare check on a person in a home in the 200 block of Spring Meadows Road in East Manchester Township, York County.
Part of Interstate 81 Closed Due to Big Rig Rollover in Schuylkill County
KLINE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Part of a highway is closed due to a tractor trailer rollover in Schuylkill County. It happened just after 8 a.m. Monday on Interstate 81 south near the McAdoo/Tamaqua exit.