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Coroner: Truck driver suffered fatal heart attack before crash
Niles P. Hoch, 75, was driving east on East Fifth Street in Bloomsburg at about 5 p.m. when the large dump truck traveled over the curb and plowed into a telephone pole and a tree, Bloomsburg police said.
County inmates moved from SCI-Coal to new prison overnight
Robert Inglis/The Daily Item Northumberland County Prison warden Bruce Kovach, left, helps raise the flag with Daniel Bordner for the first time over the new Northumberland County Prison which held a ribbon cutting ceremony last month.
Northumberland County Inmates now Housed in New Jail
COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Northumberland County inmates who have been housed in a state correctional institute have now been transferred to the new county prison.County commissioners said all the inmates housed at SCI Coal Township were moved into the new facility overnight.Inmates have been housed in st
Pine Grove Man Arrested Searching Author’s Home for Treasure
When officers questioned Miller on what led him from Pennsylvania to New Mexico, Miller said, “the treasure map.”
Halloween spirit flies high at Shamokin house
SHAMOKIN — Need a Halloween fix? Try the Knovich home at 215 E. Sunbury St. Between the festive pumpkins and ghosts and eerie witches stirring a rat in their cauldron, you’ll find what you need to get in a hauntingly frightening spirit.“I always liked Halloween,” said 94-year-old Nickolene (Fiorenza
District Court: Guilty pleas
• Shane M. Hart, 29, of 214 Cedar Road, Paxinos, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and was ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs.
Search in Tamaqua for missing teen
Vincent Golinski, who was reported as missing from his home on Monday, was reportedly last seen in the area behind the Tamaqua High School. Search teams from throughout the area, with their K-9 units, were converging on the area. By 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Northeast Search and Rescue group already
Shamokin Dam marijuana-growing facility approved
Municipal officials "have been very fair. I think it should go up very quickly," said Peter Gallagher, of INSA LLC, of the progress the firm has made with Shamokin Dam borough and planning officials.
148 inmates moved to new Northumberland County Jail
“Each inmate received an intake pack, new clothing and bedding and were informed about the services that will be available to them,” the warden said.
Police chief violated murder suspect's right to remain silent, Pa. Supreme Court rules
The decision, which upholds earlier rulings by a Schuylkill County judge and the state Superior Court, likely sinks the case against Joshua M. Lukach for an August 2015 robbery-murder in Pottsville.
UPDATE: Defense presents 'ace in the hole' witness
Roads testified she was with Franklin on July 1, 2012, the day Frank Spencer was killed. State prosecutor Anthony Forray got Roads to offer several conflicting statements during cross examination, telling different stories about her time with Franklin that day.
AG: "Epic failure by law enforcement factor in Spencer murder"
During the four-day murder trial of Anthony "Rocco" Franklin, Senior Deputy Attorney General Tony Forray and Assistant Attorney General Phil McCarthy hammered Hemlock Township Police and former Columbia County District Attorney for allegedly not helping Spencer after he filed 37 complaints with poli
Pittston Man Dies After Falling From Bucket Truck in Bucks County
NOCKAMIXON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The coroner confirms a fall from a bucket truck killed a man from Luzerne County.James Roxby, 48, from Pittston died at a hospital Monday.He was trimming trees when he fell from that truck last month outside of Philadelphia.
Busts for heroin, vehicle break-ins
SHAMOKIN — Shamokin police, with the assistance of the Northumberland-Montour Drug Task Force, charged an alleged heroin dealer and “gun runner” in connection with separate incidents in the city.Steven Markowitz, 49, of 1141 W. Wood St., Coal Township, faces felonies of delivery of heroin/fentanyl,
Man Locked Up After Leading State Police on Chase With Stolen Bobcat
EAST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man is locked up in Schuylkill County after leading state police on a chase with stolen construction equipment.Police caught up Barron Belsak while he was driving a Bobcat on Ridge Road near New Ringgold earlier this month.Troopers say the man from New Ringgold hit c
Traffic backing up after crash at Routes 11/15 split
A vehicle crash at the split of Routes 11/15 in Shamokin Dam is causing traffic backups in several directions this morning.The crash occurred just before 9 a.m. near the former Tedd's Landing property.The left lane of Route 15 southbound is closed at the crash scene. The right lane is open but traff
Police: Contractor assaulted, robbed
Hazleton police said Amanda Robles Montes De Oca, 18, and Kendry Rodriguez beat the contractor in the parking lot of Boyer’s Food Markets, 999 W. 15th St., before taking his cash and a cell phone. Robles Montes De Oca struggled with police attempting her arrest about 14 blocks away from the store wh
Alleged heroin dealer, gun runner charged in Shamokin
SHAMOKIN — Shamokin police, with the assistance of the Northumberland-Montour Drug Task Force, charged an alleged heroin dealer and gun runner in connection with separate incidents in the city.Steven Markowitz, 49, of 1141 W. Wood St., Coal Township, faces felonies of delivery of heroin/fentanyl, co
VIDEO Schuylkill man hit, killed by car on Route 61 had fallen onto road
A Schuylkill County man was killed in a pedestrian crash on Route 61 in Port Clinton. State police said the man had apparently fallen onto the road as he exited his vehicle.NextVIDEO Life Lessons: The Finley Project: Hope through lossDISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments ar
Sunbury woman pleads guilty to selling drugs that led to fatal overdose
Christine M. Walburn was arrested in April, two months after the Feb. 24 death of Coby S. Goodling, 28, from fentanyl poisoning.