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Teen admitted to fatal shooting, officer says

MARK GILGER/Staff Photo Sabian D. Ebersole SHAMOKIN - A Coal Township police officer testified Tuesday that accused murderer Sabian D. Ebersole admitted shooting to death 21-year-old David Rivera Jr. during a botched drug deal in Coal Township on Jan. 24. Cpl. Joshua Wynn also stated that two witnes

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Here's how much snow fell so far throughout central Pa.

Persistent snow throughout central Pennsylvania has resulted in at least a few inches of snow in various areas across central Pennsylvania. Some areas even got a foot of snow. Here's how much snow fell in areas across the region, according to National Weather Service, as of 12:25 p.m. Wednesday: Ada

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-21 16:44:29

It's snow joke: Schuylkill County greets spring, awaits wintry blast

JACQUELINE DORMER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Rita's employee Maddilynn Carey prepares an Italian ice order for a customer on Tuesday, the first day of spring, in Schuylkill Haven. ANDY MATSKO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Liam Albon, 2, of Saint Clair, enjoys a free vanilla ice cream cone at Dairy Queen on Tuesday

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2018-03-21 08:16:37

3-5 inches expected before snow tapers off today

SHAMOKIN - Snow could be heavy at times today and accumulate 3 to 5 inches in the greater Shamokin area. That was the forecast as of Tuesday evening from the National Weather Service in State College. The precipitation will be accompanied by a north wind at 9 to 11 mph, adding to the misery of the

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Pottsville, Shenandoah and Frackville declare snow emergencies

The City of Pottsville and the Borough of Shenandoah are declaring snow emergencies, starting Tuesday evening. Pottsville's snow emergncy level 1 with parking ban will be 6 p.m.Tuesday to 6 p.m. Wednesday. All vehicle are to be moved from snow emergency routes and fire lanes. The Borough of Shena

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2018-03-20 21:04:09

Civil complaints filed in Danville

DANVILLE - The following civil lawsuits have been filed in the office of District Judge Marvin Shrawder. The defendants in such cases... DANVILLE - The following civil lawsuits have been filed in the office of District Judge Marvin Shrawder. The defendants in such cases...

PRESS ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Accused murderer remains in jail until arraignment set

SHAMOKIN - David Rivera was allegedly shot and killed over a drug deal gone wrong and a profit of $20, according to testimony at Tuesday's preliminary hearing accused murderer, Sabian Ebersole. Ebersole, 18, of Coal Township, laughed at times and remained relaxed during a two and half hour prelimina

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-20 22:51:34

Worker loses part of arm in workplace accident

ELYSBURG - A worker in the Toy Factory plant between Elysburg and Paxinos was flown to Geisinger Medical Center after he lost part of his arm in a workplace accident on Monday morning. The worker, who was not identified, got his arm caught in a machine at about 10:30 a.m., Elysburg Fire Chief Dennis

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-20 01:53:30

Suspect in Shamokin Homicide, Standoff Wants Death Penalty

SHAMOKIN - A man charged with homicide was back in court in Northumberland County Monday morning. Additional charges were filed against Jose Colon over the weekend in the death of Kasandra Ortiz. Her body was found behind a dumpster along North Rock Street in Shamokin last month. Ortiz told the judg


Accused killer asks for death penalty

SHAMOKIN - Accused killer Jose Colon asked the Northumberland County District Attorney for the death penalty during his arraignment this morning. Colon, 41, was charged Saturday in the killing of 23-year-old Kasandra Ortiz on Feb. 26 and is being arraigned this morning in front of District Judge Joh


UPDATE: Parking ban along Chestnut St., Kulpmont in effect

A winter weather advisory is in effect beginning at 8 a.m. this morning and the National Weather Service is calling for as much as 5 inches of snow over the next 36 hours. The NWS expects total accumulations in the Valley between 3 and 5 inches. The advisory is in effect from 8 a.m. Tuesday through

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-20 12:00:00

Man has arm trapped at Elysburg toy factory

ELYSBURG - Firefighters had to cut a man out of a piece of machinery at the toy factory near here. Around 10:30 a.m., Elysburg Fire... Contact Information ELYSBURG - Firefighters had to cut a man out of a piece of machinery at the toy factory near here. Around 10:30 a.m., Elysburg Fire... Contact


Sign displays township's displeasure with permit suit

MARK GILGER/STAFF PHOTO This sign installed Monday outside Coal Township Municipal Building displays the township commissioners' opinions about a lawsuit filed by Northumberland County Commissioners Sam Schiccatano and Richard Shoch regarding building permit fees associated with the new county priso

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

1 person killed in morning crash

WGAL News 8 Updated: 9:02 AM EDT Mar 19, 2018 A person was killed in a crash in Lebanon County Monday morning. It happened on SR 934 in North Annville Township around 7:15 a.m. The road is closed between Jonestown Road and Yordy's Bridge Road. The victim has not yet been identified.


Police: Man sent woman threatening messages

A New Hampshire man in custody for violating probation by allegedly threatening a Susquehanna University student is facing felony charges for allegedly sending the woman and two other coeds threatening messages. Guy Wishart, 44, is being held in Snyder County Prison in lieu of $50,000 cash after his

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-19 20:39:29

Murder defendant requests death penalty

SHAMOKIN - The man who admitted in court to killing a woman last month, requested the death penalty Monday while telling a Shamokin magisterial judge there is much more to the murder of 23-year old Kasandra Ortiz. "I want to pay for my crimes and sins," Jose Colon told Shamokin District Judge John G

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-19 23:07:29

Volunteer fighter run over by brush truck while fighting field fire

HEPBURNVILLE -- A volunteer firefighter is hospitalized after being run over by a brush truck while fighting a large field fire Sunday afternoon north of Williamsport. The 62-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was flown to the Geisinger Medical Center near Danville. Her condition was not a


Flames Damage Rowhome in Pottsville

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- Seven people are out of their home after a fire in Schuylkill County. The fire chief tells us the flames started on the third floor of a rowhome on West Norwegian Street in Pottsville around 7 p.m. Monday. Seven people live there, only five were home at the time. Everyone got out

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-03-20 03:12:46

Schuylkill woman dies of crash injuries

A Schuylkill County woman, seriously injured in a crash in Lehigh County almost a year ago, has died. Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Caitlin McGarry, 23, of Schuylkill Haven died on Saturday about noon at the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem. An autopsy was scheduled for this morni


Police say man admits punching, killing niece before standoff in Shamokin

SHAMOKIN -- A Shamokin man has admitted he killed his niece on a Shamokin Street last month after punching her in the face several times, police say. Jose Colon, 41, told police that after he punched Kasandra Ortiz, 23, he dragged her behind a large trash container and shot her, according to an aff