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Unwed, pregnant teacher fired from Catholic school asks bishop for her job back
SHAMOKIN -- The unwed, pregnant teacher fired from a Catholic school for violating its morality clause has formally asked the bishop of the Harrisburg Diocese to reinstate her.
Shamokin man, 18, charged with rape
SHAMOKIN — A Shamokin man has been charged with rape in connection with an incident earlier this month in the city. Hunter Dannheimer, 18, of 813 Oneida St., was charged Wednesday by Patrolman Raymond Siko II with felonies of rape and sexual assault, and misdemeanors of indecent assault without cons
H.S. Roundup: Shamokin boys stay undefeated, top Wildcats 76-63
COAL TOWNSHIP — Collin Bowers scored 27 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Shamokin boys basketball to a 76-63 win over HAC-I rival Central Mountain Friday. The Indians led 38-31 at the half and opened the lead in the second part of the contest, with Bowers scoring all but seven of his point
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.
Clausi sues Shamokin Patrolman Nathan Rhodes, Joseph Leschinskie
SUNBURY — Coal Township businessman and former county commissioner Vinny Clausi has sued a Shamokin police officer and a former mayoral candidate claiming assault and conspiracy regarding an incident earlier this year.
Shamokin man arrested for alleged pure fentanyl delivery
SHAMOKIN —A Shamokin man was incarcerated Wednesday on felony drug charges for allegedly selling pure fentanyl to confidential informants in October. Jeremy Rickert, 25, of 641 S. Market St., faces three felony charges filed by by Cpl. Bryan Primerano in relation to controlled buys on Oct. 9 and Oct
Time capsule found in Shroyer building
SHAMOKIN — The Shroyer building played a large role in Shamokin’s history, so it was fitting that crews located a time capsule inside of an engraved cornerstone block while tearing down the building.
LOCAL ROUNDUP: Wreckers break into win column
The Weatherly boys broke into the win column on Friday night, outlasting Northumberland Christian 77-67 in the Wreckers’ home opener. Clinging to a 48-41 lead heading to the fourth quarter, Weatherly erupted for 29 fourth-quarter points and needed nearly all of them to hold on for the non-conference
Demolition of former Shroyers factory 'going well'
SHAMOKIN — Demolition of the former Shroyers Dress Co. factory is progressing without any unforeseen circumstances. About 50 percent of the complex has been demolished since work began Nov. 19. It consisted of multiple buildings stretching a block along East Packer Street between North Rock and Nort
Arrest in Northumberland County Burglary Spree
SUNBURY, Pa. — Police have arrested a man for a string of burglaries in Northumberland County three years ago. Cory Fischer, 35, of Carlisle, has been charged with burglary, theft, and criminal trespass.
Pennsylvania woman attacked by bear, saved by dog named 'Bear'
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (WTXF) - Game wardens say a bear attacked a woman outside her home in Pennsylvania and dragged her more than 80 yards before being rescued by her dog. The attack happened Wednesday in Muncy Creek Township, which is located about 16 miles (25 kilometers) east of Williamsport.
Lower Anthracite Model Railroad Club to hold open houses
SHAMOKIN — Reading Railroad passenger and freight trains traveling through downtown was a common sight when coal was king. Blue skies became filled with clouds of steam as ore trains traveling to steel plants in Bethlehem via the Pennsylvania Railroad line that paralleled the Reading shook the windo
District Court: Guilty Pleas
SHAMOKIN — Nine defendants entered guilty pleas Tuesday and were ordered by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III to pay fines and costs.
First grade project leaves lasting impression on students in Northumberland County
SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WOLF) — A small-town elementary school is doing big things for it's students. Mr. Pratt has been creating a holiday display with his first grade class for the past 20 years.
Board Member Hires Attorney for Fired Pregnant Teacher
COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A school board member at a Catholic school near Shamokin is speaking out about the teacher who was fired for being pregnant and unmarried. The board member hired an attorney for the former teacher.
Pennsylvania woman attacked by black bear
MONTGOMERY, Pa. (WHTM) - Pennsylvania game wardens are trying to capture a black bear that attacked and seriously injured a woman in Lycoming County. Officials told WNEP-TV the woman was outside her home with her dog when the bear grabbed her leg and dragged her more than 80 yards Wednesday night.
Township's lawsuit settlement plan is fair
To the editor: I commend the Coal Township commissioners for proposing an excellent solution to resolve the Northumberland County Commissioners’ lawsuit regarding the county prison building permit fee payments.
City approves $4 million budget that includes no tax increase; adoption slated for Dec. 26
SHAMOKIN — City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a $4 million preliminary budget for 2019 that includes no tax increase. The proposed spending plan is about $98,000 more than the 2018 budget, which city administrator Robert Slaby said is primarily due to an overall increase of $150,000 i
Shamokin man charged with rape
SHAMOKIN — A Shamokin man has been charged with rape in connection with an incident earlier this month in the city. Hunter Dannheimer, 18, of 813 Oneida St., was charged today by Patrolman Raymond Siko II and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, who set bail at $100,000 cash.
'Deal' to settle lawsuit no deal at all
• • • Regarding the lawsuit, legal precedent clearly shows the township would likely lose in court, so there is nothing to gain for township taxpayers for this battle to last any longer. At least the township seems to have recognized that through its recent efforts toward compromise.