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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

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-10-23 09:00:00

Businesses, organizations join in fun on Shamokin Halloween parade night

SHAMOKIN — Downtown Shamokin is set for a haunting good time Tuesday evening with local businesses offering up their own spooky treats during the city’s annual Halloween parade.The parade, sponsored by First National Bank, The News-Item and AREA Services, marches from Claude Kehler Community Park at

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-10-22 09:00:00

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

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-10-23 09:00:00

Texts evidence in drug death trial

Jurors also saw printouts of messages between Leibowitz and the victim, George Dougherty, 25, over two days preceding his death on March 9, 2017.

TIMES NEWS - 2018-10-23 12:57:00

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.”

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2018-10-23 00:00:00

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.

PRESS ENTERPRISE - 2018-10-23 20:13:39

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

MILTON DAILY STANDARD - 2018-10-23 10:40:00

Police in Shenandoah seeking suspected bank robber

SHENANDOAH, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WOLF) —Shenandoah Borough Police is searching for a man suspected of robbing a bank.Officials say the man wearing a yellow hat allegedly robbed the M&T Bank just after 11 a.m. Monday.The suspect was caught on surveillance video.If you recognize the suspect, police are

WOLF - 2018-10-22 17:11:43

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

DAILY ITEM - 2018-10-22 16:11:00

VIDEO Truck hits deer on Route 443 in West Penn

The driver of a tanker truck escaped serious injury after hitting a deer in Schuylkill County Monday morning.NextVIDEO Police search for hit-and-run driver in fatal pedestrian crashDISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated compani

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-10-22 16:30:24

Sunbury hires new officer, accepts resignation of another

Part-time officer Joshua Dreisbach was hired by City Council to a full-time position starting at $46,204 while officer Keifer Bathgate resigned for personal reasons, Karlovich said.

DAILY ITEM - 2018-10-23 00:42:00

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


Deer in I-81 roadway results in two-car crash

The crash happened in Foster Township when Pablo A. Hernandez-Roman, 29, of Shamokin, driving a 2006 Pontiac, swerved to avoid the deer crossing from the east berm. The vehicle traveled into the path of another vehicle, a 2015 Dodge Dart driven by a woman from Mount Carmel who was unable to brake in

TIMES NEWS - 2018-10-22 12:36:00

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

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-10-22 09:38:45

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

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-10-22 09:00:00

Pa. man on 'treasure hunt' for buried gold is arrested for trespass at famous author's home

Robert Miller of Pine Grove, Pa., was arrested and charged for allegedly trespassing at the New Mexico home of author Forrest Fenn in search of buried gold described in one of the writer's poems, police say. (screen shot/WNEP-TV via Twitter)

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-10-22 07:40:00

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.


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


Three Dead Following Early Morning Crash in Schuylkill County

Police say a car driven by Brandon Stephens, 31 of Pottsville, crossed the center line and struck the car of 19-year-old Jayden Klemas.


VIDEO Crash closes I-78 at Hamburg

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WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-10-22 10:01:07