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Body found on river island; coroner, police remain at scene

Two incidents in local waterways were investigated Saturday night — one in which a body was found, and another in which a woman was safely rescued.A call for a rescue in the Susquehanna River off Dalmatia was first made shortly after 7 p.m. A few minutes later, emergency communications reported it w

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-06-17 03:05:00

2 injured in crash involving motorcycle on I-81

State police at Jonestown said the crash occurred at 3:23 p.m., 380 feet west of Swopes Valley Road. According to police, Richard Sevigny, 50, of Hudson, New Hampshire, was northbound at mile marker 96.8 in the left lane of travel when the rear tire of his 2003 Harley-Davidson Road King blew out. Po

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

Man shoots intruder who doused home with gasoline

The 57-year-old Pottsville man was working at the North Manheim residence around 6 p.m. Sunday when the intruder came across the street and entered the garage. The intruder then grabbed a gas can and entered the home, pouring gas all over the floor.The homeowner pushed the intruder out of the home w

YORK DISPATCH ONLINE - 2018-06-18 13:08:00

Two roadside eating places set for area

MOUNT CARMEL — Two nationally-known roadside eating establishments, located in the same area and combined under a single project, are scheduled to be constructed in the near future along Route 61 in Mount Carmel Township.The Columbia County Industrial Development Authority, Bloomsburg, announced tod

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-06-17 09:00:00

State police, boat teams responding to Northumberland County water rescue

DALMATIA — Police officers are among a crowd of people at the Dalmatia boat launch for a water rescue incident on Zeigler Island.State police were traveling to the island with Valley fire companies that have boat rescue units, according to emergency communications. The island is west of Dalmatia in

DAILY ITEM - 2018-06-16 23:46:00

Mother, son, charged with theft of access card

Jenifer Curcie, 38, was charged in May with felonies of forgery, device fraud and tampering with public records or information, and misdemeanors of theft by unlawful taking, tampering with records or identification, identity theft and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.


'Long road' ends with a full pool in Mount Carmel

People of all ages were enjoying the hot, sunny day hanging out poolside or cooling off in the water, but no one seemed to be having more fun than the kids who lined up at the diving board to take turns twisting through the air and cannon-balling into the water.

NEWSITEM.COM - 2018-06-17 09:00:00

Valley tree-trimming electrocution victim on stunning road to recovery

The paramedics had stopped administering CPR after the 48-year-old tree trimmer from Middleburg was electrocuted with 7,200 volts of electricity, but then a miracle happened. Jordan's heart started beating again, a full quarter-hour following the accident.

DAILY ITEM - 2018-06-17 22:30:00

New Bargain Outlet opens in Trevorton

The store opened May 31 and is owned and operated by Sana Evaji, of Trevorton, with help from her children, Waffa and Alex.


Wanted: Skilled trade workers

While the price of college continues going up and the financial payoffs seem to be going down, the number and annual income of skilled trade positions is on the rise.According to the U.S. Department of Education, 68 percent of employment will fall under infrastructure-related jobs, but there will be


Shamokin native awarded medal of valor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With violence on the increase, the use of deadly force by law enforcement has become a hot-button topic in recent years.Shamokin native Brian Walsh, an officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) in Charlotte, North Carolina, was involved last year in one such i


Man tries to lure 14-year-old girl into his vehicle

A series of problems with the home, including an ongoing issue with mold, may be the source of serious respiratory issues for the Field family, who also allege poor workmanship done by contractors after a 2012 fire and 2014 flood, have added to the problems.Wochit

DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-16 16:36:00

Materials found to manufacture meth

THARPTOWN — Materials used to manufacture methamphetamine were found Tuesday night in a wooded area near Johns Estate Road not far from Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.Coal Township police received information about 6:30 p.m. about an alleged production of methamphetamine and responded wi


Lewisburg man arrested for rape

Jeffrey A. Camp Jr. allegedly forcefully raped the woman at four different points as they traveled together in his Dodge Durango in the area of Cooper Mill Road in Lewis Township, Union County, May 3, arrest papers state.


ACROSS THE VALLEY: Police still searching for suspect following car theft, chase

The suspect's identity is unknown, but is believed to be an Hispanic male in this late 20s with long black, hair. He is believed to be between 6-foot and 6-foot, 2-inches tall and was wearing a blue, striped shirt and khaki shorts or pants, according to police.


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Van crashes into utility pole

Patrolman Jason Adams, who is continuing his investigation into the crash, reported Felina Robbins, 30, of Mount Carmel, was driving the van east on Race Street at 7:23 p.m. when it hit a utility pole on the left side of the street.


Partnership hopes to get growing license for medical marijuana

John Gembic, who is also a Shamokin District Judge and owns the former K-Mart building in Coal Township, was busy at work Thursday preparing the 92,000 square foot building for the growing of marijuana if his company, Shamokin-Coal Township Greenery Inc., gets the license.


Police still searching for suspect following car theft, chase

The suspect's identity is unknown, but is believed to be an Hispanic male in this late 20s with long black, hair. He is believed to be between 6-foot and 6-foot, 2-inches tall and was wearing a blue, striped shirt and khaki shorts or pants, according to police.


Alleged car theft leads to pursuit

NEW COLUMBIA — An unidentified suspect was detained Thursday after an alleged vehicle theft resulted in the owner being knocked to the ground and a subsequent police pursuit ending with a Pennsylvania State Police cruiser crashing into a wooded area.Buffalo Valley Regional Police were dispatched at