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Snow expected for the start of spring in central Pa.

Snow is expected to move into central Pennsylvania on Monday night and into Tuesday for the start of spring, but it isn't expected to amount to much, according to the National Weather Service at State College. As of Sunday evening, less than an inch of snow is expected by 2 p.m. Tuesday in places li

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-18 23:50:45

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

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-19 14:00:00

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

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-03-19 16:03:46

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

PENNLIVE.COM - 2018-03-18 02:05:39

Building goes without a bid on Sunbury's Market Street

SUNBURY - An open auction of a Market Street building ended in four minutes when no one offered a bid. A half-dozen people stood on the sidewalk at noon when auctioneer Jeffrey Dunkelberger invited anyone interested in offering a bid inside 446 Market St., once home to Varias Restaurant. A handful o

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-17 21:19:35

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

PRESS ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-19 17:15:25

This week's top 5 stories to watch

1. Protesters will greet controversial conservative pundit Ben Shapiro during his upcoming lecture at Susquehanna University on Tuesday. Activist group Susquehanna Rising criticized the decision to bring Shapiro to campus due to his history of "racist, sexist, transphobic" comments and said they wil

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-18 19:49:34

Here's the latest crime in Franklin Co.

Check out the latest crime happening in the area with our Franklin County crime wrap-up. Full stories: MORE: Gettysburg man forced teen to sell drugs out of Montgomery Township home, police say MORE: Police: York woman crashed into Shippensburg Police car while drunk MORE: Police: Mercersburg man

PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-03-18 19:47:42

Stakeout leads police to 10 wanted persons

COURTESY OF SHAMOKIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Blake Boyer is seen in custody. SHAMOKIN - Shamokin police discovered 10 people with active warrants at a North Shamokin Street home while conducting a stakeout for a wanted Mount Carmel man Wednesday night. Police received information that Blake William Boyer,


Man in Shamokin standoff charged with murder

SHAMOKIN - The Shamokin man shot by police at the end of a seven-hour standoff last month confessed to beating a woman bloody before shooting her in the head with a shotgun, according to court documents. Shamokin police charged Jose Colon with homicide and related charges Saturday. Colon confessed t

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-17 21:51:00

Officials point to growing drug culture as part of increase in homicide cases

SUNBURY - Sean Maschal, Kasandra Ortiz and David Rivera were murdered in Northumberland County within the past six months. Two of the three alleged killers have been charged, though District Attorney Tony Matulewicz reports the suspects in all three killings are already in jail on other charges. On

DAILY ITEM - 2018-03-18 04:21:00

Patient charged with assaulting 3 Geisinger hospital employees

Coal Township, Pa., police charged a patient at Coal Township-based Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital for assaulting hospital employees during his hospital stay March 1, according to The News-Item. The 50-year-old patient was arraigned March 13 on three felony counts of aggravated assault,


Middle School Student Facing Charges After School Threat in Lycoming County

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - According to a release from Williamsport Area a middle school student will face charges after allegedly making a cyber threat. The student allegedly made a threat against the Williamsport Area Middle School earlier this month. The school district says the student admitted to maki


Northumberland woman enters plea in a resisting-arrest case

BLOOMSBURG - A Northumberland woman pleaded "no contest" to resisting arrest after causing a drunken disturbance in Catawissa last winter. Krystal... BLOOMSBURG - A Northumberland woman pleaded "no contest" to resisting arrest after causing a drunken disturbance in Catawissa last winter. Krystal..


Man charged for calling 911, police over 200 times

A 56-year-old Beaver Springs man is charged with harassment for calling the Snyder County 911 Center and area law enforcement more than 200 times for non-emergency matters. Ronald P. West Sr., of Stage Road, allegedly made more than 150 calls to state police at Uniontown, prompting officials to repo


Shamokin Standoff Suspect Now Charged with Woman's Homicide

SHAMOKIN, Pa. -- A man facing charges following a standoff with police is now charged in the shooting death of a woman in Northumberland County. Police in Shamokin have charged Jose Colon with criminal homicide. Investigators say Colon shot Kasandra Ortiz in the head with a shotgun late last month.

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-03-17 22:29:04

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Danville bar accused of selling alcohol to minor

Published: March 16, 2018 DANVILLE - A Danville bar sold alcohol to a minor, according to court documents. T.J. Shooters, Market Street, Danville, was issued the citation by the... Published: March 16, 2018 DANVILLE - A Danville bar sold alcohol to a minor, according to court documents. T.J. Sho


Man Facing Robbery and Assault Charges in Snyder County

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - A man is facing charges after he allegedly broke into a home, pointed a gun at another man and threatened him. According to police Bryan Murray, 46 of Beavertown, broke into the home along Orange Street and pointed a gun at the victim, took his cell phone, and threatened him. The


Col. John Kelly Road near Lewisburg reopens after accident

LEWISBURG - Col. John Kelly Road has reopened to traffic in Union County following a vehicle crash which led to a diesel fuel spill. Col. John Kelly Road between Route 15 and Churches Road/Hospital Road was open by 6:04 p.m., according to a press release from PennDOT. The highway had been closed and