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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.
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.
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.
Naloxone gone in one hour
SUNBURY —Within an hour of opening its doors Thursday, the Northumberland County State Health Center distributed all of its state-provided free naloxone kits to help battle the opioid epidemic.
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.
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.
Sunbury’s New Year’s Eve Festivities Canceled
SUNBURY, Pa. — Christmas is less than two weeks away, but New Year’s Eve is also on the minds of some people in Sunbury. For the past few years, the city celebrated by dropping this large light bulb on Market Street.
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.
Pennsylvania Woman in Critical Condition After Bear Attacked, Dragged Her While She Was Walking Dog
A Pennsylvania woman has been left in critical condition following a bear attack outside her Lycoming County home on Wednesday evening, officials say. Melinda LeBarron was attacked on her property at around 6:45 p.m., WNEP-TV reported. She was grabbed on the leg by a black bear and pulled nearly 90
Sunbury State Health Center distributing free naloxone Thursday
HARRISBURG — Naloxone will be distributed free in nearly 80 locations across the state from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday as part of the Wolf Administration's ongoing efforts to reduce the number of opioid overdoses across the commonwealth.
Single mom grateful for what Needy Family Fund has to offer
SUNBURY — A single Sunbury mom who is experiencing a rough patch between jobs says she is grateful for the gifts provided by the Needy Family Fund. “It helps out especially when I got into a pinch in between jobs,” said Shannon Ensinger, 31. “I left my previous job and I’m not making as much as befo
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
Debris Removal on Rt. 147 Wednesday in Northumberland County - Delays Expected
From PennDOT in Montoursville – Flood debris removal work will continue tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 on Route 147 in Northumberland County. The contractor will remove debris from bridge piers on Route 147 northbound between Packer Island and Northumberland Borough.
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
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.
Webb to seek Republican nomination for county commissioner
SUNBURY — A businessman focused on tourism has announced his candidacy for Northumberland County commissioner. Tom Webb, 56 and a registered Republican, confirmed Tuesday afternoon that he will be entering the 2019 race for commissioner.
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.
Kulpmont man jailed for alleged sexual assault of minor
KULPMONT — A Kulpmont man still awaiting trial for allegedly inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl during a sleepover in 2015 was incarcerated Wednesday on charges for allegedly sexually assaulting another underage girl.
'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.
Shoch to bow out of county government
SUNBURY — Rick Shoch will not be seeking a third term as a Northumberland County commissioner. Shoch, a Republican and chair of the current board of commissioners, released a lengthy statement Monday morning announcing he will not be running for re-election in 2019.