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Sunbury man accused of sexual assault of 15-year-old girl

SUNBURY — A city man faces felony sexual assault charges after police say the 27-year old man had intercourse with a 15-year-old girl. Tyler Hendricks, of Spruce St., was arrested Thursday night and sent to Northumberland County Jail until he is arraigned by Sunbury District Judge Mike Toomey on fel


Mother who served time after leaving syringe in crib failed to pay fines and costs

SUNBURY — A former Shamokin woman who served prison time for allowing an uncapped hypodermic needle in the crib of her 9-month-old child in 2017 was back in Northumberland County Court on Thursday for failing to pay the costs associated with her sentencing.


APPs fill the gaps: How advanced practitioners are changing health care

Medical care used to be simple. Patients were treated by a doctor or a nurse. Done. Today care can also be provided by advanced practice providers, all with their alphabet soup of identifying acronyms: PA, CRNP, CNM and CRNA.


Pennsylvania Teen Accused Of Killing Her 71-Year-Old Grandfather For $30,000

A Pennsylvania teenager has been arrested on homicide charges after she, her boyfriend and her friends killed her 71-year-old grandfather. Gabriella Long, 17, was charged along with her boyfriend, Chris Cortez, 19, and friends Mercedes Hall, 16, and Devin Cunningham, 20. Police say they stabbed Jose


Northumberland County under flash flood watch

STATE COLLEGE — The National Weather Service has placed Northumberland County under a flash flood watch beginning Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. The watch covers 18 counties throughout central Pennsylvania.


Milton man jailed on child porn charges

MILTON — A Milton man identified by police as having a history of corruption of minors has been charged with possession of child pornography. Terry Carroll, 53, of 967 Fonda Road, Milton, has been charged with possession of child pornography (two counts) and criminal use of a communication facility.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Bridge flushing tomorrow on Route 61 Veterans Memorial Bridge in Northumberland County

MONTOURSVILLE – A PennDOT maintenance crew in Northumberland County will conduct bridge flushing activities tomorrow, Thursday, April 18, 2019 on the Route 61 Veterans Memorial Bridge between the City of Sunbury and Shamokin Dam Borough.


Man killed in motorcycle crash: State police

A man riding a motorcycle was killed Thursday after state police say he hit a tree. Troopers responded at 3:45 p.m. Thursday to the area of Oak Grove Road in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County, for a report of a motorcycle crash.


Everything You Need to Know About Legal Weed in Pennsylvania

Last week, my Uber driver tried to sell me some weed; or, more specifically, he tried to sell me something called “Orange Monkey Creamsicle,” assuring me it was “absolute fire.” I declined, but ended up saving his phone number anyway, figuring that it couldn’t hurt.


Pennsylvania residents seeking disability benefits will have a new step to consider

Starting Saturday, anyone in Pennsylvania who is denied federal disability benefits and wants to appeal will go through a new step that the Social Security Administration says is meant to reduce a large case backlog — but that advocates fear will do the opposite.


As suburbs roar, Pennsylvania Democrats pick top 2020 target

To understand Pennsylvania’s fast-changing political geography, look no further than Tom Killion. After Democrats recently flipped six state Senate seats in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Killion is one of the chamber’s last Republicans standing in those areas — and target No. 1 for Dem


Snyder County Man Locked Up on Rape Charges

FREEBURG, Pa. — A man from Snyder County is locked up on rape charges. Police say Ricky Spriggle, 50, sexually assaulted a woman at an apartment in Selinsgrove. According to the police, troopers found the victim wandering the streets early Thursday morning.


Pennsylvania opens probe into Harvest, state’s largest marijuana-dispensary permit holder

A deal to create America’s largest marijuana dispensary chain may be derailed as Pennsylvania regulators take a closer look at the company’s operations in the state. Arizona-based Harvest Health and Recreation of Arizona, which has cannabis operations in multiple states announced last week that it w


Fireball lights up the sky over Pennsylvania and other eastern states

A bright green fireball was spotted in the nighttime sky on Tuesday by hundreds of people in southern Pennsylvania and 8 other states. According to the American Meteor Society, the fireball raced north to south at 10:57 p.m. and ended its flight in the Atlantic Ocean east of Bethany Beach, Delaware.


Pennsylvania Man Sleeping In Dumpster Loses Prosthetic Leg After Ending Up In Trash Truck

MCKEES ROCK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man sleeping in a dumpster was tossed into the back of a garbage truck as the trash was being emptied, causing him to lose his prosthetic leg.


Lewisburg boys claim Breslin Invitational

MOUNT CARMEL — Behind three individual wins, and four overall, Lewisburg’s boys track and field team captured the Gerald Breslin Invitational held Thursday at Mount Carmel Area High School’s Silver Bowl.


Storms have been battering Pennsylvania, but what’s fueling the severe weather pattern?

The severe weather that has battered Pennsylvania and other parts of the Mid-Atlantic region this month is due to an active spring pattern bringing just the right mix of atmospheric ingredients together, weather analysts say.


Sheetz is Western Pennsylvania's best regional fast-food chain, according to USA Today contest

PITTSBURGH — Sheetz was chosen as one of the best regional fast-food chains in the country in theUSA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. Sheetz ranked No. 4 in the contest, claiming the highest spot of any chain operating in Western Pennsylvania. It's also the only convenience store on the list.


Shamokin couple arrested for stealing vehicle after check bounced

SUNBURY — A Shamokin couple was charged for allegedly stealing a vehicle from the Blaise Alexander Buick Cadillac GMC car dealership after a check for $24,966.25 bounced. Sunbury Cpl. Bradley Hare charged William Lee Herman, 29, and Amanda Wertz, 36, each with two felony counts of theft by deception