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County inmates moved from SCI-Coal to new prison overnight
Robert Inglis/The Daily Item Northumberland County Prison warden Bruce Kovach, left, helps raise the flag with Daniel Bordner for the first time over the new Northumberland County Prison which held a ribbon cutting ceremony last month.
Shamokin Dam marijuana-growing facility approved
Municipal officials "have been very fair. I think it should go up very quickly," said Peter Gallagher, of INSA LLC, of the progress the firm has made with Shamokin Dam borough and planning officials.
Coroner: Truck driver suffered fatal heart attack before crash
Niles P. Hoch, 75, was driving east on East Fifth Street in Bloomsburg at about 5 p.m. when the large dump truck traveled over the curb and plowed into a telephone pole and a tree, Bloomsburg police said.
Northumberland County Inmates now Housed in New Jail
COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Northumberland County inmates who have been housed in a state correctional institute have now been transferred to the new county prison.County commissioners said all the inmates housed at SCI Coal Township were moved into the new facility overnight.Inmates have been housed in st
Sunbury Halloween parade to begin 7 p.m. Thursday
Kolton Davy, 11, gets a little help from his mother Tabitha O'Halloran, with the finishing touches on his doctor costume before the start of the Sunbury Halloween Parade on Thursday.
Prisoners moved into Northumberland County Prison
Starting Tuesday night at 8 p.m., the state and the county worked together to move 148 inmates from the State Correctional Institute in Coal Township to the new $31.6 million prison located approximately six miles away at the Northumberland County South Campus. The final inmate was processed at 2:10
Sunbury borrows from tax anticipation note to pay bills
Sunbury will not seek a $500,000 loan to pay its bills after officials decided to borrow from a tax anticipation note instead, according to treasurer Kevin Troup.
Sunbury woman pleads guilty to selling drugs that led to fatal overdose
Christine M. Walburn was arrested in April, two months after the Feb. 24 death of Coby S. Goodling, 28, from fentanyl poisoning.
Snyder County DA, former candidate resolve social media lawsuit
Former Selinsgrove mayoral candidate Vincent Stoops, 33, filed the lawsuit claiming Piecuch violated his First Amendment rights by blocking him from commenting on the prosecutor's Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Driver Crashes Dump Truck Into Utility Pole
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- A driver was rushed to the hospital after crashing a dump truck into a pole in Columbia County.Wires and part of a tree came down on the truck Tuesday afternoon along East Fifth Street in Bloomsburg.Officials haven't said how the driver is doing.
Busts for heroin, vehicle break-ins
SHAMOKIN — Shamokin police, with the assistance of the Northumberland-Montour Drug Task Force, charged an alleged heroin dealer and “gun runner” in connection with separate incidents in the city.Steven Markowitz, 49, of 1141 W. Wood St., Coal Township, faces felonies of delivery of heroin/fentanyl,
Traffic backing up after crash at Routes 11/15 split
A vehicle crash at the split of Routes 11/15 in Shamokin Dam is causing traffic backups in several directions this morning.The crash occurred just before 9 a.m. near the former Tedd's Landing property.The left lane of Route 15 southbound is closed at the crash scene. The right lane is open but traff
Police: Contractor assaulted, robbed
Hazleton police said Amanda Robles Montes De Oca, 18, and Kendry Rodriguez beat the contractor in the parking lot of Boyer’s Food Markets, 999 W. 15th St., before taking his cash and a cell phone. Robles Montes De Oca struggled with police attempting her arrest about 14 blocks away from the store wh
2 killed in Monday crash near Muncy
A Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling north on Beacon Light Road when it entered the intersection with Route 220 northbound and was struck by a northbound 2013 Dodge Caravan driven by Nicole E. Temple, 31, of Muncy, which caused both vehicles to enter the path of a 2017 Chevrolet Spark driven southb
Woman charged with using daughter to create child porn
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that 26-year-old Kayla Parker of Dayton, Ohio, was charged with sexual abuse, exploitation of children and other offenses.
New Columbia man sentenced for sexually assaulting teen; Photos, video found on school-issued computer
President Judge Thomas James Jr. sentenced Michael Wade Irvin, 44, to 42 months to nine years in jail for aggravated indecent assault. The judge also sentenced him to a concurrent term of 30 months to 96 months for sex exploitation and ordered him to pay $800 in fines.
Alleged heroin dealer, gun runner charged in Shamokin
SHAMOKIN — Shamokin police, with the assistance of the Northumberland-Montour Drug Task Force, charged an alleged heroin dealer and gun runner in connection with separate incidents in the city.Steven Markowitz, 49, of 1141 W. Wood St., Coal Township, faces felonies of delivery of heroin/fentanyl, co
Two lotteries, two days, a total of one billion dollars
Ticket sales in the Valley have been strong, said Melanie Leach, an employee at Puff's on Market Street, Sunbury.
UPDATE Traffic clears up following crash during morning commute
A vehicle crash at the split of Routes 11/15 in Shamokin Dam has been cleared up and traffic is flowing normally this morning.The crash occurred just before 9 a.m. near the former Tedd's Landing property.The left lane of Route 15 southbound was closed at the crash scene.
Police: Car, bulldozer among $36,000 worth of items stolen in Hartley Township
More than $36,000 in property was stolen from a Union County home, including a car valued at $20,000.