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1 hr ago | The News Item

Superior Court denies Delvalle's latest appeal

The latest appeal by a convicted cocaine dealer in the Shamokin area serving 15 1/4 to 35 years in state prison has been denied by the state Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Drugs, State Prisons, Prison, Coal Township, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

6 hrs ago | The News Item

Woman accused of tying up 911 line

A Mount Carmel woman is being charged with misdemeanor counts of assault, disorderly conduct and harassment after she allegedly tied up emergency 911 lines with false reports on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Mount Carmel, PA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The News Item

Viaduct, Route 61 at the top of PennDOT's 'to do' list

PennDOT will be undertaking some major projects locally over the next year, including bridge work on the Mount Carmel Viaduct and the resurfacing of Route 61 from Weigh Scales to Paxinos.

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Related Topix: Paxinos, PA, Northumberland County, England, Columbia County, PA, Mount Carmel, PA, Coal Township, PA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The News Item

For the Record: Sunday, July 27, 2014

Michael Ramel Barker, 709 W. Chestnut St., third floor, Shamokin, to Katricia Lee Smith, 707 W. Chestnut St., Apt.

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Related Topix: Shamokin, PA, Mount Carmel, PA, Kulpmont, PA, Coal Township, PA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The News Item

DA: Sunbury acting chief of police justified in shooting

Northumberland County District Attorney Ann Targonski has determined the city's acting police chief was justified in shooting a Sunbury man who came after him with a knife despite being hit three times with a Taser and repeatedly being warned to drop the weapon.

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Related Topix: Sunbury, PA

The News Item

Porch roof partially collapses; no one hurt

Volunteers from the Group Cares Workcamp, a Christian mission, were replacing the decking on a second floor front porch when the roof pulled away from the home about 2:50 p.m. "They're doing such a good job.

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Related Topix: Coal Township, PA, Shamokin, PA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The News Item

Paving bid poised for OK in Mount Carmel Township

Chairman Charles Gasperetti, Joseph Zanella and Reynold Scicchitano voted Thursday to put the bid from M&J Excavation Inc., Bloomsburg, on file to allow time for solicitor Vincent Rovito to study it.

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Related Topix: Bloomsburg, PA

The News Item

Hit-and-run charges filed from April Mount Carmel Township case

An Atlas man was charged with causing more than $15,000 in damage to five parked vehicles in hit-and-run accidents in the 400 and 500 blocks of the village in April and remains incarcerated.

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Related Topix: Prison, Berks County, PA

The News Item

'Blitz' targets overdue court $$ in Northumberland County

More than $22.8 million in court costs dating to 1965 is owed to Northumberland County, and an effort is underway to collect it.

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Related Topix: Northumberland County, England, Kulpmont, PA, Coal Township, PA, Mount Carmel, PA, Sunbury, PA

The News Item

Northumberland County blasts back at Kaleta

Arguments continue between attorneys for outdoor enthusiast David Kaleta and Northumberland County Commissioners Vinny Clausi and Stephen Bridy over Kaleta's 2012 lawsuit arguing Sunshine Law and constitutional violations related to county land access.

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Related Topix: Northumberland County, England

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The News Item

Attorneys: $750K sought from prison over suicide

A $750,000 private settlement is sought by the widow of a Shamokin man who committed suicide in June inside Northumberland County Prison.

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Related Topix: Shamokin, PA, Suicide, Sunbury, PA

The News Item

In the end, Cyrus Lewis couldn't beat his addiction

MIKE STAUGAITIS/Staff Photo Hope Lewis talks about her late husband, Cyrus Lewis, in her home in Shamokin over a photo collage that she made out of photographs of herself, Cyrus and their family.

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Related Topix: Shamokin, PA, Drugs, Sunbury, PA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

Volunteers Spruce Up Homes

Nearly 400 people from all over the country are spending the week sprucing up homes in lower Northumberland County.

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Related Topix: Northumberland County, England

Northumberland Echo

Civil case dismissed against Northumberland sheriff

Northumberland County Sheriff C.A. Wilkins said Saturday that his lawyers had informed him Friday that the civil cases against him brought by an underaged girl and her parents had been dismissed.

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The News Item

Danville man threatened mom with knife, shotgun

A Danville area man was placed in Northumberland County Prison after police said he threatened his mother with a hunting knife and shotgun Saturday.

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Related Topix: Danville, PA

Morpeth Herald

Prestigious award to mark Dennis' great commitment

A dedicated volunteer has been honoured for his efforts to support those who are deaf or have hearing loss in parts of Northumberland.

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Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The News Item

Conservation district official receives state award

Traveling from various parts of Pennsylvania, nearly 180 individuals comprised of conservation district staffs, state officials and legislative partners convened in Altoona to honor conservationists during the PA Association of Conservation Districts Inc. and State Conservation Commission's 67th Joint Annual Conference.

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Related Topix: Altoona, PA, Blair County, PA, Susquehanna, PA

The News Item

County court sentencings: July 22, 2014

Ariel Parker, 27, of Coal Township, was sentenced by President Judge William H. Wiest to serve 90 days on house arrest after pleading guilty to his second offense of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Related Topix: Coal Township, PA, Shamokin, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WNEP-TV Moosic

Crews Respond To Two Nearby Wrecks In Northumberland County

Crews in Northumberland County had to deal with two wrecks 10 minutes apart, within a mile of each other, Tuesday morning near Milton.

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Related Topix: Northumberland County, England, Milton, PA

The News Item

Purse snatcher gets credit for 184 days served, which is her minimum sentence

A purse snatcher who pleaded guilty in April to a felony of robbery will be released in the near future from Northumberland County Prison, where she has been an inmate for 184 days.

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Related Topix: Shamokin, PA, Selinsgrove, PA, Marion Heights, PA

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