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Drug charges for woman discovered at wanted man’s home

Sunbury, Pa. —When officers knocked on the backdoor to a home, they believed a wanted fugitive was located in, they observed two women allegedly smoking a joint with marijuana in plain view. Officers were eventually let in by Francky Riche, who was then taken into custody without incident near the 500 block of Walnut Street on June 17. Riche was wanted in connection to a shooting that occurred in the middle of June. ...
SUNBURY, PA
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Columbia County Man Wanted for Armed Robbery in Bloomsburg

A Columbia County man is wanted for an armed robbery in Bloomsburg. According to the Bloomsburg Police Department, Maurice Neil Smith, 21,of Nescopeck is wanted for an armed robbery that occurred on June 11th, 2022. Officers are attempting to locate Smith who has been charged with Robbery (serious injury), Burglary,...
COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA
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Family blames fatal wreck on PennDOT’s failure to fix ditch

AUBURN, Pa. (AP) — Matt Neidlinger crested the hill of a narrow, twisty state road and found a nasty surprise waiting for him at the bottom. The ditch was a couple of feet wide and spanned both lanes, and Neidlinger barely had time to brake when his work truck slammed into it. The impact severely jolted him and his passenger. In the mirror he could see his loaded trailer bounce and flail, its rear wheels briefly off the ground.
AUBURN, PA
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Police issue warrant for ‘armed and dangerous’ man

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— Bloomsburg PD have issued a warrant for the man pictured below for aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and other related charges. Police say they are attempting to locate Maurice Neil Smith who has been charged with robbery involving serious injury, burglary, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and other related offenses. According to officials, […]
BLOOMSBURG, PA

Police charge man with trespassing inside a garage

MAHANOY CITY, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police arrested a man in Schuylkill County after they say he was found trespassing in a garage. According to the Mahanoy City Police Department, Isiah Kechula 23, of Barnesville, was arrested Wednesday around 7:00 a.m. after he was found inside a garage in the 200 block of East Centre Street. […]
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA
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'Armed and dangerous' man wanted by Bloomsburg PD

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA CO, (WOLF) — The Bloomsburg Police Department has issued a felony warrant for a man wanted on multiple charges. Officials say 21-year-old Maurice Neil Smith was last seen on Tuesday around 5:31 AM. Smith has been charged with robbery (serious injury), burglary, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and...
BLOOMSBURG, PA

New Susquehanna Valley thruway ready to open

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — It's a day many people thought would never come. But after more than 50 years of planning, officials celebrated the opening of the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation project. "It's a four-lane limited-access new roadway that connects Route 147 in Northumberland County to Routes 11 and...
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PrimoHoagies Officially Opens in Schuylkill County

PrimoHoagies opened their new location in Saint Clair on Tuesday. The location officially opened with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday morning with the first 100 customers receiving a free hoagie. PrimoHoagies, known for its gourmet hoagies with high-quality meats and cheeses piled high on fresh-baked rolls. The franchise location is...
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PA
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Barnesville Man on Probation Found Trespassing in Garage in Mahanoy City

A Barnesville man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison for trespassing after being recently released from prison and on probation. According to Mahanoy City Police Chief Thomas Rentschler, on Wednesday morning, around 7:00am, he received information about a person in a garage in the 200 Block of East Centre Street. Chief Rentschler said he is familiar with the property and has knowledge that the owners did not grant permission for anyone to be inside.
MAHANOY CITY, PA

Family blames fatal wreck on PennDOT’s failure to fix ditch: ‘This could’ve been avoided’

AUBURN, Pa. — Matt Neidlinger crested the hill of a narrow, twisty state road and found a nasty surprise waiting for him at the bottom. The ditch was a couple of feet wide and spanned both lanes, and Neidlinger barely had time to brake when his work truck slammed into it. The impact severely jolted him and his passenger. In the mirror he could see his loaded trailer bounce and flail, its rear wheels briefly off the ground.
AUBURN, PA
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WILLIAMSPORT, PA

Roots to Recovery Heartwood Center in Hazleton

HAZLETON, Pa. — The former Boyle's Funeral Home on South Wyoming Avenue in Hazleton has new life as a day center for the homeless. "That's the purpose of this center, so they can come in and receive the services, and we are a safe zone for them, no judgment. We are just here to help," said Kerri Scheitrum, regional director of New Roots Recovery.
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19-Year-Old Stabbed in Shamokin, Police Seek Info

SHAMOKIN – A 19-year-old Shamokin man was injured and flown to the hospital after a stabbing incident in Shamokin. Police tell us the victim was flown to Geisinger and they are still looking for perpetrator. Ray Siko, the police chief, says officers were called to an area on Sunbury...
SHAMOKIN, PA

‘It’s what a peach should taste like’

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Ask our local farmers what they expect to bring this week to the Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market, which opens at 10 a.m. today on Public Square, and you’ll hear about radishes, rhubarb and sugar snap peas — along with plenty of flowers and fruit.
WILKES-BARRE, PA

BU chemistry professor honored for advising

Bloomsburg, Pa. — A Bloomsburg University professor was honored recently for her work helping students navigate the complicated world of post-graduate studies. Toni Trumbo-Bell, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, was named Public University Adviser of the Year by the Health Professional Student Association Student Advisory Council. Trumbo-Bell, who serves as the pre-medical sciences studies certificate program, was nominated anonymously by former students who have...
BLOOMSBURG, PA
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