Northumberland County, PA

Fatal motorcycle accident in Northumberland County claims life of Muncy man

West Chillisquaque Township, Pa. – A 63-year-old motorcyclist of Muncy died after he was thrown off his motorcycle Saturday in Northumberland County. State Police at Milton say shortly before 6:30 p.m., John F. Barlett failed to negotiate a right-hand curve on Mount Zion Road in West Chillisquaque Township when he struck a ditch and was thrown off the motorcycle.
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Fatal motorcycle crash in Northumberland County

WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A fatal motorcycle crash occurred Saturday in Northumberland County, police say. According to law enforcement, 63-year-old, John F. Bartlett was driving his motorcycle, north on Mount Zion Road in West Chillisquaque Township. On Saturday evening around 6:30 p.m., Bartlett missed a right-hand curve and drove off the road, […]
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Muncy man killed after motorcycle crash

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — A man is dead after a motorcycle crash Saturday night in Northumberland County. It happened around 6:30 p.m. along Mount Zion Road near Milton. State police say John Barlett, 63, of Muncy, drove off the side of the road and hit a ditch. Barlett was...
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Fire damages building in Shamokin

SHAMOKIN, Pa. — Investigators are searching for a cause after a late-night fire in Northumberland County. Flames broke out along the 600 block of North Franklin Street in Shamokin around 10 p.m. Friday night. A photo from a viewer shows flames shooting from the upper floors. The stretch of...

Vandalism in Mount Carmel

MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. — Police in Northumberland County are investigating after more than 40 reports of vandalism throughout the borough of Mount Carmel and the surrounding township. Cars, garages, street signs, and homes were all hit by the vandals sometime Wednesday night into Thursday in Mount Carmel. Anyone with...

Deadly shooting in Sunbury, police looking for suspect

SUNBURY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) —A manhunt is underway for a homicide suspect in Northumberland County. Sunbury Police are looking for the man they say shot and killed another man in a convenience store Thursday afternoon. Sunbury Law Enforcement held a press conference at the station Thursday night. They say several people were inside the Penn […]

Gov. Wolf: More Than $5.2 Million in New Funding Awarded to Communities for Water and Sewer Improvements in Four Counties

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that more than $5.2 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) competitive, set-aside funding was awarded to update existing water and/or sewer systems and help improve the quality of life for residents of four communities in Bedford, Clinton, Juniata and Northumberland counties. “This CDBG funding...

Knoebels Offering Free Ride Pass to Past and Present US Military Members This Saturday

Knoebels Amusement Resort invites past and present United States Military members to enjoy a free ride pass this Saturday, May 21, 2022. On this special day, park guests can visit with reps from military branches to learn about career and service opportunities. Thanks to Northumberland County’s Veterans Affairs department, this year’s event has grown to also include organizations that support veterans and guest speaker Brigadier General Maureen Weigl.

Anthracite mine reclamation project boosts local economies

Reprinted from PA Environment Digest Shamokin, Pa. — On May 13, U.S. Senate Bob Casey and John Stefanko, DEP Deputy Secretary for Active and Abandoned Mine Operations toured the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area in Shamokin, Northumberland County to highlight how abandoned mine reclamation projects can benefit local economies and communities. The federal Bipartisan Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act will provide an additional $244 million for abandoned mine land (AML) reclamation...
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Northumberland County hosts human services job fair

May 20—SUNBURY — Annie Reilly recently moved back to the Valley after living in Virginia for 13 years. The Selinsgrove resident, who was born and raised in Ashland, has experience working at the Northumberland County and Columbia/Montour Counties aging agencies. For this reason, Reilly came out on Thursday afternoon to the Northumberland County Human Services Job Fair at the human services complex on Second Street to inquire about a job.