Area youth anglers fare well in first day of national competition
Four Mifflinburg anglers are in a good position to advance after the first day of competition at the inaugural BASSmasters High School Championship on Kentucky Lake.
Erick Trometter was in a coma when served with PFA
SUNBURY — Erick Trometter, the Sunbury man who was shot after allegedly pulling a knife on a Sunbury police officer, was in a coma when the Montour County Sheriff deputies served him a Protection From Abuse Order filed by his grandmother Amanda Trometter, according to Sgt. Dwayne Pidcoe during a hearing Wednesday morning.
3,000 pingpong balls rain from sky
A pilot who dropped 3,000 pingpong balls that were redeemable for prizes missed a crowd assembled for the stunt and instead hit a nearby interstate.
Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers
WASHINGTON — Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated 30-year-old guidelines to make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant workers by employers is a form of sex discrimination and illegal.
Democrats seek political edge in contraception ruling
WASHINGTON — Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Jail group blacklists Clausi
Prison board member Vinny Clausi has been snubbed by an ad-hoc group addressing how quickly eligible inmates are released for parole from the Northumberland County lockup.
Outlaw’s alias spelled trouble for Sunburian
A 30-year New Jersey outlaw using the name of a Sunbury man caused Herbert Lamar Schminkey Jr. to be mistakenly charged by state troopers as a fugitive.
Rock size of soccer ball, victim's husband says
It was like an explosion in the car, Randy Budd said, when an 8-pound rock about the size of a soccer ball shattered the windshield of his family’s Nissan Rogue, hit his wife, Sharon Budd, squarely in the face and left her with disfiguring, life-threatening injuries.
Guardsman still listed in critical condition
PAXINOS — A Shamokin man, a Pennsylvania Guardsman who was injured when police said his motorcycle was rear-ended by a Jeep, remained in critical condition Tuesday night in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, a nursing supervisor said.
Woman gets probation, to pay $15G restitution in 34-mile chase
LEWISBURG — A woman who led police on a high-speed, 34-mile chase through Union County last September, striking four police cars before being apprehended, will spend seven years on probation and pay more than $15,000 in restitution to the two police agencies involved.
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