Stabber gets up to 7 years in state prison
SUNBURY — A Northumberland County judge dropped the hammer on Joseph Rice on Monday by delivering a 33-month to seven-year state prison sentence for the Sunbury resident’s involvement in a July stabbing that left a man needing staples to close his wounds.
U.S. Supreme Court hears dispute over government mandated birth control
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s health care law is headed for a new Supreme Court showdown over companies’ religious objections to the law’s birth-control mandate.
Governor signs transportation bill that promises to build local bypass
SPRING MILLS — Gov. Tom Corbett today signed a bill that will pump billions of dollars into improvements to Pennsylvania’s highways, bridges and mass-transit systems, a major achievement that could energize Corbett’s 2014 re-election campaign.
Union County woman charged with brandishing gun at husband
NEW BERLIN — A New Berlin woman has been charged after state police say she brandished a handgun and directed it toward her husband on Saturday during a domestic dispute at the couple’s home.
Horse pulling Amish buggy shot in Lancaster County
LANCASTER - Police say a horse pulling an Amish buggy in Ronks, Lancaster County was shot by someone in a passing vehicle. The horse later died.
Two Route 405 bridges set to reopen Tuesday afternoon
MONTANDON — Two bridges on Route 405 between Route 147 and Route 45 near Lewisburg are set to reopen to traffic by late Tuesday afternoon, the state Department of Transportation announced today.
Contractor charged with murder in Philly collapse
The contractor who oversaw a botched building demolition that killed six people in a Salvation Army thrift store in Philadelphia is being charged with murder, manslaughter and reckless endangerment.
Masked gunman robs Route 405 gas station in Turbot Township
MILTON — A masked gunman robbed the Valero gas station on Route 405 in Turbot Township on Saturday evening, state police at Milton said Sunday.
VIDEO: Young American Christina Murphy
The Daily Item Young American winner Christina Murphy of Danville and her violin.
Shoppers are hunting for bargains
HUMMELS WHARF — A shortened shopping season won’t trouble Christmas buyers this year.
What most are concerned about is finding ways to save money in a tight economy.
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