The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


  • Dog attack critically injures owner in Blair County

    ALTOONA — Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a man was critically injured in an attack by one of his dogs, which was then shot to death by police officers.

    July 17, 2014

  • beattie.jpg L.M. on hook for $22G in mat case

    The Line Mountain School District spent more than $22,000 in taxpayer money defending against a successful federal lawsuit filed by the parents of Audriana Beattie to allow the seventh-grade girl to join the all-male junior high wrestling team.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • wiest_william.jpg Only Shoch kept Clausi out of parole-fix meeting

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • warden.jpg Warden barely clings to job

    Five years after his first day as warden of Northumberland County Prison, Roy Johnson on Wednesday kept his $60,000 job only because an impromptu salary board vote to terminate his employment ended in a 2-2 deadlock, with one abstention and one absentee member.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Penn Valley Airport gets $288G for terminal project

    SELINSGROVE — The Penn Valley Airport will receive an investment of nearly $300,000 in federal and state funds for improvements.

    July 16, 2014

  • Watsontown motorcyclist dies of crash injuries

    MUNCY — A Watsontown motorcyclist died Tuesday of injuries suffered in an accident earlier this month where his motorcycle crashed and he was run over by a vehicle.

    July 16, 2014

  • basskids17.jpg 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.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 16, 2014

  • 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.

    July 16, 2014

  • 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.

    July 16, 2014

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