Battling blaze puts Danville teen in Geisinger
DANVILLE — An ember from a wood-burning heater caught part of an East Front Street game room on fire Tuesday, sending a teenager to Geisinger Medical Center with smoke inhalation.
Brother reaches plea deal in stabbing
SUNBURY — A Shamokin man who is accused of stabbing a city man 10 to 12 times had his bail reduced after he reached a plea deal with the Northumberland County district attorney’s office Tuesday.
Routes 11-15 bypass: 'It will be done,' state senator says
SHAMOKIN DAM — Standing in the same spot where more than seven months ago he proclaimed that the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway project was “finally, finally, finally,” being included in a funding package, Sen. John Gordner, R-27, was back to confirm that the passage of the state’s comprehensive transportation bill means the project is happening.
Private companies will extend low-cost health insurance plans in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s four Blues insurers will extend the life of their cut-rate, bare-bones insurance policies for low-income people after planning to end them Dec. 31 because they don’t meet the requirements of the 2010 federal health care law.
U.S. Supreme Court to hear Conestoga's objections to health care law
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear another dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law — whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.
School bus slides off road this morning in Montour County
VALLEY TWP. — Fourteen vo-tech students were taken to a hospital after their bus slid off icy Klein Road and overturned Tuesday.
A roundup of news from local district and county courts.
Dealer’s deal may open cell
SUNBURY — A Northumberland drug dealer received 2 1/2 years to five years in prison when he appeared in Northumberland County Court on Monday after pleading guilty to his role in a 2010-2011 drug ring in Sunbury.
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.
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