SUNBURY — The Sunbury satellite branch of Lackawanna College received a $385,000 grant to establish a scholarship fund to strengthen the College’s financial aid offerings and provide additional assistance for students with financial need.

LEWISBURG — The Salvation Army on Wednesday received two checks worth more than $132,000 from the 2019 Needy Family Fund campaign, making it the third-highest campaign in the fundraiser's history. 

COAL TOWNSHIP — A convicted killer serving a life sentence plus at least 27 additional years, faces felony aggravated assault after troopers said he split blood and attempted to strike a correctional officer at SCI-Coal Township with a shank created from a toothbrush.

MOUNT CARMEL — An unknown woman pretended to represent the Mount Carmel Lion's Club in order to solicit donations for a holiday meal program, according to the Northumberland County District Attorney's office.

COAL TOWNSHIP — A former inmate at Northumberland County Jail threatened to kill himself if he wasn't allowed to make a phone call and then flooded his cell after he damaged a sprinkler system on Dec. 30, according to the Northumberland County District Attorney's office.

The average price for gasoline across the Susquehanna Valley increased by four cents this week over last week, and has settled at $2.67 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

WATSONTOWN — A Williamsport woman was charged by Watsontown police with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, misbranding of drugs, tampering with evidence, all misdemeanors, in addition to summary traffic violations.

SUNBURY — A sentencing hearing is scheduled for a man who pleaded no contest to possessing a loaded firearm without a license in Point Township after he allegedly fled a fatal hit-and-run in New York.

DANVILLE — The stress felt by parents of babies who need to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be exhausting, but on Friday night Geisinger Medical Center offered a momentary respite — an intimate Valentine's Day dinner — enabling parents to spend some quality time together …

1. Volunteers from Mostly Mutts, a no-kill animal shelter, in Sunbury, will hold a “meet and greet” event from 10 a.m until 3 p.m. at Vreeland’s Harley-Davidson, 317 Montour Blvd, in Danville today.

SHAMOKIN DAM — The state Department of Environmental Protection concurs with PennDOT's assessment of acid bearing rock in the path of the southern section of the $865 million Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway project.

The nation's largest teachers' unions — including the Pennsylvania State Education Association — want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, contending they can harm students' mental health and there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.

Restaurants and organizations throughout the Susquehanna Valley embraced the Valentine’s Day holiday, planning events — everything from parties to live music to a family art night — through Sunday.

Bundle up for a blast of cold Canadian air Friday, with lows plunging from the mid-20s this afternoon to around 10 degrees at night, said meteorologist Steve Travis, of the National Weather Service, on Thursday night.

COAL TOWNSHIP — A 30-year-old inmate at Northumberland County Jail said sexually obscene and vulgar statements to three female members of the jail's medical section on three separate occasions between Jan. 27 and Feb. 5, according to the Northumberland County District Attorney's office.

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