December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

Prison project moving along

SUNBURY — Prison board members gave an update on the prison project during a 15-minute meeting Wednesday morning. Commissioner Sam Schiccatano said the plans for the new Northumberland County Prison have not yet been finalized, but the design is More...

Home health worker steals clothes, toiletries from bedridden client

By Sarah DeSantis THE NEWS-ITEM sarah_d@newsitem.com MOUNT CARMEL — A home health aide is accused of stealing clothes and toiletries from a bedridden client.  More...

Woman charged for using sister's identity in arrest

By Sarah DeSantis The News-Item sarah_d@newsitem.com LOCUST GAP — A woman is charged with making false statements to police for giving her sister's name while being arrested for squatting in a house.  More...

Geisinger: Opioids not helpful

DANVILLE – A new study by a pair of Geisinger Health System physicians reports that the use of opioid therapy to treat chronic pain is not only ineffective, it can actually increase the likelihood of more harmful consequences, including death.  More...

Erdman elected chair of career and technology center board

COAL TOWNSHIP — Dennis Erdman of Line Mountain School District was elected chairman of the Northumberland County Career and Technology Center Operating Agency during the board’s annual reorganization meeting Wednesday night at the school. Robert More...

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