July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Today's Top Stories

13-year-old accused of arson to remain in detention center

By Stephanie BettickTHE NEWS-ITEMstephanie_b@newsitem.comSUNBURY — A 13-year-old girl accused of setting fire to the women’s bathroom in Dunkin’ Donuts Saturday night is being detained at Central Counties Youth Center, Bellfonte, until her adjudicati More...

County prison probably won't open until 2018

SUNBURY — Northumberland County Commissioner Sam Schiccatano said the new county prison probably won’t open until spring 2018 as officials continue to develop plans to convert the former Northwestern Academy in Coal Township into a jail that can hous More...

Methodists United to hold prayer vigils for community police

The churches of Methodists United will hold prayer vigils throughout the area to promote peace and show support for community police officers. The first prayer vigil will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Coal Township Police Department. More...

14-year-old charged with raping child

BY THE NEWS-ITEMMILLERSBURG — A 14-year-old Millersburg boy has been charged by state police at Lykens with raping a 3-year-old borough girl while babysitting the victim earlier this month. More...

Alleged abusive mother threatens to blow up Children and Youth

By Sarah DeSantisTHE NEWS-ITEMsarah_d@newsitem.comKULPMONT — A mother threatened to blow up the Northumberland County Children and Youth Services building when her daughter was taken from her after a witness allegedly saw her throwing and hitting the More...

Work continues at Dunkin'

BY LARRY DEKLINSKIThe News-Itemlarry_d@newsitem.comSHAMOKIN — There is no word official word on when — or if — Dunkin’ Donuts in the city will reopen in the wake of an arson fire that damaged the building late Saturday. More...

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