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4 DUI ARRESTS MADE DURING DETAIL Arrests made during a DUI detail in Northumberland County over the weekend.  State police say that from 10pm on Saturday night into 3am on Sunday, they set up a DUI checkpoint in the county stopping 115 vehicles.  Police say they arrested three drivers for driving under the influence of…more »

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22 ARRESTED IN LARGE DRUG BUST OPERATION Operation Save Milton took place last Thursday as some 160 law enforcement personnel spread out across Northumberland and Dauphin counties to arrest 22 persons involved in a drug distribution ring said to have brought in a million dollars worth of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl over the past few…more »

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RAISE THE REGION WRAPS UP Another successful Raise the Region event wrapped up at midnight last night.  With a fundraising effort which began at 6pm on Wednesday evening, 273 non-profit agencies from across Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Union and Snyder Counties shared in just shy of $1.5 million dollars over the 30 hours of online fundraising. …more »

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RAISE THE REGION The annual Raise the Region fundraising effort with the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania is underway.  Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised so far  with 283 non-profit agencies in Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties registered.  The Blaise Alexander Family Dealership has once again supplied $150,000 dollars in…more »

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FORMER NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY OFFICIAL CHARGED A former elected official in Northumberland County now faces charges for stealing from the county while in office.  Former Prothonotary Justin Dunkleberger who already faced charges from stealing from a Memorial Fund that he was administrator of, now is accused of having his office issue checks totaling $30,000 dollars to…more »

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MAN WANTED FOR STABBING IN BERWICK A man continues to recover from his injuries stemming from a stabbing in Berwick in Columbia County on Friday night, and police continue to look for his assailant.  Xavier Class and Bryan Arriaga-Soto got into a fight outside J.J. Bar on West Second Street in Berwick late on Friday…more »

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WOMAN CHARGED FOLLOWING DISTURBANCE State police in Montoursville are looking for more information regarding a Jersey Shore area incident which occurred last week.  Police were called on Thursday night around 8:30 to a home along State Route 973 for reports of a disturbance there.   There they found that 59 year old Michele Phillips alleged threatened…more »

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MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER ON TROOPER A 27 year old Hughesville man faces over 20 counts including attempted homicide following a struggle with a state trooper yesterday.  After investigating a burglary in which Brandon Confer was allegedly involved at his mother’s house, Trooper Johnathon Buynak was dispatched to McDonalds on Route 405 around 11am,…more »

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WANTED MAN FOUND IN HARRISBURG A Harrisburg man, wanted in a city shooting last month was found in Harrisburg yesterday and returned here to face charges.  Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force team found Ejuan Cosby at a residence in the 1200 block of Walnut Street in Harrisburg yesterday and he was taken…more »

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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER COCAINE FOUND IN CHILD’S SYSTEM An arrest last month of a Williamsport woman on several charges has been revealed following an investigation in which high levels of cocaine were found in her infant daughter.  Police raided the home of 33 year old Maria Sweeting in the city a day after her 1…more »

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