HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s Legislature moved closer this week to settling a yearslong battle over lifting criminal and civil statutes for child sexual abuse crimes in a debate growing out of Roman Catholic Church scandals.
MOUNT CARMEL — The parents accused of beating their 8-week-old son, who suffered a broken femur, waived their rights to preliminary hearings Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge William Cole.
MILTON — Police have named the victim of the Nov. 10 shooting on Elm Street in Milton as two of the three suspects in the case appeared Wednesday in the office of District Judge Michael Diehl.
NORTHUMBERLAND — A New York man suspected of fleeing the scene after striking and killing a pedestrian in New York state was apprehended Monday, Nov. 11, in Point Township.
COAL TOWNSHIP — Charges have not yet been filed in an alleged bullying incident that occurred Tuesday afternoon at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, but township police continue to investigate the incident.
MOUNT CARMEL — The mother of an 8-week-old boy, who police allege was physically abused, has been arrested and jailed on $100,000 cash bail.
SUNBURY — A homeless man and woman have been charged with felony counts of endangering welfare of children after being found sleeping with a 1-year-old boy in a tent Friday morning.
HARRISBURG — The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned.
SUNBURY — The Northumberland County Jail inmate who was allegedly given Suboxone by former correctional officer Christopher Guinther has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.
MOUNT CARMEL — A 29-year-old Mount Carmel man is behind bars on $100,000 cash bail after allegedly beating an 8-week-old child during an incident that occurred in April.
MILTON — Milton Police Department Chief Curt Zettlemoyer believes the violence which unfolded Sunday on borough streets is not a reflection of the community at large.
BEAVERTOWN — Pennsylvania State Police have issued a felony arrest warrant for a Beavertown man who allegedly led troopers on a high-speed chase through Snyder County.
SHAMOKIN DAM — A Maryland man will be charged with careless driving resulting in unintentional death and related charges as the result of a fatal crash which occurred July 9 along Route 15, near the Route 11 interchange, in Shamokin Dam.
MILTON — An unidentified 24-year-old man remains hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his spine and other injuries after being shot Sunday afternoon in Milton. Three suspects in the case were arraigned Monday morning on attempted homicide and related counts.
MILTON — Three men suspected of being involved in the Sunday shooting of an unidentified 24-year-old male were arraigned Monday morning via video before District Judge Michael Diehl of Milton.
SOMERSET — The man convicted of providing a 9-year-old Point Township boy with 12 times the adult dose of oxycodone, which led to the child’s death, has died at age 63 while in prison.
ELYSBURG — A large briefcase left in the parking lot of Sheetz Thursday morning raised concerns and resulted in a temporary closure of the store by local first responders before being declared a false alarm.
HARRISBURG — The Office of Disciplinary Counsel on Oct. 31 disbarred a Paxinos man for representing clients while under administrative suspension and for falsifying his work history.
SUNBURY — A senior judge has ordered Michael James Robinson, of Shamokin, who is charged with multiple offenses relating to four separate incidents, to be released from Northumberland County Jail on $5,000 unsecured bail on each offense. During a video bail reduction hearing that followed a 30-minute status conference in judge’s chambers Wednesday afternoon, Senior Judge Lawrence Clark, of Dauphin County, granted a motion by Robinson’s attorney, Brian Ulmer, of Lewisburg, to release his client from prison on his own recognizance while maintaining other bail conditions. Ulmer said Robinson was a non-violent person and had secured a home plan to live with people along Buckhorn Road in Bloomsburg. The defense attorney told the judge his client is not a flight risk and will be present for future court proceedings. The county district attorney’s office, which was represented at the status conference and bail reduction hearing by Assistant District Attorney Michael Seward, did not oppose the bail reduction or Robinson’s release from prison, which was scheduled to occur Wednesday night or today. Upon issuing his order, Clark said, “I believe this is an appropriate resolution.” The 57-year-old Robinson is charged by law enforcement officers with impersonating a federal officer, disorderly conduct, harassment and accumulation of garbage involving incidents in Shamokin. Robinson thanked the judge, Ulmer and Seward, and said, “I love my freedom.” Robinson, who rambled on as he did in previous court appearances, claimed he captured 351 write-in votes for county commissioner in Tuesday’s general election. According to unofficial county voting results, only 41 write-in votes were cast for county commissioner. After Clark wished Robinson good luck and a happy holiday season, the defendant said, “As long as Brian Ulmer is on my side, I’m not afraid of anything. God bless you, sir.” Ulmer and Seward declined comment after the hearing.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia Navy Yard worker charged with lying to the FBI about his ties to white nationalist groups to obtain security clearance at the historic shipyard was denied bail Wednesday.
HARRISBURG — A judge ruled this week that votes in a referendum next week about enshrining victims’ rights in Pennsylvania’s constitution will not be tallied or certified while a legal challenge is pending.
MILTON — Charges filed against a Dornsife man accused of leaving a 15-month-old child at a gas station in lower Northumberland County have been transferred to the office of District Judge Michael Diehl for a preliminary hearing.
SHAMOKIN — The mother of the man accused of beating a 3-year old girl earlier this month in Trevorton was arraigned on felony charges Wednesday.
The Milton Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police and multiple local municipal police departments responded at around 8 p.m. Saturday to the 700 block of Hepburn Street, Milton. Milton Police Department Chief Curt Zettlemoyer said officers were called to a fight which broke out outside…
LITTLE MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — A Little Mahanoy Township man has been charged with aggravated indecent assault, burglary and indecent exposure relating to multiple incidents at a neighbor’s residence, including some that occurred Thursday and Friday and others that date to 2012.
UPPER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — Police reported a 36-year-old Dornsife man grabbed his 15-month-old son from his mother in Upper Mahanoy Township early Sunday, fled the scene and eventually left the child at a gas station.