Brush fire

BIG MOUNTAIN - Firefighters worked for several hours Monday night to extinguish a brush fire on a culm bank south of this Coal Township village. The fire appeared to have ignited from a pile of burning trash left unattended. No structures were in danger.


WICONISCO TOWNSHIP - Dustin Brosius, 24, of Herndon, was charged by state police at Lykens with driving under the influence of alcohol relating to a traffic stop at 11 p.m. Monday on Route 209 near Hill Street.

Police said Brosius was stopped in his pickup truck for a traffic violation. Police discovered open cans of alcohol in the truck and found Brosius to be under the influence of alcohol.