- The area was in the grip of zero-degree weather, which didn't look too bad compared to 51 below in West Yellowstone, Mont., or in Billings, Mont., where the high for the day was -20.
- The big issue in the area was whether or not the name "Coal Townshi
The long and difficult process toward reducing the size of Pennsylvania's bloated Legislature has begun anew.
The state House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved bills that would reduce the number of state representatives from 203 to 153 and the number of
Time magazine didn't break new ground by naming Pope Francis its person of the year. He is the third pope to be so named, following John XXIII and John Paul II.
More significant is the speed with which Francis has captured the rapt attention of the worl
- It was snowy in Shamokin, where city taxpayers were unhappy about bills due to the borough for paving sidewalks in front of their homes. Property owners on Sunbury, Franklin and Coal streets said the work was inferior to begin with, and the price was t
The News-Item has plenty to cheer, and jeer, about from the past week's news.
Cheers to the first responders and brave civilians who risked their lives trying to save Melissa Pangburn from her burning home Tuesday in Shamokin. It was heartbreaking for th