SHAMOKIN - A 22-year-old Shamokin man is being charged with arson and other crimes in connection with a fire at a three-story apartment building in Shamokin Monday night.

James L. Neidlinger Jr., last known address of 203 E. Dewart St., was being arraigned as of about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday at the office of Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, Shamokin, on two arson-related counts, both felonies, and a felony count of risking a catastrophe. He faces a handful of other charges as well.

Monday night's fire followed two on Thursday in the same neighborhood, and two others from nearby that occurred in September, all at abandoned buildings.

Further details will be posted as they become available, and in Wednesday's print, online and e-editions of The News-Item.