Milton man charged for brick assault

MILTON – A Milton man is facing numerous charges for a weekend assault in Milton.  Danny Rosado Colon is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possessing instruments of crime and other charges for the incident around 2:25 Saturday morning in a parking lot along Long Alley. The Standard Journal reports Rosado Colon assaulted another man, who sustained severe facial injuries including multiple fractures.   Rosado Colon is accused of hitting the man in the face with a brick after the two had argued inside a bar.  The victim was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital and then transferred to Geisinger Medical Center with serious injuries.  Rosado Colon was arrested and sent to the Northumberland County Prison…

Pretrial conference to be schedule for rock throwers

LEWISBURG — The four teenagers, charged with throwing a rock over an I-80 overpass in Union County have given up their right to a  formal arraignment.  The next step for brothers 18-year-old Brett Lahr and 17-year-old Dylan Lahr of New Columbia, 18-year-old Tyler Porter of Milton and 17-year-old Keefer McGee of New Columbia is a pretrial conference, which Union County District Attorney Pete Johnson’s office tells us will be held at the end of November. The four are charged in a July 10 incident in which they threw a rock from an overpass in White Deer Township, Union County.  The rock hit a vehicle, hitting 52-year-old Sharon Budd in the head causing her severe brain injuries. …

Preliminary hearing delayed for Lewisburg stabber

LEWISBURG — The preliminary hearing has been delayed for a Lewisburg man charged with attempted murder. 21-year-old Elliot Fisher was scheduled for a preliminary hearing this week, but it has been delayed until November 6 before District Judge Leo Armbruster. Fisher is facing charges for an incident October 19, when he allegedly stabbed a Lewisburg man in the head outside of a bar on Market Street in Lewisburg. The victim was treated and released from the hospital. Fisher turned himself into police and was taken to Union County Prison on $250,000 bail. (Sara Bartlett)

Another hearing postponed for man charged in boy’s death

MILTON – A court hearing for a man charged in a Sunbury boy’s death has been postponed for a second time.  Victor Hare III of Northumberland was first due in court on October 22, but that was postponed until November 5.  Now, the hearing has been postponed again until December 4 at 10 a.m. before District Judge Michael Diehl.   Hare is charged with felony counts of gun possession and child endangerment.  On October 13, 9-year-old Korbin Rager was at Hare’s home when he died from an apparent drug overdose.  Police found various prescription drugs, alcohol and guns in Hare’s home.  He is barred from possessing firearms as a previously convicted felon.  Hare remains jailed…

Judge won’t drop charges against Trometter

SUNBURY – The man accused of assaulting his 67-year-old grandmother will go to trial, after a Northumberland County judge denied his attorney’s petition to dismiss the charges against him. 23-year-old Erick Trometter is charged with aggravated and simple assault and harassment for an incident July 8 at his grandmother’s home on Susquehanna Avenue in Sunbury.   Judge Charles Saylor ruled there is enough evidence against Trometter for the case to proceed to trial.  Police say Trometter pounded on his grandmother’s legs and then kicked her in the face and head, causing her nose to bleed.   Trometter was later found walking on Mile Post Road in Sunbury and when Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare tried…

Independent hopes to unseat Marino

SUNBURY — Election day is drawing near, and an Independent candidate for the 10th Congressional Congress is hoping to unseat the Republican incumbent. Nick Troiano, of Pike County, says he is running for congress, because he believes people should be the driving force of our democracy. One of Troiano’s platforms is political reform. He says we need to end partisan gridlock and special interest corruption in Washington, “The best thing congress can do is stop taking a vacation right now for campaigning, go back into session, and address the conflict ongoing in Syria and Iraq. Perhaps rollback the harmful sequester cuts that the congressman (Marino) supported, which took out a billion and a half dollars…

Someone shot a dog with a BB gun

MILTON – State police are looking for the person who shot a dog with a BB gun near Milton.  Troopers say the dog was shot sometime Saturday or Sunday in the 48-hundred block of Route 405 in West Chillisquaque Township.  The dog was struck in the left front paw.  Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at Milton.  (Ali Stevens)

Hit and run crash on Route 54

TURBOTVILLE – The driver of a silver pickup truck fled the scene of an accident Tuesday evening in Lewis Township, Northumberland County.  State police say the hit and run driver was passing several vehicles on westbound Route 54 near the Susquehanna Trail, using the eastbound lane.   An 18-year-old from Danville was trying to make a left turn off Route 54 and was struck by the pickup truck around 7:30 p.m. The driver of the pickup then fled the scene of the crash. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact state police at Milton.  (Ali Stevens)

New bridge now open in Northumberland County

SUNBURY – A bridge project that took more than two months to complete is now finished.  The bridge along Cider Press Road in Upper Mahanoy Township was replaced over Little Mahantango Creek.  A detour using Shwaben Creek Road to Pauls Road and Valley Road has been in place since early August.   The detour was lifted on Tuesday and the bridge is now open to traffic.  The project was expected to be finished in late September, but took an extra three weeks.  (Ali Stevens)

Line Mountain avoids strike

HERNDON — Line Mountain teachers will not be striking as planned on Wednesday. The teachers accepted the school board’s offer to avoid work stoppage and enter into nonbinding arbitration.   The teachers union had given the school board until Wednesday to settle on the collective bargaining agreement. The school board voted Monday to ask the teachers to skip the strike and head directly to arbitration. The teachers will have been working under the terms of an expired contract for two years and 126 days by Wednesday. There are 99 teachers in the Line Mountain Education Association.