US: No plans to end broad surveillance program
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing whether to charge a government contractor with leaking classified government secrets while it defends a much-criticized National Security Agency surveillance program as an indispensable tool for protecting Americans from terrorists.
Car stolen from bar patron before fatal crash in Snyder County
BLOOMSBURG — A car involved in a fatal Shamokin Dam crash on Saturday was stolen from a patron of RD’s Roadhouse, Bloomsburg, according to police.
Penn State allows veterans to register for class early
STATE COLLEGE — Penn State University is going to allow military veterans using the GI Bill to schedule classes earlier than most of the student population.
Two inches of rain make for slick roads
SUNBURY — More than two inches of rain fell on several areas in the Central Susquehanna Valley on Monday, causing dangerously slippery road conditions and “ponding,” a meteorologist said.
WWII airplane open for tours at Penn Valley
SELINSGROVE — World War II buffs and those interested in the history of military aircraft have only a few days left to tour the “Spirit of Freedom,” a C-54 Skymaster parked at the Penn Valley Airport.
50 plan tire-burner opposition
NEW COLUMBIA — About a mile-and-a-half from the proposed site of a tire-derived fuel plant and about a month before a public comment period is set to expire, about 50 community members gathered Monday evening to express their opposition to the plant and create an environment that is “toxic for the toxins,” according to the Rev. Leah Schade.
Snyder County man gets 4 to 8 years for sexual assault of a minor
MIDDLEBURG — A 22-year-old Beaver Springs man who pleaded guilty to having sex with a minor several years ago will serve twice as much prison time as the girl’s mother who admitted getting her hooked on drugs.
State House debating $28.3 billion Republican budget plan
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is debating amendments to a Republican-crafted $28.3 billion budget plan.
Apple revamps look of iPhone, iPad software
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is throwing out most of the real-world graphical cues from its iPhone and iPad software, like the casino-green "felt" of its Game Center app, in what it calls the biggest update since the iPhone's launch in 2007.
CORRECTION: Milton man was victim, not suspect in burglary
MILTON - Owen Black of Milton is the victim of a burglary that occurred June 6 in Turbot Township, Northumberland County.
He was incorrectly identified in a police listing on Page B2 Sunday as a suspect in the crime.
The Daily Item apologizes for the error.
Danville man dies in stolen vehicle
SHAMOKIN DAM — The driver of a stolen car was killed Saturday when the Buick in which he was speeding slammed a rocky hillside along Route 11 in Monroe Township, Snyder County, state troopers report.
Unsolved murder victim's daughters embrace new lives
Sometimes even stories with happy endings are painful to tell. Ken and Jane Young, of Paxinos, know this better than most.
Memory of slain officer lingers 30 years later
SHAMOKIN DAM - For those who knew Shamokin Dam police officer Charles Attig Jr., the night of June 10, 1983, is forever burned into their memories, even 30 years later.
‘Free’ security system just $30 a month
Anyone who has elderly relatives living on their own fears an accident happening and their loved one unable to get help.
Repairs to begin on 3 bridges
Several bridge projects are starting up throughout the Valley, which may impact traffic, according to PennDOT.
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AP sources: Texas actress arrested in ricin case
DALLAS — A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been arrested for allegedly sending the letters herself, law enforcement officials said Friday.
National unemployment rate back up to 7.6 percent
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is adding jobs at a steady pace — enough to show strength in the face of tax increases and government spending cuts if not enough to reduce still-high unemployment.
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