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2008-08-01 09:00:49

By The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Aug. 1--A Trevorton Road teen taken into custody Thursday in connection with Tuesday's bomb threats is reportedly under supervision after a suicide threat.

2008-07-27 12:00:41

By The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul.

2008-07-13 09:00:32

By Rachel Carta, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 13--School districts that have a higher number of economically disadvantaged students may have lower assessment test scores, Michael Race, spokesperson for Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

2008-07-11 12:00:51

By John E. Usalis, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 11--ASHLAND -- It will be at least another week before Ashland Borough Council finds a replacement for retired Ashland Police Officer Joseph Groody.

2008-07-11 12:00:51

By Domenick Moore, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 11--COAL TOWNSHIP -- The township will be shooting for a $350,000 grant, looking to give a number of homeowners a hand in bringing their properties up to code.

2008-07-09 15:00:26

By Rob Wheary, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 9--KULPMONT -- For the second time is as many months, one of the top topics of conversation at the Kulpmont Borough Council meeting was many of the abandoned properties the borough recently made a little safer by mowing the high grass.

2008-07-08 09:00:51

By Domenick Moore, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 8--COAL TOWNSHIP -- Jim Hoffman Jr. got a call from a neighbor Monday afternoon, telling him his red 1997 GMC Jimmy was on fire. He stepped out of his home at 1308 W. Independence St. to find the SUV ablaze.

2008-07-04 15:00:34

By Mark Gilger, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul.

2008-07-03 09:00:59

By Julie Nicolov, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jul. 3--COAL TOWNSHIP -- Township firefighters found themselves scaling the Cameron Bank Wednesday afternoon to extinguish a fire set inside a vacant building that had once been a part of the Glen Burn Colliery.

2008-06-30 09:02:24

By Mark Gilger, The News-Item, Shamokin, Pa. Jun. 30--EXCELSIOR -- Restore-Protect-Expand.


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  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
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