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    Shoppers stay up all night for deals

    SELINSGROVE – With lots of stores opening on Thanksgiving for early Black Friday shoppers…many shoppers didn’t get up early…they just stayed up all night. Karen from Sunbury started shopping at 2 a.m. today and found some deals that she liked at Target, “We always ask for off because we work, and we always ask if we can have off on this day.  If we get off, then we all do it together, with my daughter and granddaughter.” Jen O’Hora of Selinsgrove was shopping with her mother at 4 a.m., “This is just an annual tradition for my mom and me.  We started it maybe 10 years ago going out Black Friday shopping and it’s just…

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    Tips for buying tech gifts

    UNDATED — Tech gifts like laptops, tablets and e-readers are popular holiday gifts, but they can be difficult to purchase for someone else. Bill Geise, president of AsuroIT, formally Geise Associates in Sunbury, says these kinds of gifts are personal, “When we are recommending people go look at laptops or other devices, we will give them specifications of what they should look for.  Then, we tell them to go touch and feel it.  The touch of the screen, the keyboard or the mouse, some people like it and some people don’t.  You are using it on a regular basis and you need to be comfortable with the equipment.” Geise recommends not just buying the first…

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    Atlas fire ruled suspicious

      ATLAS – The Mount Carmel Township police chief and fire marshal says a blaze that destroyed a vacant home on Thursday is suspicious.  WKOK spoke with Brian Hollenbush, who tells us the four-story home was fully involved and collapsed when they arrived on the scene.   He says there is too much damage to determine what caused the fire, but says the blaze is suspicious since there was no electricity.  The fire started before 2:30 a.m. at 100 and 102 W. Saylor Street.  The fire shut down Route 61 for several hours and about 450 people were without power for most of Thursday.   The vacant home was sold on November 20 at a…

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    Middleburg group hosting live nativity

    MIDDLEBURG — It’s the holiday season, and a local group wants to remind everyone what the holiday is all about. For the past 13 years, Carl Hertzler and his family have hosted a live nativity on their farm in Middleburg.   “You walk through 10 separate scenes in the barn — some on the top floor, some on the bottom floor. Then come out into a large room where you can stand, have some cookies and enjoy some Christmas music,” Hertzler said. Several local churches help to supply refreshments and serve as the actors. Terry Polen plays Isaiah — your tour guide. “It starts with the wise men, then the angel and we go to…

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    Selinsgrove man found with a pound of marijuana

    SELINSGROVE — A Selinsgrove man is facing drug charges after police stopped him and found a pound of marijuana in his possession. State police say 40-year-old Ross Loyd was stopped on Interstate 180 near Montoursville on Monday night.   Troopers say Loyd had a pound of marijuana with him in the vehicle. Also charged was 27-year-old Shakeema Cockfield of Williamsport. Charges were filed in district court in Lycoming County. (Ali Stevens)

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Video Here: Three-alarm fire in Sunbury

SUNBURY — Five adults and three children were displaced by a fire in Sunbury Monday morning. The three-alarm fire destroyed two homes. The double home, at 1102 and 1104 Miller Street, went up in flames just before 9:00a.m. says Sunbury battalion chief Brad Wertz.   Wertz says, “Not sure what started it, it is undetermined as of now. The fire marshal has been called. All occupants were out of the building.  From what I was told, occupants were at work and the kids were not home.”   It is not known yet who owns the building, or who the occupants were. The Red Cross is assisting the families with clothing, food and shelter. Several surrounding…

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VIDEO HERE: President of Sunbury Motor Company honored for volunteerism

SUNBURY—The president of Sunbury Motor Company was recognized last night for his dedication to the community. The Spreading Antlers Children’s Foundation presented its inaugural Community Contributor Award to Robert Mertz, Jr. at the Sunbury Elks Lodge. Mertz was honored for his volunteerism and philanthropy by friends, family and elected officials. Linda Schlegel-Culver thanked Mertz for his lifetime of service to the community. “All the good things that you have done in Sunbury have been so appreciated and we wouldn’t be what we are without you.” Sunbury Mayor David Persing declared November 20, 2014 Robert M. Mertz, Jr. Day in the City of Sunbury and encouraged citizens to emulate Mertz’s service and passion for his community….

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VIDEO HERE: Stove fire damages home

SUNBURY — Upper Augusta Fire Chief Bill Brown says a quick response by firefighters saved a home from being destroyed by fire this morning on the Island between Sunbury and Northumberland. Brown described what he found when he arrived, “When I got here we had fire in the kitchen area of the home. From what we are seeing, it looks like it probably started as a stove fire and extended into the kitchen area.” The fire started around 8:20 a.m. at a home at 230 Pontius Avenue off Island Boulevard. Brown says the family wasn’t home at the time of the fire and a dog escaped unharmed. Firefighters cut through the roof with a saw…