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    House fire in Sunbury this morning

    SUNBURY —  Volunteer firefighters were called to a house fire in Sunbury early this morning.  The fire started at 1:45 a.m. at a home in the 1000 block of Miller Street in the city.   Firefighters from Sunbury, Northumberland and Upper Augusta Township responded.  They were on the scene in freezing temperatures until 3:45 a.m.  No injuries were reported.  We will bring you more on this story as soon as more details are released.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Technology upgrades for Northumberland County

    SUNBURY — Technology upgrades are coming to the Northumberland County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts offices.  The Northumberland County Improvement Fund Committee voted on Friday to award the offices $100,000 for upgrades to the current computer systems utilized.   Prothonotary Justin Dunkelberger, who is a member of the Improvement Fund Committee, says the money is not from taxpayer dollars, but is derived from user fees in the Register and Recorders Office.  This is the second time in six years that these funds have been used for this purpose in the Prothonotary’s office.   The project will start with upgrading current case management software, allowing records research and filing procedures to be completed online.  This will…

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    Keller looks for transparency on collective bargaining

    UNDATED — A local official is looking to bring transparency for school district’s collective bargaining.  State Representative Fred Keller (R-85, Middleburg) has introduced legislation that would amend the state’s Public School Code to require school boards to provide a two-week public notice prior to voting on any proposed collective bargaining agreement or employment contract. Keller says his legislation will help deliver transparency and opportunities for fiscal accountability to the community members and taxpayers who are directly responsible for footing the bill. In the proposed legislation, a public notice must include both a statement of the terms and an estimate of the costs to the school district associated with the proposed collective bargaining agreement or employment…

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    Washingtonville man charged with statutory sexual assault

    BERWICK — A Washingtonville area man has been charged with statutory sexual assault after police say he had sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook.  The Press Enterprise reports 19-year-old Kyle James Rowe claims the girl’s Facebook page said she was 17, and he didn’t learn of her real age until after he had sex with her.   The girl’s father contacted Berwick police and Rowe was charged with statutory sexual assault.  The incident took place in Berwick and police were notified on January 12.  The girl allegedly told police Rowe knew she was 14. Rowe is free on bail and has a hearing in District Court on February 5.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Winter storm will kick off February

    UNDATED — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning at 9 a.m. for the Central Susquehanna Valley.  Snow can begin anytime around noon and then will pick up in intensity tonight and into early Monday.   Along with the snow, there could be a wintry mix in some locations, with sleet and freezing rain possible.  A total of 4 to 8 inches of snow is possible.  The snow will then taper off Monday afternoon.  WKOK will have all delays, cancellations and postponements posted on our website.  You can click on Winternet at WKOK.com.  (Ali Stevens)

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VIDEO HERE: Local businesses honored by Chamber

WATSONTOWN — A company that will help you save money, an organization that helps businesses grow, and a start-up business owner, were all honored Thursday at the annual meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Impact Awards recognize individuals and companies that have a positive impact in The Valley. Chamber President Bruce Smith said, “What we have found out is our membership does  so much for the community as well as the Chamber, and sometimes those stories get lost in the shuffle.  So, we really wanted to recognize people that were making an impact, not only with the Chamber, but also to our community.  It’s where we live and where we all…

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VIDEO HERE: New additions to Sunbury YMCA

SUNBURY- The Sunbury branch of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA has made many new improvements and additions to begin the New Year. The Sunbury Branch Executive Director Wayne Stump says that there have been new additions made to the fitness center and swimming pool. Stump says, “In the fitness center we added a new floor and about 12 new pieces of cardio exercise equipment. In addition to that, we added free Wi-Fi so the member have access to Wi-Fi while they’re here working out. A new filtration system and dehumidification system was added to the pool which allowed us to make it a lot more comfortable for the members who are using the facility.” The…

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VIDEO HERE: Prison Fire, The Day After

SUNBURY – Nearly 24 hours after fire ripped through and destroyed the Northumberland County Prison, smoke could still be seen coming from the roof.  Now, in the day after the fire, work begins to determine the next steps for a Northumberland County Prison.  See more here: