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    AccuWeather going global – minute-by-minute

    SUNBURY – AccuWeather, an international company based in State College, known for their localized weather forecasts, is helping allow more people to go online…globally. WKOK recently spoke to one of the top administrators at AccuWeather, regarding the global internet effort. They are partnering with Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg for the Internet.org project. The project works to bring an internet connection to the nearly 5-billion people who don’t have internet access.  As a result of this, AccuWeather is now sending up to 45-day forecasts in 100 languages. Other noteworthy news from AccuWeather…they tell us they are also using a new technology to give minute-by-minute forecasts. Chief Strategy Officer Jim Candor talks about their new “MinuteCast” feature on…

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    Woman flips car on Route 147

    SUNBURY — A woman had to be hospitalized after flipping her car on Route 147 just south of Sunbury. Police say 24-year-old Krystal Kaminski of Locust Gap was driving on Route 147 in Upper Augusta Township, when she lost control of her vehicle while rounding a curve. Her car left the roadway and struck a guide rail. The car then continued east, struck a rocky embankment and over-turned. The crash occurred around 10:00a.m. Saturday morning. State police in Stonington plan to charge Kaminski with several traffic code violations. She remains at Geisinger Medical Center in fair condition. (Codi Jade)  

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    Folks invited to ‘Discover Lewisburg’

    LEWISBURG — Lewisburg is rolling out a ‘new’ welcome mat. The Lewisburg Downtown Partnership is hosting ‘Discover Lewisburg,’ to introduce newcomers to the area. Fourteen organizations including the Campus Theater, Bucknell athletics, Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation, Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority, Bucknell Entrepreneur Incubator, and more will be represented to talk with people. The tour will start at the Campus Theater and take participants around town, introducing them to organizations, businesses, and activities that are part of the Lewisburg and Bucknell University communities. All are invited to the free event September 19 starting at 5:30p.m. Anyone who completes the full tour and has their map initialed at each location is eligible to win a $50 downtown Lewisburg…

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    UPDATE: Four displaced by Union County fire

    NEW COLUMBIA — Four people were displaced by a Friday night fire in Union County.   That fire broke out in a garage and quickly spread to a home on the 300 block of Sunrise Road in White Deer Township. The home was owned by Donald and Cathy Diefenbach. The family of four is being assisted by the American Red Cross with food, shelter and clothing. Union County 911 says eight fire companies responded to the scene. No injuries were reported from the scene and the cause of the fire is not available. This is the second time the Diefenbach’s lost their home to fire. Involved in the response were crews from White Deer Township, Milton,…

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    Multiple events for Susquehanna Valley Conservatives

    LEWISBURG- The Susquehanna Valley Conservatives will have a busy next few months with multiple speakers and events. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month, and the organization opens its doors to the public of all political parties. President of SVC, Stan Zellers, says that they think it is important to stay engaged with the government, especially through history. “One of the things that I did recently was read the Federalist’s papers. One of the over-arching themes that Hamilton, Madison, and Jay wrote about is that people should own their government by remaining informed and engaged and that is what we try to do.” Zellers also says that the SVC bases their views off…

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VIDEO HERE: Sandusky probe has ‘heroes’

Watch raw video of a portion of McGettigan and Fina’s talk in Danville: DANVILLE — Who are the people that helped unravel the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse cover up? While Sandusky prosecutors Frank Fina and Joseph McGettigan were in the public eye during the trial, they say there are several other people who were instrumental behind the scenes. McGettigan says former Penn State football coach Mike McQueary was one of those people. “When he was first contacted, he was forthright, honest, straight-forward and candid about everything. What made him look good, what made him look bad, what made him look indifferent; he told exactly what he did. He never in my experience wavered from…

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VIDEO HERE: Dutch Van Kirk laid to rest

NORTHUMBERLAND – A hometown hero was laid to rest Tuesday in Northumberland.  Ted ‘Dutch’ Van Kirk was remembered by family and friends during his funeral at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Veteran Joe Diblin of Northumberland attended the services, “He had a full life and he is a great hero.  It is sad to lose him, but we are born, we live, we die.  No exceptions.  His, was a great life.” Van Kirk is a Northumberland native, and Northumberland is where he wanted to return says mayor Len Zboray, “We are very proud and glad that he wanted to come back home.” Van Kirk was the last surviving crew member of Enola Gay, who dropped an…

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VIDEO HERE: B-17 Flyover for Dutch Van Kirk

View raw video here of the B-17 flyover that honored Northumberland native Dutch Van Kirk Tuesday: Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew, which dropped an atomic bomb on Japan in 1945, died last week.  The WWII plane flew over his burial at the Riverview Cemetery in Northumberland.  It then landed at the Sunbury Airport where it is on display to the public until 6:00p.m.  We will have more from his funeral services later today. (Sara Bartlett)