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    Snyder County DA seeks another term

    SELINSGROVE — Snyder County’s District Attorney will run for reelection.  D.A. Mike Piecuch announced Tuesday that he will seek a second term as the county’s top prosecutor.   Piecuch has served since February 2010 when he was appointed to the post.  He was elected to a full four-year term in 2011.   Piecuch said, “Every day I feel privileged to serve as district attorney… I love my work helping crime victims, partnering with law enforcement, and keeping Snyder County a safe place to work, live and raise families.”   Along with his courtroom duties, Piecuch also works to address youth issues by speaking to students on topics like cybersafety and bullying.  He is an advocate…

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    Jeans donation to help local families

    SUNBURY – Have a pair of jeans you don’t wear?  The Shikellamy Middle School National Junior Honors Society wants them.  They are collecting the clothing as part of the national Teens for Jeans initiative.  They will be collecting jeans until February 15, with the first big collection to be held Wednesday at the Shikellamy/Selinsgrove basketball game at Shikellamy High School. Bring the jeans to the varsity game, which starts at 7:30p.m.  The jeans will be collected and will be donated right here throughout The Valley to those in need. (Sara Bartlett)

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    Task Force cracking down on collections

    SUNBURY – About $1.3 million worth of restitution, fines and court costs have been collected in Northumberland County, but there is still a long way to go. The Cost Collections Task Force has been taking a proactive approach to get the money, especially what is owed to victims, says Chief of Probation Jim Cortelyou, “Most of the money we are collecting is restitution; I would say three-quarters of it.  The more we have, the more we can collect, the more we are helping people.  That is what it is really for.  While it does help the county to collect, and some of the money goes to the state, our real goal is the restitution for…

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    Prosecutor seeking death penalty for Frein

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania prosecutor is formally notifying the court he’s seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another in a barracks ambush. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin filed a document Tuesday listing aggravating circumstances that could send Eric Frein  to the state’s death row. Frein’s formal arraignment is scheduled for Thursday at the courthouse in Milford, but Tonkin says he expects Frein to participate by video from the Pike County Correctional Facility. Defense attorney Michael Weinstein is declining to comment on the death penalty filing and says his client intends to plead not guilty at the arraignment. Frein is charged with first-degree murder…

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    Shamokin man still in critical condition

    LEWISBURG — A Shamokin man remains in critical condition, following a crash on Interstate 80 Friday.  31-year-old Clinton Geist was injured when he lost control of his vehicle while traveling north on the ramp from Route 15 to I-80 Friday morning.   His car entered the path of a UPS tractor-trailer truck.  The truck driver was not injured.  Hundreds of UPS packages were said to be damaged in the crash.  Geist was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.  (Codi Jade)

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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:

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VIDEO HERE: SU names new football coach 

SELINSGROVE – You can call him Coach Perk.  Tom Perkovich was named the new head football coach at Susquehanna University Tuesday.  He says, “The academic and athletic philosophy that those things work together, they are inclusive of the experience the player has.  This is a great school” Perkovich comes from Muhlenberg College, where was an assistant coach for eleven seasons.  Susquehanna Director of Athletics Pam Samuelson said Perkovich was selected from a high-quality pool of applicants, and he emerged from the field as a rising star.  Included in the search committee were current SU football players. It included player Phil Percora who says, “What stood out the most with Coach Perk was how interested he…