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    Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect

    SUNBURY — Be prepared for some stormy weather this evening. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for much of The Valley.   Affected counties include Montour, Northumberland, Union, Snyder and Perry. The watch is in effect until 10:00p.m. You can view the latest AccuWeather radar here. (Codi Jade)  

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    Grandmother: Grandson beat and kicked me

    SUNBURY – A Sunbury grandmother says her grandson beat and kicked her so violently that she is now afraid of him.   Tuesday, a judge ruled that charges against 23-year-old Erick Trometter of Sunbury will go to court.  Trometter pled not guilty to charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, and harassment for a July 8 incident in which he reportedly beat up his 67-year-old grandmother at her Susquehanna Avenue home in Sunbury. Following that incident, Erick Trometter is accused of threatening Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare with a knife.  When a Taser did not stop Trometter from charging at him, Hare shot Trometter one time.  He was taken to Geisinger Medical Center and released a month…

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    Fitness fundraiser for Girls on the Run

    SUNBURY- You can work out for a good cause this week. Personal Trainer Chelsea Pagana will be holding a fitness fundraiser for Girls on the Run Thursday.   Pagana says the exercise class is for all fitness levels, “My workout is for all fitness levels and I don’t want to intimidate anybody. It is for the young, the old, the beginner, or the advanced exercise person. We will be doing interval training, which is one of the best things you can do for your body. It burns calories for hours after your workout, it increases metabolism, and helps sustain lean body muscle.”   The fundraiser will include a 30-minute exercise class, followed by a fresh…

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    Two road projects continue in The Valley

    UNDATED — Some traffic delaying road projects are continuing.  PennDOT and private crews are working on Front Street in Sunbury.  That is a milling, paving and drainage improvement project.  Daytime traffic is slow in the area between Market Street and the Veterans Memorial Bridge.  PennDOT says the majority of the work, which causes the delays, will be complete by the end of next week (9/12).  There will continue to be light roadwork in the area until October 9. In Shamokin Dam, roadwork on the Old Trail will continue until November.  Crews are working on the $2.4 million resurfacing project.  There are backups while flaggers control traffic.  PennDOT says an estimated completion date is November 20….

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    Motorcycle ride in memory of father and son

    SUNBURY — For the third year in a row, a motorcycle ride will be held to remember the lives of Kirk and Mayson Mahaffey of Northumberland, who were killed in a crash on the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge. The Kirk and Mayson Memorial Ride will take place Saturday, starting at the Sunbury American Legion at 11:30 a.m.   There will be a motorcycle “Rev of Honor” on the Veterans Memorial Bridge near the site of the accident at noon. All bikers will “rev” their engines at that time. The bikers will then travel to Selinsgrove, New Berlin and Milton, where a party and live music will take place at the Susquehanna Motorcycle Club. Cost for riders is…

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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)