MILTON — Fire broke out at a home in Milton Friday. Crews responded to the scene in the first block of Sycamore Lane around 10:00a.m. There were no injures reported, but two adults and six children were displaced by the fire. The Red Cross will be assisting the family with food and shelter. More information is expected to be released soon. No determination yet on what started the fire.
MUNCY, Pa. (AP) – A fire that destroyed the home of a Muncy family of eight also left them without any Christmas presents or decorations. WNEP-TV reported Friday that the Bilbay family in Muncy lost everything but the clothes on their backs in the fire.The station says the family, which includes six children ages 5 to 14, is from Oklahoma and doesn’t have relatives in the area. No one was home when the blaze broke out Thursday. The fire chief says the fire was caused by faulty wiring. Donors are pitching in to help them with money and clothing.
SHAMOKIN DAM — The grave marker for the slain baby who sparked Pennsylvania’s Safe Haven Law, has been stolen. Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley discovered the missing marker when he arrived at the Orchard Hills Cemetery to lay a wreath on Baby Mary’s grave Friday morning. “I got up a lot during the course of a year, but especially Christmas time, Easter and her birthday. When I walked up to the grave with the wreath, I saw the grave but no bronze marker on the grave,” Kelley said. Baby Mary was slain by her mother, Tracy Dupre, shortly after her birth in 2001. Her little body was found in a trash can. Dupre…
PENN TWP — Traffic is backed up on Route 522 at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Snyder County. According to Emergency Services, the accident is at Route 522 and Middlecreek Road in Penn Township. Injuries have been reported and Life Light was called to the scene. The crash was first reported around 3:00p.m. Expect delays if you are traveling in the area. We will update you with more details as they become available. (Codi Jade)
SUNBURY — Sunbury Police are asking people to be on the lookout for a missing man in the Sunbury area. Police tell us 64-year-old Ho Wat of Shamokin Dam was with his wife at A Community Clinic in Sunbury around 1:30p.m. when he walked out of the waiting room around 1:30p.m. He is 5’4″ about 130 pounds. He is wearing blue jeans, a red jacket, glasses and possibly a red hat. Police say Wat suffers from Alzheimer’s. Anyone with information is asked to call Sunbury Police or 911. (Sara Bartlett)
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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…
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….