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    Bloomsburg man dies after motorcycle crash

    BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man has died after a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon. 63-year-old Alan Nagle was riding his motorcycle on Route 487 in Fishing Creek Township when a car driven by 71-year-old Lorena Showers crossed the center line. State police say Nagle attempted to avoid a collision, but crashed after the vehicles made contact. Nagle, who was wearing a helmet, was flown to Geisinger in Danville where he later died from his injuries. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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    Social services threatened by budget impasse

                SUNBURY — Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108th, Sunbury) says the budget impasse in Harrisburg threatens state social services. She says some agencies are already feeling the pinch, “There are contracted providers that have had to take out lines of credit.” Culver says the Governor’s veto of the entire budget caused the current funding crisis, “He decided to veto the whole thing which puts in peril all of our agencies and services to everyday people.” According to Culver, the Republican budget met the Governor’s funding requests on more than two-thirds of the line items. Pennsylvania has now been without a budget for more than 4 weeks. (Jennifer Wakeman)    

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    AP Penna. Headlines: Wolf keeps PSP chief

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – It’s been more than a month since Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced he’ll submit a new nominee to head the state police, and his office says that choice will be made soon.  A Wolf spokesman said several days ago that the first-term Democrat has received recommendations from a diverse group and that he’s spoken with several strong candidates.   In the meantime, the man Wolf chose earlier this year, Marcus Brown, remains on the job in the role of acting commissioner.  Senate Republicans voted down Brown last month, the first time in recent memory that’s happened.  Brown had been opposed by the troopers’ union and was targeted for criticism for deciding…

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    Republican Senator bashes Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) has nothing good to say about the Iran nuclear deal. Toomey said Friday the deal, which lifts sanctions and pumps money to what Toomey calls a hostile regime, does not achieve what the Obama administration goal of blocking Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, “They have not achieved what they claim they set out to achieve. This agreement does not block Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon.” Toomey said the enforcement mechanisms in the deal are extremely weak, “The terms of the deal allow Iran to simply walk away from the agreement if we were to reimpose nuclear sanctions even as a result of their own violations of…

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    Pedestrian accident in Middleburg

      MIDDLEBURG- A 9-year-old boy was hit in a pedestrian accident in Middleburg Friday. Middleburg Police were called to the area of East Main Street in front of Midd-West High School just before 10 a.m. Friday morning. Police learned upon arrival to the scene a 9-year-old boy was attempting to cross the street when he was struck by a 1997 Dodge Ram driven by Charles Engelman Jr. of Lewisburg. The boy was transported to Geisinger Medical Center. The extent of the boy’s injuries are unknown. The investigation is ongoing. (Matt Catrillo)

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VIDEO: Brandon Kramm Memorial Golf Tournament brings NFL QB to town

LEWISBURG — One of the New York Jets NFL team members was in our Valley for a fundraiser Friday. Ryan Fitzpatrick, a quarterback for the Jets played in a fundraiser for the Green Dragon Foundation. Held at the Bucknell Golf Club Friday, the 2nd Annual Brandon Kramm Memorial Golf Tournament raised funds for a scholarship fund as well as an endowment established in Kramm’s name. Brandon Kramm was a Lewisburg High School graduate who died in 2013 from a rare liver disease.  Fitzpatrick was Brandon Kramm’s roommate at Harvard, and he told WKOK, it’s important to take time out to remember his best friend, “This is a really important day for his family, and I…

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VIDEO HERE: Camp Cadet wraps up at SU

SELINSGROVE – Susquehanna University is once again hosting a popular summer camp. Camp Cadet, the brainchild of retired state trooper Matthew Burrows gives kids ages 12-15 an inside look at law enforcement. State Trooper Rick Blair says Camp Cadet teaches important life skills, “The camp’s primary focus is teaching the kids self-esteem, discipline, and teamwork.” Campers stay in the dorms at Susquehanna University and their days are filled with drills, self-defense, guest speakers and other events. The camp structure is similar to a week at the police academy, “For those kids who are interested in law enforcement or the military, it gives them a little taste of that.” Camp Cadet, in its 10th year is…

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Evangelical Hospital names new CEO

LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital will soon be under new leadership. The board of directors announced Tuesday that Kendra Aucker will take over as President and CEO in July. Roger Haddon Jr. is the Chair of the Board of  Directors at the hospital, “When choosing who will guide Evangelical into the future, Kendra stands out as someone who has a passion for the hospital and who, through the breadth of her experience , will be able to position the hospital in innovative ways that ensure its success in the ever-changing healthcare landscape.” Aucker has been part of the Evan team since 1990 serving most recently as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. She replaces Michael O’Keefe…