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    Watsontown police identify woman found dead

    WATSONTOWN — It was a Shamokin woman who was found dead inside a home in Watsontown on Thursday. On Monday, Watsontown police identified the woman as 45-year-old Helen Knarr from the Shamokin area.   An autopsy was conducted and the investigation continues, but at this time, police do not believe the death is suspicious. They are awaiting results from toxicology testing, which can take several weeks. Knarr was found dead on Thursday at 159 Grandview Drive in Watsontown. (Ali Stevens)

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    Pa. reps ask NCAA to halt sanctions

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Five Pennsylvania congressmen are asking college sports’ governing body to cancel penalties against Penn State imposed as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. The five released a letter Monday they sent last week to Mark Emmert, president of the NCAA. They’re citing an April state court ruling that was critical of the consent decree, which includes a temporary ban on post-season play, a temporary reduction in scholarships, the cancellation of 112 wins and a $60 million fine. The group is four Republicans – Charlie Dent, Glenn Thompson, Jim Gerlach and Mike Kelly – plus Democrat Mike Doyle. Dent, Doyle and Thompson are Penn State alumni. An NCAA spokeswoman…

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    Brad Hare is Sunbury’s Police Chief

      SUNBURY — Sunbury Mayor David Persing has announced that Brad Hare is the new police chief in Sunbury.  Persing made the announcement at the beginning of Sunbury’s City Council Meeting.  Hare will replace Stephen Mazzeo who was demoted due to “personnel issues”.  Hare returned to the job Monday after being placed on administrative leave for shooting Erik Trometter on Mile Post Road in Sunbury.  District Attorney Ann Targonski determined that Hare was justified in the shooting, since Trometter was allegedly trying to stab him. so Hare returned as acting chief.  He will now move to the permanent chief’s role.  We will have more on this story in newscasts on WKOK Tuesday morning.

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    Water main break in Danville

      Traffic in the Danville area is being detoured off of Route 11 due to a water main break under Route 11.  Southbound Route 11 traffic is being detoured onto School House Road to Bloom Street.   Northbound Route 11 is being detoured onto Railroad Street. The water main break is said to be major and a backhoe is on site near Railroad Street.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Nearly 100 runners run in Danville endurance race

    DANVILLE — Canada, Texas, Hawaii…those were just a few of the places folks travelled from to participate in a 24-hour run in Danville. Of course there were people right here in The Valley who participated in the Montour-24 Endurance Run, where you run for a 24-hour period. Nearly 100 racers participated, with over 30 of them running the full 24- hours. Others ran as a relay team, some ran 12-hours and some ran 6-hours. Dave Decoteau was the race organizer, who says there are certain kinds of people who thrive in these endurance runs, “People just swear by it. They say ultra running is all the fulfillment of a marathon without all the pretense, and…

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VIDEO HERE: Interview with Randy Budd

Watch the full interview with Randy Budd DANVILLE — Though she is improving from her critical injuries, 52-year-old Sharon Budd is far from a full recovery.  The Ohio woman was struck by a rock thrown over an overpass of I-80 in White Deer Township. Budd’s husband Randy Budd says according to doctors, his wife, who remains at Geisinger Medical Center, is out of the life-threatening stage, “They had to remove the right frontal lobe and some of the left also.  She lost the sight of her and the left eye is very swollen.  We haven’t got confirmation from the doctors that she can see out of it, but they are hopeful because some of the muscles are still in…

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VIDEO HERE: More charges filed in I-80 rock throwing

  MIFFLINBURG – I feel really bad about the critical injuries that nearly killed a women — So said the dad of the latest teen charged in the I-80 rock-throwing incident. 17-year-old Tyler Porter is being charged as an adult in the incident that critically injured an Ohio woman. Porter, who is from Milton but currently lives in Sunbury, is facing a number of charges including felony aggravated assault and felony criminal conspiracy. During an arraignment Monday, District Judge Jeffery Mensch said, only because of Porter’s cooperation with law enforcement, he will face $50,000 unsecured bail. He is on house arrest and will be under electronic monitoring. Mensch reminded Porter of the severity of his…

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NFL training for five Mifflinburg football players

LEWISBURG – Five Mifflinburg football players no longer have to wonder what it is like to work out like an NFL player.  Noah Stetler, Max Troutman, Cade Dressler, Josh Foster and Clayton Sheesley all got to find out first hand Wednesday in Lewisburg as they worked out with New York Giant Henry Hynoski. Sheesley will start his first year of high school and will play on the team, “It is pretty exciting that I got to meet one of the guys I look up to, a guy from Pennsylvania who made his dreams come true.  I want to follow in his footsteps. Hynoski and his personal trainer Paul ‘Babe’ Mayer put the boys through a…