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    $80,000 worth of heroin recovered

    BLOOMSBURG  —  An illegal U-turn led police to more than $80,000 worth of heroin in Scott Township, Columbia County.  The Press Enterprise reports an officer saw a driver make an illegal U-turn early Thursday morning and when he pulled the driver over, the drugs were discovered.   Police say four suspects, all from the Pittsburgh area, were transporting a half-pound of heroin from New York City, when they got off Interstate 80 at the Lightstreet exit.  After the vehicle was stopped, police say they were acting suspicious.  The vehicle was searched and the drugs were recovered along with baggies used in the sale of heroin and about $550 in cash.  All four were sent to…

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    Sunbury man charged with rape

    SUNBURY – A Sunbury man has been charged with raping a woman who was unconscious at the time of the incident.  The Daily Item reports 48-year-old James Hockenberry is accused of raping the 19-year-old woman, who was living with him for a short time in January.   The victim called police and told them she was in a relationship with Hockenberry, but didn’t want to have sex with him.  Hockenberry was charged with felony rape, sexual assault and other counts.  He was sent to the Snyder County Prison.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Accident at Route 15 and I-80

    NEW COLUMBIA — One person was injured in a Union County accident Thursday.  According to County Communications, the accident was on southbound Route 15 at Interstate 80 in White Deer Township.  There is said to be one injury.   The accident was reported around 4:50p.m.  Emergency responders  controlled traffic.  We will update you with more details as they are released.  (Codi Jade)

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    All Valley GOP house members: Privatize LCB

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – For the second time in two years, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is sending a bill to the Senate to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store system. However, the Republican-backed proposal that passed 114-to-87 Thursday faces an uphill road, like the previous one that died in the Senate. Democratic lawmakers oppose it, as does Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. Critics say it’s a long-term fiscal loser for the state government, but supporters say it’s time to break the state monopoly. They argue over whether it’ll be better for consumers. Under the bill, most state stores would close. It would let a couple thousand private retailers and…

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    Local team cycling for rare cancer research

    SELINSGROVE — A local group is cycling for rare cancer research — and they could use some funding.  Team “Jojo’s Mojo” is taking part in an indoor cycling event called “Cycle for Survival.”  The team started when Selinsgrove orthodontist Dr. David Wilson’s wife Joanne was diagnosed with rare cancer liposarcoma seven years ago.   “She’s incredibly courageous, and she is my inspiration,” Wilson said.  “It is hard to sit back and watch your loved one have something like this, because you want to fix it.  So we finally have something that is tangible, that we can do to help find a cure for this rare cancer, as well as other rare cancers, by participating in…

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VIDEO HERE: Local businesses honored by Chamber

WATSONTOWN — A company that will help you save money, an organization that helps businesses grow, and a start-up business owner, were all honored Thursday at the annual meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Impact Awards recognize individuals and companies that have a positive impact in The Valley. Chamber President Bruce Smith said, “What we have found out is our membership does  so much for the community as well as the Chamber, and sometimes those stories get lost in the shuffle.  So, we really wanted to recognize people that were making an impact, not only with the Chamber, but also to our community.  It’s where we live and where we all…

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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: