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    Sunbury man who fled courthouse sentenced

    SUNBURY – A Sunbury man was sentenced to up to eight years in state prison for fleeing the Northumberland County Courthouse just before he was sentenced in May.  The Daily Item reports 29-year-old Brian Badman was scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Charles Saylor in May, but couldn’t be found when his case was called.   A warrant was issued for his arrest and three days passed before Badman arrived at the Sunbury police station and turned himself in.  Badman previously plead guilty for his role in a stabbing in October of 2013.  He was sentenced to 48 to 96 months in state prison.  Now, he faces eight years behind bars for running from the…

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    Staff counselor charged at juvenile facility

    DANVILLE – A staff counselor at a juvenile detention facility in Montour County has been charged with disorderly conduct.  State police say 26-year-old Nicholas Edmeads is accused of having a physical confrontation with an 18-year-old girl from Philadelphia at the North Central Secure Treatment Center in Mahoning Township.   Edmeads is accused of pushing the girl onto the floor and several other staff members restrained her.  Troopers say the action was outside the scope of his duties as a counselor and served no legitimate purpose.  Edmeads was charged with disorderly conduct for the incident on September 28.

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    Two alleged meth makers in court

    SUNBURY – Two Coal Township men accused of cooking methamphetamine in the basement of a home are facing trial after failing to enter pleas on Monday.  The News Item reports 42-year-old Roger Shaw and 31-year-old Thomas Reddinger, both tenants at 1012 Spruce Street in Coal Township, were scheduled to enter guilty pleas on Monday, but chose a pre-trial conference next month instead.  They can still enter pleas at the conference or face trials.   Reddinger and Shaw are both charged with possession and production of meth along with risking a catastrophe and criminal conspiracy.  Police say a confidential informant tipped them off about the meth lab and the home was evacuated and decontaminated on August…

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    Attempted armed robbery in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery Monday afternoon in Sunbury. According to Sunbury Police, two white males demanded money from a female in the parking lot of the Turkey Hill on North Fourth Street in the city. The incident occurred just after 1:00p.m. when one of the men reportedly showed the female a knife. The men then fled the scene. No injuries have been reported. The two men have been identified by police, and are described as white males around 6 feet tall.  Police continue to search for the suspects. (Codi Jade/Sara Bartlett)

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    Susquehanna Greenway hosting Scenes and Sips

    DANVILLE — The picturesque scenes of The Valley can turn anyone into a photographer — and you are invited to take in some of the views during a photo gallery reception in Danville. The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is hosting “Scenes and Sips” at Old Forge Brewing Company.   Bridget Kane is the Membership and Volunteer Coordinator, “Every year we hold a photo contest, and the winners of the contest have their photos framed in a traveling gallery. For the entire month of November it is going to be at Old Forge Brewing Company. We are going to be having a little reception to welcome the gallery to Old Forge. All the photos will be up,…

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VIDEO HERE: Local doctor talks Enterovirus

DANVILLE –Some good news for parents, children, doctors, and hospitals.  In the past few months, children across the country have been treated for a virus called enterovirus 68, but the cases will soon decline in our area. Dr. Michael Ryan is chair of pediatrics at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger Medical Center, “As the weather gets cold, enteroviruses migrate to colder weather.  Therefore, we are just about over with the enteroviral season.  Hopefully, it will bring an end to all this misery that we have had for the last month or two.” Dr. Ryan says they have had a number of suspected enterovirus cases at Geisinger, “The test that we use that tests…


VIDEO HERE: Barletta: Airstrikes needed to happen months ago

SUNBURY – Airstrikes against ISIS should have happened months ago.  That is according to U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11), who says he supports the president’s initiative, but is not confident it will work. Speaking in Sunbury, Barletta says, “For over a year now, we have been talking about doing something to try and stop them when they were a small group of 1,500.  Now they are over 30,000.  They are well funded and have made it clear that they are coming to the United States to attack us.  I support the president in the airstrikes, but I do believe it was a little late.  Nonetheless, the option of doing nothing was not a good choice…


VIDEO HERE: Restoring records in Northumberland County

SUNBURY – History fills the basement of the Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury.  It is where documents, dating back to the 1700’s are stored. Mary Zimmerman, Register and Recorder in Northumberland County says, “Everything that has ever been recorded in the county, in this office, is down there.  Deeds, mortgages, orphan’s court, marriages licenses, all documents recorded in this office have to be kept for historical and legal purposes.  We have marriage records from the 1800’s and orphans court records from the 1700’s.” Prothonotary Justin Dunkelberger adds, “We have lien dockets and appearance dockets from the 1880’s and 1890’s.  Four vaults contain all of these documents.” Even now, the vaults look more organized than they…