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    Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O’Brien was hired as head coach two years ago.  Paterno and William Kenney filed a lawsuit Monday in Philadelphia federal court that seeks more than $1 million. Both served under Paterno’s father, Joe Paterno, before he was fired soon after retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation in late 2011.  The coaches say they’ve been unfairly linked to the Sandusky scandal, making it difficult to find comparable coaching jobs.   Kenney is now an assistant at Western Michigan. Paterno is a writer and…

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    Union County farm gets $820,000 state loan

    UNDATED — A loan exceeding $820,000 will help with agriculture operations in Union County. The PENNVEST loan will assist Harmony Springs Farm with pollution and sediment reduction efforts. The Limestone Township farm is a dairy operation, and six construction jobs are expected to be created as a result of this loan. PENNVEST provides financial assistance to communities throughout Pennsylvania seeking to improve environmental conditions and safeguard the health of residents. (Sara Bartlett)

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    Injuries after Route 15 accident

    UNDATED — Injuries were reported after a crash in East Buffalo Township, Union County Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened just before 12:00p.m. at Route 15 and Furnace Road. An ambulance was called to the scene where at least one injury was reported. Traffic southbound is getting through using one lane, while emergency crews remain on the scene. Caution is advised in the area. We will have more information as it becomes available. (Sara Bartlett)

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    First ever BrewBQue in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG – The Lewisburg Downtown Partnership is throwing a big party this Saturday.  They are hosting their first ever BrewBQue Music Festival Saturday afternoon.  The event will feature beer tasting, barbeque, live music, a root beer garden, a kid’s festival, sidewalk sales and more.   Linda Sterling is executive director of the downtown partnership and said tickets are still available for the beer garden. She said they will be on sale online for another two days and then you can buy them at the Bull Run Tap House, Coldwell Banker or the Brasserie Louis.  Tickets will also be available at the event.   Restaurants throughout the town will be serving bar-b-que items and there will…

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    Coal Township man sentenced for sexual assault

    COAL TOWNSHIP — A Coal Township man has been sentenced to county prison for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last summer. The News Item reports 36-year-old Kevin Glazik was sentenced to 3 to 23-months in prison for unlawful contact with a minor and indecent assault.   He will begin serving his sentence on August 4th. Glazik was charged with inappropriately touching the girl at his home last July. He admitted his guilt and apologized in court. (Ali Stevens)

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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…

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VIDEO HERE: Herndon man shot after knife threat

Video from State Police press conference: SUNBURY – A domestic dispute in Sunbury turned into gunshots fired in Upper Augusta Township.  It all started around 9:30a.m. Tuesday when Sunbury Police say they were investigating a domestic dispute on Susquehanna Avenue involving 22-year-old Erick Trometter, most recently of Herndon. Around 11:00a.m., Trometter was seen walking on Mile Post Road near Shikellamy Avenue and acting Sunbury police chief Brad Hare responded to the scene.  Milton State Police trooper Mark Reasner tells us as Hare approached Trometter, Trometter pulled out a knife. Hare attempted to tase him, without success.  That is when Hare fired one shot at Trometter. Trometter was taken to Geisinger Medical Center.  A nursing supervisor tells…