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    Selinsgrove coach stepping down

    SELINSGROVE – Dave Hess has stepped down as head football coach at Selinsgrove. In a statement Hess says that, “This is a decision that my family and I have given a lot of thought over a long period of time.” He adds that his “reasons for stepping away from the school district and the football program are purely positive.” Hess has been head coach for seven seasons. You can read the full statement below.   I stepped down as the Head Football Coach at Selinsgrove Area High School today. This is a decision that my family and I have given a lot of thought over a long period of time. My reasons for stepping away…

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    AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist talks snow amounts

    UNDATED – The first snowstorm of the season is set to hit our area on one of the busiest travel days of the year.  AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines talks about the Thanksgiving Eve precipitation, “What we are looking at right now is about 4-8” of snow.  Those who have to travel should know that roads will be slippery.  Maybe if you could delay your travel until early Thursday, that would be an option.” Kines says precipitation is expected to begin early Wednesday morning and continue through Wednesday night.  As for Thanksgiving Day he says, “Weather-wise, not at problem.  The sun will make an appearance and the afternoon temperatures will get close to 40-degrees.  There…

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    Life Flight helicopter avoids drone

    DANVILLE — Drones are no longer a thing of the future — and the unmanned planes are closer and more prevalent than you may think. According to Geisinger Public Relations Specialist Mike Ferlazzo, Life Flight had to avoid a drone in the sky over Schuylkill County recently.   Ferlazzo says the helicopter flight crew detected a drone while descending into the Zerbe Airport in Schuylkill County in November. No patients were on board at the time, and the helicopter was able to land without incident.   “Drone” is a term that describes a flying robot. The aircraft may be remotely controlled or can fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans.   The encounter happened around 4:30p.m….

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    Coal Township woman dies in crash

    JACKSON TWP — It was a local woman who died in a bad crash Monday.  State police have confirmed that 26-year-old Rachael Seidel, formerly Rachael Geise, of Coal Township, was killed in the crash on Route 225, Monday. The accident happened around 12:50p.m. on Route 225 in Jackson Township. Northumberland County Coronor James Kelley says Seidel was pronounced dead at the scene. Her two children, ages five and six, were flown to Geisinger Medical Center. Police say the accident occurred when Seidel lost control of her vehicle on Route 225 for unknown reasons. The vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment and rolled several times before striking a tree. Seidel was said to have been…

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    NFF: Milton mom struggles this holiday

    MILTON — When Patricia Mowrer’s 2-year-old daughter started saying Santa Claus was going to bring her a baby and a buggy for Christmas, the 30-year-old mother of five started weeping. The Milton woman had avoided talking to the toddler about Santa because of their financial situation, but the girl had picked it up from her siblings. Mowrer says she is scared and doesn’t know what to do because the kids will wake up on Christmas morning to hardly anything.  She says she’s afraid the magic of Christmas and Santa Claus will disappear this holiday season. She tries to keep the concept of Santa alive for them, even the 11-year-old who claims to have stopped believing…

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Video Here: Three-alarm fire in Sunbury

SUNBURY — Five adults and three children were displaced by a fire in Sunbury Monday morning. The three-alarm fire destroyed two homes. The double home, at 1102 and 1104 Miller Street, went up in flames just before 9:00a.m. says Sunbury battalion chief Brad Wertz.   Wertz says, “Not sure what started it, it is undetermined as of now. The fire marshal has been called. All occupants were out of the building.  From what I was told, occupants were at work and the kids were not home.”   It is not known yet who owns the building, or who the occupants were. The Red Cross is assisting the families with clothing, food and shelter. Several surrounding…

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VIDEO HERE: President of Sunbury Motor Company honored for volunteerism

SUNBURY—The president of Sunbury Motor Company was recognized last night for his dedication to the community. The Spreading Antlers Children’s Foundation presented its inaugural Community Contributor Award to Robert Mertz, Jr. at the Sunbury Elks Lodge. Mertz was honored for his volunteerism and philanthropy by friends, family and elected officials. Linda Schlegel-Culver thanked Mertz for his lifetime of service to the community. “All the good things that you have done in Sunbury have been so appreciated and we wouldn’t be what we are without you.” Sunbury Mayor David Persing declared November 20, 2014 Robert M. Mertz, Jr. Day in the City of Sunbury and encouraged citizens to emulate Mertz’s service and passion for his community….

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VIDEO HERE: Stove fire damages home

SUNBURY — Upper Augusta Fire Chief Bill Brown says a quick response by firefighters saved a home from being destroyed by fire this morning on the Island between Sunbury and Northumberland. Brown described what he found when he arrived, “When I got here we had fire in the kitchen area of the home. From what we are seeing, it looks like it probably started as a stove fire and extended into the kitchen area.” The fire started around 8:20 a.m. at a home at 230 Pontius Avenue off Island Boulevard. Brown says the family wasn’t home at the time of the fire and a dog escaped unharmed. Firefighters cut through the roof with a saw…