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    Rep. Keller skeptical of homeless shelter

    UNDATED – State Representative Fred Keller (R-85, Kreamer) remains skeptical about a center for the homeless proposed in Laurelton. “I have had several meetings with the county commissioners and the citizens of Hartley Township, I have had phone calls with Jack Wisor and he gave me information on this,” says Keller. “We had a few discussions and I gave him a few things to consider and think about.” The facility is being proposed by Bishop Jack Wisor of Just for Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Ministries. Wisor wants to house the homeless, including those recently released from jail and Megan’s Law offenders. Keller says there are some things he does not feel fully comfortable about yet…

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    Woman injured in Friday MVA

    PAXINOS — A woman from Kulpmont sustained injuries where her car hit a tree Friday night. In Paxinos, police tell us, 46-year-old Julie Wiest was driving on Bottle Drive, near West Centre Street when she swerved to miss a deer and went off the road. She sustained injuries and was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, where a nursing supervisor says she was treated and released. Ralpho Township police and Northumberland County 9-1-1 tell us, the accident happened around 11:30pm. Volunteers from Elysburg and Overlook fire departments responed.

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    Contaminated milk from Snyder County farm

    MIDDLEBURG — Folks with a container of local milk are being asked to throw it out. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, consumers who purchased raw milk from Greenfield Dairy in Middleburg should discard it immediately.   Some of the raw milk collected by the department on April 8 tested positive for a Listeria contamination. The packaged raw milk is sold under the Greenfield Dairy label in half gallon glass containers dated April 18, 21, 22 and 24.   The dairy was ordered to stop the sale of all raw milk until further notice. Symptoms of Listeriosis usually appear within 1-3 weeks, and can include fever, muscle aches, nausea or diarrhea.   You can read…

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    Snyder County recognizes dispatchers this week

    SELINSGROVE — County dispatchers are unsung heroes — and that is why Snyder County Commissioners are recognizing them during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Commissioner Peggy Chamberlain Roup says these men and women deserve some recognition, “These professional and dedicated men and women help you when you are in a crisis situation. They help our police and fire departments and emergency personnel day in and day out. They make life and death decisions 365 days a year.” Roup says she is proud of the dispatchers of Snyder County and in our surrounding counties because they are always dedicated to public safety. She says, “They rise to a new challenge every day.” April 13-19 has been…

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    Shamokin street light project wrapping up

      SHAMOKIN – A street light project in Shamokin will be completed about a month ahead of schedule.  PPL reports they are installing efficient street lights in the downtown and the last major part of the project will involve repaving sections on both sides of Independence Street during the day on April 28 and 29.   To minimize disruptions to traffic and downtown businesses, PPL will be on the scene assisting with traffic control.  The work will include sidewalk repairs.  The project involves replacing 44 street lights and fixtures on new aluminum poles and removing old poles and bases on Independence Street between Market and Shamokin Streets.  There is no cost to the city for…

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VIDEO HERE: Day one of Danville teachers strike

DANVILLE – On a day where most schools are in session, the buildings in the Danville School District are empty.  Thursday was day one of a teacher’s strike after they could not come to a decision with the school board.  Teachers with signs gathered in front of several schools in the district. They have been working without a contract for two years says Danville Education Association president Dave Fortunato, “We are asking for nothing but what is fair.  We are bargaining and looking at a settlement that is fair and equitable to the district, the taxpayers and the teachers.” Contract negotiations have fallen flat and Fortunato says they had no choice but to strike.  What…

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VIDEO HERE: Clausi to Shoch: Stop “attacking” people

Raw video from Tuesday’s commissioner meeting: SUNBURY – Northumberland County Commissioner Vinny Clausi wants his fellow commissioner Rick Shoch to stop “attacking” people in the county.  At Tuesday’s meeting, Clausi presented a letter to the media detailing a list of people he says Shoch has “attacked” since being in office.  Among those included in the list are Clausi himself, commissioner Stephen Bridy, former commissioner and state representative Merle Phillips, former president judge Robert Sacavage and more.  In all, there are 17 people named in the letter. It also prompted a heated discussion between the commissioners involving a number of past issues.  Shoch denies having attacked anyone and went through many people on the list, explaining…

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VIDEO HERE: Corbett and Moran speak at EconomicsPA lunch

SELINSGROVE – Governor Tom Corbett visited the Susquehanna Valley Country Club Thursday to honor local business leader and entrepreneur John Moran Jr., who received the 2014 EconomicsPennsylvania Adam Smith Distinguished Leadership Award. John Moran: Moran is the president and CEO of Moran Industries of Watsontown, a warehousing and logistics company. He thanked and praised EconomicsPA for their leadership in helping students become entrepreneurs in the workforce, “This is critical to our Commonwealth’s success in economic growth,” says Moran. “Pennsylvania is one of the most attractive places for students in this country to be educated. Why can’t it also be the most attractive destination for job creators and job seekers?” Corbett spoke about Moran as a…