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    Lewisburg grandmother needs assistance for the holiday

    LEWISBURG – We continue to highlight needy families this holiday season who seek assistance from the Needy Family Fund. A Lewisburg grandmother is unable to work due to a number of health issues, but still wants her grandkids to have a happy holiday season.  Rose celebrated her 52nd birthday on Monday but says she has a number of health issues she is dealing with, preventing her from being able to work.  Rose has Lupus, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia and also has had several surgeries on her foot, with one toe amputated.  She says she loved working at her previous job as a security guard at a local hospital. Rose says it’s a challenge to afford everything,…

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    Laser targets military aircraft in The Valley

    BLOOMSBURG – State police are investigating after a U.S. Army crew in a Chinook helicopter reported being tracked by a laser in Columbia County. The incident happened Tuesday at 6:30p.m as the helicopter flew over Service Lane in Hemlock Township. Stae police say someone illuminated and tracked the helicopter with a green laser. They are still investigating the incident. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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    Police identify suspected purse snatchers

      LEWISBURG – Police have identified a pair of suspected purse snatchers. The two women are believed to be behind two separate incidents in stores in Union and Columbia counties. Hemlock Township police say 29-year-old Chrystal Star Converse and 29-year-old Francesca Renee Gregorio  stole a purse from an elderly woman in the Buckhorn Walmart November 15. Police believe these are the same women wanted in connection with another mugging of an elderly woman at the Lewisburg Weis Markets November 22. showed surveillance footage of the Lewisburg incident. The police images show two women of similar appearances entering both stores prior to each incident. No arrests have yet been made in the case. Anyone with…

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    Valley rep goes after AG Kane

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Valley Republican lawmaker wants a state House committee to investigate whether Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be removed from office.  Rep. Garth Everett (R-84th, Muncy) said about a dozen colleagues signed on Tuesday after he circulated a memo regarding a resolution to begin a Judiciary Committee investigation of Kane. Everett says he thinks Kane, a Democrat who’s been attorney general for three years, should be removed.   Kane’s law license is under temporary, indefinite suspension as she fights criminal charges she leaked secret grand jury material to a newspaper and lied about it. The state’s impeachment process would begin with a vote in the House, followed by trial in…

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    Suspicious van spotted in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG – Buffalo Valley Regional Police are looking for a van that followed a school bus Tuesday morning. Dr. Mark DiRocco, superintendent of Lewisburg Area School District says a bus driver became concerned when, for more than 20-minutes, a van followed the bus during its morning run. Police were called and made contact with the bus near Linntown Elementary school. The police are now looking for the vehicle which is described as a white, older model van with a roof rack. One headlight was not working and it was occupied by two men believed to be in their thirties. Anyone who sees a vehicle fitting the description is asked to call 911 or Buffalo Valley…

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Lewisburg Green Dragons, State Champions

HERSHEY – The Lewisburg Green Dragons brought home a state championship and coach Skip Kratzer says words can’t describe how happy he is for them. The Lewisburg boys soccer team completed an undefeated season with a 4-0 win over South Park in the Class AA championship game Saturday afternoon at Hersheypark Stadium. Nearly 2,000 Lewisburg fans cheered on the team and Coach Kratzer says they deserve it. “This is such a great group of guys, I’m on top of the world right now for them,” said Kratzer. Lewisburg finishes their season 25-0. It was the first Green Dragons state championship since 2000. (Jennifer Wakeman/Sara Lauver)   Listen to head coach Skip Kratzer’s interview from Monday’s…


Rusty Rail Brewery drawing crowds in Mifflinburg

  MIFFLINBURG – Residents from across the state are flocking to the new Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg.  WKOK was given a recent tour of the facility including the brewing operation below the restaurant level.   Head Brewer at Rusty Rail, Michel Spuesens explains how they brew their beer on site, “We mix our crushed grain with water. It sits in a giant like tea bag, you would say.  We are trying to extract all of the sugars from the grain.  Then we will actually recycle it and push all of the sugars towards the bottom.  Then we will collect it into a brew kettle.”  Hops are then added as well as additional flavors…

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VIDEO: Bucknell trick-or-treat parade at children’s hospital

DANVILLE – Trick-or-treating with the Bucknell University men’s basketball team. That chance was given to patients at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Friday. Six players and five coaches from Bucknell men’s basketball teamed up with hospital nurses to form the 30th annual trick-or-treat parade. Each of the hospital’s three floors held their own parade of patients dressed up in many different costumes…and even the nurses dressed up. Bucknell sophomore point guard Steven Brown says this was his first year participating, “I think that’s a great thing that the hospital is doing, especially for the kids, keeping them involved during the holidays, making them happy. It’s a good time to see kids smile and just give…