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    Penn State doles out nearly $100m for victims

      HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Penn State says it settled with six more victims or accusers of Jerry Sandusky, bringing the payout total to nearly $93 million. The university’s audited financial statements, dated Oct. 30, show $33.2 million in new payments over claims related to the university’s former longtime assistant football coach. Sandusky is pursuing an appeal while he serves 30 to 60 years in prison on a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction.   The report says more claims could be paid in the future, but provides no details. The audit findings were reported Wednesday by WJAC-TV in Johnstown. Penn State said in October 2013 it had agreed to pay 26 people $59.7 million related…

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    NFF Family: Grandmother of seven faces challenge

      MILTON – Lisa of Milton is a proud grandmother of seven, but is facing some financial challenges as the holiday season approaches.  Lisa says she is unemployed and fighting for disability due to a number of health problems. Fa She explained, “I have back issues.  I have arthritis issues.  I have an infected spur in my right foot.  I have to have a special shoe for my leg because I have a leg discrepancy.  My right leg is shorter than my left leg.  I need a special shoe, but without the income, I can’t even afford to get that.”   She says her husband is also on a limited income, “Our income is really…

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    Initial contributions coming in…to the Needy Family Fund

      SUNBURY – So far so good for the Needy Family Fund…some of the initial contributions are coming in. So far the total is about $3,400 with a recent $250 contributions from Deane and Jeanne Shively of Turbotville, and $100 from Mary Ellen Paulhamus of Northumberland. Plus other contributions makes the total $3,441.   You are asked to please consider a generous contribution to the Needy Family Fund. The fund supports well over 500 people each year, who receive toys, food, clothing and other gifts from the Salvation Army in Milton and Sunbury. Please drop off contributions at any branch of BB&T.   The Needy Family Fund is sponsored by The Daily Item, Sunbury Broadcasting…

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    Suspected DUI crash on busy Routes 11 & 15

    Routes 11 & 15 wreck Friday SHAMOKIN DAM – A suspected drunk driver caused a Black Friday crash on busy Routes 11 & 15 last evening. State troopers say they detained 37-year-old Janna Schoch of Sunbury on suspicion of DUI after the 6:30pm accident.   Troopers say she ran into stopped traffic at the Eighth Street intersection. No one, including two children in her car were injured. State police say they are investigating and everyone in both vehicles was wearing a seatbelt.

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    PHOTOS: Big shoplifting case in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG–  Milton state police are looking for two suspects after a theft occurred early Friday morning at a store in Lewisburg.  The suspects stole approximately $2100 in merchandise including welding supplies, an air compressor and associated tools, car stereo equipment. The incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. Friday. If you have any information about the incident, you are asked to contact Milton state police at 570 524 2662. We have pictures posted at (Matt Catrillo)      

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Sunbury business touts Buy Fresh, Buy Local

SUNBURY— A Sunbury small business is a hub for the buy fresh, buy local movement. The Sunbury Market House has been the ‘go-to’ spot for produce, meats, and baked goods since 1897. New owners took over in 2011 and continued the ‘local emphasis.’ Ross Family Farm near Sunbury is one of The Market House’s 17 vendors. Owner Perry Ross says farmers thrive on local business, “My firm belief is that Sunbury cannot be revitalized without the rural area, because that’s where all the ingredients come from for a society. When they buy local they are keeping the money local.” He said The Market House is helping to preserve their farm, “(If not for them), this…


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…