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    District Attorney leads drug burn in Northumberland County

    SUNBURY – A drug burn, consisting of 1.4 pounds of cocaine, over 30 pounds of marijuana, and 2.6 pounds of heroin, mushrooms, narcotics and bath salts was held last month in Northumberland County. District Attorney, Ann Targonski, announced that a burn was held at the Anthracite Area Outdoor Adventure on March 28th after the illegal drugs had been seized in a number of drug prosecutions across the county. Several county departments were involved in the burn including the Counter Drug Joint Task Force from Indiantown Gap and Chiefs from Ralpho Township, Mount Carmel and Shamokin. The burn allowed many local police departments to clear out their evidence lockers of material from closed cases. Targonski says…

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    Annual Race for Women’s Health next weekend

    LEWISBURG — Family Planning Plus will hold its 16th annual Race for Women’s Health next weekend. The race is a fundraiser to support the group’s many services, it is scheduled for ‘Arts Festival Weekend’ in Lewisburg, next Saturday, April 25.   Judy Polites of Family Planning Plus says they serve more than just women, “A lot of people are unaware of how many services we provide. It’s not only for women, but we also provide services for women, infants and children in the WIC program.”   The race begins at 8:30am from the Pawling Complex on Fairground road in Lewisburg. There will be both 5K and 10K courses. You can register online at raceforwomenshealth.com. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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    Unemployment going up in Pennsylvania

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate rose in March for the third straight month, as the number of jobs declined and the ranks of job-seekers increased. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday the 5.3 percent rate was up from 5.2 percent in February, when payrolls hit a record high that offset the last of the job losses from the recession. The national rate for March was 5.5 percent. A survey of households showed the state’s labor force, the number of people working or looking for work, expanded by 2,000 to nearly 6.4 million people. However, unemployment grew, while employment shrank. In a separate survey of employers, payrolls fell by nearly 13,000…

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    Charles Attig Scholarship now has online site

    SELINSGROVE — The Charles Attig Memorial Scholarship is going online. The popular scholarship supports students in the Selinsgrove Area School District, and now has a ‘gofundme’ page. The online fundraising site has thousands of non-profit and scholarship donating opportunities. Organizers say their gofundme page goal is $10,000 and any amount of donation is welcomed.   Shamokin Dam police officer Charles Attig was shot to death during a routine traffic stop while on duty June 10, 1983. The scholarship is awarded to a student in the Selinsgrove district who plans a career in law enforcement or social services. To donate please visit this site… click here.  (Lauren Koch)

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    Accident blocked Front Street, Norry

    NORTHUMBERLAND — An accident blocked traffic in Northumberland Saturday morning.  According to Northumberland County communications, the accident was on Front Street in Northumberland.  Route 11 South was blocked in the area. The accident was reported around 7:00a.m.  At least one person is said to be injured.  No word on the severity of injuries.  (Codi Jade)

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VIDEO HERE: Hearing for accused murderer

SUNBURY — After a preliminary hearing Friday, all charges against a Selinsgrove man charged with murder have been sent to court. Edgar Gearhart is accused of fatally stabbing his mother’s boyfriend, Robert Blake of Sunbury. Testifying at today’s hearing was Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley, who was called to Sunbury Community Hospital March 18, where Blake was pronounced dead from a stab wound to the thigh.  Kelley testified Blake’s femoral artery was severed, causing his death.   Police say Gearhart stabbed Blake in the thigh after an argument early that morning in an alley near Fifth Street.  Sunbury Police Detective Jamie Quinn also testified at the hearing, saying that Edgar Gearhart stabbed his mother Amy…

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VIDEO HERE: Seussical the Musical is coming to Sunbury

SUNBURY – All of your favorite Dr. Seuss books are part of the upcoming production, Seussical the Musical, this weekend and next weekend at Shikellamy High School.  Ellen Boyer is the director and is excited about the number of students involved in the production. She explained, “We just realized we have eight sets of siblings working on the show.  We have a lot of new faces on the Shikellamy stage and we range all the way down to 5th graders so it’s going to be an exciting event.” Boyer said, “This is a great show for the entire family.  Bring the little kids and bring Grandma and Grandpa.  It’s just a wonderful evening.  The show…

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VIDEO HERE: Symposium hosts retired admiral

HUMMELS WHARF — “We cannot lose our youth, we cannot lose our future leadership, and we, as a nation, cannot lose our character.”  Those are the words of retired Rear Admiral Thomas Lynch of the U.S. Navy.  He was the featured speaker at the Fourth Annual Financial Symposium Wednesday.   “We have 35-million Americans aged 17-24 in our country,” Lynch said.  “Of those, 23 percent would qualify for the United States military.  That means we have 23 percent of those 35-million who are college graduates, drug-free, felon-free, and physically fit.  To me, that is a sad testament to where we are today in our society.”   Lynch says the current statistics support the notion that…