NYC Marathon cancelled

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According to Mayor Bloomberg’s Office, Sunday’s New York City Marathon is cancelled. We will update you with more details as they become available. (CBS NEWS RADIO) Follow

Sandy possible evidence of climate change

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SUNBURY —  Could Hurricane Sandy have been evidence of global climate change?  Environmentalist Dr. Bill McKibben says yes. He said while hurricanes have always happened, this hurricane was the largest storm ever measured.  Besides Hurricane Sandy, McKibben says there are many other issues that point to climate change as well, including the fact that we’re experiencing the warmest year in American history, we’ve watched a massive drought, and the severe melt in theArctic.  He says, “Basically we are within a few years of not having summer sea ice at all in the Arctic.” McKibben said this environmental issue should be a concern in the upcoming election, as it is important to Americans — and everyone on…

Church helps both families in need and Children and Youth Services


SELINSGROVE – A church in Selinsgrove is working to help both local families in need and also Snyder County Children and Youth Services. The Christ United Methodist Church in Selinsgrove is now collecting new and used toys for families in need. They will then sell them on December 1st at very affordable prices.   Ryan Gephart is pastor of the church and says the toys will range from 25 cents to $2 or $3.00. And Gephart says all proceeds from the toy sale will benefit the Snyder County Children and Youth Needy Children Fund.   In the meantime, organizer Stacy Showalter says you can drop off your toys at the church on 8th and Mill…

Lytle may be brought up at meeting

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NORTHUMBERLAND –Point Township supervisors are planning to hold a public meeting Monday, where it is expected they may address officer Wade Lytle.  Lytle is accused of having a romantic relationship with a sexual abuse victim.  He was the lead investigating officer in the woman’s case.  He has already been placed on paid administrative leave. Police Chief Joshua VanKirk has asked Point Township supervisors for the firing of Lytle because of ethics violations.  The public meeting is advertised for budget and general purposes on Monday at 6p.m., though personnel issues may be addressed during that time.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Danville woman pleads guilty after setting a fire

DANVILLE – A Danville woman has pleaded guilty to setting fire to her apartment building. 24-year-old Christine Ahlum entered her plea in court this week to reckless endangerment and was placed on 18-months probation. Ahlum was arrested on July 27th after admitting she set fire to cardboard in the basement of her apartment building on Bloom Street. The building sustained minor damage in the fire after the blaze was extinguished quickly. Ahlum was also charged with arson and risking a catastrophe, but the charges were dropped. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Veteran’s Treatment Court graduation upcoming


SUNBURY – Next week, the first graduation ceremony will take place for Northumberland County’s Veteran’s Treatment Court. Northumberland County Judge Charles Saylor oversees the Veteran’s Court and talks about how the court benefits veterans.   Saylor said, “Because of their service there could be situations where they have abused alcohol or drugs or have aggressive behavior. They need some services the VA can provide. That’s the benefit of the Veteran’s Court.”   And why have the Veteran’s Treatment Court? Saylor said, “It’s a recognition of their service to the country and the problems that may have resulted as a result of those experiences that now bring them into the criminal justice system.   He said,…

Northumberland County commissioner’s lawsuit is dismissed

  BLOOMSBURG – A lawsuit filed by Northumberland County Commissioner Vinny Clausi against two former county deputy sheriff’s has been dismissed. Columbia-Montour President Judge Thomas James dismissed the $3-million defamation lawsuit that was filed in 2010. Clausi filed the suit after Michael Boris and Joseph Jones filed a defamation and wrongful termination suit against him, Sheriff Chad Reiner and Northumberland County.   Boris and Jones lost their jobs after being accused of viewing pornography on county owned computers in January of 2010. They claimed there was not evidence showing they were the ones viewing the pornography. Clausi tells the News Item he will appeal the ruling. (Ali Stevens)   Follow

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Today on WKOK: On The Mark 8:30am: Open phones. Co-host Ben Reichley. 107th district state house candidate Ted Yeager appears to face his opponent in a debate–but Fred Keller declined our invitation. 1-800-795-9565. Dan Patrick Show 10am: More NHL analysis, and why the Cowboys will win–and the Eagles and Steelers will not… Michael Smerconish Show noon: Meet the Press host NBC’s David Gregory, and more Sandy coverage. Steve Jones Show 3pm: Warren Crispel of Penn State football and basketball, Tony DeFazio Pittsburgh Sports Report, and Penn State grad Bryan Scott of the Buffalo Bills. The best of the best–and no Keller–on WKOK!   Follow

Gast Road residents: It was a twister


 See the video Gast Road residents: It was a twister   WEST BUFFALO TWP – Residents along Gast and Wabash Roads in West Buffalo Township, Union County are busy cleaning up following Hurricane Sandy, which ripped through the area leaving many people without power, along with downed trees and power lines.   Mark Trutt, Roadmaster in West Buffalo Township says he believes the storm may have been more than just wind and rain. “I personally think the way it looks down here; a twister came through and took it all down.”   This resident of West Buffalo Township had a tree fall on a portion of his home. No one was injured, but the damage…

PPL: Today’s the day for The Valley


MILTON– About 400 PPL customers are still without power in The Valley.  InSnyderCounty, there are still 62 customers without power with outages scattered across the county.  InUnionCounty, 200 customers have no power. WestBuffaloTownshipis still the hardest hit area but the rest of the outages are scattered acrossUnionCounty.   InMontourCounty, there are three customers without power–inWestHemlockTownship.  InNorthumberlandCounty, there are still 27 customers without power, primarily in the Sunbury and Milton areas. ColumbiaCountystill has about 109 customers without power.  These latest numbers are as of5a.m.Friday.  PPL still has 120,000 overall that is down from more than 400,000 Tuesday. (Ali Stevens) Follow