West Milton — Police are looking for the person who stole a motorcycle in West Milton. Police say sometime between 10:30p.m. Wednesday night and 6:00a.m. Thursday morning someone removed a motorcycle parked below the owner’s rear porch, pushed it through the grass and loaded it into a vehicle. The motorcycle is described as a black, white and yellow 2000 Suzuki DZR400. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Milton State Police at 570-524-2662. (Codi Jade)
DANVILLE– A new veteran’s monument is coming to Danville. Benjamin Pegg from Boy Scout Troop 39 is unveiling the new monument in Memorial Park on Old Bloom Road in Danville on Veteran’s Day. The monument is Pegg’s Eagle Scout project. Pegg would like to invite all area veterans and presently serving military personnel and families to participate in the event. The unveiling is this Sunday at 2:30p.m. (Codi Jade)
SUNBURY — While we felt the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Central Susquehanna Valley, the people of New York and New Jersey are still suffering tremendously. So, charitable members of the Valley are lending their aid to the hardest hit areas on the East Coast. From blood drives to monetary donations, supply collections, and volunteering, the Valley is on top of aid efforts, but more help is still needed. We’ve created a page on our website devoted solely to these efforts. Log on to www.wkok.com and click on “The Valley Responds” for more details. (Codi Jade)
SUNBURY – As Veteran’s Day approaches, a local veteran is working towards a master’s degree, studying post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Jill Rouse is a U.S. Navy veteran who is studying how both post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries can impact our military veterans. Rouse says PTSD and brain injuries can be hard to diagnose. She said, “Sometimes these symptoms don’t really present until you get back into the civilian world. You might come back to your civilian job and find it very hard to concentrate and you might find yourself a little more irritable. Just normal things, but frustrating for a veteran who used to do their…
SUNBURY — As the people of New Jersey are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy, they could use the help of friends from neighboring states. The Shikellamy Marching Braves hear their song, and they are ready to bring them a truckload of aid. Literally. Mary Neidig is known as the “Grandma” of the marching band. She said, “The marching band decided we’d like to help other people. We are trying to get a truckload of goods together to send down to New Jersey to the people that lost everything and are in need of supplies.” She said items they hope to receive include clothing, nonperishable items, water, baby items, blankets and cleaning supplies. The…
MILTON –A man being called a “person of interest” in the death of a Milton woman is now in police custody. There is word today that Boyles was taken into custody after being spotted inside a coffee shop in the Lewisburg area late last night or early this morning. Milton police confirmed Boyles was taken into custody. On Sunday, Boyles mother, 80-year-old Vennie Boyles, was found dead at her and Mark Boyles residence. An autopsy was completed this week, but an exact cause of death has not been determined. (Ali Stevens)
SCRANTON – A man who claimed he wanted to revitalize the city of Shamokin is now on the run and the U.S. Marshals Service is looking for him. Scott Binsack, formerly of Clarks Summit, is a fugitive. Police say Binsack was a homebuilder who pleaded no contest in July of 2010 to seven bad check charges while working as head of Mansions & Estates LLC. The News Item reports he appeared at a Shamokin City Council meeting this summer and unveiled plans to revitalize the city with a $13.4-million public offering of stock. Regulators of the state Securities Commission became aware of the unregistered offering and Binsack is prohibited from engaging in most financial…
BERWICK – Unit 1 at PPL’s Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant near Berwick is up and running again following a turbine blade inspection. The inspection found signs of cracking on a small number of turbine blades. The blades were replaced and PPL officials say they now know what is causing the cracks and are finalizing plans to fix the problems. Unit 2 will be shut down in the near future for a similar turbine blade inspection and replacement of blades. Long term repairs will be made in the spring of 2013. (Ali Stevens)
Today on WKOK: On The Mark 8:30am: Open Phones…then at 9am: Veterans advocate John Deppen with two local women who are veteran’s advocates: Jill Rouse is a veteran and is doing intensive studies of traumatic brain injury…Jessica Charles is the sister of the late Corporal Joshua Harton, he was killed in Afghanistan. Dan Patrick Show 10am: More NFL, MLB and sports broadcasting stars! Michael Smerconish Show noon: More deep analysis of the election. Steve Jones Show 3pm: More previews of the PSU/Nebraska game. The best of the best, and John Deppen on WKOK!
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Former Penn State President Graham Spanier is free on $125,000 unsecured bail after being arraigned on charges related to the child sex abuse case of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Spanier was arraigned Wednesday morning by a Harrisburg district justice on charges including perjury, obstruction and conspiracy. He has denied the allegations and claimed he is being framed for political purposes. The 64-year-old Spanier led Penn State for 16 years before being forced out a year ago when Sandusky was charged along with two of Spanier’s top underlings. Spanier is a faculty member on paid leave. Prosecutors charged Spanier and added counts against Tim Curley and Gary Schultz….