New projects added to The Road Report

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    MIFFLINBURG — Construction is underway on a portion of Route 45 in Mifflinburg, Union County. The winter road project will reconstruct Route 45 between Chestnut Street and Forest Hill Road. Initial work will will continue through January. Then, after a short winter break, the bulk of the reconstruction work will start up again from April through October 2013. Traffic is expected to continue normally until next year’s construction phases, beginning in April. Detours are expected at that time.   PAXTONVILLE — Paxtonville Road will be closed next week, PennDOT crews will replace three cross pipes along Paxtonville Road in Franklin Township, Snyder County. Work will take place between Route 104 in Middleburg and…

Local rails benefit from state grant

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  UNDATED — Rehab on a Union County railroad is getting a boost thanks to an over $87,000 state investment.  The Lewisburg and Buffalo Creek Railroad joins 23 rail projects across the state that will share $18.6 million in rail infrastructure upgrades.  The $87,880 will rehabilitate the railroad’s Buffalo Creek Bridge and St. George Street overpass in Lewisburg. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Lewd Santa Claus look-alike behind bars

  DANVILLE– A Danvilleman looking like Santa Claus is now behind bars after police say he made a lewd gesture to a 9-year-old girl at the Salvation Army store.  56-year-old Timothy Wayne Lewis was a volunteer at the Danvillestore and opened the door for the woman and her child.  Police say he followed them through the store on October 22nd and made a lewd gesture at the girl.   The girl told her mom she wanted to leave and then told her mother what happened after they left the store.  They reported the incident toDanvillepolice.  Lewis is charged with corruption of minors, stalking, open lewdness, and harassment.  He’s jailed in the Montour County Prison.  (Ali…

Veteran talks about traumatic brain injuries

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  SUNBURY – As Veteran’s Day approaches, a local veteran is working towards a master’s degree, studying posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.  Jill Rouse is a U.S. Navy veteran who is studying how both posttraumatic 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 job easily.”…

Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business, and entertainment

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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration says it believes that expanding Pennsylvania Lottery gambling to keno and online games will be one of the best ways to produce more revenue. The administration made the statement Friday. It continues to talk with companies about privatizing the management of the $3.5 billion lottery system under a 20-year agreement. Corbett’s administration is keeping secret which companies it is talking with. In April, it issued a request for qualifications from interested companies. Lottery sales increased last fiscal year by 8.5 percent and opponents of privatization question why Corbett would want to pay a private company when sales are already increasing steadily. After prizes and expenses…

AP High School Football Scores

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Central Bucks East 31, Quakertown 13 Cheltenham 55, Hatboro-Horsham 12 High School of the Future 16, Martin Luther King 6 Marple Newtown 33, Penncrest 21 Mastery Charter North 26, Mastbaum 6 Neumann-Goretti 39, Chichester 6 Perkiomen Valley 42, Saucon Valley 35 Philadelphia South 32, Bartram 6 Pius X 50, Hamburg 12 Pottstown 41, Great Valley 40 Roxborough 24, Olney 18 Souderton 49, Boyertown 27 Sun Valley 21, West Chester East 20 Upper Merion 28, Owen J Roberts 21 West Philadelphia def. Edison, forfeit Class AAAA District Playoffs District 1 First Round Central Bucks South 38, Haverford 14 Coatesville 38, Unionville 21 Neshaminy 42, Plymouth-Whitemarsh 21 Pennridge 35, Abington 14 Pennsbury 21, West Chester Rustin 13…

Stuff the Truck to help Hurricane Sandy victims

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NORTHUMBERLAND — It’s your time to help and all you have to do is donate. A ‘Stuff the Truck’ event is going on now through Friday says Justin Michaels Vice President of Surplus Outlet. “We are going to keep the truck on site at our location on Route 11 in Northumberland until we fill it up. Then we’ll be sending it to Recovery Build in Red Bank, New Jersey.”   Michaels says anything is needed, including nonperishable food, bottled water, baby supplies, pet food, cleaning supplies and more. They will accept monetary donations that will go toward helping Hurricane Sandy victims as well.   Collection continues through Friday, and you can join our sister station…

Middleburg man in jail for an incident with a knife

  MIDDLEBURG – A 22-year-old Middleburg man is behind bars in the Snyder County Prison, accused of pulling a knife on a woman while she was hanging out of his car. Police say Eric Yost-King met the woman and while she taking a 2-year-old boy out of his car seat, Yost-King began to drive away, while part of the woman’s body was outside the car. He’s accused of pulling out a knife and threatening to kill the woman’s friend. Police have recovered the knife from the vehicle. Yost-King was arrested and charged with terroristic threats, simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and other counts. The woman and child were not injured in the…