Burglar restrained homeowner


SHAMOKIN — Police are searching for a male who broke into a Shamokin Township home and restrained a woman.  Stonington State Police say an unknown white male entered the home along Irish Valley Road around 6:00a.m. Friday.  The man restrained a woman in the home, but then fled the scene before taking anything.  No injuries were reported.  Police say their investigation continues. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Cat shot with arrow in Union County

WEST BUFFALO TWP — Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty in Union County.  Milton State Police say sometime between Saturday and Monday, someone shot and killed a 5-year-old gray cat with an arrow.  The cat belonged to a Mifflinburg man and the incident happened along Dietrich Road in West Buffalo Township.  Anyone with information is asked to call police. (Sara Bartlett)   Follow

Local professor dissects fiscal cliff


UNDATED — Is a fiscal cliff likely, and if so, how does it come about?  Those were among the questions answered recently by Bucknell University Associate Professor of Political Science Scott Meinke.  He says one part in figuring it out is looking at the outcome of negotiations in the last Congress when Republicans pushed President Barack Obama on deficit reduction and the debt ceiling. “The outcome there was to create a supercommittee to try and create a bargain to deal with spending and taxes,” says Meinke, “If that didn’t happen, Congress set up a law that there would be across the board cuts.”  Meinke says the other part of the fiscal cliff is the Bush…

Grand opening for new library in Selinsgrove

Selinsgrove Library

SELINSGROVE — Tomorrow is a big day for the new Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library in Selinsgrove.  It will officially open its doors with an open house celebration says Library Director Jennifer Johnston. “We will have the grand opening of the building that houses the library and the borough offices.  There will be many speakers and State Senator John Gordner will cut the ribbon for us.  Then, the library will be opened until8:00p.m.for an open house.” Johnstonsays the hard work on the library paid off.  “It turned out just how we wanted it to.  We have areas for children, young adults, adults; just a bigger space where we can grow.  We’re very excited about the opening…

Berwick man jailed after rifle theft


RUSH TWP — A Berwick man is in jail after stealing a rifle in Northumberland County.  Police say Sunday evening, 38-year-old Robert Crane took a 22 caliber pistol from a vehicle parked along Rushtown Road in Rush Township.  The rifle belonged to a Danville woman.  After taking the rifle, Crane traveled toWest 3rd Street in Bloomsburg where he hid it under a tree.  The rifle was recovered and Crane was taken into custody.  He was arraigned and sent to Northumberland County Prison on $15,000 bail. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Today on WKOK: Today on On The Mark 8:30: Open phones with co-host Ben Reichley, then Bucknell poly-sci professor Scott Meinke, he’s an expert on the US congress and he’ll talk about prospects to avoid the fiscal cliff. Dan Patrick Show 10am: Tony Dungy and Jimmy Johnson. Michael Smerconish noon: Pot and politics, talking about the legalizing pot. Steve Jones Show 3pm: A comprehensive wrap-up of the weekend football games, analysis of Saturday’s tough Penn State loss to Nebraska. A look ahead to this Saturday’s Indiana game. The best of the best, and legal pot, on WKOK! Follow

An injury accident blocked I-80 Sunday

accident, crash

DANVILLE– One crash led to another in I-80 Sunday. There was an accident at milemarker 215, and while traffic was backed up there, a man fromIllinoiswas badly hurt when he ran into a line of stopped traffic. The second crash was inTurbotTownship,NorthumberlandCounty,   That man fromIllinois, Pioter Wotick, was taken to Geisinger—he is in critical condition. Troopers say the6pmcrash in on Interstate 80 inNorthumberlandCountyblocked eastbound traffic for four hours. Follow

Urgent care clinic comes to Danville


  DANVILLE — A new urgent care center will host an open house Saturday in Danville. Geisinger Careworks is celebrating their newest location in the Danville Weis Market Plaza by inviting everyone to come learn about the clinic. Ken Berndt is CEO of Careworks. “They can do any acute care like ear infections, sinusitis, strep throat, urinary tract infections. We can also do X-rays and immunizations.”   Berndt says anyone in need of assistance is welcome to the clinic and the clinic is open seven days a week from 10:00a.m.-8:30p.m. with no appointments are necessary. “It’s very unusual nowadays to be able to walk-in and get quick care, along with getting a prescription filled. The…

Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business, and entertainment

AP logo

  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Occupy Harrisburg, the second longest-running Occupy protest in the nation, has quietly left the central Pennsylvania state Capitol building after more than a year of protesting economic equality and what they call corporate greed. The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News says the protesters’ tent, which stood despite rain, wind, and ice at the bottom of the Capitol steps, has been removed. Participant Keith Bentz of Harrisburg said Saturday that the movement had raised public awareness and was a force for true change. Occupy Harrisburg was one of many local actions prompted by the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York in 2010. Participation eventually dwindled to a few activists, but as other occupations…