Police search for woman accused in assault

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LEWISBURG — Buffalo Valley Regional Police are looking for a female they believe assaulted a man inUnionCounty.  Police say on the night of October 30 they were called to the area ofFurnace Road, where they were told a woman requested assistance for a flat tire on her vehicle.  A man drove to the end of his driveway in a recreational terrain vehicle along with a female passenger to help.  The driver’s side window was smashed out and the man was struck in the head.  He and his passenger were able to escape in the RTV and return home.  He was treated and released for a head injury. Police are still searching for the female suspect. …

Safe removed from a warehouse near West Milton

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Safe removed from warehouse near West Milton   WESTMILTON– State police are investigating after a safe was removed from a warehouse along Route 642 nearWest Milton.  Troopers say sometime Sunday or Monday, someone removed a 2 foot by 4 foot rolling combination safe and cash from the warehouse in West Chillisquaque Township.  Nearby store, offices were also entered, but nothing was reported missing.  Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call state police atMilton.  (Ali Stevens)  

Congregation gathering gift cards for Sandy victims

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SUNBURY – A local congregation is busy collecting gift cards to send to those who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Reverend Ann Keeler Evans of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Susquehanna Valley says gift cards sent to those impacted can make a big difference and they found a church in Staten Island that can help distribute them.   Keeler-Evans said, “We called them and asked what would be the best cards to hand out. Last week, we sent off the first cards last Monday and this weekend, we are sending more. We’ve sent well over $1,500 so far and will continue to send more. There is immense need.”   Evans says Giant Foods is…

Kurt Keiper sentenced to prison

MIDDLEBURG –  The Snyder County businessman convicted of bilking multiple customers out of thousands of dollars was sentenced today in Snyder County Court.  41-year-old Kurt Keiper of Middleburg was sentence to 12.5 to 78 years in prison and is forced to pay $500,000 in restitution. The sentencing was delayed more than seven months because Keiper fled the state to avoid sentencing.  He was brought back to the area in September after he was found in Colorado. Police say Keiper took thousands of dollars in payments from customers for vehicles which were never delivered.  More charges were filed against him after he returned.  (Ali Stevens)    

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Today on WKOK: On The Mark 8:30am: Ann Keeler Evans on the UUCSV efforts to help Sandy victims–and we ask, “Why help?” Then Northumberland County Commissioner Vinny Clausi. Dan Patrick Show 10am: George Karl (NBA Nuggets coach). Michael Smerconish Show noon:Why Asians voted the way they did last week. Steven Jones Show 3pm: Bill O’Brien’s press conference. The best of the best, and Vinny, on WKOK!

Chief Sinko quits city FD

  SUNBURY — A former assistant fire chief, who was banned from the Rescue Hose Company in Sunbury, says he’s quitting the Sunbury Fire Department and moving out of the city.  The Daily Item reports Rick Sinko told city council Monday of his plans to leave, telling officials the city has turned its back on his 30 years of service.   Sinko was banned for life from the company, where he had served as treasurer.  He was also placed on administrative leave from the fire department.  A panel of Rescue members alleged Sinko mishandled funds within the department, but no charges have been filed against Sinko.  (Ali Stevens)

Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business, and entertainment

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Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business, and entertainment   HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Faculty at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities are set to begin strike authorization votes amid discussions for a new contract deal. Voting is scheduled for today, tomorrow and Wednesday for faculty and coaches at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education schools. Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties have been working without a contract since June 2011. Among the issues separating both sides are higher health care deductibles and co-payments as well as compensation for online education. A union committee will meet Friday in Harrisburg to count ballots from the strike authorization votes. The union represents more than 6,000…

Keiper to be sentenced in Middleburg

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MIDDLEBURG – Sentencing will take place Wednesday for aSnyderCountybusinessman convicted of bilking multiple customers out of thousands of dollars.  41-year-old Kurt Keiper of Middleburg is inSnyder County Courttoday to be sentenced on several felony theft charges.   The sentencing was delayed more than seven months because Keiper fled the state to avoid sentencing.  He was brought back to the area in September after he was found inColorado.  Keiper is being held in the Snyder County Prison on $4.5-million bail.   Police say Keiper took thousands of dollars in payments from customers for vehicles, which were never delivered.  More charges were filed against him after he returned.  We will update you on the sentencing as soon…

Geisinger Gala raises $145,000

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DANVILLE–GeisingerMedicalCenterhas announced the 2012 Geisinger Gala has raised $145,000 for programs to benefit patients at Geisinger. More than 300 attended the Lighting Up Tomorrow Gala inDanvillein September.  The black-tie event raised over $14,000 forCampVictory, which will allow more than 50 children to attend camp.  Other funds will support a number of programs that Geisinger sponsors.  (Ali Stevens)