Keiper sentenced to prison

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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)   Follow

Wanted Coal Township man is now in custody

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COAL TOWNSHIP – A Coal Township man wanted since May for a violent assault is now in custody. The News Item reports 33-year-old Ronald Bowman was arraigned shortly before 10 a.m. today on two felony counts of aggravated assault. Bowman has eluded authorities for about 6 months after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Police say Bowman assaulted 47-year-old Brian Kitchen of Coal Township on May 26th. Kitchen sustained a broken nose, two broken ribs and facial fractures in the assault. Also charged in the assault was 31-year-old Richard Lahr III of Coal Township. He also eluded authorities, but turned himself in to authorities in July. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Toy drive to remember a Northumberland boy

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NORTHUMBERLAND – A special toy drive is planned to remember 3-year-old Mayson Mahaffey, who died in a car accident with his father Kirk on July 17th along the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge. Toys are now being collected, which will be donated as holiday gifts for the children being treated at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger Medical Center.   Mayson’s mother is Ashley Brown, who is happy about the toy drive to remember her son. Brown said, “It will kind of make me feel better during the holidays knowing that the toys are going to go to the sick kids at Geisinger. They can still have a Christmas even being stuck in the hospital.”   Brown…

United Way Day at Susquehanna University

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SELINSGROVE –Tomorrow (Thursday) is United Way Day at Susquehanna University at the Degenstein Campus Center. Chris Markle is director of admissions at Susquehanna and says they are excited to help the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way during their fall campaign.   Markle said, “The Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way is doing some great things and they want to support this. The students have been great. The faculty and staff at Susquehanna have really been wonderful. About $10,000 has been raised already.   Markle says Susquehanna teaches students how to give back to the community. He said, “Most of our students are from eastern Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, with many impacted by Hurricane Sandy….

Six people injured in a crash in the Trevorton area

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TREVORTON – Six people were hurt in a crash yesterday (Tuesday) along Route 225 in the Trevorton area. State police say 49-year-old Cathy Shingara of Sunbury failed to see two vehicles stopped in front of her, causing a chain reaction crash around 6 p.m. Shingara was injured in the crash along with three children in the vehicle, ages 15, 12 and 5. Also injured was 32-year-old Tonia Hamilton of Shamokin, who was rear-ended by Shingara’s SUV. Hamilton’s passenger, a 7-year-old boy, was also injured.   They were all taken to Shamokin Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. The third motorist involved, 34-year-old Timothy Kantz of Trevorton, was not hurt. The investigation into the crash continues….

A pound of marijuana found in a vehicle in Union County

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  MILTON – State police discovered a pound a marijuana in the trunk of a vehicle after stopping a motorist for speeding. The 21-year-old man from Williamsport, who has not been identified, was stopped on Route 15 in White Deer Township on Monday night for a speeding violation. Troopers say the man gave a false name and date of birth and they searched his vehicle. The marijuana was found along with a wallet giving the man’s true identity. Also confiscated was $2,000 in cash. The driver will be charged with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana. (Ali Stevens)   Follow

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Today on WKOK: On The Mark 8:30am: Jessica Quintana Hess and George Venios discuss their new book about Milton. Then at 9am, David Young of the ACLU and Howard Jordan talk about a handbook for high schoolers–how they can stand up for their rights. Dan Patrick Show 10am: Hines Ward. Michael Smerconish Show noon: The great novelist Nelson DeMille and The General’s Daughter. Steve Jones Show 3pm: Nate Mink and Ben Jones of statecollege.com, previewing the Indiana/PSU game this Saturday. The best of the best, and Hines, on WKOK! Follow

WKOK goes to the New Jersey shore

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New Jersey — As Hurricane Sandy swept through the east coast, parts of the New Jersey shore went with it.  We took a trip to the shore to understand what these people are going through. Jamie was walking on the beach of Ocean Grove, New Jersey. She said it’s one of the few beaches they’re allowing you to walk on, as many of the other shore communities were in worse shape.  She said, “Ortley Beach is gone.  A friend of mine, his business was there, his home was there, and now there’s nothing there.  I can’t imagine.  You’ve been there for 30 years and now there’s nothing.” Along with all the horror stories of home damage, power…

Ribbon is cut on the new Selinsgrove library

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SELINSGROVE – Yesterday was the official grand opening of the new Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library in Selinsgrove along with the new borough offices. The ribbon was cut on the new facility at Market and Pine Streets in the Selinsgrove Commons around 4 p.m. Senator John Gordner helped secure needed state funding for the project and was the guest speaker at the event.   He spoke about taking his own children to the library. Gordner said, “It was great to be able to come out and pick a book out and take it home. You couldn’t barely wait to get home and read it. The trouble was, as soon as they read it, they wanted to…

Penn State Updates: Courtrooms heat up

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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – A preliminary hearing is scheduled next month for three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sexual abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The Dauphin County Court administrator’s office said Tuesday that a Dec. 13 hearing has been scheduled for former athletic director Tim Curley, retired senior vice president Gary Schultz and former president Graham Spanier.   All are charged with perjury, endangering welfare of children, obstructing administration of law, failure to report, and criminal conspiracy. Officials said the hearing would continue Dec. 14 if necessary. Sixty-eight-year-oldSanduskyis serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence on convictions on 45 counts of child sex abuse. He maintains that he…