Party makes memories for children

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MILTON– “Magic,” “memories” and “wish” are terms that seem attached to the holiday season, but only the Magical Memories Wish Kid Party puts all those terms together for one very touching event.  The party is held annually for local children with life threatening illnesses and disabilities.  Kerry Tilford is the party coordinator. Tilford said, “It’s just a wonderful day for these children and their families to come together.  They come to this party and they don’t have to feel different in any way, because they all share the same aspects of having a life threatening illness.” The planning committee acquires the names of the children from the Make a Wish Foundation, but the party is…

Countdown to deer season begins!

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s only unofficial holiday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, marks the opening of the two-week deer season. Approximately 750,000 hunters are expected to take to the woods that day. Antler restrictions in place this year mirror those from the previous years. Wildlife Conservation Officer Dirk Remensnyder talks about the deer management program.   Remensnyder said, “If the Game Commission estimates they want to take a certain number of deer out of the population in a management unit, they will issue three times that amount of tags to try to get to that goal. Data shows it takes three hunting tags to harvest a deer.”   He said the Pennsylvania Game Commission has very good…

Safety seat check event in Selinsgrove

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  SELINSGROVE – State police at Selinsgrove are participating in a child passenger safety seat check on Tuesday and Wednesday at their barracks along Route 522. Anyone interested in having their child passenger safety seat checked for proper installation is encouraged to attend on Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. or Wednesday between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.   The event is free to the public and technicians will take about 15 to 20 minutes to check your vehicle. You can schedule an appointment by calling 374-8145.   The event is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign, observed Monday through Sunday, December 2nd. (Ali Stevens)  

Coal Township hurt in a weekend crash

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  SHAMOKIN DAM – A Coal Township man was taken to Geisinger Medical Center following a crash on the Old Trail in Shamokin Dam. Police say 31-year-old Brian Leshinskie drifted across the road on Saturday afternoon and struck two parked vehicles. Leshinskie was taken to Geisinger with moderate injures and was discharged on Sunday. No other injuries were reported. (Ali Stevens)  

Today on WKOK

Today on WKOK: On The Mark 8:30am to 10am: Open phones with Ben Reichley, Dr. Walter Brasch calls on on the Hostess shutdown and unions. Dan Patrick Show 10am to noon: SI writer Peter King, and NASCAR champ Brad Keselowski. The Michael Smerconish Show noon to 3pm: If the Mayan’s were right, the world ends next month. A Doomsday Prepper is on the show. The Steve Jones Show 3pm to 5pm: Review the NFL games, PSU’s BB and FB games, and hear about Bartlett’s, Buehner’s and Jone’s picks last week. The best of the best, and Ben, Brad, and Bartlett…on WKOK!

NFF: The time for giving starts now

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  SUNBURY — It’s that time of year again — the time for giving. While some families in our area are starting their holiday shopping this weekend, many don’t have that option.  That’s why we kicked off the Needy Family Fund Sunday.  Throughout this month and next month, you will be hearing stories of families in need who you can help.   Major Sharon Cupp from the Salvation Army is the commanding officer and helps coordinate the Needy Family Fund distribution in Sunbury.  She said they’ve already gotten 300 applications from needy families and she anticipates another 300 in the coming weeks.   Cupp said, “We go through the applicants and pull out what needs…

NFF: Christmas baby a blessing, but…

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SUNBURY — Christina Yordy is looking forward to expanding her family.  Along with her two daughters, ages 10 and 2, Yordy is pregnant with another child, due on Christmas day.  While she is a loving mother, she understands the amount of pressure a third child is putting on her family financially. She has decided to accept Salvation Army’s offer for help. Christina and her husband just purchased a new home to house their growing family. She said, “Things are pretty tight with the new one coming, the new house, bills and loans and things.” While they don’t have a lot, they do try to give back to the community in volunteer efforts.  Yordy and her…

Cops: DUI check nets drunks and aliens

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  SELINSGROVE — There were several unidentified people arrested after a DUI checkpoint on Friday night inSnyderCountyand five illegal immigrants were also captured. State police from Selinsgrove,Stonington, andMiltontook part in the checkpoint on Friday.   There were five people arrested for DUI during the checkpoint and also five illegal immigrants fromEl SalvadorandHondurascame through the checkpoint. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement was contacted and will be conducting an investigation.   Here is a summary of the unidentified people facing charges: A 20-year-old Middleburg man was charged with DUI and underage drinking. A 21-year-old Selinsgrove woman was charged with DUI. A 19-year-old Sunbury woman was charged with DUI, underage drinking and possession of drug paraphernalia.   Additionally, a…

Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business, and entertainment

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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – This month’s election results have created a less friendly political landscape for Gov. Tom Corbett as he prepares for a re-election campaign in 2014. The Democrats who were newly elected as attorney general and auditor general pledge to hold the Republican governor accountable. In addition, the GOP’s Senate majority has narrowed. Democrats cite their gains in Harrisburg as proof of public disenchantment with Corbett’s 22 months in office, though Republicans disagree. Corbett has been mum on how he will tailor his policy pursuits to aid his re-election effort. Lawmakers expect the next two years to be dominated by efforts to find new sources of money for transportation and to…

The local AccuWeather Forecast

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  Areas of fog and frost this morning; otherwise, mostly sunny today. High 50.   Partly cloudy tonight. Low 29.   Times of clouds and sun tomorrow. High 52.   Wednesday and Thursday, Thanksgiving Day: some sunshine, mild. High both days 54.   Friday: clouds and some sun, still mild. High 56.