Lewisburg crime reported Friday evening

  LEWISBURG — No details are out yet on a robbery Friday evening in Lewisburg. In incident was reported last evening inEastBuffaloTownshipat the Day’sInnalong Route 15. No arrests have been made and more information should come out later today. Buffalo Valley Regional Police are investigating. Follow

Iranian American speaks at Bloom U

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Listen to WKOK’s interview here. BLOOMSBURG — An Iranian American with deep knowlege of the US/Iranian schism provided some critical insight between the US and Iran this week.  Trita Parsi is the founder and president of The National Iranian American Council and he was a special guest of Bloomsburg University this week.  In an interview with WKOK’s Mark Lawrence, he said he is hopeful the two countries someday find a peaceful solution to the stalemate. He said he fully understands that something needs to be done to keep Iran from introducing more nuclear weapons, but war is not the answer. He said disarmament treaties are actually doable, but both countries are stubborn, “The difficulty with this issue…

Needy Family Fund makes progress

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  SUNBURY — The Needy Family Fund has so far reached $8,545.00 of its $75,000.00 goal.  Recent donations to the fund include a $500.00 donation from Gary and Marie Grossman of Middleburg.  A $100.00 donation was received from George and Jill Fecker of Sunbury.  Rounding out the current total are $300.00 in donations from anonymous givers.   Each year, The Daily Item, the Salvation Army of Milton and Sunbury, Susquehanna Bank and the radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation team up to raise money for families in need. The Salvation Army distributes toys, food, clothing, and gifts to eligible families.   You are asked to please consider a generous contribution to the Needy Family Fund….

NFF Family: Family says ‘yes’ to Sal Val’s offer

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  MILTON- A single mother and her young daughter are thankful to the Salvation Army for making the holidays brighter for them and for others. “Christmas is always a tough time of year for me,” said Amanda Spencer, of Milton. “Pretty much every year I go down to the Salvation Army and do the Christmas signup for my daughter. It’s a big help.” The Milton Salvation Army has previously supplied Spencer’s family and others with turkeys and presents for Christmas.  Last year, her daughter, Kylie, got six to seven toys. Kylie, who turns 5 in January, is at the age where she wants “pretty much everything she sees on TV, especially baby dolls,” Spencer said…

Red Robin helps Hurricane Sandy victims

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  SELINSGROVE — A local restaurant plans to serve for a cause.  The Red Robin in Selinsgrove will be holding a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  On Thursday, December 6 the restaurant will be donating 10% of every check received to hurricane relief.  To support this cause, just eat at Red Robin in Selinsgrove between5:00and9:00p.m.on Thursday night.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Needy Family Fund makes progress

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  SUNBURY — The Needy Family Fund has so far reached $8,545.00 of its $75,000.00 goal.  Recent donations to the fund include a $500.00 donation from Gary and Marie Grossman of Middleburg.  A $100.00 donation was received from George and Jill Fecker of Sunbury.  Rounding out the current total are $300.00 in donations from anonymous givers.   Each year, The Daily Item, the Salvation Army of Milton and Sunbury, Susquehanna Bank and the radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation team up to raise money for families in need. The Salvation Army distributes toys, food, clothing, and gifts to eligible families.   You are asked to please consider a generous contribution to the Needy Family Fund….

You can now watch Talk to Santa live

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  UNDATED – You have heard it on the radio for years.   WKOK and Eagle 107’s Talk to Santa is the children’s program that lets kids in The Valley talk to Santa and his elves at the North Pole through the magic radio. Now, you can also watch the Talk to Santa program live each weekday evening online at www.wkok.com.   Click on the Talk to Santa banner to watch the live stream of the show.  On the site you will also find audio and photos from each show as well.  Talk to Santa is on every weekday evening through Christmas Eve from6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.on Newsradio 1070 WKOK and Eagle 107. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

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  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A former Penn State University professor has been sentenced to nearly 3 1/2 years in federal prison for more than $3 million in research grant fraud. Prosecutors said 55-year-old Craig Grimes of Raleigh, N.C., defrauded the National Institutes of Health between 2006 and 2011 while a PSU professor of material sciences and engineering. Authorities say his State College company got a $1.2 million grant, but funds weren’t sent to Hershey Medical Center as promised and clinical studies weren’t done. Authorities say Grimes also made false statements for a $1.9 million solar energy grant. Grimes told the judge who sentenced him Friday to 41 months that he was zealous in wanting…