Large drug bust in Northumberland County

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ELYSBURG – Approximately 90 people have been busted in Northumberland County today.  Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Rosini announced that the Northumberland-Montour Drug Task Force filed criminal charges against indivuals.  The charges are based on a culmination of investigations into drug activity in the last 12 months.  Drugs involved include heroin, morphine, cocaine, amphetamine, Percocet, methadone, Marijuana, and 12 others. Command centers were established in the Ralpho Township gymnasium and the Sunbury Municipal Building to process the defendants. The roundup began around 7:00a.m. Friday morning.  (Codi Jade)

Special statement from Supt. Dr. Mark DiRocco

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This special statement was issued today by Dr. Mark DiRocco of the Lewisburg Area School District:   Dear Parents/Guardians: As you may already know, a tragedy occurred in Newtown, Connecticut earlier today with reports that several children and adults were killed in an elementary school shooting.  It is very difficult to comprehend the loss of such innocent life.  The event is extraordinarily heartbreaking. As this unsettling news continues to unfold, it may cause anxiety and concern about the safety of your children while at school.   Please know that we have several measures in place for school security that are outlined in our District Emergency Operation Plan and our Building Crisis Manuals.  The building plans have…

Statement by Bishop Joseph P. McFadden on the events in Newton, CT

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(717) 657-4804 x210 www.hbgdiocese.org       I am deeply hurt and deeply saddened by the tragic events that took place in Newtown, Connecticut. In times such as this we must also have hope in the goodness of the Lord and in the resurrection.   When we are faced with such an unspeakable tragedy we know there are no human words that can adequately explain this senseless act nor words to console the families of the victims. However as people of faith we must place our hope and trust in the goodness of the Lord who makes all things new.   For people of faith, our consolation comes from the Lord who through His own…

Higher Hope church plans vigil

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The former Higher Hope Ministries church, known now as H2church, is holding prayer vigil tonight in Cameron Park in Sunbury. From 5:30 to 6pm, they will pray for the victims, their family and others affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The latest on the school shooting

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Higher Hope Ministry had a prayer vigil in Cameron Park at 5:30pm today…more on WKOK NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) A federal official tells CBS News that according to state records all three weapons that Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza had with him were bought legally and were registered to Lanza’s mother.  A source says Lanza’s mother has been found dead in her house. NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – State police confirm that 20 children and six adults were killed in today’s shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The gunman was also found dead at the scene. A law enforcement official identifies him as 20-year-old Adam Lanza. His mother worked at the school as a teacher, and is presumed dead….

School shooting in Connecticut

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 24-year-old Ryan Lanza and that his younger brother is being held for questioning as a possible second shooter. The law enforcement official says the boys’ mother, Nancy Lanza, works at the school as a teacher. The official also said Ryan Lanza’s girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said the suspect is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation. An official says 27 people are dead, including…

Profs pass negotiation test: Contract reached

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities and the union representing their athletic coaches have reached tentative contract agreement. The State System of Higher Education said Friday the pact covers about 400 coaches represented by the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties. The system didn’t release details but says the coaches are likely to vote on the pact early next year. That leaves a separate bargaining unit representing 6,000 faculty members as the only unit without a contract agreement. The faculty members have authorized union leaders to call a strike but talks are continuing. The universities are in Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg,…

At least 27 dead in school shooting in Connecticut

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – CBS News has confirmed at least 27 deaths, including 18 children in a Connecticut school shooting.  An official says a gunman at the center of the school shooting has been killed.  He says the man apparently had two guns.  CBS News Correspondent John Miller says the shooter may have been the father of a student. A law enforcement official said the attacker is a 20-year-old man with ties to the school.  New Jersey state police are searching a location there in connection with the shooting. Tune to WKOK for updates. (AP)

1st annual Coalition for Kids conference in Snyder County

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  SELINSGROVE – About 150 people turned out for the 1st annual Coalition for Kids conference in Snyder County. The conference is an effort to promote youth development and delinquency prevention through a county-wide collaboration. They are using a program called Communities That Care, which is an “operating system” that takes communities through a structured process to promote positive youth development.   The keynote speaker at today’s conference was Kendra Aucker, the Chief Operating Officer at Evangelical Community Hospital. Snyder County District Attorney Mike Piecuch was excited with her message. He said, “I think Kendra just hit a home-run talking about the seeds of community and how we grow that community. She talked about how…

No one seriously hurt after a tractor-trailer wreck on Route 45

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  HARTLETON — No serious injuries were reported after a tractor-trailer rollover accident early this morning in Hartley Township, Union County. Police tell us the accident took place before six a.m. on Route 45 near Hairy John’s State Park. A dump trailer overturned on the highway and one lane was closed for a time while the road was cleared. (Ali Stevens)