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Get a recap of 2012′s biggest news with the CBS News Year End Roundup.  We’ll be airing portions of the Roundup on WKOK, but you can here the whole story here:  

AccuWeather: Snow Monday and Wednesday

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Mostly sunny this afternoon. High 39. Partly cloudy tonight. Low 23. Some sunshine giving way to clouds tomorrow. There will be a little snow late in the afternoon through the evening accumulating 1-3 inches. High 37. Tuesday, Christmas Day: partly sunny. High 39. Wednesday: cloudy and breezy with a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain. High 38. Thursday: mostly cloudy and breezy with flurries. High 36.

Some snow possible Christmas Eve

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Here is the full AccuWeather forecast: Mostly cloudy and windy today with flurries. High 38. Clouds breaking tonight and winds diminishing. Low 22. Breezy tomorrow with times of clouds and sun. High again 38. Monday: some sunshine giving way to clouds. High 40. Some snow possible Christmas Eve. Tuesday, Christmas Day: partly sunny. High 35. Wednesday, cloudy with a chance of snow! More at www.wkok.com.

Rural shooting lacks known motive

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  HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in central Pennsylvania are trying to determine why a man fatally shot three people along a rural road before dying in a gunfight with police. Troopers say the arduous investigation of the shootings that began Friday in Frankstown Township spanned five crime scenes within about 1.5 mile radius. One victim was a woman decorating a church hall for a children’s Christmas party to be held Saturday.   Two men were killed elsewhere. Now area clergy are planning a prayer vigil for Saturday. Three troopers also were hurt after responding to 911 calls. Police say one trooper was shot in the wrist and chest, but was saved by body armor….

Santa visits kids at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital

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Watch the video here: DANVILLE – For some kids in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Christmas may be spent in a hospital bed, but that does not mean there is no Christmas cheer.  With a little magic, Santa paid a visit. The SantaCam uses technology for the kids to talk to the Jolly Old Elf himself says Mary Tiffin, PrayerNET administrator, who also plays the role as head elf to greet the children.  “The SantaCam is a way that Geisinger can bring the wonder and joy of Christmas to the hospital.  Some of our patients visit with Santa on an iPad and they can tell them their Christmas list.” 4-year-old Sienna of Bloomsburg has been…

NFF: Single mother struggling to take care of two kids

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  SUNBURY — A 29-year-old single mother who has spent the past two years taking care of the elderly and her two children needs help herself as Christmas nears.  The woman, who asked that her name not be used, worked as a part-time home health-care aide, visiting senior citizens, administering their medicine, making sure they ate, giving them showers, then racing home to care for her 10-year-old daughter and 7-month-old son.   Her life hasn’t been so easy.  The woman is disabled, as is her daughter. Her fiancé, the father of her two children, was furloughed in May. His mother died in September.   She says, “We’re barely getting by, we live month to month. I…

Needy Family Fund getting close to $70,000

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  SUNBURY – With just three days left until Christmas, the Needy Family Fund is approaching $70,000, with a goal of $75,000. The current total is $68,689.00. Recent donations to the fund include $2,500 from Zartman Construction in Northumberland and $500 from the Pope Insurance Agency of Selinsgrove. There was also a $100 donation in memory of Benjamin and Phyllis Moyer. If the fund reaches $75,000, a $25,000 challenge grant from the Degenstein Foundation will be added to the fund, bringing the total to $100,000.   Each year, the Daily Item, Salvation Army chapters in Sunbury and Milton, Susquehanna Bank and the stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation team up for the Needy Family Fund, to…

Sunbury hosting a New Year’s Eve party

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  SUNBURY – Sunbury Revitalization Incorporated will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party next Monday in the city. Slade Shreck helped organize the event and says the first part of the evening is for the kids. Shreck said from 6 to 8 in Cameron Park, there will be a magician, a puppet show, carriage rides, hot chocolate and cookies. Then, there is an event for the older kids too, according to Jillian Eister.   Eister said, “Starting at 9, there is a free all-night skate at the Sunbury Ice Skating Rink. You can drop off your kids at 9 p.m. and pick them up by 6:00a.m. Kids ages 12 to 18 can skate all…

Latest Pennsylvania news, sports, business, and entertainment

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  WASHINGTON (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency has released a progress report on its research into potential impacts of natural gas hydraulic fracturing and drilling on drinking water. The update released Friday doesn’t come to any conclusions and the final report won’t be released until 2014. The EPA says information on fracking chemicals has been collected from nine companies and 24,925 wells. Computer analysis is also being done on well construction. The EPA says it is working with scientists, the industry, and environmental groups to examine any possible impacts. Sampling at five locations in Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas has been completed, and lab studies are being done on drilling wastewater. The industry…