Hearing delayed for man accused of making threats

MILTON – A Middleburg man accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend and those at Priestley Elementary School on December 20th, remains locked up at the Northumberland County Prison after his preliminary hearing was delayed today. 37-year-old Jeremy Church faces charges of felony terrorist threats and charges are also pending for illegal possession of a firearm, which was found after the incident.   He turned himself into police after threatening to kill the woman and to go to Priestley Elementary to get his daughter. The Shikellamy School District locked down the buildings in the district as a precaution as soon as the threats were made. Church is locked up on $125,000 bail and no new court date…

Family Practice Center talks about health care environment

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SUNBURY – With the onset of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, how are health care organizations preparing for the changes? Members of the Family Practice Center were guests on WKOK’s Wednesday On The Mark program, including Dr. Domenick Ronco, president of Family Practice. He says there are some positives coming with the Affordable Care Act.   Ronco said, “Preexisting conditions are covered. There is some focus on preventative care, which I think is going to make a whole lot of sense down the road, so we can keep people out of high cost settings.”   Ronco added, “We really don’t know what the final regulations and rules are going to be. I…

Danville man accused of rape


DANVILLE – A Danville man turned himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest on rape and indecent assault charges. The Press Enterprise reports 64-year-old James Bressi forced the woman to perform a sex act in his car after offering her a ride home. The incident took place on May 19th. It is not clear why Danville police waited until December to file charges against Bressi. The woman reported the assault to police four days after the incident allegedly took place in Danville. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Wintry weather on the way


    UNDATED — More wintry weather is on the way. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for The Valley. That means that conditions are favorable for the formation of a storm that will deliver frozen precipitation today and tonight. AccuWeather says a 2 to 4 inch accumulation is likely by midnight tonight.   AccuWeather meteorologist Dave Bowers says snow will start around midday, roads will be slippery. The precipitation will change to sleet and rain by midnight. More snow is possible Saturday. AccuWeather details are posted at www.wkok.com.   WinterNet   The Union Snyder Area Agency on Aging has closed their Senior Centers for Wednesday (12/26/12). That includes Senior Centers…

Mobile home fire leaves two homeless

Fire guts mobile home in Stonington area       STONINGTON — Volunteer fire fighters in the Stonington area got an early morning wake up call Tuesday. A mobile home was destroyed by a fire that may have started from a wood stove. Fire officials tell us the blaze was at the Shingara home along Route 61.       The fire broke out around 3am and the two occupants of the home got out with one minor injury. No Stonington or other fire fighter injuries were reported at the scene of the Christmas morning mobile home fire in Northumberland County.     Follow

Needy Family Fund keeps growing

  UNDATED – Donations continue to come in for the Needy Family Fund. Today’s total is $107,136.85. Recent donations include $500 from Lawrence and Joann Gingrich of Freeburg, $200 from Lois Haddon of Northumberland and $100 from Barry and Andrea Shoemaker of Mifflinburg in memory of their son Rodney Shoemaker. Because the $75,000 goal was reached, the Degenstein Foundation donated $25,000.   Each year, The Daily Item, Susquehanna Bank, the Salvation Army of Milton and Sunbury and the radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation team up to raise money for the Needy Family Fund. The Salvation Army distributes toys, food, clothing and more to eligible families in need. You can still donate to the fund…

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    PITTSBURGH (AP) – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of western and northern Pennsylvania beginning Wednesday, saying some areas could see two to three inches of snowfall in an hour. Forecasters say the Erie and Crawford counties could get 10 to 14 inches of snow, with four to 10 inches possible elsewhere in western Pennsylvania. Areas of northern Pennsylvania such as Bradford, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties could receive eight to 12 inches. Parts of northeastern Pennsylvania and the Poconos may get five to eight inches of snow. A winter storm watch is in effect for other areas.   HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Some Pennsylvania advocates of legalizing…

The latest AccuWeather forecast


Snow arriving later this morning and continuing into tonight, mixing with or changing to sleet and rain during the afternoon and at night. Accumulations of 4-8 inches north of I-80, 2-4 inches south of I-80. High today 34.. Low tonight 31. Tomorrow: cloudy and windy with a couple of snow showers. High 36. Friday: a blend of sun and clouds. High 34. Saturday: cloudy with a chance for snow in the afternoon. High 34. Sunday: Windy and cold with clouds and some and some flurries. High 34. Follow