Police investigate threatening phone call

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SHAMOKIN — State Police in Stonington are investigating a threatening phone call.   An unknown female called in terroristic threats to the National Ticket Company in Shamokin Township on Saturday, January 5 at 9:58p.m. According to police the woman threatened a nuclear bomb.  Anyone with information is asked to call StoningtonState Police.  (Codi Jade) Follow

New programs offers books to kids during doctor visits

SELINSGROVE – Children who go to Geisinger-Susquehanna University will now get more than just a check-up.  The Reach Out and Read program has now been implemented at the clinic says pediatrician Dr. Amy Hedges. “Reach Out and Read is a nationwide program that puts new, developmentally appropriate books in the hands of children at their wellness check-ups from 6 months to 5-years-old.  That way, each child will start school with a library of 10 books.” Hedges says that all children, regardless of their finances or insurance will receive a book.  “It’s a wonderful opportunity to be able to help these kids and to be able to improve their ability to perform in school when they…

Bowen said time was right to sell

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HUMMELS WHARF — One of the region’s busiest real estate agencies locally announced they are changing hands. Bowen Agency Realtors is being sold by Art and Bill Bowen and the new owners are Larry Johnson and family member Matt Hoffman. The sale was announced Friday and Art Bowen said it was a good time to sell. Bowen said, “They’ve always wanted to own the business and we’ve wanted to sell and be able to  just work as agents. It just frees us up to do different things. Because we had a good year this year and we expect to have a few good years beyond, they will be able to do well and therefore the…

Elysburg man injured New Year’s Day has died

Fatal Crash

DANVILLE – An Elysburg man critically injured in a crash on New Year’s Day has died from his injuries. 57-year-old Wayne Houseweart died Saturday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. State police say Houseweart lost control of his pickup truck as he was traveling east on Interstate 180 and the Lycoming Mall interchange. The truck spun off the roadway and rolled several times. Houseweart suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Williamsport Hospital and then transferred to Geisinger in Danville. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Armed robbery in Shamokin Sunday evening


SHAMOKIN – Two juveniles are in custody after someone was robbed of their cell phone at gunpoint in Shamokin last (Sunday) night. The News Item reports the robbery took place in the area of Eighth and Rock Streets, where several vehicles were broken into around 9 p.m. There was a foot pursuit and both juveniles were taken into custody. A gun was also recovered by officers in a vacant lot. The investigation continues and more details are expected to be released today. Coal Township and Ralpho Township police assisted Shamokin police at the scene. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Someone sets fire to a building in Milton

MILTON – Police are investigating after someone set fire to the former Elks Lodge in Milton on Friday evening. The Daily Item reports smoke alarms alerted residents of the building and they extinguished the fire before firefighters arrived just before 9 p.m. The building at 21 N. Front Street sustained minor damage and tenants were allowed to return later that night. The Milton Fire Department responded. Police are investigating and anyone who may have information on who set the fire is asked to call Milton police. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Cash 5 ticket winner in Northumberland County


MOUNT CARMEL — Someone who purchased a Cash 5 ticket on Sunday in Mount Carmel is $325,000 richer. The Pennsylvania Lottery says the ticket was purchased at Boyer’s Food Markets on the Locust Gap Highway. The winning Cash 5 numbers were 4-16-27-30-32. Boyer’s Food Markets will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prize. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Burglary at a business in Northumberland County


WATSONTOWN – State police are investigating a burglary at Valley Ag and Turf in Watsontown last week. Troopers say sometime Tuesday or Wednesday, someone broke an office window on the south side of the building. Once inside, the business was ransacked and cash was stolen. Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call State Police at Milton. The investigation continues. (Ali Stevens) Follow

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Area business knows French fries – and the farm show


  HARRISBURG — It’s a big week in agriculture at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show but one main attraction year after year is the food. Rahn Troutman, of Herndon, says area residents can expect to see Troutman’s French fries available once again and after two weeks of preparations and 30 tons of potatoes, their booth is ready to go.   Troutman says they have about 65-70 people working the booth each day and their family operates and manages the booth for the Pennsylvania cooperative potato growers, a commodity group for the state. Along with their famous French fries, Troutman’s says you can also get potato donuts, baked potatoes, and sweet potatoes. This is the family’s…