This weekend on WKOK

Here are the highlights of WKOK’s weekend schedule: Saturday 6am to 7am — The Wall Street Journal Weekend 7am to 10am — Global, nation, state and local news, AccuWeather, sports and much more. Codi Jade is at the anchor desk Saturday. 10am to 1pm — Kim Komando, the computer, electronics and IT expert answers questions about technology. 2pm approximate — Shikellamy Wrestling. Steve Williams and Phil Lockcuff are at the Shikellamy Fieldhouse as the Braves host Milton. 1pm to midnight — Fox Sports Radio, previewing the NFL playoffs and frequent score updates.   Sunday Midnight to 6am — Fox Sports Radio 6am to 7am — The WKOK church hour, Catholic Perspective, and Day One. 7am…

Parents of suspended 5-year-old vow fight

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  MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania family has hired an attorney to fight their 5-year-old daughter’s 10-day suspension from kindergarten for telling another girl she was going to shoot her with a bubble gun. Attorney Robin Ficker says Mount   CarmelAreaSchool   District officials labeled the girl a “terrorist threat” for the remark made as both girls stood waiting for a school bus on Jan. 10.   The girl was referring to a device that shoots out soap bubbles – which she didn’t even have with her at the time. Ficker says the girl has never shot a real gun and “is the least terroristic person in Pennsylvania.” School district solicitor Edward…

Sexting teacher pleads guilty


  LEWISBURG — A former Milton elementary school teacher has pleaded guilty to sexting.  40-year-old Edward Jackson is accused of sending sexually explicit messages and photos to a UnionCounty teen.   According to The Daily Item, Jackson pled guilty at Friday’s pretrial conference to felony charges of obscene contact with a minor and criminal use of a communication facility.   If found guilty of both, he could be sentenced to a maximum of 14 years in prison or given a $30,000 fine, or both.   Jackson will also be required to submit an evaluation under the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board, which will determine whether he must register as a sexually violent predator.  He has been…

Traveling wellness program comes to SBC


  Lewisburg — About 20 area businesses are taking part in EvangelicalCommunityHospital’s traveling wellness program, which brings health care to businesses to help their employees get healthier.  Jared Herzog is wellness educator at EvangelicalCommunityHospital and visited Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation on Friday to work with interested employees.   He said, “We can do wellness screenings such as a lipid panel and glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure testing.  We can also set up wellness, educational and fitness programs for the employees.  Each employee who participates is monitored from year to year to see the progress they are making and to be provided with continual care.  Herzog said, “We start with a baseline.   We will continue to…

Woman steals from elderly client


  MIFFLINBURG – A Mifflinburg woman is facing charges after police say she stole money from an elderly client for whom she was providing home care.  Mifflinburg Police say 19-year-old Alyssa Kahle was arrested January 14 for making unauthorized withdrawals from the checking account of an 87-year-old Mifflinburg resident.   Kahle is accused of taking $2,300 in cash from the woman’s checking account without permission.  She has a preliminary hearing set for February 12 on charges of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and access device fraud.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Two Penn State trustees have paid tribute to former coach Joe Paterno, who died nearly a year ago and was dismissed by the university in the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The longtime coach’s legacy was tarnished after former FBI director Louis Freeh said in the school’s internal investigation that Paterno and three administrators acted to cover up allegations against Sandusky. The NCAA later vacated 111 victories under Paterno as part of sanctions, meaning Paterno was no longer major college football’s winningest coach. Paterno’s family has firmly denied Freeh’s conclusions. Trustee Anthony Lubrano at a board meeting Friday said Paterno’s 61 years of service and “success…