Traffic accident in Point Township

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NORTHUMBERLAND — A motor vehicle accident has just been reported on Point Township Road, Point Township.  According to a witness, traffic is at a stand still on Route 11 near the Montour/Northumberland County line.  Crews are still on the scene.  We will update you with more information on that accident as it becomes available. (Codi Jade)

Multi-vehicle accident on Route 15

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LEWISBURG — We are receiving reports of a multi-vehicle accident on Route 15 North between Lewisburg and Williamsport.  According to a witness, a tractor-trailer slid sideways on a hill outside Allenwood. That witness said there are 10 plus cars involved.  Traffic is moving slow in that area, consider an alternate route.  We will update you with more information as it becomes available.  (Codi Jade)  

Campus Theatre shows Inauguration on big screen

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LEWISBURG – Many Valley residents took advantage of their day off Monday to watch the presidential inauguration on the big screen.   The Campus Theatre in Lewisburg featured a free showing of President Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony. Jessica Paquin, Director of Outreach and Fundraising at the Campus Theatre, said she is very excited to give the public a chance to watch history unfold with surround sound.  “It’s a historic event.  It could be any president.   These are the kinds of things that bring the community together and look really nice on a really big screen,” she said. Four Midd-West High School students were glad they were given the day off in honor of Martin Luther…

Local pastor at presidental inauguration

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WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Marine Band warmed up the crowd at Monday’s presidential inauguration as hundreds of thousands of people waiting to hear President Barack Obama. Reverend Ricky Phillips, pastor of Mazeppa Union Church in Lewisburg, is just one Valley resident in our nation’s capital. “The music is just outstanding and we have a good spot, we are right in front of the reflecting pond of the capital.” Phillips says Monday’s message is about the future. “Everybody is excited for new thinking. We are trying to help move America ahead with both parties together.” President Obama promised to uphold the Constitution in the public swearing in ceremony that signals the beginning of his second…

Fight leads to charges for a McClure man

MCCLURE — Charges are pending against a McClure man after he was involved in an altercation with a female. Middleburg Police say they were called to an East Specht Street home in McClure last Monday just before 11:00p.m. 25-year-old Ryan Sunday had been involved in an altercation with a female. Police say Sunday broke a door and a window of an apartment complex as he followed the woman. He is facing disorderly conduct charges. (Sara Bartlett)

Trevorton man died Sunday after Saturday crash

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DORNSIFE – A Trevorton teen man has died after an accident in Northumberland County Saturday night. State Police in Stonington say that 18-year old, Jared Wood, was flown to the hospital with injuries after a crash on Schwaben   Creek Road, near Run A   Buck Road, in UpperMahanoyTownship. A nursing supervisor at GeisingerMedicalCenter says Wood died Sunday. He was a passenger in the car driven by 21-year old Aaron Rothermel, of Trevorton, who was traveling westbound when the vehicle went off the roadway and struck a tree. Rothermel and another 17-year old passenger in the car were not injured. Wood suffered major injuries and was flown to GeisingerMedicalCenter where he was initially listed in…

Shed fire ruled undetermined

SELINSGROVE – The cause of last week’s shed fire on the Isle of Que has been ruled ‘undetermined.’ The fire was behind a home at 217 East Pine Street, Selinsgrove. When Selinsgrove’s Dauntless Hook and Ladder arrived on the scene on Thursday evening around 7:30p.m. the shed was fully involved in flames. The owner of the shed is Mary Lundon. The shed was leveled and crews were on the scene for about an hour and a half. The total loss was estimated at $1500, and the homeowner does have insurance on the contents and property. No injuries were reported. (Ali Stevens)

Dental decay a big problem in the Valley

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Listen to story here:  DANVILLE — A local dentist says dental decay is a huge problem for kids in the Valley.  Lance Kisby, Chief of Pediatric Dentistry and Program Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency at Geisinger Medical Center, said parents need to protect their children’s teeth. While he was in the operating room one day a month in 2007, he is now there 8-11 days a month. Part of this decay issue, he said, is due to poor diet.  Things like fruit roll-ups, gummy bears, soda, Hi-C, Gatorade, Hawaiian Punch, chocolate milk and apple juice are bad for teeth.  Kisby said, “When you bite into a fruit roll-up, these little pieces of fruit roll-up…

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Today on WKOK: On The Mark 8:30am to 10am: Open phones, we wrap our our gun control discussion. Ben Reichley co-host. Dan Patrick Show 10am to noon: Tony Dungy and Bob Costas, on the NFL playoffs and Lance Armstrong. Michael Smerconish Show noon to 3pm: How many promises to President Barack Obama keep? Steve Jones Show 3pm to 5pm: Guest Bill Friedman, from The Journey, on The Big Ten Network, and the start of Superbowl previews.

Two get DUI in checkpoint

SUNBURY — A police checkpoint lead to several arrests over the weekend, including two DUI arrests.  According to State Police in Stonington, a 33-year-old Selinsgrove man and a 23-year-old Sunbury man were pulled over during a checkpoint on Route 61 in Upper Augusta Township, Northumberland County.  The two men were found to be under the influence of alcohol and were arrested. Troopers from Milton, Selinsgrove and Stonington participated in the checkpoint late Friday night and Saturday morning.  Along with the two DUI arrests, 17 people were arrested for various Vehicle Code violations.  (Codi Jade)