Fatal accident in MontourCounty

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Fatal accident in MontourCounty   DANVILLE — A Danville woman was killed in a vehicle accident in Montour County Thursday night. The 9:30pm accident happened on Route 642 (Liberty   Valley Road) in LibertyTownship. State troopers say 29-year-old Tiffany Jo Weaver Robbins died at the scene.   Troopers say she was traveling east on the road, near Narehood Road, and they don’t know why her car went off the road hit two ditches, and several trees. She was wearing seatbelt. Volunteers from ValleyTownship, LibertyTownship, and Danville assisted state troopers responding to that fatal accident in MontourCounty last night.     Follow

Selinsgrove woman hits a house with her SUV

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SELINSGROVE – A Selinsgrove woman sustained minor injuries after she lost control of her SUV and struck a house. State police say 49-year-old Sherry Gass was traveling north on Salem Road Wednesday morning in Penn Township when she drove off the road.  The vehicle traveled about 30 feet before hitting a home at 344 Salem Road.  Gass sustained minor injuries in the crash.  No other injuries were reported.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Local anthracite museum featured on Travel Channel

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UNDATED — A portion of Knoebels Amusement Resort will be featured on the Travel Channel Thursday.  The show Mysteries at the Museum will look at Knoebel’s Anthracite Mining Museum.  There will be shots from the museum and the show’s host will look at a makeshift harness that played a role in a 1960′s dangerous mine rescue in Sheppton, Pennsylvania.  It will also tour the museum, which is located in the amusement resort.  Mysteries at the Museum is on the Travel Channel at 9:00p.m. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Muncy area man locked up after police chase

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SHAMOKIN DAM — A 25-year-old man is in Snyder County Prison after leading Shamokin Dam Police on a chase Thursday afternoon.  Christopher Biddinger’s last known address was in Muncy.  Shamokin Dam Police Chief Tim Bremigen tells us Biddinger had a warrant in NorthumberlandCounty and also a State Parole warrant.  It is unknown what his warrants are for, but Bremigen says Biddinger would have been considered dangerous, although he was not armed. Just after 1:00p.m., police were approaching a room at a Shamokin Dam hotel along Routes 11/15 when Biddinger fled the scene on foot.  For nearly an hour police had set up a perimeter in the area of Shamokin Dam and the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge….

Sandusky victim attorney holds documentary

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SUNBURY – One of the attorney’s suing PennState says, they have a ‘big stick’ they are willing to use against the university and the state of Pennsylvania. Attorney for one of the victims, Cliff Rieders of Williamsport, they had to generate some incentive for the university to move forward with negotiations.   Rieders said, “All the lawsuits against Penn State and Sandusky are currently stayed, pending a decision by the Attorney General, as to whether she is going to prosecute on behalf of other victims. The good thing of course is that Jerry Sandusky has a very long prison term and he’ll never get out. On the other hand, there are other victims.”   Regarding…

Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show is postponed

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HARRISBURG – Reed Exhibitions has announced their Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show next week at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex has been postponed. Reed Exhibitions decided to limit the products gun vendors could show or sell at the event in wake of the shooting in Newtown Connecticut last month.   Chet Burchett of Reed Exhibitions said, “Our original decision not to include certain products at the show this year was made in order to preserve the event’s historical focus on the hunting and fishing traditions enjoyed by families.”   He said, “It has become very clear to us after speaking with our customers that the event could not be held because the atmosphere of this…

Coaches are needed for Girls on the Run

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SELINSGROVE – A fast growing organization aimed at improving the lives of young girls is looking for some volunteer coaches. Cheryl Stumpf is executive director of Girls on the Run of the Greater Susquehanna Valley.   Stumpf said, “I started Girls on the Run of the Greater Susquehanna Valley three years ago. It has grown exponentially. We started off with eight girls and we are now at four school districts and we had 11 teams and a total of 160 girls in the fall season.”   And what does Girls On the Run aim to do? Stumpf said, “Girls on the Run is a program designed to empower and engage girls to realize their limitless…

Sunbury police arrest two students after threats are made

SUNBURY – Sunbury police have arrested two students after threats were allegedly made to the Five Star Treatment School at Susquehanna Avenue and Packer Street in Sunbury on Wednesday. Chief Stephen Mazzeo says one adult student and one juvenile student were charged. Police say the students indicated that explosives would be used to attack the Five Star Treatment School, which is a school run by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit.   The adult student, 18-year-old Michael Allen Lepley II, was arraigned before District Judge Ben Apfelbaum and sent to the Northumberland County Prison on $10,000 bail. The juvenile student was placed in Northumberland County Detention by juvenile probation officers. The investigation continues. (Ali Stevens)  …

City police investigate incident at commissioner’s meeting

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SUNBURY — Sunbury police will investigate an argument Tuesday at the Northumberland County commissioner’s meeting between Shamokin resident Dave Kaleta and Northumberland County Commissioner Vinny Clausi, which prompted the police being called.   Chief Clerk Gary Steffen says he spoke to the police department about what transpired at the meeting and they will be turning over records of the meeting to the department today.   He says Clausi wants to pursue the matter, but as of yet, the investigation continues and no charges have been filed.  Clausi said Kaleta was out of order when he accused him of illegal activities during the public comment portion of the meeting.  Clausi asked Kaleta to sit down after his…

Work release petition denied for a man who killed a friend

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  LEWISBURG — A petition for work release by a Mifflinburg man who shot and killed a friend has been denied.  The Daily Item reports 21-year-old Alexander Shoemaker will be eligible for parole on June 12th, after serving the minimum sentence for accidentally shooting and killing 16-year-old Anthony Hernandez of Mifflinburg.   The incident took place on May 8th of 2010, while Shoemaker and Hernandez were smoking marijuana and playing video games.  He was sentenced to 30-months to 5-years in prison.   Shoemaker petitioned the court to be sent to state prison, where he could be granted work release, but the request was denied on Wednesday.  (Ali Stevens) Follow