Milton man jailed after burglary


MILTON — A Milton man is in jail after breaking into a Northumberland County business.  18-year-old Tanner Shade is accused of breaking into a motorcycle club along Shakespeare Road in West Chilliquaque Township Thursday around 7:00a.m. According to police Shade forced his way into the business and stole a motorcycle, along with money, keys, tools and alcohol.  Both the building and motorcycle were damaged.  Shade was arrested and taken into custody. He was charged on a number of counts including burglary, theft, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and more.  He is in Northumberland County Prison on $25,000 bail. (Sara Bartlett)   Follow

Theft sends Sunbury woman to jail


LEWISBURG — A Sunbury woman is in jail after stealing from a Lewisburg area store.  30-year-old April Lyons reportedly stole over $1,000 worth of items from the store along Route 15.  Milton State Police say this was Lyons’ fifth time she has been charged with retail theft.  She is facing felony theft charges and also a misdemeanor drug and paraphernalia possession charge.  Lyons was unable to post $5,000 bail and is in Union County Prison. (Sara Bartlett)     Follow

Police search for Snyder County robber


SELINSGROVE — An armed robbery was reported at a store in Snyder County.  Selinsgrove State Police say a man entered a market along Route 522 in Franklin Township just before 11:00p.m. Friday.  He reportedly had a hand gun and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register. The man then left the market, met up with another person and fled in a vehicle west towards Maple   Avenue.  Police say the man who robbed the store was wearing a tan jacket, blue jeans and possibly a ski mask with a blue bandana.  Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at Selinsgrove at 374-8145. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Bucknell’s Bravman: Sorry about bad scores


LEWISBURG — For a span of seven years, SAT and ACT test scores for over 200 incoming Bucknell University students were incorrect.  University president John Bravman came forward Friday to address the issue that he says may “affect the institutional integrity or negatively affect [the school’s] reputation. In a letter to the Board of Trustees Bravman writes: “I am disappointed to report that when calculating the SAT scores of the classes entering the university from 2006-2012, the university omitted from the calculation the SAT scores of a number of students.  Some of these omitted scores were higher than the SAT scores that the university reported, but most were lower.  Meanwhile, the university reported ACT scores…

Coal Township business was damaged by fire

  COALTOWNSHIP – A fire Friday night damaged a business in CoalTownship, NorthumberlandCounty. The Jones Enterprise business along Route 125 near Burnside, was where volunteers were summoned around 9pm Friday.  One of their buildings was damaged by the blaze.   Northumberland County Communications tells us the CoalTownship, East Cameron and Overlook volunteer fire departments were summoned to the fire. The last unit returned to service around 1am. No injuries were reported in that NorthumberlandCounty business fire. Follow

PSU negotiator says 28 suits are pending

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  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s negotiator for civil claims involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says the school is in talks with 28 people who have brought claims, 18 more than were connected to his criminal case. Ken Feinberg told The Associated Press on Friday that the talks could produce settlements in the coming weeks. Feinberg says nobody has pulled out of the negotiations, and he thinks they will be successful in the near future.   PennState announced in September it was bringing in Feinberg, who helped resolve claims from the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Virginia Tech massacre.  Sandusky, the school’s…

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  SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration won’t take any regulatory action over a vending machine at a Pennsylvania college that dispenses the morning-after pill. FDA spokeswoman Erica Jefferson said Friday that officials looked at publicly available information about the ShippensburgUniversity vending program, spoke with university and campus health officials, and decided no action was necessary.  The pill is available for $25 at a health center vending machine that’s accessible to students and university employees. That raised questions about how accessible emergency contraception should be. The vending machine at the school of about 8,300 students provides the Plan B One Step emergency contraceptive along with condoms, decongestants and pregnancy tests. Administrators…

AccuWeather calls for slippery Monday


Today: Cold today clouds and some sun; perhaps a stray flurry. High 26. Tonight: Clearing and very cold tonight. Low 9. Sunday: Mostly sunny tomorrow. High 30. Monday: a bit snow, sleet, and freezing rain in the morning and midday hours followed by some rain late in the day. Icy travel conditions possible, especially for the morning commute. High 34. Tuesday: cloudy and milder with a shower possible . High 48. Wednesday: mild with rain possible. High 58. Follow