Polar Bear Plunge canceled in Lewisburg

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LEWISBURG — Although a “Polar Bear Plunge” is expected to be cold, flooding is not always ideal.  Due to the high levels of the Susquehanna River, tomorrow’s Polar Bear Plunge in Lewisburg has been canceled. The West Branch of the river is currently at 14.5 feet and has crested.  Flood stage is 18 feet.  The river is normally at 3.5 feet during this time of the year. Linda Sterling, Director of the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, alerted the cancellation, saying the river conditions are unsafe.  All other activities involved in the 10th Annual Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival will continue as scheduled.  You can find a full listing of those events at www.wkok.com. (Codi Jade)  …

Red Cross to host emergency courses

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LEWISBURG — Emergencies happen every day, so everyone should be prepared. The American Red Cross in Union County is offering a variety of courses to teach people how to act fast. The first of the offered courses is Babysitter’s Training, which will take place this Saturday from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at the SUN Area Chapter Office in Farley Circle, Lewisburg.  Other available courses coming up in February include Adult and Pediatric First Aid with CPR and AED, and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers.  To register for a course, visit their website at www.redcross.org and click on “take a class.”  (Codi Jade)

Bullet fired at Sunbury area home

SUNBURY — State Police in Stonington are investigating an incident of reckless endangerment.  According to police, a bullet was fired into a home along Culp Road in Rockefeller Township, Northumberland County between 10:00a.m. and 3:00p.m. on Sunday. The bullet was fired through a window and into a bedroom.  No one was home at the time.  Damage is estimated at around $500.00.   (Codi Jade)

Swim meet to remember a teen killed in a crash

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SELINSGROVE – The annual Alex Moser Memorial Swim Meet is this Sunday at Susquehanna University. Moser was a 17-year-old Milton student when he killed in a crash four years ago in Union County. Now a swim meet has been held in his honor each year since. Jerry Foley is swim coach for the YMCA and says Moser was a member of the swim team and he coached him for four years.   Foley said, “He was a kid full of life and very energetic. He was a tremendous athlete who loved to race. He loved the sport of swimming. He was a good kid.”   The meet will be Sunday and will feature about 250…

Broker seeks district judge seat in Milton

POINT TOWNSHIP — A real estate broker from Point Township is seeking the Magisterial District Judge position in Milton.  Michael Diehl is a Republican and will cross-file to seek both the Republican and Democratic nominations in the May 21st primary.   Diehl is a graduate of Shikellamy High School and then spent 10 years as Northumberland County’s Deputy and Chief Deputy Coroner, where he worked with the District Attorney’s office.  Diehl is an associate broker with Square Diehl Realty Inc. and owner of DogWatch of East Central PA.   He is a native of the area and lives in Point Township with his wife and son.  The seat is currently held by a part-time senior…

Caregiver accused of stealing from a nursing home resident

DANVILLE — A professional caregiver is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a nursing home resident over whom she had power of attorney.  The Press Enterprise reports Mahoning Township police have charged 64-year-old Grace Zigner of CoalTownship with stealing more than $10,000 from the 58-year-old woman who resides at a nursing home in MahoningTownship.  Zigner is accused of taking the money between June of 2009 and this past August.  Police say she left the woman with only $4.85 in a banking account.  (Ali Stevens)

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK:

  On The Mark 8:30am: Mike Molesevich co-hosts with a focus on home heating conservation and environmental drilling concerns.   Dan Patrick 10am: Numerous famous people including Clay Matthews and Tracy Morgan.   Michael Smerconish Show noon: Deep analysis of the Chuck Hagel hearings. A Super Bowl preview.   Steve Jones 3pm: Super Bowl preview, and Joe Battista, the assistant athletic director for men’s ice hockey. The Nittany Lions skate at the Giant Center in Hershey tonight.   The best of the best, and Battista, on WKOK!

Police pursuit and one in custody in Sunbury

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  SUNBURY – Sunbury Police have one man in custody after a police pursuit yesterday afternoon.  Edwin Santana is in custody, locked up in the Northumberland County Prison.   Police say Santana was driving, and he was wanted for a parole violation and as police tried to stop him, he drove through several stop signs before crashing into a pickup truck.   He then jumped from the moving vehicle and took off on foot.  Santana was apprehended in the 200 block of South River Avenue after jumping over a fence.  Santana was wanted for a DUI violation.  He is now facing multiple charges for the incident yesterday in Sunbury.  (Ali Stevens) .

Storm related crash injures Millmont woman

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  MILLMONT – The only storm related injury in The Valley this week happened Thursday morning when a driver ran into a downed tree. Troopers say it was a Millmont woman who was hurt after hitting a tree that had fallen onto Creek Road in Hartley Township, Union County.   State police say 73-year-old Judith Blair struck the tree in the road with her car yesterday morning and traveled off the side of the road.  The vehicle went down a small embankment.  Blair was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.  She was transferred to Geisinger, but her condition is not known. (Ali Stevens)

Storm remnants remain, one road closed

    SUNBURY — According to the National Weather Service, snow squalls, which passed through The Valley Thursday, had wind gusts of up to 45 mph. Several parts of the region got a quick coating of snow. There were driving problems throughout the region Thursday.   Route 61, Route 11/147 in Northumberland, and Eighth Street in Mifflinburg, were among the several roads were affected by weather related issues. Today, only a section of Shakespeare Road in Milton is still closed. PPL says they have restored all of their weather related power outages. They had over a thousand local customers without power Wednesday and Thursday.   The Susquehanna River is not expected to go quite as…