Valley under Winter Weather Advisory

SUNBURY — The National Weather Service has downgraded the Valley to a Winter Weather Advisory.  The advisory is in effect until 7:00a.m. on Saturday.  We were under a Winter Storm Warning, but the weather service has lowered the expected snow totals.  The National Weather Service is now forecasting 3 to 6 inches of snow.   AccuWeather, on the other hand, is still calling for closer to 1 to 3 inches.  (Codi Jade)

PA ACLU director coming to the Valley

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NORTHUMBERLAND — The Executive Director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania will be making a rare appearance in the Valley this month.  Reggie Shuford will be the keynote speaker at the Central Susquehanna ACLU Dinner on Sunday, February 17 at the Front Street Station. Shuford will be discussing his views on “Overincarceration and Criminal Justice Reform.”  He said there is a problem when the United   States has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prison population.  He believes there are two reasons for this strange statistic. Shuford said, “The first is the growth of the private prison industry.  It’s a money making proposition really.  The people involved lobby their local and state…

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Today on WKOK: On The Mark 8:30am: Guest co-host Steve Connolley, open phones. The head of the PA ACLU calls in at 9am. Dan Patrick Show 10am: Chris Mannix guest co-hosts. Michael Smerconish Show noon: Michael has the day off. Guest co-host, topics and guests to be announced. Steve Jones Show 3pm: Tony DeFazio, Pittsburgh Sports Report and Kevin Herr will come up with something to rant about! The best of the best, and the ACLU, on WKOK!

Major winter storm will basically…miss us

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  SUNBURY – The Valley will enjoy some wintery weather today but nowhere near the blizzard like conditions expected in Northeastern US. Our AccuWeather forecast calls for a 1 to 3 inch snowfall with some mixed precipitation tomorrow. The National Weather Service did issue a Winter Storm warning for our region with far more snow expected to our north.   Stay tuned for the latest AccuWeather forecast on WKOK and the WinterNet computer updates with delays, cancellations, and postponements. PennDOT, Municipal, and local road crews say they are preparing for today’s storm and are ready to keep roads clear. PPL says they are mobilizing their crews for possible power problems.

Penn State Updates: NCAA fights back

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  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The NCAA says it wants a judge to throw out the federal antitrust lawsuit Pennsylvania’s governor filed against it over Penn State’s $60 million fine and other penalties resulting from the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. College sports’ governing body said in a filing Thursday it disagrees with just about every allegation in the complaint against it initiated by Gov. Tom Corbett last month. The NCAA says the penalties imposed under a July consent decree with the university aren’t related to regulation of economic activity, so antitrust law doesn’t apply. It also argues Corbett lacks standing to sue. It calls the governor’s lawsuit “an inappropriate attempt to drag the federal…

Rock Red: Evan team working on heart health

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Knowing what your heart is trying to tell you   SUNBURY – When you are having pains in your chest, how do you know when to seek medical attention? Dr. Petra Lynch is a Geisinger Interventional Cardiologist and a member of Evangelical Community Hospital’s cardiac care team. She first explained the symptoms, which includes chest pains, a burning sensation, shortness of breath and discomfort.   Dr. Lynch said, “Do you get these symptoms when you exert yourself and do they go away when you rest. Do you have leg cramping when you walk for a long period of time and do they go away when you stop walking. Do you get short of breath? Does…

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    STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Depending on where in Pennsylvania you live, expect snow, or rain, or a sloppy mixture of both Friday. Just don’t expect the potentially historic blizzard that’s threatening other parts of the Northeast. The heaviest snowfall is expected in the Poconos, in Wayne and Pike counties, where the National Weather Service is calling for up to a foot. Pennsylvania’s northern tier could get as much as 8 inches. Southern counties can expect a sloppy mixture of snow and rain, with minimal accumulations. PennDOT says its supplies and equipment are in good shape for the storm. FirstEnergy, parent company of Met-Ed, says it’s ready to bring crews from other states to…

Exploring options on a new middle school for Shikellamy

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SUNBURY – In light of expected enrollment increases, the Shikellamy School District is exploring options to open a new Middle School. The physical site of the school prompted discussion at last night’s school board work session. Superintendent Pat Kelley summarized the options being considered noting the C.W. Rice building, Sunbury Middle School and Chief Shikellamy Elementary School as possibilities. While Kelley could not provide a timeline for when the project will be put in place, the school board members noted they are still in talks with architects.   Hunt Associates, an engineering, architecture and land surveying company, advised board members on potential sites that could accomidate the Shikellamy School District’s expanding size. The options discussed…

New field for Shikellamy High School?

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SUNBURY — The Shikellamy School Board is discussing the possibility of replacing Shikellamy High School’s football field with a turf field. The issue was raised after complaints about the field’s grass quality. Consultants from Penn State are expected to assess the field in the next few weeks to determine the best course of action.   The issue was raised at the Shikellamy School Board’s meeting about cost of the field. The board noted that any cost would not fit into this year’s budget and a full assessment would need to be done considering both the cost of installing the field and its maintenance over time. (Jillian Lewis)  

AccuWeather sticks with 1-3 snow

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Today: Cloudy today with periods of snow, sleet and freezing rain through midday, changing to all snow this afternoon and continuing into tonight accumulating 1-3 inches with higher amounts to the north and east. High today 38. Tonight: Windy and colder with leftover flurries later tonight. Low 19 in outlying areas to 22 in town. Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, winds gradually subsiding and colder tomorrow. High 29. Sunday: partly sunny and not as cold. High 36. Monday: chance for freezing rain in the morning, plain rain in the afternoon. High 42. Tuesday: partly sunny. High 39.