Police investigate $13,000 theft

MILTON — Milton State Police are investigating a theft in Union County.  According to reports, someone entered Susquehanna Motors in Kelley Township between Saturday and Sunday.  Once inside, the actor jacked up two truck tractors and stole 12 wheels and tires from the tractors. The trucks belong to Central Equipment Leasing of York, Pa.  The stolen wheels and tires were Alcoa Durabright and Bridgestone.  They are valued at approximately $1,115.00 per set.  Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact state police in Milton.  (Codi Jade)

Pennsylvanians urged to license their dogs

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SELINSGROVE — Why not celebrate “Dog License Awareness Month” by licensing your dog?  Not only is it the law, and not only will it help you to find your dog should it ever run away, but now it will help a local non-profit group as well. Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary George Greig, state dog wardens and PetSmart have teamed up to challenge Pennsylvanians to license 100,000 dogs this month.  If the goal is met, PetSmart promises to donate $10,000 to Susquehanna Service Dogs, a non-profit group that trains and provides service and hearing dogs to help people with special needs. The cost of training and placing just one service dog is approximately $20,000.   The price of…

Pro-life group advocating for Obamacare exception

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SUNBURY — When is a person a person?   A local group believes life begins at conception, and they are currently advocating to keep state funds from supporting abortion.   The Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation works daily to educate people and advocate for pro-life legislation in our state.  Michael Ciccocioppo is Executive Director of the group.  He said the PA Pro-Life Federation currently has bills before the house and senate that would allow Pennsylvania to opt out of abortion coverage in the new health care exchange.   Ciccocioppo said, “By law that health exchange will include abortion services, unless the state determines that it does not want to be in the abortion business and paying for…

Former commissioner will not get back pay from state

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  photo courtesy of the News Item HARRISBURG – Commonwealth Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by former state Deputy Labor Secretary Allen Cwalina, who also served as a Northumberland County Commissioner. Cwalina filed the lawsuit against the state after he was convicted of crashing his state issued car while driving drunk. The Patriot News reports Cwalina claimed in his breach of contract lawsuit that he was forced to quit after his 2009 conviction in Cumberland County, even though he had entered a program that he was told would help save his job. He sought payment for lost wages, sick leave, vacation and retirement benefits. A Dauphin County judge dismissed Cwalina’s lawsuit…

Guilty plea from man who provided drugs for sex

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  MIDDLEBURG – A Beaver Springs man accused of providing drugs to a 14-year-old girl in exchange for sex has pleaded guilty to the charges against him. 22-year-old Robert Hannick Jr. will face a minimum of four to ten years in prison when he is sentenced. District Attorney Mike Piecuch says Hannick pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent assault and avoided trial by entering a guilty plea. He also will have to register as a Megan’s law sex offender.   The girl’s mother, 39-year-old Brandi Baumgardner has pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child. Police say Baumgardner got her daughter hooked on drugs at the age of 12. Baumgardner is locked up in the…

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  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Forecasters say snow has begun to fall in some parts of western Pennsylvania as a system expected to be the biggest storm this winter moves into the commonwealth. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for southern Pennsylvania in advance of the storm expected to bring up to a foot of snow is expected for higher elevations between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. The weather service projects 6 to 12 inches in parts of Cambria, Blair, Huntingdon, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton and Franklin counties. About 4 to 8 inches is expected in York and Lancaster counties and 4 to 7 inches in Chester County.   HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The…

New York waits for Geisinger Study

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  ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A critical bloc in New York’s Senate is calling for up to a two-year delay in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas until an independent health review known as the “Geisinger Study” is completed.   The Independent Democratic Conference, which shares control of the Senate with Republicans, says the Geisinger Study and a federal water quality report must be completed before Gov. Andrew Cuomo settles the five-year-old controversy.   Powerful Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he plans an announcement Wednesday on the same topic. His chamber already calls for a two-year moratorium.   The Associated Press reported over the weekend that environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. discussed the Geisinger report…

AccuWeather: A bit of snow (a coating to an inch)

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  Today: Mostly cloudy and breezy today with a little snow, accumulating a coating to an inch. High 38. Mostly cloudy and breezy tonight. Low 29. Breezy tomorrow with clouds breaking for some sun. High 39. Friday: Morning flurries, then clouds breaking for some sun. High 40-44. Saturday: sunny to partly cloudy with a milder afternoon. High 49. Sunday: intervals of clouds and sunshine; mild. High 56.