Selinsgrove man charged in DUI crashes

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SELINSGROVE — Police have filed charges against a DUI suspect in Snyder County.  According to State Police in Selinsgrove, 35-year-old Jason Fegley of Selinsgrove was involved in two separate hit and run crashes in MonroeTownship on February 27, 2012. Upon further investigation, police say Fegley was found to be under the influence of alcohol.  Charges have been filed. (Codi Jade)

Students learn budgeting, fashion and more at Young Women’s Futures Symposium

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LEWISBURG – Motivational speaker Harriet Turk gave the keynote address for this year’s Young Women’s Futures Symposium.  Hosted by Junior Achievement of Central PA, the daylong event gathers high school girls from Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Juniata and Mifflin Counties to participate in activities to help them determine what they may want to do in the future. Turk told the women that if they do not stand up for themselves, then why should anyone stand up for them.  Alana O’Rourke is an 11th grade student at Lewisburg High School and says she was encouraged by Turk’s message.  “I liked when she said this ain’t your dream! It meant that you don’t have to let other people…

Lewisburg welcomes new gardeners

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LEWISBURG — While many people would love to garden, not everyone has the space.  That is no longer an issue for those in Union County, thanks to the Lewisburg Community Garden. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming gardening season.  Multiple plot sizes are available for a flat fee of $20.  The garden, located at the corner of Water Street and St. Anthony Street, was created last year as a group effort by the Borough of Lewisburg and Bucknell’s Office of Civic Engagement. The garden offers half of it’s 12,000 square feet to interested gardeners, and the other half for volunteers to grow produce for local meal programs.  Interested gardeners may pick up an…

Breaking news: Black smoke, no pope

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VATICAN CITY  — Black smoke has poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney, signaling that cardinals have failed to elect a pope on their first try. The cardinals held the first day of the conclave Tuesday deeply divided over the problems of the church and who best among them could fix them following the stunning resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. The Vatican made clear it didn’t expect a winner on the first ballot. The cardinals now return to the Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel for the night. They return to the Apostolic Palace for Mass Wednesday morning and a new round of voting.

Another lawsuit against Northumberland County

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SCRANTON – A new federal lawsuit filed last week says the Northumberland County Prison staff is guilty of keeping inmates in deplorable conditions and racial discrimination. A spokeswoman in federal court in Scranton tells WKOK, the suit involves eight inmates, all of whom are seeking release or transfer from prison, punitive damages and permanent changes at the prison.   The March 4 lawsuit claims that the prison warden and his staff have routinely favored white inmates in area of work release and housing, and have kept the inmates in filthy conditions. The suit is handwritten according to the court staff.   Northumberland County prison board chairman Stephen Bridy declined comment on the suit today. This…

Support your favorite non-profit today

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SUNBURY — The time to help those who help others is now.  “Raise the Region” is a 24-hour fund raising event that supports local non-profit groups.  The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania has coordinated this event.   Dawn Linn is the vice president of planned philanthropy for FCFP.  She said this is a great opportunity to learn more about local groups and what they do.   “There are a number of different groups that follow different passionate areas.  Whether it’s the environment, or whether it’s health or education, we are very fortunate in our Valley to have so many people and organizations working within our community.  This is a great opportunity to just educate…

Man arrested for raping a Sunbury child

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SUNBURY — Police have arrested a Northumberland man accused of raping a Sunbury child for four years.  According to Sunbury Police, 37-year-old Adam Vigo, formerly of Sunbury, sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl since 2007.   The child allegedly told the ChildAdvocacyCenter of the SusquehannaValley that Vigo engaged in sexual acts with her several times in two different residences in Sunbury.   Vigo is charged with several first degree counts, including Rape of a Child, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse of a Child, Aggravated Indecent Assault of a Child, and Statutory Sexual Assault.  He is also charged with third degree counts of Indecent Assault, Corruption of Minors and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.   If convicted,…

New group urging Boy Scout changes

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Susquehanna Boy Scout Equality has formed locally   SUNBURY – While the national Boy Scouts of America organization is considering possible changes in their ‘no gays allowed’ policy, locally a new group is urging that the BSA accept homosexuals as scouts and scout leaders.   Susquehanna Boy Scout Equality is the name of the group. Josh Steinhurst of Lewisburg told us is to advocate for a change in membership policy of BSA. He said they have about 30 members or so but that it is growing.   Justin Charles of Lewisburg is one of the founding members of the group who wants to bring attention to the issue locally and at the national organization.  He…

$90,000 raised for diabetes care

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LEWISBURG — EvangelicalCommunityHospital has raised a big chunk of money for diabetes care.  The hospital raised $90,000 at their signature Evangelical Gala on Saturday night.  Nearly 300 people attended the sold out event held at BucknellUniversity’s Larison Hall.   The profits will be used as seed money to establish a comprehensive diabetes care program. Jennifer Reish is co-chair of the gala.  She said, “Working with primary care physicians, the hospital seeks to improve the lives of diabetic patients through education, treatment, lifestyle change and prevention… The Gala Committee is very pleased to be providing support for this initiative.”   According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 26 million adults and children in the U.S. have…

Help Kathryn’s Kloset and many more non-profits

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SUNBURY — Today is the day to help those who help others every day.  “Raise the Region” is a 24-hour giving event that will benefit 160 local non-profit groups.   Kathryn’s Kloset is one of the groups being supported by this initiative.  They drive a rental truck to Baltimore several times a year and bring supplies back to distribute locally.  Lisa Yeager is the group’s coordinator.  She said more donations would help them to make more trips to get more supplies.  “It would be nice having funds for rental of the Penske truck and for fuel for that.  You know, anything that might come up as far as getting it to people,” she said.  …