SUNBURY — Police are investigating multiple assaults in Northumberland County. According to Sunbury Police, multiple juvenile persons-of-interest have been involved in the assaults before, during, and after school hours for the past several weeks. Police say the incidents have occurred near the Shikellamy Middle/High School complex. Along with cooperating residents, police have found incriminating evidence on YouTube videos, Facebook and text messages. Multiple arrests are pending for the juveniles, which include Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Harassment and Disorderly Conduct. The investigation is ongoing. Sunbury Police ask that anyone with information related to these assaults contact Corporal Jamie Quinn at 286-4584. (Codi Jade)
SUNBURY — The current Northumberland County Controller is seeking re-election. Tony Phillips has recently filed the appropriate paperwork to run for another four years. He said he wants to stick around to continue the county’s progress. “I feel we’ve made a lot of progress in taking care of some of the county’s financial issues, but we still have a ways to go. We have a $1.8 million fund deficit that we have to take care of, we have bonds that need paid back… I feel that we are moving in the right direction, but I want to see that continue,” he said. Phillips said his biggest plan for the next four years is to keep…
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis. VATICAN CITY (AP) – White smoke signals Catholic church has chosen a new pope. The smoke is rising from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel and the bells of St. Peter’s Basilica are ringing, signifying that a new pope has been elected. The 115 cardinal electors began the conclave on Tuesday following the resignation of Benedict XVI, the first pontiff to resign in 600 years. At least a two-thirds majority was required to elect the next pope.
NEWPORT — State police have identified the two people killed in a two-car accident early Tuesday morning along Route 322 near Newport in Perry County. 31-year-old Jason Madden of Liverpool was traveling west on Route 322 and collided head-on with a car being driven by 42-year-old Keith Kerlin of Mifflin. The accident took place just after 1 a.m. Madden’s car overturned into the median and caught fire while Kerlin was thrown from his vehicle. (Ali Stevens)
SUNBURY — State police are investigating after a 4-year-old child was found walking alone on Snydertown Road yesterday evening. Troopers say the child was picked up by an unknown person around 7:15 p.m. on Snydertown Road in Upper Augusta Township. The child was later found at his parent’s home. It was discovered that one of the parents had driven to nearby storage units and had accidentally locked the child and keys in the car. The child was left alone in the car while the parent walked to their home in Oaklyn. While the parent was gone, the child got out and began walking on Snydertown Road. The investigation continues. (Ali Stevens)
SUNBURY — One man was killed in a fire last night in Sunbury. Keith Bordner died in the fire at his home at 1005 Penn Street in Sunbury. The fire started around 9 p.m. and crews were on the scene for several hours battling the blaze, which destroyed the home. Firefighters were called back out this morning when the fire rekindled around 7:15 a.m. The coroner was on the scene last night when firefighters found Bordner inside the home. The man was reportedly confined to a wheelchair and unable to escape. The investigation continues into what caused the fire. (Ali Stevens)
PORT TREVORTON — A family was displaced by fire early this morning at 594 Grubbs Church Road near Port Trevorton. The fire started around 4 a.m. and crews were on the scene until 6 a.m. The fire started as a chimney fire and then spread into the walls of the home. Minor damage was reported. A family of five was able to escape the flames without injuries. They have not been identified. (Ali Stevens)
Today on WKOK’s On The Mark program 8:30am: Open phones, guest co-host Than Mitchell. 9am: Mark Heuer and Bill Sharp of Susquehanna University on an upcoming sustainability conference. The more open phones with Than.’ Dan Patrick 10am: Actor Steve Carell and NFL Network Report Ian Rapaport, plus many more guests and updates. The full three hour broadcast of The Dan Patrick Show is tonight 7 to 10pm. Michael Smerconish noon: To Be Announced. WKOK’s Steve Jones Show 3 to 5pm: A full preview of tonight’s Bucknell Lafayette basketball game (7pm Eagle 107), an interview with Bison coach Dave Paulsen. Also, another spring training preview with play-by-play announcer Greg Brown of the Pittsburgh…
JERSEY SHORE, Pa. (AP) – A man charged in the death of a friend whose decomposing body was found underneath his central Pennsylvania home says his actions were self-defense. Authorities in Lycoming County on Tuesday charged 51-year-old Glenn Alan Jackson of Jersey Shore with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and evidence tampering in the death of 47-year-old Michael Krauser, who had been missing since last month. He had been charged earlier with abuse of a corpse. The coroner said Monday that Krauser died of multiple blunt- and sharp-force wounds. Jackson told a judge on Tuesday that he and Krauser were drinking Feb. 11 and the other man grabbed him by the throat and threatened to…
Wednesday: Turning out rather cloudy today with some rain or snow showers, especially this afternoon and this evening. High today 47. Tonight: Cloudy, brisk and colder tonight with a couple of flurries. Low 26. Thursday: Windy and colder tomorrow with clouds and some flurries in the morning, some sun in the afternoon. High 38. Friday: partly sunny and milder. High 49. Saturday: cloudy with some wet snow and rain possible. High 46. Sunday: variable cloudiness. High 43.