Video Here: Bucknell Bison head to Kentucky

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Watch the send off here: LEWISBURG – The pep band was playing, students were cheering, and players were even singing the fight song as Bucknell’s Men’s basketball team bid farewell to fans Tuesday afternoon. The Bucknell Bison, patriot league champions will head to Lexington Kentucky to play Butler University Thursday March 21 versus in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament.  While excitement was in the air, Head Coach Dave Paulsen was cautiously optimistic. “We are just excited to be going. We have such great support from the community and they’ve been with us every step of the way all year long and we’ll just try to take it one possession at a time.” Joe Willman,…

Route 45 reconstruction starts Monday

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MIFFLINBURG – The time has come to reconstruct Route 45 in Mifflinburg.  Don E. Bower, Inc. will begin the $3.9 million project between Route 104 and Forest Hill Road on Monday.   Next week’s work will include reconstructing sidewalks and new curbs.  The intersection of Route 45 and Forest Hill Road will be reconstructed over one weekend, between April 5 and April 8.   The reconstruction phases of Route 45 will then begin on April 8.  This work will be done in three-block sections at a time.  After reconstruction is completed throughout the borough, the contractor will mill and repave Route 45.   According to PennDOT, a series of truck and car detours will be…

PennDOT to work on some Northumberland County roads

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SHAMOKIN –  Motorists can expect delays on some Northumberland County roads in the coming days.  Starting this Friday, PennDOT will begin sweeping and crack-sealing operations on the Upper Road (Rt 2044) in East Cameron Township.   On Tuesday, March 26, PennDOT will sweep and crack-seal on Route 61 through the Kulpmont Borough.  No parking bans will be in effect, but motorists can expect some work zone delays.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Work on Selinsgrove bridge starts Monday

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SELINSGROVE – A Snyder County bridge is getting an upgrade.  Work on the truss bridge on Route 522 in Selinsgrove will begin next week.  Susquehanna Supply Co., Inc. is the prime contractor for the $1.9 million rehabilitation project that starts Monday.   Traffic control will be set up during the first week, as they make structural steel repairs to the bridge and replace the deck and sidewalk.   According to PennDOT, a detour will be in effect for the northbound traffic from April 3 through August 21. The detour for through traffic will follow Market Street, Route 35, and Routes 11/15 northbound. The local-traffic detour will use Airport   Road, Mill Road, Route 204 and…

An event this weekend to learn Bokwa

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  SELINSGROVE – If you like Zumba, you will love Bokwa! So says Kris Horten, a Zumba and Bokwa instructor, who is offering a class Saturday to those who want to try Bokwa. She says Bokwa is a series of numbered and lettered steps that you learn.   Horten said, “You sweat the alphabet and dance the digits. It takes you back to more of a step format, where it’s more consistent. Bokwa, in level one, there are 12 letters and numbers for the basic format and once you know your steps, you just lose yourself in the class.”   Horten added, “The master class will actually break down all 12 letters and numbers and…

Dance for the dogs on Saturday

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SUNBURY — An event in Sunbury this weekend will have you dancing for a good cause.  A Zumbathon will support Haven to Home Canine Rescue this Saturday.   Local Zumba instructor Melanie Garrison said the event will be fun for all.  “We’re gonna pack the main gym,” she said.  “We’ve got 10 instructors and all kinds of prizes.  Fun things to keep everyone occupied and shakin’ for two hours.”   This is the third year for the Haven to Home Zumbathon at the Sunbury YMCA.  Katrina Mowery is the event coordinator.  She explained why Haven to Home is an important organization to support.  She said, “Instead of a shelter, we use foster homes.  So our…

Union and Snyder Counties amongst healthiest in the state

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UNDATED – A new study released shows Union County is the second healthiest county in the state of Pennsylvania and Snyder County isn’t far behind, ranked 5th in the state. The study was released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.   They evaluated Pennsylvania’s 67 counties on more than two-dozen factors impacting a person’s health. Chester County was ranked 1st, Union County at 2nd and then Centre County in 3rd. Some of the parameters taken into consideration included smoking, obesity, education, crime, health care access and more. (Ali Stevens)   Follow

Susquehanna River sampling plan is released

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  HARRISBURG — The DEP says they are continuing intensive efforts to study and sample dozens of locations in the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2013, including Sunbury. The work includes analysis of water quality, water flow, sediment, pesticides, hormones, invertebrates, fish and other areas. The DEP says they will focus on areas of the river or its tributaries where smallmouth bass reproduce.   DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said, “The actual cause or causes of the issues we have seen with the smallmouth bass have not yet been determined or linked to any particular water quality issue, but DEP is dedicated to find the answer.”   The agency’s sampling efforts will be focused on sites along…

DUI crash this morning in Northumberland County

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  MILTON — State police are investigating a DUI crash around 3:25 this morning on Route 147 in Northumberland County. Trooper say 22-year-old Brittany Adams of Milton was traveling north on Route 147 and swerved into oncoming traffic, striking a tractor-trailer truck driven by 63-year-old Michael Krobath of Enola.   Adams was taken to Geisinger Medical Center for treatment and her condition was not available. Troopers say Adams was processed for DUI and the investigation in pending. Krobath was not injured. Northumberland and Point Township Fire Departments assisted at the scene of this morning’s accident. (Ali Stevens)   Follow

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK & WKOK.com

Today on WKOK:   WKOK’s On The Mark 8:30am: Open phones with co-host, democratic Snyder County Commissioner Peggy Chamberlain Roup. We’ll chat with Ali Stevens, who just finished her first marathon.   Dan Patrick 10am: New Mexico coach Steve Alford, sportscasters Jason Whitlock, and Doug Gottlieb.   Michael Smerconish Show noon: Cyprus banking analysis.   WKOK’s Steve Jones Show 3pm: NCAA March Madness coverage, more words about Bucknell. Aaron Carter of the Centre Daily Times and Mark Brennan of FightOnState.com.   The best of the best, and Aaron Carter! on WKOK. Follow