Accident at Hamilton Underpass

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NORTHUMBERLAND — An accident was reported at Hamilton Underpass in Upper Augusta Township, Northumberland County around 5:30p.m. Monday.  According to Northumberland County 9-1-1, several vehicles were involved and one injury was reported.   Emergency services said one victim was transported to the hospital.   The road was closed for about one hour while crews cleared the scene. We will update you with more details as they become available.  (Codi Jade)     Follow

Truck stuck in underpass

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NORTHUMBERLAND — A stuck truck was causing a traffic snag in Northumberland.  The tractor-trailer truck got stuck in the Water Street underpass around 3:15p.m.   According to NorthumberlandCounty 9-1-1, the situation was cleared by 4:15p.m. Traffic was moving very slow in that area. (Codi Jade)   Follow

A local resident weighs on the Lewisburg school move

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SUNBURY – The hot button issue of building a new Lewisburg high school—in a rural area—was brought up again Monday on On The Mark. Guest co-host Maria Culp, speaking as a Milton area resident and not specifically as head of the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, said moving to larger, less landlocked facilities, can have a payoff.   She compared Lewisburg’s decision to the moving of the Milton and Lewisburg libraries. “Both of them moved out of the downtown,” she said.  “Not only have they been able to expand selections and offerings, but they now have a facility that allows them to have outdoor events and indoor events.  They can really service a wide range…

Donkey Basketball returns to Shikellamy Tuesday!


SUNBURY – The annual tradition of Donkey Basketball will return tomorrow (Tuesday) at Shikellamy High School to benefit the Daily Item’s Newspapers in Education program. The Shikellamy High School seniors will be facing off against the Valley All-Stars at the Shikellamy Field House beginning at 7 p.m. Captain for Shikellamy Ernie Tyler is ready to try out Donkey Basketball for the first time.   Tyler said, “Ever since I was a freshman, I’ve been going to the Donkey Basketball games every year. I was always really excited because it’s kind of like a privilege as a senior because it’s always kind of like the big thing you do at the end of the year, you…

Fire near Swengel yesterday afternoon

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  SWENGEL — A family of five was displaced by a fire at their home yesterday near Swengel in Lewis Township, Union County. The fire started around noon at the home of Stan and Margaret Mowery at 3585 Swengel Road.   Mifflinburg Fire Chief John Heiges says the fire started in a wood stove pipe and spread into the walls of the home. Stan Mowery’s son noticed smoke in his room and notified his father and the family got out safely. The home was heavily damaged by the fire and one firefighter was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital for treatment of a minor electrical shock.   West End, New Berlin, Penns Creek, Middleburg and Lewisburg…

Today on WKOK

WKOK’s On The Mark: Co-host Maria Culp, we’ll discuss Tom Hylton’s school remarks, and many emails pending.   Dan Patrick 10am: NCAA update, Butler coach Brad Stevens.   Michael Smerconish noon: Michael’s bracket is alive!   WKOK’s Steve Jones Show 3pm: NCAA update, Kevin’s rant about global climate change.   The best of the best, and Kevin Herr’s daily rant! On WKOK.   Follow

Daughter of retired District Judge killed


Daughter of retired District Judge William Kear killed   LEWISBURG – It was the daughter of retired District Judge William Kear of Milton who was killed in a crash Sunday night.  State police say 35-year-old Ellen Marie Kear, of Turbotville, was killed on Route 15 in KellyTownship, UnionCounty around 9:00p.m. She was ejected from her car and run over by a vehicle driving the wrong way on Route 15. Troopers say Kear was struck head-on by the vehicle of 81-year-old Edward Peace of New York, who was driving the wrong way on Route 15.  He drove through the AJK Boulevard intersection, sideswiped a car, and then hit Kear’s vehicle. There were a total of five vehicles involved in…

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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett is defending his proposal to increase state spending to combat domestic violence by 10 percent. At a news conference Friday at the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, Corbett said the $1.3 million increase would support an array of valuable services ranging from shelters for battered women to counseling and legal services. Corbett said domestic violence often occurs behind closed doors or involves people who know each other, but that “we all agree that it’s not acceptable.” The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence says that, in 2012 alone, such violence claimed the lives of 110 victims and 31 perpetrators – the majority by guns. The proposed funding increase…

VIDEO HERE: A busy weekend for Purity Candy


Watch video here: ALLENWOOD — While it’s a busy weekend for families rushing to get chocolates and candy to fill their children’s Easter baskets, it’s an even busier weekend for those that make that candy. Purity Candy in Allenwood has been working hard to keep their shelves stocked full of fresh treats.  John Burfeindt, President of Purity Candy, said they expect a crowd this weekend.  “Easter is our biggest time of year,” he said.  “We’ll have to do traffic control in the parking lots.  It gets pretty busy.” The store was packed full of customers within the first hour of opening Friday.  One shopper, Oriana Long of Selinsgrove, said coming to Purity Candy before Easter…

AccuWeather: More fall weather–but nice weekend


Monday: Some fog and some rain or wet snow showers this morning; then becoming brisk with partly sunny skies this afternoon. High 47. Tonight: Partly cloudy and colder tonight. Low 21 in outlying areas to 26 in town. Tomorrow: times of clouds and sun, brisk and cold with a couple of flurries. High 38. Wednesday: some sun, brisk and chilly. High 40 Thursday: milder, sun mixing with some clouds. High 54. Friday: times of clouds and sun. High 59. Saturday: Slight chance of morning rain, partly sunny, 59.   Follow