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New prison for Northumberland County?

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SUNBURY — There was a great deal of new business at the Northumberland County’s Prison Board meeting Wednesday with Commissioner Vinny Clausi exclaiming, “New prisons could save us millions in lawsuits!” Clausi explained to the prison board the benefits of a new facility, but some including District Attorney Tony Rosini were skeptical. Rosini and Clausi differed on their views of the prison’s potential to generate profits for the county.   Clausi believes that the prison could bring in revenue, while Rosini believes it will cost the tax payers money. Northumberland County prison board chairman, Commissioner Stephen Bridy saw value in both of Rosini’s and Clausi’s points and brought the two parties to an agreement, agreeing…

Fallon to replace Leno

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NEW YORK (AP) – Jay Leno has confirmed the worst kept secret of the year. He’ll be stepping down as host of the “Tonight” show and Jimmy Fallon will take over. It’ll happen after NBC airs the Winter Olympics next year, which will give the network plenty of time to promote the switch. Leno has congratulated Fallon. He says he hopes Fallon holds onto the job until he’s “the old guy.” He says if Fallon needs him, he’ll be “at the garage.” Fallon says he’s “really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow.” The show will move from Burbank, California to New York. Fallon’s producer at “Late Night,” Lorne Michaels,” will…

Optimism for governor’s transportation plan

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SHAMOKIN DAM – Identifying a funding stream has been essential to the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation project and Wednesday, there was a glimmer of hope. Shamokin Dam mayor Joe McGranaghan has been instrumental in the CSVT, as chairman of the project’s taskforce, and says the announcement is exciting.  “It is going to take some heavy lifting on the part of our delegation of senators and representatives and on the part of the state house and senate generally to pass the governor’s bill to make this possible.  I think, though, that the governor’s decade of investment in PennDOT is absolutely essential for the economic growth for not only our area, but the state.” Governor Tom Corbett’s…

Snyder county crash injures three

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SELINSGROVE — Three people were injured in a mutli-vehicle crash in SnyderCounty.  The crash occured around 5:30p.m. on March 22 on Route 11 near County   Line Road.   According to police, 54-year-old Charles Campbell of Hughesville was driving north on Route 11 when he failed to notice stopped vehicles.  He slammed into the back of a car driven by 58-year-old Louis Usefof of Danville.  Usefof’s car then struck the rear of  56-year-old Barry Knarr.   Campbell was uninjured in the crash.  Usefof received moderate injuries and was transported to the hospital.  Knarr and his passenger, 55-year-old Diane Knarr, were also transported to the hospital for moderate injuries.   (Codi Jade)

Nearly $600-million for the CSVT

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SHAMOKIN DAM — It’s a promising step forward for the CSVT.  The Central Susquehanna Transportation Project may be built if Governor Tom Corbett’s transportation plan goes through as planned and sufficient funds are available.  Governor Corbett’s transportation secretary Barry Schoch announced today that nearly $600 million dollars will be allocated to the CSVT. If the plan goes through, there is $558 million from the administration for the CSVT, if the funds are available. The funding will be part of Corbett’s nearly $2-billion transportation plan which is up for consideration in Harrisburg. While estimates for construction are much higher, this partial funding is a major breakthrough for the highway and bridge.   Schoch was joined by…

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK

Today on WKOK WKOK’s On The Mark 8:30 to 10am: Open phones with Dr. Stephen Stamos, retired, emeritus professor of International Relations, Bucknell University. We’ll discuss the global economy, the impact of climate change and North Korea. Dan Patrick 10am: NCAA Final Four analysis, Rutgers coach scandal. Michael Smerconish noon: Michael revises his Final Four bracket. Reviewing April Fools jokes. WKOK’s Steve Jones Show 3 to 5pm: Chris ‘Wheels’ Wheeler, color commentator Philadelphia Phillies. Kevin shreds his bracket. The best of the best, and Wheels! On WKOK.

Traffic slow in Northumberland

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  NORTHUMBERLAND — Traffic was backed up for miles in and out of Northumberland Tuesday afternoon. We received several reports of slow going traffic in all directions due to utility and tree work in the borough. The work has resumes Wednesday. Delays are expected once again when the workers return. Please use caution in that area. You may want to consider an alternate route. (Codi Jade)  

Route 522 bridgework begins today

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  SELINSGROVE — Preparation for the Route 522 green bridge project was underway, a day before construction was set to begin today (Wednesday), the steel bridge over Penns Creek will be getting a facelift. PennDOT’s Rick Mason explained the process. He said, “They’ll be making structural steel repairs to the bridge and replacing the deck and sidewalk. Pedestrian traffic access will be maintained through the project.   The work will be done in half-width construction.” Mason said there will be some traffic delays throughout the construction process. “The contractor will implement the detour for northbound traffic only,” he said. “Southbound traffic will continue to use the bridge through the project.”   The prime contractor for…

Olympic gold medalist comes to Lewisburg

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LEWISBURG — Many inspired young girls anxiously stood in a long line to see their hero — a teenager not much taller than them.  Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas won the Olympic gold medal in the 2012 gymnastics competitions.  She came to Lewisburg Tuesday night to host a public question and answer session. Three young LARA gymnasts waited in a long line to see Douglas.  They said it was worth the wait in the cold.  “Yes!  We get to see Gabby Douglas and she won the gold for the Olympics,” they said. The girls had to skip their own gymnastics practice to come see the Olympian.  They said they hope to one day be just like “Gabby.”…