Traffic slow in Snyder County

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SELINSGROVE — Traffic is snagged in several parts of Snyder County.  According to witnesses, a tractor-trailer is currently broke down on Park Road in Winfield.  According to reports, the truck is blocking both lanes.   A crash has also been reported at 3:30p.m. on Route 522 in Selinsgrove.  According to Snyder County 9-1-1, the crash is minor, but traffic may be affected.   Also in that area, construction continues on the Route 522 green bridge.  A detour is in effect for northbound traffic going from Shamokin Dam into Selinsgrove.  Residents complained yesterday that they waited for over 15 minutes to be let through during the 5:00p.m. hour.  Please use caution. (Codi Jade) Follow

Noon crash injures two in Sunbury

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SUNBURY — A Sunbury woman was injured in a NorthumberlandCounty crash today.  According to police, the crash occured around noon when 84-year-old Darlis Garmin of Sunbury was attempting to make a left turn onto Route 890 from Kehres Road.   According to reports, Garmin failed to yeild to oncoming traffic after stopping at a stop sign.  She pulled into the path of 39-year-old Jonathan Malick of Sunbury, as he was traveling down Route 890.  Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.  Garmin was transported to GeisingerMedicalCenter for injuries.  Her condition is currently unknown.  Malick suffered minor injuries but was not treated.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Serious injury in Snyder County crash

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SELINSGROVE — Two people were injured in a Snyder County crash last night.  According to State Police in Selinsgrove, 32-year-old Andrew Wilson of Mount Pleasant Mills was driving southbound on Route 104 in Washington Township 4:40p.m.  For unknown reasons, Wilson swerved into the northbound lane and struck the vehicle of 43-year-old Lyle Krick of Middleburg.   Wilson was transported to Geisinger Medical Center and is listed in serious condition.  Krick received a minor injury, but was not taken to a hospital.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Student facing charges for sorority house break-ins

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  SELINSGROVE – A Susquehanna University student is facing multiple charges for break-ins at sorority houses near the campus during the month of March. The Daily Item reports 19-year-old Zachery Koslowski of Sinking Spring entered sorority houses on University Avenue early March 24th and opened the bedrooms of several women.   He left after being confronted and was later identified on Facebook. Koslowski was arraigned on charges of felony burglary, trespass, loitering, prowling and others. (Ali Stevens)   Follow

Keithans Gardens: A unique treasure

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SUNBURY — While many of us drive past it every day, not everyone takes the time to stop and smell the roses — or the number of exotic shrubs — planted within Keithans Gardens.   Beth Kremer, Sunbury elected treasurer, is coordinator for Keithans Gardens.  She said the garden is a unique Sunbury treasure.  “There’s all kinds of shrubs from all over the world, because Mr. Keithan wanted things there that were different.  We have things in KeithansGardens that they don’t even have in LongwoodGardens.  It may not be quite as big, but it’s certainly beautiful,” she said.   Part of the reason the garden stays beautiful year after year is because of its caretakers.  Husband…

Concern after morning-after pill is over-the-counter

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MIFFLINBURG – Some concerns are being raised after a federal judge ruled that the morning-after pill known as Plan B must be made available over the counter for women of all ages. The decision on the controversial subject follows lengthy legal battles over who should have access to the morning-after pill and at what age they should be allowed to get it. State Representative Fred Keller(R-85th, Kreamer) is pro-life and is concerned about this decision.   Keller said, “I think it’s the government overstepping its bounds on several issues. This to me looks like the judge circumvented the whole system of checks and balances and the legislative process. Looks to me like judicial activism, quite…

Cause can’t be determined for restaurant fire

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  MILLMONT – Following an investigation by a state police fire marshal, a cause could not be determined for a fire Wednesday night that destroyed the Barnyard Restaurant on Old Turnpike Road in Lewis Township, Union County. The cause of the fire has been ruled undetermined. Witnesses indicated that a fire began within a ceiling area near an exhaust fan in the kitchen. The fire then spread into the roof. Firefighters say they struggled to put out the fire because it was in between an old shingled roof and an outside metal roof, which they weren’t able to access. The exact cause of the fire was not found. Damages are estimated at $1-million. (Ali Stevens)…

2nd Annual Roger Snyder Memorial Race in Richfield

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RICHFIELD – The 2nd annual Roger Snyder Memorial Race is set for Saturday morning at Basom Park in Richfield. This year, there will be a 5K and a 10K race, a walk and a kids Fun Run. The race raises money to help parents of young children afford pre-school programs. Registration for the race will begin at 7 a.m. and races begin at 9 a.m. 94KX will be there tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. to kick off the race. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Employee to pay back $16,000 in stolen money from daycare

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DANVILLE — A Danville woman was sentenced to probation following a theft from the daycare where she worked. A judge ordered 55-year-old Karen Kruleski to serve 18 months probation and pay back nearly $16,000 to the Busy Little Beavers Daycare in Danville. Kruleski admitted to giving family members discounts at the daycare over a two-year period.  Charges were filed in February of last year and a judge sentenced her Thursday. (Sara Bartlett)   Follow

Jury selection to begin in 1997 murder case

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MIDDLEBURG — Jury selection will begin Monday for three men accused of killing a New Berlin man in July 1997. 38-year-old Christopher Aucker of Beavertown, 37-year-old Robert Reich of Beavertown and 36-year-old Ryan Sprenkel of Middleburg are charged in the beating death of 22-year-old Donald Seebold III.  Snyder County District Attorney Mike Piecuch says jury selection will begin Monday and trial is scheduled to begin April 29. (Sara Bartlett) Follow