New dog park brings together Lewisburg community

Lewisburg Dog Park

LEWISBURG— The grand opening of Lewisburg’s new dog park on Sunday brought together more people and pups than expected, said Bucknell student Taylor Cotter. Cotter said that this year’s Management 101 service project is a valuable asset to the Lewisburg community. “We thought it would be an awesome idea; a great way to get the community tied together and a very feasible idea. We knew that we were going to have people here, but we had no idea how many people were going to be here and looking outside, it’s unbelievable. There’s no better way to have the community connected than to build a dog park.” The Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority in charge of the…

Penny burglar gets away with $300

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SELINSGROVE — Police are investigating a burglary in SnyderCounty.  According to State Police in Selinsgrove, someone entered a home on Water Company Road in Adams Township and stole hundreds of dollars worth of pennies. The theft occured sometime between noon Tuesday and 10:00a.m. Friday.  According to reports, the thief removed approximately $300 worth of pennies from the home.  Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact State Police in Selinsgrove.

Sunbury woman critical after Friday crash

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SUNBURY — A Sunbury woman is in critical condition after a NorthumberlandCounty crash Friday.  According to police, the crash occured around noon when 84-year-old Darlis Garmin was attempting to make a left turn onto Route 890 from Kehres   Road.   According to reports, Garmin failed to yield 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.   Garmin was transported to Geisinger Medical Center.  She was listed in serious condition, but her condition was updated to critical this morning.  Malick suffered minor injuries but was not treated.  Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. …

Video here: Fiasco leaves the stage

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LEWISBURG — There’s something in a name — and his name is Fiasco. Lupe Fiasco was scheduled to perform at Bucknell University Friday night, and he did, for a few minutes. According to those in attendance, Fiasco performed 3 songs before walking off the stage. He complained that the sound and lighting was not up to his standards and refused to finish his set. In the middle of a song, he said, “One thing that I’ve never done in my whole career, which I might have to do tonight, is I can’t continue this show.” Kingsfoil and Third Eye Blind fulfilled their timeslots without complaint. You can see the incident for yourself in this video,…

ATV rider hospitalized after chase

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DANVILLE — An ATV rider from McClure landed in the hospital after a police chase Friday night.  According to Geisinger Health Center, 42-year-old Rex Reed is currently in fair condition, after a police chase gone-wrong.   Reed was riding illegally on Shindle   Road in DecaturTownship, MifflinCounty around 8:00p.m., when police attempted to pull him over.  Reed refused to stop, so police chased him.  While trying to flee, Reed lost control of his ATV and hit a utility pole.   Reed was not wearing a helmet.  He was flown to GeisingerMedicalCenter for injuries.  Police say alcohol was a factor in the crash.  (Codi Jade)  

Selinsgrove Speedway welcomes a celebrity

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SELINSGROVE — There was a new racer on the lineup Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.  Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart surprised fans — and racers– by joining in on the dirt track.   According to the Selinsgrove Speedway website, Stewart raced the Empire Super Sprint (ESS) Mach 1 Chassis 358-360 sprint car challenge, and broke the speedway’s one-lap track record.  Not only was there a buzz at the track, but many in attendance were sharing the surprise with friends on facebook.   This was not Stewart’s first trip to Selinsgrove, he came to a race last year as well, but after a few practice laps the race was canceled due to weather.   This time, Stewart…