Selinsgrove armed robbery stuns small town

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SELINSGROVE– An armed robbery shook up the quiet town of Selinsgrove early Saturday morning. Two gunmen entered a home on South Market Street around midnight and demanded the wallets and cell phones of 12 Susquehanna University students. Selinsgrove resident Karissa Masters reacted to the robbery. “It’s scary, it really is. You live in a small town, you think you’re safe, and then you hear about stuff like that and its right down the street. It’s not across the river; it’s not 3 miles away; it’s down the block.” Alarmed citizens said that people these days should use caution on the streets of Selinsgrove. Masters said that people should travel in numbers, exercise their second amendment…

President Speaks About Boston Marathon Bombings

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama, responding to the explosions at the Boston Marathon, says the United States does not know “who did this or why” but vowed that whoever is responsible “will feel the full weight of justice.” He said: “We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable.” Obama made his remarks Monday evening from the White House about three hours after two explosions detonated near the marathon’s finish line. At least two people were killed and 50 injured in the blasts. Obama has been in touch with federal law enforcement and Massachusetts officials in the aftermath of the explosions. The Secret Service reacted cautiously to the blasts, expanding the…

Selinsgrove Man Stood Between Boston Marathon Explosions

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(Boston) – Tom Rynearson of Selinsgrove was in Boston with this family watching his father Bryan cross the finish line Monday afternoon at the Boston Marathon. Just a few minutes after Bryan Rynearson’s 04:06:43 finish, two explosions ripped through the area. Tom Rynearson and his family were located between both blasts. WKOK.com talked with Tom in Boston. Click here to listen to his comments. Follow

Camp Energy teaches overweight teens healthy living

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MILLVILLE—A camp for overweight teens could help fight obesity. Camp Energy helps teens lose weight by teaching realistic lifestyle changes like healthy eating habits, setting goals, and having fun with exercise. Camp Director Jerry Foley said that their campers have learned to find a physical activity that works for them. “They learn to enjoy exercise. We teach them a variety of exercises and what we try to tell them is to find something that they like and stay with that. So they’ve all found an exercise that they like to do.” Since 2008, Camp Energy has helped campers lose an average of 8 pounds while learning livelong healthy habits in a nurturing environment. The non-profit…

Danville couple injured in motorcycle crash

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MILTON — A Danville couple were injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday.  According to state police in Milton, 57-year-old Jeffrey Bardell was driving his motorcycle west on Route 642 with 55-year-old Ellen Repp on the back.   Bardell reached a passing zone in LibertyTownship, MontourCounty around 2:30p.m.  He attempted to pass a truck, driven by 34-year-old Daniel Bodle of JerseyShore.  Bodle did  not notice the motorcycle beside him, and attempted to make a left turn onto Center Road. A collision occured.   Bardell and Repp received minor injuries and were transported to GeisingerMedicalCenter.   Bodle was not injured, and was cited for not using a turn signal.  Motorists are advised that warmer temperatures will mean more…

Armed robbery in Selinsgrove puts residents on edge

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SELINSGROVE – Following the armed robbery at a home in Selinsgrove early Saturday morning, many Selinsgrove residents expressed their anxiety about the incident. Posts on WKOK and 94KX Facebook pages expressed concern over safety in a rural community like Selinsgrove. Tom Rambo is director of public safety at Susquehanna University and said often times, an incident like this can act as a wake-up call to residents.   Rambo said, “I do think that there is no community that is immune from these types of incidents occurring. We just ask people to not let their guard down in general. They should be aware of their surroundings and anything that they see out of the ordinary, they…

Thief takes pipe and furnace

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PENNS CREEK — Police are investigating a theft in Union County.  According to reports, someone entered a private residence in Buffalo Township between March 1 and April 14.  Once inside, the thief removed copper pipe, a hot water tank and an oil/hot water furnace.   Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact state police in Milton at 524-2662.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Work to begin on Route 405 bridges

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MONTANDON — Construction is set to begin this week on Route 405 in NorthumberlandCounty.  According to PennDOT spokesman Rick Mason, the $3.6-million project is scheduled to start today in WestChillisquaqueTownship.   Crews will be working on two bridges at the same time.  The bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks, west of Housels   Run Road, will get a full replacement.  Meanwhile, the superstructure on the two-span bridge over Chillisquaque Creek will be rehabilitated.   Mason said traffic will be affected.  “A detour will be in place.  Motorists wishing to travel south of Montandon on Route 405 will be rerouted east onto Route 45 and then south onto Route 147.  There will be a separate…

Lewisburg success in the Stock Market Game

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LEWISBURG – Lewisburg High School is known for their success over the years in Economic’s Pennsylvania’s Stock Market Game and this year is no different. Lewisburg High School is competing in a national Stock Market Game challenge, where they are paired up with Congressman Tom Marino (R-10th, Cogan Station). They are currently in 1st place overall, according to Fritz Heinemann, president and CEO of Economics PA.   Heinemann said, “They are involved with a $100,000 virtual portfolio. The objective is to grow that as much as they possibly can. The figures I saw over the weekend, Lewisburg’s growth so far is way over $200,000.”   Heinemann recognized Mifflinburg Bank and Trust for their sponsorship of…

WKOK.com Afternoon Update

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