Sports broadcaster has died

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Broadcasting legend Pat Summerall has died at the age of 82.  He is known for calling a total of 16 Super Bowls — more than any other broadcaster.   He began working for CBS in 1961 and stayed there for 31 years before moving to Fox for the final eight years of his career.   Summerall played 10 NFL seasons with the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants.  (CBS)

Motion against the city of Sunbury

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Sunbury- Kymberly Best filed an injunction this afternoon on behalf of Joe Bartello, challenging the city’s  rights to demand Bartello’s computer be handed over. The injunctions that were filed took issue with the city and Mayor’s breach of the right to know act. A meeting that had been scheduled for April 17th was canceled in light of the hearing. The hearing was concluded today in light of the cancelations, but this is not the end of the legal suit.   According to Bartello and his lawyers, a later civil suit will address what they call the mayor’s abuse of his rights. Bartello seeks to protect files on the computer that could compromise citizen’s information.  …

Pastor talks running and tragedy

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Sunbury- In light of the tragedies that occurred at the Boston Marathon’s finish line On The Mark’s host Mark Lawrence asked listners to call in with their experiences. Pastor Andrew Weaver of St. John’s in Richfield called to discuss the spiritual aspects of running. Pastor Weaver noted that running becomes a community and in the wake of tragedies like the bombing at the Boston marathon, there are a series of steps people take, recounting that after hearing about the bombings he tracked down friends he had in Boston to make sure they were safe.   Pastor Weaver discussed the great irony in that running for many is an activity that allows people to think and…

Afternoon Update

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Millersburg man found guilty, Warrior Run School Board approved state-appointed fact finder, Robbery shook Selinsgrove all on the Afternoon Update.

Victory for Mike McQueary and his lawsuit

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  BELLEFONTE — Former assistant football coach Mike McQueary had a small victory in Centre County Court today. The Patriot News reports a judge ruled today to reject Penn State’s preliminary objections that McQueary did not present a legitimate case in his efforts to win damages from Penn State University.   McQueary sued the university after his suspension and termination following the arrest of Jerry Sandusky. He alleges his coaching career was ruined and he was ostracized from the university in their efforts to rally around two top administrators charged with lying during the investigation. He is seeking damages for defamation. The ruling will allow McQueary’s case to proceed.  

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Latest news on the Boston Marathon bombings

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says there is no evidence that the bombings at the Boston Marathon are part of a wider plot. Still, Napolitano says DHS will maintain what she called “enhanced security measures at transportation hubs” as a precaution. Two people briefed on the investigation tell The Associated Press that a pair of bombs packed into pressure cookers and concealed in duffel bags blew up within seconds of each other. Three people were killed and more than 170 people were wounded in the blasts yesterday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.   BOSTON (AP) – A law enforcement official says it’s possible that a man who was stopped…

Shamokin Dam police alert residents to a scam

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SHAMOKIN DAM – The Shamokin Dam Police Department is warning residents of a possible door-to-door sales scam in the borough. Police Chief Tim Bremigen says they are investigating reports of a black man and white woman that are claiming to represent a window replacement company. They were seen around 9 last night trying to schedule appointments and conduct price quotes. Bremigen says currently, no businesses or people are registered with the police department to conduct any form of solicitation and all door-to-door sales must obtain a permit from the borough. Anyone being approached by these individuals is asked to contact Shamokin Dam Police. (Ali Stevens)

Man who made threats denied bail

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SUNBURY – The Selinsgrove man who made threats toward Priestley Elementary School in Northumberland, less than a week after the Newtown Connecticut shootings, will remain behind bars after being denied a reduced bail amount. 37-year-old Jeremy Church was in court yesterday before Judge Charles Saylor and requested he be released from prison, but was denied and remains locked up on $125,000.   Church is accused of threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend on December 20th. Police say Church also made threats, referencing the Newtown incident, when referring to getting his daughter from Priestley Elementary. (Ali Stevens)  

Millersburg man guilty in woman’s death

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SUNBURY – A Millersburg man has been found guilty in the death of a 19-year-old Dalmatia woman in April of 2010. The Patriot News reports Judge Charles Saylor issued his verdict Monday following a non-jury trial and revoked the bail of 32-year-old Thomas Schorr, pending sentencing later this month.   Schorr was found guilty of causing the death of Bethany Harris, who jumped from his vehicle and hit her head after pleading with Schorr to slow down or stop driving. Schorr was charged with reckless endangerment, an accident involving death and other counts.   Harris’ boyfriend, Joel Nies of Northumberland, who was in the back seat of the vehicle with Harris, testified that Harris pleaded…