FBI: Miss. man arrested, accused in ricin letters

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – The FBI has identified a Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters containing poisonous ricin as 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis.  FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Curtis was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his apartment in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line about 100 miles east of Memphis.  Authorities still waited for definitive tests on the letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.  An FBI intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press said those two letters were postmarked Memphis, Tenn.  

Structure fire in Selinsgrove

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SELINSGROVE — A structure fire is now under control in SnyderCounty.  According to SnyderCounty 9-11, the fire was reported just before 5:00p.m at a garage on Meadowbrook Drive in Selinsgrove.   Hummels Wharf Assistant fire chief Jeff Epley was the first to notice the flames as he was driving past.  He was able to alert responders fast and get the fire under control.  Due to a quick reaction, the fire was contained to the garage and did not spread to a large home.  Crews are still on the scene.  The garage has been detroyed, but the home only received minor smoke damage.  (Codi Jade)   Watch raw Video here

CSVT the topic at Legislative Breakfast

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LEWISBURG — The Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway Project will be the topic of Friday’s Legislative Breakfast.  The Central PA Chamber of Commerce has invited Secretary of Transportation Barry J. Schoch to discuss the CSVT.   The Legislative Breakfast will be held at the Country Cupboard in Lewisburg this Friday from 7:30a.m. to 9:00a.m.  State Senator John Gordner (R-27, Berwick), Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108, Sunbury), and Representative Kurt Masser (R-107, Elysburg) have all been invited to attend.  For more information on the event, log on to www.centralPAchamber.com.  (Codi Jade)  

Getting ready for boating season on Lake Augusta

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SUNBURY – Officials at the Shikellamy State Park Marina are getting ready for this year’s boating season on Lake Augusta, which is scheduled to begin on May 24th. Park staff intends to inspect the inflatable dam next week.   A slow inflation of the dam that forms Lake Augusta will get underway on April 29th and that takes about two weeks to complete. If all goes well, installation of the marina and launch docks will begin on May 13th and then the docks should be ready for the opening of Lake Augusta on May 24th. Boating season this year will continue through October 6th, when the docks will be removed and the dam will be…

Trucks targeted by state police

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HARRISBURG — Have you noticed more tractor-trailers pulled over along the roadways recently?  It was all part of a state police effort called OperationSeatbelt and Fatigue Enforcement (SAFE).   PA State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today that 106 trucks and 71 drivers were placed out of service across the state during the enforcement effort.   Noonan said, “Personnel focused their attention on seat belt use by truckers and an examination of commercial driver’s licenses, vehicle inspection reports, hours of service logs and other required documentation.”   Across the state, 703 traffic citations and 1,072 written warnings were issued. About 47 percent of the trucks inspected resulted in the discovery of at least one violation…

Marathon runner: Explosions will not keep runners from running

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FREEBURG — A Freeburg man finished his 27th consecutive Boston Marathon just minutes before the first explosion.  Mark Sullivan said what happened was scary, but those behind the bombings have done nothing to keep runners from running.   “This is all about moving forward,” Sullivan said.  “There is no way they are going to stop the runners from going to these races.  They haven’t done anything to dampen the spirit of the runners as far as future races go.  If anything, they’ve charged these runners.  They’ve given them a reason to want to go back.”   Sullivan explained that runners were not rerouted as some reports had mentioned.  “There were a few thousand marathoners who did not…

SU students held candlelight vigil

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  SELINSGROVE — Last night about 150 students at SusquehannaUniversity honored victims of the Boston Marathon explosions.  Two student groups held a candlelight vigil, the SU Republicans and the SU College Democrats teamed up to hold the vigil starting at 9:00p.m.  The students met in front of Garrett Sports Complex and then took a lap around Smith Lawn.  (Codi Jade)  

Suspicious letter for Obama

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Michigan Sen. Carl Levin says his Saginaw regional office received suspicious letter. WASHINGTON (AP) – FBI says preliminary test indicates poisonous ricin in letter sent to Obama. (AP) (CBS) – According to law enforcement and White House sources, three letters, two sent to the US Senate and one addressed to the President have been intercepted and are being tested for the poisonous ricin. All three letters came from the Memphis area. All letters were sent the same day, April 8. One to President Obama, and two to Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker. Law enforcement is still waiting for tests to come back. There is no return address on the envelope. There is no…

Celebrating reading through PA One Book

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SELINSGROVE – Volunteers across the region are busy reading to area day cares and schools as part of the Guest Reader Program this week. The Early Care and Education Coalition of Northumberland, Union and Snyder Counties organizes guest readers for many area youngsters. They will be promoting Pennsylvania’s One Book selection this year, entitled “The Bus for Us”, by Suzanne Bloom.   The program is part of the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s “ Week of the Young Child.” Each child will take home a copy of “The Bus for Us” so children across the valley can receive a new book of their own. (Ali Stevens)  

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK and WKOK.com

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Today on WKOK: WKOK’s On The Mark 8:30am: Michelle Sanders, chair of the regional Homeland Security Task Force. Then 9am: Mark Sullivan of Freeburg, has completed 27 Boston Marathons. Open phones. Dan Patrick Show 10am to noon: More words about the Boston bombings. Geraldo Rivera noon to 3pm: Aaron Katerksy, Richard LeBaron, Raymond Flynn, Neil Gottlieb, Scott Brown, Donald Trump, Cenk Uygur, Michael Steel, James Loy, Bo Dietl, and Elaine Heffner. WKOK’s Steve Jones Show 3pm to 5pm: Penn State gearing up for the Blue White Game, guest Mark Wogenrich, Penn State reporter for the Allentown Morning Call. Mark is a Penn State alum and has been covering Nittany Lions football since 1998. The best…