BREAKING: FBI releases images of 2 men at Boston Marathon

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BOSTON (AP) – The FBI has released photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings and is asking for the public’s help in identifying them.  FBI Agent Richard DesLauriers  says the photos came from surveillance cameras, photos and other evidence near the explosion sites.  DesLauriers says one the suspects is believed to have planted the devices near the finish line of the race. He says both suspects are considered armed and extremely dangerous.  The explosions Monday killed three people and injured more than 180.   The images were released hours after President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended an interfaith service at a Roman Catholic cathedral in Boston to remember the victims, including…

Bed racing for a good cause


BEAVER SPRINGS — “Hey, hey, we’re the Monkees, and people say we monkey around…” Do you remember the opening scene of The Monkees television show, where Davie Jones was racing around on a hospital bed?  Members of SnyderCounty sure do! As a way to honor Jones, a longtime resident of the county, there will be a bed race in Beaver Springs this June. Teams of five will raise money while simultaneously building a bed to race in the competition June 15 at Beaver Springs Drag way. The course, which consists of a 1/8th mile run, requires participants to navigate their bed and then navigate in a chore chase in which the bed must be remade….

Motorcycles smashed on Route 125

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PITMAN — Motorcycles were smashed, but not injuries were reported in a Northumberland County accident.  According to police, as two motorcyclists were pulled off the road to help a third cyclist that was in a minor accident a few minutes earlier, their Harley-Davidsons were smashed.   The incident happened yesterday around 6:45p.m. in Upper Mahanoy Township.  According to reports, 49-year-old Melody Shingara of Pitman was traveling south on Route 125 when she didn’t notice the parked motorcycles and slammed into them.   Police say one motorcycle was partially parked on the roadway, while the other was off the shoulder.  Shingara hit the rear of the motorcycle on the roadway, pushing it into the other.  No one…

Burglary in Northumberland County


MILTON — A Milesburg man is in NorthumberlandCounty jail for burglary.  According to Milton police, 21-year-old Joshua Snyder is accused of entering a home in WestChilliTownship around 5:00p.m. on Tuesday.   While inside, Snyder allegedly stole a Television.   He is in jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.  State police assisted Milton police in the investigation.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Video Here: Counselor and local running coach talk about Boston tragedy

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Watch Cheryl Stumpf’s full interview here:   SELINSGROVE – A Susquehanna University counselor says it is important to be mindful when talking with children about tragedies, such as the bombings at Monday’s Boston Marathon.  Cheryl Stumpf says it is not good to ignore the topic just because it may be uncomfortable to talk about.  “Allowing them to talk freely and asking them what they think about the situation is really important.” Stumpf is also the executive director of Girls on the Run Susquehanna Valley and talks about what happened in Boston from that perspective.   “I have been sending out information from Girls on the Run International.  There is a group, the SoleMates, who run to…

Meteorologist talks Global Warming


SUNBURY — While global warming is often times perceived as a growing threat, one weather expert says it may not be as prevalent as some say.  AccuWeather Meteorologist Joe Lundberg of State College said he likes to provide both sides of the argument, but personally, he thinks it is just a cycle.   “I believe that we are in another weather cycle.  There are certainly some things, like if you look back at the past 50 to 100 years; our climate has gotten somewhat warmer.  But if you look back over the past 15 year, that warming has seemed to stop quite a bit.  In fact, there is some indication that global temperatures may be…

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Man wanted for indecent exposure in Montour County

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DANVILLE – State police are searching for a man they say exposed himself to a 16-year-old on Wednesday. Troopers say the man was driving a silver cargo van when he passed by a residence on Stamm Road in Anthony Township several times.   He eventually stopped the vehicle and got out, wearing only a shirt, and exposed his genitals to a teen. Troopers describe him as being between 35 to 45-years-old, with short dark hair and about 5 feet 8 inches tall. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call state police. (Ali Stevens)   Follow

Shikellamy Superintendent talks about a new middle school


SUNBURY – Shikellamy School District Superintendent Patrick Kelley says he is “on board” with the idea of building a new middle school. Kelley was a guest on WKOK’s On The Mark program today (Thursday) and explained why he thinks a middle school is needed, instead of having those students at the high school.   Kelley said, “When you talk about the development of students in that middle level, there are some physiological and emotional things that need to be addressed with those students, and the best way to address that is to have them in a separate facility.   Kelley indicated that the popular proposal is building a new school at the C.W. Rice site….

Natural gas pipeline project put on hold

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The developers of a planned 120-mile natural gas pipeline that would travel through portions of area counties say the project is being suspended indefinitely.   The proposed Commonwealth Pipeline would carry natural gas from a deposit in the Marcellus Shale in Lycoming County. It would travel through Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Berks counties on its way to Chester County.   The groups behind the project have announced on their website that the project is being suspended. No reason is being given, but the group says it will provide updates at a later time.   Follow