Police: Boston bombing suspect apprehended, alive

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***8:50pm*** WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) – Boston Police say a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead. Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in custody. His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed Friday in a furious attempt to escape police. The brothers are suspects in Monday’s marathon bombings, which killed three people and wounded more than 180 others. The men are also suspected of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in his vehicle late Thursday. Authorities in Boston had suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the…

Storms knock down several trees

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SUNBURY —  Severe storms have proved to be a traffic hazard in The Valley.  According to NorthumberlandCounty9-1-1, trees are down on several roads across the county.  Those areas include Penns   Road and Mile Post Road in UpperAugustaTownship, Monastery Road in Ralpho Township, South Front Street in Sunbury, and Steileys Campground in Lower Augusta Township.   NorthumberlandCounty is not the only area effected by downed trees.  Please use extra caution and beware of falling trees.  (Codi Jade)     Follow

Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Tornado Watch

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning on top of the Tornado Watch for counties across The Valley.  The Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until around 8:00p.m. tonight.  The Tornado Watch is in effect until 11:00p.m. Use caution.   Follow

Hit and Run near Lewisburg


LEWISBURG — Police are investigating a hit and run incident near Lewisburg around 12:30p.m. today (Friday).  According to reports, 18-year-old Jacob Tanner was stopped on Route 45 facing east at the intersection with Beaver Run Road, when another vehicle hit his rear bumper.   The operator of the second vehicle then allegedly got out of his car, walked around to the passenger side of Tanner’s vehicle, and struck the front of the car.  The person then fled north on Beaver   Run Road.  The vehicle was seen stopped at the intersection with Route 192 as the suspect changed a tire.   The suspect was said to be driving a black Ford Taurus with a cracked…

New engine for DH&L


SELINSGROVE –The Dauntless Hook & Ladder Fire Company is getting a new engine as part of a consolidation process.  President of the company Don Weirick says the more than $662,000 engine will need less maintenance and upkeep.  In addition Weirick says it will help with staffing issues. “Manpower is becoming less and less in the volunteer service so by consolidating what we have and getting a new engine that does more, we can staff this one piece better than we can staff two.” The company has two engines with different capabilities, so they are getting one that has all of the capabilities.  Weirick says the new engine holds 750 gallons of water and can help…

Hospital lockdown following threats


SHAMOKIN — A man has been released from custody following what police say was a threat at the Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.  Coal Township Police say the emergency room was placed on lock down around 1:15p.m. Friday when a man threatened to bring his gun to the hospital.  Police say the man’s wife was being treated at the hospital.  She said her husband became angry when her friends came to see her.  He left the hospital, then called to threaten that he would return with a gun. The lock down was lifted by 2:15p.m. when the man was located in Mount Carmel.  He was interviewed and released. No weapons were found.  Police from Coal Township,…

Expect delays on Route 61 Monday

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SHAMOKIN — Motorists in NorthumberlandCounty can expect some delays on Monday.  According to PennDOT, Route 61 in ShamokinTownship will be down to one lane for several hours for Haz Mat cleanup.   The work will be between Route 487 and Stonington.  Crews will begin working at 8:00a.m. to clean up fuel spills on both sides of the road at the scene of a vehicle crash.  The work should be completed by 5:00p.m.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Harvard dad talks about Boston lockdown


SELINSGROVE — As the entire Boston area is being asked to stay inside, Harvard University is no exception.  Steven Briggs, Susquehanna University football coach, said the situation hit home when his wife got a text message from their son.   “I looked at her, and her face was white,” he said.  “We had no idea.  He just said that it’s crazy.. they got a text that said practice is canceled, don’t leave your dorm room.. more information to follow, that sort of thing.”   Their son, Cory, is a football player at Harvard.  Briggs said, “It hits home when your kid is involved. I’m sure he is safe and I’m sure everyone is safe now…

Toomey reacts after his gun bill fails


WASHINGTON — What is next for Pat Toomey (R-PA), after the U.S. Senate rejected his bill, co- authored by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), that would have expanded background checks on gun buyers to include sales made at gun shows and online? Toomey spoke with us about the next step for him on WKOK’s Friday On The Mark program.   Toomey said, “My focus is going to go back to what my focus has been. I support the legislation that I helped write with Joe Manchin. If it has another chance at some point, I will support it then as well. But, you know, I think frankly that looks unlikely. There was a vote in the…

WKOK.com Afternoon Update 4/22