One injured in Coal Township accident


COAL TOWNSHIP — Crews are responding to a motor vehicle accident in Northumberland County.  According to emergency services, the accident is on Main Street in Coal Township.     Two vehicles were involved and one injury is reported.  The person is allegedly being transported to a hospital for unknown injuries.  The accident was reported around 4:30p.m.  We will update you with more details as they become available.  (Codi Jade)  Follow

Children’s Miracle Network celebration this weekend


DANVILLE-  Geisinger Medical Center will be celebrating their 29th anniversary for Children’s Miracle Network this weekend. The celebration will begin Saturday at noon at the Knapper Clinic parking lot with events for everyone says Bonnie Tharp. “We start Saturday June  with Touch-A-Truck. We bring in all sorts of vehicles for the kids. They can climb on them, touch them. We have emergency vehicles, farm vehicles, construction vehicles. Food and refreshments are there for purchase also. Sunday is the big day of events. Ranging from an all you can eat buffet, the 28th Anniversary Motorcycle tour, celebration auction, basket raffle and the famous Miraclefest for the kids. “That’s free for the kids and that runs from 10…

Rape and attempted murder suspect in court


FREEBURG – A Freeburg man charged with rape and attempted homicide in Snyder County will go to court on all charges against him. Gregory Allen Keister appeared before District Judge Lori Hackenberg in Middleburg Friday and waived his right to a preliminary hearing, sending his case to Snyder County Court. Keister is accused of breaking into a woman’s home in April and using an aluminum baseball bat to beat a man inside the home. He later returned and allegedly raped the woman. The male victim from Sunbury was treated for head wounds at a local hospital. Keister remains behind bars on $100,000 bail. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Puppies thrown off a bridge doing well

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LEWISTOWN – A local animal rescue shelter says the puppies that were repeatedly thrown off a bridge near Lewistown this week are doing well and will soon be up for adoption. Four people from Lewistown and Burnham were arrested after neighbors caught them throwing the puppies off a 25 foot bridge into a creek below.   The two pups, named Cagney and Lacey are 12 weeks old and are a mix of German Shepard, Rottweiler and Beagle. They have no injuries from falling from the bridge. To find out more about the puppies, you can visit the Rescue Our Furry Friends website at or you can contact Cindy McClellan at 1-877=933-7633. (Ali Stevens)  …

Celebrate National Trail Day in Union County


LEWISBURG — Need a reason to get outdoors this weekend?  UnionCounty has three reasons.  The Union County Trifecta celebration kicks off Saturday.    Union County Commissioner John Showers says, “We’re going to be celebrating three things at the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail.  We are going to be celebrating National Trail Day.  Then we are also celebrating the Bicentennial, and the fact that we are going to be walking through the great Buffalo Valley where Union County got it’s start… and there is going to be historical interpretations along the way…  Third of all, we are just celebrating the trail.  The fact that we have this great resource in our county.”   Showers says everyone is…

Liverpool man hurt in a crash on Route 11


SHAMOKIN DAM — A Liverpool man was hurt in a crash early this morning on Route 11 in Shamokin Dam. State police say 22-year-old Brian Hockenbroch was traveling south on Route 11 near the intersection of the Routes 11 and 15, when he fell asleep at the wheel and drove off the road. His car struck the rock wall and his vehicle rolled onto its roof. He was transported to Evangelical Community Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. (Ali Stevens)     Follow

Club in Lewisburg is burglarized


LEWISBURG — State police are investigating a burglary at the Union Beagle Club near Lewisburg on Thursday afternoon. Troopers say someone entered three buildings on the property and stole two chainsaws and a camouflaged semi-automatic 12-guage shotgun in a black plastic case. The burglary took place sometime between 2:20 and 3:20 p.m. on Thursday. Anyone with information is asked to call state police. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Route 235 reopens following a fire

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UPDATE: Route 235 has reopened to all traffic.  It reopened just before 11 a.m.   BEAVER SPRINGS — Motorists in Snyder County are advised that Route 235 in Spring and West Beaver townships is currently closed between Route 522 in Snyder County and Mountain Road in Juniata County.The closure is related to a major sawmill fire in Juniata County at L & R Lumber near McAlisterville. Fire crews are drawing water from along Route 235, which has prompted that closure. Emergency responders anticipate having Route 235 reopened by early afternoon. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Lewisburg OK’s draft budget: 3.7% tax increase

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LEWISBURG– Taxes could be going up in the Lewisburg Area School District again… The board Thursday night agreed to a draft 2013-2014 budget that raises taxes 3.7%. The vote was 5 to 2 and they turned down a 4.4% increase. The budget now goes on display and will receive final approval later. Board member Mark Hendrickson voted ‘no,’ and said he would have favored the higher increase so the district could recover from the austerity budgets of recent years. He said, “We need to prepare for several more years of bad budgets…I do understand their our people on fixed incomes and I appreciate that.” Board member Mary Howe said she voted ‘no’ because the budget…

MVA with fluids down in Dalmatia


DALMATIA — Crews are responding to a motor vehicle accident in Dalmatia.  According to Northumberland County 9-1-1, the accident is at Route 225 and Flying Eagle Road in LowerMahanoyTownship.    No injuries have been reported, but fluids are said to be down.  Emergency services were called around 5:15p.m.  We will update you with more details as they become available.  (Codi Jade) Follow