Burglar attempts to steal internet access

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WINFIELD — A Winfield man is accused of burglarizing a home to steal an internet connection.  According to State Police in Selinsgrove, 46-year-old Eric Jones of Winfield forced his way into his neighbor’s home around 2:30p.m. on May 1, while the woman was away.  Jones then tampered with the woman’s computer in an attempt to gain internet access at his residence using the woman’s account.   Jones was taken into custody and arraigned on charges of burglary, theft of services, and criminal trespass.  He was unable to post bail and is now in SnyderCountyPrison.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Mason: Budget approval is key to CSVT

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SUNBURY — A PennDOT spokesman says proper funding can make the CSVT project a reality.   Rick Mason believes the passage of Governor Corbett’s transportation budget is key in moving forward.   “I think the governor understands very clearly that there is a need to increase the funding for transportation in Pennsylvania,” Mason said.  “He is moving forward with that.  One of the benefits, if the governor’s minimum level of additional increase in funding is approved by the legislature, will be a commitment to the CSVT — the CentralSusquehannaValley Thruway.”   Mason said he has no doubt the CSVT will have a positive impact for people across The Valley.  “An historic example is when Route 15 was…

Girls on the Run spring race is Saturday

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BEAVER SPRINGS – The spring session of the Girls on the Run program will wrap up on Saturday with their 5K race at the Middlecreek Area Community Center in Beaver Springs. The 5K race is the big finale for girls participating in Girls on the Run this season. Cheryl Stumpf is executive director of Girls on the Run Susquehanna Valley and explains what the program is all about.   Stumpf said, “Girls on the Run is not a running program. We are a program designed to empower and inspire girls to realize their greatest potential. Through the power of running, we talk about different issues that the girls start addressing in 3rd grade and we…

Snyder County murder trial defense

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MIDDLEBURG – It’s time for the defense to call witnesses in the trial of three men accused of killing a New Berlin man in July of 1997. The defense started putting witnesses on the stand yesterday and will continue presenting their case today. 37-year-old Robert Reich of Beavertown, 39-year-old Christopher Aucker of Beavertown and 37-year-old Ryan Sprenkle of Middleburg are accused of beating to death Donald Seebold III. Trial began last Monday and is expected to continue through Friday. Follow

VIDEO HERE: Susquehanna River Cleanup

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SUNBURY—Locals are taking steps to clean up the Susquehanna River. Saturday’s 2nd annual Susquehanna River Cleanup Project brought in almost 100 participants and several local businesses concerned for the integrity of the river. Talia Zangari of These Guys’ Kayaks said her company was eager to donate boats and manpower to help restore the historic waterway. “I feel like the river has this terrible reputation around here and I’ve spent my whole life growing up near the river, but to be able to have a hand in helping it—I think if more people could see that they could do that then less people would talk about how terrible the river is.” Founder Zach Stotter expressed plans to…

Pa. House passes proposal to lower business taxes

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania House is giving its approval to a bill that would eventually cut business taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars a year while increasing revenues by cracking down on the so-called Delaware loophole. The bill passed on Monday by a vote of 129 to 65 and was sent to the state Senate for its consideration. A similar measure passed the House a year ago but died when the session ended in November. The Republican-sponsored proposal would cut the corporate net income tax rate from 10 percent to 7 percent over 10 years beginning in 2015. Supporters say it would make the state more competitive and produce more jobs. Opponents…

Theft at Milton business

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MILTON — Eight steel wheels were stolen from a Milton business.  State Police are investigating the theft, which occurred around 8:00p.m. Saturday.  Police say two males came to the tire business along Route 405 and loaded eight steel wheels, designed to fit a dump truck, into the backseat of their vehicle and drove away.  The men were driving a maroon four-door sedan. One male is described as white, between 26-35-years old wearing a purple or blue baseball cap, black shirt, tan pants and boots.  The other male is described as 57-65-years-old with a white beard wearing a black baseball cap, tan shirt, dark pants and sneakers.  The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked…

Three injuries after Route 61 crash

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PAXINOS — Three injuries were reported after a crash in Paxinos Monday afternoon.  The crash happened around 4:30p.m. along Route 61 when Charles Klemanski Jr. of Elysburg collided with a vehicle driven by April Slavinsky of Shamokin.  Both vehicles then hit a vehicle driven by Dan Shingara of IrishValley. Klemanski and his wife Evelyn Klemanski were taken to Geisinger Medical Center, where he is in fair condition and she is in serious condition.  Slavinsky was taken to Geisinger-Shamokin Community Hospital with injuries.  She was treated and released.  Shingara was not injured.  Police from Ralpho Township, Shamokin, Coal Township, along with fire crews from Shamokin, Ralpho Township and Elysburg responded to the scene. (Sara Bartlett)  …