Penn State’s Curley and Schultz appeal rejected

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s highest court is turning down a pair of appeals by two of the three former Penn State administrators facing criminal charges for an alleged cover-up of child abuse complaints against Jerry Sandusky.   The state Supreme Court late Friday issued a pair of unsigned orders that denied petitions for review filed by the school’s former vice president, Gary Schultz, and former athletic director, Tim Curley. The court orders say the justices aren’t preventing the two men from raising the same issue during their criminal prosecution.   The two men appealed after the grand jury supervisory judge two months ago ruled he didn’t have jurisdiction to consider their request to have…

Selinsgrove to host free educational discussions

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SELINSGROVE — Looking to stay educated and informed throughout the summer?  Susquehanna University faculty are partnering with downtown Selinsgrove businesses for free summer discussions called “early-bird specials.” The discussions will begin at 4:00p.m. each Saturday at various Selinsgrove locations.  The first discussion will be June 15 at Isabella’s Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge.  Leann Mischel, Associate Professor of Management, will be speaking about entrepreneurship. Upcoming discussions will include topics such as climate change, the geology throughout the region, personal memoir writing, and the health of local waterways and aquatic life. Each session is free and open to the public.  If you are interested in the “early-bird special” discussions, you can email mainstreetmanager@susqu.edu for more information.  (Codi Jade)

Operator to be charged in building collapse

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A top Philadelphia official says the man who was allegedly high while operating demolition equipment when a downtown building collapsed will be charged in the deaths of the six people killed in the rubble.   Sean Benschop, who’s also known as Kary Roberts, faces six counts of involuntary manslaughter, six counts of risking catastrophe and other charges.   Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison says police have raided Benschop’s home but have not found him.   Authorities say the 42-year-old was using an excavator Wednesday when what was left of the four-story building gave way and fell on top of a neighboring Salvation Army store. Gillison says a toxicology report shows Benschop was high…

Accident with injuries in Mount Carmel

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MOUNT CARMEL — Crews are responding to a motor vehicle accident in Mount Carmel.  According to Northumberland County 9-1-1, the crash is on North Chestnut Street in Mount Carmel Township.   There is a report of injuries in that accident, but no word on the severity.  No traffic delays are involved with the crash.  Police continue to investigate.  (Codi Jade)

An outbreak of thefts in Selinsgrove

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SELINSGROVE — Selinsgrove police are warning residents of an outbreak of thefts from vehicles in the past week. Items stolen from vehicles include purses, wallets and electronic items. Residents are reminded to remove all valuables from their vehicles and to keep their vehicles locked at all times. (Ali Stevens)

Fallout continues after Sunbury shooting

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SUNBURY — Following the shooting of a Sunbury teen, the Sunbury Police Department has placed the involved officers on administrative leave. Chief Mazzeo said doing so is standard police practice.  He said there are a multitude of reasons they force officers to take some time off after an event like this.  The first one, he said, is due to the traumatic nature of the incident.  Another reason is to take the officers out of duty during the investigation to preclude any remarks from the public.  The officers will remain on administrative leave until the state police finish their investigation. Mazzeo also says a family member of 17-year-old Naheem Reams, who was shot by a Sunbury…

Tree house denied in Selinsgrove

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SELINSGROVE– The Selinsgrove zoning board held a hearing Thurday night regarding a tree house on his property. John Carlson went in front of the board, represented by attorney Joel Weist, and asked to be granted variance for a tree house he is building for his daughter, even though the tree house does not meet the standards set by the Selinsgrove Borough Ordinance. Carlson lives at 706 West Spruce street, in a corner lot, which has two front yards. The ordinance in the Borough is that the setback for a front yard in the R1 zoned area is 35 ft.   The Council voted unanimously against the variance. Robert Slivinski commented on the boards decision saying,…