4-wheelers go ‘off road’ in Dornsife

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DORNSIFE – “It’s rougher than it used to be,” said local off-road racer Dale Lenig.  The Line Mountain 4-Wheelers club held their 24th annual 3 ½-mile race this weekend. 74-year-old Lenig is the Dornsife track owner and the oldest racer in the club.  He explained how the event came to be.  “Me and my brothers started it, back in 1971,” he said.  “We were driving through the woods one Sunday afternoon, just to see who could make it the farthest.  We were following deer passes and any trail we could find.  We had busted radiators and stuff.  Then we decided to make a path.” The Line Mountain 4-Wheelers club has come a long way since…

Selinsgrove ‘tree house’ gains national attention

SELINSGROVE — A partially built tree house is drawing national attention.  J.C. and Samantha Carlson of Selinsgrove appeared on Fox and Friends Sunday morning. News anchors asked 11-year-old Samantha to explain how much she wants this tree house.  “When I was seven, I started saving up for a tree house,” she said.  “I always really wanted one to hang out with friends.  I thought it would be really fun to have a little mini house of ours…  But, if it has to come down, I guess it has to come down.” J.C. spoke about his experience at the Selinsgrove Zoning Hearing Board meeting last week.  He told Fox he’s got a lot of support.  “My neighbors…

Operator in Philly collapse in custody

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say a heavy equipment operator who is accused of being high on marijuana when a downtown building collapsed onto a thrift store, killing six people, is in custody after surrendering to face charges in the deaths.   Authorities say Sean Benschop, who has a lengthy police record, surrendered Saturday. He faces six counts of involuntary manslaughter, 13 counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count of risking a catastrophe. A warrant had been issued for his arrest and police had been searching for him.   Authorities believe the 42-year-old Benschop had been using an excavator Wednesday when the remains of the four-story building under demolition gave way and toppled onto…

Watsontown man injured in motorcycle crash

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MILTON — A Watsontown man was injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday.  According to police, 51-year-old Andrew Dehart was riding his motorcycle east on Golf Course   Road in TurbotTownship, NorthumberlandCounty around 9:30p.m.   Dehart failed to stop at a stop sign and traveled off the roadway.  His motorcycle struck a pallet of bagged mulch and came to a rest.  Dehart was thrown from the bike and sustained head and neck injuries.  He was transported to EvangelicalCommunityHospital.  A blood draw is pending results for suspicion of DUI.   Dehart was not wearing a helmet.  The investigation continues.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Police investigate Saturday night crash

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TREVORTON — State police are investigating a crash in Northumberland County Saturday night.  According to reports, 47-year-old Dan Crissinger of Sunbury hit a guiderail on Route 890 around 8:00p.m.   Crissinger’s truck then traveled across the roadway and hit an embankment along the left side of the road.  The vehicle rolled several times before coming to a rest.  Police suspect that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.  The investigation continues.  No injuries have been reported.  (Codi Jade) Follow