Video here: A ‘rough’ race in The Valley

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DORNSIFE – Racers come from states away, yet many people across The Valley don’t realize it exists.  The LineMountain 4-Wheelers club held their 43rd annual 3 ½-mile off-road race this weekend.   According to 25-year-old Sierra Erdman of Shamokin, it’s not your usual car race. “With these races, it’s not mostly fast,” Erdman said.  “It is, but it’s really good if you can finish a race.  It’s so rough, that if you can finish, that’s an accomplishment.”   Erdman said the rough terrain — which includes large rocks, tight trees and mud — makes it difficult to get to the finish line.   Vehicles racing the track include modified jeeps, buggies, ATVs, dirt bikes and…

Lockcuff tournament to benefit scholarship fund

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SUNBURY — While wrestling and golf may be two very different sports, they are both coming together for a great cause June 21.  A golf tournament will benefit the Resilite Wrestling Club’s Phil Lockcuff scholarship fund.   Justin Dunkleberger, a member of the Resilite Wrestling Club and friend of Lockcuff, said Lockcuff’s family helped to plan the event.  “Something we wanted to do was put together a scholarship and also enhance wrestling,” he said.  “This golf tournament is going to go toward a scholarship for a boy and a girl at Shikellamy — not just a wrestler — any boy or girl that meets the criteria set up by Resilite and the family.  We are…

Remembering a fallen officer in Shamokin Dam

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SHAMOKIN DAM – Shamokin Dam residents are taking time today to remember a fallen police officer, who died 30-years-ago on this day, when he was shot and killed while on-duty. Shamokin Dam Mayor Joe McGranaghan was general manager of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation at the time and found out about the shooting from the WKOK newsroom.   McGranaghan said, “I got a call on a Friday night from Peggy Chamberlain, who is now a Snyder County Commissioner, but was then our assistant news director. She told me that she had just gotten word that a Shamokin Dam police officer had been shot and killed on the Old Trail.”   McGranaghan explained how Officer Charles Attig Jr….

PSP: Car thief killed in high speed wreck

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SELINSGROVE — One man died in a fatal crash in Snyder County Saturday.  According to State Police in Selinsgrove, 42-year-old Michael Paul Weatherhill of Danville was driving a stolen vehicle at a fast rate of speed on Route 11. Weatherhill was attempting to pass another vehicle as he lost control and struck a rock formation near the Routes 11/15 intersection.  Police say Weatherhill was partially ejected as the vehicle flipped several times and landed on its roof.  Weatherhill’s vehicle slid 300-feet on its roof and impacted the vehicle of two Danville teens.  They were not injured.  Weatherhill was pronounced dead at the scene. Following an investigation, the vehicle Weatherhill was driving — a 1999 Buick…

Teen shot by Sunbury police now ‘serious’

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SUNBURY – A teen shot by police in Sunbury has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at Geisinger Medical Center. Police say 17-year-old Naheem Reams was shot in the abdomen Wednesday in Sunbury, following a high-speed chase. Police say Reams tried to run down a police officer with his vehicle. That officer fired one shot, hitting Reams. Charges are pending against Reams following that incident. (Ali Stevens)

Watsontown police catch credit card thief

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WATSONTOWN – After releasing a photo of a woman wanted for credit card theft, Watsontown police have arrested the woman. 41-year-old Christa Stover of Dewart was arrested on Friday afternoon and faces 14 charges, including multiple counts of forgery and theft. Stover is accused of taking a card from an ATM that was left in the machine. She then went to Milton and spent more than $233 at four stores. After a 5-day investigation, police identified the woman and searched her residence, where they found the items she had purchased with the card. Stover was arraigned and sent to Northumberland County Prison on $40,000 bail. (Ali Stevens)

Another tax increase at Shikellamy

Members of Shikellamy School District board gathered Thursday to discuss a change in agenda.

SUNBURY – The Shikellamy School District hopes to eliminate a deficit in the 2013-2014 budget. Despite cutting spending, and a proposed tax increase, a deficit of about $166,000 remains.   Business Manager David Sinopoli said, “Our superintendent proposed three positions be eliminated through attrition. The total of those three positions, which were still in the proposed final budget, is within about $5,000 of the $166,000 deficit, that at this point in time, eliminates the current deficit.   But, he says there is still work to be done. He said, “The task now is the proposed final budget does include a 3.5-mill real estate tax increase. The school board now must see if they can lower the 3.5 increase down…