OUE: Tire burner threatens safety

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ALLENWOOD — Members of Organizations United for the Environment say a proposed tire burning plant in White Deer Township brings too many risks.   Ruth Drozin said she has always enjoyed living in the area because the air has been so fresh, but the tire burner my change that.  “I’ve been an asthmatic for a long time, and I know that the burner is going to put stuff in the air,” she said.  “I don’t know what it is going to put in the air… but I know it is not going to be nice clean air any longer.”   Reverend Leah Schade of the United in Christ Lutheran Church of Lewisburg, said she fears…

Man seriously hurt in crash on Route 15

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WINFIELD – A Lancaster County man was hurt in a crash last evening in Union Township, Snyder County. State police say 65-year-old Eddie Stillman was traveling south on Route 15 and lost control of his car, which hydroplaned on the wet road. The car spun out and struck a concrete barrier. Stillman was taken to Geisinger Medical Center following that crash around 8:35 p.m. He is listed in serious condition today. (Ali Stevens)   Follow

Saturation patrol in Montour and Northumberland Counties

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MILTON — A saturation patrol Friday brought in over 40 arrests, citations and warning in Montour and Northumberland Counties.  The patrol took place from 7:00p.m.-1:00a.m. in Danville and Riverside, along with other Montour County municipalities. Six people were arrested for parole violations, two people were arrested for drug possession, and there was one underage drinking arrest, nineteen traffic citations and eighteen other written warnings. The patrol was conducted by State Police from Milton, Selinsgrove and Stonington, police from Danville, Mahoning Township and Riverside, the Montour County probation department and sheriff’s office and Pennsylvania liquor control enforcement. Milton State Police says future saturation patrols will be conducted throughout the summer in The Valley. (Sara Bartlett)  …

Charges could come soon against injured teen

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SUNBURY – State police have not yet filed charges against a teen who continues to recover after being shot by police in Sunbury. State police trooper Matt Burrows tells us 17-year-old Naheem Reams will remain hospitalized for several more days, recovering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.   He said when charges are filed, it is possible Reams would be arraigned in his hospital room, but at this time, he is still in serious condition so it’s too early to tell. State police continue to investigate the incident from June 5th, where Reams allegedly tried to run a Sunbury police officer down with a vehicle after a high speed chase. That’s when he was…

Route 125 Closed for Fallen Tree

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Montoursville – Route 125 is currently closed in East Cameron Township, Northumberland County, between Route 2044 (Upper Road) and Painted Post Road due to a fallen tree blocking the road and laying on a power line. The power company is on the scene. The closure on Route 125 south of Gowen City may last a few more hours. Follow

Parts of the The Valley got a 2″ rainfall

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  SHAMOKIN — More than 2″ of rain fell in parts of The Valley and that caused some flooding problems. Dispatchers at Northumberland County 9-1-1 tells us they received reports of some street flooding in Coal Township and Shamokin. A few cars got stuck, and some basements needed pumping.   No widespread flooding damage was reported anywhere in this region. In Sunbury, the Reagan Street underpass was flooded for several hours. Most parts of The Valley received less than two inches of rain, about 1.5 inches measured at the Penn Valley Airport Monday. File photo   Follow

Fire in a home in Montour County

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DANVILLE – Firefighters made quick work of a fire at a home in Anthony Township, Montour County early this morning. Montour County dispatchers tell us the fire started around 12:10 a.m. and when firefighters arrived, there was just smoke in the home at 3 Lakeview Drive. No injuries were reported and firefighters aired out the home before returning to their stations around 1 a.m. Crews from Danville and Washingtonville responded. (Ali Stevens) Follow

50 opposed to tire-burner in White Deer Township

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NEW COLUMBIA – About 50 residents expressed their opposition to a proposed tire burning plant in White Deer Township on Monday night. The Daily Item reports the town hall meeting was held at the White Deer Elementary School and was intended to answer basic questions about the planned facility about a month before a public comment period is set to expire.   People opposed to the facility were encouraged to write letters to the state Department of Environmental Protection. Concerns included the plants location, environmental toxins and permitting. Several members of Organizations United for the Environment were on hand. On the positive side, the plant would create about 35 jobs. Members of the OUE will…

A Kulpmont home hit by fire

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KULPMONT — A fire hit a home at 1145 Scott Street in Kulpmont Tuesday morning. The fire was reported to the Northumberland County 9-1-1 Center just after midnight. Four volunteer fire companies (Kulpmont, Shamokin, Mt. Carmel and Atlas) responded.   The blaze was said to be an electrical fire in a wall that took about 90-minutes for the crews to fully extinquish. No injuries reported at the fire in Kulpmont.     Follow

Properties up for Bid in Sunbury

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SUNBURY—The Sunbury City Council held a public meeting on Monday night and the Council voted in favor of the 2013 Capital Project budget, which included funding for the paving of Chestnut Street, helping to pay for a new ladder truck for the fire department and funding for the demolition of blighted properties. The application for the grant for these projects has been submitted to the state and Sunbury should receive no less than $300,000 from the grant. Mayor, Dave Persing spoke about finalizing the plans for these projects saying, “The 2013 projects are coming in, and the state is so far behind with giving their money out that we don’t have the money yet, but the applications…