Crews respond to smoke in Beavertown

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BEAVERTOWN — Crews from Snyder County responded to a building fire in Beavertown today, but discovered it was just smoke when they got there.  According to Emergency Services, the fire alarm was at a home at 210 East Market Street near the intersection of Plum Lane and South Sassafras Lane.    The smoke was allegedly coming from the kitchen area around 3:15p.m. Friday.  No injuries were reported.  (Codi Jade)  

$800,000 will help with Sunbury flooding

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SUNBURY – An $800,000 grant is coming to Sunbury to assist in improvements for the city’s storm water system.  U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta made the announcement at Sunbury Textile Mill Friday.  “It was imperative that we got this done.  Flooding emergencies are not entirely predictable, but we do know that Sunbury’s Spring Run Pump Station is antiquated and a disaster waiting to happen.” The money will go toward a 71 x 47 plastic coated corrugated metal arch pipe, which will be installed for storm water flows, along with a pipe for sanitary sewage.  Sunbury mayor David Persing says the upgrades are needed for the city’s Spring Run Pump Station.  “It is outdated and can’t handle…

Selinsgrove Walmart to unveil expansion

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SELINSGROVE — While the construction may have seemed endless, the time has finally come for shoppers to enjoy the expanded Selinsgrove Walmart.   Wednesday is the big unveil.  A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 7:30a.m. at the store on the Susquehanna Trail.  The expansion not only provides a wider selection of merchandise, but also an additional 80 jobs.   The Walmart will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Within the additional 30,000 square feet, customers will find deli, bakery, produce, meat, frozen foods, dairy and full dry grocery.  (Codi Jade)

More traffic delays in Selinsgrove Monday

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SELINSGROVE — Motorists can expect even more delays in Selinsgrove Monday.  According to PennDOT, a lane switch and line painting will affect traffic at the truss bridge on Route 522.  Starting Monday, southbound traffic will be switched to the northbound lane.  Northbound traffic will continue to use the designated detour.  Also Monday, traffic may be snagged as crews begin paint removal and repainting.  Motorists should plan ahead and expect delays.   (Codi Jade)

Danville couple busted driving with heroin

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WILLIAMSPORT – A Danville couple is accused of shooting heroin while driving around with their 2 and 3-year-old children. The Press Enterprise reports 32-year-old Joey Aikey and 25-year-old Samantha Bardo were stopped near Williamsport on June 7th when police say they realized the Danville couple was using drugs.   Police say Aikey admitted to buying and injecting heroin before he was pulled over. Relatives were contacted to take the children. Aikey and Bardo were charged with drug offenses, endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors. Aikey was also charged with DUI. (Ali Stevens)  

VIDEO HERE: Digital Cinema changing the way we watch movies

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SELINSGROVE – Digital cinema is changing the way audiences watch movies, but many ticketbuyers don’t understand what the switch from film to digital really means. The first difference is that the movie comes on a hard drive, rather than on reels of celluloid. The digital print is played through a sophisticated projector that gives audiences a high-definition picture, even brighter and sharper than most HDTVs. This technology has also improved the quality of 3D, making it more immersive and cutting down on eye strain and headaches in the viewer. Perhaps most importantly, because the prints are digital, they can be played hundreds or even thousands of time with no decline in picture quality. Viewers no…

Antiques on the Avenue in Selinsgrove

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SELINSGROVE – Sunday is Antiques on the Avenue in Selinsgrove, which was formerly known as Antiques on the Isle. Last year, the event was moved from the Isle of Que to University Avenue to allow more space to the vendors. This Sunday, the public is encouraged to attend starting at 9 a.m.   Jane Hahn helps organize the event each year and said, “They are going to see 40 quality antique dealers. There will be collectibles, all kinds of antiques including furniture, jewelry, coins primitives, glassware and stoneware. You name it. If you collect it or want it or need it to complete your collection, you will find it there.”   Helen Walter says there…

Route 44 bridge detour begins Monday

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WATSONTOWN – A 30-day detour will begin Monday for a bridge on Route 44 over Warrior Run just south of Watsontown. The detour will follow Route 405, the Susquehanna Trail and Main Street in McEwensville.   The Route 44 bridge will be closed for rehab work until August 14th. The bridge should reopen on that date. This is part of a five-bridge $1.3-million contract that began in April and is scheduled for completion by September 20th. (Ali Stevens)  

Write-in Libertarian candidate for Sunbury Mayor

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SUNBURY – A Sunbury resident has announced his write-in candidacy for Sunbury Mayor. Ryan McDonald is a Libertarian and is hoping voters will write in his name for Mayor during the general election in November. McDonald says he has lived and worked in Sunbury for most of his life and believes it’s time that new eyes look at the problems of Sunbury.   He hopes to bring back businesses and said, “I will clean up the environmental mess that the current mayor has put us in.” McDonald graduated from Shikellamy High School and SUN Area Career and Technology Center in 2000. He has worked at Brush Industries for the past seven years.   He is…

Garage fire discovered by police in Milton

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MILTON – Milton police discovered a garage fire last night in Milton and were able to keep the fire contained until firefighters arrived. The fire started at 8:30 p.m. at 1070 Sodom Road. Firefighters from Milton were able to bring the blaze under control quickly and keep it from spreading to an adjoining home. They were on the scene for a little more than 30 minutes last night. No injuries were reported. (Ali Stevens)