AG Kane ousts Judge Fuedale

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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has succeeded in ousting a state judge who specialized in overseeing secret, statewide grand jury investigations. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday that the state Supreme Court sided with Kane in May in her effort to remove Barry Feudale from the position. The proceedings were kept under seal and the Inquirer didn’t say how it learned about it. The paper says Kane made the move after discovering an email Feudale sent to a former top state prosecutor criticizing both Kane and her predecessor, Linda Kelly, who Gov. Tom Corbett appointed to finish his second term. She also cited an incident that Feudale says was taken…

Snyder County Courthouse to be painted

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SUNBURY — The SnyderCounty Courthouse will be getting a makeover.  According to Snyder County Commissioner Joe Kantz, the building’s trim is past its prime.   “All of the trim around the top of the courthouse, it’s a really beautiful piece of architecture,” Kantz said.  “But those moldings have been neglected for a number of years, and it’s beyond time to get them taken care of.  So that is on our to do list.”   Kantz said the Snyder County Commissioners work to spend taxpayer money as effectively as possible.   “We have taxpayer dollars that we have to be responsible for.  So we’ve made it a point each year to budget for things as we need…

Sunbury Police locate missing teens

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SUNBURY — Sunbury Police say they have located the two teens they had been searching for since Thursday morning.  16-year-old Joseph Theiss and 15-year-old Christopher Reicher are currently under the care of Northumberland County Children and Youth.   Theiss and Reicher left their homes early Thursday morning, and were not seen for several days.  Sunbury Police thank everyone who helped to search for and discover the endangered youths.    (Codi Jade) Follow

Heat Advisory Warning for senior citizens

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SUNBURY — A Heat Advisory Warning has been issued to all senior citizens across Pennsylvania this week.  The warning has been issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Northumberland County Area Agency on Aging.  The agency recommends that seniors take precautionary measures to stay cool during the current heat wave.  They have compiled a list of efforts seniors should take at this time. Drink plenty of fluids. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing. Stay in an air-conditioned setting. Utilize fans and air conditioners instead of having concerns for an electric bill increase. Minimize time spent outdoors and stay out of the sun whenever possible. Check on relatives and neighbors who may be susceptible to…

Injury accident snarls traffic on Routes 11/15

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SHAMOKIN DAM — A vehicle accident is slowing traffic along Routes 11/15 in Shamokin Dam.  The crash happened just before noon Monday between 8th and 9th Avenues.  Northumberland County 911 tells us it is a two-vehicle accident with injuries.  Traffic is backed up in the northbound lane while emergency crews are on the scene.  Caution is advised in the area. (Sara Bartlett)     Follow

Crews respond to Geisinger Medical Center building fire

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DANVILLE — Volunteer crews were called to a fire at Geisinger Medical Center Monday morning.  Around 11:30a.m. a call came in to report smoke in a wall on the 5th floor of Bush Pavilion on the Geisinger campus in Danville.  The fire was out by 12:30p.m., but some crews remained on the scene investigating and ventilating the structure.  Geisinger spokesman Mike Ferlazzo says that portion of the pavilion is currently under construction and there are no patients in the area.  Assisting at the scene were East End Fire Company, Danville, Southside, Washingtonville, Liberty Township and Bloomsburg fire crews. (Sara Bartlett)     Follow

Lackawanna County man a winner in Sunbury

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SUNBURY — A Lackawanna County man is the winner of a 2014 Mustang thanks to the Sunbury Fireman’s Fair.  Aaron Stafursky of Peckville was chosen as the raffle winner Saturday during the fair.  Stafursky wins the new green Mustang.  He was one of 500 tickets sold throughout the year to be entered into the raffle. Each ticket was $100 and the money raised goes to help the volunteer fire companies in Sunbury.  Saturday was the 6th annual Mustang raffle during the fair. (Sara Bartlett)     Follow

Milton man injured in motorcycle crash

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MILTON — A Milton man suffered moderate injuries after crashing his motorcycle Sunday afternoon.  Police say 35-year-old Rodney Dieffenbach was driving on Route 45 near Covered Bridge Road in West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County around 4:30p.m.  Dieffenbach attempted to turn right when he lost control of the motorcycle. He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital.  No word on his condition. (Sara Bartlett)   Follow

Construction of model Fort Augusta

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SUNBURY – A scale model of Fort Augusta will be built in Sunbury.  The Northumberland County Historical Society will construct the outdoor model on the front lawn of the Hunter House in Sunbury. Preston Ross of  Preston G. Ross and Son Construction says he was commissioned, along with John Reader, to rebuild the buildings and used some of the original pieces.  “Pretty much what were left were the original rafters.  We are trying to make everything look as original as possible.” Ross says the model will be a great attraction for the city of Sunbury.  “Comments were made to me as we were rebuilding, saying people remember the buildings as a kid.  I want to…

Donate your vehicle for a good cause

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LEWISBURG — Don’t park it. Donate it.  That is the new slogan of the American Red Cross.  The SUN Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is encouraging people who may have an old or unwanted vehicle to donate it to the Red Cross.  The vehicles could be turned into monetary donations to support numerous programs.  The donation is also a tax credit to the donor. The Red Cross says they will accept all sorts of vehicles including cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, boats, tractors, RVs and jet skis.  Anyone who is interested in participating can contact the Red Cross in Lewisburg at 524-0400. (Sara Bartlett)   Follow