I-80 rest stop closed overnight

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DANVILLE — Travelers on Interstate 80 eastbound will have one less rest area tonight.  According to PennDOT, the Danville east bound rest area at mile marker 219 will be closed overnight.   The rest stop is apparently have an electricity issue.  The rest area will be closed between 8:00p.m. Monday night and 7:00a.m. Tuesday morning.  PennDOT electricians are expected to troubleshoot the issue first thing Tuesday morning.  (Codi Jade) Follow

House fire in Sunbury

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SUNBURY – A home in Sunbury caught fire Monday afternoon.  According to Emergency Services, the fire at a home at 1042 Line Street in the city was reported around 5:30 Monday evening.   No injuries were reported.  The fire was not well involved, and crews were able to get it under control in less than an hour.  (Codi Jade) Follow

VIDEO HERE: Fire destroys Point Township home

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POINT TWP – Fire destroyed a home in Point Township Monday.  Crews were called to the Brian Long family home along Dogwood Lane off of Route 11 around 2:00p.m.  George Geise of the Tuckahoe Fire Company says crews responded as quickly as they could, but the fire spread fast.  “The fire was in the garage on the north of the house.  The wind was coming out of the north and the fire spread to the home.  We were hampered, being in a rural area, by trying to establish a water supply.  It is what you see; pretty much a total loss.” He said they were hampered by…wind and water, “Too much wind–pushed the fire through…

UPDATE: A-Rod suspended by MLB

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NEW YORK (AP) – Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case – the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago. Ryan Braun’s 65-game suspension last month and previous punishments bring to 18 the total number of players disciplined for their relationship to Biogenesis of America, a closed anti-aging clinic in Florida accused of distributing banned performing-enhancing drugs. The harshest penalty was reserved for Rodriguez, a three-time Most Valuable Player and baseball’s highest-paid star. His suspension covers 211 games, starting Thursday, and he is expected to…

Childcare center was evacuated earlier today

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  Photo courtesy Danville Area Child Development Center   DANVILLE — Children were evacuated from a child care center in Danville today due to an electrical burning smell at the facility. Montour County Communications tells us, the ‘all clear’ has sounded and children are back in the facilility.   The Daily Item reported that the Danville Child Development Center was evacuated around 7:20 this morning after an alarm sounded. There were about 15 children at the center at the time of the alarm and all got out safely.   Firefighters searched the area and unplugged a soda machine with a smoking outlet. No damage was reported. Danville ambulance and Mahoning Township police assisted the East…

Mifflinburg man charged with raping a child

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  MIFFLINBURG — A Mifflinburg man is behind bars, charged with raping a child. Charges were filed against 25-year-old Jorge Allen Martin including rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, incest and other counts. Police say Martin raped a 3-year-old girl for more than four months earlier this year at his home in Mifflinburg. He was sent to the Union County Prison after bail was denied.   Follow

Kitchen fire in Sunbury last night

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SUNBURY – Sunbury volunteer firefighters were called to a kitchen fire last night in the city. The fire started at 249 Pine Street just before midnight. Emergency dispatchers say it was a small kitchen fire. There were no injuries reported. Crews were on the scene until 1:30 this morning investigating. (Ali Stevens) Follow

3-year-old hit by a car

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SELINSGROVE – A 3-year-old boy was not serioulsy injured after being hit by a car in Selinsgrove, but police are looking for the driver who fled the scene. The incident took place just before 1 p.m. on Sunday. State police say the driver of a rust/orange colored Dodge Stratus struck the boy on South Market Street in Selinsgrove. The driver and a passenger were described as two white males with facial hair, and possibly a goatee. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Selinsgrove. (Ali Stevens)   Follow

Burglary on Water Street in Selinsgrove

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SELINSGROVE – Selinsgrove police are investigating a burglary at a home on South Water Street early Sunday morning. Police say numerous electronic items were taken as well as jewelry and coins. Three flat-screen televisions were taken along with three IPods, two gaming systems and multiple tools. Selinsgrove police have contacted police departments in Sunbury and Williamsport, in case any of the stolen items are sold at pawn shops. The investigation continues. (Ali Stevens)   Follow