Hundreds gather at Cardboard Boat Regatta


SUNBURY— Hundreds flocked to the Sunbury Amphitheater for a look at the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Saturday. Spectators squeezed together along the river to get a look at the high-energy race with boats made of only glue, tape, and cardboard. Joined by his recently retired uncle, second-year racer Nick Knouse said the race is just as much about the gathering as the glory.  “He’s been away with the military, so we don’t get to see him much.  And this is something where our grandparents are here watching us because we live so far apart.” Out of the 12 boats in the race, only a few sank. Knouse said after capsizing in 2012, this year’s design…

Two American Idols perform in Sunbury


SUNBURY – Live music at Sunbury River Festival last (Friday) evening featured two American Idol contestants. Kendall Phillips performed Keith Urban’s song “I Wanna Love Sombody Like You” and many other country hits. Also performing last night was Kaylan Loyd, as hundreds of fans looked on. Both former American Idol contestants drew a large crowd. They also received the keys to the city from Sunbury Mayor David Persing. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Two people injured in a motorcycle crash in Snyder County


  RICHFIELD — State police have released information about a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon in West Perry Township, Snyder County. Troopers say 27-year-old Tony Swartz of McAlisterville was driving on Route 35 at Seven Stars Road, when he turned in front of a motorcycle, driven by 48-year-old Kevin Derr of Richfield.   Derr and his passenger, 44-year-old Lisa Derr were thrown from the motorcycle and were transported to Sunbury Community Hospital for treatment of road rash type injuries. Swartz was not injured, but will be cited for the crash. (Ali Stevens)   Follow

Inmates death in Coal Township from natural causes

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COAL TOWNSHIP — An inmate who died at SCI Coal Township on Friday had a pre-existing medical condition. Coroner James Kelley was investigating the death of 72-year-old Robert Sedlock, who was pronounced dead at the prison early Friday morning. Kelley said Sedlock died from natural causes due to a pre-existing medical condition. State police assisted in the death investigation. (Ali Stevens)     Follow