Selinsgrove man authors Barbour story for Newsweek

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UNDATED — A Selinsgrove man has published an article about accused killer 19-year-old Miranda Barbour.  Matthew Lysiak’s article “Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour Tells How and Why She Killed,” was published this week.  Lysiak has been a guest on WKOK talking about his latest book Newtown: An American Tragedy.  Lysiak will be on On The Mark Thursday at 8:30a.m.  You can listen online here. Follow

No injuries in Selinsgrove area bus wreck

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SELINSGROVE — A Selinsgrove School District bus crashed Wednesday afternoon in Snyder County. The Hummels Wharf Fire Company confirmed a bus went off the roadway and no injuries were reported. According to Snyder County Communications, the crash occured around 3:45p.m. at the intersection of Attig Road and App Road in Monroe Township. Several Selinsgrove students were said to be on the bus when it wrecked. Another bus was sent to pick up the students and take them home. (Codi Jade) Follow

Susquehanna River Cleanup postponed

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  SUNBURY — The Susquehanna River Cleanup Project that was slated to take place this weekend has been postponed to May 10. According to founder Zach Stotter, the rainy conditions have caused the river to rise, and for safety reasons it was decided to push the cleanup back a week. Emergency Services prefer that people stay away from the river when it is high, cold or muddy — as it is expected to be this weekend. The Susquehanna River Cleanup Project will take place May 10 with the regular schedule of events, including entertainment. Volunteers are still needed. You can find more details about the cleanup at www.SusquehannaCleanup.com. Stotter was a guest on WKOK Sunrise…

Family confirms SU graduate’s death

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HOBOKEN, NJ — After a four week search, the body of a Susquehanna University graduate was found in the Hudson River. Late Tuesday night, the family confirmed on Facebook that a body pulled from the river Monday was that of 27-year-old Andrew Jarzyk. The body was spotted in the river around 5:00p.m. Monday in southeastern Hoboken, New Jersey. Jarzyk was last seen alive March 30 jogging along the river. The family confirmed the news in a heartfelt message on the “Find Andrew Jarzyk” Facebook page. The post included, “Although this has been a very tragic ending, we have been able to get through this because of love, faith and outpouring support that we have received…

Selinsgrove School District: change is needed

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SELINSGROVE – The wake-up call has been issued, Selinsgrove’s schools are financially unsustainable and something has to be done. At last week’s school board meeting, Selinsgrove School District Superintendent Chad Cohrs gave his State of the District address and warned that if things continue as they are, the district is unsustainable.  Cohrs was a guest Tuesday on WKOK’s On The Mark program and expanded on his public remarks. Cohrs said, “When you look at the financial picture, given no changes, it really is unsustainable.  We will be running budgetary deficits for the next several years.  Fortunately, for us as a district, we do have a very good fund balance, or savings account.  We will be…

Hearing for accused murderer is postponed

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SUNBURY – A court hearing for accused murderer Elytte Barbour has been postponed until June 3. Barbour was scheduled for a hearing today in Northumberland County Court, but that hearing was continued at the request of Barbour’s attorney, James Best of Sunbury. The hearing was to discuss the hiring of a private investigator to assist the defense. Judge Charles Saylor has granted Best’s request to hire the investigator, who will be granted full access to Elytte Barbour in the Northumberland County Prison. Barbour and his 19-year-old wife Miranda, are charged by Sunbury Police with criminal homicide for the death of 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton on November 11. Miranda Barbour remains at SCI-Muncy awaiting…

Free meeting to answer flood insurance questions

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LEWISBURG – Flood insurance questions will be answered tonight  in Lewisburg with an event hosted by the Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation. Samantha Pearson is the Elm Street manager and says the program will focus on the status and effects of recent changes to the National Flood Insurance Program enacted by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. “Most of the information is public, but we have pulled it all together,” says Pearson.  “We are also bringing in folks from Lycoming County, who are far ahead on this issue and we will have a representative from the insurance industry at the meeting.” Pearson says they also invite…

Gov Corbett: PA revenues plummeting

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s tax collections in the all-important month of April are lagging badly, and it’s threatening to knock Gov. Tom Corbett’s election-year budget proposal out of balance. Corbett met with top Republican lawmakers Tuesday evening but declined to say how he might address a shortfall. House and Senate Appropriations officials say April tax collections are now so far behind projections that the only question is how severe the shortfall will be.   Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman says he expects a big enough shortfall to put Corbett’s $29.4 billion budget proposal out of balance by about $1 billion. The Rockefeller Institute of Government in New York suggests that states’ tax collections…

Friends fear body could be SU alum

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HOBOKEN, NJ — It has been close to four weeks since a former Susquehanna University student went missing in Hoboken, New Jersey, and now police say they have found a body in the Hudson River. According to HudsonReporter.com, police discovered a man’s body Monday afternoon. Authorities have not yet identified the body. Hoboken police have been searching the river for several weeks looking for 27-year-old Andrew Jarzyk, who was last seen March 30 running along the river. So far the body has not been identified as that of Jarzyk. It was taken to a medical examiner’s office for autopsy. Jarzyk is a 2009 graduate of Susquehanna University who was living in Hoboken with his sister….

Over $16,000 raised during Walk MS

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LEWISBURG — It was another successful walk. The annual Walk MS event was held Sunday at the American Legion in Lewisburg. A total of 140 participants raised a total of $16,066.50. Those funds support research and programs for those with Multiple Sclerosis.   94KX’s Shawn Carey was broadcasting live as participants enjoyed a scenic four mile walk around Victorian Lewisburg. The 2014 Walk MS event was sponsored by Giant Food Stores to raise awareness about MS. You can learn more about the yearly event at http://walkpac.nationalmssociety.org/. (Codi Jade) Follow