Marshals Service finds wanted Sunbury man

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SUNBURY — A wanted fugitive in Sunbury was busted. A U.S. Marshals Service spokesman tells us 30-year-old Brian Badman of Sunbury was located and arrested Thursday morning after a warrant was issued Monday. Badman is facing charges for an October 2013 incident where he allegedly stabbed 26-year-old Shawn Snurkowski of Sunbury 10-12 times in the city. Badman was reportedly granted a furlough last Thursday from the court of common pleas to see his daughter. He was scheduled for a sentencing hearing in the Northumberland County Court Monday and, when he did not show up a warrant, was issued for his arrest. The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force was asked to adopt the case Tuesday….

Governor brings big cardboard check to GMC

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DANVILLE — Governor Tom Corbett will visit Montour County Friday. The governor is joining Geisinger Health System President and CEO Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., along with Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf in Danville. Corbett is expected to announce a grant award from DCED to support Geisinger’s Genomics Medicine Center in Luzerne County. He will also see a Telemedicine demonstration featuring Geisinger’s eICU, which is technology that uses voice, video and data to analyze a patient’s condition. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Harrisburg councilman vying for Lt. Governor


UNDATED — A Harrisburg city councilman is hoping to be Pennsylvania’s next Lieutenant Governor. Democrat Brad Koplinski says he has the experience for the position, “I came to Pennsylvania to run John Kerry’s campaign in 2004, I was in the auditor general’s department for a couple of years, I ran Hillary Clinton’s campaign in Central Pennsylvania, I was Arlen Specter’s political director statewide. It is a benefit to us because we have been working statewide throughout the Commonwealth building relationships for years.” Koplinski says he would be pleased to work with any of the democratic candidates for governor, “I think they are all better than Mr. Corbett. I think they all have better priorities. They…

United Way Impact Councils hard at work

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SUNBURY – Impact Councils have been hard at work within the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way to create positive programs for Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties.  President and CEO of the United Way Keri Albright says one of the initiatives they are working on is a “Potty Poster.” “There are about 4 or 5 recovering addicts on our drug and alcohol impact council, and they have all shared a very similar experience.  When they were young and living with substance abuse in their home, they all thought it was normal.  It got me thinking ‘how can we start talking to kids to give them another frame of reference?’  So we came up with this potty poster…

Missing Lewisburg man found

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LEWISBURG — The family of a Lewisburg man who had been missing since Saturday confirms that he has been found. Danielle Palmer of Selinsgrove reports that her son, 19-year-old Joey Derr, has been found and is safe. She also added that she is thankful to everyone that shared his photo and helped reach out. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Fire destroys Meiserville home

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MEISERVILLE — The cause of a fire that destroyed a Snyder County home has not been determined.  The blaze that left three people homeless in Meiserville broke out just after 6:00p.m. Wednesday.   The home in the 3600 block of Route 104 was owned by Jim and Veronica Swartz. The couple and their son were not home at the time of the fire.  Two dogs were killed.   The Red Cross is assisting the family with food and clothing. Their home is destroyed.  Several crews from Snyder and Perry Counties responded to the scene. (Sara Bartlett) Follow