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GameNight Scores

CLICK HERE FOR  GAMENIGHT SCORES! Listen to EAGLE 107 after the games for all highlights around the area.

Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) – A state police official is showing his support for a northeast Pennsylvania community where Halloween came very close to being scrubbed. Lt. Col. George Bivens is joining children Friday night in a section of Barrett Township as they go trick-or-treating. Halloween was saved when Eric Frein (freen), wanted in the Sept. 12 ambush killing of a state trooper, was captured Thursday evening. Hundreds of law enforcement officers had been swarming the town looking for Frein. While he was on the run, the township didn’t want kids going door to door for candy. Bivens became the face of the state police during the search, leading periodic news conferences on the status of…

After capture, hunting seasons set to be restored

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is lifting temporary restrictions on hunting and trapping activities in the area affected by the search for the man suspected of killing a state trooper. The capture of Eric Frein on Thursday night means that hunters and trappers who were previously barred from hunting in several northeastern Pennsylvania towns were able to resume hunting at midnight Friday. Turkey season opens Saturday. Hunting and trapping seasons had been temporarily halted in seven townships in Monroe and Pike counties as a result of the manhunt for Frein. Restrictions were taken off the towns in Pike County last week. Frein was captured after a seven-week manhunt. He’s charged in the…

Slain officer’s handcuffs were ready for suspect

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police had a special pair of handcuffs set aside and ready for the man wanted in the fatal shooting of one of their troopers, Cpl. Bryon Dickson. They were Dickson’s. After the 38-year-old trooper was ambushed Sept. 12 outside his barracks, state police say the cuffs were kept at all times in the possession of an on-duty member at the barracks. When Eric Frein was captured Thursday evening, a sergeant who had worked with Dickson used the trooper’s cruiser to deliver the handcuffs to the arrest scene 30 miles away. Police say he then slapped them on Frein, who was driven to the barracks in Dickson’s cruiser. Prosecutors say…

Barletta calls for Ebola travel ban

SUNBURY– No travel from West Africa to the U.S.  That is the view of U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11, Hazleton).  Congressman Barletta was in Sunbury Thursday and reiterated his position on what the U.S. should do about the Ebola crisis, saying we are not ready to handle the effects of the disease.   “The best way to stop it from coming here is to not let it come here until we are prepared to deal with it, and I don’t believe we are yet.  We are finding mistakes that are being made, and not by the fault of some of the individuals, but because we are being careless about the way it is being handled,…

Local trooper relieved Frein manhunt ended

SUNBURY – A local state trooper, who assisted in the search for Eric Frein, is relieved the search has ended and that everyone is safe.  Trooper Rick Blair of the Milton state police barracks says he heard plenty of criticism while the lengthy search was underway.   Blair said, “I’ve been doing this a long time, so it’s not the first time that I’ve seen or heard negative comments about what police do.  I’m pretty good at blowing it all off. You have got to understand that people don’t really know what we do every day.  They don’t know what our job entails and what it involves.  It is easy for all of us to…

Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) – A suspect who led police on a seven-week manhunt after a fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks appeared gaunt and battered at his arraignment. Eric Frein answered yes or no questions but was not asked to enter a plea Friday to first-degree murder and other charges. He did not have a lawyer. The 31-year-old survivalist had a bloody gash on his nose and abrasions on his cheek and above his right eye.  He is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and critically wounding Trooper Alex Douglass on Sept. 12. Authorities captured Frein on Thursday near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a 48-day search through thick woods. Prosecutors say they’ll…

Police say man struck pedestrian and assaulted him

SHAMOKIN – A Shamokin man is in jail after police say he struck a pedestrian and then got out of his car and assaulted him.  The News Item reports 27-year-old Eric Lebo Sr. struck a Kulpmont man with his car near a convenience store on North Ninth Street in Shamokin Wednesday afternoon.   The man sustained a broken leg and police say after hitting the man with his car, Lebo got out and punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground.  Police say Lebo then struck the man several times before getting in his vehicle and fleeing.  Lebo was located outside of a relative’s home in Shamokin and taken into custody.  He was…

Eric Frein captured alive

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa (AP) – For 48 tense days, hundreds of law enforcement officials fanned out across the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania in a grueling manhunt for the 31-year-old survivalist charged with killing a state police trooper and wounding another. In the end, Eric Frein (freen) surrendered meekly to a team of U.S. marshals who stumbled across him near an abandoned airplane hangar.   Frein is accused of opening fire outside the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12, killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and injuring Trooper Alex Douglass. After capturing him, authorities placed Frein in Dickson’s handcuffs and put him in the slain trooper’s squad car. Residents say they’re relieved he’s been caught. Frein faces…