Accident on Route 522 in Beavertown

Route 522 is closed at the scene of an accident in Beavertown.  The accident happened at 9:20 a.m. near Bingmen Street in Beavertown.  Two injuries are reported.  Use caution in the area.

Hearing for Hare is continued

MILTON — A preliminary hearing was continued for a man charged in connection with the death of a 9-year-old Sunbury boy. 58-year-old Victor Hare III of Northumberland was scheduled to appear before District Judge Michael Diehl in Milton on Tuesday, but the hearing was continued until November 5.   Hare is charged with child endangerment and gun possession after 9-year-old Korbin Rager died October 13 after spending time in his home. Police believe Rager overdosed on drugs, but await toxicology tests.   Police searched Hare’s home on SpringhouseRoad and found more than 40 bottles of prescription drugs, including Oxycontin. Also recovered from the home was a shotgun and two rifles. Since Hare is a convicted…

VIDEO HERE: Sharon Budd going home

DANVILLE – It was Sharon’s day.  A little over three months after Sharon Budd was severely injured by a rock thrown over an I-80 overpass in Union County, she is going back to her Ohio home.  Tuesday, Budd rang the victory bell at Geisinger HealthSouth signifying her rehab there was complete. She says she can’t wait to get home, “I’m very excited about going home, but nervous about taking on responsibilities that I haven’t done for a while.” Budd will continue outpatient rehab at home, and will have to be monitored 24-hours a day.  Following her injury, she had a number of surgeries on her brain, and lost sight in one eye. Both Sharon and…

Cost collections ramping up in Northumberland County

SUNBURY – Northumberland County is continuing its crackdown on delinquent payments.  They are looking to collect overdue money, fines and child support. Over the past three months, the county has collected nearly $500,000 in delinquent payments from residents.  Members of Northumberland County’s prothonotary office, sheriff’s department and adult probation department have been coming down hard on residents of the county who owe money.  In addition to the $500,000, almost $1.8 million in new payment plans have been arranged, representing $1.2 million in restitution to victims. Now, the cost collections taskforce, which includes Prothonotary Justin Dunkelberger, Sherriff Robert Wolfe and Chief of Probation Jim Cortelyou have announced that criminal offenders who owe more than $1,000 in…

Teal Pumpkin Project helps kids with allergies

LEWISBURG — Kids with food allergies don’t always get to enjoy the treats that go along with trick-or-treating — but the “Teal Pumpkin Project” is working to make Halloween fun for all kids. Dr. Nathan Hare of Allergy Partners of Lewisburg says everyone can get involved.   “Teal is the color of food allergy awareness,” Hare says. “They are recommending that you, number one, buy low-cost non-food treats to hand out on Halloween, such as pencils or stickers. Number two, you paint a pumpkin teal. Number three, you place it by your door along with a sign indicating that you have non-food items available.”   The Teal Pumpkin Project is sponsored by the Food Allergy…

Crash on Route 104 near Mifflinburg

MIFFLINBURG — One person was trapped inside a car following an accident in Union County Tuesday afternoon.  According to County Communications, the accident was on Route 104, just south of Burrow Line Road near Mifflinburg.   A person was said to be trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extracated.  The accident was reported around 2:00p.m.  (Codi Jade)  

Meth lab discovered in Mifflinburg

MIFFLINBURG – Two people are in custody and police are seeking a third after a methamphetamine lab was discovered in Mifflinburg. The lab was busted around 10:00p.m. Monday after a confidential informant discovered meth was being cooked in the apartment at 428 ½ Chestnut Street. Police seized items from the apartment overnight. The two suspects, Adrienne James and Bradley Young, both of Mifflinburg, , were arraigned before District Judge Leo Armbruster and were sent to the Union County Prison. The third suspect has not been arrested, according to Mifflinburg police. He is identified as Robert Anderson of Mifflinburg and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. (Ali Stevens)

Police identify armed robbery suspects

SUNBURY — Police have identified the men involved in an armed robbery Monday afternoon in Sunbury, but the investigation continues. Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare says they know the identity of the two white males, who demanded money from a woman at knifepoint around 1:30p.m. The incident happened outside of the Turkey Hill convenience store on North Fourth Street in Sunbury. Police say the two males demanded money from the female, and one of the males had a knife. The woman gave the men an undisclosed amount of money and then she and the men fled the scene in separate directions. The woman then called police. Sunbury Police are continuing their investigation, but say the…

Lane changes on I-180 Wednesday

TURBOTVILLE — Traffic will be down to a single lane in each direction on Interstate 180 in Northumberland and Lycoming Counties on Wednesday. PennDOT says the work zone will be between the Turbotville Interchange and the Muncy/Main Street Interchange. The work will be done during the day weather permitting. Motorists are advised to use caution. (Ali Stevens)

Sunbury man who fled courthouse sentenced

SUNBURY – A Sunbury man was sentenced to up to eight years in state prison for fleeing the Northumberland County Courthouse just before he was sentenced in May.  The Daily Item reports 29-year-old Brian Badman was scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Charles Saylor in May, but couldn’t be found when his case was called.   A warrant was issued for his arrest and three days passed before Badman arrived at the Sunbury police station and turned himself in.  Badman previously plead guilty for his role in a stabbing in October of 2013.  He was sentenced to 48 to 96 months in state prison.  Now, he faces eight years behind bars for running from the…