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  • Northumberland county coroner James Kelley

    Baby Mary grave marker fund started

    SHAMOKIN DAM — The community is responding to the news of the grave marker for the slain baby who sparked Pennsylvania’s Safe Haven Law that was stolen last week. Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley discovered the missing marker when he arrived at the Orchard Hills Cemetery to lay a wreath on Baby Mary’s grave Friday morning. Kelley says he was angry and sad that someone would take any grave stone, but particularly the marker of a child who suffered such a horrible death. However, he says that in just a few days, it has been heartwarming to see the community response to help replace the grave stone. In a recent Facebook poast, Kelley says a…

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    Port Trevorton woman dies in crash

    PENN TOWNSHIP — A Port Trevorton woman is dead after a fatal crash in Snyder County on Friday. Northumberland County Coroner, James Kelley, says 85-year old Gladys Swineford was pronounced dead at the hospital after suffering injuries in a two-vehicle crash that happened around 2:30 p.m. along Route 522 in Penn Township. State Police in Selinsgrove say Swineford was a passenger in the vehicle driven by her husband, 83-year old Leroy Swineford when he rear ended the vehicle driven by 32-year old Rachel Aitkins of Beavertown. Aitkins had stopped to make a left hand turn at the intersection with Middlecreek Road. Gladys Swineford was taken to Sunbury Community Hospital where she died as a result…

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    Fire displaces six in Milton

    MILTON — Fire broke out at a home in Milton Friday. Crews responded to the scene in the first block of Sycamore Lane around 10:00a.m. There were no injures reported, but two adults and six children were displaced by the fire. The Red Cross will be assisting the family with food and shelter. More information is expected to be released soon. No determination yet on what started the fire.

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    Family of 8 loses all, including presents, in fire

    MUNCY, Pa. (AP) – A fire that destroyed the home of a Muncy family of eight also left them without any Christmas presents or decorations. WNEP-TV reported Friday that the Bilbay family in Muncy lost everything but the clothes on their backs in the fire.The station says the family, which includes six children ages 5 to 14, is from Oklahoma and doesn’t have relatives in the area. No one was home when the blaze broke out Thursday. The fire chief says the fire was caused by faulty wiring. Donors are pitching in to help them with money and clothing.

  • Northumberland county coroner James Kelley

    Baby Mary grave stone stolen

    SHAMOKIN DAM — The grave marker for the slain baby who sparked Pennsylvania’s Safe Haven Law, has been stolen. Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley discovered the missing marker when he arrived at the Orchard Hills Cemetery to lay a wreath on Baby Mary’s grave Friday morning.   “I got up a lot during the course of a year, but especially Christmas time, Easter and her birthday. When I walked up to the grave with the wreath, I saw the grave but no bronze marker on the grave,” Kelley said.   Baby Mary was slain by her mother, Tracy Dupre, shortly after her birth in 2001. Her little body was found in a trash can. Dupre…

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VIDEO HERE: Stove fire damages home

SUNBURY — Upper Augusta Fire Chief Bill Brown says a quick response by firefighters saved a home from being destroyed by fire this morning on the Island between Sunbury and Northumberland. Brown described what he found when he arrived, “When I got here we had fire in the kitchen area of the home. From what we are seeing, it looks like it probably started as a stove fire and extended into the kitchen area.” The fire started around 8:20 a.m. at a home at 230 Pontius Avenue off Island Boulevard. Brown says the family wasn’t home at the time of the fire and a dog escaped unharmed. Firefighters cut through the roof with a saw…

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VIDEO HERE: Middle School groundbreaking

NORTHUMBERLAND—Shikellamy school board members picked up their shovels and wore hard hats to officially break ground on the new middle school. Parents, students and teachers joined local elected officials in celebrating the first step in construction of the new state-of-the-art building. According to project architect Vern McKissick, construction will begin this week. “I understand the Tonka trucks are showing up on Wednesday and things will start to move fairly quickly. What you can expect is think about where the football field is and as you look at this rendering which is almost a dead-on angle so afterwards take a walk out and take a look because that’s pretty much the same angle the finished building…

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VIDEO HERE: Valley tree makes its way to the Big Apple

HEMLOCK TWP – An 85-foot tall, 13-ton Norway Spruce is on its way to New York City.  The Hemlock Township, Columbia County tree, on the property of Dan Sigafoos and Rachel Drosdick-Sigafoos, was chosen as this year’s 82nd annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Drosdick-Sigafoos says they couldn’t be happier, “It is such an honor to be able to donate something so iconic to Rockefeller Center and be able to be a tiny little part of everybody’s Christmas is really cool for both of us.” Erik Pauze has been the head gardener at Rockefeller Center for 26 years and discovered the tree along Frosty Valley Road, just across the Montour County line, “I was travelling west…