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    $60,000 in damages after Sunbury fire

    SUNBURY — An electrical issue seems to be the culprit for a fire that displaced three families in Sunbury Thursday. Sunbury Fire Chief Ken Kipple tells us the fire at 528 Line Street started on the second floor where an electric fan was plugged in. He says the fire was accidental and that damage is estimated at about $60,000.  The blaze broke out around 10:45a.m. at the home owned by Trisha Herrick and her husband. There were two other apartments in the home as well. Volunteers are credited with ‘making a good stop,’ stopping the fire before it could too much damage to neighboring homes. No injuries were reported. (Sara Bartlett)  

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    High school construction nearing at Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG – The Lewisburg Area School District is ready to ‘go out to bids’ for the new high school. The school board Thursday night approved ‘PlanCon 5’ which is the next step in receiving state approval for construction, and financing of the new school. Superintendent Dr. Mark DiRocco said the bidding process could begin this fall, “We hope to be going out to bid somewhere around the end of September. We’ll be coming back to our September eleventh meeting to tie up any loose ends, cross the T’s dot the I’s and we should be out to bid the end of that month.” Dr. DiRocco said between now and the September 11 meeting, the board…

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    Catawissa man charged with scrap metal theft

      CATAWISSA — A Catawissa man is facing multiple charges for a scrap metal theft in April. State police arrested 33-year-old Jason Jeremiah this week for the theft on High Road in Mayberry Township, Montour County on April 19.   Troopers charged Jeremiah with theft, receiving stolen property, loitering and prowling and driving with a suspended license. Charges against Jeremiah were filed with District Judge Marvin Shrawder in Danville. (Ali Stevens)  

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    Financial Peace University offered in Watsontown

    WATSONTOWN – Need some help getting your finances together? Dave Ramsey offers financial advice daily on WKOK — and now his patented method is coming to a local church.   Bruce Cross is coordinating Financial Peace University at Revival Tabernacle in Watsontown, “It’s not only about debt management or debt eradication. I know Dave Ramsey talks a lot about that on his show, but it’s also just about having a plan to deal with the things you need to deal with. It’s about having a starter emergency fund, beginning to pay off debt, planning for the future, paying your house off and building wealth.”   Cross went through the course himself, and invites everyone to join…

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    Vehicle linked to Union Co. burglary

    ALLENWOOD — State police are on the lookout for a red SUV that may be connected to a burglary earlier this month in Union County. Troopers say the SUV was seen at the gate of the Hemlock Sportsman’s Club in Gregg Township during the time a burglary took place at the club.   Cash was stolen from the club on South Creek Road sometime between August 1 and August 3. The rear door was forced open by the burglars, causing about $200 in damages. Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to contact state police. (Ali Stevens)

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VIDEO HERE: Northumberland County cracks down delinquent payments

SUNBURY – There are some agencies who work, closely, cooperatively, together in Northumberland County government, and they are working to bring in overdue money, fines and child support. Northumberland County Sheriff Robert Wolfe has a message for residents of the county who owe money, “We are coming. It is time to pay up. This is the type of thing where we are going to be out there and looking, and it is time to pay up.” Monday began another day that members of the sheriff’s department, adult probation department and prothonotary’s office conducted a sweep of residents who owe the court anywhere from $300-$87,000. They have the endorsement of the courts and commissioners. In Monday’s…

Sharon's husband Randy Budd during a recent interview with WKOK.

VIDEO HERE: Interview with Randy Budd

Watch the full interview with Randy Budd DANVILLE — Though she is improving from her critical injuries, 52-year-old Sharon Budd is far from a full recovery.  The Ohio woman was struck by a rock thrown over an overpass of I-80 in White Deer Township. Budd’s husband Randy Budd says according to doctors, his wife, who remains at Geisinger Medical Center, is out of the life-threatening stage, “They had to remove the right frontal lobe and some of the left also.  She lost the sight of her and the left eye is very swollen.  We haven’t got confirmation from the doctors that she can see out of it, but they are hopeful because some of the muscles are still in…

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VIDEO HERE: More charges filed in I-80 rock throwing

  MIFFLINBURG – I feel really bad about the critical injuries that nearly killed a women — So said the dad of the latest teen charged in the I-80 rock-throwing incident. 17-year-old Tyler Porter is being charged as an adult in the incident that critically injured an Ohio woman. Porter, who is from Milton but currently lives in Sunbury, is facing a number of charges including felony aggravated assault and felony criminal conspiracy. During an arraignment Monday, District Judge Jeffery Mensch said, only because of Porter’s cooperation with law enforcement, he will face $50,000 unsecured bail. He is on house arrest and will be under electronic monitoring. Mensch reminded Porter of the severity of his…