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    Police investigating Milton area burglary

    MILTON — Police are searching for someone who stole over $4,000 worth of items from a storage unit near Milton. State police say the incident happened earlier this year, sometime between January 1 and February 15 at the unit along Sodom Road in West Chillisquaque Township. A Lewisburg man reported that his storage unit was broken into and several items are now missing. They include stereo and sound equipment, as well as clothing. Anyone with information is asked to call Milton State Police. (Sara Bartlett)

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    Geisinger CEO to step down

    DANVILLE — The President and CEO of Geisinger Health System will be leaving his position next year. Dr. Glenn Steele Jr. will step down in June 2015, after being the health system’s president and CEO since 2001. Steele will take the position as chairman of xG Health Solutions, an independently operated venture based in Columbia, Maryland. As for Geisinger, the board of directors has begun the process of recruiting a successor to Steele. They will be assisted in the search by one of the world’s leading executive search consulting firms. (Sara Bartlett)

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    One injury in Route 125 accident

    UNDATED — One injury was reported in a Northumberland County crash Monday morning. The accident happened around 6:15a.m. in the 3500 block of Route 125 in East Cameron Township. Northumberland County 911 tells us one vehicle was involved and there was one injury reported. We will have more details as they become available. (Sara Bartlett)  

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    The old acting Sunbury police chief is back

      SUNBURY — Sunbury police, under new management again. This morning (Monday), formerly a corporal Brad Hare returns to work, and he is once again acting police chief. He was placed on administrative leave after a police shooting July 8th, and Sgt. Chris Blase was made acting chief.   The city is without a full time chief because of the demotion of patrolman Stephen Mazzeo. He was knocked back down to patrolman because of what mayor David Persing called ‘personnel issues. 22-year-old Erick Trometter was shot by Hare, along Mile Post Road, after Hare tried to stop Trometter from attacking him with a knife.   The new county D-A Anne Targonski said state police cleared…

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    Rolling fundraiser for Sharon Budd Saturday

      MILTON — If you saw a lot of motorcycle riders in The Valley Saturday–they might have been part of the BuddStrong fundraising ride that went from Milton to Danville. Bikers helping this weekend started at a tavern near Milton and around the Central Susquehanna Valley, and then to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.   That’s where 52-year-old Sharon Budd is still in critical condition with injuries sustained July 10 in Union County. The Budd family welcomed them at GMC. Several teenagers are facing criminal charges.   Organizers of the motorcycle run said there was little talk of the perpetrators Saturday; it was about fundraising, helping the family and making sure the Budd family knows…

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VIDEO HERE: Herndon man shot after knife threat

Video from State Police press conference: SUNBURY – A domestic dispute in Sunbury turned into gunshots fired in Upper Augusta Township.  It all started around 9:30a.m. Tuesday when Sunbury Police say they were investigating a domestic dispute on Susquehanna Avenue involving 22-year-old Erick Trometter, most recently of Herndon. Around 11:00a.m., Trometter was seen walking on Mile Post Road near Shikellamy Avenue and acting Sunbury police chief Brad Hare responded to the scene.  Milton State Police trooper Mark Reasner tells us as Hare approached Trometter, Trometter pulled out a knife. Hare attempted to tase him, without success.  That is when Hare fired one shot at Trometter. Trometter was taken to Geisinger Medical Center.  A nursing supervisor tells…

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VIDEO HERE: Taking steps to a new home

LEWISBURG – Collette Brandt is back on her feet, is more ways than one.  Brandt is now a first time homebuyer thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development and the Union County Housing Authority. Although happy now, Brandt came through a lot to get where she is today, “In December 2010 I fell in my home, and when I broke the fall I threw my neck back and severed my spinal cord.  I have been working on walking and balance issues.” As much as she was determined to start walking again, she was also determined to pick herself up financially.  She applied for the USDA Rural Development Direct Loan…

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VIDEO HERE: Helmet giveaway in Lewisburg

Video from bicycle helmet giveaway LEWISBURG – Over 140 bicycle helmets were handed out to kids in Lewisburg this week as part of Evangelical Community Hospital’s bike helmet giveaway. Each child who came in to the Lewisburg McDonald’s and donated a book was fitted for a helmet says Evangelical Community Hospital’s Deana Carson.  “When you go to fit a bicycle helmet, you want to make sure that it is about two fingers above the eyebrow, make sure the straps make a “V” between the ear, and you want to make sure the chinstrap is nice and tight.” The giveaway is also sponsored by Kiwanis Club Buffalo Valley AM and Lewisburg Kiwanis.  Pat Marra of Lewisburg…