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    Life Flight called to Union County accident

    NEW COLUMBIA — One person was injured in a late night accident in Union County. Emergency Services tell us Life Flight was called to the scene of the accident on White Deer Pike in White Deer Township.   The one vehicle accident was reported around 11:00p.m. Saturday.   An occupant was said to be trapped inside the vehicle.   We will update you with more details as they become available. (Codi Jade)

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    Slippery conditions on roadways

      MONTOURSVILLE — PennDOT is warning motorists of possible slippery conditions Sunday. Due to cold temperatures and precipitation in some areas, pavements may be icy, particularly in northern Pennsylvania.  Motorists are asked to use caution, especially if you are traveling to the northern part of the state. Slow down and allow for extra travelling distance between vehicles. Bridge decks and overpasses could be especially slick. PennDOT crews are treating roads throughout the region. You can check travel conditions and possible delays at www.511PA.com. (Codi Jade)

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    PennDOT to work with Point Twp. residents

    POINT TWP – A PennDOT spokesman says a Point Township road will see an increase in traffic when the CSVT project is complete. However, Matt Beck, Assistant Plans Engineer for PennDOT District 3, says they will work with residents to keep the impacts on Ridge Road to a minimum.  “I don’t think we anticipate a significant major impact,” Beck said. “We don’t plan to direct traffic to use Ridge Road. We realize that some additional traffic will use Ridge Road after the CSVT project is complete, but we think that can be addressed through improvements on Ridge Road itself, or maybe other areas in the highway network. That is what we plan to work through…

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    Needy Family Fund starts again in The Valley

    UNDATED — It is time again to help needy families in The Valley. The Needy Family Fund is a joint effort between the Sunbury and Milton Salvation Armies, Susquehanna Bank, the Daily Item and the radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation. Major Sharon Cupp with the Sunbury Salvation Army says the need has already been overwhelming, “We are already at 300 applicants, and we have another 100 on a list that we are calling to come in. That does not include those people in the high rises yet, so I think the need will be greater this year.” Major Sheryl Hershey of the Milton Salvation Army echoes the fact that this year’s need is greater….

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    Child safety seat check in Milton

    MILTON — A child safety seat check will be held Sunday in Milton. Milton State Police is holding the free event Sunday from 3:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at their barracks on Lawton Lane. All are invited to the free event. (Sara Bartlett)

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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…

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Local leaders tour community college

BROCKWAY— The Valley is a step closer to getting a new community college. Some area leaders traveled to the Butler County Community College location in Brockway, Pennsylvania to examine a model for the proposed school in Sunbury. Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project (SVCEP) organized the bus trip for interested parties to learn more about the business of establishing a community college in middle Pennsylvania. The group of 20 toured the Brockway facility with Butler County Community College President Nick Newpower, who spoke about a the need for partnerships with government and local business to ensure a successful community college, “We are here as a result of a ton of collaboration from a lot of people who wanted…

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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…