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    A large turnout for biker benefit

    SHAMOKIN –  You may have seen — or heard — a flock of motorcycles riding across The Valley this weekend.  Over a hundred bikes took to the road to benefit an injured biker Saturday.  The benefit run was held for U.S. Army veteran 29-year-old Cory Thompson of Shamokin.  Thompson was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in July.  He is a member of the Villains Motorcycle Club of Shamokin, who hosted the benefit ride.   The ride began in Shamokin at the Wayside Inn — near where Thompson was struck by an SUV July 13.  The bikes strolled across The Valley, making stops at local organizations.  They even drove by Geisinger Medical Center, where the…

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    Sunbury poet to hold book launch

    SUNBURY — She is a Sunbury proponent and she shows it through her art. Poet Melanie Simms is about to release her second book, “Remember the Sun: Poems of Nature and Inspiration.” Simms talks about what inspires her to write, “It is about the relationships between people that we have, and especially in Pennsylvania I have noticed. My father was in the military and I traveled a lot, so I had the opportunity to make observations and see cultural changes. One of the things that stands out about Pennsylvania, and I try to put in my poetry, is how we relate to one another. We are a real community.” The collection of poems in the…

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    AccuWeather going global – minute-by-minute

    SUNBURY – AccuWeather, an international company based in State College, known for their localized weather forecasts, is helping allow more people to go online…globally. WKOK recently spoke to one of the top administrators at AccuWeather, regarding the global internet effort. They are partnering with Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg for the Internet.org project. The project works to bring an internet connection to the nearly 5-billion people who don’t have internet access.  As a result of this, AccuWeather is now sending up to 45-day forecasts in 100 languages. Other noteworthy news from AccuWeather…they tell us they are also using a new technology to give minute-by-minute forecasts. Chief Strategy Officer Jim Candor talks about their new “MinuteCast” feature on…

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    Woman flips car on Route 147

    SUNBURY — A woman had to be hospitalized after flipping her car on Route 147 just south of Sunbury. Police say 24-year-old Krystal Kaminski of Locust Gap was driving on Route 147 in Upper Augusta Township, when she lost control of her vehicle while rounding a curve. Her car left the roadway and struck a guide rail. The car then continued east, struck a rocky embankment and over-turned. The crash occurred around 10:00a.m. Saturday morning. State police in Stonington plan to charge Kaminski with several traffic code violations. She remains at Geisinger Medical Center in fair condition. (Codi Jade)  

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    Folks invited to ‘Discover Lewisburg’

    LEWISBURG — Lewisburg is rolling out a ‘new’ welcome mat. The Lewisburg Downtown Partnership is hosting ‘Discover Lewisburg,’ to introduce newcomers to the area. Fourteen organizations including the Campus Theater, Bucknell athletics, Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation, Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority, Bucknell Entrepreneur Incubator, and more will be represented to talk with people. The tour will start at the Campus Theater and take participants around town, introducing them to organizations, businesses, and activities that are part of the Lewisburg and Bucknell University communities. All are invited to the free event September 19 starting at 5:30p.m. Anyone who completes the full tour and has their map initialed at each location is eligible to win a $50 downtown Lewisburg…

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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…