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    Health expert: Prep for ‘spring forward’

    SUNBURY — Get ready for a groggy Monday and maybe a sleepy Sunday.  Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, and Weis Markets Registered Dietitians Beth Stark and Kathryn Long  say there are things you can do now to prepare yourself for the adjustment.   “If you can start setting your clock about 15 minutes sooner, to train your body to lose an hour.  That’s a good thing to do, so that on Sunday morning you’re not waking up to losing a full hour.  Small little increments over the next few days can really make a difference.  Then on Sunday morning, even though we are tempted to sleep in, try to wake up at your normal time…

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    Freeburg man pleads guilty to assault

    FREEBURG – A Snyder County criminal trial was underway Wednesday, when a Freeburg man decided to plead guilty.  According to Snyder-Union President Judge Michael Hudock, 56-year-old Gregory Keister pleaded guilty to burglary and aggravated assault, as well as a no contest plea for stalking.   Keister is accused of using an aluminum baseball bat to assault a Sunbury man, and raping a Freeburg woman.  The aggravated assault victim, Sean Purdy, was reportedly sleeping with a woman in her Freeburg apartment when Keister attacked him and then  raped the woman.   District Attorney Mike Piecuch says Keister was in a relationship with the woman and she had ended it.  He claims Keister was “obsessed” with the…

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    Senior judge resigns after being suspended

    MIDDLEBURG – Union/Snyder County Senior Judge Harold Woelfel Jr. has resigned from hearing cases in those two counties.  This change comes after he was suspended by Union/Snyder President Judge Michael Hudock last weekend. All this happens about three months after Woelfel revealed that he was an alcoholic.  He disclosed the information at a DUI Treatment Court session in Snyder County.  Woelfel, who has served as judge in the two counties for 19 years, oversaw the treatment courts in both Union and Snyder County.  In his candid admission December 4, Woelfel told the treatment court that he had been sober for six months. More recently, February 25, Woelfel was issued a traffic citation from the Selinsgrove…

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    Masser concerned about state budget proposal

    HARRISBURG – Republican members of the state House of Representatives are expressing concerns about Governor Tom Wolf’s $33.8-billion state budget proposal.  State house member Kurt Masser (R-107th, Elysburg) says the budget gives him cause for concern.   Masser said, “He is projecting historic spending in the state of Pennsylvania and historic tax increases on the backs of all Pennsylvanians.  I’m not sure it’s a great way to start.  He campaigned on restoring a lot of funding for different programs, but what he didn’t campaign on was a 20 percent increase in the personal income tax and a 10 percent increase on the sales tax, on the backs of working families.”   Masser said the Governor’s…

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    Proposed budget doesn’t benefit Valley residents

    SUNBURY – The biggest losers will be Valley residents–under the proposed budget from Governor Tom Wolf–so says state house member Fred Keller (R-85th, Kreamer). On WKOK Sunrise Wednesday, Keller called the budget a redistribution of tax dollars, “I just look at this as a way to take more money out of  my district, rural Pennsylvania, and redistribute it to other parts of the Commonwealth.” According to Keller, the proposed reduction in property taxes won’t fully offset the increase in personal income tax–he says valley residents will end up paying more, “It really hits this area disproportionately because we rely on a higher earned income tax at the local level.” How much money will Pennsylvanians lose,…

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VIDEO HERE: Prison Fire, The Day After

SUNBURY – Nearly 24 hours after fire ripped through and destroyed the Northumberland County Prison, smoke could still be seen coming from the roof.  Now, in the day after the fire, work begins to determine the next steps for a Northumberland County Prison.  See more here:

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VIDEO HERE: SU names new football coach 

SELINSGROVE – You can call him Coach Perk.  Tom Perkovich was named the new head football coach at Susquehanna University Tuesday.  He says, “The academic and athletic philosophy that those things work together, they are inclusive of the experience the player has.  This is a great school” Perkovich comes from Muhlenberg College, where was an assistant coach for eleven seasons.  Susquehanna Director of Athletics Pam Samuelson said Perkovich was selected from a high-quality pool of applicants, and he emerged from the field as a rising star.  Included in the search committee were current SU football players. It included player Phil Percora who says, “What stood out the most with Coach Perk was how interested he…

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VIDEO HERE: Warrior Run teens learn safety

TURBOTVILLE – Some Warrior Run High School students learned the consequences of driving impaired. Luckily, it was just a simulation. PennDOT brought in a driving simulator to 10th graders at the school. Kim Smith is Safety Press Officer with PennDOT and says, “What it does is it simulates distracted and impaired driving. It teaches kids consequences of their actions. The kids get to practice driving, and after they have a crash or mishap, they go through the video section which shows them the consequences as far as being arrested, going to jail, the court system and more.” Students took turns being at the wheel, either simulating being impaired by drugs or alcohol or being distracted…