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    Eric Frein captured alive

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa (AP) – For 48 tense days, hundreds of law enforcement officials fanned out across the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania in a grueling manhunt for the 31-year-old survivalist charged with killing a state police trooper and wounding another. In the end, Eric Frein (freen) surrendered meekly to a team of U.S. marshals who stumbled across him near an abandoned airplane hangar.   Frein is accused of opening fire outside the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12, killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and injuring Trooper Alex Douglass. After capturing him, authorities placed Frein in Dickson’s handcuffs and put him in the slain trooper’s squad car. Residents say they’re relieved he’s been caught. Frein faces…

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    Data breach culprit a student

    LEWISBURG — It was a student who accessed data files in the Lewisburg School District. Superintendent Dr. Mark DiRocco says he has been in contact with the student’s parents and the FBI is now assisting in the investigation. The FBI will be conducting a forensic investigation to track the data that was accessed from the district’s network. DiRocco says the process should take about two weeks. He says they are working to keep the exposure of the information to a minimum. The data breach was announced earlier this week, when it was discovered that student information, including the social security numbers of many students, was accessed from the cafeteria database. The district is working with…

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    Man jailed after police threat  

    SUNBURY — A Sunbury man — who was shot by police — is now facing charges for the attack that preceded the shooting.  Charges of felony aggravated assault, possessing instruments of crime, simple assault and endangering another person were filed against 23-year-old Erick Trometter Thursday. Trometter is charged for an incident July 8 when Sunbury Police chief Brad Hare approached him.  Hare saw Trometter walking on Mile Post Road, and approached him regarding an assault that Trometter was allegedly involved in earlier in the day.  According to court papers, Trometter continually refused to comply with Hare’s orders and became aggressive.  Hare then attempted to retrieve a knife that was seen in Trometter’s pocket. It was…

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    Milton man charged for brick assault

    MILTON – A Milton man is facing numerous charges for a weekend assault in Milton.  Danny Rosado Colon is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possessing instruments of crime and other charges for the incident around 2:25 Saturday morning in a parking lot along Long Alley. The Standard Journal reports Rosado Colon assaulted another man, who sustained severe facial injuries including multiple fractures.   Rosado Colon is accused of hitting the man in the face with a brick after the two had argued inside a bar.  The victim was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital and then transferred to Geisinger Medical Center with serious injuries.  Rosado Colon was arrested and sent to the Northumberland County Prison…

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    Pretrial conference to be schedule for rock throwers

    LEWISBURG — The four teenagers, charged with throwing a rock over an I-80 overpass in Union County have given up their right to a  formal arraignment.  The next step for brothers 18-year-old Brett Lahr and 17-year-old Dylan Lahr of New Columbia, 18-year-old Tyler Porter of Milton and 17-year-old Keefer McGee of New Columbia is a pretrial conference, which Union County District Attorney Pete Johnson’s office tells us will be held at the end of November. The four are charged in a July 10 incident in which they threw a rock from an overpass in White Deer Township, Union County.  The rock hit a vehicle, hitting 52-year-old Sharon Budd in the head causing her severe brain injuries. …

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VIDEO HERE: Barletta: Airstrikes needed to happen months ago

SUNBURY – Airstrikes against ISIS should have happened months ago.  That is according to U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11), who says he supports the president’s initiative, but is not confident it will work. Speaking in Sunbury, Barletta says, “For over a year now, we have been talking about doing something to try and stop them when they were a small group of 1,500.  Now they are over 30,000.  They are well funded and have made it clear that they are coming to the United States to attack us.  I support the president in the airstrikes, but I do believe it was a little late.  Nonetheless, the option of doing nothing was not a good choice…

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VIDEO HERE: Restoring records in Northumberland County

SUNBURY – History fills the basement of the Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury.  It is where documents, dating back to the 1700’s are stored. Mary Zimmerman, Register and Recorder in Northumberland County says, “Everything that has ever been recorded in the county, in this office, is down there.  Deeds, mortgages, orphan’s court, marriages licenses, all documents recorded in this office have to be kept for historical and legal purposes.  We have marriage records from the 1800’s and orphans court records from the 1700’s.” Prothonotary Justin Dunkelberger adds, “We have lien dockets and appearance dockets from the 1880’s and 1890’s.  Four vaults contain all of these documents.” Even now, the vaults look more organized than they…

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VIDEO HERE: After 52 years, Tedd’s Landing is closing

SHAMOKIN DAM – It is a familiar fixture at the intersection of Routes 11/15 in Shamokin Dam, but November 1, Tedd’s Landing will close. Owner Denise Skotedis says, “My in-laws, Tedd and Janet Skotedis, moved the family from New York in the early 1960’s.   In 1962, they purchased what had been the Blue Hill restaurant, and turned it into Tedd’s Landing.  So, it will be 52 years in October.” Skotedis says the decision, made between herself, her son Alexander Skotedis and her niece Jessica Reed was not an easy one, “It took a lot of thought.  The downturn in the economy hasn’t helped as far as fine dining.  People’s lifestyles are different, people are on…