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    Rep. Keller skeptical of homeless shelter

    UNDATED – State Representative Fred Keller (R-85, Kreamer) remains skeptical about a center for the homeless proposed in Laurelton. “I have had several meetings with the county commissioners and the citizens of Hartley Township, I have had phone calls with Jack Wisor and he gave me information on this,” says Keller. “We had a few discussions and I gave him a few things to consider and think about.” The facility is being proposed by Bishop Jack Wisor of Just for Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Ministries. Wisor wants to house the homeless, including those recently released from jail and Megan’s Law offenders. Keller says there are some things he does not feel fully comfortable about yet…

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    Woman injured in Friday MVA

    PAXINOS — A woman from Kulpmont sustained injuries where her car hit a tree Friday night. In Paxinos, police tell us, 46-year-old Julie Wiest was driving on Bottle Drive, near West Centre Street when she swerved to miss a deer and went off the road. She sustained injuries and was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, where a nursing supervisor says she was treated and released. Ralpho Township police and Northumberland County 9-1-1 tell us, the accident happened around 11:30pm. Volunteers from Elysburg and Overlook fire departments responed.

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    Contaminated milk from Snyder County farm

    MIDDLEBURG — Folks with a container of local milk are being asked to throw it out. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, consumers who purchased raw milk from Greenfield Dairy in Middleburg should discard it immediately.   Some of the raw milk collected by the department on April 8 tested positive for a Listeria contamination. The packaged raw milk is sold under the Greenfield Dairy label in half gallon glass containers dated April 18, 21, 22 and 24.   The dairy was ordered to stop the sale of all raw milk until further notice. Symptoms of Listeriosis usually appear within 1-3 weeks, and can include fever, muscle aches, nausea or diarrhea.   You can read…

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    Snyder County recognizes dispatchers this week

    SELINSGROVE — County dispatchers are unsung heroes — and that is why Snyder County Commissioners are recognizing them during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Commissioner Peggy Chamberlain Roup says these men and women deserve some recognition, “These professional and dedicated men and women help you when you are in a crisis situation. They help our police and fire departments and emergency personnel day in and day out. They make life and death decisions 365 days a year.” Roup says she is proud of the dispatchers of Snyder County and in our surrounding counties because they are always dedicated to public safety. She says, “They rise to a new challenge every day.” April 13-19 has been…

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    Shamokin street light project wrapping up

      SHAMOKIN – A street light project in Shamokin will be completed about a month ahead of schedule.  PPL reports they are installing efficient street lights in the downtown and the last major part of the project will involve repaving sections on both sides of Independence Street during the day on April 28 and 29.   To minimize disruptions to traffic and downtown businesses, PPL will be on the scene assisting with traffic control.  The work will include sidewalk repairs.  The project involves replacing 44 street lights and fixtures on new aluminum poles and removing old poles and bases on Independence Street between Market and Shamokin Streets.  There is no cost to the city for…

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VIDEO HERE: Conservation District holds annual meeting

SUNBURY – The Northumberland County Conservation District thanked local legislators Thursday for maintaining their funding. The conservation district operates on about a $300,000 budget and state funding is the majority of that money says Judy Becker NCCD District Manager, “We wanted to make sure the legislators knew how much we appreciated the relationship we had with them.  They have always been so receptive to anytime we contact them or ask for assistance.  They are very good with keeping us in the know of what is going on in the state level.” Legislators, like Lynda Schlegel Culver, also took time to thank the conservation district for educating and pushing hard for what they want.  “What you…


VIDEO HERE: Crash injures one on Route 147

POINT TWP — A preliminary report says a truck driver from Canada fell asleep when his tractor-trailer veered off of Route 147 in Point Township Thursday morning.  Route 147 was closed between 7th Street and Ridge Road through mid-afternoon according to PennDOT. Point Township Police Chief Joshua VanKirk says, “Officers arrived on the scene and found a tractor-trailer had gone off of the road near Fourteenth Street.  Rescue crews did a fabulous job cutting the truck apart using every tool they had.  They did get the driver out alive.  He is at Geisinger Medical Center, but his status is unknown.” A portion of Route 147 between Water Street and Ridge Road was closed for several hours…


VIDEO HERE: Speaker talks about mental illness

MILTON – A national speaker and mental health advocate spoke recently in Milton.  Hosted by NAMI Susquehanna Valley, Mike Veny spoke about his own mental illness as well as transforming the stigmas around mental illness.  Being a professional drummer, Veny also got the crowd involved musically.  You can learn more about NAMI here. (Sara Bartlett)