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    Perkins Restaurant gets new Lewisburg location

    LEWISBURG – A popular Lewisburg restaurant is moving. Perkins Restaurant, currently located on Route 15 next to Days Inn, is heading up the road to International Drive. Clint Klingerman of JDK Management, told WKOK the lease is ending on the current location and they wanted to improve their facility, as well as offer a larger parking area. Klingerman says they are excited to bring the “latest and greatest” to their brand-new complex next to Applebee’s. Grand opening for the new location is planned for fall 2016. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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    Ethics inquiry into justice’s emails cites new revelations

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania agency that prosecutes allegations of judicial misconduct says it’s opened another investigation into the role of a sitting state Supreme Court justice in the exchange of explicit or otherwise inappropriate emails. The Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board’s chief counsel said in a statement Friday that the attorney general’s office didn’t give it “all of the information” from its computer servers about Justice Michael Eakin when it investigated him last year. Chief counsel Bob Graci says recent disclosures, including news accounts, have prompted the new investigation into Eakin. Eakin is declining comment. Attorney General Kathleen Kane delivered more than 1,000 emails to the board last week and described some as racially…

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    Local school districts looking improve on PSSA’s

    SUNBURY- School Districts in the Valley are figuring out ways to bump up low scores on the new standards of the PSSA standardized test. State data shows a 35-point drop in math and 9-point drop in English. Superintendents around the Valley say the new standards make the test far more difficult than before. Amy Morton, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit Chief Academic Officer, “The students in third, fourth, fifth grade have had the chance to ramp up to the new level of rigor. But the students in seventh, eighth grade, they haven’t had the same number of years of foundation building that they needed in order to do well. The other issue is there was a…

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    Montour County requests emergency funding

                DANVILLE – The budget impasse is sending Valley counties to court. Montour County filed a request Friday for approval of emergency borrowing. Commissioner chairman Trevor Finn tells WKOK the county does not have enough money to meet its budgetary requirements through the end of the year since funding from the state has not been released. Finn says counties have limited option to borrow funds and it typically requires approval from DCED.  Montour County has asked a judge to allow them to borrow funds on a short-term basis and without waiting for DCED approval. The county expects to borrow less than $1 million. A hearing on the matter is scheduled…

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    PennDOT: Airport Road detour in place through October

                  MONTOURSVILLE – A bridge replacement project in Union County is expected to wrap up this month. Dave Thompson at PennDOT says weather delays slowed the project on Airport Road in Lewisburg. Thompson says paving work is expected to be finished at the end of October, weather permitting. There is currently a detour in place using Route 15 and Route 192. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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VIDEO HERE: Line Mountain teachers on strike for higher wages

TREVORTON – Teachers picketed Wednesday at Trevorton Elementary School.  According to Mark Shearer, a seventh grade teacher, the union is asking for salary increases.  The Line Mountain teachers agreed to a salary freeze for the 2011-2012 school year.  The last time teacher’s received a pay increase was September, 2010. Shearer says the school board has provided pay increases to its administrators in excess of 20%.  School board president, Troy Laudenslager has said raising administrator salaries makes Line Mountain more competitive and helps keep top administrators. According to the union, the Line Mountain teaching staff has decreased by 12% with teachers leaving to take jobs in higher paying districts.  Students could be out of school until…

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Class size a sticking point in Shamokin

SHAMOKIN – Teachers in the Shamokin Area School District continue to walk the picket line as of Monday. Mark McDade, PSEA representative tells WKOK they are ready to negotiate, but it is up to the school board to come to the table, “The responsibility is completely on the school board. The teachers have done everything we can to reach an agreement, but we need the school board to step up and do what’s right for not only their employees, but what’s right for their children.” McDade says class size is still a sticking point between the teachers and the school board negotiating team. He says they are hopeful the district is ready to come to…


DUI Moving Memorial comes to Danville

DANVILLE – With Labor Day approaching on Monday, the Pennsylvania DUI Association is warning motorists about the importance of a designated driver.  The DUI Victim’s Moving Memorial made a stop at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville today and features the names of Pennsylvanians killed by impaired drivers.   Montour County District Attorney Rebecca Warren says they need to strengthen the state’s DUI laws, “The DUI laws allow you to wipe your slate clean after every 10 years, and they are only misdemeanor DUI’s no matter what the circumstances are.  Contrast that to retail theft, where on your third offense, it’s an automatic felony no matter what the price was of the item that you have…