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    Frein pleads ‘not guilty’

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of killing one Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another in a police barracks ambush has pleaded not guilty. Eric Frein was arraigned Thursday at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford. The 31-year-old Frein participated by video from the county jail and answered yes-or-no questions from his lawyer, who entered the not-guilty plea on his behalf. Frein is charged with first-degree murder, terrorism and related charges in the September ambush that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson and severely wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove. Frein was captured Oct. 30 after a 48-day manhunt in the Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. Prosecutors are seeking the death…

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    D.A. Warren: Rating ‘expected’

    DANVILLE – The Mountour County D.A. has received a negative rating from the state bar, and she says it was expected.  Montour County District Attorney Rebecca Warren was ‘not recommended’ as a candidate for state Supreme Court.   She says, “As a prosecutor, I have earned a reputation for being a champion of victims’ rights and for not being swayed by others. The PBA is a liberal organization that has a history of supporting criminals and opposing prosecutors.”   The Pennsylvania Bar Association annually scrutinizes candidates for statewide offices and the vast majority receive at least a ‘recommended’ statement.  Warren was the only candidate to receive the “not recommended” rating.  The commission stated they are…

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    Medical marijuana legislation has more support

    HARRISBURG – With a new governor in the state, medical marijuana legislation may be successfully passed in 2015. Last year’s bill passed the Senate in September, but did not move to the House, where Republican leadership was hesitant to pass it.  Now, the new House Republican leader, Dave Reed (R-62nd, Blairsville) supports medical marijuana along with new Governor Tom Wolf.   State representative Lynda Schlegel-Culver (R-108th,Sunbury) says there is a good argument for its passage, “We have been using it medicinally for 2,000 years.  This has merit.  I think we definitely need to look at it.  If we can help somebody overcome an illness or help them with their daily life, without endangering their welfare…

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    Vehicular homicide trial postponed again

    SUNBURY – Trial for a Mount Carmel man charged with vehicular homicide has been postponed for the second time in two weeks.  The News Item reports 21-year-old Hasan Abuomar’s trial was scheduled to begin today and has been delayed until March 12 before Judge Charles Saylor.   District Attorney Ann Targonski is unable to prosecute the case due to illness.  Abuomar was initially scheduled for trial January 13, but that was postponed at Targonski’s request due to the fire at the Northumberland County Prison on January 14, since Targonski is also a prison board member.   Abuomar was 19 when he is accused of grabbing the steering wheel of a car driven by 18-year-old Marcelle…

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    Thieves caught on video surveillance

    LEWISBURG — State police need the public’s help in identifying two men who stole jugs of diesel engine motor oil from the Wal-Mart in Lewisburg.  Video surveillance shows the two men entering the store and then loading a shopping cart with the oil, valued at $140.   A male in a dark jacket pushes the cart out of the store without paying for the oil.  The men fled the scene in a white, older model four-door Ford Explorer.  The theft happened on Wednesday just before 3 p.m. Video surveillance captured the faces of both men.   You can see the picture of the suspects online at WKOK.com.  Anyone with information is asked to contact state…

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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…

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VIDEO HERE: Drive Out Child Abuse

  Newsradio 1070 WKOK and the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation want to “Drive Out Child Abuse” with the Aubrey Alexander Toyota Camry for Kids. Drive Out Child Abuse: Newsradio 1070 and the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation want to “Drive Out Child Abuse” with the Aubrey Alexander Toyota Camry for Kids. Help us “Drive Out Child Abuse” Friday, December 5th. During our 1-day fundraiser, for every dollar you donate, you’ll get one entry in a drawing for $1,000 cash or a Toyota Camry from Aubrey Alexander Toyota. – FAQ’s: What is WKOK’s Drive Out Child Abuse going to help? A regional foundation is looking to help adults recognize signs of child sexual abuse and act to protect children….

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Video Here: Three-alarm fire in Sunbury

SUNBURY — Five adults and three children were displaced by a fire in Sunbury Monday morning. The three-alarm fire destroyed two homes. The double home, at 1102 and 1104 Miller Street, went up in flames just before 9:00a.m. says Sunbury battalion chief Brad Wertz.   Wertz says, “Not sure what started it, it is undetermined as of now. The fire marshal has been called. All occupants were out of the building.  From what I was told, occupants were at work and the kids were not home.”   It is not known yet who owns the building, or who the occupants were. The Red Cross is assisting the families with clothing, food and shelter. Several surrounding…