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    Deadly stabbing trial began on Thursday

    BLOOMSBURG – A murder trial began in Columbia County on Thursday for a Bloomsburg man charged with stabbing to death a Selinsgrove man.  Trial began for Brett Woodside, who is accused of stabbing and killing Brandon Burns of Selinsgrove in July 2013, after an evening of drinking at Woodside’s home.   Police say Woodside stabbed Burns with a 3 ½-inch folding knife at his home near Bloomsburg.  Burns was taken to Bloomsburg Hospital, but died a short time later.  Testimony will continue today and the trial could end today.  (Ali Stevens)

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    McClure man facing felony drug charges

    MCCLURE – A McClure man is facing a number of drug related charges after he was stopped by Middleburg Police.  47-year-old Gearhard Muhlbauer was stopped by police last Friday for a traffic violation on East Walker Street.  Police say Muhlbauer had a suspended driver’s license and was suspected of being under the influence of drugs.   Police were given consent to search the vehicle and a significant amount of suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia were recovered.  Muhlbauer was charged with felony drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of instruments of a crime.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Burglary at a home near Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE – State police are investigating a burglary at a home near Selinsgrove on Thursday.  Someone entered the home on Fetter Road in Penn Township sometime between 4:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.   Once inside, the suspect took cash and change and personal documents from the residence.  Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call state police at Selinsgrove.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Shamokin man pleads guilty to rape

    SUNBURY – A Shamokin man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in December of 2013 has pleaded guilty to three felony charges.  The News Item reports 24-year-old Jacob Engle plead guilty to two counts of aggravated indecent assault and one count of sexual assault. Engle will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will be sentenced within 90 days.  Police say Engle raped the girl while she was helping him move.  He remains incarcerated at SCI-Coal Township on $50,000 cash bail.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Lewisburg school board approves bond issue

    LEWISBURG – The Lewisburg school board has approved a $7-million bond issue to help finance the new high school project. The board voted 7-0 in favor of the bond issue.  Director Mary Howe abstained from voting and Fred Scheller was absent from the meeting.   The high school is projected to cost $36-million.  Excavation work is underway at the site on Newman Road and construction of the school will begin later this spring.  (Ali Stevens)

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VIDEO HERE: Local businesses honored by Chamber

WATSONTOWN — A company that will help you save money, an organization that helps businesses grow, and a start-up business owner, were all honored Thursday at the annual meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Impact Awards recognize individuals and companies that have a positive impact in The Valley. Chamber President Bruce Smith said, “What we have found out is our membership does  so much for the community as well as the Chamber, and sometimes those stories get lost in the shuffle.  So, we really wanted to recognize people that were making an impact, not only with the Chamber, but also to our community.  It’s where we live and where we all…

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VIDEO HERE: New additions to Sunbury YMCA

SUNBURY- The Sunbury branch of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA has made many new improvements and additions to begin the New Year. The Sunbury Branch Executive Director Wayne Stump says that there have been new additions made to the fitness center and swimming pool. Stump says, “In the fitness center we added a new floor and about 12 new pieces of cardio exercise equipment. In addition to that, we added free Wi-Fi so the member have access to Wi-Fi while they’re here working out. A new filtration system and dehumidification system was added to the pool which allowed us to make it a lot more comfortable for the members who are using the facility.” The…

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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: