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    Hotel evacuated after heater malfunctions

    NEW COLUMBIA — A hotel was evacuated early this morning in Union County.  Emergency dispatchers tell us a heater overheated at the Comfort Inn off of Route 15 near New Columbia.  The hotel was evacuated and the heater was disconnected.   Smoke filled part of the hotel, which was then ventilated.  Eventually hotel guests were allowed back inside and no injuries were reported.  (Ali Stevens)

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    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…

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    Sunbury police looking for a theft suspect

    SUNBURY – Sunbury police are looking for a man they want to question about a stolen credit card.  The Daily Item reports Raymond Delaney is wanted for questioning regarding $1,000 charged to a stolen credit card on Thursday from a senior citizen.   Police say the card was taken from the woman’s purse at a store on Market Street in Sunbury.  The credit card was used at convenience stores in Sunbury and police say they have video surveillance of Delaney using the stolen card.  Anyone knowing where Delaney may be is asked to contact Sunbury Police.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Area rescue crews receive funds

    SUNBURY – Area fire and ambulance companies will receive over $300,000 through state grants.   The funds will benefit 24 companies in Northumberland and Snyder Counties.  The grants are part of the Pennsylvania Fire Company and Ambulance Service Grant Program.   State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108TH, Sunbury) made the announcement Thursday.  She said, “Our community was recently reminded how essential and valuable our volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel are to maintaining safety and order during unfortunate times when the Northumberland County prison caught fire a few weeks ago.”   Recipients can use the funding to build, repair or renovate a company’s primary structure; purchase or repair equipment; participate in training seminars and workshops; or pay…

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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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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:

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VIDEO HERE: SU names new football coach 

SELINSGROVE – You can call him Coach Perk.  Tom Perkovich was named the new head football coach at Susquehanna University Tuesday.  He says, “The academic and athletic philosophy that those things work together, they are inclusive of the experience the player has.  This is a great school” Perkovich comes from Muhlenberg College, where was an assistant coach for eleven seasons.  Susquehanna Director of Athletics Pam Samuelson said Perkovich was selected from a high-quality pool of applicants, and he emerged from the field as a rising star.  Included in the search committee were current SU football players. It included player Phil Percora who says, “What stood out the most with Coach Perk was how interested he…