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    Four arrested in Sunbury drug operation

    SUNBURY — Four people from Sunbury were arrested for a heroin sale operation in Northumberland County. According to District Attorney Ann Targonski, members of the Northumberland Montour Drug Task Force arrested 32-year-old Anthony Jordan, 29-year-old Victoria Jordan, 28-year-old Naquan Jordan and 24-year-old Jessica Jeirel.  The four were arrested following the search of a home at 125 North Twelfth Street in Sunbury. Charges of Conspiracy to Deliver and Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin were filed at District Judge Ben Apfelbaum’s office.   The search resulted in the seizure of 477 bags of heroin, marijuana and an unknown white powdery substance, along with related drug paraphernalia. Over $700 was also recovered near the drugs. The heroin…

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    Michael O’Keefe retiring from Evangelical Community Hospital

      LEWISBURG – The President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital is stepping down.  Michael O’Keefe has announced that he will retire at the end of the fiscal year, which is June 30, 2015.  O’Keefe has held the position since 2004, and before that was Executive Vice President/COO and Vice President of Operations. Roger Haddon Jr. is the Chair of the Board of Directors at Evan, “Mike O’Keefe has been part of a leadership team that has lead Evangelical Community Hospital through its most significant period of growth in the hospital’s 88 year history.  He has overseen significant expansion in the services we provide, all the while keeping the hospital focused on providing exceptional healthcare…

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    Charges against Erick Trometter going to court

    SUNBURY – Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare said a knife-wielding Erick Trometter would not retreat, and that is when he had to shoot the 23-year-old man.  That was part of testimony heard Wednesday during Trometter’s preliminary hearing.  District Judge Ben Apfelbaum sent all of Trometter’s charges to court. Trometter is charged for an incident July 8 when Hare approached him along Mile Post Road in Sunbury.  Hare says he was looking for Trometter, who, earlier that day, was accused in an incident of physically assaulting his grandmother. When Trometter would not give Hare his real name on numerous occasions, Hare says he Tased him.  Trometter refused to retreat, and Hare says he deployed the Taser…

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    Two women inmates charged with smuggling

    MIDDLEBURG – Charges have been filed against two female inmates for drug smuggling at the Snyder County Prison. District Attorney Mike Piecuch says 24-year-old Page Sward of Lewistown and 22-year-old Breanna Depaolo of Beaver Springs have been charged with possession of contraband and other counts.   The investigation began on November 18, when county prison officials discovered evidence that contraband had been brought into the female housing area of the prison. Sward is accused of bringing Suboxone pills into the prison within a body cavity and distributing it to other female inmates, including Depaolo. Suboxone is a synthetic opiate designed to treat addiction to opiates, but often abused by addicts in place of their usual…

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    Needy Family Fund distribution begins

    SUNBURY — Over 475 families will receive food, toys, and clothes this week as part of the Needy Family Fund. The Sunbury and Milton Salvation Army are distributing the goods, following a yearlong effort to collect donations, and a two week set up to get everything in place. Hundreds of volunteers are also helping. Chuck Lenig is a teacher’s aide for CSIU Work Opportunity Program, “Some of our students have mental or physical disabilities, so we try to get them out there, acclimated to doing jobs and find jobs for them. When I see these kids working hard and volunteering, it makes me proud.” Families and individuals can pick up their items today, tomorrow and…

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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…

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VIDEO HERE: President of Sunbury Motor Company honored for volunteerism

SUNBURY—The president of Sunbury Motor Company was recognized last night for his dedication to the community. The Spreading Antlers Children’s Foundation presented its inaugural Community Contributor Award to Robert Mertz, Jr. at the Sunbury Elks Lodge. Mertz was honored for his volunteerism and philanthropy by friends, family and elected officials. Linda Schlegel-Culver thanked Mertz for his lifetime of service to the community. “All the good things that you have done in Sunbury have been so appreciated and we wouldn’t be what we are without you.” Sunbury Mayor David Persing declared November 20, 2014 Robert M. Mertz, Jr. Day in the City of Sunbury and encouraged citizens to emulate Mertz’s service and passion for his community….