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    More people looking for work in PA

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s jobless rate is up for the second straight month as the employment fell and unemployment rose. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that the seasonally adjusted rate in August was 5.8 percent, up one tenth of a percentage point from July. The U.S. rate is currently 6.1 percent. In a household survey, the agency reported that the number of people working fell by 35,000 to below 6 million while unemployment rose by 6,000 to 367,000.   It was the fourth straight month that employment fell and the second straight month that unemployment rose. A separate survey of employers found that payrolls remained flat at just under 5.8…

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    Search for ambush suspect centers on dense woods

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) – With tens of thousands of acres of undisturbed northeastern Pennsylvania forest offering ample opportunity to hide, the self-taught survivalist accused in last week’s deadly ambush at a state police barracks has so far avoided capture. Not that authorities aren’t looking hard. As many as 200 officers at a time are trying to flush 31-year-old Eric Frein out of the dense, boggy woodlands where he’s believed to be keeping out of sight. He could be anywhere: Concealing himself in a cave. Taking cover in thick brush. Crouching behind boulders “as big as tractor trailers,” as one outdoorsman put it. Patrick Patten, an expert in woodland searches, says the forest can be…

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    Citizen of Scotland not surprised by vote

    SELINSGROVE — A citizen of Scotland living here in the Valley is not surprised that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom following yesterday’s vote.   Daryl Rodgers is an assistant language professor at Susquehanna University and was a guest on WKOK’s On The Mark program Friday, “The polls in the past few days preceding the election showed that it was very close, and that was not counting the undecided voters. I think pretty much everyone knew that if you were undecided, the likelihood was that you were going to vote no. And so, I’m not completely surprised, to be honest.”   The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing…

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    New Giant store progressing in Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG – At this time next year, grocery shoppers might have another choice in The Valley. A new Giant grocery store should open mid to late next year, according to Hank Baylor, an East Buffalo Township supervisor.   He says the initial ‘site construction’ is underway at Penn House Commons. That is the former Pennsylvania House site in Lewisburg, “I’m glad to say the infrastructure work is already under way. The general construction plan right now is for the opening of Giant to be during mid to late 2015.”   The new store is estimated at 66,000 square feet and will be located just off Route 15. Baylor says the development of the store has…

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VIDEO HERE: Restoring records in Northumberland County

SUNBURY – History fills the basement of the Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury.  It is where documents, dating back to the 1700’s are stored. Mary Zimmerman, Register and Recorder in Northumberland County says, “Everything that has ever been recorded in the county, in this office, is down there.  Deeds, mortgages, orphan’s court, marriages licenses, all documents recorded in this office have to be kept for historical and legal purposes.  We have marriage records from the 1800’s and orphans court records from the 1700’s.” Prothonotary Justin Dunkelberger adds, “We have lien dockets and appearance dockets from the 1880’s and 1890’s.  Four vaults contain all of these documents.” Even now, the vaults look more organized than they…

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VIDEO HERE: After 52 years, Tedd’s Landing is closing

SHAMOKIN DAM – It is a familiar fixture at the intersection of Routes 11/15 in Shamokin Dam, but November 1, Tedd’s Landing will close. Owner Denise Skotedis says, “My in-laws, Tedd and Janet Skotedis, moved the family from New York in the early 1960’s.   In 1962, they purchased what had been the Blue Hill restaurant, and turned it into Tedd’s Landing.  So, it will be 52 years in October.” Skotedis says the decision, made between herself, her son Alexander Skotedis and her niece Jessica Reed was not an easy one, “It took a lot of thought.  The downturn in the economy hasn’t helped as far as fine dining.  People’s lifestyles are different, people are on…

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VIDEO HERE: Sandusky probe has ‘heroes’

Watch raw video of a portion of McGettigan and Fina’s talk in Danville: DANVILLE — Who are the people that helped unravel the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse cover up? While Sandusky prosecutors Frank Fina and Joseph McGettigan were in the public eye during the trial, they say there are several other people who were instrumental behind the scenes. McGettigan says former Penn State football coach Mike McQueary was one of those people. “When he was first contacted, he was forthright, honest, straight-forward and candid about everything. What made him look good, what made him look bad, what made him look indifferent; he told exactly what he did. He never in my experience wavered from…