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    Three students suing Bucknell—identify themselves

    WILLIAMSPORT – Three former Bucknell students, who are suing the university, have identified themselves. The issue involves the search of a fraternity house and residence hall in 2012. PennLive.com reports three others who were included in the suit did not want their full names revealed so they are no longer plaintiffs in the lawsuit.   U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew Brann gave the former students until Wednesday to identify themselves if they wanted to continue with the lawsuit. They are Kevin Wagner, Frasier Esty and Tony Migliori, who have graduated, but were Kappa Sigma fraternity members in 2012.   The students allege a February 16, 2012 search of the fraternity house and nearby residence hall…

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    Fatal crash after tractor-trailers collide

    UNDATED — A tractor-trailer crash in Columbia County was fatal. The crash between two tractor-trailers happened just before noon Thursday on I-80 near the Lightstreet exit. One person has been confirmed dead after that crash. PennDOT says I-80 westbound is backed up at least five miles. Caution is advised in the area and an alternate route is recommended if possible. We will have more information as it becomes available. (Sara Bartlett)

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    Local physician talks overuse of antibiotics

    SUNBURY — A different kind of a drug problem was brought up on the WKOK live telephone talkshow On The Mark today: A local physician feels antibiotics are prescribed too often, which is contributing to the problem of antibiotic resistance.  Dr. Chris Darrup of the Family Practice Center in Middleburg was a guest on OTM Thursday. Darrup said, “People would go to their family doctor with a cough, congestion and a runny nose and expect something on a prescription pad.  Some form of penicillin or other antibiotic to help them feel better.  But, studies have shown that, whether receiving an antibiotic or not, it really did not shorten the duration of those symptoms. Darrup says…

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    New Berlin highway detour August 4

    MIDDLEBURG — Those drivers used to traveling on the Middleburg-New Berlin Highway will be faced with an eight mile detour when a bridge is replaced beginning in August. PennDOT says the project will begin Monday August 4 north of Middleburg near the AYSO soccer fields. The bridge that carries the Middleburg-New Berlin Highway over Trumps Run has been classified as structurally deficient and will be replaced. The eight mile detour will use Route 522 and Globe Mills Road and will be in place through mid to late-September. (Ali Stevens)

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    Faster speeds on I-80 in Clinion County

      HIGHSPIRE, Pa. (AP) – Speed limits will rise to 70 mph on more than 100 miles of two interstates maintained by PennDOT. The sections include 88 miles on Interstate 80 in Clearfield and Clinton counties and 21 miles of Interstate 380 in Lackawanna and Monroe counties. The change is to take effect the week of Aug. 11.   The announcement comes a day after the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission raised that roadway’s speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph on a 97-mile stretch in central and eastern Pennsylvania. Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch says other highways could see increased speed limits next spring or summer. About 35 other states already allow speeds of 70 mph…

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VIDEO HERE: More charges filed in I-80 rock throwing

  MIFFLINBURG – I feel really bad about the critical injuries that nearly killed a women — So said the dad of the latest teen charged in the I-80 rock-throwing incident. 17-year-old Tyler Porter is being charged as an adult in the incident that critically injured an Ohio woman. Porter, who is from Milton but currently lives in Sunbury, is facing a number of charges including felony aggravated assault and felony criminal conspiracy. During an arraignment Monday, District Judge Jeffery Mensch said, only because of Porter’s cooperation with law enforcement, he will face $50,000 unsecured bail. He is on house arrest and will be under electronic monitoring. Mensch reminded Porter of the severity of his…

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NFL training for five Mifflinburg football players

LEWISBURG – Five Mifflinburg football players no longer have to wonder what it is like to work out like an NFL player.  Noah Stetler, Max Troutman, Cade Dressler, Josh Foster and Clayton Sheesley all got to find out first hand Wednesday in Lewisburg as they worked out with New York Giant Henry Hynoski. Sheesley will start his first year of high school and will play on the team, “It is pretty exciting that I got to meet one of the guys I look up to, a guy from Pennsylvania who made his dreams come true.  I want to follow in his footsteps. Hynoski and his personal trainer Paul ‘Babe’ Mayer put the boys through a…

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VIDEO HERE: Herndon man shot after knife threat

Video from State Police press conference: SUNBURY – A domestic dispute in Sunbury turned into gunshots fired in Upper Augusta Township.  It all started around 9:30a.m. Tuesday when Sunbury Police say they were investigating a domestic dispute on Susquehanna Avenue involving 22-year-old Erick Trometter, most recently of Herndon. Around 11:00a.m., Trometter was seen walking on Mile Post Road near Shikellamy Avenue and acting Sunbury police chief Brad Hare responded to the scene.  Milton State Police trooper Mark Reasner tells us as Hare approached Trometter, Trometter pulled out a knife. Hare attempted to tase him, without success.  That is when Hare fired one shot at Trometter. Trometter was taken to Geisinger Medical Center.  A nursing supervisor tells…