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    Milton man charged for brick assault

    MILTON – A Milton man is facing numerous charges for a weekend assault in Milton.  Danny Rosado Colon is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possessing instruments of crime and other charges for the incident around 2:25 Saturday morning in a parking lot along Long Alley. The Standard Journal reports Rosado Colon assaulted another man, who sustained severe facial injuries including multiple fractures.   Rosado Colon is accused of hitting the man in the face with a brick after the two had argued inside a bar.  The victim was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital and then transferred to Geisinger Medical Center with serious injuries.  Rosado Colon was arrested and sent to the Northumberland County Prison…

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    Pretrial conference to be schedule for rock throwers

    LEWISBURG — The four teenagers, charged with throwing a rock over an I-80 overpass in Union County have given up their right to a  formal arraignment.  The next step for brothers 18-year-old Brett Lahr and 17-year-old Dylan Lahr of New Columbia, 18-year-old Tyler Porter of Milton and 17-year-old Keefer McGee of New Columbia is a pretrial conference, which Union County District Attorney Pete Johnson’s office tells us will be held at the end of November. The four are charged in a July 10 incident in which they threw a rock from an overpass in White Deer Township, Union County.  The rock hit a vehicle, hitting 52-year-old Sharon Budd in the head causing her severe brain injuries. …

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    Preliminary hearing delayed for Lewisburg stabber

    LEWISBURG — The preliminary hearing has been delayed for a Lewisburg man charged with attempted murder. 21-year-old Elliot Fisher was scheduled for a preliminary hearing this week, but it has been delayed until November 6 before District Judge Leo Armbruster. Fisher is facing charges for an incident October 19, when he allegedly stabbed a Lewisburg man in the head outside of a bar on Market Street in Lewisburg. The victim was treated and released from the hospital. Fisher turned himself into police and was taken to Union County Prison on $250,000 bail. (Sara Bartlett)

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    Another hearing postponed for man charged in boy’s death

    MILTON – A court hearing for a man charged in a Sunbury boy’s death has been postponed for a second time.  Victor Hare III of Northumberland was first due in court on October 22, but that was postponed until November 5.  Now, the hearing has been postponed again until December 4 at 10 a.m. before District Judge Michael Diehl.   Hare is charged with felony counts of gun possession and child endangerment.  On October 13, 9-year-old Korbin Rager was at Hare’s home when he died from an apparent drug overdose.  Police found various prescription drugs, alcohol and guns in Hare’s home.  He is barred from possessing firearms as a previously convicted felon.  Hare remains jailed…

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    Judge won’t drop charges against Trometter

    SUNBURY – The man accused of assaulting his 67-year-old grandmother will go to trial, after a Northumberland County judge denied his attorney’s petition to dismiss the charges against him. 23-year-old Erick Trometter is charged with aggravated and simple assault and harassment for an incident July 8 at his grandmother’s home on Susquehanna Avenue in Sunbury.   Judge Charles Saylor ruled there is enough evidence against Trometter for the case to proceed to trial.  Police say Trometter pounded on his grandmother’s legs and then kicked her in the face and head, causing her nose to bleed.   Trometter was later found walking on Mile Post Road in Sunbury and when Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare tried…

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Local leaders tour community college

BROCKWAY— The Valley is a step closer to getting a new community college. Some area leaders traveled to the Butler County Community College location in Brockway, Pennsylvania to examine a model for the proposed school in Sunbury. Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project (SVCEP) organized the bus trip for interested parties to learn more about the business of establishing a community college in middle Pennsylvania. The group of 20 toured the Brockway facility with Butler County Community College President Nick Newpower, who spoke about a the need for partnerships with government and local business to ensure a successful community college, “We are here as a result of a ton of collaboration from a lot of people who wanted…

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VIDEO HERE: Sharon Budd going home

DANVILLE – It was Sharon’s day.  A little over three months after Sharon Budd was severely injured by a rock thrown over an I-80 overpass in Union County, she is going back to her Ohio home.  Tuesday, Budd rang the victory bell at Geisinger HealthSouth signifying her rehab there was complete. She says she can’t wait to get home, “I’m very excited about going home, but nervous about taking on responsibilities that I haven’t done for a while.” Budd will continue outpatient rehab at home, and will have to be monitored 24-hours a day.  Following her injury, she had a number of surgeries on her brain, and lost sight in one eye. Both Sharon and…

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VIDEO HERE: Local doctor talks Enterovirus

DANVILLE –Some good news for parents, children, doctors, and hospitals.  In the past few months, children across the country have been treated for a virus called enterovirus 68, but the cases will soon decline in our area. Dr. Michael Ryan is chair of pediatrics at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger Medical Center, “As the weather gets cold, enteroviruses migrate to colder weather.  Therefore, we are just about over with the enteroviral season.  Hopefully, it will bring an end to all this misery that we have had for the last month or two.” Dr. Ryan says they have had a number of suspected enterovirus cases at Geisinger, “The test that we use that tests…