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    Man called ‘Ghost’ is identified

    SUNBURY – Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare says the man nicknamed ‘Ghost’ has been captured and charged. ‘Ghost’ has been identified as 20-year-old Luis Alamo.  He was arraigned today and sent to Snyder County Prison on $35,000 bail.   The search for Alamo started Tuesday afternoon when police were called to a home in the 500-block of South River Avenue. Police say they received a report of a man with a gun, who pointed the handgun at another man.   Police say Alamo then chased the victim to his home and that’s when police were called. He has been charged with attempted aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person. (Ali Stevens)

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    Big weekend in Lewisburg–next weekend

      LEWISBURG – Lewisburg BrewBQue is back for a second year. The event is Saturday August 8 from 1-5 p.m. The event will feature barbeque, shopping, and music events. Executive Director of Lewisburg Downtown Partnership Linda Sterling:   “The downtown stores will be offering sidewalk sales that day. We have the beer garden from 1-5 with 14 beer and wine vendors. We have a lot of volunteered beers that will be really exciting, affectionately known as the beer boys.”   There will also be a Kid’s Triathlathon Friday night on Third Street:   “I know there’s a tattoo booth, face painting, bean bag toss, they’re having snow cones, just fun carnival games for kids to…

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    Sunbury Police capture ‘Ghost’

    SUNBURY – Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare says the man by the name of ‘Ghost’ has been captured. The search started Tuesday afternoon when police were called to the 500-block home of South River Avenue.   Police say they received a report of a man with a gun, who pointed the handgun at another man. The ‘Ghost’ character then chased the victim to his home and that’s when police were called. The suspect will be arraigned later today. His actual identity will also be released as well. (Matt Catrillo)

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    Concerned citizen speaks about Moran Site

      SUNBURY – One Valley citizen is voicing a lot of environmental concerns for Sunbury. Drake Saxton of Muncy is an environmental and community activist who has been monitoring the former Moran/Celotex site. Saxton says the site is highly contaminated.   “It came from a lot of different sources at different times. Some of its kind of what you might term as historical contamination from the manufacturing processes of Westinghouse and Celotex. There are contaminates that produced water in the manufacturing activity. There are all kinds of contaminants on the site.”   Saxton says chemicals and materials used to drill for natural gas wells have been the bulk of the new contamination:   “Unfortunately the…

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    Fire damages Penn State classroom

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State says a late-night fire damaged a classroom and left the building smelling like smoke. The university says the accidental fire late Tuesday was contained to a first-floor room for graduate students in the Hammond Building. The Centre Daily Times reports flames were shooting out of a classroom window and black marks could be seen outside. The university says the building that’s home to the College of Engineering will be closed Wednesday while damage is cleaned up. It’s the second incident on the Penn State campus this week. A section of plaster fell Monday in an auditorium during a program for prospective engineering students, injuring at least one person. Officials say about…

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VIDEO: Brandon Kramm Memorial Golf Tournament brings NFL QB to town

LEWISBURG — One of the New York Jets NFL team members was in our Valley for a fundraiser Friday. Ryan Fitzpatrick, a quarterback for the Jets played in a fundraiser for the Green Dragon Foundation. Held at the Bucknell Golf Club Friday, the 2nd Annual Brandon Kramm Memorial Golf Tournament raised funds for a scholarship fund as well as an endowment established in Kramm’s name. Brandon Kramm was a Lewisburg High School graduate who died in 2013 from a rare liver disease.  Fitzpatrick was Brandon Kramm’s roommate at Harvard, and he told WKOK, it’s important to take time out to remember his best friend, “This is a really important day for his family, and I…

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VIDEO HERE: Camp Cadet wraps up at SU

SELINSGROVE – Susquehanna University is once again hosting a popular summer camp. Camp Cadet, the brainchild of retired state trooper Matthew Burrows gives kids ages 12-15 an inside look at law enforcement. State Trooper Rick Blair says Camp Cadet teaches important life skills, “The camp’s primary focus is teaching the kids self-esteem, discipline, and teamwork.” Campers stay in the dorms at Susquehanna University and their days are filled with drills, self-defense, guest speakers and other events. The camp structure is similar to a week at the police academy, “For those kids who are interested in law enforcement or the military, it gives them a little taste of that.” Camp Cadet, in its 10th year is…

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Evangelical Hospital names new CEO

LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital will soon be under new leadership. The board of directors announced Tuesday that Kendra Aucker will take over as President and CEO in July. Roger Haddon Jr. is the Chair of the Board of  Directors at the hospital, “When choosing who will guide Evangelical into the future, Kendra stands out as someone who has a passion for the hospital and who, through the breadth of her experience , will be able to position the hospital in innovative ways that ensure its success in the ever-changing healthcare landscape.” Aucker has been part of the Evan team since 1990 serving most recently as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. She replaces Michael O’Keefe…