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    Route 54 open, following fire

    TURBOTVILLE  — Route 54 was shut down for a time in the area of a building fire. According to Union County Communications, the fire was at 8150 Route 54 in Delaware Township, Northumberland County.   Witnesses say heavy smoke could be seen coming from the building.  Responders were controlling traffic in the area of Hickory Grove Road — just north of Interstate-180.  The fire was reported around 4:15p.m.  Volunteers were on the scene until around 6:30p.m.  (Codi Jade)

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    UPDATE: Fatal accident closes Route 11, Danville

    DANVILLE — A fatal accident has closed Route 11 in Montour County.  According to Emergency Services, the accident is on Route 11 in the area of the Danville Boat Club, near Bald Top Road.  PennDOT says the roadway is closed in both directions between Ridge Road in Point Township Northumberland County and Route 54 in Montour County.   The crash reportedly involves a tractor-trailer.  A coroner has been called to the scene.  The accident happened around 4:00p.m.  County Communications anticipate the closure lasting for several hours.  We will update you with more details as they become available.  (Codi Jade)

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    Speed restriction on I-80, Route 180

    UNDATED – Slow down if you’re planning to use Interstate 80 or Route 180.  PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on I-80 and 180 due to road conditions today.   Motorists are urged to avoid unnecessary travel, but those who must head out will see speeds on I-80 and Route 180 reduced to 45 mph.   PennDOT says although employees have been treating roadways, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow.  Crews will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.   Find the latest AccuWeather forecast here.  We also have several Winternet  closing, cancellations and delays.  (Codi Jade)

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    Drug Take Back day is coming soon

    SUNBURY – In an effort to keep prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands, a Drug Take Back Day is planned.  Northumberland County District Attorney Ann Targonski says Drug Take Back Day is planned for March 21.   In addition to prescription drugs polluting water systems if they aren’t disposed of properly, Targonski says prescription drugs are often stolen from medicine cabinets, “We’ve had several instances in our county where we’ve had people wake up and had people in their house and all they are doing is riffling through their medicine cabinets.”   Targonski says prescription drugs should be stored in a safe place and disposed of properly, “The statistics are that one out…

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    Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revamp

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve $4 billion in higher taxes and new taxes to help boost school aid and shift education funding away from local property taxes. In an address to a joint session of the Legislature Tuesday morning, the new governor is proposing raising the sales tax for the first time in nearly 50 years, to 6.6 percent from the current 6 percent.  Overall, the Democrat wants to increase state spending from $29 billion to $33.7 billion – an increase of 16 percent. The governor says the proposed tax hikes and a simultaneous cut in property taxes would reduce the tax burden on the average middle-class…

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VIDEO HERE: Danville Drama Club to perform Bubble Boy

DANVILLE – It will be a groundbreaking musical in Danville.  In fact, Bubble Boy, which will be presented by the Danville High School Drama Club, just became a musical in 2014 and Danville will be the first public high school to perform it.  It is the story of Jimmy Livingston, a boy born with no immune system and therefore confined to a bubble. John Brady is Danville’s Drama Club Advisor, “It is so out there that you can take such artistic licenses and we have taken it to be the story being told in a comic strip.  It’s unbelievable, but it’s wonderful.” Director Caleb Sizemore says the group always tries to do a little something…

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VIDEO HERE: Local businesses honored by Chamber

WATSONTOWN — A company that will help you save money, an organization that helps businesses grow, and a start-up business owner, were all honored Thursday at the annual meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Impact Awards recognize individuals and companies that have a positive impact in The Valley. Chamber President Bruce Smith said, “What we have found out is our membership does  so much for the community as well as the Chamber, and sometimes those stories get lost in the shuffle.  So, we really wanted to recognize people that were making an impact, not only with the Chamber, but also to our community.  It’s where we live and where we all…

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VIDEO HERE: New additions to Sunbury YMCA

SUNBURY- The Sunbury branch of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA has made many new improvements and additions to begin the New Year. The Sunbury Branch Executive Director Wayne Stump says that there have been new additions made to the fitness center and swimming pool. Stump says, “In the fitness center we added a new floor and about 12 new pieces of cardio exercise equipment. In addition to that, we added free Wi-Fi so the member have access to Wi-Fi while they’re here working out. A new filtration system and dehumidification system was added to the pool which allowed us to make it a lot more comfortable for the members who are using the facility.” The…