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    Crash near Veteran’s Memorial Bridge

    SHAMOKIN DAM — An accident has been reported near the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge. According to Snyder County Emergency Services, the two vehicle accident is on the bridge’s off-ramp, which is considered Route 61.   Traffic is said to be affected on the bridge, and on Routes 11/15 in Shamokin Dam. The accident was reported around 5:30p.m. One injury has been reported. No word on the severity. Use caution if you are driving in the area. (Codi Jade)

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    Commissioners drop row officer salary appeal

    SUNBURY – For now, an effort has failed to lower the salaries of four Northumberland County row officers.  Friday, Commonwealth Court upheld a July injunction by a senior judge, who said lowering the salaries of the row officers was wrong.  Following that decision, the commissioners decided to discontinue their appeal of the injunction. This means Register and Recorder Mary Zimmerman, Coroner James Kelley, Treasurer Kevin Gilroy and former Sheriff Chad Reiner can keep their current salaries. Last year, Northumberland County Commissioners Vinny Clausi and Stephen Bridy came under heavy fire when they voted to slash the row officers’ salaries by 45%. Zimmerman, Kelley, Gilroy and Reiner filed a lawsuit against the county, and were granted…

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    Shoch: Northumberland County probably not prepared

    SUNBURY — It’s an ongoing debate — should Northumberland County take over dispatching for the upper part of the county, or should they pay Union County more? Northumberland County Commissioner Rick Shoch says no matter what the decision, he doesn’t think Northumberland County is prepared to take over by January.   “Well, I won’t say it’s not possible,” Shoch said.   “I will tell you that the most recent communications that we’ve gotten from our consultant on this would indicate that we won’t be ready by then. In fact, they were in the process of getting further extensions of the FCC deadline.”   Shoch says they haven’t been able to get good solid information about the…

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    Second year for Snyder County Night Out

    SELINSGROVE – Hayrides, face painting, and free cotton candy are just some of the fun things you will find at the 2nd Annual Snyder County Night Out Tuesday. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and will be held at East Snyder Park on University Avenue in Selinsgrove.   Snyder County District Attorney Mike Piecuch helps organize the event, “We are going to have face painting, free hot dogs, cotton candy, walking tacos and snow cones. We are going to have hayrides and a bounce house.  We are going to have all sorts of kid’s activities.  We are going to have a bunch of the trucks from the fire companies and ambulances so kids can…

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    UPDATE: Fatal crash victim identified

    LEWISBURG — The victim of a Friday morning crash in Union County has been identified. 17-year-old Miles M. Foreman of Lewisburg died of injuries sustained in the early morning crash on Route 45 in Hartley Township. According to Chief Deputy Coroner Matthew Olley he was pronounced dead at 1:30a.m.   State police say Foreman was traveling east on Route 45 near Paddy Mountain Road when he lost control of his SUV. The vehicle rolled several times and landed on the highway. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. (Ali Stevens/Codi Jade)

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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…

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VIDEO HERE: Dutch Van Kirk laid to rest

NORTHUMBERLAND – A hometown hero was laid to rest Tuesday in Northumberland.  Ted ‘Dutch’ Van Kirk was remembered by family and friends during his funeral at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Veteran Joe Diblin of Northumberland attended the services, “He had a full life and he is a great hero.  It is sad to lose him, but we are born, we live, we die.  No exceptions.  His, was a great life.” Van Kirk is a Northumberland native, and Northumberland is where he wanted to return says mayor Len Zboray, “We are very proud and glad that he wanted to come back home.” Van Kirk was the last surviving crew member of Enola Gay, who dropped an…

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VIDEO HERE: B-17 Flyover for Dutch Van Kirk

View raw video here of the B-17 flyover that honored Northumberland native Dutch Van Kirk Tuesday: Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew, which dropped an atomic bomb on Japan in 1945, died last week.  The WWII plane flew over his burial at the Riverview Cemetery in Northumberland.  It then landed at the Sunbury Airport where it is on display to the public until 6:00p.m.  We will have more from his funeral services later today. (Sara Bartlett)