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    Hunting season on hold for parts of PA

    UNDATED — The manhunt for an accused cop-killer has put hunting season on hold for part of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has temporarily closed all hunting and trapping seasons within seven townships in the northeast, where the search continues for Eric Frein. The closure affects hunting on public and private lands within Price, Barrett and Paradise townships in Monroe County; and Blooming Grove, Porter, Lehman and Greene townships in Pike County. Hunting and trapping seasons will remain closed in the identified townships until the executive order is lifted. You can find the latest game commission information at www.pgc.state.pa.us. The closure was initiated after state police advised that troopers had uncovered explosive devices that apparently…

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    Safety event Saturday in Shamokin Dam

    SHAMOKIN DAM  — The Shamokin Dam Fire Company has planned a fun safety day event for Saturday.  The Public Safety Day will be held in the Kmart parking lot from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   There will be face painting, a bounce house, free coloring books and more for the kids.  There will also be several safety demonstrations and fire safety and prevention information available.  Fire apparatus will be on display and a chicken bar-b-que will take place.   Shamokin Dam Fire Company is hosting the event and several other area fire departments and organizations will take part in the event.  The public is encouraged to attend.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Locals arrested after steroid ring busted

    UNDATED — One man from Danville, another from Coal Township, and a former standout Bloomsburg University football player are among 13 people charged in steroid rings.  The arrests took place in Northumberland, Montour, Columbia, Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. 40-year-old Keith Kilgus of Danville and 25-year-old Matt Vilanoski of Coal Township are both charged following the 17-month investigation. Kilgus faces charges including multiple counts of delivery and possession of anabolic steroids. Vilanoski is charged with one count of possession of anabolic steroids. In addition, 24-year-old Brian Clarke of Luzerne County, was charged.  Clarke was the Huskies starting guard, and graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2013. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in May with a…

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    PFA modification for man shot by police

    SUNBURY — A man accused of beating his grandmother, and threatening a Sunbury police officer, will be allowed in his former home to gather some belongings.  23-year-old Erick Trometter, formally of Sunbury, but who now lives in Elizabethville, had a hearing Wednesday to modify a Protection From Abuse order filed by his grandmother. Trometter requested that he be allowed to get clothes, a chest, video games, and art supplies from his grandmother’s Susquehanna Avenue home. There was no objection to the modification, and Northumberland County hearing officer Marsha Skoff determined that Trometter, with his probation officer present, was allowed to collect his things and must do so within two weeks.  Following that, the PFA will…

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    Fire in a freezer at a grocery store

    SHAMOKIN DAM — Employees and customers were evacuated after a fire was reported in a freezer at a grocery store in Monroe Township, Snyder County Wednesday morning. The fire was discovered around 10:00a.m. at the Giant Food Store and firefighters from Shamokin Dam and Hummels Wharf responded.   A fire marshal investigated and the store was reopened around 2:00p.m. Wednesday afternoon.  No injuries were reported.  (Ali Stevens)

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VIDEO HERE: Barletta: Airstrikes needed to happen months ago

SUNBURY – Airstrikes against ISIS should have happened months ago.  That is according to U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11), who says he supports the president’s initiative, but is not confident it will work. Speaking in Sunbury, Barletta says, “For over a year now, we have been talking about doing something to try and stop them when they were a small group of 1,500.  Now they are over 30,000.  They are well funded and have made it clear that they are coming to the United States to attack us.  I support the president in the airstrikes, but I do believe it was a little late.  Nonetheless, the option of doing nothing was not a good choice…

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VIDEO HERE: Restoring records in Northumberland County

SUNBURY – History fills the basement of the Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury.  It is where documents, dating back to the 1700’s are stored. Mary Zimmerman, Register and Recorder in Northumberland County says, “Everything that has ever been recorded in the county, in this office, is down there.  Deeds, mortgages, orphan’s court, marriages licenses, all documents recorded in this office have to be kept for historical and legal purposes.  We have marriage records from the 1800’s and orphans court records from the 1700’s.” Prothonotary Justin Dunkelberger adds, “We have lien dockets and appearance dockets from the 1880’s and 1890’s.  Four vaults contain all of these documents.” Even now, the vaults look more organized than they…

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VIDEO HERE: After 52 years, Tedd’s Landing is closing

SHAMOKIN DAM – It is a familiar fixture at the intersection of Routes 11/15 in Shamokin Dam, but November 1, Tedd’s Landing will close. Owner Denise Skotedis says, “My in-laws, Tedd and Janet Skotedis, moved the family from New York in the early 1960’s.   In 1962, they purchased what had been the Blue Hill restaurant, and turned it into Tedd’s Landing.  So, it will be 52 years in October.” Skotedis says the decision, made between herself, her son Alexander Skotedis and her niece Jessica Reed was not an easy one, “It took a lot of thought.  The downturn in the economy hasn’t helped as far as fine dining.  People’s lifestyles are different, people are on…