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    New lighting for Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE — A state grant will help pay for new lighting in the borough of Selinsgrove.  The PennDOT Transportation Alternative Program will provide funding for additional decorative lighting in downtown Selinsgrove.   The project will cost more than $400,000 and is also funded by grants from the Selinsgrove Chamber of Commerce and the Gelnett Trust.  Construction will begin in early Spring and includes additional lighting on Market Street, Pine Street and Chestnut Street.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Deadly stabbing trial began on Thursday

    BLOOMSBURG – A murder trial began in Columbia County on Thursday for a Bloomsburg man charged with stabbing to death a Selinsgrove man.  Trial began for Brett Woodside, who is accused of stabbing and killing Brandon Burns of Selinsgrove in July 2013, after an evening of drinking at Woodside’s home.   Police say Woodside stabbed Burns with a 3 ½-inch folding knife at his home near Bloomsburg.  Burns was taken to Bloomsburg Hospital, but died a short time later.  Testimony will continue today and the trial could end today.  (Ali Stevens)

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    McClure man facing felony drug charges

    MCCLURE – A McClure man is facing a number of drug related charges after he was stopped by Middleburg Police.  47-year-old Gearhard Muhlbauer was stopped by police last Friday for a traffic violation on East Walker Street.  Police say Muhlbauer had a suspended driver’s license and was suspected of being under the influence of drugs.   Police were given consent to search the vehicle and a significant amount of suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia were recovered.  Muhlbauer was charged with felony drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of instruments of a crime.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Burglary at a home near Selinsgrove

    SELINSGROVE – State police are investigating a burglary at a home near Selinsgrove on Thursday.  Someone entered the home on Fetter Road in Penn Township sometime between 4:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.   Once inside, the suspect took cash and change and personal documents from the residence.  Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to call state police at Selinsgrove.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Shamokin man pleads guilty to rape

    SUNBURY – A Shamokin man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in December of 2013 has pleaded guilty to three felony charges.  24-year-old Jacob Engle plead guilty to two counts of aggravated indecent assault and one count of sexual assault. Engle will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will be sentenced within 90 days.  Police say Engle raped the girl while she was helping him move.  He remains incarcerated at SCI-Coal Township on $50,000 cash bail.  (Ali Stevens)

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VIDEO HERE: Student leadership conference

SELINSGROVE – Over 200 students, part of school districts from Snyder County to the New York border, gathered in Selinsgrove over the weekend for the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils district conference. Harvey Edwards is a Selinsgrove High School teacher and the faculty advisor for the student council, “We will have two days of student leaders from a number of high schools and middle schools showing off their leadership skills, as well as getting information and insights about other things they can take back to their schools to make their communities better.” This year’s theme is S.E.A.L. (Students Educating and Leading) the Deal.  Senior at Selinsgrove High School Kaitlyn Rice is president of the student…

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VIDEO HERE: Official kickoff for Raise the Region

MUNCY – Raise the Region kicked off Wednesday.  It’s the chance to donate to over 260 nonprofits in Snyder, Union, Northumerland, Montour, Columbia and Lycoming Counties.  Online donations will be accepted through 11:59p.m. Thursday. About 400 people were in attendance at the official kickoff at Blaise Alexander Chevrolet Buick Wednesday in Muncy.  The family car dealership will contribute $150,000 as ‘stretch funds’ to nonprofits as donations come in. During the 30-hour event, there are several cash prizes awarded to the nonprofits as well. You can check out the leaderboard and donate at raisetheregion.org. (Sara Bartlett)

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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…