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    Attempted kidnapping reported in Perry County

    NEWPORT – Police are investigating an attempt to kidnap an 11-year old girl in Perry County Friday. reports it happened in the 500 block of Fourth Street in Newport, just after 3 p.m. Reports say the girl was walking in an alley in that area when a white van allegedly approached her and told her to get into the vehicle. Police say the girl ran to her home. The identity of the men involved is unknown and they are described as white males, approximately 40 to 50 years old. Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police in Newport.

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    No flooding expected despite heavy rains

    UNDATED — Despite heavy rains in the past week, the Susquehanna River and creek levels in The Valley remain at relatively normal levels and no flooding is expected. The Susquehanna River at Sunbury is at about 9 feet. It crested Thursday at 10-feet and is slowly receding. The river at  Danville is now at 4.5 feet, following the 5-foot crest. Lewisburg about 3.5 feet today, it crested at about 7.4 feet last Thursday. Penns Creek remains at about two feet, in the Village of Penns Creek…the creek has crested and is receding. Noteworthy is last Thursday’s rise on the Susquehanna River’s West Branch at Lewisburg, rising sharply, about six feet in just a few hours. But again,…

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    Geisinger CEO garners national attention

                  DANVILLE – Geisinger Health System continues to make headlines. This week, the Wall Street Journal profiled Geisinger’s new President and CEO Dr. David Feinberg and his plans keep the system as a ‘poster child’ for innovation. Dr. Feinberg told WKOK, far reaching advances have always been at the heart of Geisinger, “Our innovation has been making sure that you get the right care, at the right time, by the right person, every time. That there’s no defects in our care. Actually, we’re so sure that there’ll be no defects in our care that it comes with a warranty.” The warranty Dr. Feinberg mentions began with heart surgery and…

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    Driver leads police on chase through Snyder County

                  MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS – Middleburg police are looking for a vehicle that led them on a chase through Snyder County Friday. Tony Jordan, Middleburg police chief tells WKOK officers were making a routine stop for a traffic violation. The driver attempted to elude police and a pursuit ensued. Jordan says the vehicle, described as two-tone green and silver, travelled through a corn field and into a wooded area along Route 35 in Snyder County. Officers were unable to stop the vehicle and the driver escaped. Middleburg police continue to search for the vehicle. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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    Hare to stand trial on gun charge this month

                  SUNBURY – Victor Hare will stand trial later this month on a gun charge filed during the investigation into the death of a 9-year-old boy in his care. Police say they found firearms in Hare’s Northumberland home while investigating Korbin Rager’s overdose death. Hare is a convicted felon and was charged with one felony count of illegal possession of firearms. Angela Clark, Rager’s mother, was sentenced to one to three years earlier this week on two counts of endangering the welfare of children. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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VIDEO:Candidates for DA debate in Northumberland County

SUNBURY – Candidates for Northumberland County district attorney faced off before nearly 100 constituents in a debate Thursday night. Incumbent Ann Targonski and challenger Tony Matulewicz covered issues ranging from the influx of drugs into the county, to prison overcrowding. The debate was sponsored by the Daily Item and was held at the Sunbury Elks Lodge.  Reporters from the local media, including WKOK’s Jennifer Wakeman, were on hand to ask questions of the candidates and they each had two minutes to respond, and 30 seconds of rebuttal. In her opening statement Targonski emphasized her experience as a prosecutor and said she wants to make the county a safer place to live, “I have been working…


Former Celtics star speaks in Mount Carmel

MOUNT CARMEL – A former Boston Celtics star delivered a powerful message to students in Mt. Carmel Tuesday. Chris Herren met with students in grades six through twelve Tuesday afternoon to talk about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Tuesday night, Herren shared his story with members of the public in an event sponsored by the Northumberland County Drug and Alcohol Program and Rep. Kurt Masser (R-107th, Elysburg). Herren, who struggled with substance abuse during much of his basketball career, brought a powerful message for students and parents. Masser said substance abuse is an epidemic in the commonwealth the goal of the event was to “Open a conversation between some parents and some children…

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VIDEO HERE: Line Mountain teachers on strike for higher wages

TREVORTON – Teachers picketed Wednesday at Trevorton Elementary School.  According to Mark Shearer, a seventh grade teacher, the union is asking for salary increases.  The Line Mountain teachers agreed to a salary freeze for the 2011-2012 school year.  The last time teacher’s received a pay increase was September, 2010. Shearer says the school board has provided pay increases to its administrators in excess of 20%.  School board president, Troy Laudenslager has said raising administrator salaries makes Line Mountain more competitive and helps keep top administrators. According to the union, the Line Mountain teaching staff has decreased by 12% with teachers leaving to take jobs in higher paying districts.  Students could be out of school until…