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    Eric Frein captured alive

    DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say they have captured a man accused of killing one Pennsylvania State trooper and seriously injuring another during an ambush outside police barracks. Police say they have 31-year-old Eric Frein in custody. The ambush was Sept. 12. The seven-week hunt for him ended Thursday. Police haven’t released details of the capture. Authorities have called Frein a survivalist who had a vendetta against law enforcement. They had been pursuing him in the woods and had reported several suspected sightings. Frein is charged with opening fire outside the Blooming Grove barracks on Sept. 12. Cpl. Bryon Dickson was killed, and Trooper Alex Douglass was critically wounded in the attack. The gunman slipped away, sparking a massive…

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    Data breach culprit a student

    LEWISBURG — It was a student who accessed data files in the Lewisburg School District. Superintendent Dr. Mark DiRocco says he has been in contact with the student’s parents and the FBI is now assisting in the investigation. The FBI will be conducting a forensic investigation to track the data that was accessed from the district’s network. DiRocco says the process should take about two weeks. He says they are working to keep the exposure of the information to a minimum. The data breach was announced earlier this week, when it was discovered that student information, including the social security numbers of many students, was accessed from the cafeteria database. The district is working with…

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    Man jailed after police threat  

    SUNBURY — A Sunbury man — who was shot by police — is now facing charges for the attack that preceded the shooting.  Charges of felony aggravated assault, possessing instruments of crime, simple assault and endangering another person were filed against 23-year-old Erick Trometter Thursday. Trometter is charged for an incident July 8 when Sunbury Police chief Brad Hare approached him.  Hare saw Trometter walking on Mile Post Road, and approached him regarding an assault that Trometter was allegedly involved in earlier in the day.  According to court papers, Trometter continually refused to comply with Hare’s orders and became aggressive.  Hare then attempted to retrieve a knife that was seen in Trometter’s pocket. It was…

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    Milton man charged for brick assault

    MILTON – A Milton man is facing numerous charges for a weekend assault in Milton.  Danny Rosado Colon is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possessing instruments of crime and other charges for the incident around 2:25 Saturday morning in a parking lot along Long Alley. The Standard Journal reports Rosado Colon assaulted another man, who sustained severe facial injuries including multiple fractures.   Rosado Colon is accused of hitting the man in the face with a brick after the two had argued inside a bar.  The victim was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital and then transferred to Geisinger Medical Center with serious injuries.  Rosado Colon was arrested and sent to the Northumberland County Prison…

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    Pretrial conference to be schedule for rock throwers

    LEWISBURG — The four teenagers, charged with throwing a rock over an I-80 overpass in Union County have given up their right to a  formal arraignment.  The next step for brothers 18-year-old Brett Lahr and 17-year-old Dylan Lahr of New Columbia, 18-year-old Tyler Porter of Milton and 17-year-old Keefer McGee of New Columbia is a pretrial conference, which Union County District Attorney Pete Johnson’s office tells us will be held at the end of November. The four are charged in a July 10 incident in which they threw a rock from an overpass in White Deer Township, Union County.  The rock hit a vehicle, hitting 52-year-old Sharon Budd in the head causing her severe brain injuries. …

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Local leaders tour community college

BROCKWAY— The Valley is a step closer to getting a new community college. Some area leaders traveled to the Butler County Community College location in Brockway, Pennsylvania to examine a model for the proposed school in Sunbury. Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project (SVCEP) organized the bus trip for interested parties to learn more about the business of establishing a community college in middle Pennsylvania. The group of 20 toured the Brockway facility with Butler County Community College President Nick Newpower, who spoke about a the need for partnerships with government and local business to ensure a successful community college, “We are here as a result of a ton of collaboration from a lot of people who wanted…

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VIDEO HERE: Sharon Budd going home

DANVILLE – It was Sharon’s day.  A little over three months after Sharon Budd was severely injured by a rock thrown over an I-80 overpass in Union County, she is going back to her Ohio home.  Tuesday, Budd rang the victory bell at Geisinger HealthSouth signifying her rehab there was complete. She says she can’t wait to get home, “I’m very excited about going home, but nervous about taking on responsibilities that I haven’t done for a while.” Budd will continue outpatient rehab at home, and will have to be monitored 24-hours a day.  Following her injury, she had a number of surgeries on her brain, and lost sight in one eye. Both Sharon and…

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VIDEO HERE: Local doctor talks Enterovirus

DANVILLE –Some good news for parents, children, doctors, and hospitals.  In the past few months, children across the country have been treated for a virus called enterovirus 68, but the cases will soon decline in our area. Dr. Michael Ryan is chair of pediatrics at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger Medical Center, “As the weather gets cold, enteroviruses migrate to colder weather.  Therefore, we are just about over with the enteroviral season.  Hopefully, it will bring an end to all this misery that we have had for the last month or two.” Dr. Ryan says they have had a number of suspected enterovirus cases at Geisinger, “The test that we use that tests…