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    McCord will plead guilty in campaign finance case

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges after telling two potential campaign contributors that he could make it difficult for them to continue to do business with the state.  McCord apologized for his actions in a statement Friday and said that he is resigning immediately. McCord made the statement in a video released Friday by his lawyer.  McCord’s lawyer Bob Welsh says McCord will plead guilty to certain federal charges. He says the charges stem from the incident that happened last year.

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    State and local officials discuss regional prison

    UNDATED – The construction of a large regional ‘county prison’ might not be ideal, but the fire at the Northumberland County Prison has counties talking about other ways to save money. A recent meeting involving state and county officials focused on how counties can share services, streamline their existing prison operations and save money on corrections. Convened by state senators John Gordner (R-27, Berwick) and Gene Yaw (R-23, Loyalsock), the meeting was attended by state representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108, Sunbury), officials from the state department of corrections and county commissioners from Northumberland, Snyder, Union, and Lycoming Counties. Gordner says, “The main focus was on whether a regional prison was doable, and if it was,…

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    Eleven Shamokin residents charged in drug raid

    SHAMOKIN — Eleven Shamokin area residents were charged during a drug raid Friday morning.  The charges relate to incidents dating to July and involve lower-level drug dealers. Drugs recovered in the raid include heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and prescription medications.  Three of the suspects charged were already in prison.  Seven others were taken into custody at their homes or turned themselves in to police.  The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are anticipated. The drug raid was coordinated by agents from the State Attorney General’s Office, Northumberland County District Attorney’s Office and members of the Northumberland Montour Drug Task Force along with Shamokin, Coal Township, Ralpho Township, Mount Carmel Police.  Read the full release here.  (Ali…

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    Architects hired for West Snyder renovations

    MIDDLEBURG — The Midd West School Board has selected an architect for their renovation project at West Snyder Elementary School in Beaver Springs.  The board voted 9 to 0 to hire JPD Architects from Lititz.  Board President Victor Abate says they interviewed three firms and JPD was selected to provide architectural services and plan design for the renovations. Renovations to West Snyder will include a new roof, new HVAC system, upgraded classrooms, modern technology and a new security system.  The project will be financed using capital reserve funds.  The district has about $8.5-million in reserves and they want to fund the project without any bonds or impact to the taxpayers. The board also voted unanimously…

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    VIDEO HERE: Local businesses honored by Chamber

    WATSONTOWN — A company that will help you save money, an organization that helps businesses grow, and a start-up business owner, were all honored Thursday at the annual meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Impact Awards recognize individuals and companies that have a positive impact in The Valley. Chamber President Bruce Smith said, “What we have found out is our membership does  so much for the community as well as the Chamber, and sometimes those stories get lost in the shuffle.  So, we really wanted to recognize people that were making an impact, not only with the Chamber, but also to our community.  It’s where we live and where we all…

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VIDEO HERE: Local businesses honored by Chamber

WATSONTOWN — A company that will help you save money, an organization that helps businesses grow, and a start-up business owner, were all honored Thursday at the annual meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Impact Awards recognize individuals and companies that have a positive impact in The Valley. Chamber President Bruce Smith said, “What we have found out is our membership does  so much for the community as well as the Chamber, and sometimes those stories get lost in the shuffle.  So, we really wanted to recognize people that were making an impact, not only with the Chamber, but also to our community.  It’s where we live and where we all…

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VIDEO HERE: New additions to Sunbury YMCA

SUNBURY- The Sunbury branch of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA has made many new improvements and additions to begin the New Year. The Sunbury Branch Executive Director Wayne Stump says that there have been new additions made to the fitness center and swimming pool. Stump says, “In the fitness center we added a new floor and about 12 new pieces of cardio exercise equipment. In addition to that, we added free Wi-Fi so the member have access to Wi-Fi while they’re here working out. A new filtration system and dehumidification system was added to the pool which allowed us to make it a lot more comfortable for the members who are using the facility.” The…

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VIDEO HERE: Prison Fire, The Day After

SUNBURY – Nearly 24 hours after fire ripped through and destroyed the Northumberland County Prison, smoke could still be seen coming from the roof.  Now, in the day after the fire, work begins to determine the next steps for a Northumberland County Prison.  See more here: