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    Strong-armed robbery in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — Sunbury Police continue to look for the person involved in a strong-armed robbery Wednesday.  It happened in the 100 block of Market Street around 10:40a.m.  Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare tells us a man took a bank bag from a woman on the street and then took off running on North River Avenue.  The man was then seen getting into a light blue or green colored sedan. The suspect is described as a black male, 6’1″ tall, wearing a black ski hat, dark pants and a dark coat.  He was said to be 20 to 30 years of age.  No weapon was displayed.  The woman was treated at the scene by emergency personnel….

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    Yuengling named number one craft beer

    POTTSVILLE — “America’s oldest brewery” is now America’s favorite craft beer.  Yuengling beat out Samuel Adams, who held the first place spot for several years.   It was a change in policy that put the Pottsville beer on top.  Yuengling uses corn as one of the ingredients in its beer, which previously put it in the “non-tradition” beer category.  However, a year ago, the Brewers Association changed its definitions to allow such non-traditional recipes. Yuengling would have beat out Sam Adams in 2013, had the definition allowed it back then.   The rating is based on sales volume.  You can find the full top 50 list at BrewersAssociation.org. (Codi Jade)

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    Accident on Market Street in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — A motor vehicle accident was reported in Sunbury Wednesday afternoon.  According to Northumberland County Communications, the accident was on Market and South Tenth Street.  Injuries were reported, but no word on the severity.  The accident was reported just after 4:00p.m.   Traffic was said to be slow on Market Street for about an hour.  (Codi Jade)

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    Fire hits Shamokin building

    SHAMOKIN — Two people were displaced by a fire in Shamokin today.  The two-alarm blaze at East Spurzheim Street began around 10:15a.m.  Northumberland 911 told WKOK crews left the scene around 2p.m. The Red Cross is assisting the two adults displaced by the structure fire. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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    Armed robbery suspect arrested in Snyder County

    MCCLURE – A man wanted for two counts of armed robbery in Maryland was captured at a home in McClure.  Middleburg police say 23-year-old Hasan Daise was being investigated for a separate incident in McClure on Saturday on South Brown Street, when they learned Daise was wanted in Maryland.   He was arrested and arraigned before District Judge John Reed.  Daise was placed in the Snyder County Prison awaiting extradition to Maryland on the armed robbery charges.  (Ali Stevens)

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VIDEO HERE: Pipeline stent new at Geisinger

DANVILLE – There is a groundbreaking surgery offered here in The Valley for what is sometimes called “the silent killer.” It is an aneurysm, a bulge on the side of a blood vessel. In the brain, it can be life threatening. Dr. Tarun Bhalla is neurosurgeon at Geisinger Medical Center and says one of the newest treatments is a pipeline embolization, a mesh stent that is placed across the entry point, “What we basically do is take a stent and deliver it from the groin all the way through the arteries and land the stent across the opening in the aneurysm.” Bhalla says that cuts off the blood flow to the aneurysm, and is a…

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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)