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    VIDEO HERE: Witnesses help locate stabbing suspect

    SUNBURY — Multiple police departments joined forces Sunday morning to apprehend a stabbing suspect. Tyrone Lee of Plymouth, Luzerne County allegedly stabbed two Sunbury men after an altercation outside the FuBar on North 3rd Street. Witnesses say Lee stabbed James Herb and Benjamin Herrold during a fight and threatened others with a knife before fleeing the scene. As police searched the area, another witness told officers he saw Lee running toward Woodlawn Avenue. Police apprehended Lee a few minutes later. Both victims required emergency surgery at Geisinger. Herrold stab wound entered his liver causing significant damage. James Herb was stabbed five times on his abdomen, chest and upper arm. At this hour, Herb is in…

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    Shamokin Dam man arrested after pizza robbery

    SHAMOKIN DAM – A Shamokin Dam man is facing multiple charges after police say he assaulted and robbed workers at a pizza shop in Monroe Township, Snyder County.  State police say Michael Runko was intoxicated when he entered the pizza shop Saturday around 11:45 p.m., demanding free pizza.   Runko is accused of running past the counter and grabbing several pizzas and assaulting an employee in the kitchen.  Troopers say he demanded all of the money and struck a worker in the face.  He is also accused of grabbing a brick and throwing it at the worker.  Runko fled the scene and state police searched the area before spotting him in the area of Chubb…

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    One in custody after a reported rape in Sunbury

      SUNBURY – Sunbury police are investigating a rape that took place Saturday evening.  Police say 36-year-old Jamie Giffin, a former Danville resident who is now said to be homeless, was charged with raping a mentally handicapped Sunbury woman.   Police say the man was allowed to shower and wash his clothes at the woman’s apartment.  On Saturday, police say Giffin went to the woman’s apartment and raped her.  Giffin was arraigned before District Judge Ben Apfelbaum on Sunday and charged with rape, aggravated and indecent assault and other counts.  He was sent to the Snyder County Prison on $750,000.  (Ali Stevens)

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    One man dead after a fatal crash in Union County

    LEWISBURG – A Mifflinburg man is dead following a crash Sunday night on Colonel John Kelly Road in Kelly Township, Union County.  State police say 20-year-old Austin Miller was traveling west and drove off the south berm of the road around 11:30 p.m.   Miller struck a tree after leaving the road.  He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the Union County Coroner.  State police were assisted at the scene by William Cameron and White Deer Township fire companies.  (Ali Stevens)

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    Suspect arraigned in Sunbury stabbing

    SUNBURY — A suspect was arraigned Sunday afternoon after an early morning stabbing in Sunbury. Tyrone Lee of Plymouth, Luzerne County appeared before district justice Ben Apfelbaum charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other charges related to an altercation outside the FuBar on North 3rd Street. Lee is accused of stabbing James Herb and Benjamin Herrold, both of Sunbury. Judge Apfelbaum sent Lee to Snyder County prison on $300,000 bail. At this hour, both victims remain at Geisinger Medical Center. A nursing supervisor tells us Herb is in serious condition and Herrold is critical. Sunbury police were assisted by state police and local officers from Shamokin Dam, Ralpho Township and Selinsgrove.  (Jennifer Wakeman)

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VIDEO HERE: Witnesses help locate stabbing suspect

SUNBURY — Multiple police departments joined forces Sunday morning to apprehend a stabbing suspect. Tyrone Lee of Plymouth, Luzerne County allegedly stabbed two Sunbury men after an altercation outside the FuBar on North 3rd Street. Witnesses say Lee stabbed James Herb and Benjamin Herrold during a fight and threatened others with a knife before fleeing the scene. As police searched the area, another witness told officers he saw Lee running toward Woodlawn Avenue. Police apprehended Lee a few minutes later. Both victims required emergency surgery at Geisinger. Herrold stab wound entered his liver causing significant damage. James Herb was stabbed five times on his abdomen, chest and upper arm. At this hour, Herb is in…

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VIDEO HERE: Judge rules teens to face charges as adults

LEWISBURG — The three self-proclaimed ‘pranksters’ who nearly killed a woman on I-80 last year will be tried as adults. After hours of expert testimony from psychologists, Judge Michael Sholley ruled the teens will face criminal charges as adults. The defendants had hoped to have their cases moved back to juvenile court. Prosecutors argued that the Milton teens used deadly weapons, when they threw a softball sized rock that smashed the windshield of a car and hit Sharon Budd in the head. Judge Sholley examined the 4.6 pound rock recovered from the Budd’s vehicle and ruled it was, in fact, a deadly weapon. The three defendants Tyler Porter, Keefer McGee and Dylan Lahr were all…

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VIDEO HERE: Hearing for accused murderer

SUNBURY — After a preliminary hearing Friday, all charges against a Selinsgrove man charged with murder have been sent to court. Edgar Gearhart is accused of fatally stabbing his mother’s boyfriend, Robert Blake of Sunbury. Testifying at today’s hearing was Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley, who was called to Sunbury Community Hospital March 18, where Blake was pronounced dead from a stab wound to the thigh.  Kelley testified Blake’s femoral artery was severed, causing his death.   Police say Gearhart stabbed Blake in the thigh after an argument early that morning in an alley near Fifth Street.  Sunbury Police Detective Jamie Quinn also testified at the hearing, saying that Edgar Gearhart stabbed his mother Amy…