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    Williamsport woman jailed after resisting arrest

    EAST BUFFALO TWP – A Williamsport woman is in jail after resisting arrest during a traffic stop along Route 15 in Union County over the weekend. State Police in Milton say 27-year old Lisa Gerdus was stopped for unsafe driving along Route 15, near River Road in East Buffalo Township Saturday, when she told police she was texting and driving. Police attempted to arrest Gerdus for suspicion of DUI, but she refused to get out of her vehicle and kicked an officer. Police were able to remove her from the vehicle, but reports state Gerdus continued to resist arrest and struggle with officers. Police were able to restrain Gerdus and put her into a police…

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    Pennsylvania advances in Little League play

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, has advanced to the Little League World Series championship game.  Chayton Krauss hit an RBI single to right field to secure the 3-2 win over Pearland, Texas. Lewisberry will play undefeated Tokyo for the World Series championship today with a 3 p.m. start. Tokyo beat Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, 1-0 in seven innings for the international title.

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    Railroad Street in Danville closing for repairs

    DANVILLE – Railroad Street in Danville will be closed this week. Sewer, water and paving work will take place on Railroad Street between Route 11 and East Market Street starting Monday, August 31. Dan Knorr, government affairs administrator says the work should be completed by Friday, September 4. The road will be closed each day from 7a.m to 5p.m. Knorr tells WKOK that equipment from the Washies fire house will be moved to an off-site location so they will be able to respond to calls as needed. (Jennifer Wakeman)

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    Sen. Gordner: Pennsylvanians are Wolf victim

    Gordner: Wolf veto is hurting Pennsylvanians   SUNBURY – Budget talks continued in Harrisburg last week. Majority whip Senator John Gordner (R-27th, Berwick) has been part of the negotiations and he says despite areas of agreement, the Governor’s veto of the entire budget is hurting Pennsylvanians.   “Instead of keeping those numbers and working on the other ones, the Governor has vetoed all of it. As a result of that women’s centers, counties, school districts are hurting right now when they should be getting some funds,” he said.   WKOK asked Sen. Gordner about the Governor’s statement that the Republican budget is balanced using smoke and mirrors, “We can raise taxes or we can look…

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    Red Land wins LLWS Semi Final #WhyNotUs!

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Chayton Krauss hit an RBI single to right field to give Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, a 3-2 victory over Pearland, Texas, on Saturday for a berth in the Little League World Series championship game in front of a record crowd of almost 46,000 fans. Krauss drove in Braden Kolmansberger, who had walked and moved to third on Jaden Henline’s one-out single. Cole Wagner struck out 11 over 5 2-3 innings and hit a home run from the undefeated Red Land Little League team, which draws from Lewisberry and several other towns that are just a two-hour drive from Williamsport. Fans began arriving at the stadium at 6 a.m. to get seats for…

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Republicans call on Governor to negotiate

LEWISBURG – Valley Republican state representatives are on the road urging the Governor to get to work on a budget. At a press conference in Lewisburg Wednesday, Rep. Fred Keller (R-85th, Kreamer), Rep. Lynda Culver (R-108th, Sunbury) and Rep. Kurt Masser (R-107th, Elysburg) were joined by other Republicans who say the Governor is playing games with the state budget. Keller said Wolf’s plan takes more money out of the pockets of all Pennsylvanians, “The Wolf regime is spreading misinformation, vastly underestimating the intelligence of Pennsylvania’s citizens. Tom Wolf wants more money and he’s coming after all Pennsylvanians to get it.” Masser said the Governor isn’t telling the whole story about his budget for education funding,…

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VIDEO HERE: Giant Food Stores opening in Lewisburg

  LEWISBURG – After nearly 20 years, Giant Food Stores is opening in Lewisburg. The 66,000 square foot store features a beer garden and eatery, a fresh hall with produce, deli, bakery and expanded dairy section. Marvin Mann, Lewisburg store manager says the state-of-the art SCAN IT! technology is an added convenience, “You simply scan you bonus card, you scan your items throughout the store, you come up front and it pulls the total and you’re completed with your transaction.” More than 165 associates are part of the Giant team. Mann says employees and customers alike are excited about the grand opening, “I have a lot of new employees from the area that are all…

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VIDEO: Brandon Kramm Memorial Golf Tournament brings NFL QB to town

LEWISBURG — One of the New York Jets NFL team members was in our Valley for a fundraiser Friday. Ryan Fitzpatrick, a quarterback for the Jets played in a fundraiser for the Green Dragon Foundation. Held at the Bucknell Golf Club Friday, the 2nd Annual Brandon Kramm Memorial Golf Tournament raised funds for a scholarship fund as well as an endowment established in Kramm’s name. Brandon Kramm was a Lewisburg High School graduate who died in 2013 from a rare liver disease.  Fitzpatrick was Brandon Kramm’s roommate at Harvard, and he told WKOK, it’s important to take time out to remember his best friend, “This is a really important day for his family, and I…