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    Three teens charged with stealing from vehicles

    NEW BERLIN – Three teenagers have been charged with stealing items from vehicles in New Berlin and Winfield, including debit cards, credit cards and jewelry. An 18-year-old from Milton, an 18-year-old from Mifflinburg and a 16-year-old from Lewisburg are accused of stealing items from vehicles the week of April 10. State police say they used the stolen cards to pay for food and gas to get to New York City to buy drugs. However, they were stopped in White Haven, where police searched the vehicle and found the stolen cards. The stolen jewelry was located inside the 16-year-old’s home. The investigation continues. (Ali Stevens)

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    Fire damages Danville restaurant

    DANVILLE – Staff, diners and neighbors had to flee from buildings on Mill Street in Danville after fire was discovered in an office at BJ’s Steak and Rib House Sunday night.  Firefighters were on the scene into the early morning hours this morning battling the blaze, which spread to the building that houses Abigail’s Attic.   About 20 diners were in the restaurant when the fire started and were evacuated safely, along with all of the staff working.  Some neighbors were also told to evacuate.  The restaurant was heavily damaged.  The cause of the fire is not yet known.  The restaurant is owned by Bob and Sue Kirkpatrick, who also own BJ’s in Selinsgrove.  (Ali…

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    Accident in Upper Augusta Township

    SUNBURY — State police and volunteers from across Northumberland County responded to a motor vehicle accident in Upper Augusta Township Sunday morning. According to Emergency Services, the crash was on Oak Street in the area of Oaklyn Elementary school.  Route 61 was said to be slow moving in the area for a time due to emergency crews on the scene.   Someone was said to be trapped in a vehicle. No other details are available at this time.  The crash was reported just before  8:00a.m.  We will update you when details become available. (Codi Jade)

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    Schools look to count hours, not days

    SELINSGROVE — Several Valley schools are hoping to side-step the 180-day rule. According to The Daily Item, schools have asked the Pennsylvania Department of Education to add up their hours instead of days to reach the amount of instructional time required within Act 80.   About 130 school districts out of the state’s 500 have made the request, including Mifflinburg, Selinsgrove, Southern Columbia, Bloomsburg, Halifax, Millville, Newport and Upper Dauphin.   The snowy and cold winter led to many increased cancelations.   If the state does not grant the request, many districts would have to hold class through the middle of June. According to Act 80, school hours must add up to 900 for full-time pre-kindergarten,…

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    Police search for bridge crash witness

    SELINSGROVE — State police are looking for the witness of a crash this month on the Veterans Memorial Bridge. According to state police in Selinsgrove, the minor crash occured just before 2:00p.m. on April 10, when a woman in a red Chevrolet car failed to stop for stopped traffic.   The woman was found to be under the influence of prescription medication. Police are hoping to speak to the witness who reportedly stopped at the scene of the crash briefly to inform other motorists of what he had observed and then left. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact state police in Selinsgrove at 570-374-8145. (Codi Jade)

Videos and news

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VIDEO HERE: Day one of Danville teachers strike

DANVILLE – On a day where most schools are in session, the buildings in the Danville School District are empty.  Thursday was day one of a teacher’s strike after they could not come to a decision with the school board.  Teachers with signs gathered in front of several schools in the district. They have been working without a contract for two years says Danville Education Association president Dave Fortunato, “We are asking for nothing but what is fair.  We are bargaining and looking at a settlement that is fair and equitable to the district, the taxpayers and the teachers.” Contract negotiations have fallen flat and Fortunato says they had no choice but to strike.  What…

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VIDEO HERE: Clausi to Shoch: Stop “attacking” people

Raw video from Tuesday’s commissioner meeting: SUNBURY – Northumberland County Commissioner Vinny Clausi wants his fellow commissioner Rick Shoch to stop “attacking” people in the county.  At Tuesday’s meeting, Clausi presented a letter to the media detailing a list of people he says Shoch has “attacked” since being in office.  Among those included in the list are Clausi himself, commissioner Stephen Bridy, former commissioner and state representative Merle Phillips, former president judge Robert Sacavage and more.  In all, there are 17 people named in the letter. It also prompted a heated discussion between the commissioners involving a number of past issues.  Shoch denies having attacked anyone and went through many people on the list, explaining…

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VIDEO HERE: Corbett and Moran speak at EconomicsPA lunch

SELINSGROVE – Governor Tom Corbett visited the Susquehanna Valley Country Club Thursday to honor local business leader and entrepreneur John Moran Jr., who received the 2014 EconomicsPennsylvania Adam Smith Distinguished Leadership Award. John Moran: Moran is the president and CEO of Moran Industries of Watsontown, a warehousing and logistics company. He thanked and praised EconomicsPA for their leadership in helping students become entrepreneurs in the workforce, “This is critical to our Commonwealth’s success in economic growth,” says Moran. “Pennsylvania is one of the most attractive places for students in this country to be educated. Why can’t it also be the most attractive destination for job creators and job seekers?” Corbett spoke about Moran as a…