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Sign ordinance passed in Lewisburg

LEWISBURG — Lewisburg Borough Council passed an amended sign ordinance Tuesday night without a dissenting vote. Council Member Michael Derman, who was instrumental writing its revisions, said there was much in the old ordinance to clarify.


Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty in Rape and Murder of Girlfriend's 14-Year-Old Daughter

Over two years after a Pennsylvania teenager’s dismembered body was found by hunters in October 2016, her mother’s boyfriend has pleaded guilty. Jacob Sullivan of Horsham, 46, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the rape, murder and dismemberment of 14-year-old Grace Packer, according to the Associated Pre


Bucknell University Moves Forward With Expansion

LEWISBURG, UNION COUNTY(WBRE/WYOU-TV) - Another building has received the green light when it comes to expansion on campus at Bucknell University. The new addition will give students the opportunity to build and create far more than they could imagine.


PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike issue commercial vehicle bans, restrictions

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have issued phased vehicle bans and restrictions for Wednesday as a winter storm hits across Pennsylvania. As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, commercial vehicles (including buses) were banned from I-70 in Fulton County, and I-99 from I-80 to the turnpike.


Council approves Market Street traffic study

LEWISBURG — A Market Street traffic study was given approval to proceed Tuesday night. Lewisburg Borough Council agreed without dissent to enter into an engineering agreement with Traffic Planning and Design of Pottstown for the Market Street Corridor Traffic Study. The study was projected to cost $


Two Union County men charged for multiple burglaries, drugs

LEWISBURG - Two area men have been arrested and charged with burglary, criminal mischief and related charges after they were caught stealing money, weapons and various items from victim’s in the Lewisburg area last month.


Mifflinburg parent seeking special education review

MIFFLINBURG — A parent with two children in the Mifflinburg Area School District addressed school directors Tuesday night. Janell Weaver, an advocate for programs for students with special needs, reminded directors that she had previously brought her ongoing concerns about such services to them.


BU trustees greenlight $49.6M construction

LEWISBURG — Bucknell University’s Board of Trustees has approved construction of a new $49.6 million management and art building. The move, university officials noted, sets the stage for the next phase in the Kenneth W. Freeman College of Management’s evolution and deepening the interdisciplinary co


Walmart Greeter with Cerebral Palsy Hopes to Keep Job

MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A longtime Walmart greeter’s job description is being changed and because of his cerebral palsy, he will have to find a new place to work. A Facebook post about a Walmart employee is sparking outrage in the Selinsgrove area. His job description is being changed and the man wit


Pennsylvania prisons’ unprecedented mail policy will be tested in federal court this week

In September, Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections responded to what it said was a scourge of drug smuggling with a series of stringent security measures, some of them with no precedent in a state prison system.


Elbridge mom and son continue to recover from ‘flying wheel’ accident in Pennsylvania

An Elbridge mother and son hurt in a freak accident driving in Pennsylvania continue to recover in the hospital. Michael Griswold, 36, his wife Heather and their three children were driving from Elbridge to Pennsylvania to see friends last Friday when a tire and partial axle flew through their winds


2 arraigned on drug charges

MONTGOMERY – After running two stop signs and traveling at excessive speeds, Justin Kennedy lost control of his 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo at Second and Broad streets, crashing into a curb and driving on the sidewalk and through a yard before he bailed out and fled on foot, borough police said.


Commercial flight hits record 801 mph over Pennsylvania

A record breaking jet stream above New York City Monday night provided a turbo boost to a commercial flight to hit record speeds. With help of a rapid tailwind of a blazing 231 mph, Virgin Atlantic Flight 8, traveling from Los Angeles to London hit 801 mph! That could be a record a high speed for a


Milton facing $1.1M budget deficit

MILTON — Even by increasing taxes to the maximum 3.2 percent allowed by law, the Milton Area School District is still facing a $1.1 million budget deficit for the 2019-2020 school year.


Pennsylvania Travel Restrictions Possible for Slippery Conditions

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 10 a.m. (February 20) to 7 a.m. (February 21) for all of the Twin Tiers, Central New York and stretching north past Syracuse, west toward the western Southern Tier and south through Central Pennsylvania.


‘It’d be like flipping a switch.’ Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries eye adult-use market

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry this week announced it would support the creation of an adult use cannabis program in the Keystone State. The Pennsylvania Cannabis Coalition, a network of current growers and dispensary owners, endorsed the idea as Lt. Gov. John Fetterman began holding town


Ohio Man Sentenced To 35 Years For Sex Crimes Against Minors In Several States, Including Pennsylvania

(KDKA) – The U.S. Secret Service announced that an Ohio man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for committing sex crimes against minor girls in several states, including Pennsylvania.


Massive Mifflinburg musical now rehearsing

MIFFLINBURG — A fantasy adventure will soon bring dozens of young people to the stage of Mifflinburg Area High School. “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m. Friday, March 15 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Mifflinburg Area High School, 75 Market St., Miffl


Female inmate dies at Northumberland County Jail; state prisoner passed away last week

COAL TOWNSHIP — A 45-year-old female inmate at Northumberland County Jail died Sunday at the prison. Warden Bruce Kovach said Tara Yancheski, of Kulpmont, passed away after being found unresponsive in her cell at about 5:15 p.m.


Brett Walker named All-Landmark Conference for Susquehanna

SELINSGROVE — On Tuesday nine swimmers from Susquehanna University earned spots on the 2019 All-Landmark Conference Men’s Swimming & Diving Teams, which were announced by the conference office.