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The Moving Wall is a Moving Tribute

BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS -- A traveling tribute to those who lost their lives in Vietnam is now open for public viewing in Bloomsburg.
The Moving Wall is a smaller replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. It's been in other parts of our viewing area before, but this is the first time the wall is in Bloomsburg.
There are more than 58,000 names on the wall of the servicemen and women killed in combat in Vietnam.
There are nine men from Columbia County whose names are on the wall.

A Moving Tribute

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Piece by piece, crews set up a tribute to American war heroes -- The Moving Wall, a smaller replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
There are more than 58,000 names on the wall of servicemen and women killed in combat.
"This is the pinnacle of what they’ve ever done for Vietnam veterans," Terry Lemon said.
Lemon is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Air Force. He lives in Bloomsburg and is happy to see the wall.

Home Burns in Columbia County

MADISON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Flames wrecked a home in Columbia County on Tuesday.
Firefighters were called to the home on Ants Hill Road in Madison Township near Millville around 5:30 p.m.
The fire chief said flames started in the garage and spread to the home.
Part of a ceiling came down on two firefighters, but the chief says they were not hurt.
A woman and her daughter were inside the home at the time. They made it out safely.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Rural Residents Concerned About Police Protection Fee

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Those without a local police force will soon have to pay for state police coverage.
Governor Tom Wolf announced proposed legislation that would require people living in those areas to pay a protection fee.
Benton Township in Columbia County, like many other small communities, does not have its own police department, leaving the people who live there to rely on state police for protection.
Some are in favor of the fee while others believe it is just another tax on state residents.

College Students Donate to Food Cupboard

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Volunteers at the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard sort food and get it ready for distribution. The food pantry depends on donations and recently got a big one from Bloomsburg University. Students donated more than $8,000 of their unused campus dining dollars to the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard.
"I think it's really great. It's nice that Bloomsburg opens up the town for us to have a college here so it's just nice to give back a little bit to the community," Krysta Hower said.

Dump Truck Rollover Slows Traffic in Columbia County

SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Part of a road in Columbia County was closed Monday morning by a truck rollover.
A dump truck carrying stone rolled over on Route 11 near Interstate 80 in South Centre Township around 9:30 a.m. Monday.
One lane of Route 11 north was shut down while crews cleared the wreck.
The driver was not hurt.
There is no word from police on what led to the crash.

Lady Red AAU Team From Northumberland County Heads To Maryland for Jr NBA Global Championships

Based out of Mount Camel Jay Yuskoski runs the Lady Red AAU program. His 2019 team consisting of 8th graders from Central Columbia, Mount Carmel, Bloomsburg, Danville, Southern Columbia, Weatherly and Jim Thorpe have won tournaments up and down the east coast including the Philly hardwood classic, The battle of the Big Apple in the Bronx NY, The Northeast regional showcase in New Jersey and The East Coast Championship at Spooky Nook.

Students Discuss Manufacturing Jobs

SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- There are many kinds of equipment inside the technology lab at Central Columbia High School near Bloomsburg. With this equipment, students are able to make things and learn about engineering and manufacturing.
On this day, students got to show off their technology lab. A representative from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, or SME, was at the school. Central Columbia partnered with SME to bring manufacturing equipment and hands-on training to the school.

Fire Marshal: Too Much Damage to Figure Out Cause of Columbia County Fire

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Authorities think there's too much damage to know why a vacant house burned in Columbia County.
Crews say several explosions came from the house near Bloomsburg during the fire Monday night.
Officials suspect the blasts might have come from propane tanks.
There was no power or gas hooked up to the house.

Investigation After Suspicious Explosions Destroy Home Near Bloomsburg

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Firefighters say there were several explosions while they were working to put out the flames at a vacant home in Scott Township.
The fire along Old Berwick Road happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday and crews believe it seems to have started from the back of the home.
Firefighters say it definitely appears to be suspicious and they are not ruling out arson at this point in time.
Newswatch 16 spoke to one woman who says her uncle lived in this home until he died.
No one has lived at the home since 2011.

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