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Man Accused of Stalking, Gun Threats in Northumberland County

WATSONTOWN, Pa. — A man is locked up in Northumberland County after police say he stalked a woman and threatened her with a loaded gun.
Police say Logan Mathias, 23, stalked a woman at her home on Tuesday night in Watsontown. When the woman came home, Mathias threatened to kill her and another woman inside the home.
The woman managed to get inside the home and lock Mathias out.
According to police, Mathias then tried to break into her home and threatened to kill everyone inside.
When police showed, he became violent and resisted arrest.

Man’s Body Recovered from Susquehanna River

POINT TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A man who was swimming with friends in the Susquehanna River Sunday afternoon went under the water and never resurfaced, authorities say.
Donte Glasper, 19, who has resided in Milton and Mount Carmel, died from accidental drowning, according to the coroner.
The Northumberland fire chief said Glasper jumped off a dock into the West Branch of the Susquehanna River near Northumberland. His friends say they saw him struggling after he jumped in. They tried to save him but could not. That's when the call was made to 911.

Firefighters Battle Flames in Shamokin

SHAMOKIN, Pa. -- Flames caused a part of a home to collapse in Northumberland County.
The fire started just after 4 a.m. Saturday at the place along South Market Street in Shamokin. A second alarm was called shortly afterward.
No one was hurt.
Police say the fire started in the back of the home, but because part of the building collapsed, investigators could not safely get to the area where they believe it started.
Shamokin police say the investigation is ongoing.

30 Years for Sunbury Riverfest

SUNBURY, Pa. -- It's hard to decide what to do first at Sunbury's Riverfest, but Donna Nickles of Sunbury knew just what she was looking for.
"We live up here, but I just enjoy the festival. I like to look at my crafts and stuff," Nickles said.
This is the 30th year for Sunbury's Riverfest. It is a fundraiser for Sunbury Revitalization. This year's theme is "Rewind Back to 1989." There are games, music and lots of food.
Double U BBQ is based in Sunbury and likes coming here.

Man Charged With Impersonating Federal Agent

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. — A man is charged with impersonating a federal agent in Northumberland County.
According to court papers, Michael Robinson recently showed up to a Shamokin city council meeting claiming he worked for the US attorney general’s office.
He called several people in the room “criminals” and threatened to throw them in jail.
Those people were not jailed, but Robinson is behind bars.

Two Buildings Demolished in Kulpmont Blight Fight

KULPMONT, Pa. -- It's another attempt to get rid of blight in Northumberland County.
Two buildings in Kulpmont are finally coming down after being abandoned for years. The borough of Kulpmont took over the properties when they deemed the buildings to be a blight to the community.
Folks in the area are thrilled that the hazardous structures are being removed.
"It creates a nicer downtown, you know, it makes people want to come out and you know, walk up and down Main Street," J.P. Jacoby said.

Women Charged with Attempted Murder, Arson in Mount Carmel 

MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. -- Two women are locked up in Northumberland County after authorities say they set a home on fire with a woman asleep inside.
Police say those two women, Misty Lynn Dunbar and Michelle Rhoads, both of Mount Carmel, set the fire on Walnut Street in Mount Carmel early Tuesday morning. Court documents say the women used a gas can from under the porch of the house to start the blaze. The fire spread to the home next door.
Dunbar and Rhoads were arraigned Wednesday on attempted homicide and arson charges.

Remembering Woodstock, 50 Years Later

SUNBURY, Pa. -- This week marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, and one man from Sunbury can recount hitchhiking there as a teenager about to enter his junior year of high school.
Nicholas Neff was born and raised in Sunbury. He graduated from Shikellamy High School in 1971, but two years before that, when he was only 16 years old, he was in the crowd of 500,000 people at the Woodstock music festival.

Parents of Schoolkids Get Help with Supplies, Haircuts

MILTON, Pa. -- Students in the Milton Area School District are all getting ready to go back to school. They just checked "get a haircut" off their to-do lists.
The basement of the Bridge of Hope in Milton transformed into a barbershop and hair salon. Bridge of Hope is a ministry of Crossroads Church of the Nazarene. This is the third annual free haircut event.

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