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Local golf club pro shop robbed

PAXINOS, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — According to Pennsylvania State Police Stonington, the Indian Hills Golf Course Pro Shop was robbed at approximately 3:40 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police say an unknown male used a key to access the shop and proceeded to steal multiple golf clubs of various makes and styles and club grips. About $400 was also taken from the pro shop office.

The male fled in an unknown direction. If you have any information about the person’s identity, you are asked to contact police at 570-286-5601.

One dead after Northumberland County crash

WEST CHILLISQUAQUE TOWNSHIP, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash on Route 405 in Northumberland County on July 24th.

According to Pennsylvania State Police Milton, Keet Zimmerman, 46, of Milton, was pronounced dead at the scene after his vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane and struck another vehicle head-on.

No one injured after Shamokin standoff

SHAMOKIN, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — One man was taken into custody Sunday afternoon after police say he barricaded himself inside a home in the 1100 block of West Walnut Street.

Police say the man was threatening to harm himself and to shoot anyone who tried to enter his house. Police were able to enter the home and the man was taken into custody without incident.

The investigation is continuing with charges pending.

Digital Exclusive: Pen pals for seniors during COVID-19

MOUNT CARMEL, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Mount Carmel Senior Living Community has started a pen pal program for their residents during the pandemic.

The residents can’t be around their families during the pandemic because they are high risk for contracting COVID-19, so this is a way to keep their spirits up. Staff say they’ve received 1,000 letters from all over the world.

Eyewitness News Reporter Revathi Janaswamy will have more on this in a Digital Exclusive at Pahomepage.com.

Construction to detour traffic in Mount Carmel Township

MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – From July 15-22, part of Route 54 will be closed for railroad crossing construction.

Drivers can expect the closure of Route 54 between the intersection of Brennan’s Farm Road and Locust Gap Highway and the intersection of Route 54 with Route 901 in Mount Caramel Township.

A detour will be set up to direct traffic using Routes 901 and 61.

State police investigating death in Northumberland County

EAST CAMERON TOWNSHIP, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – UPDATE: According to Pennsylvania State Police, the deceased individual has been identified as Joshua Phillipy.

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According to Pennsylvania State Police, the Troop F Forensic Services Unit responded to and examined the scene in East Cameron Township. It is of the opinion of unit personnel and investigators on scene that no foul play is suspected and there is no cause for public concern.

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One dead after motorcycle crash in Rush Township

RUSH TOWNSHIP, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – One man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Northumberland County on Wednesday.

According to police, around 6:09 PM Wednesday night, Penn Seiple, 69, of Sunbury, was driving on Sunbury Road when he struck a deer that ran onto the road.

Seiple was thrown from his Honda motorcycle and sustained major injuries.

Seiple was transported to Geisinger Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

3 alarm house fire in Shamokin

SHAMOKIN, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Flames ripped through a home in Northumberland County. Dozens of firefighters spent hours putting out the flames on Friday. A pair of row homes were devastated by the three-alarm blaze.

The call came in around noon as flames enveloped these properties in the 900 block of North Shamokin street. There was a major collapse during this operation and two firefighters were taken to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Knoebels institutes new mask policy after opening day

ELYSBURG, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – After opening for the season on Wednesday, Knoebels has announced an updated mask policy for guests.

According to the Facebook post, guests must wear face coverings to enter the park. The two exceptions are while eating and children under the age of two.

Masks must also be worn on rides. Face shields, however, are not permitted on rides for safety purposes.

Knoebels celebrates opening day

ELYSBURG, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Two months after Knoebels’ original opening date, the park has officially opened for the season.

Guests of Knoebels are excited for its opening day.

“This is a great place to hang out with my family and enjoy the rides,” said Sophia Rosso of New Jersey.

38 of the amusement park’s 64 rides are open.

The Wheland family enjoyed the “Merry Mixer.”

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