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Man Hit, Killed by Train in Northumberland County

UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A man was killed after being hit by a train in Northumberland County.
It happened just south of Sunbury in Upper Augusta Township around 4 p.m. Sunday.
The coroner says the man who was hit has not yet been identified, but he is believed to be in his 40s or 50s. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
State police are investigating the deadly train crash.

Shamokin Woman Accused of Punching Judge After Crash

SHAMOKIN, Pa. — A woman from Shamokin is accused of punching a judge in the face after the two were involved in a crash.
District Judge John Gembic tells Newswatch 16 his truck was hit at 9th and Independence streets in Shamokin around 10 p.m. Saturday.
The other driver was identified as Kim Dornsife, 41, of Shamokin.
Gembic told officers he took the keys from her vehicle after the crash because he believed she was intoxicated. That’s when she allegedly punched him.
Dornsife was taken for a blood test and faces assault charges.

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.

Senior Citizens Day at Knoebels

KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT RESORT -- More than 1,000 seniors were at Knoebels Amusement Resort on Wednesday for the park's 50th annual Senior Citizens Day.
"We get on the rides and do the things we want to do, too," said Anita Brown of Ephrata. "We were on the whip and the boats.
Senior Citizens Day started in 1969 as a way to recognize the 55 and older crowd.
"They get coffee and donuts for free. They also get a free train ride, a free ride on the carousel, a discount in any of the gift shops," said Knoebels official Leanna Muscato.

Part of Route 147 to Close Overnight Throughout the Week in Northumberland County

POINT TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Part of Route 147 in Northumberland County is scheduled to close overnight.
PennDOT says crews will be placing the first steel girders on the east side of the nearly mile-long Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway Bridge.
A section of Route 147 north of Northumberland is scheduled to close from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. through Thursday night.

Former Northumberland County Prothonotary Sentenced

SUNBURY, Pa. -- A former prothonotary in Northumberland County learned his punishment Monday for stealing thousands of dollars in public money.
Justin Dunkelberger was charged in March with writing $30,000 worth of checks to himself while he held the office between 2015 and 2016.
The state attorney general's office confirms Dunkelberger pleaded guilty to lesser charges and was sentenced to four years of probation and 100 hours of community service.
Officials say Dunkelberger has already paid back the money he stole in Northumberland County.

Barn in Northumberland County Damaged by Flames

RUSH TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A fire early Sunday morning damaged a barn in Northumberland County.
Fire officials say the flames broke out just before 3 a.m. at the place along Elysburg Road.
According to the fire chief, there was a small fire at the barn on Friday that the owner believed was put out.
The chief says the barn might have been smoldering and caused the fire on Sunday.
No one was hurt after the fire in Rush Township.

Car Slammed into Drug Store in Northumberland County

NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. -- A vehicle slammed into a drug store on Saturday in Northumberland County.
A viewer sent photos to Newswatch 16 of the car crashed into the  CVS in Northumberland Borough.
Crews were called to the wreck around 4 p.m. which left a hole in the side of the building.
According to published reports, no one was injured after the crash in Northumberland County.

Man Charged After Deadly Bar Fight in Sunbury

SUNBURY, Pa. — A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a fight outside a bar last month.
Police say Jay Boyer, 36 of Middleburg, got into a fight with Brian Cox outside a bar in Sunbury which resulted in Cox falling and hitting his head.
Cox died earlier this month from injuries sustained in the fight.
Moyer is charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and other related charges in Northumberland County.


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