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Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Hits Home in Mount Carmel

MOUNT CARMEL, Pa. -- A church community in Northumberland County is reflecting on the massive fire that tore through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday as it has a very personal connection to how the people of Paris are feeling today.
Parishioners worshipped at Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Mount Carmel as they are observing Holy Week leading up to Easter.

Video Vault: Flames Destroy Church in Mount Carmel

One of the most iconic cathedrals in the world, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, burned Monday.
Nearly 30 years ago, parishioners in one Northumberland County community watched as their house of worship came down in a similar manner.
We open the video vault to when Newswatch 16 was in Mount Carmel the day flames tore through Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church in 1991.

Lightning Strikes Home, Sparks Flames

JORDAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- For a family near Herndon, April showers brought a little more than rain to their front yard.
The homeowners say lightning struck the place and set part of it on fire.
"I opened my eyes and seen there was a glow outside the window I looked out and saw the house was on fire and lightning must have hit it," said a homeowner.
Broken windows, blackened walls and debris - that is what is left at the home in Northumberland County.
The homeowners didn't want to go on camera but tell Newswatch 16 they were sleeping when they heard a loud noise.

Shamokin Woman Turns Herself in After Alleged Stabbing During Brawl

SHAMOKIN, Pa. -- A woman from Northumberland County wanted for allegedly stabbing another woman during a brawl last month turned herself into police.
Police say Summer Dickson, 18 of Shamokin, is now facing attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing another woman in the neck.
The brawl, which happened in March, involved all kinds of weapons including a baseball bat and a shovel.
Dickson is locked up in Northumberland County without bail.

Federal Lawsuit Seeks Money from Pitter Patter Day Cares

A chain of child care centers that shut down after a Newswatch 16 investigation four years ago is in more trouble.
The Pitter Patter Day Care chain in central Pennsylvania was once cited for violating several child care regulations.
The U.S. Labor Department claims that the owners of Pitter Patter Day Care took the money deducted from worker's paychecks for health insurance and then spent that money elsewhere.
Pitter Patter Day Care once had facilities in Williamsport, Loyalsock, Watsontown, and Muncy.

Man Charged with Fraud After Reporting Fake Burglary at Restaurant

WATSONTOWN, Pa. — A man has been charged for reporting a fake burglary in Northumberland County.
Watsontown police were called to a burglary at Buzz’s Pizza and Subs on East 8th Street March 20.
David Reynolds, 60, told police that money had been stolen from the restaurant overnight.
Police later found that no theft happened.
Cops say Reynolds used the money and wanted to cover up the missing cash.
Reynolds is facing theft by deception and false report charges here in Northumberland County.

Mother Charged After Boyfriend Accused of Using Her Daughters to Sell Marijuana

MILTON, Pa. -- A mother in Northumberland County is now facing charges after police say her boyfriend used her children to sell drugs.
Milton police charged Paggie Neiman of Milton with child endangerment and corruption of minors on Monday.
Over the weekend, her boyfriend Craig Lytle was charged with using her daughters to help him sell marijuana. The girls are 13 and 15 years old.

Spring Cleanup in Sunbury

SUNBURY, Pa. -- The sun was shining down all across our area Sunday which made for the perfect conditions to clean up the mess that was hidden under winter's snow.
Cameron Marlow and her siblings joined their mom and picked up trash along the side of Memorial Drive in Sunbury.
The Marlows, along with about 20 other volunteers, came out in an effort to make Sunbury more beautiful, one block at a time.
"I rode my bike around town and walk, and I see garbage all over, and I thought, 'Well, we're going to get this cleaned up,'" said organizer Bruce Bostian.

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