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Man accused of Buffalo Wild Wings double murder in Snyder County arraigned

SELINSGROVE, SNYDER COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The man accused of a double murder, at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Snyder County, was arraigned Wednesday morning.

Investigators say Christopher Fernanders shot and killed two people in the restaurant’s parking lot. The judge told Eyewitness News Fernanders was alert during his video arraignment this morning from the hospital, to district court.

Police say 55-year-old Christopher Fernanders, of Paxinos, opened fire on 46-year-old Heather Campbell and 52-year-old Matt Bowersox on Friday night.

Homicide sparks questions about holes in PFA law

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The murder of a centralPennsylvania woman Friday night has once again raised questions about the effectiveness of Protection from Abuse Orders commonly known as PFAs. 

Investigators say 46-year-old Heather Campbell from Trevorton had recently filed a PFA against the alleged shooter, Christopher Fernanders from Paxinos. Campbell and 52-year-old Matthew Bowersox were shot and killed outside a restaurant.

Victim of double fatal shooting had PFA against accused gunman

SNYDER COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A man and a woman were gunned down Friday night outside Buffalo Wild Wings in the Monroe Marketplace.

Police have identified the shooter as 55 year-old Christopher Fernanders, and the Distrct Attorney’s Office revealed that one of the victims filed a PFA against him before this tragic incident.

What should have been a regular night out at Buffalo Wild Wings on Friday rapidly turned into a murder scene that still has the community shaken.

Friends of victims, witnesses react to fatal shooting in Snyder County

SNYDER COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A shooting left two people dead near Selinsgrove Friday night. It happened in the parking lot of Buffalo Wild Wings on Marketplace Boulevard.

State police have named the victims as Heather Campbell of Treverton and Matthew Bowersox of Mifflinburg.

Eyewitness News spoke to witnesses of the incident who say they just can’t believe what happened.

“I’m 43 years old and I’ve never experienced anything like that in my life. And I never want to experience anything like that again,” said Christa Keefer.

Suspect identified in Snyder County double murder

SNYDER COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Pennsylvania State Police have identified the suspect in the double murder that happened Friday night in Snyder County.

According to police, Christopher Tauren Fernanders of Paxinos shot and killed 46-year-old Heather Campbell of Trevorton and 52-year-old Matt Bowersox in the parking lot of a Buffalo Wild Wings off Route 15 near Selinsgrove Friday night.

A customer at the business then shot Fernanders, leaving him in serious condition.

Two killed, suspect shot by customer outside Buffalo Wild Wings in Snyder County

SNYDER COUNTY, Pa. (WBRE/WYOU) – UPDATE: According to Snyder County DA Michael Piecuch, no charges will be filed against the male patron who shot the person at the Buffalo Wild Wings.

“He will not be charged. Under the circumstances he was legally justified in using deadly force,” said Piecuch.

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Two people are dead and one person is in custody following a shooting in Snyder County.

$70,000 worth of drugs seized from Shamokin Dam motel room

SHAMOKIN DAM, SNYDER COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Monica Strocko, 40, of Selinsgrove, was arraigned on multiple drug charges from an incident at the Econo Lodge Motel in Shamokin Dam on June 23rd, 2020.

The Shamokin Dam Police Department was contacted by Snyder County Probation officers who were in contact with Strocko at the motel.

After searching the room, officers recovered two pounds of methamphetamine, a half-pound of marijuana, cocaine, pills, cash and various other drug-related items. According to the police department, the estimated value of the seizure is $70,000.

Police investigate robbery at Shamokin Dam motel

SHAMOKIN DAM, SNYDER COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Shamokin Dam Police Department is investigating an invasion and robbery incident at an area motel.

Officers were called to investigate a robbery at a rented room in the Econo Lodge Motel in Shamokin Dam on July 7th, between 8-8:30 a.m.

Police say four men wearing dark clothing and ski masks forced entry into a motel room occupied by two people and stole an undisclosed amount of money and other valuables.

Snyder County man sentenced for 2014 sexual assaults

MIDDLEBURG, SNYDER COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A man already serving a lengthy prison sentence has now received an additional two to four years in state prison for a sexual assault that occurred back in 2014.

Craig Poust was sentenced Monday for sexually assaulting two women at his Port Tervorton residence where he lived at the time with his co-defendant Chanel Kantz. Along with the prison term, Poust was ordered to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law for the rest of his life.

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