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Pride Event held in Mifflinburg

MIFFLINBURG, UNION COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The heat didn’t stop protestors in Mifflinburg, Union County Sunday.

A Pride Event was held in the borough, attracting more than 100 people. The Mifflinburg Pride Event in support of the LGBTQIA+ community began with about 25 people, but it quickly grew.

“We want to stand up against discrimination, bigotry mindsets. For me, an important part of the message is that LGBTQIA is not Biblically considered a sin,” organizer Victoria Matthews said.

Crews battle fire on Route 45 near Lewisburg

EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, UNION COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Route 45, between Route 2007 (Fairground Road) and 14th Street, was blocked off in East Buffalo Township Wednesday morning while crews battled a fire that damaged two homes.

The fire chief from Buffalo Township told Eyewitness News that the fire started in the garage of one home and spread to the neighbor’s home. There was significant smoke and flame damage to each house, but he is unsure if they are total losses at this time.

East Buffalo Township shooting suspect arrested in Lewisburg

EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, UNION COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Police have identified a suspect in a shooting incident that occurred Monday, June 1 on West Market Street in Lewisburg.

On Thursday, The United States Marshals Services located Julio Gonzalez, 24, from Sunbury, in reference to an outstanding arrest warrant in Lewisburg. Gonzalez is also the alleged suspect in the June 1 shooting on West Market Street that left two teenagers injured.

12 counties prepare to enter ‘green phase’ of reopening on Friday

HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – 12 counties in Pennsylvania are transitioning to Governor Tom Wolf’s “green phase” of reopening at midnight.

The counties moving to green on June 12 are: Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland, Union, Wayne, Wyoming and York.

Thursday afternoon, Governor Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed amended green phase orders for these counties moving to green.

Bucknell University announces fall semester plans

LEWISBURG, UNION COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Bucknell University is laying out their plan for students to return to school.

The university announced they will start fall semester early this year. Classes will begin on August 17th, a week earlier than originally planned.

Bucknell has also chosen to eliminate fall break and add a longer winter break instead. Leaders say the idea is to reduce travel and ultimately prevent students from bringing COVID-19 to campus.

Bucknell University achieves award

LEWISBURG, UNION COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Bucknell University has been awarded for its sustainable operations.

The school’s academic west building won the LEED Platinum certification for operations and maintenance. LEED stands for leadership in energy and environmental design and is the most commonly used green rating system in the world.

The facility is the first academic building in Pennsylvania and one of the first in the northeast to receive this highest possible rating.

Police respond to drive-by shooting near Lewisburg

EAST BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, UNION COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Police are investigating a Monday night shooting in Union County that left two teenagers injured.

The Buffalo Valley Regional Police were called to a home on West Market Street in East Buffalo Township around 7:30 p.m. for reports of shots fired. When officers arrived on scene, they found Daevon Boddon, 19 and Jaheem Lewis, 18, both of Lewisburg injured with gunshot wounds. Lewis and Boddon were both taken to the hospital.

Potentially infected inmates are being transferred to Pennsylvania

Inmates from other states are being transferred to Pennsylvania’s prisons in Wayne and Union counties. The prisons are located in Waymart, Lewisburg and Allenwood.

Several inmates are being brought from the inundated New York, which had one of their prisoners test positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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