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Shikellamy student dies from crash injuries
Travis Tillett, one of the students injured in Friday morning’s crash along Route 304 outside of New Berlin, died Saturday, according to a Geisinger Medical Center nursing supervisor.
4 charged in Mifflinburg slaying
Four people were arrested Tuesday morning, two charged with murder, in connection to the June killing of Randy Sampsell, a 51-year-old Mifflinburg man.
- Power outage in Shamokin, Coal Township
Firefighters en route to Mazeppa blaze
MAZEPPA -- Firefighters from across Union County are responding to a sawmill fire on Swartz Road in Buffalo Township.
Read Friday's edition of The Daily Item for complete coverage.
Armstrong, first man on moon, dies
Neil Armstrong was a soft-spoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away, but credited others for the feat, died Saturday. He was 82.
Valley teens state bass fishing champs!
Two Valley teens have swept the Pennsylvania Bass Federation junior championships for the second consecutive year the tournament has been held on the Susquehanna River.
Sam Allen, 15, of Lewisburg, won the ages 15-18 category Saturday, while River Mertz, 13, of Montandon, won the ages 11-14 division.
Both qualified for the National Guard Junior World Championship next August on the Red River in Shreveport, La.
Shik hires new super
Patrick Kelley, superintendent of the Bath Central School District in New York, has been hired as the next superintendent of the Shikellamy School District, succeeding Robin Musto, who retired in March. Read more in Friday's edition of The Daily Item.
Fatal accident closes bridge
The Veterans Memorial Bridge between Sunbury and Shamokin Dam was closed Tuesday at about 8 p.m. as state police at Stonington were investigating a two-vehicle accident that involved a fatality, according to a source close to the case. Details of the accident were unavailable at midnight.
HE DID IT: JURY NAILS SANDUSKY ON 45 OF 48 COUNTS
Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that had sent shock waves through the college campus known as Happy Valley and led to the firing of Penn State’s beloved Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno.
BREAKING NEWS: SANDUSKY JURY REACHES VERDICT
Official: Jury has reached verdict in sex abuse trial of ex-Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky.
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