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Teen faces charges in data breach

WGRC News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:58pm

A Lewisburg Area High School student will be the subject of an FBI investigation after allegedly accessing district data filed of nearly 2,000 students. The teen who has not been named could face federal charges for hacking a cafeteria data file which had names, addresses, phone numbers, identification numbers, birthdates and social security numbers. The incident happened on a school-issued computer. Parents and guardians were informed of the data breach on Wednesday.

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Frein caught

WGRC News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 7:33am

They got him. Eric Frein, accused in a fatal ambush on Pennsylvania State Police barracks in September, was caught by U.S. marshals yesterday. Frein had a sniper rifle and knives on him when he was captured outside an abandoned airplane hanger at Birchwood-Pocono Airport near Tannersville last night. No shots were fired when he was captured, without incident.

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Heroin bust

WGRC News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:52pm

Williamsport City police confiscated 110 bags of heroin, $2,000 dollars in cash and four weapons, two of them stolen. State parole officers went to a Fourth Avenue home to look for Andre Hayes, wanted for absconding parole. There they found Hayes, as well as Kalonji Jones who was out on bail after being charged last year with dealing heroin. Jones is locked up in lieu of $200,000 bail.

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Houston Mayor withdraws subpoenas from Pastors

WGRC News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:51pm

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced that she will withdraw the subpoenas against five pastors who have spoken out against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, an LGBT city ordinance that some opponents claim would allow men to use women’s public restrooms. After much contemplation and discussion, I am directing the city legal department to withdraw the subpoenas issued to the five Houston pastors who delivered the petitions. Parker said during yesterday’s press conference.
“It is extremely important to me to protect our equal rights ordinance from repeal, and to make sure that every Houstonian knows that their lives are valid and protected and acknowledged,” added Parker, who’s the city’s first openly-gay mayor.

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Bean faces more charges

WGRC News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:53pm

An area man, already jailed on burglary and rape charges was arraigned on several more counts stemming from 15 burglaries across our area in which he allegedly stole more than $80,000 dollars’worth of jewelry and other items. David Bean is accused of breaking into homes in several townships across Lycoming County from December of 2012 into early last November when he was arrested for the burglary of a Loyalsock Township home as well as sexual assaults. He’s locked up on $500,000 dollars bail.

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Turn back clocks this weekend

WGRC News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:52pm

Remember 2am this Sunday morning is the day to turn back the clocks an hour when daylight saving time ends for the year. As we go through our homes and change the clocks we should also make this the time to replace the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The chance of surviving a fire significantly increases when you have a working smoke alarm. In addition to replacing the batteries, you should also prepare and practice having a family fire escape plan.

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Fire does major damage to home

WGRC News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:10pm

A family lost everything when a fire did major damage to a mobile home at 357 Astro Village North in Milton. The Daily Item says the fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon. Officials say it was an electrical fire that started when a wire underneath a kitchen counter near the refrigerator overheated. A family of five lives there. No one was hurt.

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State police investigate another Eric Frein sighting

WGRC News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:09pm

Another possible sighting of Eric Frein, the man accused in a fatal ambush on Pennsylvania State Police barracks last month. He’s been escaping police since then, but state police report that a resident in Barrett Township reported a possible sighting of the 31 year old man.

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Corbett and Wolf pick up the pace before Election Day

WGRC News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 1:49pm

With a week left to the general election, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and his opponent Tom Wolf have picked up the pace of their campaigns. Corbett made a couple of appearances in the central part of the state yesterday continuing his attack on Wolf, telling supporters that if elected, Wolf would have to raise taxes on the state’s middle class just to fulfill his campaign promises. Meanwhile, Wolf was in Pittsburgh yesterday with a special guest, former president Bill Clinton who told an audience there that Wolf is the candidate to unite Pennsylvanians, not to divide them.

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No Christmas baskets this year

WGRC News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:04pm

Two area organizations that have been known for making up Christmas Baskets for needy families in Lycoming County will not be doing so this year. Both the American Rescue Workers and Salvation Army have acknowledged that an even higher demand for the baskets as well as a lack of resources will not allow them to make up the hundreds of baskets that are distributed yearly in the area. Both organizations say they will find other ways to help over the holidays including putting on holiday meals.

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Idaho Pastors no longer face prison time and fines

WGRC News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:03pm

The city of Coeur d’Alene in Idaho has reportedly realized that a for-profit wedding chapel owned by Christian ministers Donald Knapp and his wife, Evelyn, CAN refuse to perform same-sex marriages without violating “non-discrimination” laws. The city earlier maintained that its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps, who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies because the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that affirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The city’s attorney said, After we’ve looked at this some more, we have come to the conclusion they would be exempt from our ordinance because they are a religious corporation.

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Gas prices down

WGRC News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 7:32am

Pennsylvania gas prices keep coming down, but we’re not quite to that landmark $3/gallon mark. Gasbuddy.com puts the statewide average price for gas today at $3.17 a gallon, which is down a nickel in the last week, and it’s off about 24 cents in the last month. A year ago the statewide average was at $3.37 a gallon. By comparison, the national average today is at $3.03 a gallon.

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Local Relay for Life starts fundraising

WGRC News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 7:32am

A kick-off this weekend for the 22nd annual Mifflin-Juniata Relay for Life. The Lewistown Sentinel says this year’s theme is Toon Out Cancer. The Relay for Life will take place at Kish Park. This year, the goal for the teams is to raise $176,000, which is slightly more than what they brought in last year.

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