The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 1, 2013

Digital Items 11.01.13

Bucknell University Men’s Basketball Coach Dave Paulsen and members of his team once again helped medical and volunteer staff bring some smiles to the faces of patients at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville.

They delivered treats, such as glow sticks, stickers and toys to help the children enjoy a taste of Halloween fun while they are in the hospital.

The players “love to give back,” the coach said, noting that players have participated in the project for the six years he has been coach. "They understand and appreciate how lucky thy are to be healthy and go to a school like Bucknell."

Daily Item staff photographer Rob Inglis captured more in this video report.

Local News Headlines

Look for these stories and more in Saturday's edition of The Daily Item and online.

  • Reporter Marcia Moore has new developments in the resignation of Midd-West School District superintendent Wesley Knapp. Look for her exclusive report Saturday morning.
  • Residents opposed to a proposed tire-fueled incinerator in Union County and planning to take their case to the governor. Reporter Evamarie Socha has more.
  • A Centre County judge Friday postponed a hearing for Northumberland County row officers who are going to court against the county commissioners for proposed salary and benefit decreases.Click
  • Your most comprehensive coverage of high school football on this final week of the regular season is right here. Click Here to see our football scoreboard.

Wicked weather

That storm system that whipped up winds and heavy rains for about 15 minutes this morning caused much more serious problems to our west.

Game wardens from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife helped rescue a young mother and her eight-month-old son from rapidly rising floodwaters near Austin.

Running for the victims

The New York City Marathon comes after a trying year for the Northeast. Superstorm Sandy, the Sandy Hook school shooting and the Boston Marathon bombings are weighing heavily on many participants, some of whom are running to honor the victims.

And finally...

As the graphic reminds us:

And our local firefighters remind us to change batteries in our smoke detectors as well.

Have a great weekend! Look for more digital items next week.

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