LEWISBURG — Susquehanna Valley Conservatives host a political forum, “A Vision for America — the Conservative versus the Liberal Perspective,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market St. During this two-hour meeting panelists present both the Conservative and the Liberal vision for America. Gary Sojka, retired president of Bucknell University, serves as moderator. Representing the Conservative point of view is Ana Puig and Andre Harper. Puig is state director for FreedomWorks/Pennsylvania. She is a leader in the Tea Party movement and a co-founder of the Kitchen Table Patriots. Harper is a conservative author, political analyst, and activist. He is founder and president of The Knowledge Movement, LLC. For the Liberal side, retired Bucknell professors Peter Kresl and John Peeler offer their views. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring questions for the panelists. More information, www.SusquehannaValleyConservatives.com
Susquehanna University testing emergency sirens at noon today
SELINSGROVE — The Department of Public Safety at Susquehanna University will conduct testing of the emergency and warning siren on campus at noon today. The testing will take approximately 30 minutes.
Murder suspect flaunted wedding ring 8 days after Sunbury stabbing
SUNBURY — Eight days after Miranda Barbour and her husband, Elytte, were running low on money, the teenaged male companion flashed an online photo of the wedding band she had just selected.
Point Township off the hook as Yoder Group to refund HUD $316,000
NORTHUMBERLAND — The Yoder Group, of Turbotville, has agreed to a government demand that it repay more than $316,000 to a federal grant program after a botched housing development project in Point Township.
Beavertown resident dies in high-voltage wire accident
BANNERVILLE — A Beavertown man was electrocuted at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after he came in contact with a live high-voltage wire in West Beaver Township, Snyder County.
Good Morning Central Susquehanna Valley
Today is Friday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2013. There are 25 days left in the year. On Dec. 6, 1957, America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed as Vanguard TV3 rose only about four feet off a Cape Canaveral launch pad before crashing back down and exploding.
Governor seeks federal nod for alternative Medicaid plan
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett will begin the formal process Friday of seeking approval for his plan to bring billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars to Pennsylvania to extend health insurance to half a million working poor.
South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies at age 95
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
Western PA doctor charged with offering drugs for sex
CLARION — A western Pennsylvania doctor has been ordered to stand trial on charges he overprescribed anti-addiction and anti-anxiety drugs and traded them for sex with female patients before his offices were raided and closed last year.
Friends' annual cooking baking date continues into a sixth decade
RIVERSIDE — The three women stood and chatted with the ease that comes from decades of friendship. “Helen’s the oldest,” said Erma Walter, the youngest at 82.
Centre County man arrested for two DUIs in two hours
BELLEFONTE — A central Pennsylvania man has been charged with driving drunk twice within two hours.
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