The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


March 21, 2014

What you missed recently at Daily Blast:

We collect and add to the doofier parts of the Internet over at the Daily Blast. If you haven't visited in a while, here are some of the items you might have missed:

Komodo munchies, jazz dancers

-- Photographer Amanda August recorded a Komodo dragon being fed and strapped a camera to a practicing jazz dancer. Depending on your intestinal fortitude, you may not want to watch either of them directly after lunch.

Guess Who

-- This week's Guess Who spotlight's a Kansas-lover and first-time Santa Claus portrayer who has yet to return the costume. Can you Guess Who?

Odd News

-- A Finnish gibberish generator who found fame on YouTube is coming to America.

-- North Carolina police are on the lookout for a toe-sucking bandit.

-- The Ottoman Empire's secret weapon? Rocket cats!

-- Any way you cut it, Original Schweizer Rohmilch Emmentaler is the top cheese.

Pet of the Week

-- Potential pets of the week Tink, Zoe, Princess and Ash want your votes. Just go here and click on their faces.

Are You Game?

-- Uh, Infamous: Second Son and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes came out this week. We re in it. The onslaught of games for the new consoles has begun. Check out the latest video game releases.

Fantasy Front Office

-- It pays to pay for a first baseman in 2014 fantasy baseball drafts. There are a lot of question marks outside the top 10.


--Show us your pics showcasing the signs of spring.

--Can (heh, heh) you come up with a good headline for the photo to the right of this post? There's money in it for you.

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  • Fatal24 Danville woman dies as logging truck crushes car in Valley Township

    DANVILLE — An 84-year-old Danville woman was killed when her car and a logging truck collided Wednesday afternoon at Routes 642 and 54 in Valley Township.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Today's Editorial: One more job appears at risk

    July 24, 2014

  • Rabbi Conflict in Israel grounds Sunbury rabbi

    TEL AVIV, Israel — While the Israelis and Hamas traded rocket and missile strikes for a 16th day, Rabbi Nina Mandel is struggling to find her way back to Sunbury after the FAA on Wednesday announced that it would extend its ban on travel at Ben-Gurion International Airport for another 24 hours.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Docs: Fractures helped save rock victim's life

    DANVILLE — Sharon Budd’s condition is progressing nearly a week after a 13 1/2-hour procedure in which a team of surgeons rebuilt her facial bones and removed a damaged part of her brain, said two Geisinger Health System physicians who are part of that team

    July 24, 2014

  • Magistrate judge sides with Warrior Run

    WILLIAMSPORT — A federal magistrate judge says he agrees with a hearing officer that a Warrior Run student does not need special-education services,

    July 23, 2014

  • Inaugural Lewisburg BrewBQue Musical Festival is Saturday

    LEWISBURG — Not a beer fan? Not a problem. This Saturday’s inaugural Lewisburg BrewBQue Musical Festival, taking place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Market Street from Sixth Street to the Susquehanna River, welcomes brew lovers, barbecue fans, dancers in the street and little tykes alike with an array of events and offerings, organizers said.

    July 23, 2014

  • Decision coming on police shooting of city man

    SUNBURY — Brad Hare, the city’s former acting police chief, will learn by Friday whether he was justified in shooting a city man earlier this month, Northumberland County District Attorney Ann Targonski said Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Union County bridge replacement project begins Aug. 4

    HARTLETON — A PennDOT maintenance crew in Union County will begin a bridge replacement project Aug. 4 on Pleasant Grove Road, Route 3005, in Lewis Township, between Moll Road and Wirth Road, north of Pleasant Grove.

    July 23, 2014

  • DanCrash23.jpg BREAKING NEWS: Woman killed today in Danville area collision

    [UPDATED -- 12:18 a.m., 07/24/14]

    VALLEY TWP. — An 84-year-old Danville woman was killed when her car and a logging truck crashed Wednesday afternoon at Routes 642 and 54 in Valley Township.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jay Paterno sues Penn State for 'rush to judgment'

    STATE COLLEGE - Two former Penn State assistant football coaches, including a son of the late Joe Paterno, are suing the university, alleging that it fired them prematurely after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal surfaced.

    July 23, 2014

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