Friday, December 09, 2011

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Local News For Fri. December 9, 2011

Berwick High School Senior Chosen For U.S. Army All-American Band

Allison Gordner, a senior trumpet player at Berwick Area High School, has been selected to be a member of the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. She will be part of an elite group of musicians who will perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band recognizes the top 125 high school senior marching band musicians and color guard members from across the country. The All-American Bowl is the nation's premiere high school football game, and has included current NFL stars like Adrian Petersen, Mark Sanchez, and Tim Tebow. The game will be televised on NBC on Saturday January 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Second Suspect In Penn State Assault Surrenders To Police

Eighteen year old Christopher Scott, of University Drive in Schuylkill Haven, surrendered to police on Thursday in response to a warrant for his arrest related to multiple assaults that took place on Sunday. Scott was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge James Ferrier on felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from a break-in at an apartment building on Dock Street in Schuylkill Haven where four people were assaulted and robbed. Judge Ferrier remanded Scott to prison in lieu of $100,000 straight cash bail. Nineteen year-old Christopher Cheese is already in Schuylkill County Prison, having been arrested on Tuesday. Police are continuing their investigation into the incident.

Gillingham Charter School Having Money Troubles

Gillingham Charter School of Pottsville is finding itself with a financial shortfall because several local school districts have not been forthcoming with payments that they owe to Gillingham. State law requires that local school districts pay the money by the fifth of every month, but most districts have the funds deducted from their state allocations and sent to the charter schools quarterly. Gillingham is currently owed almost $190,000 by several local districts, and the lack of money has caused them to default on payments due to contractors who have been remodeling the school building.

Pa. Game Commission Continues Work On Sunday Hunting Regulations

Joe Oliver and Mike Davies have the report:


Rep. Tobash Introduces Legislation To Help Anthracite Industry

Joe Oliver has more:


Fake Tree Or Real Tree For Christmas: The Debate Continues

The Keystone State News Connection has looked into the benefits of real Christmas trees, and has filed this report:


Will Pa. Help Small Businesses Afford Health Insurance?

A report from Keystone State News Connection looks at the question of health insurance affordability:



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