Shamokin mayor arrested for grave disruption

SHAMOKIN, Pa. (AP) – Authorities have accused the mayor of Shamokin of disturbing 14 graves with the construction of a cellphone tower in the cemetery where he serves as board president.

Investigators say Mayor Bill Milbrand allowed a construction crew to build the tower over the graves.

The mayor denies the charges and says he had little involvement in directing the project, which he says will generate money for the upkeep of the cemetery.

Some of the graves date to 1919.

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