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Posted on: Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:36am
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man called an insurance company from a crash scene to buy auto coverage and later claimed his wreck happened after he got the policy. The... READ MORE »

Posted on: Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:35am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford crash-landed his World War II-era airplane on Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his years... READ MORE »

Posted on: Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:28am
ALGONAC, Mich. (AP) — A man's plan to walk from Detroit to Toronto ended Thursday in the middle of frozen Lake St. Clair, when an icebreaker spotted him, the U.S. Coast Guard said. A... READ MORE »

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Troopers: Footage clears staffer in Mahoning Township
DANVILLE — A teenage girl at the juvenile jail pleaded guilty this week to fabricating a story about being sexually...
Judge delays hearing on Nescopeck burglary tries
SHICKSHINNY — An accused thief who was caught after police tracked footprints in the snow to his house had his hearing...
Officials: Standoff suspect smuggled pills, while other prisoner dove over railing
BLOOMSBURG — A hostage suspect smuggled pills into prison inside his rectum, foiling a routine contraband check, then...
A shift in Thursday morning’s snowstorm caused trouble for two local districts, forcing one to cancel classes after...
ERIE (AP) — Sex sells. Look no further than the spike in business at adult stores in the Erie area since the erotic...
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• Scott Township supervisors will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m. to consider an ordinance...
Homemade Ice Cream Orders: Pick up today, 5-7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lightstreet Fire Hall. Soup &...
• Former NBA player and College Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, 43. • Actress Moira Kelly, 47. • Actor...
1933: A national bank holiday declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt aimed at calming panicked depositors went...
Cops: Boy forced out window ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman wielding a shotgun forced her 7-year-old son to jump...
Man admits fondling coeds STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A former Penn State student has pleaded guilty to breaking into the...
TREASURE HUNT: 6-14-20-29-30 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 0-2 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 2-7-7 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 1-9-6-1 MIDDAY PICK...
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Two nursing units at Geisinger Medical Center were recently honored with Beacon Awards for Excellence from the American...
MAHONING TWP. — Wintery weather Thursday caused three crashes within minutes of each other here on Route 54, police say...
BLOOMSBURG — Seven people were granted probation through Columbia County’s ARD program for first-time offenders...
MIFFLINVILLE — A man driving around in a farm truck after dark, and without a valid license, had a pot pipe fashioned...
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Fire Co. founding member served in WW II
Fred A. Carr, age 91, of 332 Dahl Road, Bloomsburg, died unexpectedly of natural causes in the arms of his beloved wife...
Former Econo Lodge employee enjoyed reading
Caroline M. Brobst, age 81, of 251 Pine St., Catawissa, died at her home and was pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m. Thursday...
Independent contract pilot and flight instructor
James Hugh “Jim” McCutcheon, 50, passed away in his home in Shoemakersville, Pa., on Feb. 24, 2015. Jim was born in...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
June Louise Hutton, 58, of Berwick died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. A full...
CINCINNATI (AP) —Daniel von Bargen, who played George Costanza’s boss on “Seinfeld,” has died at age 64. Harry...
• Ray Kressler will celebrate his 87th birthday on Thursday, March 12. He would enjoy getting cards from friends and...
CATAWISSA — Here is the February report from the office of District Judge Craig W. Long: COLUMBIA COUNTY —$4,788 •...
BLOOMSBURG — Town Police responded to these calls from Feb. 25 to March 3: Feb. 25 •12:59 a.m. — Theft, 100 block...
WANICH — On Jan. 26, 2015, Genevieve (Hartman), widow of John G. “Jake” Wanich, formerly of Columbia Avenue, Bloomsburg...
BLOOMSBURG — A man accused of beating up a fellow fraternity brother outside his Iron Street apartment told a judge he...
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$2G reward for deer-killer arrest SALT LAKE CITY (AP) —The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $2,000 reward for...
Car slides, crashes in Derry Township DERRY TWP. — A Bloomsburg driver escaped injury when her car slid on a patch of...
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If I asked nicely, could a photographer get a picture of 128 to 110 Iron St.? If property owners have to have their...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. worker productivity was even weaker than first thought from October through December while labor...
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Here are the cast and crew for Danville High’s production of “Bubble Boy”: • Jimmy Livingston — Holden Zakarian •...
DANVILLE — Those who work in agriculture may be interested in an upcoming conference. “Connecting Soils & Profits...
DANVILLE — Here is the February report from the office of Susan M. Kauwell, Montour County Prothonotary and Clerk of...
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EDITOR’S NOTE : Excerpts from a column by Ben Shapiro; www.truthrevolt.org. On Monday, The New York Times reported...
The First Amendment provides us with strong protection from government interference in what we publish. In return, we...
If I heard it once, I heard it a hundred times so far this winter: “Gee we’re having an old-fashioned winter.” I’ve...
Of all the Americans filing for bankruptcy in 2010, health care costs accounted for 42 percent to 54 percent (78...
What do words mean? Word meaning varies with spelling, for example, “We ate at eight.” Words also mean different things...
Columbia County is fortunate to have nationally recognized industries that provide family-sustaining jobs. Among them...
Few political issues draw support from sponsors as diverse as the liberal Center for American Progress and the...
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WHAT’S PLAYING AROUND THE AREA
AMERICAN SNIPER ★★★ Director Clint Eastwood’s film, based on the book, about Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper). His...
Neill Blomkamp’s “Chappie” is a curious Frankenstein. Set in a near-future Johannesburg, “Chappie” bears all the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the years since he strutted onto the scene in Doug Liman’s “Swingers” (1996), Vince Vaughn has...
If you’re going to do a movie sequel that doesn’t quite measure up to the original and seems rather hurriedly cobbled...
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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are both Caucasian. Recently, we adopted a beautiful mixed-race baby girl. She’s Vietnamese...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am planning a trip to Los Angeles next month. With the recent outbreak of measles in California, I...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You have an amazing imagination and an appreciation for beauty. You are attentive to details...
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Why didn’t anyone ever think of this before? The night of the Oscars, some guy walked around Hollywood’s streets near...
Wapwallopen native TyLean Polley, a singer and actress living in Europe, is scheduled to appear in “Obsession: Dark...
NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith’s crime caper “Focus” debuted with $18.7 million, according to final figures Monday, while...
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 23-March 1. Listings include the week’s ranking and...
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“Normally, we can expect about eight inches of snow in March. Since 1980, there have been only four times there wasn’t...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall and Oates are saying “no can do” to a granola-maker’s Haulin’ Oats cereal. The pop music duo has...
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HERSHEY — Walking off the mat after a dominant victory as a wrestler for either Southern Columbia or Benton seems to be...
DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed...
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DORAL, Fla. — J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf...
Cadillac Championship First Round J.B. Holmes 32-30—62 -10 Ryan Moore 31-35—66 -6 Alexander Levy 33-35—68 -4...
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — An attorney for the union representing NBA players strongly indicated Thursday that the association...
PHILADELPHIA — Michael Del Zotto and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to rally the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 64 41 18 5 87 172 142 Tampa Bay 65 39 20 6 84 213...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 38 23.623 — Brooklyn 25 34.424 12 Boston 24 35.407 13...
MINNEAPOLIS — Frank Kaminsky had 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting, Sam Dekker added 20 points and No. 6 Wisconsin became...
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March 6, 1985 • Led by 25 points from Wendy Kriebel, the Benton girls basketball team pounds Elkland, 55-34, in the...
BLOOMSBURG — Marla Simmons, the driving force in the Bloomsburg University women’s basketball team’s run to a fifth...
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HERSHEY — For some, the PIAA unveiling it’s new 20-wrestler bracket at the state tournament Thursday was a blessing....
HERSHEY — For some wrestlers, just having a teammate who they can look up to can be considered a form of brotherhood....
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GIRLS CLASS AAAA FIRST ROUND Friday, March 6 Central Bucks West (1-1, 28-1) vs. Hempfield (3-7, 17-9) at Council...
CLASS AA GIRLS • WHO: District 4 champion Central Columbia (21-4) vs. District 2 runner-up Holy Redeemer (23-2) •...
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6/FRIDAY Homemade Ice Cream Orders, pick up March 6, 5-7 p.m., and March 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lightstreet Fire Hall....
Square dancing, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Central Columbia Elementary, Lime Ridge; Delavan Whitenight, dandswhitenight@gmail....
“Skin and Bone,” BTE, March 12-29, Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg; www.bte. org, boxoffice@bte.org,...
Model Trains, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Pine and East Market streets, Danville, free...