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Flames break through the top of the roof at this apartment building at 711 Pine Street in Berwick early Thursday morning.
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Flames break through the top of  the roof at this apartment building at 711 Pine Street in Berwick early Thursday morning.

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Berwick mother’s boyfriend charged with homicide
BERWICK — A man was arrested Thursday in Florida, where he had fled after beating his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter...
BERWICK — Sierra Brown, 18, returned to Berwick hoping to find work and get an education so she could provide her 3-...
Health system aims for same-day appointments
DANVILLE — Geisinger is making “monumental changes” in its effort to schedule patient appointments for the same days on...
Four displaced in apartment fire, chief said
BERWICK — A fire in an apartment building here that displaced four people was caused by a burning cigarette on a second...
“I am a 78-year-old widow living on $950 Social Security with cancer,” writes Margaret, who lives just outside...

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The 13th annual Christmas party for the free model railroad program at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Danville...
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Cops: Arm broken to teach kid lesson WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman has been arrested after police say...
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Finley J. Dixson Brian and Kathryn (Stanley) Dixson, Berwick, are the parents of a daughter, Finley Jean, born...
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Eileen M. Lawrence, 77, passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2017, at Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Home in...
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Nancy C. (Young) Stoico, 82, formerly Jacksonville Beach, Fla., and Pennsville, Lehigh Township, died early Saturday...
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James R. Terwilliger, age 90, of Bloomsburg, died on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, a resident of the Geisinger???Bloomsburg...
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Judy A. Shuman, 63, of Bloomsburg, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 14, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville....
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ROSE: To the Hope Center of Nescopeck, for stepping in to help a volunteer fireman who stands ready to help his...
As many in the community may already know, the Berwick Area United Way and the United Way of Wyoming Valley have begun...
The key player in one of the greatest sex scandals, Christine Keeler, died Dec. 4. When it comes to sex scandals,...
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15/FRIDAY Holiday Cookie Sale, Dec. 15, 1-4:30 p.m., Numidia Valley Bible Fellowship (red brick church), 42 Ringtown...
Christmas Caroling, Dec. 15, 7-8 p.m., corner of Third and Broad streets, Nescopeck, followed by cookies and hot...
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Model Trains, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Christmas party Dec. 16, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Pine and East Market...


 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. representative from Ohio is complaining about the cleavage in Congress. Democratic Rep. Marcy...
Read the charges facing Michael A. Crimi in the death of Isabella “Bella” Nicole Brown at http:// www....
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“Penn State’s Weather World has a 30-day outlook that indicates we should expect the great majority of our winter days...
ATLANTA (AP) — Declaring “I am part of the problem,” documentarian Morgan Spurlock confessed in an online post to...
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is voting on party lines to kick off a review of how many TV...
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To Don Johnson from Millville, Dec. 8, 2017, I just saw Trump on television. He is in Florida supporting Roy Moore....