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The gate is down, on Wednesday, to the entrance to the Hallmark Heritage Shop in the Columbia Mall in preparation for a store closing sale that begins today.
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The gate is down, on Wednesday, to the entrance to the Hallmark Heritage Shop in the Columbia Mall in preparation for a store closing sale that begins today.

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But executives in Washingtonville say less gypsum an ‘irritant,’ not a disaster
WASHINGTONVILLE — As coal falls out of favor as a power-plant fuel, wallboard operations like the one in...
Neighbor’s concern sent Scott Township man into rage, authorities say
SCOTT TWP. — A man used the blunt end of a screwdriver to beat an 8-week-old kitten, then tried to pass her bloodied...
BENTON — The Benton Fire Company’s popular water battle will return to this year’s firemen’s carnival as the four-day...
SCOTT TWP. — An off-duty officer having lunch at Wendy’s saw a man dancing around, lifting up his shirt and “causing a...
Woman insists man on house arrest used ‘scrubbing bubbles,’ which contain alcohol
BLOOMSBURG — A mother tried to prevent her son from being sent back to jail for drinking while on house arrest by...
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Science, Math and Some History: 3:30-5 p.m., McBride Memorial Library, Berwick, for children in grades 4-6. Minecraft...
• Locust Township’s zoning board will meet May 16 at 7:15 to consider allowing a property at 1156 Numidia Drive a...
Ire for Golan Heights remark JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic...
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H . David Myers has been honored by Danville Borough for his 44 years of volunteer service as a firefighter, fire...
BLOOMSBURG — Organizations in Columbia County will share in $81,500 from the Williams Company, which wants to build a...
Two charged in Hemlock stop HEMLOCK TWP. — News of a reported robbery tipped off police that a man lied about his...
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SUNBURY — A Sunbury woman is facing charges after allegedly stealing the personal Bible of a priest here, according to...
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations the week of May 2: • Monday —...
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Police say ID numbers removed
MAHONING TWP. — Rescuers pulled an abandoned boat from the Susquehanna River Thursday. Police started getting calls...
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick woman was resentenced to 30 days in jail after being arrested for the fourth time in recent...
BLOOMSBURG — A 74-year-old state parolee allegedly caught with a large amount of cocaine and money in his vehicle...

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BALTIMORE — A young man in an animal costume and surgical mask who walked into a Baltimore TV station Thursday claiming...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An official Whitney Houston documentary is in the works from Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Even with its star-studded cast of Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain...
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 18-24. Listings include the week’s ranking...
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‘They assumed I was guilty of something’
CATAWISSA — A Catawissa man facing marijuana charges says he was merely joking when he said he would qualify for use of...
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DANVILLE — A local firefighter hospitalized Monday in a motorcycle accident after being struck by a car in lower...
Two were detained, not jailed Peter A. Bruno, 47, and Bobbie Jo Rogers, 31, both of Catawissa, were detained by...
WILKES-BARRE — A Salem Township man has lost an appeal of his 5-to-10-year sentence for a 2012 drunk driving crash on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will join their wives next week for a USO comedy...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A college reporter spending time at the White House has landed what many beat reporters long for: an...
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WASHINGTON (AP) —The latest on campaign 2016: Jeb likes Carly Jeb Bush says Republican presidential candidate Ted...
Tenure, unions challenged
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On Tuesday, Pennsylvanians had a choice in the Democratic U.S. senatorial primary between a former congressman, Joe...
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DEAR ABBY: I’m a hypochondriac. I am currently waiting on the biopsy results for a mole I had removed. Right now I’m...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 84-year-old male in excellent health. In 2009, I had a stroke that the doctors called a “...
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Suit: Natural cigs misleading ploy ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A class-action lawsuit targeting a company behind a line...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Repeat offenders could end up imprisoned for years for shoplifting in Tennessee if a prosecutor...
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — Military officials say 4,000 feet of mold-infested ductwork has been removed from...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who says he went undetected in a crashed vehicle for hours after it was towed from a 2015...
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10 CLOVERFIELD LANE ★★½ An accident victim (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) finds herself locked in a cellar by a doomsday...
What would it take to make you fall off the upstairs balcony at your house in the middle of the day? Could you imagine...
“Play your early stuff,” is the advice given to the punk band The Ain’t Rights when their dirt-broke, gas-siphoning...
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Douglas paid homage to Prince at the Tribeca Film Festival with a matching purple shirt and...
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NEW YORK — Hollywood’s summer, which kicks off with “Captain America: Civil War,” will be a season of struggle: for box...
NEW YORK — Jesse Tyler Ferguson takes on more than 40 roles in the one-man show, “Fully Committed.” The “Modern Family...
NEW YORK — Brian Stokes Mitchell jokingly sings a bluesy rendition of “Stairway to Heaven” by the time he reaches his...
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest sleuth for best-selling crime writer Linda Fairstein is relatively new to the mystery game...
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I’ve slammed Robert Downey Jr. before for being a stuck-up jerk, like the time when he got all huffy and stormed out...
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co.’s net income more than doubled to $2.5 billion in the first quarter on strong...
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling revenue dropped 3 percent in March compared with last year, weighed down by bettors...
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“Sorry, but this won’t be one of our better weekends. Saturday will be the best day, with mostly cloudy skies and cool...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was...
TORONTO (AP) — Philip Kives, the tireless pitchman whose television commercials sold everything from vegetable slicers...
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California quarterback set to become new face of franchise
LOS ANGELES — Welcome to Hollywood, Jared Goff. The Los Angeles Rams are returning home with a new face of the...
WASHINGTON — Nick Bonino scored with just over 12 minutes left in the third period, and Ben Lovejoy and Evgeni Malkin...
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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers took Miami cornerback Artie Burns with the 25th overall pick in the NFL draft on...
LAS VEGAS — Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and is willing to spend a half billion...
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CHICAGO — Robin Ventura remembers the excitement in New York when the Mets and Yankees faced off in the World Series,...
East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Baltimore 13 8.619 — — 5-5 W-2 8-1 5-7 Boston 12 10.545 1½ — 6-4 L-1...
DETROIT — Anibal Sanchez thinks he is getting closer to finding the mechanics that deserted him last year. The 2013...
CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta’s bid for a second straight no-hitter ended after five pitches and the Cubs ace went on to win...
WASHINGTON — Cameron Rupp hit a tiebreaking, two-run double off Jonathan Papelbon in a three-run ninth inning, and the...
BOSTON — Atlanta ended an eight-game losing streak, beating Boston as Nick Markakis had three singles, a double and...
BALTIMORE — Manny Machado had a grand slam and a career-high five RBIs, leading Baltimore over the White Sox and...
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ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Nashville Predators’ celebration of a landmark moment in franchise history consisted of a few...
FIRST ROUND Wednesday, April 27 Nashville 2, Anaheim 1, Nashville wins series 4-3 SECOND ROUND Wednesday, April 27...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. —The Detroit Pistons have finally moved beyond the rebuilding stage. After their first playoff...
OAKLAND, Calif. —Shaun Livingston’s left leg could have been amputated nine years ago. The knee injury he suffered...
NEW ORLEANS — A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder...
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April 29
April 29, 1986 • Tim Chamberlain wins the shot put and discus events for Central Columbia’s track team. April 29,...
Today BASEBALL High school Crestwood at Berwick..........4:15 p.m. Northwest at Wyo. Seminary..4:15 p.m. Benton at...
AUTO RACING 7 a.m. NBCSN — Formula 1, Russian Grand Prix, practice, at Sochi, Russia 11:30 a.m. FS1 — NASCAR,...
BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Minnesota Twins OF Reynaldo...
QUAKERTOWN —Bloomsburg University’s Mallory Tomaschik, a Southern Columbia graduate, tossed a three-hitter, Warrior...
Arnolds Golf Course WEDNESDAY MEN’S LEAGUE Week 2 Standings Points Paul Gardner/Rob Miknich 27 Brent Crisman/John...
MLB FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG National League at Chicago -265/+235 Atlanta at Pittsburgh -157/+147 Cincinnati at New...
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29/FRIDAY Science, Math and Some History, April 29, 3:30-5 p.m., McBride Memorial Library, Berwick, for children in...
Cast of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers,” featuring comedy troupe The Tenderloins, April 29, Community Arts Center, 220 W....
“Portraits of Our Community,” through April 29, Exchange Gallery, 24 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Model Trains, Saturdays...
Met Opera HD Theatre Telecast, Elektra by Strauss, April 30, 1 p.m., lecture at 12:30, Cinema Center, Bloomsburg....
I’m calling about your headline about the overdose at Turkey Hill in Berwick. Anytime day or night you can go there and...