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A fire pit burns outside of the Josiah Hess Covered Bridge Sunday afternoon for visitors to warm up by during the Columbia County Covered Bridge Association’s Christmas on the Bridges.
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A fire pit burns outside of the Josiah Hess Covered Bridge Sunday afternoon for visitors to warm up by during the Columbia County Covered Bridge Association’s Christmas on the Bridges.

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Talen scraps a $70M project to let area coal station burn natural gas
WASHINGTONVILLE — Talen Energy has unexpectedly scratched a $70 million project that would have allowed the coal-fired...
Found in bathroom, confessed heroin user faces charges
BLOOMSBURG — An admitted heroin addict found partially conscious early Monday inside a bathroom at a downtown apartment...
Officials: Bloom Towers resident, 92, burned stored snacks in stove
BLOOMSBURG — An oven used to store snacks caused a small fire that evacuated the Bloomsburg Towers high-rise Monday...
Police: Man skipped stop sign in rural Mifflin; no serious injuries
MIFFLIN TWP. — A driver ran a stop sign and drove his car headlong into the rear tire of a passing school bus. The bus...
16 voters also petition for Senate vote review
BLOOMSBURG — Local Democratic Party activists will appear before a judge this morning seeking a vote recount in a last-...


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Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Columbia Mall, Buckhorn. Blood Drive: 1-6 p.m., Caldwell Consistory, 150 N. Market St.,...
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Muslim worker attacked NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New York City transit worker who is Muslim was pushed down...
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SCOTT TWP. — Nickolis A. Bloom, 24, and Brandon Kirk Walter, 24, are accused of having marijuana at Sunoco on Paper...
Millville will host its annual Christmas in the Park Celebration on Saturday, from 4-6 p.m., with Santa and Mrs....
READING — An employee of a Weis Markets here was wounded when a customer’s gun accidentally went off inside the store,...

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Nonagenarian was known for her cooking
Helen S. (Smith) Crawford, 93, formerly of Old Greenwood Road, Millville, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Signature...
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Memorial service for couple to be Saturday
Francis Slavinsky, age 85, and Madeline Slavinsky, age 83, of Bloomsburg died in November at Geisinger Medical Center,...
• A get-well card shower is requested for John “Jerry” Samsel, a patient at BRV II. Cards and get-well messages may...
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Patti L. Hoover, 67, of 20 Normar Road, Danville, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Geisinger Medical...
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Rose M. Crispell, 86, of Berwick passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at the Berwick Hospital Center. A full obituary will...
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Unidentified African-American discovered at Riverside originally believed to be a missing newspaper carrier
RIVERSIDE — The body discovered next to the Susquehanna River here in April is believed to be an African-American who...
Who would take Christmas presents purchased for two children? An angry ex-boyfriend, that’s who. “I recently became a...
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Two doors from the first store owned by Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have been donated to the...

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“Yesterday’s storm, expected to give us a little light snow, turned out to be an underachiever, as what fell locally...
Owner of stolen pickup shoots at it ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman shot the windshield of her own pickup in...
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PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles are going backward. The rookie quarterback had his worst game...
Clemson QB Watson in contention for 2nd year
NEW YORK — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining...
Southern loses leading rusher with broken ankle
FRANKLIN TWP. — The third-quarter play on which Southern Columbia halfback Gaige Garcia injured his ankle Friday hurt a...
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Ohio State and Michigan dominated the selections for The Associated Press All-Big Ten football team. The Buckeyes...
PITTSBURGH — Bryan Rust had his first career hat trick, Sidney Crosby added his NHL-leading 17th goal and the...
PHILADELPHIA — Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points and Will Barton had 22, including a big 3-pointer late, to lead the...
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OXON HILL, Md. — Albeit too late to save them this year, the San Francisco Giants got their closer. All-Star righty...
GENEVA — Sepp Blatter lost his appeal against a six-year ban by FIFA on Monday, and now has more serious legal cases...
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RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks will be without safety Earl Thomas for the rest of the season due to his broken...
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FRANKLIN TWP. — Tickets for the PIAA Class 2A high school football championship game between Steel Valley and Southern...
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BERWICK — The following civil lawsuits were recently filed with Berwick District Judge Richard Knecht. Sometimes,...
Columbia County: WILLS BLOOMSBURG — Wills filed recently at the Columbia County Courthouse: • Helen L. Zeiser, Briar...
BLOOMSBURG — When John Robbins made a fake inspection sticker for his car, the hope was that he wouldn’t get pulled...
BERWICK — A Berwick driver left a path of destruction on West Front Street here Monday night, tearing a chunk out of...
Horsham teenager allegedly had beer BLOOMSBURG — Joshua Russell Denner, 18, had an open can of Natural Light beer on...
Chorale schedulesweekend shows SUNBURY — The Susquehanna Valley Chorale will usher in the Christmas season with “A...
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This sounds like fun. Continuing in the long tradition of late-night TV hosts ( Johnny Carson; David Letterman ) doing...
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — In the steadily escalating battle of the TV musicals, NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” is the most...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) —Damaging testimony Bill Cosby gave in an accuser’s lawsuit — including admissions he gave young...
BLOOMSBURG — These civil lawsuits were recently filed with District Judge Russell Lawton. Sometimes, such cases are...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina, after a...
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Study: Trackers unlikely to improve health, help drop pounds
LONDON — Wearing a fitness tracker may help you keep tabs on how many steps you take, but the devices themselves — even...
Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son’s organ donation
WASHINGTON — An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray’s unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect...
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Q. I have alpha-gal allergy, which has put me in the emergency room on several occasions. The last time, my blood...
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ATLANTA (AP) — When U.S. Forest Ranger Jody Bandy confronted the man in the Pisgah National Forest, he said he’d been...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay...
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‘Innovation Center’ tries to rebalance quality, cost
WASHINGTON (AP) —They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It’s not...
WASHINGTON (AP) —Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and...
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The Evangelical Pre-Hospital Services team is responsible for life-sustaining treatments at the scene of an emergency,...
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, that most unconventional of presidential candidates, last spring pledged that he would act...
Mind taxpayers’ money
In a Lime Ridge parking lot after a recent meeting of the South Centre Township supervisors, overheard were some...
The United States is not yet a party to the TPP and won’t be bound to this agreement unless the Congress votes — and...
In spite of the White House’s continuous insistence on there being “a strong case to make with regard to the Trans-...
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks resumed their climb Monday as investors bought stocks that stand to benefit from economic...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and pizza parties. It...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) —A U.S. appeals court must decide if older refugee students steered to an alternative Pennsylvania...
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Cops say scammers jammed toll baskets MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police say two people have been...
Son pleaded with VA for care; four workers resign
TALAHINA, Okla. (AP) — Four staff members have resigned from a southeastern Oklahoma veterans facility rather than face...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies are limiting information provided to the public about crimes in South...
But defendant denies sexual abusing boy at religious camp
BRANDENBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville priest charged with committing sexual abuse at his Catholic summer camp in the...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health is studying whether the mumps vaccine is less effective...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An application to allow the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Oklahoma to have a float in Tulsa...
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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) —Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opens its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor...
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