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Helena Yurcho, left, holds her cat Kirby as she sits in her Berwick home Wednesday afternoon with her sister-in-law Ashley Hargraves, who is holding Kahlia. Yurcho started a petition which ended up with Go Daddy dropping its Super Bowl ad featuring a golden retriever.

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Breaking NewsOne dead after Route 11 wreck

UPDATED 4:26pm - SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg man is dead after a delivery truck slammed...

Top NewsNot seen on TV: GoDaddy's Super Bowl ad

Here's the Super Bowl commercial featuring a homeless pooch that won'...

Front PageBar baby’s mom gets prison

Bloomsburg woman says AA helped her change her life

Front PageSouthern to add an armed officer

Starting next month, an armed police officer will roam the halls of...

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Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 5:54am
CANONSBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania candy maker is getting a big kick out of the New England Patriots' scandal over some deflated footballs. The (Washington) Observer-Reporter reports that... READ MORE »

Posted on: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 5:53pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead. Earlier this month, a car hit the 1 ½-year-old cat in Tampa. Bart's owner was so... READ MORE »

Posted on: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 3:26pm
How much do Americans eat during the Super Bowl? The website Mashable has compiled a handy graphic that's making its way around the web. It's impressive, to say the least. But we have a... READ MORE »

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Bloomsburg woman says AA helped her change her life
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg mother must spend 60 days in prison then 60 days on house arrest for leaving her infant...
FRANKLIN TWP. — Starting next month, an armed police officer will roam the halls of Southern Columbia in a new job that...
Berwick woman found no humor in Super Bowl commercial with dog
BERWICK — In a matter of eight hours, a Berwick woman’s outrage over a Super Bowl commercial gained enough support —...
Water company seeks OK to recoup upgrade costs
HARRISBURG — The water company serving Bloomsburg and surrounding townships has asked the state for permission to hike...
MAHONING TWP. — A Bloomsburg-area man has been cited for allegedly causing a lockdown at a nursing home because he made...
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Daily Bread Meal: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Agape Center, 19 E. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. Preschool Storytime:...
• Pop-rock singer Adam Lambert (TV: “American Idol”), 33. • Actress Sara Gilbert, 40. • Actor-director Edward Burns...
• Feb. 12 at 5 p.m., bids for the Ber-Vaughn Pool restoration project will be opened by the Berwick Area Swimming Pool...
1936: The first inductees of baseball's Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, New...
Surgery has star near death SAO PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed “Beanpole”...
Dorney fighting OSHA fine ALLENTOWN (AP) — Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is challenging Occupational Safety and...
TREASURE HUNT: 2-7-13-15-18 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 8-1 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 2-9-5 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 5-7-4-8 MIDDAY PICK...
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Don’t get left out in the cold. The bookmobile won’t be traversing the Southside this week, but never fear: the...
SHICKSHINNY — A Berwick man who allegedly forced a 14-year-old girl into sex said the case against him includes some “...
SHICKSHINNY — Two thieves were caught breaking into cars here thanks to an alert resident, charges say. Anthony...
Property owners cited over snow, ice CATAWISSA — Thirteen property owners left sidewalks clogged with snow and ice...
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Excavating contractor and business co-owner
Robert J. Shelhamer Jr., 58, of Drums passed away Monday evening, Jan. 26, 2015, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton,...
Devoted husband, father, grandfather, businessman
William J. Anskis, 86, of Paxinos passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family. Bill was a...
WWII vet, loving husband, father, grandfather
Calvin G. Wetzel, 88, of Montour Boulevard, Danville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at his residence. He was...
Construction worker was avid Dawgs fan
David S. “D.J.” Jarrard, 59, of Market Street, Berwick, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at his home. Born Aug. 15, 1955,...
Last employed by Berwick Offray Inc.
William Frankenfield Jr., age 56, of 351 Peach Ave., Bloomsburg, died at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, and was...
Brother in Millville is among survivors
Linda J. Rider, age 67, was taken home to the open arms of our Lord on Nov. 8, 2014, at the Longmont United Hospital in...
WILKES-BARRE (AP) — Attorneys for a woman charged in the shooting deaths of a father and son are asking a judge to bar...
Rescuer’s name Crew member Kerri Plevyak of Reliance Rescue responded to a car crash Tuesday in Briar Creek Township....
ACKLEY — On Dec. 23, 2014, Wilbur D., husband of Shirley M. (Bankes) Ackley, 857 Railroad St., Bloomsburg, aged 71....
• Kenneth Kreisher, a lifelong resident of Locust Township, will celebrate his 91st birthday on Saturday, Jan. 31. He...
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State’s president on Wednesday dismissed the university-commissioned review of how top...
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Grey has publicly announced at age 82 that he is gay. The Oscar-and Tony-winning actor tells...
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SALT LAKE CITY — Thirty years ago, Dan Lafferty and his brother grew their hair long, called themselves prophets and...
SCRANTON (AP) — A man convicted in the murder of a man whose body was found in a sport utility vehicle at the bottom of...
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“The first 18 days of January were relatively storm free, but it’s become blustery, and will stay that way for a while...
NEW YORK (AP) — The “Ghostbusters” reboot has set its all-female leads with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and a pair...
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Kearse, Edelman have come up big for finalists
PHOENIX — Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski...
Tigers advance to quarters in district team tourney
For the Press Enterprise BENTON — Even though a District 4 preliminary match between Benton and Midd-West looked like...
FRANKLIN TWP. — This could have been a much different season for Southern Columbia. Without marquee wrestlers Blake...
PHOENIX — As Facebook’s latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl — a real-time...
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MELBOURNE, Australia — It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No....
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Tony Stewart won’t be back in a sprint car, by his own estimation, for “a very, very long time.” But...
COLUMBUS, Ohio —Ohio State coach Thad Matta doesn’t change his mind frequently. Yet in the past few weeks he’s made...
PHILADELPHIA — Robert Covington scored 19 points, Michael Carter-Williams had 14 points and 10 assists, and the...
A person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that the Boston Bruins have placed veteran forward...
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PHOENIX — Darrelle Revis long reigned supreme among NFL cornerbacks. Then came along this upstart Richard Sherman, who...
PHOENIX — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass...
PHOENIX — Give Pete Carroll the opportunity to campaign for someone or something he believes in and he’ll gladly jump...
PHOENIX — Marshawn Lynch found a new way to say nothing. A day after giving the same one-sentence response at Super...
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BLOOMSBURG — Christian Mortellite scored 19 points, and Bloomsburg University hung on to defeat Cheyney, 80-74, in men...
Jan. 29
Jan. 29, 1985 • After ending No. 1-ranked Georgetown’s 29-game win streak, the St. Johns men’s basketball team takes...
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Farms accused of emitting toxic levels ofammonia, hydrogen sulfide, more
DES MOINES, Iowa — A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups filed two lawsuits Wednesday...
NESCOPECK TWP. — Nescopeck Township Volunteer Fire Co. has a trio of fundraisers coming up: a yard sale, a meat pie...
BLOOMSBURG — A man charged with hitting a girlfriend at the monster truck show here last summer was allowed to enter...
BLOOMSBURG — Brenda S. Lupini has announced she will seek re-election to a second term as Register of Wills and...
HARRISBURG — The state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is accepting applications for grants aimed at...
BERWICK — Borough Police responded to these calls from Jan. 18-24: Jan. 18 •4:38 a.m. — 1400 block Freas Avenue,...
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BOALSBURG (AP) — Firefighters rescued two horses that fell into a frigid in-ground swimming pool. The Centre Daily...
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VIENNA (AP) — A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead. Earlier this month...
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A family in northern Ohio says a man trying to break into their home left behind a trail of...
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell...
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Dear Car Talk: I purchased a 2004 Nissan Altima with front-wheel drive last winter. At one point, my right front tire...
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the...
BASE PRICE: $53,900. PRICE AS TESTED: $64,045. TYPE: Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-passenger, sport coupe....
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It’s the kind of story Hollywood loves: A near-penniless man rises up, finds success against all...
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NEW YORK (AP) — More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday. There will be 15 new Super...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be “patient” in raising interest rates from...
Montour Township supervisors always have excuses as to why roads and alleys can’t be taken care of. Family and friends...
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DEAR ABBY: I am in a great relationship with a wonderful man, “Kevin.” He loves me very much and we get along well. I...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am plagued with canker sores. I get four to five outbreaks a year. The products that are sold to heal...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are a fun-loving person who enjoys the company of others. You like to be sociable. However,...
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Here are school menus for the week of Feb. 2: BENTON/breakfast — Monday: Pancake and sausage wrap, apple juice....
Kearstyn N. Cook, daughter of Christopher Cook and Paula Phillips, was named Outstanding Senior at Warrior Run High...
Worldly student Levi Siegfried, a seventh-grade student at Berwick Area Middle School, won the school competition of...
Super Spellers Here are the latest top spellers at Millville Elementary School: • Second grade — Mrs. Flook: Dameon...
HAZLETON — Due to bad weather, Penn State Hazleton’s financial aid workshop has been rescheduled to 6 p.m., Tuesday,...
Celebration wrap-up St. Columba School has held activities all week in celebration of Catholic Schools Week....
$20M clean energy grants in N.Y. region ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Businesses in New York’s Southern Tier could compete for $...
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by E.J. Dionne Jr. of The Washington Post. The old culture war politics is...
Don’t raise the gas tax
For the first time in many years, motorists pulling into gas stations feel a sense of relief instead of dread. Thanks...
On Jan. 20 the Press Enterprise published a letter by Mr. Kleese under the heading, “Evolution is Satan’s biggest lie...
A group of 17 superintendents added their names to a letter (Jan. 22) stating schools need more money. Do all of them...
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SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kevin Spacey skipped the Screen Actors Guild awards, which handed him a win for...
If you read “The Buzz” on a regular basis, you know WNEP’s Sofia Ojeda is our favorite anchor on television today. Not...