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State Police talk outside the front entrance to Burkholder's Farm Market in Washingtonville. An armed man robbed the store Thursday and then fled, leading to an hours-long search of the area.
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State Police talk outside the front entrance to Burkholder's Farm Market in Washingtonville. An armed man robbed the store Thursday and then fled, leading to an hours-long search of the area.

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Mahoning Township authority to answer fraud allegations
DANVILLE — Danville filed a fraud lawsuit against the Mahoning Township Municipal Authority on Thursday, seeking nearly...
Berwick driver charged
NEW COLUMBUS — A Berwick man allegedly dragged his girlfriend with his car as she hung halfway out a door, then threw...
Authorities report cash was taken from Washingtonville farm market
WASHINGTONVILLE — An armed man robbed a market here Thursday afternoon, holding a cashier at gunpoint before fleeing on...
CATAWISSA —A mother and stepfather will serve a year on probation after their 10-year-old girl fled down a dark highway...
BLOOMSBURG — A woman tried to cut in line to board a Bloomsburg University bus, then punched a student who put out a...
April would like to spend Christmas with her children this year. She and her husband, Monroe, live with their two sons...
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States challenge Colo. pot LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to...
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• Catawissa Borough Council will meet in special session Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. to adopt the 2015. • The business name “...
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Mom pleads in boy killing sis PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary...
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Jeff Willoughby, the former bassist for Danville-based Hybrid Ice, has written a new book called “This Side of Center...
CATAWISSA — A rural Catawissa man accused of hitting a police officer in the groin during a parking dispute this fall...
HARRISBURG (AP) —Ride-sharing service Lyft has received regulatory approval to offer service for two years everywhere...
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) —The group whose New Year’s parade has been dubbed Philadelphia’s Mardi Gras says it’ll put on an...
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BLOOMSBURG — A drunken man sped through the Giant parking lot with a thick layer of snow covering most of his car early...
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. (AP) — Hellman’s mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of “Just...
WAPWALLOPEN — An emergency court hearing is set for 8:15 a.m. today to discuss a final resting place for Clay Kotka,...
COOPER TWP. — State Police are investigating a series of anonymous letters a woman here has received containing “...
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BLOOMSBURG — A man smoking marijuana with friends in his apartment handed police a guitar pick when asked for ID,...
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student hosted a loud party of 20 to 25 people who refused to leave when police...
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Woman rejects probation deal PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) —A woman being sentenced in Portland for spitting on a TriMet bus...
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) —Some freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Maryland and six other states to remove...
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READING — Reading’s official Christmas tree has brought the city plenty of grief. Good grief. When the 50-foot Norway...
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Cameron W. Hess Tanner Andrew Hess and Ashley Lynn Orzechowski, Atlas, are the parents of a son, Cameron William, born...
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Let’s start with a plea. You may already know the story of the Schultz brothers, Dave and Mark, both gold-medal...
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It’s with heavy sadness that I review “The Interview,” Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s North Korean farce. As of...
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Mickey Rourke, a boxer before he became an actor, recently revived his fighting career in Moscow, Russia. Mick, 62,...
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s always a bit uncomfortable having to tell your boss what to do. So imagine how Steven Van Zandt...
LONDON (AP) — A painting by Winston Churchill of the fishpond at his rural home has sold for just under $2.8 million,...
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BTE’s “The Santaland Diaries,” Dec. 19-21, 8 p.m., the Capitol Restaurant, 45 E. Main St., Bloomsburg; tickets: 570-784...
Reyburn Bible Church Live Nativity and Caroling, Dec. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Main and Union streets, Shickshinny. Youth...
Loose Ties Model Railroad Club electric trains giveaway, all day Dec. 19-21, Susquehanna Valley Visitors Bureau next to...
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Three churchgoers dead after car slams into crowd following Christmas service; authorities suspect DUI
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Pedestrians were filing out of a church Christmas service when a car sped around other...
WASHINGTON (AP) —Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts...
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“Earlier, it appeared there would be some snow Sunday, but that’s not going to happen. That moisture will pass well to...
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BOSTON — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade four-time all-star point...
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MADISON, Wis. — Melvin Gordon is happy the whirlwind is over. The junior running back for Wisconsin relished the...
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Odell Beckham, Jr. says being named the league’s top rookie doesn’t dominate his thoughts. But...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Jerry Hughes shakes his head in dismay and mutters, “That’s crazy.” The Bills defensive end has...
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ST. LOUIS — Jared Cook wants to be more than hands up, he wants to be hands on this holiday season. The St. Louis Rams...
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Dec. 19, 1984 • Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers collects his 1,000th NHL point quicker than anyone before him....
Today BASKETBALL High school boys Bloom. Chr. at Summit Chr........ 7 p.m. Warrior Run at Benton......... 7:30 p.m...
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Benton had six wrestlers win by pin to lead the Tigers to a 58-24 win over South Williamsport in...
BOXING 9 p.m. SHO — Light heavyweights, Artur Beterbiev (6-0-0) vs. Jeff Page Jr. (15-0-0); welterweights, Kevin...
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BENTON • HEAD COACH: Harry Schlichter, fifth season • ASSISTANT: Scott Kriebel • LAST YEAR: 2-18 • LEAGUE: PHAC-III...
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Oh, that classic Almond Joy vs. Mounds dilemma... Whether to go dark chocolate or milk chocolate with nuts. These bar...
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Dear Mayor Davis, My name is Kara (Wenzel) Walsh and I attended the council meeting Monday night in support of the...
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Kudos to Officer Monico for his selfless commitment to the Berwick Community and for quietly volunteering his vacation...
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DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced for more than a year and recently started dating a very nice man, “John.” My eldest...
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PARIS (AP) — Princess Charlene of Monaco has revealed that the royal twins born last week were delivered by cesarean...