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Facebook group, nearly 900 strong, backs pupil in sex case, but it’s by invitation only

SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Nearly 900 people are members of a Facebook page supporting the teenage girl who has accused teacher Gary Beveridge of indecent...

Police are seeking tips from public to help find runaway

BERWICK —A 16-year-old boy has been missing for more than five months, and State Police are now turning to the public for help finding him. Olen...

Nescopeck woman recovering; driver sought who caused crash, fled

NESCOPECK — Single mother of three Kesha Pitre frequently replays in her head the February accident that disabled her and wonders why the driver who...

District tried, but couldn’t avoid delaying graduation until June 13, board boss says

DANVILLE — The last day Danville teachers can strike is Friday, so students will return to class Monday and graduation is now June 13. The district...

Shickshinny defendant ordered to repay $15G, serve six months on house arrest, report says

WILKES-BARRE — A Shickshinny woman will serve six months on house arrest for stealing $15,000 from a youth football league, says a report. Mary...

DANVILLE — A 30-day burn ban that began earlier this month is needed because the dry conditions have led to one of the busiest brush-fire seasons...

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• Actor Camryn Walling, 24. • Actor Matthew Underwood, 24. • Actor Dev Patel, 24. •Pop singer Taio Cruz, 31. •Actor Barry Watson, 40. •...

1943: U.S. Navy Lt. (jg) John F. Kennedy assumed command of PT-109, a motor torpedo boat, in the Solomon Islands during World War II. (On Aug. 2,...

• Briar Creek Township supervisors will hold a hearing May 5 at 7 p.m. concerning a Fire Insurance Escrow Ordinance; to learn more, please see today’...

English Language Club: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., library of Calvary Baptist Church, 3300 Ridge Road, Bloomsburg; 570-784-0710 to register....

Pakistan test-fires missile ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a...

Baby death ruled homicide NANTICOKE (AP) — The Luzerne County coroner’s office says the death of a 2-month-old earlier this year is a case of...

TREASURE HUNT: 3-4-8-24-29 MIDDAY DAILY NUMBER: 7-1-2 MIDDAY BIG FOUR: 3-3-3-7 MIDDAY QUINTO: 4-9-2-8-4 EVENING DAILY NUMBER: 7-7-3 EVENING BIG...

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Remember the show about Berwick being written by the Berwick Middle School Drama Club? It debuts Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the middle school cafeteria....

BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man jailed since October after passing a counterfeit $50 bill at a business in Scott Township was paroled at sentencing...

Co-defendants appear in court BLOOMSBURG — One man was sentenced while a co-defendant entered guilty pleas for stealing tools and other items at...

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International craftmakers compete in six categories during four-day event

The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion CHAMBERSBURG (AP) — Chambersburg quilter Donna Gilbert has done it again. In early March, Gilbert entered and...

Washingtonville mayor held Montour offices

Esther Cotner, 95, of Water Street, Washingtonville, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center where she was admitted Saturday...

Nurse anesthetist was former Berwick resident

Robert A. Rehkop, 70, former Berwick resident, died Monday April 21, 2014, at Medical University Hospital of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.,...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a Rhode Island business. WPRI-TV reports that the...

Worked as caretaker, housekeeper in area

Phyllis J. (Young) Harrison, 75, of Fairmount Springs died early Tuesday morning, April 22, 2014, at the Orangeville Nursing and Rehabilitation...

Avid bird watcher, gardener enjoyed reading

Clara R. Fetch, 86, resident of Huntington Township, Shickshinny, passed away at her home on April 21, 2014. Surrounded by her three loves —her...

• June Long will celebrate her 96th birthday on Sunday, May 4, and would enjoy receiving cards. They will reach her at 214 Main St., Catawissa, PA...

Clay T.M. Shotwell Jason and Elizabeth (Brudnak) Shotwell of Bloomsburg are the parents of a son, Clay Thomas-Matthew, born Friday, April 11, 2014...

Avid rose gardener was born in New Mexico

Virgil Patacconi, 89, of Butler Street, Shickshinny, died late Monday evening, April 21, 2014, at The Pavilion at St. Luke Village, Hazleton. He had...

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Police allege man punched girlfriend BLOOMSBURG — A 50-year-old man allegedly punched his girlfriend in the face after a day of drinking. William...

Columbia County marriage licenses • Michael Andrew Ritter, 23 Chandler Drive, Orangeville, son of Duane Keith Ritter and Joan Arlene Ritter, and...

BLOOMSBURG — Thirteen people were recently placed on probation for a year under Columbia County’s ARD program for first-time offenders. All must pay...

ALLENTOWN — PPL Electric Utilities has filed a plan with the Public Utility Commission to purchase electricity for default customers from June 1,...

DETROIT (AP) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the...

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SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Supporters of Gary Beveridge have set up an online legal defense fund, but it has garnered little interest. The Mr. Beveridge...

“Looking at the rest of the week and into the coming weekend, I see nothing but typical mid-April conditions. We’ll see a number of rapid changes and...

BLOOMSBURG — A man who tried breaking into the Columbia Valley Moose building in Scott Township last spring was put on parole for a year after...

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Huskies must replace talent in backfield, on line

BLOOMSBURG — The battle for starting positions on PSAC champion Bloomsburg University’s football team takes center stage Saturday when the Huskies...

Pittsburgh has been led by rallies in playoff series

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a Stanley Cup playoff series marked by teams giving up two-goal leads, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi says it’s time...

BOSTON — Meb Keflezighi fled the East African nation of Eritrea as a 12-year-old boy, coming to the United States to escape war and poverty. Tatyana...

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BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and...

East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away New York 12 8.600 — — 7-3 W-2 6-3 6-5 Toronto 11 9.550 1 — 6-4 W-1 4-3 7-6 Tampa Bay 10 10.500 2 1...

NEW YORK — Adam Wainwright threw seven neat innings before leaving with a knee injury, and Jon Jay hit a two-run single that sent the St. Louis...

DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings and Detroit held on for a victory over Chicago. Cabrera...

TORONTO — Brett Lawrie and Melky Cabrera each hit three-run homers in the eighth inning, and Toronto beat Baltimore. Edwin Encarnacion connected for...

AMERICAN LEAGUE Rangers 4, Athletics 3 Texas 100 110 010—4 11 1 Oakland 030 000 000—3 9 0 Darvish, Frasor (7), Cotts (7), Ogando (8), Soria (9)...

WASHINGTON — Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to lift Los...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —David Price allowed six hits in his first complete game of the season, David DeJesus drove in three runs, and Tampa Bay beat...

CLEVELAND — James Shields allowed two runs in six innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead Kansas City to a win over Cleveland....

ATLANTA — Jose Fernandez matched his career high with 14 strikeouts in eight innings and combined with Steve Cishek on a three-hitter as Miami shut...

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MONTREAL — Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with...

The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training...

INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 27 points and George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-85...

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April 23, 1984 • Bloomsurg’s Dan Brook earns three individual wins, and Chuck Pitchford wins two events en route to an 81-69 boys track victory over...

Today BASEBALL High school Dallas at Berwick................. 4:15 p.m. Central at S. Williamsport.... 4:30 p.m. SOFTBALL High school Hazleton...

Believe in Hope 5K 1. Drue Coles, 20:22; 2. Meghan Ashford, 20:36; 3. Kelly Maze, 20:43; 4. Jonathon Morgan, 21:37; 5. Victoria Posatko, 22:11; 6....

SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Christian Kelley, David Fletcher and Dominic Farronato each won two events to lead Mount Carmel’s 85-65 win over Central...

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Arizona at Chicago Cubs or San Francisco at Colorado (3 p.m.) 2:15 p.m. WGN — Arizona at...

MLB FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG National League at Atlanta -175/+165 Miami at Chicago -120/+110 Arizona San Francisco -110/+100 at Colorado at...

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I’d like your reporter to go out to Orangeville Post Office and take a picture of their deplorable flag that’s flying. It is a disgrace at a...

HERSHEY — Steven D. Hess Sr., a North Centre Township supervisor, has been elected to a three-year term on the executive committee of the...

RIVERSIDE — Merck’s Neighbor of Choice grant program makes up to $10,000 available for eligible nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations who...

HARRISBURG — Here are new businesses recently registered with the Corporations Bureau, Pennsylvania Department of State: • Hidden Creek Tree Farm,...

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BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man arrested during a 2012 raid on a Lightstreet Road apartment has been paroled after a judge gave him credit for seeking...

Carlisle — Giant and Martin’s stores have removed from sale Hickory Farms Chipotle Ranch Sauce due to an undeclared allergen — milk — on the...

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