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A firefighter works to get one of the first hoselines working as flames engulf a log home off Ellis Turner Road in Mount Pleasant Township Thursday evening.
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A firefighter works to get one of the first hoselines working as flames engulf a log home off Ellis Turner Road in Mount Pleasant Township Thursday evening. Read our story here.

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Buckhorn townhouses need approvals
BUCKHORN — As many as 40 upscale townhouses are being planned for an old horse farm along Route 42 near the Columbia...
DANVILLE — The Montour Preserve should stay open for the next year thanks to more than $100,000 in donations. The...
Mount Pleasant Township family safely escapes fire
MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. — Fire ripped through a log cabin here Thursday but the family made it out safely. Flames erupted...
Spokeswoman: 85 new workers hired
DANVILLE — Geisinger Health Plan shed 70 employees from multiple departments in recent months. During that same period...
SALEM TWP. — A mother traveling with her 10-year-old daughter fell asleep at the wheel of her SUV, which careened...
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Art of Jan Swan and Robby Bell: Through May, Multi County Land Abstract, 21 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Artwork of Sue...
• Olympic gold-medal speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, 33. • Actress Ginnifer Goodwin, 37. • Actress Alison Eastwood...
1913: The American Cancer Society was founded in New York under its original name, the American Society for the Control...
Supercar smash-up in China BEIJING (AP) — A court sentenced two young men to up to five months in jail for dangerous...
$6M reward in Geisinger suit WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A family is receiving more than $6 million in a medical malpractice...
‘We have all, at one time or another, been performers, and many of us still are —politicians, playboys, cardinals and...
TREASURE HUNT: 7-14-23-28-29 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 8-6 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 1-5-2 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 7-2-1-1 MIDDAY PICK...
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Danville’s Memorial Day ceremonies will kick off Monday on the Danville-Riverside Bridge. At 10 a.m., those buried and...
BERWICK — For the eighth year in a row, it appears Berwick Area School District will not be raising taxes. School...
TURBOTVILLE — Warrior Run School District residents will pay more in property taxes for the 2015-16 school year,...
COOPER TWP. — A Bloomsburg teenager was cited in an accident here about 5 p.m. Wednesday, police say. Joshua S....
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BERWICK — A Berwick woman accused of leaving her three children to fend for themselves at home while she took a fourth...
BLOOMSBURG — This year, you can buy tickets for Bloomsburg Fair grandstand acts early. It’s part of a push to sell...
Donation-Jar Theft Suspect Sought A man accused of stealing a telethon donation jar from the Atrium Cafe at Geisinger...
Cops: Teen sleeping in car with heroin BLOOMSBURG — A wanted Bloomsburg teen was found asleep with drugs and needles...
BLOOMSBURG — Two drivers were allegedly impaired on drugs when stopped April 17 at a DUI checkpoint on Lightstreet Road...
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BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student accused of groping two women on upper campus has pleaded guilty to...
BLOOMSBURG — Regulators have scheduled an open house and seek public comment on the environmental impacts of a new...
University restarts its nuclear reactor GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) —The University of Florida has restarted its small...
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NEW YORK — A pint-sized dinosaur has a big surprise: It apparently sported a pair of bizarre wings. Dinosaurs normally...
Bigger, faster and more extreme are what count when it comes to roller coasters. So what’s an amusement park to do...
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not. A Pennsylvania chain says in a lawsuit that...
Here are some local Memorial Day events: Sunday, May 24 • Sweet Valley — Veterans Memorial service, 9:30 a.m., Sweet...
BERWICK — Borough Police responded to these calls from May 10-16: May 10 • 12:17 a.m. — 1100 block Pine Street,...
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BLOOMSBURG — Town Police responded to the following calls from May 13-19: May 13 • 1:48 a.m. — Public urination, 200...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree expects to reach a deal in the coming days to sell about 330 Family Dollar stores in order...
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Avid outdoorsman, decorated Army veteran
Carl R. Mundy, 82, of Shickshinny Lake died Tuesday afternoon, May 19, 2015, at his home. Born Oct. 13, 1932, in...
Construction worker, Beaver Township native
William Philip Tomko Jr. passed to heaven in his sleep Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Mint Hill, N.C. Born and raised in...
Beloved husband, son and brother
Brian Joseph Mariano, age 51, of 1 Blue Jay Drive, Bloomsburg, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, May 20, 2015...
Heroine hides special gift for her lover so he can kill WWII Japanese ‘devils’
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese television drama about World War II got pulled off the air following a public outcry over a...
Lock Haven native loved cooking, family time
Vera R. Sponenberg, 75, of Berwick passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at her residence. Born June 15, 1939, in Lock...
Nonagenarian was devoted to her family
Frances A. Haas, age 96, of 25 Kipps Run Road, Danville, died at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Grandview Health...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Charlotte J. Travis Sink, 80, resident of Berwick, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Reading Hospital, Reading....
HELWIG — Margaret Marie. Memorial service will be held today, Friday, May 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. at The Allen R. Horne...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Marla L. Miller, 77, of Berwick passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and...
• Patricia Rogers is celebrating her 92nd birthday today; cards may be sent to her at: 36 Hidden Lane Orangeville, PA...
School bus driver, tax collector, taught piano
Audrie Florence Gregory, 78, former resident of Hunlock Creek, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Bonham Nursing...
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When David Letterman signed off CBS’ “Late Show” for good Wednesday, he closed the book on more than his own...
It’s good there’s now a deal in the works that looks as if it will preserve the Montour Preserve. But let’s hope Talen...
This letter is to address Richard Whitmire and people like him that throw around the raciest finger point to those that...
As famous refugee Albert Einstein observed: “Peace is not merely the absence of war, but the presence of justice.” In...
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or...
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WHAT’S PLAYING AROUND THE AREA
AGE OF ADALINE ★★½ Through a strange event, a woman (Blake Lively) lives a lonely life stuck for decades at age 29. But...
There’s a lot to like about Disney’s “Tomorrowland.” It’s got George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, robots and explosions, a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —It’s infrequent and particularly satisfying when the remake of an especially memorable film equals or...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —The singers of “Pitch Perfect 2” proved their box office might with a stunning debut. The Elizabeth...
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Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk could soon become Hollywood’s newest “it” couple. And while it might still be...
NEW YORK (AP) — Comic celebrities turned out for David Letterman’s late-night farewell — and so did his biggest...
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 11-17. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1...
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SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — The hunt for a registered sex offender suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking legislation that would require state and local...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna that has sickened...
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DANVILLE — Danville Area High School will hold commencement exercises on Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. Danville honor...
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22/FRIDAY Yoga Mommy and Me Story Time, 10:30 a.m., McBride Memorial Library, 500 N. Market St., Berwick. “Act” Like...
Square dancing, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Central Columbia Elementary, Lime Ridge; dandswhitenight@ gmail.com, 570-275-8586,...
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, BTE’s Theatre In the Classroom, Saturday, June 6, BTE’s Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center...
Model Trains, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Pine and East Market streets, Danville,...
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“With a reinforcing surge of Canadian air blowing into the state, today will be partly cloudy, breezy and cool, with...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rick Santorum says he will announce his 2016 presidential intentions May 27 at a Pennsylvania...
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Central scores three in sixth to invoke mercy rule
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Central Columbia came out aggressive, and it worked in its favor, defeating Wyalusing 10-0 in six...
Schaffer pitches gem to put Benton in D4 semis
BENTON — With her team clinging to a one-run lead and the tying run on second, Benton coach Lori Neyhard picked the...
No. 1 seed Vo-Tech looks impressive in D4 opener
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Vo-Tech’s coaches and players heard the whispers about how they don’t deserve to be a No. 1 seed....
CANTON — It’s been four long years since Benton’s baseball team made a trip to the District 4 Class A playoffs. And...
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DENVER — Michael McKenry hit a two-run homer and Jorge De La Rosa became Colorado’s career strikeouts leader as the...
East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Tampa Bay 23 19.548 — — 6-4 W-1 13-11 10-8 New York 22 19.537 ½ 1½ 3-...
ATLANTA — Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will...
SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner homered off Clayton Kershaw and once again outpitched the reigning NL MVP and Cy...
DETROIT — James McCann hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday, lifting Detroit over Houston...
NEW YORK — Jacob deGrom was simply overpowering. Almost perfect, too. The reigning NL Rookie of the Year retired his...
BALTIMORE — Steve Pearce hit his first career grand slam, J.J. Hardy singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —Alex Colome and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, David DeJesus drove in two runs, and...
AMERICAN LEAGUE Rangers 2, Red Sox 1 Texas 011 000 000—2 8 1 Boston 000 010 000—1 9 1 Klein, Claudio (6), Scheppers...
BOSTON — Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and drove in two runs, Wandy Rodriguez pitched 6 2/3 solid innings and Texas...
MIAMI — A.J. Pollock beat out a run-scoring infield hit with two out in the eighth inning, and Arizona completed its...
TORONTO — R.A. Dickey snapped a two-start losing streak with a complete game, Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run home...
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma is free to take any job opening, including the Buffalo...
FORT WORTH, Texas —Masters champion Jordan Spieth made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole with darkness falling...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers...
ATLANTA — While the Atlanta Hawks try to figure out who will guard LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers are just...
NEW YORK — Golden State's Stephen Curry, the league MVP, and LeBron James are the only unanimous selections to the All-...
First Team F LeBron James, Cleveland, (129) 645 F/C Anthony Davis, New Orleans, (119) 625 C Marc Gasol, Memphis, (...
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May 22, 1985 • Steve Matukaitis announces he won’t return as the Bloomsburg High School wrestling coach after just one...
Friday BASEBALL High school District 4 Class AA quarterfinal Wellsboro at Warrior Run..... 4:30 p.m. Southern at...
BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Reinstated LHP T.J. House from the 15-day DL and optioned him to...
AUTO RACING 11 a.m. NBCSN — IndyCar, Indianapolis 500 Carb Day, part I Noon NBCSN — Indy Lights, Freedom 100, at...
Rolling Pines WEDNESDAY NIGHT LEAGUE Week 5 W L Greg Lupini/Lou DiPippa 16.5 3.5 Jim Chyko/Dan Philiips 16 4...
MLB FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG National League at Washington -280/+240 Philadelphia at Pittsburgh -160/+150 New York...
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I just want to put a big thank you to Trooper McDaniel for finally getting the speeding controlled on Rittenhouse Mill...
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DEAR ABBY: I just realized I’m six weeks pregnant. I have always wanted to start a family and raise children with my...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You tackle big projects because you’re energetic and persistent. You love creative projects,...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an active, healthy 70-year-old lady who, out of the blue, was hospitalized with a pulmonary...