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People dance on top of a pickup at Block Party on Fetterman Avenue in Bloomsburg on Saturday.

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Fun, games and booze reign at this year’s bash in Bloom

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Woman calls dad in custody fuss abusive to his child’s mother

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Local customers will see little change, official says

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Nescopeck man also charged with pot possession, speeding

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Bloom leader says he suspects sex case may be political setup
BLOOMSBURG — Alleging that his arrest may have been politically motivated, Bloomsburg Mayor Eric Bower says he intends...
Woman calls dad in custody fuss abusive to his child’s mother
BERWICK — A woman accused of stabbing a man in the back during a custody dispute involving another woman’s child says...
Fun, games and booze reign at this year’s bash in Bloom
BLOOMSBURG — Some party-goers were so eager to attend Saturday’s Block Party, they came on crutches. As in past years...
Local customers will see little change, official says
DANVILLE — FNB Bank and a bigger bank are seeking approval for a merger, but customers won’t notice much change, an...
Nescopeck man also charged with pot possession, speeding
BERWICK — A Nescopeck man who abandoned his car after crashing it on Lake Road had meth, marijuana and a large knife,...

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Physician, heal thyself. At least in time for the Nurses Ball. ABC’s daytime soap “General Hospital” is down a...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University non-faculty staff numbers are shrinking while employee pay is failing to...


 
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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) —An entrepreneur wants to bring a global trend to the U.S. and put commercial airport terminals in...
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Seamstress enjoyed gardening, volunteering
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Family man loved outdoors and playing cards
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Was 29-year Head Start preschool teacher
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Max L. Klinetob, 77, of Summerhill, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. A...
HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral Saturday...
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HARRISBURG (AP) — A proposal to impeach four Democratic justices on Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court over redistricting...


 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Verne Troyer from the “Austin Powers” movie franchise has died. A statement provided by...


 
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Truck stop ministry, churches spread joy
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Dear Mr. Berko: What do you think of Enterprise Products Partners? I want to buy a good income stock (at least 6...
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BLOOMSBURG — At the end of 10 weeks’ competition, teams from Millville Middle School and Berwick High finished first in...
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ROSE: Part of the Girl Scout Law requires Scouts to be “courageous and strong.” The folks trying to purchase Camp...
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Regarding the public sewer project being forced onto the residents of Cooper Township, it is very peculiar that the...
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Why do we pay School taxes, even if we don’t have kids? Banding together for the common good is the underlying tenant...
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Cavaliers need a win vs. Pacers in order to even series
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AMSTERDAM — Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on...
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NEW YORK — Aaron Judge hit an early homer off respected Twitter rival Marcus Stroman, then scored on a disputed play...
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WASHINGTON — Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a...
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Spring, if it ever arrives, is a time of excitement for those who love the outdoors. In fact, both the anglers and the...
Money shoot today The Valley Gun Club will hold its Mug of Money ATA shoot today starting at 10 a.m. All ATA...
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On Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, a home rental agreement took an X-rated turn when Leah Bassett, artist and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will release an audio recording of arguments over President Donald Trump’s travel...
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Explore 32 rooms full of books at Ohio store
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80th birthday Elaine (Turner) Snyder will celebrate her 80th birthday on Thursday, April 26. Born and raised in...
ELYSBURG — Ralpho Township Public Library’s Bridge Club lists these winners at the April 11 meeting: Tied for first,...
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Dennis and Tracy Krum of Bloomsburg announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their son, Jacob Krum, Columbus...
Terry and Jackie Travelpiece of Wapwallopen announce the engagement and upcoming summer wedding of their son, Michael...
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23/MONDAY SMILE, Monday, 5:30 p.m., New Covenant Church, 212 W. 11th St., Berwick. Ralpho Coloring Club, Monday, 6-7...
BUCKHORN — Here are Columbia County Christian School honor roll students for the third marking period: High Honor...
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BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations this week: • Monday — St....
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NEW YORK (AP) — If you’re not already on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle overload ahead of their big to-do in Windsor,...
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DEAR ABBY: After a lot of talk and no action, I finally made the decision to further my education with a master’s...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colin Trevorrow will be back among the dinosaurs as he returns to the director’s chair for the third...