Stories from Friday, January 4, 2013

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Briar Creek to host new McDonald’s as owner plans to make eatery bigger
BRIAR CREEK — The Berwick McDonald’s plans to relocate this summer a half-mile south on Route 11 to a vacant lot in...
Police: Berwick Offray worker, cousin and kids lived in lab
BERWICK — Barry Zwalkuski was holding down a steady job at Berwick Offray and cooking meth on the side at the home he...
Judge orders arsonist to boot camp for ‘severe lack of judgment’
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick teen who set fire to two homes in his neighborhood thought one was a “meth house” and considered...
Nescopeck man pleads guilty to simple assault and DUI in wreck involving friend, co-worker
WILKES BARRE — A Nescopeck man was allowed to plead guilty to simple assault and DUI for a crash that critically...
Authorities: Danville-area man ran red light in Mahoning Township
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville-area man ran a red light, hit another vehicle and then struck two houses along Bloom Road...
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New Year’s crashes kill one HARRISBURG (AP) — State Police say car accidents killed one person and injured 86 others...
County withholds gun list NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Putnam County clerk justified his refusal to release the names...
• The annual meeting of the Bloomsburg Fair will be held at the fairgrounds Jan. 12; voting starts at 8 a.m., lunch at...
1904: The Supreme Court, in Gonzalez v. Williams, ruled that Puerto Ricans were not aliens and could enter the United...
Soup & Sandwich Luncheon: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Bower Memorial Church Annex, Second and Pine streets, Berwick; 752-2601...
• Comedian-actress Charlyne Yi, 27. • Actress-singer Jill Marie Jones, 38. • Actor Jeremy Licht, 42. • Country singer...
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BLOOMSBURG — Code officers have received at least two complaints about icy sidewalks after last weekend’s snowstorm,...
Abby the pit bull is recovering from pancreatitis after getting her paws on a holiday ham. Pork is harmful to dogs,...
BUCKHORN — Kari D. Seely, 50, Berwick, took 30 anti-anxiety pills before crashing her SUV into a light pole here Nov....
SCOTT TWP — Espy Fire Co. has elected new officers for 2013: Ken Andress and Howard Reinbold, trustees; John Thomas,...
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BLOOMSBURG — One of three Berwick boys who trashed Crispin Field and nearby businesses was sent to a juvenile treatment...
BERWICK — A Berwick woman was “highly intoxicated” when jailed New Year’s Day for threatening neighbors and fighting...
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Sophia J. Musselman Jessica Kinn and Jerry Musselman, Bloomsburg, are the parents of a daughter, Sophia Jayne, born...
Longtime educator was Danville native
Sister M. Laurentia Mayan I.H.M. of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013...
Nonagenarian landed on Omaha Beach in WWII
Gordon J. Smart, 92, of 1310 Continental Blvd., Danville, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at...
BUCKHORN — A Luzerne County man supported himself financially by stealing computers at Walmart stores, including one...
NASCAR fan enjoyed sons’ sporting events
George H. “Fuzzy” Klock, 59, of Eyer Road in Danville passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Sunbury Hospital...
Philadelphia native, retired corrections officer
Roseann C. Nagle, 68, of Berwick concluded her journey in this life at 6:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in the ER at...
WWII Army veteran was born in Berwick
Harold L. Strouse, 87, formerly of Elkland, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Green Home in Wellsboro....
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are abuzz about a coal-colored rock from Mars that landed in the Sahara desert: A...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Dorothy (Jacobs) Shaffer, age 95, formerly of Scott Avenue, Bloomsburg, died at 2:48 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at...
LIBERTY TWP. — Someone stole two chain saws and about 50 pounds of copper wire from J.C. Mickel at 214 Hilkert Road...
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IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You have a fine mind for solving problems and learning new techniques. You grasp concepts, but...
NEW YORK (AP) — A last-minute surge in spending saved the holiday shopping season. Major retailers including Costco,...
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DEAR ABBY: My wife and I run a restaurant in a small town. Recently, my wife came home on my day off and told me that...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 70 years old, male, about eight pounds underweight, walk 3 miles almost every day, have high blood...
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“They didn’t do any of the tough stuff. We’ve taken two steps now, but those two steps combined aren’t enough to put...
Many of us in the court system are dismayed that this portrait issue has arisen. We have been moving on positively from...
Test scores a warning sign
Only about 41 percent of Berwick High School juniors were able to pass last year’s standardized exam in math. Only 53...
Gov. Corbett is wrongly trying to circumvent Pennsylvania’s open records law by declaring his daily schedule off limits...
New Year’s observances blend recollections of the past, celebrations in the present, and anticipation of the future....
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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY ★★ Filmmaker James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson tell the story of a young couple...
Stars can’t live up to ‘Promise’ of gas-drilling drama
“Promised Land” offers an experience that’s alternately amusing and frustrating, full of impassioned earnestness as...
Based on the true story of a family swept away by the deadly 2004 tsunami that pummeled Southeast Asia, “The Impossible...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tiny hobbit has a mighty hold on the box office, staying on top for a third-straight week and...
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As drummer in a forgotten New Jersey band in the 1960s, David Chase never got close — never even got close to close —...
Bill Murray as FDR? The casting might sound weird at first. But Murray’s subtly charming presence ends up being one of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Several of the horses used on HBO’s canceled series “Luck” were drugged, underweight and sick during...
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ESPN anchor Hannah Storm might have looked as heavenly as always while hosting the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, but...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC unwrapped a welcome gift in the final week of 2012, a ratings victory powered by Sunday night...
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WASHINGTON (AP) —Tucked into the “fiscal cliff” tax package approved by Congress are billions of dollars in tax breaks...
“The weather map and long-range computers indicate Old Man Winter has decided to take a lengthy rest. For the next...
WASHINGTON (AP) — NPR says Michele Norris is returning to the network in a new role after a leave of absence from the...
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Ex-Eagles coach cancels meetings with other teams
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andy Reid was in negotiations with the Kansas City Chiefs to become their next coach, a person...
Owner pinned fall on Reid, but it wasn’t all his fault
PHILADELPHIA — When a team goes from Super Bowl contender to laughingstock in three months, there’s plenty of blame to...
Recent history shows playoff bye not a big deal
NFL teams have no fear of playing in the wild-card round. Recent history shows the playoff bye isn’t such a big deal...
Pittsburgh’s Crosby believes team is strong enough to contend for Cup
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby’s been down the road too many times during the NHL’s seemingly interminable lockout to get...
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NEW ORLEANS — Louisville safety Calvin Pryor predicted the Cardinals would “shock the world” against Florida in the...
Behind Thomas’ two scores, Oregon leading Kansas State
GLENDALE, Ariz. —DeAnthony Thomas returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 23-yard pass,...
NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points, J.R. Smith kept up his surge with 20 and the New York Knicks snapped the...
STATE COLLEGE — Bill O’Brien is staying at Penn State. O’Brien’s agent, Joseph Linta, said Thursday night that the...
EVANSTON, Ill. — Trey Burke scored 23 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 and No. 2 Michigan pounded Northwestern 94-66...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers is putting up MVP-worthy numbers again, throwing for more touchdowns than anyone in the...
Pass-happy NFL turning to the run
ASHBURN, Va. — As a wideout, Santana Moss wants Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to throw the ball as...
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TURBOTVILLE — Central Columbia improved its season record to 13-1 behind pins from Nicholas Rohm (160 pounds) and...
Jan. 4
Jan. 4, 1983 • Dave Dennis scores 32 points — 20 in the second half — and Northwest’s boys basketball team tops...
BLOOMSBURG YMCA New Year’s Eve 5k Dec. 31 1. Mikael Hause, 17:34; 2. Timothy Felegie, 17:53; 3. Andrew Steely, 18:...
BOYS BASKETBALL 7:15 p.m. ESPN 92.3 FM — Shamokin at Danville –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN2...
Today BASKETBALL High school girls Walnut St. Chr. at Bloom.Chr.......6 p.m. Crestwood at Berwick...........7:15 p....
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Great front page on Dec 29th. Orange everywhere you look. Orange prison suits that is. And all from Trashwick (or...
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N.Y. agency: Document outdated
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —An unreleased state report leaked to media outlets says the Department of Environmental Conservation...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers accused the CIA of misleading the makers of the Osama bin Laden raid film “Zero Dark Thirty...
MEXICO CITY (AP) —Mexican bakers have made a traditional holiday ring cake that instead of measuring the usual two feet...
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A signed copy of a rare Stephen King book is up for auction at a Maine bookstore, with proceeds...
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Lost father, son skiers rescued SHERBURNE, Vt. (AP) —Police say a 50-year-old Connecticut man and his 11-year-old son...
Ann Kerstetter & The Cronies, Jan. 4, The Links at Hemlock Creek, Buckhorn. Met HD telecast of Berlioz’ “Les...
Community Cast Meetup for “Flood Stories, Too,” Jan. 5, 10 a.m., Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg;...
4/FRIDAY Soup & Sandwich Luncheon, Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Bower Memorial Church Annex, Second and Pine streets,...
Model Trains, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Pine and East Market streets, Danville, free;...
2013 promises to be a better year in the housing market. Looking to buy or sell a home this year? Looking to spruce up...