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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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...
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...
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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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