Stories from Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Suspect ‘sincerely’ apologizes for ‘messing around’ at Orangeville-area campground
ORANGE TWP. — A Schuylkill County man is accused of fondling a pair of 9-year-old girls and a 10-year-old girl inside a...
Worker at Berwick sub shop accused of thefts from employer
BERWICK — A Nescopeck teen stole $300 to $400 from his employer to help his grandparents pay for food, according to...
President’s speech touches on prosperity, gay rights, climate
WASHINGTON — Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to...
Officers found crack, pills and heroin on traffic stop
MAHONING TWP. — A Luzerne County man had crack, heroin and pills on him Saturday when police caught him “making his...
Feds call for powerful weapons to secure spent rods
The (Pottstown) Mercury LIMERICK (AP) — Machine guns may be coming to a nuclear plant near you. The Nuclear...
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1917: President Woodrow Wilson pleaded for an end to war in Europe, calling for “peace without victory.” (By April,...
• West Hemlock Township is selling a Ford industrial tractor and mower. Bids are due by Feb. 11. • Bloomsburg is...
Red Cross Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., next to Schuylkill Valley Sports, Columbia Mall. Music and Movement for...
• Actress Sami Gayle (TV: “Blue Bloods”), 17. • Rock singer-musician Ben Moody, 32. • Pop singer Willa Ford, 32. •...
Cops: Mom annoyed shooter ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The teenager accused of fatally shooting his parents and three...
Accused son dies in cell STROUDSBURG (AP) — Authorities say a man charged with his mother’s choking and stabbing death...
TREASURE HUNT: 5-10-11-18-19 MIDDAY DAILY NUMBER: 9-3-4 MIDDAY BIG FOUR: 7-0-4-3 MIDDAY QUINTO: 7-2-7-3-5 EVENING...
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Millville School Director Sue Myers would like to see the Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech give more students an opportunity...
BLOOMSBURG — A utility crew replacing a pole had to shut down electricity to the 300 block of East Second Street, which...
SHICKSHINNY — A child seen by a state trooper standing on the front passenger seat of a pickup led to the arrest of its...
UPPER MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old from Trevorton was killed in a weekend crash here in lower Northumberland...
KEARNY, N.J. (AP) — Bail has been set at $10 million for a Hazleton man accused in the slaying of a teenage girl who...
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COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A Columbus woman set to be sentenced for dealing drugs has been arrested again after authorities...
Woman admits drunkenness BERWICK — A 42-year-old woman was drunk when she threw a full can of beer on the ground and...
Former area resident was born in Germany
Gerda Maria Kelsey, 92, of Virginia Beach, Va., was born in Hindenburg, Germany, to Maria and Richard Sowka and...
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Owner/Operator of Benton Riverside Market
Christopher H. Thomas, age 73, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 4, 2013. He was married to his lovely bride, Barbara, for...
Mifflinville native owned/operated golf course
Vogel Marie (Jones) Holloway, 84, of Spring Township died Jan. 19, 2013, in Reading Hospital and Medical Center,...
Catawissa native worked in area retail stores
Alice M. Manhart, 94, formerly of Catawissa, passed away Jan. 19, 2013, in Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, S.C....
Longtime musician taught in Danville schools
Kenneth S. Warmkessel, 82, of McCracken Road in Danville passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Geisinger Medical...
Retired plant manager of Wise Potato Chip Co.
Arthur H. “Art” Slusser, age 90, of St. Augustine, Fla., died on Jan. 19, 2013, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring...
TRW retiree enjoyed reading and sewing
Esther Mae Jones, 84, formerly of 524 E. Front St., Danville, where she had resided for over 50 years, and a lifelong...
Centenarian helped construct Pa. Turnpike
Raymond Meyers, 100, resident of Tavern Road, Hunlock Creek, passed away at home Jan. 21, 2013. He was born Dec. 14,...
Last employed by Elby’s Big Boy Restaurant
Arlene E. Benjamin, age 93, of 55 Sunshine Road, Shickshinny, died at her home at 8:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013,...
Services for infant to be held privately
Liam Paul Laughlin, the infant son of Christopher K. and Shawna R. (McWilliams) Laughlin, died on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013...
Retired car salesman enjoyed trap shooting
Fred T. Schleppy, 83, of Berwick passed away Sunday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2013, at Berwick Retirement Village, following...
Wisconsin woman was Berwick High graduate
Wanda (Houck) Rowe, 66, of Weyauwega, Wis., ended her journey in life after a short battle with cancer on Thursday, Jan...
SMITH — Karl L., of 430 Old Berwick Highway, Drums, PA 18222 on Jan. 18, 2013. Calling hours today from 3-6 p.m. with...
Funeral arrangements to be announced
John T. “Jack” Walsh, 80, of Briar Creek Township died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center....
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“Afternoon and evening snow showers yesterday came from an Alberta Clipper storm as it passed to our north. While this...
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Fans to hold event today for former Penn St. coach
By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer STATE COLLEGE — From bumper stickers to signs posted by a few businesses to the...
Former Browns coach will be offensive coordinator
PHILADELPHIA — Former Browns coach Pat Shurmur is joining Chip Kelly’s staff with the Philadelphia Eagles, a person...
LANCASTER, Calif. — The person cast as the mastermind of the hoax involving Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o may tell his side...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim and John Harbaugh have exchanged a handful of text messages, and plan to leave it at that. No...
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — C.J. Fair tipped in the go-ahead basket with 19.4 seconds left and No. 3 Syracuse rallied past No. 21...
TORONTO, Ontario — Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots to lead the Buffalo Sabres past the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Monday...
MELBOURNE, Australia — Li Na advanced to the Australian Open semifinals for the third time in four years, bringing...
PHILADELPHIA — Tim Duncan had 24 points and 17 rebounds and Tony Parker scored 20 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 25 14.641 — Brooklyn 25 16.610 1 Boston 20 20.500 5½...
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. —Tom Brady stood helplessly with his hands on his hips after his tipped pass was intercepted. He...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Mike Smith walked into the room, rubbed his white hair and sat down at the podium. His grim...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. —When the Baltimore Ravens last went to the Super Bowl, Art Modell was the owner, Brian Billick...
SAN FRANCISCO — When Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith drove in the Giants’ victory parade last fall, players on San...
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Jan. 22, 1983 • Jim Martin (105 pounds) and Rob Meloy (126) each record pins in the Danville wrestling team’s 27-23...
Today BASKETBALL High school girls CCCS at Walnut Street Chr......... 6 p.m. Bloomsburg at Millville............. 7...
BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with C Matt Wieters, INF Chris Davis, LHP Troy Patton...
Photo provided Central Wins Nesbitt Tournament The Central Columbia ninth grade boys basketball team won the 21st...
SHAMOKIN — Amber Renz scored a game-high 17 points to lead Danville to a 48-34 win over Shamokin in high school girls...
nfl FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Feb. 3 Super Bowl At New Orleans San Francisco 4 49 Baltimore NCAA Basketball...
P-Nut Bowl Midway Lanes TUESDAY PETERSON DOUBLES Week 18 W L Todd/Andrew 92 48 Cam/Zack 87 53 Brianne/Nate 83...
CYCLING 3:30 p.m. NBCSN — Tour Down Under, stage 1, Prospect to Lobethal, Australia (same-day tape) ———————————————...
Orangeville Sportsmen’s Club Jan. 20 Squad one: Jeff Will, 19. Squad two: Bud Bowman, 22. Squad three: (tie)...
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We don’t cover politics in this space, and we really don’t want to. But “The Buzz” does consider it part of its...
HEMLOCK TWP. — A man stole two compound hunting bows from a garage while breaking into vehicles in an upscale...
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN (AP) — Blue Mountain High School senior Rebecca Downey has studied Spanish and French and is now...
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This is a compilation of anecdotes and facts surrounding President Barack Obama’s second inaugural. ••• Leaving his...
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Man pens memoir about losing his hands, feet to flesh-eating infection
BRIAN NORDLI Las Vegas Sun LAS VEGAS (AP) — Scott Martin played his last soccer game on July 9, 1993. Two days later...
OVA-1 is latest attempt in the diagnosis quest
DEAR DR. ROACH : Regarding blood tests for ovarian cancer, there is a new test called OVA-1. I believe this new blood...
CHICAGO — Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question...
Q. At 65 years old, I’ve been active all my life. I’ve been a runner since returning from Vietnam in 1969 and also...
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The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published a study conducted by Yale University...
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —The company that sends you blue envelopes stuffed with coupons also wants you to save money while...
NEW YORK — Sniffling, groggy and afraid she had caught the flu, Diana Zavala dragged herself in to work anyway for a...
NEW YORK — “I want to do everything!” Even though Jessica Chastain, 35, has managed to pack more films into an 18-...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. —President Barack Obama’s proposed ban on new assault weapons and large-capacity magazines struck a...
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Police cited a man for riding a camel and obstructing traffic in Park City, Utah, as attendees...
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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and U.S. investigators began a probe Monday into the maker of the lithium ion batteries used in...
DEAR ABBY: I would like to respond to “Still Grieving in Arkansas” (Nov. 20), who was upset that he didn’t get a...
DANVILLE — Three board members were elected at the 53rd annual meeting of Frosty Valley Country Club: Thomas E....
FOR THOSE BORN TODAY: You are dramatic, powerful and extremely emotional. You live life passionately! You love to...
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The only thing radical about President Barack Obama’s gun-control proposals is the opposition to them, some of which is...
Union billed for grievance
Danville has just demonstrated that a school board doesn’t have to allow itself to be pushed around, even when nose to...
A new fad is sweeping across America’s university campuses — and it’s seriously goofy. This latest craze is not led by...
So how is that New Year’s resolution diet going? Will the long-term results be better than the last diet? For the...
“Our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.” President Obama...
Gun control as an issue should be addresses as social control, not product prohibition, if we are to get at the core of...
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Two words within the 2nd amendment that are never used by extremist gun advocates; “WELL REGULATED”. Dictionary-...
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For many in the Philadelphia area, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was a day to roll up their...
BERWICK — Peters Consultants Inc. is partnering with Terra Consulting Group Inc., a press release states. Terra CEO...
Teen rape suspect to be tried as adult PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine teenager charged with rape who resisted efforts...