Stories from July 24, 2013

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Lawman off patrol, under probe after claim he beat girlfriend

MILLVILLE — Borough Police Chief Ted Stout has been forced to give up his guns and move to desk duty amid a State Police investigation and a court...

Washingtonville-area woman says it’s a chance to regain sobriety

DERRY TWP. — Alleged meth maker Allison Marie Swisher told a judge she was “relieved” by her arrest late Monday, saying the drug she’s addicted to “...

Zoners shoot down waste-station plan near Crispin Field as 25 residents protest

BERWICK — A recycler and trash hauler who wants to open a waste transfer station near Crispin Field was denied by the zoning board Tuesday after...

Mother says her kids have been seen for bites, but chief says shelter took steps after ‘sighting’ of pests

BLOOMSBURG — A Women’s Center resident and its executive director say bedbugs have been found in the Bloomsburg shelter, but they differ widely on...

Not eager at first for family business, Berwick woman celebrates shop’s 50th year

***EDITOR'S NOTE - THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO REFLECT A CLARIFICATION PUBLISHED JULY 25.*** BERWICK — Kay Mentrikoski had her doubts about...

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• Berwick seeks bids by contractors for construction of a river overlook and concrete fishing pier leading to a removable floating dock. • Montour...

• TV personality Bindi Irwin, 15. • Actress Anna Paquin, 31. • Country singer Jerrod Niemann, 34. • Basketball player-turned-actor Rick Fox, 44...

Red Cross Blood Drive:1-6 p.m., Anthony Township Municipal Building, 1295 White Hall Road, Turbotville. The Enchanted Pig: BTE’s Family show, 1 p.m...

1937: The state of Alabama dropped charges against four of the nine young black men accused of raping two white women in the “Scottsboro Case.” 1969...

Pope to visit Virgin shrine APARECIDA, Brazil (AP) — Today, Pope Francis will visit the mammoth basilica that holds the statue of Brazil’s patron...

County: Gays can wed here PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials in the third-largest county in Pennsylvania vowed Tuesday to issue same-sex marriage...

TREASURE HUNT: 5-8-12-14-28 MIDDAY DAILY NUMBER: 6-4-0 MIDDAY BIG FOUR: 7-2-0-2 MIDDAY QUINTO: 6-5-5-0-6 EVENING DAILY NUMBER: 0-7-8 EVENING BIG...

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DANVILLE — Two nurses caught stealing painkillers were treated much differently in court Tuesday, one being sentenced to county jail for up to 23...

Two fire volunteers are fighting cancer, and their fellow volunteers are hoping the community they helped will now step up to assist them. Steve...

KULPMONT — Police arrested four teenagers Tuesday after the group got inside a vacant mill and one girl’s leg became stuck in a conveyor belt....

WILLIAMSPORT (AP) —Police say a 14-year-old boy has been charged in a fatal shooting in Williamsport over the weekend. The Williamsport Sun-Gazette...

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BERWICK — A DUI suspect and his passenger accused each other of behaving violently, but police saw no signs of injury, charges say. John Ozelek, 46...

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Former Berwick resident was Dallas Cowboys fan

Lori Ruhmel David Labadie, 42, formerly of Berwick, died at her home in Valparaiso, Ind., on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. She was born March 9, 1971,...

Berwick woman had own cleaning business

Martha F. “Mick” Dennis, 81, formerly of Evansville Road, Berwick, died Sunday evening, July 21, 2013, at the Berwick Hospital, where she had been a...

Fla. woman was 1965 Bloom High graduate

Gwen Miller Nicholson, 65, Lake Worth, Fla., died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Atlantis Palm Beach County. She graduated from Bloomsburg High...

• Myrtle Sorber will celebrate her 98th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 3. Cards and well-wishes may be sent to her at 807 H Circle Drive, Berwick, PA...

Retired carpenter was Mifflin Township native

Sheldon “Pete” Slusser, 76, of Croydon, Pa., a retired carpenter, died Friday, July 19, 2013. Pete was born in Mifflin Township, Columbia County,...

Keegan L.E. Bogert David Carl Bogert and Leah Marie Hartzell of Orangeville are the parents of a son, Keegan Lee Edward, born Friday, July 19, 2013...

Funeral arrangements to be announced

Joseph Raymond Krizan, 89, of Mifflinville passed away at his home Tuesday, July 23, 2013. A complete obituary will be in Friday’s edition. Bunnell...

Celebration of Life Service to be Aug. 31

Dorothy M. Mensinger passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013. A celebration of her life will be Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, from 1 until 4 p.m. at Arnold’...

ROADARMEL — Jeanne G., 76, former longtime resident of Orchard Drive, Catawissa, and more recently of West Center Street, Elysburg, widow of Paul N....

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Fire company bar cited over license ATLAS — Atlas Fire Co. 1, 306 W. Saylor St., violated state liquor laws by serving alcohol even though its...

DUI checkpoints set for weekend BLOOMSBURG — Police will conduct DUI checkpoints in Columbia County this weekend, according to Bloomsburg Sgt....

• Timothy M. Karc, 46 Deer Path Drive, Berwick, son of Mark A. Karc and Bonnie L. Karc, and Emily M. Potter, 215-A E. Second St., Berwick, daughter...

SHAMOKIN (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed after he was thrown from his all-terrain vehicle when it crashed in the woods here. The accident...

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“Some of the best days we have during the heart of summer are when air from Canada makes its way into the state. This is what we’ll enjoy today,...

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Vick: ‘I’ve got a lot of years left to play this game’

PHILADELPHIA — Let the quarterback competition begin. A day after Nick Foles and Matt Barkley expressed confidence in their abilities to lead the...

Suspended former MVP criticized for use of PEDs

NEW YORK — Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping. Now they are demanding even stiffer suspensions for...

STATE COLLEGE — The NCAA asked a Pennsylvania court on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of the late coach Joe Paterno that seeks to...

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. —George Brett remembers sitting next to Frank White and Vida Blue in the dugout at Yankee Stadium, his ninth-inning home run having...

WASHINGTON — Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings to end a personal three-game losing streak and added an RBI single as the Pittsburgh Pirates...

SAN FRANCISCO —Devin Mesoraco had a three-run homer among his three hits for his second longball in as many games, Joey Votto and Zack Cozart also...

BOSTON — All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire big league career...

NEW YORK — Carlos Torres pitched six impressive innings as a fill-in starter and had an RBI single, Ike Davis turned an angry crowd in his favor with...

BOSTON — Jon Lester matched his season high with eight strikeouts and overcame homers by Wil Myers and Evan Longoria as Boston remained in first...

TORONTO — Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer, Andre Ethier and Jerry Hairston Jr. added solo shots and streaking Los Angeles beat Toronto for its...

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Inside the smaller theater at Madison Square Garden about five years ago, shortly before a world title fight, Emile Griffith was introduced one more...

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The first pass that Alex Smith threw on Tuesday was to Tony Moeaki, who might have a hard time making the Kansas City Chiefs...

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July 24

July 24, 1983 • George Brett’s game-winning, two-run home run in the ninth inning is disallowed because of an excessive amount of pine tar on his...

BASEBALL American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned LHP Michael Roth to Arkansas (TL). Reinstated RHP Tommy Hanson from the 15-day DL. NEW YORK...

AUTO RACING 7 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Mudsummer Classic, at Rossburg, Ohio 9:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series...

Today BASEBALL Little League Minor Division at West Middlesex S. Columbia vs. Harbor Creek.....3 p.m.

Frosty Valley Country Club MEN’S SENIOR LEAGUE Second half standings July 18 Points Vince Maier/Ken Gardner 14 Tom Cooper/Bill Mosser 13...

MLB FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG National League at Washington -135/+125 Pittsburgh Atlanta -125/+115 at New York at Milwaukee -155/+145 San Diego at...

New York-Penn League McNamara Division W L Pct. GB Hudson Valley (Rays) 20 15.571 — Aberdeen (Orioles) 17 15.531 1½ Staten Island (Yankees) 16 17...

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