Stories from Wednesday, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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• TV personality Bindi Irwin, 15. • Actress Anna Paquin, 31. • Country singer Jerrod Niemann, 34. • Basketball...
• Berwick seeks bids by contractors for construction of a river overlook and concrete fishing pier leading to a...
Red Cross Blood Drive:1-6 p.m., Anthony Township Municipal Building, 1295 White Hall Road, Turbotville. The Enchanted...
1937: The state of Alabama dropped charges against four of the nine young black men accused of raping two white women...
Pope to visit Virgin shrine APARECIDA, Brazil (AP) — Today, Pope Francis will visit the mammoth basilica that holds...
County: Gays can wed here PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials in the third-largest county in Pennsylvania vowed Tuesday to...
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...
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DANVILLE — Two nurses caught stealing painkillers were treated much differently in court Tuesday, one being sentenced...
Two fire volunteers are fighting cancer, and their fellow volunteers are hoping the community they helped will now step...
KULPMONT — Police arrested four teenagers Tuesday after the group got inside a vacant mill and one girl’s leg became...
WILLIAMSPORT (AP) —Police say a 14-year-old boy has been charged in a fatal shooting in Williamsport over the weekend...
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BERWICK — A DUI suspect and his passenger accused each other of behaving violently, but police saw no signs of injury,...
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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...
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...
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...
• Myrtle Sorber will celebrate her 98th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 3. Cards and well-wishes may be sent to her at 807...
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...
Keegan L.E. Bogert David Carl Bogert and Leah Marie Hartzell of Orangeville are the parents of a son, Keegan Lee...
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...
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,...
ROADARMEL — Jeanne G., 76, former longtime resident of Orchard Drive, Catawissa, and more recently of West Center...
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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...
DUI checkpoints set for weekend BLOOMSBURG — Police will conduct DUI checkpoints in Columbia County this weekend,...
• Timothy M. Karc, 46 Deer Path Drive, Berwick, son of Mark A. Karc and Bonnie L. Karc, and Emily M. Potter, 215-A E....
SHAMOKIN (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed after he was thrown from his all-terrain vehicle when it crashed in...
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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...
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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...
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...
STATE COLLEGE — The NCAA asked a Pennsylvania court on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of the late...
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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...
WASHINGTON — Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings to end a personal three-game losing streak and added an RBI...
SAN FRANCISCO —Devin Mesoraco had a three-run homer among his three hits for his second longball in as many games, Joey...
BOSTON — All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for...
NEW YORK — Carlos Torres pitched six impressive innings as a fill-in starter and had an RBI single, Ike Davis turned an...
BOSTON — Jon Lester matched his season high with eight strikeouts and overcame homers by Wil Myers and Evan Longoria as...
TORONTO — Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer, Andre Ethier and Jerry Hairston Jr. added solo shots and streaking Los...
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Inside the smaller theater at Madison Square Garden about five years ago, shortly before a world title fight, Emile...
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The first pass that Alex Smith threw on Tuesday was to Tony Moeaki, who might have a hard time...
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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...
AUTO RACING 7 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Mudsummer Classic, at Rossburg, Ohio 9:30 p.m...
BASEBALL American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned LHP Michael Roth to Arkansas (TL). Reinstated RHP Tommy Hanson...
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...
MLB FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG National League at Washington -135/+125 Pittsburgh Atlanta -125/+115 at New York at...
New York-Penn League McNamara Division W L Pct. GB Hudson Valley (Rays) 20 15.571 — Aberdeen (Orioles) 17 15.531 1½...
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LONDON — The Victorians. The Edwardians. The Elizabethans. Royal names can define a generation. Prince William and...
LONDON — Prince William, his wife Kate and their infant son, the Prince of Cambridge, emerged Tuesday from London’s St...
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OK, so maybe Miley Cyrus doesn’t have the moral standing or life experience to be lecturing anyone. But you know what...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s latest quarterly report confirms the iPhone maker’s growth has stalled along with its pace...
WILLIAMSPORT —Susquehanna Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired medical facilities, a press...
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The beauty of a pressed sandwich isn’t just that it can be done ahead of time. But that it actually should be done...
It is July 3, and the year is half over already. We have been having lots of rain. Last week, we had a total of 8...
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DEAR ABBY: I have an awful time meeting men. I’m not considered beautiful by any means, so that means meeting any good...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are daring and courageous, in part, because you want life to be exciting! To create a...
DEAR DR. ROACH: My mom is 77 years old. Three years ago, she developed a blood clot in her leg and needed surgery....
WASHINGTON (AP) — College costs are driving decisions about which schools to attend, what to study and even where to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Farina’s doctor says the actor died while being treated for lung cancer. Farina, who died...
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This is the perfect dish for a weeknight dinner in late summer, particularly as the kids start heading back to school...
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Addresses needed BERWICK — Berwick High School Class of 1956 needs addresses for the following classmates: Delores...
95th birthdays • Dorothy W. Evert, former longtime resident of Bloomsburg and widow of the late S.H. Evert, will mark...
Area families plan summer gatherings • MILLVILLE — The Crawford Family 91st Reunion will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, July...
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I eat at Restaurant, Union St. Shickshinny Boro and thank the ladies for hard work bringing back the place after the...
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a Washington Post column by Michael Gerson. Eight presidents owned slaves while living...
Disability claims skyrocket
The money the government takes out of your paycheck for Social Security is going instead to people who claim they can’t...
To Curt Rider and members of the Zoning Hearing Board, As members of the board, you have the responsibility and...
I can’t wait until Jan. 1, 2014, when Obama care implodes and takes the whole Democratic Party with it. Obama has...
Immigrants had left their mother countries to come here for nearly 15 generations. It wasn’t until 1776 that they...
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or...
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BLOOMSBURG — A Hazleton-area man has admitted to fondling two 9-year-old girls and a 10-year-old inside a camper....