Stories from Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Fire chief: Gas cylinder explodes at Berwick-area plant
SALEM TWP. —A Western International Gas and Cylinder employee was injured Wednesday when a gas cylinder exploded, the...
Parent Smucker’s dropping brands, local production
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Big Heart Pet Brands will cut 90 jobs at its factory here due to a decrease in production, a...
Starting next year, system won’t sell or stock sweetened beverages in its buildings
DANVILLE — Soda and other sugary beverages will no longer be stocked in vending machines or served in cafeterias and...
Largest local chunk, $200G, will pay to resurface track at Danville schools, and open it to community
DANVILLE — In a first for Geisinger, the health system is handing out $1 million in grants to non-profit groups in 43...
A regular, Aretha Franklin expects no stares, selfies from staff
BLOOMSBURG — The breakfast shift at McDonald’s included a visit from music royalty when the Queen of Soul stepped off...


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• Actor Rupert Grint (“Harry Potter” films), 29. • Actor-comedian Dave Chappelle, 44. • Broadcast journalist David...
1912: Congress passed a measure creating the Alaska Territory. 1912: Congress approved legislation establishing...
Daily Bread Meal: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Agape Center, 19 E. Seventh St., Bloomsburg; Fresh Express, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.;...
Navy fleet commander fired TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday...
• North Centre Township advertises a road construction project in today’s Public Notices. • Sept. 1 at 5 p.m., Liberty...
Parents charged in tot death MYERSTOWN (AP) — A couple who allegedly tied and weighted down a mattress on top of their...
TREASURE HUNT: 6-7-10-11-24 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 9-2; WILD: 3 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 8-1-7; WILD: 3 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 2-9-9-...


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BLOOMSBURG — Two out of 16 establishment in the Press Enterprise coverage area were found out of compliance with state...
An imposing coal mining artifact that dates to the mid-1850s has been added to the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine museum in...
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania state government has repaid a short-term $750 million line of credit that kept its main...
WILKES-BARRE (AP) —Fire officials say a blaze that damaged a multi-unit residence owned by a city official here was...
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Utah authorities trying to charge man with murder
PROVO, Utah (AP) — On Wednesday, a Utah man, who prosecutors say filmed a teenage girl killing herself with a rope he...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is poised to receive a new kidney — from his son. The...
MIAMI (AP) — Former Tropical Storm Harvey continued its craw toward the Texas Gulf Coast on Wednesday and could become...
Use of wrong fonts, spacing almost kept schools from getting funds
HELENA, Mont. (AP) —The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a second round of funding for programs that help low-...
Bloom meeting was Wednesday A special Bloomsburg council committee meeting regarding a new town manager ordinance took...
A get-well card shower is requested for Mrs. Elmer (Judy) Roberts. Cards may be sent to her at P.O. Box 45,...
Konnor M. Hower Adam R. and Stefanie A. (Morris) Hower, Danville, are the parents of a son, Konnor Malakai, born...
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MASON, Ohio (AP) — A baby girl who was found dead in a car parked in a Procter & Gamble employee parking lot in...
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Officials on Wednesday exhumed the body of a Southern California man who was mistakenly buried...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday issued a permit to a politically conservative group for a...

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BERWICK — In an effort to educate parents and children about the opioid epidemic in Columbia County, Rep. David Millard...
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Police are looking for a tall man who wore a purple dress and an ivory-colored hood when he robbed...
MEADVILLE (AP) — Officials say a man thrown from a wagon and trampled by a horse at a county fair has died. The...
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No ‘System’ in shorter handle
DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System is dropping a word from its name and will now be formally known as Geisinger Health...
BUCKHORN — Hemlock Township Police are investigating access device fraud incidents that happened on July 31 and Aug. 3...
REDDING, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut farm once owned by Mark Twain is for sale for $1.8 million. The Connecticut Post...
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“For at least the coming seven days, Canadian air will dominate our weather. This means a steady diet of partly sunny...
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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — There’s a new way to ride the rails in Rhode Island: by pedaling a rail bike beside picturesque...
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Deported Mexican accused of assaults SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A sheriff in Oregon and federal authorities are blaming each...
DETROIT (AP) — A state trooper has accused the Michigan State Police of discriminating against him based on the...
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Landowners in a suburban Indianapolis county are being offered as much as $40,000 an acre by...
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho police chief is defending the arrest of a man who was videotaping the outside...
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Public schools and the high school football season are about to open. Guess which one will go on regardless of whether...
Suit should be tossed
At first glance, the federal civil rights suit filed recently against the Berwick Police Department seems ridiculous....
On Aug. 18, CEO of the United Way Adrienne Mael published a letter stating that the United Way is cutting ties to WHLM...
I wish to extend a sincere invitation to all people of faith to join together this Sunday for our second annual A Call...
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”, is a quotation from John Donne (1572-1631), in which he explores the interconnectedness of...
“Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the United States of America will continue to bring the full measure...
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Her pen is mightier than the sword of Angelus. Observing the 20th anniversary of cult-hit TV show “Buffy the Vampire...
NEW YORK — Netflix wants subscribers to know it’s looking out for them. The average Netflix subscriber might never...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is trying to move past last year’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it’s not doing it...
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TOKYO — From beer gardens on the rooftops of department stores to fireworks extravaganzas to quiet, wood-paneled craft...
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2017 Jeep Compass Latitude
This week, we’re aboard the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass 4x4, a smaller size Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) that is known as...
I’ve been asked by many readers through the years which muscle car I owned during the 1960s to early 1970s was my all-...
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‘Whitewashing’ claims begin to target film
NEW YORK — A Hollywood film yet again finds itself responding to a social-media outcry over the casting of a white...
EMT dad performs CPR to revive his sons
CALHOUN, La. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy pulled his drowning toddler twin cousins from a backyard pool in Louisiana....
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DEAR DR. ROACH: An almost 90-year-old friend has osteoporosis. In January, she collapsed while walking home. Now, five...
DEAR ABBY: A large portion of conversation in our home has been replaced with the time my wife spends on her cellphone...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are diplomatic and tactful. You also are pleasant and considerate toward others. This more...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —CBS and Hispanic media activists say the network has stepped up its efforts to increase Latino...
NEW YORK (AP) — The global phenomenon “Despacito” may be overwhelming to many, but not to Luis Fonsi — even when it has...
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Charlottesville was caused by both sides. It takes two to tango. Stop the politicking and run the country. We pay you...
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Internet gatekeepers banish white power groups for March violence, but keeps BLM that wants to kill cops. But we aren’t...
Here are school menus for the week of Aug. 28: BLOOMSBURG ELEM/breakfast — Monday: Pancakes, sausage. Tuesday: Ham...
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Roethlisberger wants to hear from All-Pro RB
PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger has a request for Le’Veon Bell: hit me up. The Pittsburgh quarterback expects to make...
McGregor isn’t the only fighter with some power
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. says it was the first punch of the fight. His promoter thinks it came during the...
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — As teams got ready for the Little League World Series, managers marveled at the power of the young...
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PITTSBURGH — Dodgers lefty Rich Hill lost his perfect game on an error in the ninth inning, then lost his no-hitter on...
DETROIT — Gary Sanchez homered and drove in three runs, and Luis Severino pitched impressively into the seventh inning...
East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Boston 73 53.579 — — 7-3 W-2 40-22 33-31 New York 68 57.544 4½ — 7-3...
CINCINNATI — Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer in the ballpark near his home, Tommy La Stella added a two-run shot...
PHILADELPHIA —Mark Leiter Jr. allowed one hit over seven innings, Rhys Hoskins homered and drove in five runs and the...
AMERICAN LEAGUE Red Sox 9, Indians 1 Boston 110 010 330—9 12 0 Cleveland 100 000 000—1 1 0 Fister and Leon;...
BALTIMORE — Zach Britton’s AL-record run of converting 60 straight save attempts ended amid the evening shadows of...
SAN FRANCISCO — Jarrett Parker hit a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh, Buster Posey hit a sacrifice fly, and San...
CLEVELAND — Mitch Moreland hit a fifth-inning home run, Drew Pomeranz and three relievers bested Corey Kluber, and...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Kevin Pillar hit Toronto’s sixth home run of the game in the eighth inning, lifting the Blue...
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BEREA, Ohio — DeShone Kizer will be next through the Browns’ quarterback turnstile. He doesn’t want it to spin again...
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BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas’ basketball journey is littered with decision-makers who have underestimated the diminutive...
SUNBURY — Emma Lehr, Peri Hassanzadeh and Paige Kupas were all victorious in their singles matches during Danville’s 5...