Stories from Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Danville man’s petition garners 20,000 names; PennDOT still says Centralia stretch isn’t safe
CENTRALIA — A Danville man’s efforts to reopen “Graffiti Highway” in Centralia to hikers and tourists are picking up...
District levies $20 annual fee for the privilege to help offset its costs
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Parking is no longer a free ride for Central Columbia students who drive to school; it now costs...
Woman accused of prostitution at inn; three others of drug crimes
COOPER TWP. — A Catawissa woman solicited clients through a web page and had sex with the men for money in a Danville-...
Bloom council OKs zoning change to allow free-standing garages in commercial district
BLOOMSBURG — A developer has won the right to move ahead with a project that could double the parking available behind...
Harvey’s historic flooding keeps Houston paralyzed
HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters reached the rooflines of single-story homes Monday and people could be heard pleading for...

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• The Thomas Beaver Free Library trustees seek court approval to modify the terms of the original Library Trust,...
Music & Movement for Toddlers: 10:30 a.m., Thomas Beaver Free Library, Danville. “Growing up along the Lehigh...
• Rock singer Liam Payne (One Direction), 24. • Actress Charlotte Ritchie, 28. • Actress-singer Lea Michele, 31...
1944: Fifteen thousand American troops of the 28th Infantry Division marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the...
Pot illegal at Burning Man RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has legalized recreational marijuana, but it’s still not OK for...
Cops: Mom left baby near bar HAZLETON (AP) — A woman has been jailed after police say she was drunk and abandoned her...
TREASURE HUNT: 5-21-23-24-30 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 1-8 WILD: 1 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 2-6-5 WILD: 1 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 1-6-2-1...


 
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Bloom-area woman did not show up for trial, authorities say
BLOOMSBURG — A warrant has been issued for a Bloomsburg-area woman who failed to appear for trial Monday on charges she...
Mark your calender for Saturday, Sept. 9, when the Mill-Green United Methodist Church hosts a community block party 4-7...
BLOOMSBURG — A driver found sitting on a curb after a hit-and-run accident downtown has been charged for allegedly...
BERWICK — A man accused of burglarizing a 62-year-old grandmother’s house quietly agreed Monday to face the charges in...
BLOOMSBURG — Meghan Dougherty, 18, Philadelphia, was cited for underage drinking after she was found “highly...


 
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Donald Trump’s pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio is an insult to freedom-loving Americans. Ever since the 2016 election, I...
Berwick leaders miserly
Those members of Berwick Council’s contract committee sure are cheapskates. If Borough Manager Debra Force gets shown...
I was among those who witnessed the picketing in downtown Bloomsburg Aug. 14 where less than a dozen protesters were...
David Spiwak’s letter to the editor (Aug. 25) presents an argument against taking down statues of Confederate war...
If “aggression” means overthrow of the government by force, we could not view Americans as aggressors, in the way Hanoi...


 
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Formerly self-employed in highway construction
Ralph “Darrell” Austin, 84, of Pond Hill passed away on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Guardian Health Care and Rehab,...
Bloomsburg native had 27-year Navy career
Thomas Yorty, 62, of New Oxford died on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at his residence. Thomas was born on Thursday, Aug. 4,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon kicked off its first day as the owner of Whole Foods by slashing prices, adding its logo on...
Raised race horses along with late husband
Ellen J. (Harrison) Birns, 74, of Benton died Monday morning, Aug. 28, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving...
Served as church organist in her earlier years
Dorothy R. Markel, 89, formerly of Kulpmont, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at Grandview Health Homes, Danville. Born in...
Funeral arrangements to be announced
Elizabeth J. Lewis, 91, passed away Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital. Arrangements are...
BERWICK — The YMCA here is offering free exercise classes to non-members and members alike for all fitness levels...
Joyce Fisher of Beaver Township will celebrate her 77th birthday on Monday, Sept. 4. Cards and well-wishes may be...


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WASHINGTON (AP) —President Donald Trump on Monday promised federal assistance to storm-ravaged parts of Texas,...


 
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Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival
CHICAGO — If you’re being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home...
Native Bolivians have some of planet’s healthiest tickers
LONDON — Deep in the Bolivian Amazon lives a group of indigenous people who spend their days hunting and farming....
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife, who is 66, has been leaving cupboard doors and some dresser drawers open for the past year or...
Q. Decades ago, my father quite often made a glass of “ginger ale” after supper. It consisted of powdered ginger and...


 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Harvey, a severe, Category 4 hurricane...
Officials began to evacuate one of the nation’s busiest trauma centers Monday as flooding from Harvey threatened the...


 
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“After having an unusually wet summer, it has become a little dry lately. During the past seven days, I have not had a...

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Elliott’s suspension could hurt Dallas’ division run
Drama in Dallas has opened up things in one of the NFL's tougher divisions. No team has repeated in the NFC East since...
HOUSTON — The Houston Astros will play their series against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg,...
Southern sophomore WR scored 3 times in opener
It didn’t take long for Southern Columbia wide receiver Julian Fleming to put his name in the program’s record book....
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jalen Hurts is already accustomed to these kinds of games. The marquee games. The biggest matchups...
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MIAMI — During his home run binge, Giancarlo Stanton is also content to settle for singles. Stanton went 8 for 10 to...
East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Boston 74 57.565 — — 4-6 W-1 40-25 34-32 New York 70 60.538 3½ — 5-5...
PHILADELPHIA — Rhys Hoskins ended his homer streak but drove in the go-ahead run with a sixth-inning double, Aaron Nola...
WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer overpowered Giancarlo Stanton, Howie Kendrick hit a three-run triple and Washington beat...
BATTING—Altuve, Houston,.355; Garcia, Chicago,.321; Hosmer, Kansas City,.320; Reddick, Houston,.306; Schoop, Baltimore...
BATTING—Blackmon, Colorado,.337; JTurner, Los Angeles,.328; Harper, Washington,.325; Murphy, Washington,.318;...
NEW YORK — Corey Kluber outpitched Luis Severino in a marquee matchup of All-Stars, and slumping Jose Ramirez homered...
TORONTO — Christian Vazquez had four hits, including a two-run home run, Eduardo Nunez added a solo shot and Boston...
BALTIMORE — Adam Jones hit a milestone home run, Welington Castillo had three hits and two RBIs and Baltimore beat...
NATIONAL LEAGUE Mets 6, Nationals 5 New York 302 000 010—6 9 1 Washington 000 012 200—5 14 0 Milone, Hansel Robles...
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NEW YORK — Venus Williams stayed in the crowded hunt for the No. 1 ranking — even though she had no idea that she has a...
CINCINNATI — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict missed the first three games last season because of his hit to Antonio Brown’s...
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Today TENNIS High school girls Berwick at GAR.......................... 4 p.m. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––...
MLB FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG National League at Washington OFF/OFF Miami at Philadelphia -119/+109 Atlanta at...
CYCLING 6:30 p.m. NBCSN — Vuelta a Espana, Stage 10, Caravaca de la Cruz to Alhama de Murcia, Spain (same-day tape...
BENTON TWP. — Central Columbia’s Grant Gronka shot a match-low 71 at the Columbia County Classic, leading the Blue...
Rolling Pines MONDAY NIGHT LEAGUE Week 11 Aug. 21 W L Larry’s Lumber 52.5 51.5 Greg Bower Construction 52 52...
BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RHP Mike Wright to Norfolk (IL). Recalled LHP Donnie Hart from...
Midway Lanes THURSDAY LADIES LEAGUE Week 1 W L Friends 4 0 Pin Pals 3.5 0.5 Good Time Gals 3 1 Birds 3 1...
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A slap upside the head for Liberty Twp supers and/ or the bosses in Mooresburg for allowing the 2 garbage heap...
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DEAR ABBY: Regarding the letter from “Dumbstruck in the East” (April 22), whose 9-year-old daughter has been getting “...
He’s a virtual Harry T. Stone. Remember the magic-performing, fedora-wearing, practical-joker judge on ’80s must-see...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You are warm and enthusiastic. People love your positive outlook on life. This is a wait-and-...
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban Kansas City are on the hunt for a man accused of stealing a TV while...