Stories from Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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Victim’s ex-father-in-law says he was in Harrisburg at time of murder
BLOOMSBURG — Anthony Rocco Franklin claims he couldn’t have killed Frank Spencer in July 2012 because he was in...
BLOOMSBURG — A suspected intoxicated driver told a State Trooper, “I’m a Miss Drunky Pants,” during an early-morning...
South Centre Township manufacturer plans $13 million expansion
LIME RIDGE —Sekisui SPI is planning a multimillion dollar expansion of its factory at the old R.R. Donnelley plant,...
BLOOMSBURG — A corroded piece of electrical equipment caused a campus-wide power outage at Bloomsburg University...
Mocanaqua family homeless after blaze in house that used to be a church
MOCANAQUA — A couple and their three young boys are homeless after fire ripped through their home on Jeanette Street...

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• Ridge Property Managers plan to sell the contents of four storage units to make up for money owed to them. See today’...
Blood Drive: 2-7 p.m., N4Cs, 42 Community Drive, Benton. Free Men’s Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church,...
• Actor Idris Elba, 45. • Rhythm and blues singer Macy Gray, 50. • Actress Rosie Perez, 53. • ABC News...
1916: The first self-serve grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was opened in Memphis, Tennessee, by Clarence Saunders. 1943...
Irma becomes record setter ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) — The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history...
Man admits $10M fraud PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who escaped to Mexico to avoid sentencing in a 1996 credit card case has...
TREASURE HUNT: 4-11-17-21-27 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 1-7, Wild: 2 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 3-2-5, Wild: 2 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 7-6-4...


 
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The Ku Klux Klan flyers that someone distributed in Mifflinville a couple weeks ago reminded me of a story Robert Young...
DANVILLE — The following civil lawsuits have been filed in the office of District Judge Marvin Shrawder. The...
Assault alleged on BU campus BLOOMSBURG — A woman reported being assaulted on Bloomsburg University’s lower campus...


 
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Enjoyed oil painting, reading, puzzles, crafts
Pauline M. (Moss) Covert, 83, of Muncy died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at the Gatehouse, Williamsport. Born May 24, 1934,...
WWII veteran, PNC Bank assistant vice president
Eugene “Abe” Adams, 90, of Catawissa passed away on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at Maria Hall, Danville, with his loving...
Had worked as quality assurance technician
Maryann Marie Merrill, 65, of Ebervale passed away early Friday morning, Aug. 25, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital —...
Devoted wife, mother and grandmother
Anne (Waniga) Spohrer, 96, of Watertown, Conn., passed away peacefully on Sept. 3, 2017, surrounded by her loving...
Mother was Agency on Aging receptionist too
Stacey R. Zimmerman, 39, 109 Pine St., Danville, died at her home on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Born in Winston Salem,...
Former PennDOT foreman retired in 2005
Richard W. Lynn Sr., 67, of Danville died on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at home. Richard was a resident of Montour County...
Hobbies included doing ceramics, crosswords
Helen Whitenight Miller, 86, of Eagleville passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at Fox Chase...
Employed by Proctor and Gamble over 20 years
Rodney E. Reider, 64, of Shickshinny passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at his home. Born July 26,...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Beverly Dawn (Eveland) Cromley, 85, formerly of Colonial Avenue, Bloomsburg, died late Monday evening, Sept. 4, 2017,...
WESTMINSTER, Vt. (AP) — John “Jack” Keil, the advertising executive who led the team that created McGruff the Crime Dog...
Mackenzie D. Ball Marcia (Alba) and Brandon Ball of Bloomsburg are the parents of a daughter, Mackenzie Duncan, born...


 
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DANVILLE — A Catawissa motorcyclist who crashed Sunday night remained in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center...


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LOS ANGELES (AP) —Colin Trevorrow will no longer be directing “Star Wars: Episode IX.” Lucasfilm said Tuesday the...
“Most of the tropical storms and hurricanes that form in the Atlantic Ocean never reach the United States. But...


 
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We’re in full swing getting ready for church to be held at our house over the weeks ahead. “So, what is involved with...
Classic French clafoutis helps fruit shine
September is a curious kind of month. It’s the time of year that we wistfully bid farewell to the easy, carefree days...


 
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Unlike the songbird’s spread in Paper Magazine, this image is supposed to look exaggerated. It’s not yet Halloween,...
DEAR ABBY: I am a mother of three and happily married to my kids’ father. I am now seven months pregnant with my...
DEAR DR. ROACH: Your recent inquiry from a reader who was on prednisone long term raised a question I’ve been meaning...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are independent, persuasive and know how to make the most of an opportunity. Many of you...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) —A U.S. judge recently struck down a Utah law that landed a movie theater in trouble for serving...


 
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HOUSTON (AP) — In a quest to help Harvey victims, Kelli Shofstall and her son set out on a 165-mile drive from Austin...
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey will headline a one-hour telethon to benefit...
MINDEN, La. (AP) — A small Louisiana city banded together to hold a wedding for a couple whose plans to be married in...


 
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Sitler descendants hold August reunion VIRGINVILLE — The Sitler family reunion was held Aug. 19 at the home of Betty...
Registration open for Bridge-O-Rama DANVILLE — It is time to register for the 2017-2018 season Bridge-O-Rama...
Group to make hoagies on Thursday BLOOMSBURG — The last meeting of Columbia County 4-H Council, held Aug. 3, began...
Graduates Melanie Stemrich of Stillwater, and Rheanna Blackburn of Benton were among Luzerne County Community College...
SVRC announces 2017-2018 officers SELINSGROVE —Susquehanna Valley Reading Council serves all educators, including...

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee says he stepped down as pastor of a North Carolina...
HOUSTON (AP) — With Harvey’s recovery under way, day laborers will be in high demand — many of them immigrants and many...
Chipotle: Queso will help sales DENVER (AP) — Chipotle hopes its new queso dip will satisfy its customers’ cravings —...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Miss Navajo Nation pageant is parting ways with fry bread, the fluffy, golden brown...
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A man elbowed his girlfriend during her pregnancy, and he sent her numerous texts after their breakup, she claims....
BERWICK — School officials had the air and water around the district tested after a candidate for Salem Township...
BLOOMSBURG — A drunken driver who told police he was out on the road because he “didn’t want to be around his wife”...
BLOOMSBURG — Here is the August report from Magisterial District Court of Russell Lawton. Assessment Detail...
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Bloomsburg man rightly states that in Charlottesville the counter protesters had permits. He then goes on to criticize...
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When are people going to acknowledge the ‘racist’ pot boiled over when Obama became president of this country? Wrong...
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The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to reduce the addictiveness of cigarettes and eventually wean...
Is football too dangerous for kids to play? In a sport with inherent injury risk, this is a difficult question to...
Mr. Joe Reilly of WHLM has found himself over a barrel. On the one hand he clings to the protection of the First...
Two professional athletes who attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, one in the NFL and one in Major...
“If they say they’re women, then saying that they can’t attend is denying their identities and marginalizing them.”...
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Florida State slipped all the way to the No. 10 in The Associated Press college football poll after losing to Alabama...
Dallas star can still play in opener against Giants
SHERMAN, Texas — An arbitrator denied Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott’s appeal of a six-game suspension in a...
PITTSBURGH — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin believes his team’s hectic final week of the preseason had everything to do...
NEW YORK — Looking for any edge in an age-old rivalry, the Boston Red Sox got called out in a high-tech sign-stealing...
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NEW YORK — Ben Lively homered and drove in four runs off Mets ace Jacob deGrom, and also pitched seven strong innings...
East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Boston 77 61.558 — — 4-6 L-3 40-26 37-35 New York 74 63.540 2½ — 6-4...
PITTSBURGH — Max Moroff and David Freese delivered RBI singles off Carl Edwards Jr. in the eighth inning as the...
DETROIT — JaCoby Jones and John Hicks hit two home runs and Detroit had six homers in all in a victory over Kansas City...
MIAMI — Stephen Strasburg pitched six innings to help Washington to a victory over Miami. Daniel Murphy hit his 22nd...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jake Odorizzi took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in front of a tiny home crowd, and Tampa...
BATTING—Altuve, Houston,.354; Garcia, Chicago,.322; Hosmer, Kansas City,.318; Ramirez, Cleveland,.310; Reddick, Houston...
AMERICAN LEAGUE Astros 6, Mariners 2 Houston 000 020 400—6 8 1 Seattle 100 001 000—2 7 0 Keuchel, F.Liriano (8),...
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NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens’ comeback from injury will keep going all the way to the U.S. Open semifinals. Stephens...
Gronk can even suit up in pigtails. Rob Gronkowski ditched Brady for braids and an adorable hairstyle in his latest...
KYOTO, Japan — Usain Bolt is feeling no pressure in retirement, confident his best times can remain world records for...
ASHBURN, Va. — Through his tinted visor, Josh Norman says he sees offenses like they’re on repeat. He feels like he...
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Sept. 6, 1987 • The Phillies snap a 2-all tie to beat the Mets, 5-3, for their first win of the season at Shea Stadium...
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State running back Mike Weber will play against Oklahoma, sharing time with dynamic true freshman...
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Ella Fracchia won in three sets at No. 3 singles to help Central Columbia beat South Williamsport...