Stories from Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Charges: Bloom ophthalmologist illegally prescribed drugs for husband
BLOOMSBURG — Dr. Ronald J. Avenia, an eye doctor here for some 40 years, allegedly prescribed painkillers and the...
Both listed in serious condition at GMC after Route 339 accident
MIFFLIN TWP. — A Nescopeck Township woman pressed her vehicle close to the guardrail as another SUV swerved into her...
Mom of five returns money to pair, says she’s still pregnant
CATAWISSA — Heather Sharkuski arrived at the district judge’s office here Tuesday with $2,180 cash in hand — most of it...
But neighbors’ lawyer says stench is a year-round problem and wants trial in Luzerne County Court
HARRISBURG — A lawyer defending the owners of a large-scale hog farm in Salem Township compares the frequency and...
In Pennsylvania, you can lose your job for the smallest infraction of company rules, or, in fact, for no reason at all...

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Clothing/household item giveaway: 8 a.m.-noon, Shiloh Bible Church, 123 Church St., Almedia. Free Men’s Breakfast: 7:...
1865: The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, was ratified as Georgia became the 27th state to...
• NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel, 25. • Writer-director Judd Apatow, 50. • Comedian Steven Wright, 62. • Actor Kin...
Study: Hospitals detain poor BENI, Congo (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are estimated to be illegally...
• Berwick Area School District is accepting letters of interest to fill an unexpired school director term; for details...
Adviser quits over postings HARRISBURG (AP) — An unpaid senior adviser to the chairman of the state’s Democratic Party...
TREASURE HUNT: 1-4-15-27-28 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 4-9, Wild: 2 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 4-2-3, Wild: 2 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 0-1-7-...


 
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Berwick High School is celebrating its recent award as a 2017 national Blue Ribbon School, and the district is inviting...
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student was charged with device fraud, identity theft and receiving stolen...


 
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Former Mayor of Bloomsburg was sports fan
“Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” Allen L. Remley, 99, peacefully closed his eyes on Nov. 29, 2017, at...
Church, family important to business owner
John L. Coates, 81, of Fowlersville went home to his Lord and Savior peacefully at home on Nov. 30, 2017, surrounded by...
Had distinguished career in neuroradiology
Linda L. Coleman, M.D., of Danville passed away at the age of 74 on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center,...
Former local welder loved the outdoors
Robert E. Runyon, 69, of Duncannon went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Prior to moving to...
Educator known for her sunny disposition
Eileen R. “Aunt Sunny” Barnes, 91, of Washingtonville went to be with her Lord on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Geisinger...
Norry AVTS teacher served 20 years in Army
William J. Hoyer, 84, 127 Ward Lane, Northumberland, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at his residence. Born in Shamokin,...
Was security guard at Danville State Hospital
Joseph E. Barrett Jr., 49, of Danville passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center. He was born...
Complete obituary to be published later
Ellen C. (Kessler) Unger, 64, of Berwick passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital,...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show devices in...


 
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NerdWallet “Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help...
Cops: DUI suspect hit pole after work DERRY TWP. — A Danville-area man who crashed into a utility pole while hurrying...
HARRISBURG (AP) —Republicans are advancing a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, supplying all the votes to...
LEWISBURG — Bloomsburg High School’s Class of 1961 will meet for lunch on Thursday at 1 p.m., at Country Cupboard here...


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“Since major weather pattern changes like we’re having can last for at least a week and possibly two or three weeks,...
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man has been accused of catching a tuna out of season and dumping its headless 400-pound...


 
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How are things going with your foster babies? How are Julia and Austin adjusting, and how do you think it’ll go once...
Salads still have a place at the table
A salad adds some critical lightness and crunch to a hearty meal during the colder months. Here, a few types of lettuce...
So, what is lemon curd, and what do you do with it? Lemon curd is essentially a preserve or condiment made with lemon...


 
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Netflix makes move as star is under investigation for alleged sex assaults
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix said Tuesday it has written actor Danny Masterson out of the comedy “The Ranch” with Los...
NEW YORK (AP) — The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications openly...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — San Joaquin County’s chief medical examiner, known nationally as the doctor depicted in the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged a Mexican man with new immigration and gun violations less than...


 
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If, like me, you’re a fan of dark chocolate peppermint bark at Christmastime, you’re going to love these cookies. Your...
Every weeknight, 6 p.m. rolls around, and across America, we scramble to find something to feed our families. Our end-...


 
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EDITOR’S NOTE: An excerpt from a column by Robert L. Borosage of The Nation at thenation.com In the past few weeks,...
Shop skills are needed
Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech student performed better on statewide tests than only 20 percent of students in schools across...
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Lawrence Meyers at TownHall.com When Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, and...
The National Football League kneeling saga continues. As outraged sentiments fly back and forth, talking heads and...

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HARRISBURG — A conservative state lawmaker on Tuesday affirmed he was a heterosexual as he took issue with being...
KUTZTOWN — Funnel cake queen Alice Reinert, 93, made a rare appearance when master chef Steve Mallie of Detroit made...
SUNBURY — A Marion Heights man charged in connection with a dramatic 30-minute, high-speed chase involving a truck...
WASHINGTON (AP) —They don’t do tax reform like they used to. The legislation that House and Senate Republicans have...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) —Terry Crews alleges talent agents at William Morris Endeavor are “knowingly permitted and encouraged...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah men, one a self-styled prophet, were under arrest Tuesday after a search near a remote,...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is another step closer to allowing recreational marijuana sales to start in January...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two people were charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the death of a 3-year-old Kansas boy...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from poor performing schools sued...
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MAHONING TWP. — A Danville-area man who drove over the center line as an officer followed him was driving drunk, police...
Last November was an easy decision. However, if it came to a single issue, the Federal courts was that issue. Trump and...
WATSONTOWN — A 15-year-old boy has been charged with discharging an BB gun in public after officers found he had killed...
Underage party host sentenced BLOOMSBURG — A Lebanon man pleaded guilty to hosting a fraternity party on Fetterman...
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Performance is Friday at Bloom U
BLOOMSBURG — According to a press release, members of the Australian-based Ten Tenors vocal group acknowledge there is...
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December artist BERWICK — December’s Artist of the Month at Berwick Hospital Center is Donna Gearhart of Nescopeck....
BENTON — Here are Benton Middle School honor roll students for the first marking period: Distinguished Honors •...
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All those years of investigating sex crimes will scar you. We guess that’s what happened to “Law & Order: Special...
DEAR ABBY: I’m a teenage girl who has always heard and seen on TV and in movies that there’s pressure from guys to have...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 54-year-old white female, and for the past six years or so, I have been getting a butterfly-...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You are compassionate, outgoing and friendly. You are a persuasive communicator. This is a year...
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Team: Linebacker’s injury won’t require surgery
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier will remain in a Cincinnati hospital until at least Wednesday...
CINCINNATI — Two players carted off, two others suspended, many fines to follow. One of the NFL’s nastiest rivalries...
Zachman, Tillett provide speed at outside linebacker
FRANKLIN TWP. — Southern Columbia had a lot to work on after its crushing 49-7 loss to Steel Valley in last year’s...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics — just not...
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Stefan Noesen, Taylor Hall and Jesper Bratt each had a goal and an assist, and Cory Schneider stopped...
SAN ANTONIO — Kawhi Leonard is feeling healthy and will return “soon” from a quadriceps injury that has kept him out...
NEW YORK — Mikal Bridges had his coming out performance as one of top players in the nation, scoring a career-high 28...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 21 4.840 — Toronto 14 7.667 5 Philadelphia 13 10.565 7 New...
LOS ANGELES — UCLA coach Steve Alford said he was caught by surprise when he learned through media reports that...
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NORMAN, Okla. — Part of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield embraces being the bad guy. He told Baylor’s players...
GREEN BAY, Wis. — An overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept the Green Bay Packers in the NFC playoff...
HOUSTON — J.J. Watt is confident he’ll return to the field for the Houston Texans next season, feeling good as he...
The Vikings will be the first team to play a Super Bowl at home. Case Keenum, who became the starter when Sam Bradford...
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Dec. 6, 1987 • Berwick’s Ron Reagan wins the Michael Dalberto Award, given to the outstanding senior football player...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Orlando 6 217 Atlanta at Indiana 9½ 209 Chicago at Cleveland 12½ 210½...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Siena at Louisville ESPNU — Wisconsin at Temple FS1 — Kent St. at Xavier FS2 —...
BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS — Assigned G Kay Felder to Windy City (NBAGL). FOOTBALL...
Today No events scheduled ——————————————— Thursday BOWLING High school Danville at Vo-Tech.................... 3 p...
FRANKLIN TWP. —Tickets for the Southern Columbia football team’s state championship game against Wilmington are on sale...