Stories from Saturday, December 9, 2017

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South Centre Township man, 81, charged with endangering visitors
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — An 81-year-old man with a loaded gun held two visitors at his home, accusing them of stealing his...
See a mummified feline in Bloomsburg
BLOOMSBURG — In life, it may have been the beloved feline companion of a wealthy ancient Egyptian or a temple-dweller...
Berwick school board needs ninth director
BERWICK — School directors here deadlocked twice as they tried to pick a new president Monday. In the end, they voted...
BLOOMSBURG — The cat mummy isn’t the only unexpected historical artifact you’ll find inside 225 Market St. The...
Organizers urge cancer survivors to join Berwick Y program
BERWICK —Vickie Searfoss lost the upper left lobe of her lung and a few ribs during her battle with cancer. But she...
Judge dismisses drug defendant’s appeal
BLOOMSBURG — A lawyer facing federal prosecution for his involvement in a money laundering scheme defended himself...

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• Actress Felicity Huffman, 55. • Football Hall of Famer Dick Butkus, 75. • Actor Beau Bridges, 76. • Actress...
1958: The anti-communist John Birch Society was formed in Indianapolis. 1965: “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the first...
• The Probable Cause Screening Committee of the Pennsylvania State Board of Podiatry gives public notice today about...
Santa Breakfast with free photo: 9-11 a.m., Trinity UMC of Espy, 2351 Old Berwick Road. Bloomsburg Towers Craft Show/...
Graham speaks in Vietnam HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — More than 10,000 Vietnamese have filled up a stadium in a rare...
Creation co-founder accused MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — A co-founder of Creation Festival, a Christian music festival held...
TREASURE HUNT: 4-6-18-19-30 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 4-2, Wild: 1 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 1-9-6, Wild: 1 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 9-4-8-...


 
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After the uproar surrounding the casting of Johnny Depp in the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise, “Harry Potter” author —...
DANVILLE — A Danville man who was arrested in March for driving drunk when his son was injured by jumping out of his...
HEMLOCK TWP. — A Danville man smashed a window out of his ex-girlfriend’s car at the Columbia Mall on Nov. 28,...
BLOOMSBURG — A Shamokin man was charged with trespassing when he came on the property of his ex-girlfriend after...


 
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BLOOMSBURG — An Aristes man was charged with retail theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief after he...
BERWICK — A Berwick man was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm without a license when...
BLOOMSBURG — A driver who was impaired by methamphetamine when his car hit an embankment and struck a porch in Berwick...


 
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“My three older kids can’t stop talking about Santa coming soon,” writes Chantelle, mother of four in Bloomsburg. “It...
BLOOMSBURG — A trucker who got his rig hung up on the roof of a local bar after stopping for a few beers was sentenced...
BELLEFONTE (AP) —One of Jerry Sandusky’s sons is headed to prison after pleading guilty to pressuring a teenage girl...
BRIAR CREEK — A Mocanaqua man was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of...


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BERWICK — A Berwick woman was charged with providing false identification to police, driving with a suspended license...
BERWICK — An Orangeville man was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia when police...
DANVILLE — A man who took part in burglarizing the home of a woman who offered him temporary housing after flooding in...
Here’s a detailed look at recently recalled products: TABLE LAMPS DETAILS: West Elm’s Industrial Task table lamps...


 
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Label Shopper employee was antique dealer
Ellen C. Unger, 64, of Berwick went peacefully to heaven on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Hospital of the University of...
Talented craftsman enjoyed working on cars
Thomas H. Gross, 58, of Berwick passed away suddenly on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville...
Personal trainer owned Coal Twp. business
John Thomas Hancock, 56, of Danville went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Danville. He was born...
Enjoyed family time and riding motorcycles
Mitchel D. Murray, 55, of Unityville passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at his home. Born March 8, 1962, in...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Esther E. Chapin, 90, formerly of Orange Township, Columbia County, died on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, a resident of The...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
W. Cecil Flatt, 89, of Benton died Thursday evening, Dec. 7, 2017, at his Jackson Township home. Arrangements will be...
Funeral arrangements in Tuesday’s edition
Kay E. (Lupini) Parker, 67, of Bloomsburg died on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at her Scott Township home. A completed...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Barbara J. Sharrow, 70, of Catawissa passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville....
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Lois E. Campbell, 86, of Catawissa passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at The Gardens of Orangeville. Arrangements are...
Sophia G. Reffitt Kimberly Bleiler and Jerry Reffitt, Berwick, are the parents of a daughter, Sophia Grace, born...
• Joann Palachick of Numidia is a patient at Muncy Valley Rehab Center, 215 E. Water St., Room 220, Muncy PA 17756....
BERWICK — Patricia DeLeo, facility director of the Conewago Snyder Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, will be the guest...
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Berwick man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol when he nearly hit a Briar...
DANVILLE — Here is the November report from Susan M. Kauwell, Montour County Prothonotary & Clerk of Courts....


 
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So you polished off the pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, watched Black Friday and Cyber Monday come and go, and now — just...
LEWISBURG — A live performance of “Peter Pan” will be presented via video at The Campus Theatre here tomorrow, Dec. 10...
Although original expenses for instructor training for the Livestrong program were covered by a grant, the free program...


 
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Joan Walsh in The Nation. When sexual-harassment allegations first emerged...
ROSE: The best news for Bloomsburg this week was the announcement that the state government is willing to put $200,000...
Our Advent Season is upon us. This is such a wonderful time of the year in our church calendar. The word Advent comes...
The gunmen behind some of the deadliest mass killings in U.S. history typically have one common denominator: a history...
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During this benevolent time of the year I think it’s best giving directly to the charity of your choice with a check...

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DEAR ABBY: After 16 months of casual dating, I married my ex-wife. We met through Facebook. Unfortunately, we couldn’t...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a political battle over...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You are energetic, self-confident and enthusiastic. You are a hard worker who rises to any...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio awarded $10 million in grants Thursday to six companies and a university that have come up...
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“Something unusual happened over the past few days. Cold air plunging into the heart of Texas has resulted in snow...
DANVILLE — A Danville woman was placed on probation for a year when sentenced this week for strangling another woman...
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Record eighth state title is great for Southern
HERSHEY — Julian Fleming’s most amazing play in Southern Columbia’s Class 2A championship came early. And perhaps the...
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Southern Columbia resumed a December tradition Friday with its third straight appearance in the state championship game...
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Teammate says star halfback ‘runs right through kids’
HERSHEY — On a team loaded with stars, Southern Columbia’s Gaige Garcia is known as “Goliath.” “Look at him... he’s...
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Hoffman caps record-setting career with seven extra points, two FGs
HERSHEY — Southern Columbia kicker Elijah Hoffman had another great game to finish his record-setting career. Hoffman...
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WASHINGTON — Matt Niskanen scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:22 remaining and the Washington Capitals beat the New...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 28 20 6 2 42 106 71 Toronto 29 18 10 1 37 101 85...
PHILADELPHIA — LaVar Ball was holding court outside the Lakers locker room when he spotted two of his sons goofing...
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jared Goff and Carson Wentz will command the entire NFL’s attention during their first head-to-head...
INDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo had 33 points and eight rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat Cleveland 106-102 on Friday...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 22 4.846 — Toronto 15 7.682 5 Philadelphia 13 11.542 8 New...
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani has decided he’s on the side of the Angels. The Japanese two-way star announced Friday...
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Today BASKETBALL High school girls Line Mountain at Benton....... 7:30 p.m. at Central Southern at Blue Jay tourn...
P-Nut Bowl MONDAY LADIES LEAGUE W L Sparetimers 36 16 Gutter Gals 32 20 Queen B’s 30.5 21.5 The Curvettes 29...
SHICKSHINNY — Northwest’s Jaxson Yaple scored a game-high 38 points, and Brandon Hardiman, Sam Saxe, Tyler Evans and...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Washington 2½ 207½ at LA Clippers at Brooklyn OFF OFF Miami at Charlotte 5½ 213½ LA...
BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN — Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux, for Lomachenko's WBO World super featherweight title...
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TODAY Holiday craft show, Bethany UMC, 116 Summerhill Ave., Berwick, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., crafters, vendors, silent...
Lessons and carols at First Methodist SHICKSHINNY — First United Methodist Church will have its 12th annual service of...