Stories from Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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Suspect allegedly cut would-be peacemaker outside Bloom bar
BLOOMSBURG — A man trying to break up a fight outside a downtown bar was instead slashed in the face and hand by a...
Volunteers start Bloom ‘Free Store’ to match gifts with those in need
BLOOMSBURG — A viral video telling the story of a man who stole from a store just so he could provide his children...
Tots spy car running off Lime Ridge road and alert babysitter
LIME RIDGE — A driver who police say may have overdosed while at the wheel was first spotted by a pack of alert...
Role of sports booster clubs dominates discussion; board unanimously picks Weatherly principal, ex-Berwick teacher
BERWICK — Sandra Slavick is on the Berwick Area School Board, breaking what could have been an ongoing deadlock. The...
In today’s interconnected world, you would think that it’s all but impossible to disappear, to “go off the grid,” so to...

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• Actress Marla Sokoloff, 37. • Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, 37. • Actress Tara Summers, 38. • Actress Alyssa Milano,...
1777: During the American Revolutionary War, Gen. George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to Valley Forge,...
• Cooper Township plans to borrow $3.1 million to construct a new wastewater conveyance and collection system. •...
BLOOD DRIVE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Columbia Mall, Buckhorn. Music & Movement for Toddlers: 10:30 a.m., Thomas Beaver Free...
Trump ties economy, security WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared a new national security strategy on...
Neighbor charged in slaying SPRING GROVE (AP) — Authorities say a woman found dead in her home over the weekend was...
TREASURE HUNT: 1-8-23-25-30 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 8-6; WILD: 2 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 3-5-9; WILD: 2 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 4-6-9-...


 
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Just in time for the holidays! The Benton food bank has a special giveaway planned today at the Northern Columbia...
SHAMOKIN — A serial rapist, who has been kidnapping women from various spots around Northumberland County and raping...
HARRISBURG (AP) —Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday vetoed a bill passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature that...
MILLVILLE — Authorities dropped all but one drug charge against a man once accused of operating a meth lab at a house...
SCRANTON (AP) — A coroner has identified a man found dead inside an apartment building after a fire. The Lackawanna...


 
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BERWICK — The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation announces its 2018 competitive grant round for the Berwick...
NEW YORK — You know all those things you wish would disappear but won’t? Us, too. Highlights of the things we’re over...
WASHINGTON (AP) —At Christmastime, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor would send her colleagues gift-wrapped...


 
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Retired secretary enjoyed traveling, reading
Nancy Ann Mensch, age 75, 2502 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg, passed away at her home at 2:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017...
Talented seamstress enjoyed cross-country trips
Barbara J. Lindsay, 73, of Shickshinny passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in...
Retired bank teller enjoyed square dancing
Eleanor E. Fahringer, 88, of Danville passed away Dec. 17, 2017, at Emmanuel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She...
Mocanaqua native was longtime nurse
Elizabeth D. (Bujno) Baron, 86, of Wilmington, Delaware, peacefully passed away following a brief, sudden illness on...
Delaware woman loved flowers and her dogs
Mildred M. “Millie” Shafer, age 94, 5 Paul Road, New Castle, Delaware, died at her home early Monday, Dec. 18, 2017....
BYRAM, Miss. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy here called 9-1-1 to report that the Grinch was trying to steal Christmas. The...
Kick around casino ideas at 7:15 p.m. The Cleveland Township supervisors will meet at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 26 at the...
Looted Alaskan grave items returned BERLIN (AP) — A German museum is returning nine objects from its collection that...
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A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit,...
Dorothy, Toto were right
Nine out of 10 older people want to stay in their homes for as long as possible, the American Association of Retired...
Greetings, once again. At this time, I and my wife would like to offer to the Press Enterprise a spirited and heartfelt...
This fall the #MeToo movement sought to highlight the ubiquity of sexual mistreatment by encouraging victims, mostly...
“America is leading again on the world stage.” PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP On his new national security strategy, which...


 
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It’s been a whole lot more than eight crazy nights! In what she dubs “a Chanukah miracle,” actress Pamela Adlon...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You are confident and enthusiastic, and fond of travel and stimulation! This is why you will...
DEAR ABBY: “My wife, Karen, loves to sing karaoke along with many others, most of whom are vocally challenged.”...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tavis Smiley says PBS made a big mistake by suspending him from his talk show. He told ABC’s “Good...
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has begun enforcing stricter policies on violent and abusive content like hateful images or...


 
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WASHINGTON (AP) —The Republican tax bill would cut 2018 taxes on average across all income groups, with the biggest...
Getting a deal during the holidays is a great American tradition. So when a sales clerk cheerfully asks, “Would you...
NEW YORK — With glowing reviews from critics and $450.8 million of worldwide box office in the first three days of...


 
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Iowa superintendent takes in teen after parents forced to leave U.S.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The superintendent of Iowa’s largest school district and his wife are opening their home to a...
WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Can performing Beethoven symphonies together help employees team up on projects at work, too...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say a 14-year-old boy has been charged with making threats against his school....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —The owner of a vintage clothing store in San Francisco pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor...
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Insurer makes patients question ER visit
INDIANAPOLIS — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her...
DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you addressed breast cancer in an older woman. She expressed concern about...
Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recur
A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long...
Q. I used Advair to treat my asthma for several years. Bit by bit, I started getting hoarse. It got so bad that people...
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Gene therapy has freed 10 men from nearly all symptoms of hemophilia for a year so far, in a study that fuels hopes...
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“Records of more than 100 years show the chance of having a White Christmas in the Susquehanna Valley is only about 30...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida attorney used his position to gain access to a women’s jail and...
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‘We’re not going to look back and second guess’
PITTSBURGH — Maybe Mike Tomlin called it. Maybe it was Todd Haley. Maybe Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Rogers went rogue...
Bloom golfer finished 8th at PIAA golf tournament
BLOOMSBURG — Morgan Sohosky accomplished one of her goals this year — win a regional golf title — and now has only one...
Fleming wins top player; 9 from area earn state honor
Southern Columbia’s Julian Fleming was named the top Class 2A player in Pennsylvania. And that was only on one good...
SAAS-FEE, Switzerland — The athletes’ half-hour commute in the Swiss Alps — up two gondolas, then through a tunnel in...
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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Svi Mykhailiuk hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, Devonte Graham added 17 and No. 14 Kansas...
Record Pts Prv 1. Villanova (45) 11-0 1602 1 2. Michigan St. (15) 10-1 1560 2 3. Arizona St. (5) 10-0 1429 5 4....
NEW YORK — John Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a...
INDIANAPOLIS — Terry Rozier’s steal and dunk with 1.5 seconds left capped a frantic comeback in the final half-minute...
PHILADELPHIA — Adrian Kempe jumped out of the penalty box and scored a big goal in the third period, Jonathan Quick...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 32 24 6 2 50 123 80 Toronto 34 20 13 1 41 109 97...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 26 7.788 — Toronto 20 8.714 3½ New York 16 14.533 8½...
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FRISCO, Texas — Dallas receiver Dez Bryant doesn’t remember the last time he was double-teamed as much as he was in the...
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Despite a bleak playoff picture, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy left the door open for...
MINNEAPOLIS — With the NFC North title in hand, the Minnesota Vikings have guaranteed themselves a home game to start...
PHILADELPHIA — Division title. Check. First-round bye. Check. Next goal for the Philadelphia Eagles is No. 1 seed in...
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BLOOMSBURG — Corinna Petrus scored 13 points and Linae Williams added 11 to lead Danville to a 48-32 win over...
Dec. 19, 1987 • San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice catches a 20-yard touchdown to increase his streak of...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Washington OFF OFF New Orleans at Philadelphia 8½ 207 Sacramento Cleveland 1½...
NFL AFC LEADERS Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int Brady, NE 516 346 4163 28 7 Rthlisberger, PIT 532 340 4025 26 14...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. FS1 — Marshall at Xavier 7 p.m. BTN — The Citadel at Ohio St. ESPN2 — South Carolina...
PENNSYLVANIA FOOTBALL WRITERS ALL-STATE TEAM CLASS 2A OFFENSE Quarterback: Reed Williams, Kane – 6-2, 181 senior;...
Today BASKETBALL High school boys Susquehanna at Northwest.. 7:15 p.m. Central at Southern............. 7:30 p.m....
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Hospital warns Irish over name PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix hospital has threatened legal action against a hospital with a...
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Whatever flaws may be attributed to the inmates of Idaho’s correctional facilities, a lack of...
WESTON, Ore. (AP) —Finding enough workers is getting to be more of a challenge for Michael Lesko at Smith Frozen Foods...
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Kodiak’s seafood processors are facing staff shortages as older employees reach retirement age...
NEW YORK (AP) — Some busy beavers are wreaking havoc in a New York City neighborhood. The Staten Island Advance...
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Relating to the “Bloomsburg woman” in 30 Seconds, from what you say about Bloom and Berwick, it shows you need to apply...