Stories from Thursday, December 21, 2017

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Women allegedly fought over the suggestion of sleep aid for a child
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — An argument over a suggestion to use melatonin to put a child to sleep turned physical, and a woman...
Woman who hassled officers ordered to work at Catawissa PD
BLOOMSBURG — A woman who soiled the back of a Catawissa police car must perform 30 hours of community service, cleaning...
But stone curbing in parking lot will outlast concrete indefinitely, a campus official says
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University spent almost $90,000 extra to install granite curbing in a new parking lot project...
DANVILLE — A Danville man took a gun from a safe and pointed it at a couple before locking it back up, police say....
One of the most heart-breaking letters received this year by the Brighter Christmas Fund was penned by a distraught...

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1891: The first basketball game, devised by James Naismith, is believed to have been played at the International YMCA...
• Actress Karri Turner, 51. • Actor Kiefer Sutherland, 51. • Actress Michelle Hurd, 51. • Actor-comedian Andy...
• Beaver Township has approved its budget for 2018 and set monthly meetings for next year as well. • New Columbus...
Daily Bread Meal: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Agape Center, 19 E. Seventh St., Bloomsburg; Fresh Express, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.....
North Korean soldier defects SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military fired 20 rounds of warning shots today...
Guardsman threatened veep JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A National Guardsman has admitted he threatened to kill Vice President Mike...
TREASURE HUNT: 2-8-24-26-30 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 3-1; WILD: 1 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 6-4-5; WILD: 1 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 6-6-2-...


 
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Chris Young is open to the idea of having a casino in Columbia County. In fact, the Columbia County commissioner said...
BUCKHORN — Two women and a man are accused of attempting to steal $634 in merchandise from Wal-Mart this week. “I know...
Woman allegedly said children used cut-up straws for milk, pants weren’t hers
BERWICK — Police found a suspicious cut-up straw in a vehicle during a traffic stop, and the driver claimed “the kids...


 
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Volunteer enjoyed gardening and family time
James G. Hailstone, 97, of Berwick passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at home, surrounded by his family. Born in...
BLOOMSBURG — The following marriage applications, divorces and wills were submitted at the Columbia County Courthouse...
Textron retiree, sports fan enjoyed yard work
William E. Hancock, 80, of Danville passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Grandview Nursing and...
NEW YORK (AP) — PBS will air a BBC news program featuring Washington correspondent Katty Kay for the second half of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by a choreographer who alleged Michael Jackson...
Grady J. Yost Darrell and Kelly (Ezzyk) Yost of Berwick are the parents of a son, Grady James, born Monday, Dec. 11,...
Avid movie collector worked at Cracker Barrel
Donald J. Rice, 46, of Easy Street, Bloomsburg, passed away suddenly on Dec. 4, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center after...
MANKEY — Barbara Ann (Barr), 53, died Dec. 13, 2017. The family of Barbara Mankey will be holding a memorial...
Retired nurse, Helen Turner Shuman, formerly of Bloomsburg, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 7. A...


 
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SCOTLAND, Conn. (AP) — Residents of the town of Scotland, Connecticut, are becoming lords and ladies in the country of...


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Pa. woman comes to grips with early diagnosis
LNP newspaper LITITZ (AP) — Mary Read had been a nurse for years, using her extensive training to care for patients in...
NEW YORK — U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 percent last year, and for the second straight year dragged...
The CDC also reported: • West Virginia continued to be the state with highest drug overdose death rate, with a rate of...
Mary Read, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and geriatrician Dr. Matthew Beelen, of Lancaster General Health,...


 
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WASHINGTON — It’s a Christmas gift the middle class might want to give back in a few years. The Republican tax plan...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — No charges will be filed against tennis star Venus Williams or the other driver for a...
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) —A man who raped a developmentally disabled woman at an extended care center has been sentenced to...


 
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“Weather systems have been relatively quiet and well behaved so far this week. But they will become more active...
CHICAGO (AP) — A 5-year-old boy who was struck in the face last year by a stray bullet fired during a drive-by shooting...


 
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NEW YORK — One of the biggest draws in New York this time of year is the “Christmas Spectacular” featuring the iconic...
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The publisher “Better Be Good To” her. Superstar Tina Turner has a life story as long as her celebrated gams. And...
DEAR ABBY: I am estranged from my sister, whom I love dearly. The reason goes back many years. When I was 13, her...
DEAR DR. ROACH: Today, we heard about a new vaccine for shingles. However, very little was discussed about what it...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You are warm and courteous yet straightforward and direct. You are kind, compassionate and...

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Half a century after Alabamians of immense courage changed the course of history in the streets of Birmingham and Selma...
Trump seems to ‘get’ it
Whatever else Donald Trump has or hasn’t done in his first year, his administration deserves credit for recognizing...
Our Founding Fathers risked their liberty, and their lives, to provide our young republic with a form of democracy...
A total of 26 Republicans in the Pennsylvania House voted against Senate Bill 166, a so-called “Paycheck Protection”...
Having faced a lot of flak recently, U.S. President Donald Trump may have found some relief in the widespread support...
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WASHINGTON (AP) —The federal agency responsible for safety at the nation’s 61 nuclear power plants routinely downplays...
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WASHINGTON — Hours after landing a massive tax windfall, AT&T, Comcast, Wells Fargo and Boeing —among other major...
WASHINGTON (AP) —President Donald Trump is ordering the government to boost production of critical minerals used for...
WASHINGTON (AP) —Celebrations aside, President Donald Trump may wait until next year to sign the tax bill into law,...
Self-serve kiosks for breath tests RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Racine County sheriff’s officials say a self-serve breath test...
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo-4
This week, we’re behind the wheel of the 50th Anniversary sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, delivered in RS trim with...
Q: Greg I read your car articles every time my newspaper publishes them. I find them very interesting and nostalgic for...
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Candidate accused of attempting kissSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A political supporter of Democratic U.S. Congresswoman and...
Nine kids watch mom die of OD MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A police department is asking people to donate to a family of...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the...
DANVILLE — The following marriage applications, divorces and wills were submitted at the Montour County Courthouse in...
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Today’s GOP: Gullible Old People. Riverside man, email ••• Dec. 6, page two, Press Enterprise, “Impeachment vote...
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TORONTO — It’s a long distance from Sid Vicious to Winston Churchill, and a greater leap, still, from Dracula to “...
NEW YORK — In the longest and most emotional close-up in “Call Me By Your Name,” director Luca Guadagnino asked for...
NEW YORK — Her-r-r-r-rre’s Paul Reiser! You can find him on the Amazon comedy “Red Oaks.” Its third and final season...
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Pittsburgh’s Gilbert, Haden back from injuries
PITTSBURGH — For vastly different reasons, two of the Steelers veteran starters were prevented from practicing fully or...
Senior had part in more than half of Jays’ goals
Once Kristin Klingerman says she’s going to do something, she follows through. That was the story all season long as...
LOS ANGELES — Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney was forced to sign a confidential settlement with the group that...
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SAN FRANCISCO — Evan Longoria expects to win immediately with the San Francisco Giants, whose run of success in even...
FRISCO, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott’s Dallas teammates alluded to the happy-go-lucky locker room personality they missed —...
DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman Wendell Carter Jr. scored a season-best 27 points, and No. 4 Duke routed Evansville 104-40 on...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — DeMar DeRozan scored 18 of his 28 points after halftime and the Toronto Raptors overcame a slow start...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 26 7.788 — Toronto 21 8.724 3 New York 16 14.533 8½...
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benton • HEAD COACH: Bryan Hart, second season. • CAREER RECORD: 8-10. • ASSISTANTS: Elias Biddle, Larry Mankey. •...
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Dec. 21, 1987 • Berwick’s Katrina Caporaletti, 17, kills her first deer with a.30-.30 rifle while hunting with...
P-Nut Bowl YOUTH PREP 2017-18 LEAGUE W L Thunderbowlers 30 10 The Strikers 28 12 The Defenders 25 15 The...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Philadelphia OFF OFF Toronto at Cleveland 11½ 213 Chicago at New York OFF OFF...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPNU — Fairleigh Dickinson at Maryland FS1 — American at Marquette FSN — W. Illinois at...
BLOOMSBURG — Colton Babcock won a narrow decision over Bloomsburg’s Matt Milbrand at 152 pounds in Benton’s 36-21 win...
BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Sent RHP Jake Bray to Oakland to complete an earlier trade. HOUSTON...
Today BASKETBALL High school girls Centre County at Bloom. Chr... 5:30 p.m. Hanover Area at Berwick..... 7:15 p.m...