Stories from Friday, December 22, 2017

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Officials say fired Geisinger staffer is under police probe
MAHONING TWP. — A lawsuit alleges a former Geisinger doctor gnawed on the ears of a teenage girl and licked her face...
Benton man accused of assault, threat, harassment in Sugarloaf Township
MILLVILLE — A judge dismissed the most serious charge against a man who allegedly brandished a long-handled logging...
Bloomsburg man, 20, allegedly had firearm
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man still living in the apartment he previously used as a base for cocaine and heroin deals...
Harveys Lake resident spared jail time for deals in Berwick area
BLOOMSBURG — An 81-year-old man who illegally sold cigarettes at various locations in Berwick and Briar Creek was...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The longtime chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Education has resigned amid accusations he...

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Congress averts shutdown WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill...
71st Annual Christmas Boulevard: Open nightly 6-10 p.m. through Dec. 31, Market Street, Berwick. “A Christmas Carol”:...
1894: French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason in a court-martial that triggered worldwide charges...
Pa. insurance signups dip HARRISBURG (AP) — The number of Pennsylvanians enrolled in insurance plans sold through the...
• Pop singer Meghan Trainor, 24. • Rhythm-and-blues singer Jordin Sparks, 28. • Actor Chris Carmack, 37. • Actress...
• Bloomsburg Town Council will meet to reorganize Jan. 2 at 7 p.m.; there will be no regular meeting Jan. 8. • New...
TREASURE HUNT: 03-04-13-16-25MIDDAY PICK TWO: 5-5; Wild: 2MIDDAY PICK THREE: 6-3-2; Wild: 2MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 7-8-6-2;...


 
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Two Mahoning Township street workers may have saved a woman from harm last Friday when they found her in laying in the...
Police: Millville woman hit barrier HEMLOCK TWP. — A Millville woman slammed into a concrete traffic island and stop...


 
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Bedbugs. Weird smells. Fear of imminent breakdowns. People have all sorts of excuses for not buying used stuff. Those...
Marie, a mother of four from the Catawissa area, writes: “I’m asking the Brighter Christmas Fund for help this year...


 
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SHICKSHINNY — Police are seeking assistance in identifying a person they say used counterfeit currency to make a...
Turkey call champion, mentor, worked at PPL
Daymon Scott Davis, 55, of Danville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Geisinger...
MOUNT CARMEL — A Mount Carmel doctor was taken into custody on charges he allegedly dispensed nearly 2.7 million doses...
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man who was arrested for causing a disturbance at Dunkin Donuts was allowed to enter Columbia...
Music educator enjoyed outdoor activities
Brian R. Fish, 54, of Berwick passed away peacefully Dec. 14, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. Born in Wilmington, Del., on...
Sawyer J. M. Conrad Jarred Conrad and Sara Curry, Danville, are the parents of a son, Sawyer John Morris, born Tuesday...
Services to be private for former Bloom man
On Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, John David Ehmer, age 73, of Towson, Maryland, formerly of Bloomsburg, passed away. He was...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Joseph J. Williamoski Jr., 60, of Berwick, passed away suddenly on Dec. 20, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center. A full...


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BERWICK — The following landlord/tenant complaints have been filed in the offices of District Judge Richard W. Knecht...
BERWICK — The following civil complaints have been filed in the offices of District Judge Richard W. Knecht: The...
SUNBURY — Anthony J. Rosini, a former Northumberland County judge and district attorney, was placed on ARD probation...


 
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We don’t care what happens when a bell rings. Every year, we watch the same Christmas-ish movies. Here are three,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 11-17. Listings include the week’s ranking...


 
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COCO ★★★★ Animated tale about a boy (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) who dreams of becoming a musician. Desperate to prove...
“Don’t fight it,” goes the opening song of “The Greatest Showman,” sung by Hugh Jackman. “It’s coming for you, running...
Words matter. That’s one of the key messages of “Darkest Hour.” Gary Oldman embodies the legendary Winston Churchill,...
More than two decades after Robin Williams conquered that pesky board game, “Jumanji” has been resurrected with more...


 
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Sorry, Pitches, but it’s a good thing “Pitch Perfect 3” is billed as the farewell tour for this musical franchise. It...
It’s hard to say what’s better about the first half of Alexander Payne’s wonderfully weird “Downsizing:” the audacity...
In this era of rampant sequelizing, has any filmmaker more playfully inverted the standard more-of-the-same monotony...
NEW YORK (AP) — Coming in behind only “The Force Awakens,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” notched the second-best opening...
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DEAR ABBY: I had planned a trip to Europe with my friend “Elizabeth,” a friend of hers and Elizabeth’s daughter. The...
DEAR DR. ROACH: As a physician, with the advent of electronic health records, I can see a reluctance of both the...
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) —A Vermont museum says a local family will match all donations to help a snapping turtle get a new...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You enjoy planning for the future, which is why goals are important to you. You are optimistic...

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services will end a $366,000 program that uses computer...
22/FRIDAY 71st Annual Christmas Boulevard, open nightly 6-10 p.m. through Dec. 31, Market Street, Berwick. 23/...
Model Trains, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Pine and East Market streets, Danville; fiber...
“A Christmas Carol,”adapted from Charles Dickens, Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 27 (no show Dec. 24), BTE’s Alvina...
“Silent Night, Holy Night,” Dec. 24, 7 p.m., candlelight song, Berwick Christian Church, 701 E. Fifth St., Berwick....
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“Precipitation is still scarce so far this month. My total is only.92 inches. That includes a little more than 2 inches...
NEW YORK — Holiday cards of the paper and stamp variety still get sent. But celebrities take it to a new level. Hugh...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —California faces potentially “dire” public health and financial consequences from new rules by the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Television host Catt Sadler of E! News is jumping ship with a complaint about her paycheck. Sadler, a...
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Backup has no illusions about becoming starter
PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles has too much respect for Carson Wentz to call himself the starting quarterback of the...
Several will need to step up to replace Brown
PITTSBURGH — Replacing Antonio Brown won’t be a one-man job for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team’s top wide receiver...
The new early signing period was years in the making so do not expect changes to it after the first one. Mid-American...
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PHILADELPHIA — DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 45 points and the Toronto Raptors overcame a 22-point deficit to beat...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 26 8.765 — Toronto 22 8.733 2 New York 16 14.533 8...
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Miles Bridges had 17 points and nine rebounds as part of a balanced offense that gave No. 2...
PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang scored the deciding goal in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 33 24 7 2 50 126 84 Toronto 36 21 14 1 43 119...
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berwick • HEAD COACH: Stacy Banyas, eighth season • ASSISTANT: Michelle Matash • PIAA CLASSIFICATION: 2A • ROSTER:...
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Dec. 22, 1987 • Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler is released from the hospital seven days after undergoing...
BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Will Lamb, INF Ronny Rodriguez and OFs Jason...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Detroit OFF OFF New York at Orlando OFF OFF New Orleans Washington 5 212 at...
BERWICK — Reese Mensinger led Berwick with two 3-pointers and a total of 18 points in a 55-46 win over Hanover in high...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Texas-Rio Grande Valley at Oklahoma St. SEC — Temple at Georgia 3 p.m. FSN —...
Today BASKETBALL High school girls Millville at Southern............ 7:30 p.m. at Bloomsburg University Berwick vs...
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MONTOURSVILLE — PennDOT’s Region 3 office provided a list of projects undertaken in 2017; those closest to where we...
ROSE: Let’s face it, people who willingly run into an ice cold river or creek on New Year’s Day are nutty. But the...
Aroche Enriquez, 27, is a graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School. He works as a stonemason. He was brought to the...
The Wolf Administration is taking seriously its responsibility to care for the transportation assets used by...
EDITOR’S NOTE : The Center for Education Reform, which prescribes school choice and charters as prescriptions for the...
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Where in the world is Matt Lauer? Dan Wolfe orangeville, email (Rimshot!) ••• Make sure you don’t bring any small...
WASHINGTON (AP) —The government says about 8.8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under the...