Stories from Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Main venue’s owners, operator fight back; sides swap knotty arguments
MAINVILLE — Two couples have gone to court in an attempt to shut down the Barn at Hidden Acres, contending township...
Troopers’ stops net opioids, 250 pounds of pot in past year
DANVILLE — State Police have been watching Interstate 80 in Montour County for drug activity over the last year and...
Nescopeck-area marksman sets sights on turning professional
NESCOPECK — Some of Cory Ash’s speed-shooting opponents were so impressed with his talent firing a gun, they offered to...
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A driver was high on methamphetamine and had three loaded rifles inside his car when stopped for a...
When it rains it pours. Braden, a Danville man, fought for more than a year to get full custody of his son, Zach. It...

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Birthday Party for Jesus: 9:15 a.m., The Lighthouse, next to Lightstreet UM Church, 1650 Main St., village of...
• Mifflin Township supervisors will hold a special meeting Dec. 28 at 5 p.m. to set 2018 taxes and adopt a budget. For...
1851: Fire devastated the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., destroying about 35,000 volumes. 1865: Several...
• Rock singer Louis Tomlinson (One Direction), 26. • TV personality Ryan Seacrest (“Live With Kelly & Ryan”), 43...
120 killed in typhoon ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash...
Police probe murder-suicide BETHLEHEM (AP) — A man who held police at bay inside a home for more than eight hours...
TREASURE HUNT: 9-15-17-23-29 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 7-7, Wild: 5 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 7-6-1, Wild: 5 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 8-0-4...


 
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He’s basically a real-life “Gladiator.” Ridley Scott, 80, is the director behind the 2000 hit film that earned...
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man remains locked up in Columbia County Prison for allegedly beating up his girlfriend on...
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man was paroled at sentencing recently after spending nearly seven months in jail on charges...
SHENANDOAH HEIGHTS — The West Mahanoy Township supervisors hired a Catawissa man as a full-time road worker with...


 
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HARRISBURG (AP) —There’s “no doubt” a gunman who fired at police in several locations in the state capital, wounding...


 
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Loved her dog, Ce-Ce, plants and flowers
Sarah Rose Pranzoni went home to be with her heavenly Father on Dec. 21, 2017. Born in Wilkes-Barre on March 14, 1985...
Grew flowers, vegetables, loved family pets
Brenda J. Butler, 76, of Nescopeck and formerly Bradford County, died suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, of natural...
OLEAN, N.Y. — U.S. Rep. Tom Reed has apparently made someone’s naughty list, as a reported suspicious package left...
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A visit by Santa Claus to a Muscatine City Council meeting ended with police escorting him from...


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“We are entering that time of winter when it can get really cold, and that’s just what’s going to happen. “Another...


 
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SCRANTON — Commonwealth Health, which includes the Berwick Hospital Center, is ending its teaching relationship with...
Dear Mr. Berko: What do you think of the big health insurance companies, such as Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealth Group and...
Bloomsburg — SEKISUI Polymer Innovations, LLC, manufacturer of thermoplastics, has appointed Karen Brock Amoah as...
Dear Mr. Berko: I recently discovered Dollar Tree, and its prices are awesome. I buy everything there that I can, and I...
Harrisburg — Attorney General Josh Shapiro says the state has taken “a significant step towards economic justice for...


 
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OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett’s company is acquiring a major stake in Pilot Flying J truck stops and it will take over a...
MONTOURSVILLE – Dayton Hess, Benton, has been named PennDOT District 3 Employee of the Month for December. Hess is a...
LEWISBURG — Jennifer G. Pryor, M.D., has joined the Evangelical Community Hospital Pathology Group. Specializing in...


 
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One holiday season during the Great Depression of the 1930s, a huge box filled with used clothing from my Uncle Lewis...
It’s not uncommon this time of year to hear and see the sentiment “Happy Holidays” being wished to people everywhere!...
Growing up in southern New Jersey, notably Vineland, there was no better time of the year than Christmas, especially...
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A Tesla showroom in South Salt Lake, Utah, was the nexus of four different arrests on Nov. 24, according to the Salt...
WASHINGTON (AP) —Kmart Corp. has agreed to pay $32.3 million to settle allegations its pharmacies caused federal health...
Police: Woman admitted shove BLOOMSBURG — An Orangeville woman admitted to shoving another woman and attempting to...
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BOSTON (AP) — Matt Damon’s father has died in Massachusetts at age 74 after a long battle with cancer. Damon publicist...
Race-line trees to be removed PALM SPRING, Calif. (AP) — Palm Springs will remove a row of tall tamarisk trees which...
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Presbyterian church in southeast Missouri is reaching out to those affected by Alzheimer’s...
MARION, Kan. (AP) — A rural central Kansas school district has stopped letting high school seniors personalize their...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — For the third year in a row, the Census Bureau estimates that Mississippi’s population fell, as...
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Just wondering if anyone has yet burst into the Bloomburg Public Library, fallen to his knees and proclaimed: “I have...
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Veteran cornerback attempting to come back from broken leg
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden isn’t taking anything for granted. The eight-year veteran, who...
Nicole Varano finished her career as the most decorated girls soccer player in Mount Carmel history. For her efforts,...
PITTSBURGH — James Harrison’s long tenure with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over. The AFC North champions released the...
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NEW ORLEANS — Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson each scored 19 points, and No. 5 North Carolina bounced back from a loss to...
TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan scored 29 points, Serge Ibaka had 17 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 102-86...
NORMAN, Okla. — Orlando Brown Jr.’s road to greatness hasn’t been as straight as one might expect for the son of an NFL...
PITTSBURGH — John Gibson stopped 29 shots for his first shutout of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the sloppy...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 35 26 7 2 54 133 87 Boston 34 19 10 5 43 101 89...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 27 9.750 — Toronto 23 8.742 1½ New York 17 15.531 8...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —Injured wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Cody Latimer didn’t make the Denver Broncos’ trip to...
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Quinton Flowers did it again at the Birmingham Bowl, launching another winning touchdown throw with a...
BALTIMORE — Joe Flacco threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns, Justin Tucker kicked three field goals and the Baltimore...
NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Saints linebacker Michael Mauti became so fearful of food in recent years that even the...
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Today No events scheduled ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Monday No events scheduled
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Monday at New York 1 213½ Philadelphia at Golden State OFF OFF Cleveland at Boston 5...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Hawaii Bowl, Fresno St. vs. Houston, at Honolulu ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––...
AFC Week 15 Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int Brady, NE 516 346 4163 28 7 Roethlisberger, PIT 532 340 4025 26 14...
BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with 1B Yonder Alonso on a two-year contract....
BLOOMSBURG — Mount Carmel’s Nicole Varano scored a game-high 30 points, and the Red Tornadoes held off Bloomsburg, 53-...
Saturday, Dec. 16 Celebration Bowl NC A&T 21, Grambling State 14 New Orleans Bowl Troy 50, North Texas 30...
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The experience of deer hunting in Pennsylvania for most involves hours of sitting and waiting. It also involves more...
Archery leagues set Drop Tine Archery, Allenwood, will offer a choice of several winter leagues designed to sharpen...
Pennsylvania’s deer season was held from Nov. 15 to Dec. 1. A legal deer was a buck with “horns.”
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Poet Robert Frost’s original Christmas cards on display
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — For the first time in more than half a century, a series of Christmas cards and booklets featuring...
Oh, the injustice of it all. Who among us hasn’t felt abused as a consumer? We get billed for stuff we didn’t receive...
MARION, Ind. — She was first roused awake at 2:30 a.m. by a call seeking an emergency placement for a child. Ninety...
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Used cell phones collected in January BLOOMSBURG — The Women’s Center Inc. of Columbia/Montour Counties is conducting...
Geisinger-Bloomsburg SUNDAY — Gift shop: Closed MONDAY — Gift shop: Closed TUESDAY — Gift shop: Peggy Fiedler;...
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg Meals on Wheels will be delivered by volunteers from Saint Columba Church this week: • Monday:...
Note: Some groups may not be meeting due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. 25/MONDAY Grief Support Group,...
Farm Show set Jan. 6-13 in Harrisburg HARRISBURG — Those interested in home gardening, preserving their own food and...
Senior centers list week’s activities • Benton — Monday: Closed; Tuesday: Hand and foot card game, Scrabble slam;...
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Catawissa Borough council this year gave gift certificates for Christmas to the employees except they did not give...
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NEW YORK — Christmas at Miranda Cosgrove ’s house will be all about Penelope, her dog. Armie Hammer ’s holiday wish...
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DEAR ABBY: I am a 56-year-old woman who has been with my boyfriend for seven years. He never lets me come to his place...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are reliable, loyal and thoughtful. You also are an intelligent, deep thinker. This is a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning novelist Jonathan Lethem has a new publisher and a planned book that returns him to the...