Stories from Thursday, December 28, 2017

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DRIVE aims to steer new development to Danville
DANVILLE — In a “historic” move for Montour County, an economic development group voted Wednesday to purchase a former...
At least one taken to GMC after Millville-area accident
PINE TWP. — An SUV crashed at the intersection of Route 42 and Pine School Road on Wednesday afternoon, authorities...
Wapwallopen suspect accused of aiming shotgun at woman
WAPWALLOPEN — A man aimed a loaded shotgun at a woman, handcuffed her, and rubbed garbage in her face as she was held...
Suspect’s lawyer cites ‘slanted’ publicity in seeking trial move
BLOOMSBURG — In an attempt to get his trial moved outside of Columbia County, state prosecutors argue accused killer...
Top winner is among 62 area lottery players who scored a total of $172G in November
A Bloomsburg man won a $95,616 lottery prize in November from a $5 game called Pay Day, records show. Roy Potter beat...

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Blood Drive:1-6 p.m., The Gardens at Orangeville, 200 Berwick Road. Blood Drive:1-6 p.m., Nescopeck VFW 8227, 435 W....
• Actress Mary-Charles Jones (TV: “Kevin Can Wait”), 16. • Pop singer David Archuleta, 27. • Actress Beau Garrett (...
1612: Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei observed the planet Neptune, but mistook it for a star. (Neptune wasn’t...
Trump muddies FBI probe WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired James Comey in May, he said he was acting...
Man, boy killed in shooting SWISSVALE (AP) — A man and a young boy have been killed in a shooting at a home and three...
TREASURE HUNT: 3-4-7-13-27 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 4-1; WILD: 7 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 8-8-6; WILD: 7 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 3-4-7-4...


 
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STROUDSBURG (AP) — A Bushkill Township police officer and his wife have pleaded guilty to charges in what authorities...
FRACKVILLE — A former couple charged with stealing almost $30,000 in a scam at the Buckhorn truck stop and another...
BLOOMSBURG — Two people were charged with welfare fraud for failing to report income while collecting food assistance...
SCOTT TWP. — Three people are facing fines of $150 plus costs after being cited with retail theft at Renco Ace Hardware...


 
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FORT WORTH, Texas —The federal government typically spends up to $150,000 apiece — not counting utilities, maintenance...
Former Berwick fire chief and EMA chief
Jimmy Zane Morris, who served as Berwick’s fire chief and was the borough’s emergency management director for 33 years...
Enjoyed playing poker, fishing and cooking
Joseph J. Williamoski Jr., 60, of Berwick passed away on Dec. 20, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born...
Enjoyed shopping and caring for her plants
Martha Ruth Parr, 97, of Danville passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at Emmanuel Nursing Center, Danville...
DANVILLE — The following civil lawsuits have been filed in the office of District Judge Marvin Shrawder. The defendants...
Full obituary in Friday’s newspaper
Diana B. Ent, age 78, of Lightstreet, died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Scott Township, surrounded by her family. A...
WASHINGTON — After living in Washington for nearly a year, President Donald Trump has yet to enjoy a single non-working...
Jack W. Baylor Matthew and Rachel (Kindt) Baylor of Bloomsburg are the parents of a son, Jack Wyatt, born Monday, Dec...
Shooting victim was pregnant NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 26 on cities suing the Department of Defense, the...


 
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NEW YORK (AP) — Thinking about getting a new flat-screen TV for the holidays, or a dresser for the baby’s room? Factor...
Cops: Boy shot dead during break-in try MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) —Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed...
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“The extreme cold spell we’re enduring will be the longest of its kind since we had nine consecutive days of...
LONDON (AP) — Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says the electric car company will make a pickup truck after the release...


 
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NEW YORK — So-called “Peak TV” remains the blessing and the curse for viewers in 2017, with the tally of scripted...


 
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MEHOOPANY (AP) —Each of the 300 animals who call the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary home has a story. Eddie Traffic was a...
We wonder if Will Smith ’s Christmas was particularly merry and “Bright.” The rapper-turned-actor plays a bigoted cop...
NEW YORK — Brooklynn Prince, 7, is in a darkened TV studio with lights, cameras and control panels all around her. “...
NEW YORK — When Daniel Kaluuya read Jordan Peele’s script for “Get Out,” he had one question: “Are you allowed to make...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —The FX channel says it’s ordered a scripted dance musical series starring Evan Peters, Kate Mara and...


 
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It’s not easy to sum up a cascading politics-meets-sexual-misconduct scandal in just three words printable in a family...
Did Trump actually do good?
Conventional wisdom holds that so-called “trickle down” economics is a cruel hoax that ships gobs of greenbacks to “the...
Democrats and progressive activists have not been magnanimous in their tax-cut defeat. They continue to parrot the...
Common New Year’s resolutions focus on personal wellness, like new diets and exercise routines. But what about your...
Open a bank account using a stolen identity and you might find yourself behind bars. Open millions of accounts using...
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DEAR ABBY: I have been married for three years to a woman who is very beautiful inside and out. (We have been together...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenneth Branagh is teasing the return of “old friends” in his planned sequel to “Murder on the...
BORN TODAY: You are cheerful, jovial and very calm today. You also are organized, competent and reliable. This is a...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) —U.S. stock indexes capped another quiet day on Wall Street Wednesday with slight gains, recouping...
TUCSON, Ariz. — As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the...
Impaled goose escapes rescuers LOS ANGELES (AP) —Rescuers tried to seize a goose that was impaled by an arrow. The...
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado’s crisis hotline is taking on a population that might not occur to you: Farmers...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I feel the need to comment on your recent column on chiropractic therapy for back pain. Having 27...
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2017 Toyota Corolla
The 2017 Toyota Corolla is no longer a lightweight, little compact. Considering its near 4-inch longer wheelbase than...
Again this year, more and more drivers are expected on the road this holiday season. It’s a good time for our yearly...
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According to its website, “The Hate Has No Home Here project seeks to declare neighborhood residences, businesses, and...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “Nashville” survived one previous cancellation, but the final curtain call is coming for the TV...
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Here are available school menus for the week of Jan. 1 BENTON — Unavailable. BLOOMSBURG ELEM/breakfast — Monday:...
Math mavens King’s College Mathematics Department in Wilkes-Barre recently sponsored a competition involving more...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mackenzie Appleman, agricultural educator at Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech School, is one of a select...
Seasonal scenes • Holy Family School’s first-grade children have been rehearsing songs for their little Christmas...
HARRISBURG — With the Jan. 31 deadline to enter approaching, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)...
Rosaria “Jane” James, daughter of Thomas and Patricia James, was named Watsontown Lions Club Student of the Month for...
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AL MVP helped Houston heal with World Series win
HOUSTON — Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title with a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Steelers: Veteran ‘erased himself’ in Pittsburgh
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots safety Devin McCourty got a closer look at James Harrison when the linebacker strolled...
It was one of the great Super Bowls ever, a dramatic comeback win that cemented forever the legacies of Tom Brady and...
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The building, with its high, arched ceilings, could pass for an airplane hangar if it had larger...
SHREVEPORT, La. —James Blackman threw three of his Independence Bowl-record four touchdown passes to Auden Tate and...
PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 35 26 7 2 54 133 87 Boston 35 20 10 5 45 106 90...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyrie Irving scored 21 points, Al Horford had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Boston Celtics beat the...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 28 10.737 — Toronto 23 9.719 2 New York 17 16.515 8½...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Patrick Mahomes II snapped a 34-year streak in which the Chiefs eschewed drafting a quarterback in...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford could return to practice next week as he recovers from...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning is heading into the final game of the season facing uncertainty for the first time...
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Dec. 28, 1987 • A survey shows that 77 percent of Berwick football players who attend college graduate, and almost 100...
BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with LHP Zach Duke on a one-year contract. NEW YORK...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Orlando OFF OFF Detroit at Boston OFF OFF Houston at Milwaukee 2½ 213 Minnesota...
DANVILLE — Nicole Varano scored a game-high 24 points to lead Mount Carmel past Danville, 50-41, in high school girls...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. ESPNU — East Carolina at Tulsa 6:30 p.m. FS1 — Creighton at Seton Hall 7 p.m. ESPN2 —...
AHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Providence 19 8 2 0 40 90 73 Charlotte 20 10 0 1 41...
Today BASKETBALL High school girls at Berwick Judy Knorr tournament Mifflin Cty. vs. Notre Dame....... 4 p.m....
Junior varsity girls Dec. 23 Bloomsburg 55, Mount Carmel 47 High scorers: Bloomsburg — Rylee Klinger 22, Kelsey...