Stories from Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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Police: Suspect’s haul over two counties topped $1,600
BLOOMSBURG — An 18-year-old has been charged for a string of thefts in two counties, including over $1,000 in stolen...
Man allegedly choked woman over cooking
SCOTT TWP. — A man went “berserk” and choked a woman because he was unhappy with the way she cooked his breakfast,...
Mountaintop trek on diagnosis date keeps Millville man’s promise to wife
JIM THORPE — A year ago, when Becky Hunter developed an aggressive form of breast cancer, her husband Robert taped the...
Bloom physician accused of being drunk during emergency surgery
BLOOMSBURG — A doctor accused of being drunk while giving anesthesia to a patient during an emergency surgery has...
Berwick defendant admits to harassment, sees more serious charge dropped
HEMLOCK TWP. — A Berwick man allegedly entered the Kentucky Fried Chicken along Columbia Mall Drive and told employees...

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Blood Drive: 1-6 p.m.,United Methodist Church, 171 W. Center St., Elysburg Music & Movement for Toddlers: 10:30 a....
• Jazz singer-musician Trombone Shorty, 32. • Ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff (TV: “Dancing with the Stars”), 40...
1900: U.S. Secretary of State John Hay announced the “Open Door Policy” to facilitate trade with China. 1935: Bruno...
Kim: Nuke button on my desk SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday the United States...
• Benton Area School District has set its meeting schedule for 2018. Its Policy Committee will meet Thursday at 6 p.m...
Man killed in shooting ALLENTOWN (AP) — A New Year’s Day shooting at an Allentown home has left one unidentified man...
MONDAY’S NUMBERS TREASURE HUNT: 16-17-22-26-29 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 6-7; WILD: 6 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 7-1-2; WILD: 6...


 
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Come join the good folks at the Benton Fire Company for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 28. Stuff...
Jan Lewandowski built a “polka empire” from his base in Hazleton, only to watch it crumble after his arrest on fraud...
MIFFLINVILLE — A man is banned from contacting two women, including one who accuses him of a sexual assault, records...


 
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Served as aircraft mechanic in Air Force
Richard W. Kelchner Sr., 79, formerly of Berwick passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home in York...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Chemical reactions are gradually darkening many of Georgia O’Keeffe’s famously vibrant paintings...
Farmer, avid hunter, diehard wrestling fan
Aaron H. Ritter, 63, of Muncy died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home. Born Oct. 1, 1954, in Danville, he was a son...
Funeral arrangements to be announced
Eloise Lupini, 94, of Mifflinville went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Arrangements will be announced...
MILWAUKEE (AP) —Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the central U.S. as 2018 began Monday, breaking century-old records...
Makenna E. Lukus Matthew Lukus and Brittany Kressler of Bloomsburg are the parents of a daughter, Makenna Elizabeth,...
PARIS (AP) — French power grid company Enedis says about 40,000 homes are without power in France’s western region of...
A card shower is planned for Gladys DeFelice, who will celebrate her 80th birthday on Friday, Jan. 12. Cards will...


 
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PITTSBURGH — The pain clinic tucked into the corner of a low-slung suburban strip mall was an open secret. Patients...
NEW YORK — SZA easily made it into the running for best new act of 2017. But her uber-successful year really put her in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes and Jennifer Aniston are among hundreds of Hollywood women who have...
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The state’s recent “convenience” reforms have brought beer and wine sales to some grocery stores and gas stations, more...
Were they hired legally?
On top of its routine duties, Bloomsburg’s new Town Council will have yet another problem on its plate to start the new...
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column from the poison-tipped pen of Kurt Schlichter. As Senator Roy Moore is sworn...
There are two words that all politicians do not understand and can’t comprehend and they are ENTITLED and ENTITLEMENT....


 
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She changed pop culture by declaring, “Yep, I’m Gay,” and coming out on her ABC sitcom. She’s marking 15 years hosting...
DEAR ABBY: I recently moved back home to help take care of my mom. We get along well, but there’s one major issue....
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —It wasn’t exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You are generous, ambitious, competitive and cooperative. This is a year full of excitement...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a hunter’s trip home hit a snag in Las Vegas after security screeners found a dead cougar...


 
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U.S. putting scans to the test
WASHINGTON — A better mammogram? Increasingly women are asked if they want a 3-D mammogram instead of the regular X-ray...
Medicare starts paying for walking therapy for leg pain
CHICAGO — Three times a week, Rita Driscoll steps onto a treadmill at a Minnesota hospital under the eye of a rehab...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I had a CT scan in July as part of my follow-up care for grade 1 chondrosarcoma. My scans were good,...
Q. I always take my vitamins if they are gummies. I really like the sweetness. I am less apt to take supplements as...


 
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“The bitterly cold conditions we’ve been enduring gives you some idea what winter is like in Central and Northern...
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Star RB: ‘I hope I have left a lasting impression’
STATE COLLEGE — Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is entering the NFL draft. Barkley announced his decision to...
Pittsburgh enters playoffs with more weapons
PITTSBURGH — JuJu Smith-Schuster didn’t catch a snap of the 2017 AFC championship game. Life out in Los Angeles was...
Michel’s late touchdown gives Georgia win in Rose
PASADENA, Calif. — Sony Michel burst through the line for a 27-yard touchdown run to give No. 3 Georgia a 54-48 victory...
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have plenty to fix during their bye week. A slumping offense missing NFL MVP...
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NEW YORK — J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal 2:43 into overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 38 28 8 2 58 144 93 Boston 37 21 10 6 48 114 94...
A quick-thinking coach averted what could have been a terrible bus accident for the University of Du-buque women’s...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Notre Dame receiver Miles Boykin lived up to Brian Kelly’s expectations. The Fighting Irish’s head...
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Teddy Allen scored 22 points, Lamont West added 19 and sixth-ranked West Virginia beat pesky Kansas...
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records...
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — There are major changes coming to the New York Giants, and it is not going to surprise anyone...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — It took four months and a dramatic turn of events on one of the final plays of the NFL’s regular...
The Lions and Bears showed their coaches the door. Bruce Arians of the Cardinals found it himself. And Vance Joseph of...
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Jan. 2, 1988 • Chad Roberts and John Hughes are among the winners for the Benton wrestling team in a 60-6 victory over...
AHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Providence 21 8 3 0 45 100 81 Lehigh Valley 21 10 2...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Cleveland OFF OFF Portland San Antonio 4 199½ at New York at Phoenix 1½ 218...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. BTN — Penn St. at Maryland CBSSN — Toledo at Buffalo ESPN — Indiana at Wisconsin ESPN2...
NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 30 10.750 — Toronto 24 10.706 3 New York 18 18.500 10...
Today BASKETBALL High school girls Rock Solid at Bloom. Chr........... 5 p.m. Berwick at Wyo. Sem........... 7:15 p...
BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS — Recalled G Zach LaVine from Windy City (NBAGL)....
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MILLVILLE MAGAT, part my ire with the IRS was how tax code is heavily leveraged for capital and unfairly biased against...