Stories from Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Wreck shuts Danville-Riverside span as wind, rain batter area
DANVILLE — High winds from a fast-moving storm pushed a tractor trailer onto its side as it crossed the Danville-...
Dozens of trees downed, roof torn off
BERWICK —Thelma Allen, 68, watched Tuesday’s storm from inside her 1551 First Ave. home. When the rain and winds...
Catawissa-area pole barn wrecked, content spared
FRANKLIN TWP. —Farmhand Dennis Crawford was returning 60 heifers from a pasture to a barn during Tuesday’s storm when...
Former state revenue secretary finishes way ahead of the pack
Former State Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser handily won the GOP primary, beating out two competitors even though he no...
Columbia farmer says he will be voice for working class families
Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture and Columbia County farmer Denny Wolff secured the Democratic nod for the...

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• Actress Megan Fox, 32. • Actress Tori Spelling, 45. • TV personality Bill Rancic, 47. • Political correspondent...
1939: The federal government began its first food stamp program in Rochester, New York.
Blood Drive: 2-7 p.m., Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center, 42 Community Drive, Benton. Blood Drive: 1-6 p...
N. Korea may nix U.S. summit SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday canceled a high-level meeting with...
• Columbia County Housing Authority is seeking bids for a comprehensive business insurance package. • The Columbia...
Cops: Baby left in standoff PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a man fled a police standoff and abandoned his 1-year-...
TREASURE HUNT: 6-8-13-21-25 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 1-2; WILD: 6 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 2-6-5; WILD: 6 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 8-9-6-...


 
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Berwick residents who live along streets that don’t have permanent signs listing the street sweeping schedule have been...
DANVILLE — Three people were allowed to enter Montour County’s ARD probation as first offenders on Tuesday. All must...


 
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Avid turkey hunter owned Jamison City Hotel
Henry A. Schumacher, 65, of Benton died late Monday evening, May 14, 2018, at Geisinger Bloomsburg Health Care Center...
Reading, bingo, pinochle were favorite pastimes
Gretchen Ann (Lewis) Henz, age 80, of Bloomsburg died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Bloomsburg Care &...
Nonagenarian was a Red Cross blood donor
Frances Daluski, 95, of Forty Fort and formerly of Berwick, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at her home. Born Dec. 24, 1922...
40-year personnel supervisor at Wise Chips
Harry K. “Bud” Palmatier, 93, of Shickshinny died Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville....
Nurse anesthetist enjoyed outdoor activities
Harry F. Carodiskey Jr., 64, of Danville passed away at his home on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Harry lived his life to the...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Dominic E. Spezialetti, age 93, 840 Market St., Bloomsburg, died Tuesday afternoon, May 1, 2018, at the Robert Packer...
Thursday service for lifelong Shick resident
Harriet Mae Belles, 84, passed from this world on May 15, 2018, at Bonham’s Nursing Center where she had been a...
EFFORT — A Monroe County man was killed Tuesday afternoon when a tree fell on his car. Coroner Thoms Yanac said...
Natalie R. Zuloaga David and Meredith (Lerch) Zuloaga of Elysburg are the parents of a daughter, Natalie Rose, born...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of “New Journalism” who exuberantly chronicled American culture from...
LEBANON — Students in Northern Lebanon School District are required to smile when walking in the hallways between...


 
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Shickshinny — For keeping its athletes safe, Northwest Area High School has been honored with a Safe Sports School...
MAHONING TWP. — Parts of Meadow Avenue will be closed in the first two weeks of June from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for roadwork...
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Flying debris damages tennis fence; tree limb falls onto bus
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —High winds blew the roof off the band concession building at Central Columbia’s stadium and knocked...
Wires on truck turn out to be cable, phone
STILLWATER — Darren Shaffer was driving a dump truck south on Route 487 during Wednesday’s destructive downpours when...


 
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Retail sales up WASHINGTON (AP) —U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in April, a sign that consumers may be...
BERLIN (AP) — Police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in a southern German town —and found a man...


 
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Kressler kin to reunite June 3 at park LIME RIDGE — The Kressler (Ray Sheffler) Family Reunion will be held on Sunday...
‘Top Doctor’ WILMINGTON, Del. — Julie H. Prosseda, MD, daughter of Jeffrey and Jill Prosseda of Mount Pleasant,...
Historian to speak at museum tonight DANVILLE — Andrew Lysiak, a researcher and collector of World War I munitions,...


 
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Get forensics on this! Longtime “NCIS” favorite Pauley Perrette seemed to imply via Twitter that she was forced to...
MILLVILLE — The Columbia County Traveling Library will make these stops this week: • Today — Brookside Village, 4 to 4...
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Where are American unions on the trade issue and the rewriting of the North American Free Trade Agreement? Their...
State law allows it
Pennsylvania’s rural communities have been given a tool to cope with an increasingly worrisome problem: the thinning...
Almost everyone knows that Republican Sen. John McCain, having served the U.S. Navy and his country with honor and...
Colin Kaepernick was born Nov. 3, 1987, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Heidi Russo, a white woman. His birth father is an...
A woman in labor suddenly shouted: “Shouldn’t! Wouldn’t! Couldn’t! Didn’t! Can’t!” “Don’t worry,” said the doctor, “...
Spring is here! Thanks to the more than 250 volunteers we had participate in this year’s Week of Caring event, our...
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HARRISBURG (AP) —Four-term U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national...
HARRISBURG (AP) —State senator and waste-hauling millionaire Scott Wagner is the winner of the Republican nomination to...
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“The thunderstorms expected here yesterday developed during late morning in western Pennsylvania, then marched across...
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Mariners All-Star is eligible to return in August
SEATTLE — Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s joint...
It remains to be seen who will preside over betting
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the...
Gallant, Maurice came by their success the hard way
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Gerard Gallant and Paul Maurice do not know each other well despite having their NHL coaching...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada for years was the only game in town if you wanted to place a bet on your favorite team. Federal...
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Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has joined a lengthy list of players who have been suspended for...
PITTSBURGH — Trevor Williams scattered six hits in seven strong innings, Adam Frazier homered to start a four-run first...
MIAMI — Los Angeles went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position against Wei-Yin Chen and four relievers and were...
SAN DIEGO — Right-hander Jordan Lyles came within five outs of the first perfect game in San Diego history before...
BATTING—Betts, Boston,.362; Machado, Baltimore,.350; Martinez, Boston,.346; Simmons, Los Angeles,.338; Lowrie, Oakland...
AMERICAN LEAGUE Mariners 1, Twins 0 Seattle 000 000 010—1 6 0 Minnesota 000 000 000—0 4 1 LeBlanc, Pazos (7),...
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Webb Simpson popped the cork on a champagne bottle to celebrate his victory in The Players...
HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets have plenty of things to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the...
CONFERENCE FINALS Best-of-7 Sunday, May 13 Boston 108, Cleveland 83, Boston leads series 1-0 Monday, May 14...
CONFERENCE FINALS Best-of-7 Friday, May 11 Washington 4, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday, May 12 Winnipeg 4, Vegas 2...
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May 16, 1988 • Scott Mertz tosses a four-hitter, benefitting from a four-run first inning, and Vo-Tech beats Millville...
AHL Eastern Conference Division Semifinals Best-of-5 Atlantic Division Lehigh Valley 3, Providence 1 Friday,...
BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Seattle 2B Robinson Cano 80 games...
International League North Division W L Pct. GB Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 20 14.588 — Syracuse (Nationals) 18 16.529...
Mlb FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG National League at Arizona -105/-105 Milwaukee at San Francisco -148/+138...
CYCLING 4:30 p.m. NBCSN — Amgen Tour of California, stage 4, at San Jose/Morgan Hill, Calif. ——————————————— MLB 1...
Today BASEBALL High school Central at Muncy................. 4:30 p.m. Danville at Southern............ 4:30 p.m....
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FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) —It’s unclear whether any California government agencies had an opportunity to intervene in the...
Stormy Daniels payment could be issue, experts say
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has submitted his annual financial disclosure to the U.S. Office of Government...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the military dog she served with during the Iraq War are being...
LULA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia beekeeper says thieves stole dozens of hives, taking off with up to $20,000 worth of...
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Comical, at the NRA Cult Rally today, Trump said, “your 2nd Amendment rights are under siege”, then added “however they...
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IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You have a strong work ethic and a strong personality. You are loyal to family and friends. This...