January 20th, 2013 Edition

SALEM TWP. — Less than a month after allegedly beating a sleeping ex-girlfriend, Clayton Drasher Jr., 41, attacked a second woman, putting...

BERWICK — A pastor and his wife say they’re not angry at the alleged drunken driver who sent them both to the hospital with a long list of...

BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University freshman accused of grabbing a female student’s buttocks in a campus parking lot Friday said he...

DANVILLE — A Danville-area coffee business is brewing up plans for a larger space so it can keep up with customer demand for its hand-...

After three straight months of $300,000 winners, no local lottery player came close to matching that prize in November. In fact, the most...

Buckwheat Cake/Pancake Breakfast: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Benton Fire Hall. Breakfast: 8-11 a.m., Columbia Valley Moose, Bloomsburg. Early Bird...

• Actor Michael Trevino (TV: “The Vampire Diaries”), 30. • Rhythm-and-blues singer Alicia Keys, 34. • Actress Christine Lakin, 36...

• Shickshinny taxes are not expected to increase this year; to learn more, please see today’s Public Notices.

1915: America’s first official transcontinental telephone call took place as Alexander Graham Bell, who was in New York, spoke to his...

Beheading stuns Japanese TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister says he is “speechless” after an online video purported to show one of two...

Man admits killing father SCRANTON (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to third-degree murder and arson charges in a fire...

TREASURE HUNT: 5-7-18-25-27 MIDDAY DAILY NUMBER: 0-1-6 MIDDAY BIG FOUR: 8-3-0-3 MIDDAY QUINTO: 4-4-2-4-3 EVENING DAILY NUMBER: 6-1-...

When a dump truck and a municipal bus collided around 1 p.m. on Jan. 5 in downtown Phoenix, it of course drew the attention of the...

UNION TWP. — A fire destroyed a garage at Shickshinny Lake Friday night, but volunteers were able to stop its spread before it did much...

LIBERTY TWP. — A teen will be cited for speeding after rolling a pickup in the median of Interstate 80 just before 2 p.m. Wednesday here in...

The State University of New York on Friday set a goal of producing nearly 60,000 more graduates each year by 2020 by expanding several...

Candlestick Park explosion snuffed SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —San Francisco’s Candlestick Park will be torn down instead of blown up following...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — It was one of those mundane household items that Al Pittman thought he’d be able to pick up at one of the many home...

GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) —Chief Gary Jones has a clear philosophy when it comes to jailed inmates. “It’s our job to make sure they don’t want...

Seabiscuit saddle fetches $104,260 NEW YORK (AP) — Seabiscuit jockey Red Pollard’s race-worn saddle from the famed champion racehorse has...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Racing Association has reached a settlement with the owners of a food truck that was booted from an...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From brain-devouring zombies in “The Walking Dead” to crime-scene bloodshed on “CSI,” special-effects wizard Sam...

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is expected to receive nearly $6 million from leasing two state-owned tracts under the Ohio River...

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this...

Betty S. (Savage) Penman, age 97, of Bloomsburg, died peacefully on Thursday morning, Jan. 22, 2015, at her son’s home in Virginia Beach,...

NEW YORK (AP) — Selfies at tourist attractions are nothing new. But until recently, if you wanted a perfectly composed picture of yourself...

Robert E. Crawford, age 69, formerly of Main Street, Catawissa, died at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Geisinger-Bloomsburg...

CINCINNATI (AP) — Leelah Alcorn wrote a note on her Tumblr blog, then walked through the night and into the path of a tractor-trailer...

Jeffrey L. Janney, 48, of Towanda died late Thursday evening, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington. Born Oct. 23, 1966...

Man in chicken suit arrested on warrant HUEYTOWN, Ala. (AP) — Police say a door-to-door salesman dressed in a chicken suit has been...

Freda M. Leiby, age 95, formerly of West Main Street, Bloomsburg, died at 3:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Emmanuel Center For...

Frances L. Nungesser, age 99, formerly of Stony Brook Circle, Orangeville, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Orangeville...

“With no big warm-ups in sight, we are not going to have a January thaw this year. “In order to qualify as a January thaw, there must be...

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) —The former CEO of an arena catering business who resigned in September after video surfaced of him kicking a puppy in...

CHICAGO — To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of...

NEW YORK — Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working...

BLOOMSBURG — Renee Earnest grew up in West Palm Beach, Fla., where hunting wild animals isn’t that common. “Where I’m from there’s no...

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Saying his team “followed the rules to the letter,” New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how...

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Matt Kuchar stumbled late in the third round of the Humana Challenge, handing the lead to Erik Compton, Bill Haas,...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Brian Roberts scored 17 points, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the New York Knicks, 76-71, Saturday night for their ninth...

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams loves having Venus back to keep her company in the second week of a Grand Slam, and credits her...

Richard Sherman gave Tom Brady an earful and trolled him on Twitter a few years ago. Now the All-Pro cornerback says the star quarterback...

Perhaps already annoyed by the attention to his left elbow ahead of the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman used a quip...

GLENDALE, Ariz. —The NFL will test having game officials use tablets for video reviews in Sunday’s Pro Bowl. Coaches and players for the...

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Devin Booker scored 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 13 and No. 1 Kentucky matched its best start under coach John Calipari...

RENTON, Wash. — For all the importance placed around finding the right quarterback, the trade that brought Marshawn Lynch to Seattle part...

LOCK HAVEN — Marla Simmons recorded a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, as Bloomsburg University’s women’s...

Jan. 25, 1985 • Mimi Caldwell scores 22 points, leading Benton to a 74-34 win over Millville, giving the Tigers the Columbia County first...

Today WRESTLING College Edinboro at Bloomsburg.............2 p.m. High school Berwick at Wyoming Valley West..1 p.m...

P-Nut Bowl INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE Week 18 W L Team Doug 41.5 26.5 Team Viv 41 23 Team Gary 39.5 24.5 Team Mike 38 30 Team...

AUTO RACING 7 a.m. FS1 — United SportsCar Championship, Rolex 24, end of race, at Daytona Beach, Fla...

NFL FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Pro Bowl at Glendale, Ariz. Team Carter 2 67 Team Irvin Feb. 1 Super Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. New...

Clay shoot today The North Montour Sportsmen’s Club will host a hunter’s clay shoot today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All shooters are...

The start of the new season’s sports and outdoors shows also marks the beginning of a search for the trip of a lifetime by state hunters,...

The local sports show at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds is deemed the Early Bird Sports Expo, because it was the first outdoors show of the new...

N.Y. kids’ exhibit explores Japan NEW YORK (AP) — Children can learn about traditional and modern Japanese culture through a recently...

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) —California parks officials say Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget would make it possible to nearly double the...

Donner Memorial State Park 12593 Donner Pass Road Truckee, CA 96161 530-582-7892 The Emigrant Trail Museum is not open yet, but is...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Towering orange and yellow construction cranes have become a regular sight in the District of Columbia’s skyline as the...

WALDRON, Kan. (AP) —On the edge of Kansas’ wind-swept prairie, near a nondescript grave, sits the most recent token of affection. It’s a...

Some sanity came out of DC today for once. The House of Representatives voted to overturn President Emperor Obama’s immigration executive...

PHOENIX (AP) — Feeding Super Bowl visitors a year after New York’s restaurant scene did it is a hard act for any city to follow. But for...

Tom Wolf dispensed with rhetorical flourishes when he took the oath as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor Tuesday and instead focused plainly on...

ROSE: Good to see the Montour County commissioners standing up for an American principle too many people seem to have forgotten, or maybe...

The MLK holiday has come and gone for approximately the 21st time in my lifetime. I have no desire to celebrate it or recognize it in any...

Our generous community has once again provided the Keeping Kids Warm program the ability to offer warm coats, hats, gloves and boots to...

Americans love food. Now more than ever, it’s a refuge from the world’s intractable difficulties — and a rich, tactile alternative to the...

I am saddened when I read 30 Seconds and so often reminded that our education system has produced generations of people who do not know...

Cost overrun = Free community college: For those of you screaming about free community college, the joint strike fighter under development...

“As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions. One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief...

BLOOMSBURG — Service Electric Cablevision will begin scrambling its signals to prevent theft and improve service starting next month, and...

Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 300 shares of General Motors at $26 over two years ago, even though you said it was a dumb investment. Auto sales...

DANVILLE — Marylyn Ritchie, Ph.D., has been appointed senior investigator and founding director of the Biomedical and Translational...

Dear Mr. Berko: What are your thoughts on buying stock in some of the big “money center banks”? I wanted to buy 1,000 shares of Bank of...

ORWIGSBURG — Celebrating one year since its return to the market, Yuengling’s Ice Cream says it has expanded beyond limited distribution in...

CARLISLE — To help provide hunger relief to those in need, Giant Food Stores has launched its A+ School Rewards Fighting Hunger Challenge...

‘The Buzz” never takes the easy way out in this space, which is why we avoid most Kardashian-related matters. It just does not take...

DALLAS — The 131-year-old Texas boot-maker Lucchese is kicking up its heels — literally. Lucchese has begun expanding its high-end...

Lori Osterberg and her husband are lifelong Denver folk, but they got restless and intended to relocate for adventure’s sake once their...

WASHINGTON — Tired of hearing people grouse about a tuned-out, apathetic younger generation? Well, here’s a comeback: Today’s young...

Ron and Kim Beyer of Danville announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter, Rebeka Beyer, to Brandon Pealer, son of...

College tuition help is available HARRISBURG — High school seniors can apply for a PA House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover...

Senior centers list week’s activities • Benton — Monday: Pinochle, 9:30 a.m.; Sit & Fit, 10 a.m.; Tuesday: Movie, Grumpy Old Men, 9:30 a....

Ron and Glenda Brink, Mifflinville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Kristina, to Ethan Adam Hewitt Troup, son of Mark and...

Announcement is made of the engagement of Megan Creasy, daughter of Mark and Sue Creasy, Bloomsburg, to Adam Spaide, son of Lori Spaide and...

Announcement is made of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Jenna M. Vannatta, daughter of Colby and Audra (Vannatta) Bingaman,...

The parents of Dr. Regina Marie Caputo and Dr. Joshua Edward Schlieder of Santa Cruz, Calif., announce their engagement and upcoming...

Clay Fahringer of Danville and Sharon McDaniel of Catawissa announce the engagement of their daughter, Maria Kristine Fahringer, of...

BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations this week: • Tuesday — Academy of Little Learners...

Area professional women to meet LEWISBURG — Professional women in the region are invited to attend a heart-healthy presentation designed...

Geisinger-Bloomsburg SUNDAY — Gift shop: Open 12-3 p.m., Dorene Miguelez MONDAY — Gift shop: Pam Craig, Janet Burket, Info Desk: Joan...

26/MONDAY Community Singers, Monday, 7 p.m., rehearsal St. Peter’s UMC, Riverside. Developing Solutions Group, Monday, 2-3 p.m., The...

97th birthday Raymond Jones of Danville will celebrate his 97th birthday Thursday, Jan. 29. A card shower is planned in his honor. The...

BERWICK — Recognizing past accomplishments and outlining plans for the future will be the main focus at Columbia Montour Chamber of...

LOS ANGELES — Julianne Moore didn’t know much about Alzheimer’s before taking on the role of Dr. Alice Howard. Adapted from Lisa Genova’s...

NEW YORK (AP) — A new reality show on WEtv boasts its couples will make love on the air. But viewers won’t see it. “Sex Box” premieres...

I’ll admit, I have a thing for condiments. My refrigerator is full of them. Mustards, chutneys, ketchups, mayonnaises and so on. And I love...

Peated Scotch whisky can be a bit of a polarizer. Plenty of people love the traditional, smoky flavor imbued with centuries of tradition....

DEAR ABBY: My 7-year-old granddaughter, “Kelly,” wanted a dollhouse for Christmas. I had a friend build a basic frame, shingled roof,...

IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are intelligent, and you have high ideals. Your life is never boring, because you explore many factions of...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sienna Miller will step up to play the fishnet-and-bowler hat wearing chanteuse Sally Bowles on Broadway. Roundabout...