January 20th, 2013 Edition

BLOOMSBURG —There is “absolutely no evidence whatsoever” Maria Sanutti-Spencer killed ex-husband Frank Spencer or conspired to kill him...

BLOOMSBURG — The town’s downtown manager will leave that post to take over the United Way of Columbia County early next year when its...

BLOOMSBURG —A town councilwoman says the Columbia County Democratic Committee tried to “bully” her and two other council members into...

When the sun briefly peeked out from those way-too-familiar clouds between 10 and 11 Wednesday morning, it was the first time in exactly...

MAHONING TWP. — A contractor took more than a $6,000 down payment to fix hail damage at a township home, but he never returned to do the...

Lenny, 58, is new to Columbia County, but he’s already made a great impression. After his Georgia home burned down, Lenny moved to...

• Singer Christina Aguilera, 34. • Actress Katie Holmes, 36. • Professional wrestler-turned-actor “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, 50...

• Roaring Creek Township supervisors intend to appoint a Certified Public Accountant to perform the annual audit of the 2014 books in place...

1912: Fossil collector Charles Dawson reported to the Geological Society of London his discovery of supposed early human remains at a...

Daily Bread Meal: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Agape Center, 19 E. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. Free Dinner: Berwick residents age 55 and older...

‘Interview’ release is off NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex...

Woman plotted to kill man GREENSBURG (AP) — A woman has admitted her role in a failed love-triangle murder plot last Christmas Eve. The...

TREASURE HUNT: 4-6-11-20-22 MIDDAY DAILY NUMBER: 5-4-1 MIDDAY BIG FOUR: 6-7-0-5 MIDDAY QUINTO: 0-1-3-3-5 EVENING DAILY NUMBER: 5-9-...

A small metal medallion discovered in a retired teacher’s belongings initially had local historians scratching their heads. But, like any...

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania prosecutors said Wednesday 10 people connected to Pennsylvania’s highway department faced charges related to an...

WAPWALLOPEN — The Columbia County coroner’s office is seeking family or friends of Clay Kotka, 51, of 10 Columbia Circle in Wapwallopen...

BLOOMSBURG — A man admitted stealing jewelry, a 32-inch television, silver half-dollars and a laptop from his mother’s apartment here and...

HARRISBURG (AP) — His days as governor numbered, Gov. Tom Corbett says his options for life outside of government could include working on...

DANVILLE — A wheel rolled or fell off a vehicle Wednesday afternoon on Mill Street and damaged a car, police say. The driver of the...

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Marines who served with a man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives said he fought...

BERWICK — Special giveaways by Berwick Police and two eateries are planned at the Christmas Boulevard Monday and Tuesday, in addition to...

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Police and school district officials say at least two people are responsible for posting comments on Twitter that...

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Police say a Salvation Army bell ringer who claimed a man ran off with her kettle of cash just as she was finishing...

Britt Alan Bartel, age 46, passed away suddenly in his home Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. He was born in Kittery, Maine, and was the youngest...

BERWICK — Borough Police responded to these calls Dec. 7-13: Dec. 7 •11:25 a.m. — 100 block Walnut Street, criminal mischief to...

Barry L. Weaver, 60, of Lake Glory Road, Catawissa, died at his home Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. He had been in failing health for the past...

Florence Ivy Glidewell, 99, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Millville Health Care Center. Florence was born...

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple is celebrating the birth of their daughter with a numerically unusual birth time and date...

NEW YORK (AP) — Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix. The satellite TV company said Wednesday it is...

The right names Josh Nespoli urged Berwick’s zoning board not to vote against a proposed sober house Tuesday. Marc Maset is the co-owner...

Harper G. Lapinski James and Holly (Travelpiece) Lapinski of Bloomsburg are the parents of a daughter, Harper Grace, born Sunday, Dec. 7...

Mulligan did not oppose anti-bias rules Resident Kathleen Mulligan wanted to urge Bloomsburg’s council to delay adoption of an anti-...

BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia-Montour Chamber of Commerce wants council to move past its debate on an anti-discrimination law and get on with...

NEW YORK (AP) — The world’s largest direct seller of cosmetics, Avon Products Inc., will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil...

KELLY TWP. — A Danville man rear-ended a car stopped for traffic on Route 15 here in Union County, causing a chain-reaction crash that...

“If you don’t like snow, the mere mention of an East Coast storm worries you. These storms, which give us most of our snow and ice,...

PITTSBURGH — The numbers, at least by James Harrison’s impeccably high standards, aren’t good enough. Not by a long shot. Try to offer...

PHILADELPHIA — Through 14 games the Philadelphia Eagles have committed a league-high 34 turnovers, three more than the next highest team,...

Linda Yang went from missing Danville’s first three matches with an illness to defeating Bloomsburg’s Molly Williams in the second round of...

DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend...

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin appears poised to pick Pittsburgh’s Paul Chryst as its next head coach. University of Wisconsin regents planned to...

NEWARK, N.J. — Craig Anderson made 34 saves, and Kyle Turris scored two goals as the Ottawa Senators beat the New Jersey Devils 2-0 on...

CLEVELAND — Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 Wednesday night for...

COLUMBUS, Ohio —D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points and Marc Loving had 15, leading No. 12 Ohio State to a 97-55 victory over North Carolina...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton returned to practice Wednesday eight days after a horrific-looking automobile accident left him with two...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. —Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive...

BEREA, Ohio — One game. One hard-to-forget, miserable game Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel would change if he could. But as...

NEW YORK — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former players against the NFL, writing that the collective bargaining agreement...

Dec. 18, 1984 • The Minnesota Vikings fire coach Les Steckel after the worst season in franchise history. Dec. 18, 1994 • Bloomsburg...

Today BASKETBALL High school boys Muncy at Bloomsburg...........7:30 p.m. Hughesville at Central Col....7:30 p.m. High school...

NCAA FOOTBALL FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Saturday New Orleans Bowl Nevada 1 61 La.-Lafayette New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque...

MONTGOMERY — Flannery Cotter put Bloomsburg up by three points with five seconds left, and the Panthers outlasted late free throws by...

H.S. BOYS BASKETBALL 7:10 p.m. WHLM-AM 930, WHLM-FM 94.7, 104.3, 105.5 — Hughesville at Central Columbia...

P-Nut Bowl MERCHANTS Week 15 W L Unida Pizza 34 22 Pro Zee 23.5 23.5 Klinger’s Furnace Cleaning 31 25 Conner’s Body Shop 30...

benton • HEAD COACH: Russ Hughes, eighth season. • CAREER RECORD: 91-55. • ASSISTANTS: Bryan Hart, Larry Mankey, Michael Rhone. •...

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) —Some officials in the Indiana city of South Bend have called on a police officer to stop selling T-shirts that make...

BLOOMSBURG — Town Police responded to these calls from Dec. 10-16: Dec. 10 •6:16 a.m. — Motor vehicle accident, Park and Seventh...

Dear Tom and Ray: From the time she was 14 years old, our daughter was dying for a New Beetle, and she finally bought a brand-new one...

The 2015 Buick LaCrosse is absolutely, positively not like the stodgy Buicks of old. The LaCrosse sedan’s comfortable ride and attractive...

BASE PRICE: $33,635 for base, front-wheel drive LaCrosse; $35,725 for Leather model; $38,025 for Premium. PRICE AS TESTED: $44,510....

MANTIWOC, Wis. (AP) — Dave Byron builds iconic cars from scratch for select customers and he knows when the project is complete and meets...

WASHINGTON (AP) —“Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film...

Here are the 25 films selected in 2014 by the Library of Congress to be preserved as part of the National Film Registry: • “13 Lakes” (...

NEW YORK (AP) — If you think you can sing “It’s Too Late” and “So Far Away” like Carole King, some Broadway producers would like to hear...

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) —Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms...

Sin is degrading a fellow “homo sapien” by word or deed. I am sure the readers of the Press Enterprise have read of the downgrading of...

DEAR ABBY: I am writing this in response to “Un-Grandparent in Ohio” (Aug. 25), whose pregnant teenage daughter has decided to place her...

DEAR DR. ROACH: Is there a cure for keloids? My husband is 56 and has several keloids on his body, but there is one on his chest that has...

IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are a big thinker. You have big plans, big ideas and big expectations. You also have long-range expectations for...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-ups under President Barack Obama’s health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for getting covered by Jan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Tuesday to the most sweeping legislation to help the disabled in a quarter century, allowing...

Late, great Philadelphia Phillies announcer Harry Kala s once declared: “ Chase Utley, you are the man!” And recently, Chase proved he...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic relations with Cuba on...

WASHINGTON (AP) —President Barack Obama says the U.S. spy Cuba is releasing is one of the most important intelligence agents the U.S. has...

NEW YORK (AP) — The correspondent most frequently seen on either ABC, CBS or NBC’s evening newscasts this year doesn’t work out of the...

The pictures on this page were taken by photographers for The Morning Press of Bloomsburg during the Christmas season in 1954. They are...

Here are school menus for the week of Dec. 22: BENTON/breakfast — Monday: Pancakes, apple juice. Tuesday: Dutch waffle, orange slices....

Top forensics finishers Twenty members of the Danville High School forensics team were finalists at the Scranton Catholic Forensic League...

Computer coding On Dec. 10, four Salem Elementary third-grade classes participated in this year’s Hour of Code during Computer Science...

Reminders • Columbia County Christian School’s Christmas Program for grades Kindergarten Readiness through fifth grade and the High...

Super spellers Here are the latest Super Spellers at Millville Elementary School: • Second grade — Mrs. Flook: Evan Brokenshire,...

BLOOMSBURG — Winners of an essay contest sponsored by Columbia-Montour Boy Scout Council and the United Ways of Columbia County, Danville...

HERSHEY (AP) — An Allegheny County teacher is Pennsylvania’s new teacher of the year. Mairi Cooper, of the Fox Chapel Area School...

EDITOR’S NOTE : Excerpts from a column by Richard Cohen of The Washington Post. Shortly before Adm. Mike Mullen retired as chairman of...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced last weekend that she intends to seek re-election in 2016. The only announcement...

The Bloomsburg Town Council has made their decision to not pass a Non-Discrimination ordinance Monday night. Although it may seem that hope...

I would like to send a special Season’s Greetings to all my new neighbors and friends of Beaver Township and Scotch Valley that we’ve met...

Before anyone even knew just how badly the Democrats would get trounced in the 2014 midterm elections, some pundits were already sending...

WASHINGTON (AP) —Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban...

MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) — The Army showed off a blimp-like airship Wednesday designed to help the military detect and destroy cruise...