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Posted on: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 6:55am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and... READ MORE »

Posted on: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 6:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As protests over the death of George Floyd grow in cities across the U.S., government officials have been warning of the “outsiders” -- groups of organized rioters they... READ MORE »

Posted on: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 6:24am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another night of unrest in every corner of the country left charred and shattered landscapes in dozens of American cities Sunday as years of festering frustrations over... READ MORE »

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Election officials brace for deluge, anticipate delay in tallying ballots
Tens of thousands of voters in Columbia, Montour and Luzerne counties will become part of an “unprecedented” wave of...
Woman’s craft tipped, leaving her stuck on tree in Fishing Creek
SCOTT TWP. — Firefighters and police rushed to Fishing Creek Saturday to rescue a woman who was stranded on a fallen...
Official says businesses won’t be prosecuted for lacking medical proof
BLOOMSBURG — As questions about wearing masks to mitigate the threat of coronavirus grow, Columbus County’s district...
Berwick Police seek information about Saturday evening attack
BERWICK — A man was stabbed near 11th and Chestnut streets here around 7:15 p.m. Friday, police say. The man was taken...
Facebook contests help local restaurants
SCOTT TWP. — Fed up with bad news on Facebook, Chris and Tara DeMelfi decided to create a bit of cheer with a gift card...

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1859: The Big Ben clock tower in London went into operation, chiming for the first time. 1889: Some 2,200 people in...
• Pop singer Normani Hamilton (Fifth Harmony), 24. • Actor Colin Farrell, 44. • Actress Archie Panjabi, 48. •...
ANIMAL RESOURCE CENTER GRAND RE-OPENING: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2877 Skatetown Road, Bloomsburg. Must wear mask.
Trump: I’ll stop mob violence CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — President Donald Trump said Saturday he will not tolerate mob...
• Berwick is seeking sealed bids for monthly curb side collection of recyclables for an estimated 4,600 households....
Demonstrations turn violent PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to protest...
TREASURE HUNT: 15-19-22-24-25 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 5-0; WILD: 5 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 1-3-9; WILD: 5 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 3-0-...
 
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HARRISBURG — Some county and state officials are warning a flood of mailed-in ballots — fueled by fears of in-person...
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has again extended expiration dates for driver licenses,...

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials removed some coronavirus reopening tips for religious organizations only hours...
Vehicle enthusiast graduated from Vo-Tech
David W. Johnson, age 64, of 4340 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg, died at his home on Friday evening, May 29, 2020, after...
Was self-employed Bloomsburg contractor
Robert Lee Johnson, age 76, of Gordon, Schuylkill County, died at the Geisinger Medical Center on Friday, May 29, 2020...
Catawissa woman born in Numidia
Sylvia Rarig Rozell of Catawissa died early Friday morning, May 29, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. She...
Evelyn V. Haile A daughter, Evelyn Violet, was born Friday, May 29, 2020, at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital. Parents...

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DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. auto industry’s coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and...

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“Our area did not have any severe showers and thunderstorms out of the many that crossed the state Friday. However,...

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ALLENTOWN — Weather scientists are predicting a more active than average hurricane season this year, and PPL Electric...
Even if you don’t plan to borrow a dime, a good credit record is valuable. Think of it like a household fire...
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold a public webinar on June 18 to discuss the agency’s annual assessment...
WILLIAMSPORT — The Larson Design Group Board of Directors has a new external member with the appointment of Rajan Sheth...
DANVILLE — Here are Montour County property transfers recorded from May 1-15: Anthony Township • Christopher A....

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The hallways are quiet and the classrooms are dark. The athletic fields lack the roar of a crowd, while stages hide...
Donald Trump sometimes traffics in conspiracy theories — recall his innuendo in 2016 about Ted Cruz’s father and the...
ROSE: One of the greatest features of downtown Bloomsburg is the outdoor dining at its eateries. On sunny summer days,...
“A well informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.” — Thomas Jefferson This statement by Thomas...
Every day, a postman delivered an addressed, but empty, envelope to the same house. Finally, one day, the postman...
 
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. shoppers have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus...

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Driver hopes luck will continue today at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. could not have had a bumpier return to racing after NASCAR’s 10-week shutdown....
MLB mascots wondering why they’re banned
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillie Phanatic had stories of his favorite adventures — from the Galapagos Islands to the...
Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In...
 
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BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg University’s Tali Wehner, a Bloomsburg High School graduate, along with teammates Amanda Riley...
Bass tourney slated The Columbia County Bassmasters will hold an open tournament June 14 at the Berwick Test Track....
Today’s column would not be needed in a perfect world. In such a scenario, there would be no-trespassing signs, all...
The last native elk was killed in Pennsylvania with unregulated hunting and habitat loss the biggest factors leading to...
AUTO RACING 2 p.m. FS1 — MotoAmerica Superbike: Road America 3 p.m. NBCSN — Monster Energy Supercross: From Salt...
Berwick Golf Club WEDNESDAY NIGHT LEAGUE Week 3 W L Randy Smith/Rick Sharrow 10 2 Tom Sterner/Scott Diltz 9.5 2...
Orangeville Sportsmen’s Club TRAPSHOOTING May 28 Squad 1: Tony Sinibaldi, 24. Squad 2: Cal Nagle, 25. Squad 3:...
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May 31, 1990 • Terry Porter scores 23 points to lead Portland over Phoenix, 112-109, in Game 6 of the Western...
FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS — Hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as Vice President of football operations...
 
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2021 Kia Seltos
This week, we drive our first 2021 vehicle, namely the all-new Kia Seltos SUV. This “larger subcompact SUV” is a lower...
: Greg, I enjoyed your column on the update on flying cars quite a bit and I’ve achieved an age of wisdom that tells me...
 
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Families face summer in the great indoors
Welcome to summer in the great indoors. Parents around the country are learning their children’s summer camps will be...
Roughly a quarter of Americans (24%) said the coronavirus crisis has not impacted their financial situation, according...
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Columbia County, of Northumberland County and of Montour...
Master Gardeners cannot staff the Garden Hotline in Extension offices. However, they can respond to gardening questions...
 
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The coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in interest in gardening, especially vegetable gardening. Some seed...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An investigation of Gabrielle Union’s complaints of racism on the set of “America’s Got Talent”...
 

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University of Arizona wildlife biology professor Michael Bogan caught Saturday morning cartoons as they came to life in...
For those who opposed the Columbia County Commissioners wanting to open our county: More than Half of all Covid 19...

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Register by June 5 for food program BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg Legion Auxiliary Unit 273 is participating in the Military...
50th anniversary Mike and Debara Chyko celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married May...
Plaque dedication to honor patriots MUNCY CREEK TWP. — Ten Revolutionary War patriots will be honored with a plaque...
Ray and Theresa Bressi of Kulpmont are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stefanie Rae Bressi, to...
 

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DEAR ABBY: I’m in my mid-30s and have just been married for the first time. I chose not to take my husband’s last name...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You hate to be bored. You love adventure, music and stimulating ideas. It’s your turn for a fun...
NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after the “Hunger Games” series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more....