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Interested municipalities must share stats for police regionalization study

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Resurrection of historic 1780 Washingtonville building long hidden by a bar will need $75G

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Conduct crackdown led to disciplinary action, officials say

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Teachers union chief argues for two-year contract while district pushes for five-year deal

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Police: Pickup hit pedestrian on Route 54 in Danville

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ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for... READ MORE »

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, his culpability in national discord and his overall fitness for the job on... READ MORE »

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Interested municipalities must share stats for police regionalization study
BLOOMSBURG — A regional police department study that could encompass all of Columbia County’s 17 municipalities is in...
Resurrection of historic 1780 Washingtonville building long hidden by a bar will need $75G
WASHINGTONVILLE — A historic log cabin saved from demolition after it was discovered by a contractor underneath the...
Conduct crackdown led to disciplinary action, officials say
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University, which since Aug. 31 has offered nearly all student instruction remotely because of...
Teachers union chief argues for two-year contract while district pushes for five-year deal
DANVILLE — Two weeks before the beginning of an authorized teachers strike, the school board here gave a public...
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1797: French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about...
• Actor Jonathan Lipnicki, 30. • Actor Michael Fishman, 39. • Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 45. • Movie director...
Fresh Express food pick up at AGAPE: Drive-thru, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 19 E. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. Those who cannot...
• The proposed 2021 budget for Montour Township is available for public inspection. Call the office at 570-784-4222 to...
More remains found OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least 10 bodies were found Wednesday in an unmarked mass grave at a Tulsa...
Prison in sex assault case PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former president of Temple University’s Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity...
TREASURE HUNT: 5-8-14-17-30 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 6-7 WILD: 7 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 5-3-2 WILD: 7 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 6-4-9-1...
 
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Catawissa Valley Lions Club will hold a Food Truck Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Eyer Park in Catawissa...
HARRISBURG — Area counties’ newly confirmed cases of coronavirus continued to ease Wednesday —except for Luzerne County...
DANVILLE – Geisinger will host drive-through Veterans Appreciation dinners at eight locations across the health system’...
MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. — Someone damaged a campaign sign posted along Millville Road here, belonging to Roger Nuss of...
SHICKSHINNY — A Shickshinny man stopped over the weekend for motor vehicle violations was carrying methamphetamine and...
 
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Truck driver, tractor puller and hunter
Donald L. “Don” Remley, 65, of rural Benton (Jackson Township), went to be with the Lord on Tuesday evening, Oct. 20,...
40-year letter carrier loved antique cars
Frank A. Swartz, 88, of 11 Dickson Ave., Danville, died at 11:58 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at the Grandview...
Here are Halloween events scheduled for the area: Today • Berwick Youth Football League Trunk-a-Treat, 6-8 p.m.,...
Dottie McEwen Buck will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Friday, Oct. 30. Cards can reach her at 237 W. Sixth St...
Jacob G. Mastellar Joshua and Kasey (Wilcox) Mastellar, Millville, are the parents of a son, Jacob Gordon, born...
Cops: BU student was pot-impaired SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg University student from Philadelphia was charged with DUI...
SALEM TWP. — A Berwick woman who crashed her car into a culvert before hitting an embankment was high on...
PERKINS — William E., memorial service on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at 11 a.m. at New Rosemont Cemetery, 2001-2099 Old...
 
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LOCUST TWP. — A Catawissa woman pulled her vehicle into the path of a motorcyclist Wednesday afternoon, knocking him...
BERWICK — A driver who was pulled over for an expired registration ended up facing drug charges after police say they...
CENTRALIA — A driver from New York and her passenger were each treated for minor injuries following a recent two-...
 
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InsideSources.com The 2020 presidential election, which takes place Nov. 3, will be hotly contested and complicated...
For months, we’ve heard about the thousands of people thrown into the unemployment system by the economic shutdown that...
I am responding to Jay Nixon’s July 19 letter “Educate yourself about racism,” specifically his recommending that “...
Dear Republicans: If you’re UPSET that people aren’t showing sufficient sympathy to a man who has been accused of...
Today (Monday) I brought my ballot to the Luzerne County Bureau of Elections drop box inside the building under...
1-B, 2-D, 3-C, 4-A, 5-D, 6-C, 7-B, 8-D, 9-B, 10-A
 
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Pandemic relief faces uncertainty WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations on a COVID-19 relief bill are inching forward, but it...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) —An obituary for a Minneapolis-area woman who died at age 93 included one specific request for her...
 
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New books can help you make cocktails at home
Cocktails are having a moment, and because of the pandemic, that moment is happening most often at home. Many...
Base spirits Must-haves (choose your favorite brand): gin, vodka, blanco tequila, white rum, bourbon, rye, Scotch...
Shock. Horror. Is it true? Surely not. How could it be? I was in my little quiet time room in the basement, having my...
 
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A large, for-profit Pennsylvania nursing home where dozens of residents died of COVID-19 was sued Wednesday over...
 
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“Extremely cold air for mid October, with temperatures as low as zero in Montana, have plunged into the Western states...
HUNTINGTON TWP. — A rural Shickshinny man complained to authorities that someone came onto his property and threw dirt...
 
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Teams have combined for two wins
PHILADELPHIA — It’s Week 7, the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants each have one win and both teams are right in...
Men’s basketball coach accused of wrongdoing
Pat Chambers resigned as Penn State’s basketball coach Wednesday following an internal investigation by the school into...
Tampa Bay evens series with Los Angeles
ARLINGTON, Texas — Brandon Lowe hit two home runs to break out of an extended postseason slump and the Tampa Bay Rays...
 
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Today in Sports History
Oct. 22, 1990 • Ickey Woods runs for a touchdown in his first game in over a year after a knee injury to lead the...
Today SOCCER High school boys Berwick at Wilkes-Barre....... 4:15 p.m. Central at Danville.................... 7 p....
AUTO RACING 5:55 a.m. (Friday) ESPN2 — Formula One: Practice 1, Algarve International Circuit, Portim??o, Portugal...
BASEBALL American League TEXAS RANGERS — Acquired RHP Art Warren off waivers from Seattle. FOOTBALL National...
WILKES-BARRE — Cece Isenberg helped lead Berwick to a 3-1 (18-25, 25-16, 25-16 and 25-17) win, recording three aces, 12...
DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5) American League Tampa Bay 3, New York Yankees 2 Monday, Oct. 5: New York Yankees 9, Tampa...
College Football FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Appalachian St 13 66½ Arkansas St Friday Tulsa 10½ 51 at South...
 
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Just as Big Ten weather hits the Midwest comes the start of the Big Ten football season. The conference that called...
PITTSBURGH — Sure there are options when facing Derrick Henry. None of them, however, are particularly fun. Try to hit...
BATON ROUGE, La. —LSU has self-imposed penalties for NCAA rules violations by the football program that include a...
 
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I make fun of handicap people. And I cheat on my wife. I always tell people I’m successful and rich but am usually in...
Here are available school menus for the week of Oct. 26: BLOOMSBURG ELEM/breakfast — Monday: Cereal bar. Tuesday:...
Sock drive under way Did you know that socks are the most-requested item by residents living in nursing homes? With...
Hybrid study Students of the Month for September at Danville Middle School are eighth-grader Brielle Nulph and...
 
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BORN TODAY Friends and family appreciate your witty conversation and your loyalty. You are wrapping up things you began...
DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law “Brenda” often takes it upon herself to change a baby’s diaper during social gatherings...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read recently that a coronavirus vaccine is scheduled for release in late October or early November...
 
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