Stories from Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Prosecutor says suspect created ‘sensationalized coverage’
BLOOMSBURG — Accused killer Anthony Rocco Franklin insisted Wednesday that he won’t get a fair trial locally because of...
Bloom church volunteers transform sanctuary into replica of ancient city
BLOOMSBURG — As Christmas trees, bright tinsel and colored lights spring up everywhere this holiday season, the Wesley...
Bandits with ‘weird masks’ pistol-whipped victim on street
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man was robbed by two men in “weird masks” while he was walking near Campus Beer around 11:15...
Man found dead shortly after apartment was subject of Bloom codes cleanup order
BLOOMSBURG — The body of a man found dead in his apartment last month — spurring a public plea for help to find his...
ELYSBURG —Someone stole a beloved metal dog sculpture that sat outside an auto repair shop here, and the owner is...

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1909: Chemist Leo H. Baekeland received a U.S. patent for Bakelite, the first synthetic plastic. 1941: During a series...
• Singer Aaron Carter, 30. • Country singer Sunny Sweeney, 41. • Former NFL player Terrell Owens, 44. • Actress...
Susquehanna Valley WWII Veterans: Doors open 11 a.m.; lunch at noon, Espy Fire Hall; contact:Robyn, 570-441-8198....
Trump moves Israel capital WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shattered decades of unwavering U.S. neutrality on...
• Plans for a proposed 3-bay car wash at 111 E. Ninth St. will be reviewed by Berwick zoners Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. •...
Lights aim to prevent ODs NEW KENSINGTON (AP) — A gas station is testing whether blue lights in bathrooms can...
TREASURE HUNT: 1-3-4-5-7 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 3-7; WILD: 6 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 0-1-7; WILD: 6 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 9-9-4-5;...
 
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SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A Mifflinville man suffered minor injuries Wednesday when he turned his car in front of a tractor...
BERWICK — If council doesn’t make any changes to the preliminary budget it approved Tuesday night, the tax rate will...
HARRISBURG (AP) — On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced changes to the state’s regimen of standardized tests designed...

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Drugs allegedly found on probationer in Bloom
BLOOMSBURG — A man fled from both probation officers and Bloomsburg Police around 5 p.m. on Nov. 1, after officers from...
Enjoyed traveling, crocheting, family time
Harriett J. Hendricks, 89, of Catawissa passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center. She was born...
Known for her cooking and Christmas cookies
Bernice A. Sheatler, 92, of Danville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Emmanuel Nursing Center...
BLOOMSBURG — A Sunbury man is charged with stealing credit cards, cash, glasses and a car stereo out of five parked...
Nonagenarian retired from Berwick Knitwear
Nola McAfee, 96, of West Front Street, Berwick, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the Berwick Retirement Village II....
Bloom YMCA preschool teacher for 40 years
Victoria Loeffler Mihalik, died peacefully on Dec. 5, 2017, at the age of 69. Vicki was born and raised in Pittsburgh,...
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta news anchor wasn’t shocked to be called a racial slur in an email from a viewer but she...
BLOOMSBURG — Two out of 33 establishments in the Press Enterprise coverage area were found out of compliance with...
‘Cookie monsters,’ it’s St. Paul’s UMC St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1000 Orange St., Berwick, will be selling...
DEERFIELD, N.H. (AP) —A town is happy to report that its beloved elf on a shelf has been returned, more than a day...
HAFER — A Celebration of Life will be celebrated for Harold “Jim” Hafer on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at 2 p.m. in Kulp...
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — A former “Jeopardy!” winner has been charged with illegally accessing co-workers’ email accounts...
• The family of Juanita Slusser is requesting a card shower for her as she recuperates from a hip injury. Cards can...

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“I haven’t been able to work the past few years because my youngest son has ADHD and he had a tough time in school...
CATAWISSA — In a civil complaint filed in the office of District Judge Craig W. Long, Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.,...
BERWICK — Berwick Area School District’s music department is hosting a series of concerts to celebrate Christmas. Each...

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Two of the fundamental pillars of heart health are blood pressure control and cholesterol management. On the surface,...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh hospital is opening a unit that will allow women to stay with their opioid-addicted...
WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials on Thursday approved the first injectable form of the leading medication to treat...

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THEODORE, Ala. (AP) — Republican Roy Moore, his Senate bid stung by allegations of sexual misconduct, is seeking to...

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“While it is going to be cold for the foreseeable future, it could be much colder. “The Canadian air mass that has...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s capital city said merci via Skype to a French city it’s named after for some...

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Here are available school menus for the week of Dec. 11: BENTON/breakfast — Monday: Pancake wrap. Tuesday: Dutch...
‘Tis the season Holy Family School’s first-graders learned about the season of Advent and made a paper Advent calendar...
Austin Kopp is eighth-grade Southern Columbia Area Middle School Student of the Month for December. Any student who...
BLOOMSBURG — Here is the November report from the Magisterial District Court of Russell Lawton. Assessment Detail...
CATAWISSA — Here is the November report from the District Court of Craig W. Long. COLUMBIA COUNTY —$6,953 •...

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On this Pearl Harbor Day, the story of my father, now deceased, provides a link between two ships, the USS Maine and...
Picture our nation as an antique snow globe, safe within its glass enclosure. Pick it up, shake it as hard as you can....
Welcome to “Thursday Night Lights.” No misprint here. It’s high school football played on Thursday nights from...
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —An alternate juror who sat through a murder trial in a case that sparked a fierce national debate...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —The nation’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The body of murder mastermind Charles Manson was barely cold when competing bids began for...

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Under the Republican tax plans, part of prep school tuition could be shielded from taxes. A larger...
Home bakers in New Jersey say their brownies and muffins are perfectly safe and they should be able to sell them,...
Police: Woman stole supplies MAHONING TWP. — A Danville woman stole supplies from Grandview Health Homes, police say...

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BLOOMSBURG — A woman from Huntington Mills is accused of prescription fraud for changing the dates of her husband’s...
TURBOTVILLE — A couple has 57 1957 Chevrolets stashed in two museums, one here and the other in Eagles Mere, according...
ELYSBURG — An SUV rear-ended a van on Route 54 Wednesday at West Mount Carmel Avenue. John Scheponik of Kulpmont was...
Hunting violation alleged in Liberty LIBERTY TWP. — Travis Solomon, 28, of 328 Walnut St., Danville, and Cory J....
Troopers raid Hunlock church HUNLOCK TWP. — State police raided a church here Wednesday, seizing two computers, as...
MIFFLIN TWP. — Volunteers with the Mifflin Twp. Forest Rangers and Fire Co. plan to escort Santa Claus on a tour around...
WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A fast-moving fire in a high-rise apartment building has left two people dead. The Luzerne County...
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DEAR ABBY: I am not a hugger. In fact, I pretty much always hate it. But people think I’m rude when I don’t open my...
DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you responded to a reader asking about the link between Benadryl and dementia, and...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You are a spiritual person who wants to make the world a better place. This year will be...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —A destructive wildfire that erupted early Wednesday in Los Angeles burned not far from The Getty...

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please take a photograph of 460 Legion rd. Millville (Greenwood twp)The house is a more like a junk yard then a...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that...

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NEW YORK — Dule Hill was searching for the right word to sum up how it felt that some original crew members from his...
We bet John Travolta is wishing his co-workers had taken a vow of “omerta.” The “Grease” star is crying “fake news” at...
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar winner Sally Field is writing a memoir. The actress has an agreement with Grand Central...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Silence Breakers” — those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment — have...

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Pittsburgh guard Foster: ‘(NFL) screwed it up’
PITTSBURGH — The NFL insists it isn’t sending mixed messages as it tries to cut down on what it considers violent plays...
Safety has punishment overturned by league
CINCINNATI — Bengals safety George Iloka had his one-game suspension overturned on Wednesday, leaving him with a $36,...
Safety returned from torn ACL to help Tigers to final
For all the success Southern Columbia has enjoyed the past three years — going 46-1, winning a state title, appearing...
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics. Putin said Wednesday his government...
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CLEVELAND — LeBron James drained a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left and finished with 32 points as the Cleveland...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 22 4.846 — Toronto 15 7.682 5 Philadelphia 13 10.565 7½ New...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — When confronted with the possibility of not being able to hug his two sons, Derek Dorsett...
OMAHA, Neb. — Manny Suarez always believed he was capable of playing Division I basketball, and he did for one season...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 19 6 2 40 101 69 Toronto 17 10 1 35 99 84 Montreal...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. —Luke Maye had 12 points and 12 rebounds while No. 11 North Carolina hit a season-high 16 three-...
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning is back as the New York Giants’ starting quarterback. A...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Marcus Peters chucked an official’s flag into the stands, stalked off the field wearing a smile, then...
FRISCO, Texas — After 12 games a year ago, Dak Prescott had the Dallas Cowboys on a franchise-record winning streak,...
ATLANTA — If you like running backs, you’ve come to the right game. When the first-place New Orleans Saints face the...
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Dec. 7, 1987 • Pete Rose, Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader with 4,256, officially retires. Dec. 7, 1997...
Today BOWLING High school Danville at Vo-Tech.................... 3 p.m. ——————————————— Friday FOOTBALL High...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Philadelphia 7½ 221 L.A. Lakers Washington 7½ 215½ at Phoenix Oklahoma City 7½...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. FS1 — Valparaiso at Purdue 7 p.m. BTN — Ohio at Maryland 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Iowa at Iowa...
FRANKLIN TWP. — Tickets for the Southern Columbia football team’s state championship game against Wilmington are on...
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