Stories from Saturday, December 23, 2017

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Official says Montour, Columbia county transactions cut available hunting area
DANVILLE — Talen Energy has sold off land in Montour and Columbia counties this year totaling almost $4 million,...
Scientists, toy firm make robot feline to help seniors
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Imagine a cat that can keep a person company, doesn’t need a litter box and can remind an aging...
Berwick sixth-grade lesson riles adults
BERWICK — A Berwick Middle School teacher stirred up that oldest of holiday controversies this week when she assumed...
SCOTT TWP. — Police issued a warning to residents to lock their doors after more vehicle break-ins and several garage...
“My name is Patty,” a Nescopeck woman writes. “I grew up with the Brighter Christmas Fund, never thinking I was going...

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The Exchange Arts Program: Saturdays, 2:30-4 p.m., for middle school students, Berwick Teen Center, 1130 Sixth Ave.,...
• The Bloomsburg Area School District welcomes sealed proposals for a Guaranteed Energy Savings Project; details in...
1788: Maryland passed an act to cede an area “not exceeding ten miles square” for the seat of the national government;...
• Actor Spencer Daniels, 25. • Actress Elvy Yost, 30. • Actress Estella Warren, 39. • The former first lady of...
Mattis: Prepare for war FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — “Storm clouds are gathering” over the Korean Peninsula, Defense...
Settlements cost Pa. $369G HARRISBURG (AP) — Records show all three branches of state government have settled sexual...
TREASURE HUNT: 6-14-21-24-25 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 4-6; WILD: 3 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 4-9-3; WILD: 3 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 8-8-5...


 
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It’s the story of a Polish immigrant who settled in the United States and turned his polka stylings into an empire. His...
BLOOMSBURG — A Hughesville woman is facing a state prison sentence because she was on parole at the time of a DUI...
BLOOMSBURG — A Kulpmont man was arrested for driving drunk when he was stopped downtown for a broken taillight on his...


 
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BLOOMSBURG — A man pleaded guilty to bilking his grandmother out of nearly $11,000 over several months in 2016. Corey...
Heroin dealer gets state prison time DANVILLE — A Danville man who told police he was “making his rounds doing his...
BERWICK — The Berwick borough council unanimously voted on a budget that holds the line on taxes for 2018. Council...
DANVILLE — A woman who set fire to her room at the Penn Motel in July was found to be too incompetent to stand trial in...
BERWICK — The following civil complaints have been filed at the offices of District Judge Richard W. Knecht....


 
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Good news: There’s still time to slash your tax burden and boost your retirement savings in 2017. Bad news: You’ll...
BERWICK — A new program being launched at the Berwick Area YMCA will provide meals to children year-round. “No Child...
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Mayor: Tombstone documents missing TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the whereabouts of original...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man has threatened to sue city officials in Eugene, Oregon, because of a Christmas banner that he...


 
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Avid NASCAR fan enjoyed watching football
Robert Harold Cooper Jr., 64, of Danville, formerly of Mifflinburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017,...
Employed as mechanic at Kishbaugh Toyota
Fredrick Raymond Whitmire, 76, of Berwick, passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at his home. Fred was born March 18,...
At the close of the week just before the holiday, contributions to the 33rd annual Press Enterprise Brighter Christmas...
Services to be private for former Bloom man
On Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, John David Ehmer, age 73, of Towson, Maryland, formerly of Bloomsburg, passed away. He was...
MOUNT CARMEL — The doctor accused of prescribing over 2 million doses of opioid medications in Northumberland County is...
BLOOMSBURG — A Hazle Township man was charged with DUI around 3 a.m. on Dec. 10, after police say he was travelling at...
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student was charged with retail theft and possession of marijuana when he was...
National Guard says soldier AWOL VALLEY TWP. — Army National Guard Spc. Justin W. Plocinik, 25, of Nesquehoning, had...


 
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Now I see that Al Franken’s fellow democrats in the Senate have suddenly changed their minds and want him to hold off...


 
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“People have been hit by the media and the Democrats on their TV screen that everyone is getting a big tax increase,...
ROSE: For hassling police, then defecating in the back of their cruiser, Desiree Stedman of Catawissa was sentenced by...
I’m wrapping Christmas packages this week in gaily colored paper, and it’s made me think about the joy I felt on a...
EDITOR’S NOTE: Every year at this time, a number of readers forward this poem for publication. It may be on its way to...
The day of reckoning for sexual harassment — already reverberating around the worlds of entertainment, media and...
Pennsylvania has long had a law on the books prohibiting the sexual abuse of animals, and last week, the U.S. Senate...
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BALTIMORE — From kitschy ornaments to model train extravaganzas and a holiday song dedicated to bottom-feeding...
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DEAR ABBY: I’m 18 years old, and I have a son who’s 3. I’m still in school and live with my parents. My parents...
WASHINGTON (AP) —President Donald Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law Friday, using his last moments...
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts marijuana aficionados have rolled a 100-foot-long joint. The effort was led by...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man landed in jail after offering to trade homegrown marijuana for an SUV...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You are an excellent communicator. You are positive, helpful and resilient. This year you...
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“The chance of us having a white Christmas has risen to at least 70 percent. Weather computers call for a weak storm to...
Santa Claus is magic. I say this with some authority. I’ve met him on a number of occasions. As the only Jewish...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey is determined to have a better New Year’s Eve than in 2016 — she is returning to “Dick...
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In wake of controversial calls, some say review needed
It’s a catch. Wait, there’s a catch to the catch. While coaches, players, fans and broadcasters become puzzled or...
Junior led Quakers to a state playoff berth
In just three years Griffin Bower has become the most dominant goal scorer in Millville head coach Anthony Preston’s...
NBA Finals rematch at Golden State among offerings for day
NEW YORK — There’s LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Golden State against Cleveland, for fans wanting more of the NBA’s...
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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 34 25 7 2 52 130 87 Toronto 36 21 14 1 43 119...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 26 9.743 — Toronto 22 8.733 1½ New York 17 15.531 7½...
For the Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Evander Kane had a goal and assist, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the...
SAN DIEGO — Through six decades, whether it was broadcasting one of John Wooden’s basketball championships with UCLA, a...
HOUSTON — Austin Rivers scored a career-high 36 points and made six 3-pointers, and the short-handed Los Angeles...
Friday 1. Villanova (12-0) beat Hofstra 95-71. Next: at DePaul, Wednesday. 2. Michigan State (12-1) did not play....
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Coach’s 2nd season is big improvement
ATHENS, Ga. — Only one year ago, it was difficult to see the foundation for success Kirby Smart was building at Georgia...
There is little doubt the QB any NFL coach or player would want leading the way to win a big game right now is Tom...
Florida State’s bowl eligibility questioned
Florida State has faced one problem after another since starting the season ranked No. 3. Now, on the verge of putting...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. —Demario Davis pulled into his driveway after another long day of practice and sat quietly in his...
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NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at TORONTO OFF OFF Philadelphia at WASHINGTON OFF OFF Orlando at INDIANA 10½ (215...
BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Claimed RHP Jose Ruiz off waivers from San Diego. MINNESOTA TWINS —...
Today BASKETBALL High school girls Benton at Northwest.............2:30 p.m. Montoursville at Central.......7:30 p....
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon FS1 — Alabama A&M at Georgetown FSN — Manhattan at Seton Hall 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 —...
BLOOMSBURG — Berwick’s Alec Markle and Joe Norce combined to score 31 points during Berwick’s 64-55 victory over...
Jan. 12 — Salary arbitration figures exchanged. Jan. 24 — BBWAA Hall of Fame voting announced. Jan. 29-Feb. 16 —...
Jan. 5 — 10-day contracts can be signed. Jan. 10 — All contracts are guaranteed for rest of season. Jan. 15 — Last...
Jan. 1 — Winter Classic: Buffalo at New York Rangers, at Citi Field. Jan. 27-28 — All-Star weekend, Tampa, Fla. Feb....
GP G A PTS Nikita Kucherov, TB 34 23 27 50 John Tavares, NYI 35 21 24 45 Steven Stamkos, TB 34 13 32 45 Josh Bailey...
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SUNDAY Advent service, First Reformed UCC, 301 W. Second St., Berwick, 10 a.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service,...
Wehrys to perform on New Year’s Eve NESCOPECK TWP. —Cornerstone Bible Church will have its annual New Year’s Eve...