Stories from Friday, December 29, 2017

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Hemlock Township police to cover Madison starting Jan. 1
MADISON TWP. — Hemlock Township Police will begin covering Madison Township at 12:01 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Residents...
Scott Township man wants case files, tape recorder back
SCOTT TWP. — An attorney who has spent 31 years defending people too poor to afford their own lawyer became a crime...
Owner wants Berwick council to take action following latest accident
BERWICK — A driver crashed into the building that houses DeMent Used Furniture and Collectibles Thursday afternoon,...
ALLENTOWN — PPL Electric Utilities is sending 37 workers to Puerto Rico next month in an effort to help restore power...
Experts warn of risks to seniors, young and stress on pipes, cars
DANVILLE — At the scene of a small fire sparked underneath a trailer by residents trying to defrost frozen water pipes...

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71st Annual Christmas Boulevard: Open nightly 6-10 p.m. through Dec. 31, Market Street, Berwick. Columbia County...
• Actress Alison Brie, 35. • Actor Diego Luna, 38. • Actress Katherine Moennig, 40. • Actor Shawn Hatosy, 42...
1890: The Wounded Knee massacre took place in South Dakota as an estimated 300 Sioux Indians were killed by U.S. troops...
Putin: Blast was terrorism MOSCOW (AP) — The explosion at a supermarket in Russia’s second-largest city was a terror...
• South Centre Township’s Zoning Hearing Board will consider whether to allow Sekisui Polymers to build a silo that is...
New fireworks law in effect HARRISBURG (AP) — This week is the first big holiday sales season in Pennsylvania under a...
TREASURE HUNT: 10-15-20-24-27 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 2-3, Wild: 7 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 8-7-2, Wild: 7 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 8-6-...


 
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You can get drinking water from your well, spring, or cistern tested for lead and other health-related pollutants for...
DERRY TWP. — Some oil that sprayed onto insulation at the Montour Power Plant near Washingtonville prompted a...
HUNLOCK TWP. — A man is accused of roughing up his 77-year-old mother when she confronted him about his alleged drug...
HERSHEY — Nine area cadets graduated from the State Police Academy here and have been assigned to troops across the...


 
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Corruption, Penn State woes also made headlines
Months before a national reckoning on sexual harassment and assault would topple powerful men in entertainment,...


 
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Within hours of the news a gunman had killed 26 people in a Texas church, the Rev. Carolyn Winfrey...
It’s the hard sell at the car rental counter that few know how to handle: rental car coverage. Your credit card...
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Group to consult with alliance on Metso DRIVE, the economic development group that plans to purchase the Metso...
Gifted, skilled crafter devoted to her faith
Frances Catherine Maciejczyk, originally from Shickshinny, left this world, surrounded by her family, to be with her “...
Woman was devoted to family, loved her church
Lois Stair Gross, 88, Berwick, died on Dec. 27, 2017, in Thornwald Home, Carlisle. Born April 13, 1929, in Dorrance,...
E.O.S. volunteer worked for Briar Creek Mutual
Diana B. Ent, age 83, of Orangeville, died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at the home of her sister and brother???in???...
LOS ANGELES — Rose Marie, the wisecracking Sally Rogers of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and a show business lifer who began...
Veteran, history buff, helped build Berlin Wall
Richard Walter Whapham, 77, of Danville, passed away on Dec. 26, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center. Born on May 13,...
Woman was longtime employee of Wise Foods
Katherine P. Knorr, 84, of Berwick, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Berwick Hospital Center. Born on April 1,...
BENTON — The Benton Fire Co. is warning residents about a scam involving the solicitation of donations over the phone...


 
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Hurricane season is over, and we say good riddance. The misery visited upon Florida by Hurricane Irma — as well as that...
ROSE: While most of us were safe in our warm homes Christmas night, enjoying the last of the holiday, volunteers from...
As police officers in a small borough, we always appreciate the kindness of those residents of the community in which...
As dusk settles on 2017 and the new year dawns, UPMC Susquehanna envisions a bright future as a provider of regional...
“It’s ironic that someone who’s anti-gambling would enter something like that. That’s a little hypocrisy there, don’t...


 
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COCO ★★★★ Animated tale about a boy (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) who dreams of becoming a musician. Desperate to prove...
Should Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” be measured by the usual critical apparatus or with a stopwatch? If...
Aaron Sorkin has a knack for timing. In “Molly’s Game,” the Oscar-winning writer presents one of the more interesting...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” claimed the biggest Christmas haul over the four-day holiday weekend,...
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Working in a cheap motel improved his life. Actor Willem Dafoe, 62, credits “The Florida Project” with giving him a...
NEW YORK — Director Sebastian Lelio feels “A Fantastic Woman” has gone beyond the cinematic experience with its social...
LOS ANGELES — Adjusting to life in the spotlight has been quite a transition for Hollywood newcomer Millicent Simmonds...
NEW YORK — Some people have breakout years. Director Patty Jenkins had one with “Monster” in 2003, a movie that earned...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 18-24. Listings include the week’s ranking...
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DEAR ABBY: I started seeing a new doctor six months ago to be treated for a serious medical condition. I respect his...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I live in extreme northeast Texas, so allergies are a given. Every morning, 24/7/365, my nose runs....
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You have appealing and attractive social skills. You are dedicated, responsible and a loyal...
VATICAN CITY (AP) —Circus acrobats performed for Pope Francis during his weekly audience, in what has become a regular...
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“Arctic air doesn’t usually come in one large mass of bitterly cold air. Instead, it arrives in waves. So far, the...
LOS ANGELES — “Queen Sugar” actress Bianca Lawson is thankful to work on a nurturing, female-led set helmed by Ava...
NEW YORK (AP) — A transgender woman said in a lawsuit Wednesday that she was called “it” and “thing” by co-workers and...
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Patriots, Clemson had to rally to earn titles
It began as The Year of the Comeback. In college football, where Clemson got the last laugh in a wild fourth quarter...
Secondary has helped Steelers approach record
PITTSBURGH — Improved coverage in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary has allowed the defense an opportunity to make...
NEW ORLEANS — It seems so long ago but no less surreal. Turns out, a shocking loss was just what Clemson needed to...
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Elfrid Payton had 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to help the Orlando Magic break a nine-...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 28 10.737 — Toronto 23 10.697 2½ New York 17 17.500 9...
LOS ANGELES — Jake Fromm settled in behind the microphone, scruffy faced, hair nicely coiffed, looking entirely...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Mason Rudolph threw for 351 yards and a pair of touchdowns, James Washington became Oklahoma State’s...
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PHILADELPHIA — Even with home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs already secured, the Philadelphia Eagles have...
The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on the night before the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Until...
TEMPE, Ariz. — Larry Fitzgerald might well be the most popular athlete in the history of the state of Arizona. The...
PITTSBURGH — When the Pittsburgh Steelers escaped Cleveland with a 21-18 victory in the 2017 season opener on Sept. 10...
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Dec. 29, 1987 • Northwest wins the third annual Eddie Gayeski Memorial Basketball Tournament with an 81-56 victory...
BASEBALL American Association SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Signed INF Tyler Wolfe. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS —...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Washington OFF OFF Houston at Toronto 11 216½ Atlanta at Chicago 3 208½ Indiana...
BERWICK — Reese Mensinger had four 3-pointers for a game-high 31 points in Berwick’s 50-46 loss to Crestwood in the...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Louisville at Kentucky 6 p.m. BTN — Cleveland St. at Michigan St. 7 p.m. ESPN2 —...
AHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Providence 20 8 2 0 42 95 77 Lehigh Valley 20 9 2 2...
Today BASKETBALL High school girls at Berwick Judy Knorr tournament Berwick vs. TBD......................... 7 p.m...
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WASHINGTON ??? Republicans wrote their massive tax legislation in such a rush that even before they’ve sent it to the...
29/FRIDAY Free Movie, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Dec. 29, 7 p.m., tickets distributed beginning 5:30 p.m., Berwick...
Accordion Virtuosi of Russia, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., Hazleton Area H.S., 1601 W. 23rd St., Hazleton; 570-788-4864 or 570-...
“I and You,” by Lauren Gunderson, Jan. 18-28, directed by James Goode and Richard Cannaday, BTE’s Alvina Krause Theatre...
Model Trains, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Pine and East Market streets, Danville; free...
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WASHINGTON (AP) —More people are getting voice-activated speakers and other smart devices for convenience and security...
Oregon school may emasculate mascot EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene school is considering doing away with its mascot...
SEATTLE — A man who recounted his longtime girlfriend’s arrest in a Seattle Times story about ramped-up immigration...
FAIRFAX, Va. — Vinyl records had their day. Then they nearly died. Then they were revived. Now investors are so...