Stories from Saturday, December 30, 2017

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One suspect a former standout Bulldog, authorities say
BERWICK — Four young men broke into Berwick High School repeatedly, police say, but appear to have escaped with only a...
Decision to close Madison Township bridge comes as a surprise
MADISON TWP. — County commissioners voted last week to permanently close a bridge here because it was costing them $1,...
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A man staying with his grandfather is accused of stealing cash and two winning lottery tickets from...
Information from public needed on probe involving vending machine thefts, damage
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A string of vending machine break-ins discovered this week has police asking for the public’s help...
Bloomsburg woman taken by ambulance from Scott Township crash
SCOTT TWP. — A 93-year-old SUV driver collided with two cars and a wrought iron fence on Old Berwick Road on Friday...

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1853: The United States and Mexico signed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to buy some 45,000 square miles of land...
• NBA player LeBron James, 33. • TV personality-boxer Laila Ali, 40. • Golfer Tiger Woods, 42. • Sprinter Ben...
The Exchange Arts Program: Saturdays, 2:30-4 p.m., for middle school students, Berwick Teen Center, 1130 Sixth Ave.,...
China denies violating rules BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday denied violating U.N.-imposed limits on oil supplies to...
• Benton Township, Sugarloaf Township, Cleveland Township and Nescopeck Township all have their reorganizational...
Suit: Nudes taken in surgery WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A former worker at a Pennsylvania hospital is suing over claims...
TREASURE HUNT: 7-21-22-25-28 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 7-5; WILD: 0 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 3-2-7; WILD: 0 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 8-1-1...


 
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Don’t bite the mechanical hand that feeds you. Someone should have warned “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill of that...
HAZLE TWP. — A bank teller allegedly withdrew funds from the accounts of two Drums men at M&T Bank in Hazle...
MIFFLINVILLE — A Nescopeck man allegedly misidentified himself to police because he was on probation, according to...
BLOOMSBURG — Two Bloomsburg residents were charged with harassment after police say they got into an argument inside a...


 
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Suits filed in Millville MILLVILLE — The following civil complaints have been filed in the offices of District Judge...
A man repeatedly contacted his ex-girlfriend via Facebook and text messages, she claims. Jamie Dunlop, 26, of Hazle...
LOCUST TWP. — Two men are facing drug-related charges after a traffic stop on Nov. 14 allegedly turned up drugs and...
BERWICK — Police have identified the alleged driver who crashed into a building here on Thursday. Stephanie Snyder,...


 
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Speeding on rise across Vermont ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) —State police statistics show that speeding is on the rise across...
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A university in northwest Missouri says it’s going to start allowing applicants to submit their...
LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — Two groups are calling for the removal of a large cross that has stood on public land along the...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine who earned the Medal of Honor for throwing himself on a grenade says he was deeply...
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In 2018, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money goal, the one common key to...
LOS ANGELES — Sue Grafton, author of the best-selling “alphabet series” of mystery novels, has died in Santa Barbara....
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Already winter-weary parts of the Midwest and East Coast are dealing with a mounting number of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Halle Berry, Gal Gadot and Chris Hemsworth are among the first presenters announced for next month’s...


 
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Bloom woman was employed at May’s Drive In
Margaret E. (Wolfe) Seybert, age 85, 115 Rupert Drive, Bloomsburg, died at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at the...
BERWICK — A Berwick woman accused an older male relative of touching her inappropriately, court records show. Timothy...
Had multi-generational babysitting career
Myra E. “Gram” Derrick, 94, a resident of Unityville, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in the Muncy Valley...
Donations deposited since Christmas have brought the total for this year’s Brighter Christmas Fund to $87,438, the...
Shamokin native was Trailways bus driver
Allen Rue Krock, 89, 1844 Airport Road, Elysburg, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in the Grandview Nursing Home...
BLOOMSBURG — The following landlord/tenant complaints have been filed in the offices of District Judge Russell L....
Theft try alleged BUCKHORN — Two Berwick residents were cited with attempting to steal toys from Walmart on Christmas...


 
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NEW YORK (AP) — It was a strong year for the stock market. But 2017 was a great year if you made airplanes (think...
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street capped its final day of trading for 2017 in the red, weighed down by a broad slide in light...
Taken a look at your stock portfolio lately? It’s a good bet it’s racked up solid gains for the year. Wall Street has...


 
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Kindness speaks the words, Your heart could never speak. Your wings hold me up, And give me strength when I am weak....
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Natalia Castro of Americans for Limited Government. Little by little,...
ROSE: A thriving Bloomsburg Fair is good for the town, the county and the region. So it was good news this week when...
Professors at Bloomsburg University have the opportunity to voluntarily donate to a political action committee. However...
Taxes collected by school districts and local and county government may be unfair, and I am referring to earned income...
Despite his war of words with the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un, US President Donald...
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I’m not sure why old Apple phone users are complaining about their phones slowing down. Here in northern Columbia...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin’s hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom...
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“A few days ago, a powerful Pacific Ocean storm named ‘Frankie’ dumped 2-3 feet of snow on parts of Montana and Idaho....
LOS ANGELES — After two consecutive record-breaking years at the domestic box office, 2017 was the year the momentum...
HARRISBURG (AP) —Democratic voters suing to throw out the map of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts as...
PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of rigging the front door of a home in an attempt to electrocute his...
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Nittany Lions will take on Washington in Fiesta Bowl
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Penn State and Washington had national-title aspirations dashed with midseason losses. Both teams...
Steelers might rest some starters against Browns
PITTSBURGH — Stevan Ridley figured he’d have to wait until 2018 to get a shot at reviving his career. The running back...
Sugar Bowl to host third big Alabama, Clemson matchup
NEW ORLEANS — When you’re in the midst of a historic trilogy, it’s hard to appreciate what it will mean to the ages....
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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 37 27 8 2 56 139 93 Toronto 38 23 14 1 47 129...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 29 10.744 — Toronto 24 10.706 2½ New York 17 18.486 10...
WASHINGTON — Otto Porter Jr. scored 26 points, Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 21 each, and the Washington Wizards...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Justin Jackson ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 20 Northwestern held off Kentucky 24-23...
NEWARK, N.J. — Rasmus Ristolainen scored 2:37 into overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 4-3 victory over New Jersey on...
EAST LANSING, Mich. —Tom Izzo took the microphone after the game and addressed the Michigan State crowd. His team had...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. — John Des Jardins braved the “Ice Bowl” bundled up in layers of sweatshirts tucked beneath a wool-...
OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Carr would do it all over again: stretch the ball toward the goal line for a potential winning...
HOUSTON — The NFL and the players’ union announced a series of changes Friday to the way potential concussions are...
Lots of buzz in Denver over Broncos’ bees
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Sometimes at practice, a few honeybees will buzz around the Denver Broncos’ Gatorade bottles. That...
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BASEBALL National League COLORADO ROCKIES — Designated RHP Shane Carle for assignment. Agreed to terms with RHP Wade...
Today COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBS — Wichita St. at UConn ESPN2 — Wake Forest at North Carolina ESPNU — Miami (Ohio...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at NEW ORLEANS 5½ 215 New York Miami 1 205 at ORLANDO San Antonio 5 195½ at...
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —Vo-Tech’s Owen Petry and Alex Marsters combined to score 29 points, and the Rams rallied past...
Today BASKETBALL High school girls Danville at Wellsboro........... 12:30 p.m. Panther Valley at Vo-Tech...
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‘Male’ leopard actually a female NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On closer examination, a rare clouded leopard born at the...
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s public schools are becoming less white, but black students still lag behind their white...
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Coal-based electronics might sound like a science fiction invention, but they are a very real focus of...
VAIL, Ariz. (AP) — A southern Arizona school district is looking to build a village of tiny homes in order to attract...
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NEW YORK — The wave of sexual misconduct allegations that toppled Hollywood power brokers, politicians, media icons and...
DEAR ABBY: My partner of 11 years has decided he is no longer in love with me. He says it’s because he thinks I cheated...
As you contemplate all those “where to go in 2018” lists, here’s a twist: a list of places to avoid in the new year....
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are energetic, optimistic and friendly. You are also ambitious and determined. This is a...
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TODAY Prayer breakfast, Morris Family Restaurant, 6035 Columbia Blvd., 7:15 a.m., Doug Davis speaking. SUNDAY New...
STILLWATER — Stillwater Christian Church is planning a clothing giveaway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8. The...