Stories from Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Critics blame Southern pupil suicide on tormentors
FRANKLIN TWP. —An emotional crowd of parents and students —some tearful, some angry and profane — blasted Southern...
She’s charged with possession for fifth time this year
BLOOMSBURG — Erika Marie Powlus was in the Columbia County Courthouse in early September on a set of drug charges....
Investigation launched into Greek activities due to ‘gravity’ of alleged incidents, official says
BLOOMSBURG — Reports of hazing have prompted a temporary suspension of all Greek pledging and new-member recruitment...

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1888: The public was first admitted to the Washington Monument. 1930: Laura Ingalls became the first woman to fly...
• Rock singer Sean Lennon, 43. • World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam, 48. • Movie director Guillermo del Toro...
Blood Drive: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Columbia Mall, Buckhorn. Blood Drive: 1-6 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 116 W...
• Supervisors of Main Township will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Main Township Fire Company to...
Cuomo: Limo not roadworthy SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — The supersized limousine that crashed and killed 20 people outside a...
TREASURE HUNT: 7-10-11-14-22 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 6-9 WILD: 9 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 9-5-9 WILD: 9 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 2-7-8-0...
Columbus Day vandalism PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are investigating several cases of vandalism related to Columbus Day...


 
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BLOOMSBURG — A man’s death Friday has been ruled a suicide.Kyle Ray Brophy died Friday at age 30 in his par- ents’ home...
Defendant allegedly said he would kill police
BERWICK — A man accused of threatening online to kill police officers quietly agreed Monday to send his case to county...
The Benton Christian Church will hold an Opioid Seminar from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 20 with Janene Holter of the...
MAHONING TWP. — A woman was locked up Friday after police say she sold crystal methamphetamine to a confidential...
BERWICK — A Berwick man, stopped by police because of an expired registration and a broken tail light, was found to be...
BERWICK — A Berwick man who police say put a woman in a headlock and squeezed her arms, pleaded guilty to harassment...
BLOOMSBURG — A Bucks County man was charged with phoning a false complaint to Campus Police about “a rowdy party” and...


 
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Secretary retired from State Farm, Nescopeck
Sara A. “Angie” (Pfahler) Pawlowski, 71, of Nescopeck passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at her home....
Longtime truck driver enjoyed Western movies
Harry W. Biddings Jr., 73, of Berwick died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at his home. Born Jan. 19, 1945, in Berwick, he was...
Carpet designer was avid golfer, piano player
R. William “Bill” Johnson, age 89, of Bloomsburg passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, a patient of Geisinger Medical...
Last worked as shuttle driver for Geisinger
Cynthia C. “Cindy” Sherwood, age 58, of 60 Jackson Road, Danville, died at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, on Oct....
Centenarian formerly operated beauty shop
Mary Isabel Beishline Phillips, age 104, of Danvllle and formerly of Bloomsburg, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2018...
Bless-Lee H. Durant Renard Durant Jr. and Sheena Martz of Berwick are the parents of a son, Bless-Lee Halo, born...
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a...
A card shower is requested for Wes Boudman, who is recuperating at home. Cards and get-well messages may be sent to...
ISLAMABAD (AP) —Pakistan’s Supreme Court postponed its ruling Monday on the final appeal of a Christian woman who has...


 
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STOCKHOLM (AP) —Just a day after a United Nations panel called for urgent action on climate change, the Nobel Prize in...
WASHINGTON (AP) —President Donald Trump declared a reprieve Monday for Rod Rosenstein, saying he has no plans to fire...
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California Roman Catholic diocese on Monday released a list of 34 priests who...
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Here we are again. I live at the end of a dead end road in the woods on top of a mountain. A week and a half ago the...
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by John Nichols of The Nation. Republican leaders of the Senate refused to...
Pennsylvania lawmakers have won widespread applause for enacting a law that forces the quick surrender of firearms by...
Liberal lobbyist Denny Wolff’s campaign is at it again, lying about my record as they planted a completely untrue...
After reading Ms. Madden’s letter to the editor (Sunday, Oct. 7) I am left to wonder why, while listing all the past...
The teacher asked the class to use the word “fascinate” in a sentence. Molly put up her hand and said, “My family went...


 
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The York Fair runs one day longer than the Bloomsburg Fair. Here are some of the York Fair’s prices/promos. Opening day...
If you want to keep your pregnancy a secret, make sure your gender reveal party can’t be seen for miles. That’s what...


 
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Alzheimer’s experts urge better dementia detection
CHICAGO — Too few people with signs of mental decline or dementia are getting checked during routine medical visits or...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 95 years old and was wondering if it would be advisable to have cataract surgery at my age. I had...
Toll heaviest in at least 40 years, CDC chief says
NEW YORK — An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease’s highest death...
Q. There was an article in my newspaper about some new research on older people in good health showing that taking low...


 
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“The above-normal temperatures we have been enjoying will continue for several more days, but it will become much...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It will take time to overcome the recruiting challenges that caused the U.S. Army to miss its...
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Boston strikes for 7 in fourth, takes 2-1 series lead
NEW YORK — Brock Holt became the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game and the Boston Red Sox routed...
Sloppy Eagles making mistakes in 2-3 start
PHILADELPHIA — Mental mistakes, sloppy turnovers and too many penalties have turned the defending champion Philadelphia...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A race car driver can have all the personality in the world but skills not much better than an old...
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CLEVELAND — The Houston Astros advanced to the AL Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a...
Of course Erik Kratz kept hoping for a moment like this. That’s why he stuck around, through a dozen big league...
ATLANTA — When the Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their already power-packed lineup with slugging shortstop Manny...
DENVER — The immediate picture for the Colorado Rockies looks grim: a slumping offense that couldn’t support solid...
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BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron had a hat trick, scoring his first just 30 seconds into the game, and Tuukka Rask stopped 28...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Toronto 3 2 1 0 4 13 13 Buffalo 3 2 1 0 4 7 7 Boston 3 2...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —For entirely different reasons, young quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense...
PITTSBURGH — Joe Haden understands how it looks. Spend an afternoon keeping the NFL’s leading wide receiver in check...
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Oct. 9, 1988 • Boomer Esiason’s three first-half touchdown passes help the Cincinnati Bengals become the only...
NFL AFC LEADERS Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int Rthlsberger, PIT 215 138 1664 11 6 D. Carr, OAK 202 144 1641 7 8...
MLB American League at New York OFF Boston Nhl FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Columbus -147/+137 Colorado San...
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Connor Ryan, Jesse Wandell and Will Bodenman all had a goal and an assist apiece for Central...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Appalachian St. at Arkansas St. ——————————————— MLB 4:30 p.m. TBS — AL Division...
Today CROSS COUNTRY High school Mt. Carmel at Southern....... 4:15 p.m. Jersey Shore at Danville....... 4:30 p.m....
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DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 30 years. Although my husband and I are both positive people, we have not had a...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You have an alert, watchful, observant mind; and you are warm, charming and generous. You are...
HAZLETON — Country music’s Mandy Barnett will perform Wednesday, Oct. 17, as part of the Greater Hazleton Concert...