Stories from Sunday, December 30, 2018

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Abusers invited for assessment, treatment aid Friday in Berwick
BERWICK — Drug addicts and alcoholics can receive free assessments and help getting into treatment Friday at Reliance...
BERWICK — For the last two years, Berwick Police Chief Kenneth Strish has been tracking every overdose call police have...
Foster home, donations for care sought for dog disabled by fall
MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. — Like a typical puppy, 18-week-old Labrador-Rottweiler mix Raven is pleasant, friendly and...
Prosecutor seeking re-election points to office efficiency
DANVILLE — Montour County District Attorney Angela Mattis recalls being out for dinner one night with a group of...
Strangulation suspect jailed; bail set at $10G
ANTHONY TWP. — A woman is accused of wrapping her boyfriend’s head in a headlock and choking him during an alcohol-...
19-year-old studying carpentry freed, will face charges in court
BERWICK — A teen accused of taking part in a robbery last Christmas Eve says he has turned his life around and looks...

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• NBA player LeBron James, 34. • Actress Eliza Dushku, 38. • TV personality-boxer Laila Ali, 41. • Golfer Tiger...
Special Bingo: 6:30 p.m., free pork and sauerkraut before bingo starts, Nescopeck Fire Company, Warren Street....
• Danville’s Zoning Hearing Board will meet 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 to consider a special exception request to put two...
1853: The United States and Mexico signed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to buy some 45,000 square miles of land...
Car driven under airliner BERLIN (AP) — A man forced open a locked gate on the security perimeter of Hannover Airport...
Plea deal in robbery case READING (AP) — A man charged in the death of a Verizon store employee that allegedly was...
TREASURE HUNT: 5-16-21-25-27 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 4-4, Wild: 5 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 4-5-0, Wild: 5 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 5-7-4...
 
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We called it! Netflix’s Western family dramedy “The Ranch” returned this month without embattled star Danny Masterson...
Suspect in thefts of pickup parts still sought by police
MILLVILLE — A Berwick-area man, already wanted for stealing parts from a Dodge Ram in an effort to restore his own...
Man charged with spraying graffiti BLOOMSBURG — A town man was charged with criminal mischief after police say he...
HEMLOCK TWP. — A Shenandoah woman who was pulled over for of a suspended license here was in possession of 74 bags of...
FISHING CREEK TWP. —A Shickshinny man who was pulled over for driving erratically along Ridge Road was drunk, according...
 
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NEWVILLE (AP) — In all of his 30 years of farming, Rick Mains has never seen a harvest season as bad as the one that...
PITTSBURGH (AP) —When it snowed, Betty Nemchik always knew the sidewalks outside St. James Roman Catholic Church would...
 
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Danville native helped start family business
Ruth S. Maust, age 93, of Bradenton, Fla., peacefully passed to the next life on Dec. 27, 2018. She was born into...
HARRISBURG — The nation’s largest bank, Wells Fargo, has agreed to pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank...
Celebration of life to be held this summer
Grace Marie Hachtman, age 93, of Shohola passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Maria Hall, Danville. She...
Donations by Press Enterprise readers tallied during Christmas week have brought the total in this year’s Brighter...
Hughesville man was born in Connecticut
Robert G. DiLella, (aka Bob, Bobby), 64, of Hughesville passed away due to lung cancer on Christmas evening at home,...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A new program in Oklahoma that uses automatic license plate scanning technology to search for...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) —Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro says that on taking office, he will issue a decree...
‘White Christmas’ by Irving Berlin In some versions of a story Dec. 27, the Associated Press reported that a...
 
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Coal barges sink near Louisville LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) —Three coal barges sank in the Ohio River near Louisville...
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) —After struggling for decades, the bighorn sheep population in the Big Thompson and St. Vrain...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials have informed organizers of the Burning Man counter-culture festival in Nevada that...
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) —North Carolina police are investigating after a man accused of shoplifting ran over another...
 
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“We are rapidly approaching what is normally the time of winter when it can become awfully cold, with nighttime...
 
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Special to the Press Enterprise BERWICK — Patients seeking appointments with primary care providers or urgent care for...
Dear Mr. Berko: About four years ago, I bought 200 shares of FireEye at $53, and two months later, it had fallen to $...
Bloomsburg — First Columbia Bank and Trust Company recently promoted Brooke Pennington to Vice President, a press...
Dear Mr. Berko: I have eight long-term maturity bonds from eight different public companies, each with coupons between...
WATSONTOWN — A century-old brick company here has been purchased by a Tennessee firm at the end of the year, a press...
 
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LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital has welcomed several advanced practitioners to its family of services....
WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC Susquehanna has added board certified vascular surgeon Casey Yossa, MD, to UPMC Susquehanna’s Heart...
WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC Susquehanna has added Amitabha Mitra, MD, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, to its plastic and...
LEWISBURG – Rachel Smith has been named vice president of human resources at Evangelical Community Hospital. A...
 
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ROSE: It was a Christmas the Mullins family of Huntington Township will never forget, for the worst of reasons: a fire...
EDITOR’S NOTE : Excerpts from reporting by John Nichols in The Nation; www.thenation.com The United States Postal...
Happy New Year! Overall this last year has been a good one, and 2019 holds strong promise. Unfortunately Democrat...
Several important issues for people of faith are front and center in Pennsylvania for 2019. First, Gov. Tom Wolf has...
There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses. One...
 
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With several township recycling programs in Montour County ending on 12/31/2018 due to lack of funds, I suspect that...
 
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Dead, blue chickens at church’s doorstep GREENWOOD, Del. (AP) — A weekend collision brought an unusual group to a...
SAVANNAH, Ga. — One exhibit contains a hinged wooden box that held a bottle of champagne before it was smashed across...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) —Nearly $17 million in Deepwater Horizon oil spill money would rebuild a barrier island bird rookery...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has sent dozens of young Rikers Island inmates to an upstate jail where they have been...
 
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2018 Infiniti Q50
This week, we’re behind the wheel of the impressive 2018 Infiniti Q50 Sedan, arriving in Red Sport 400 dress with all-...
: Greg, I just started reading your column on a regular basis in February and I enjoy it immensely. It is both...
 
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With Trump in office, there isn’t much to look forward to, present or future. No healthcare improvement, no Mexico...
 

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Philly needs Vikings to lose to keep playoff hopes alive
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles need to win and get help to keep playing and have a chance to defend their Super...
ORLANDO, Fla. — James Franklin didn’t wait long after landing in Florida to unleash some significant injury news for...
Clemson crushes Notre Dame to reach title game
ARLINGTON, Texas —When Clemson’s Dabo Swinney entrusted a team with championship aspirations to freshman quarterback...
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is modifying his jersey, using a marker to add an “s” to...
 

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MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, helping to turn away Brooklyn’s attempt to...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 26 11.703 — Philadelphia 23 13.639 2½ Boston 20 14.588 4½...
SUNRISE, Fla. — Jonathan Huberdeau scored with 1:06 left to cap a third-period rally and lift the Florida Panthers over...
TEMPE, Ariz. — Richmond Aririguzoh sank two free throws with 24.8 seconds remaining and Princeton held on to stun No....
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 39 30 7 2 62 166 116 Toronto 39 26 11 2 54 144...
 

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ATLANTA — Florida capped its big comeback season — and left Michigan reeling again. Lamical Perine had a 5-yard...
In a wild and crazy season, the biggest remaining tumult is in the AFC South. Houston leads and takes the division...
 

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BLOOMSBURG — Central Columbia had wins from Marcus Long (106 pounds), Jacob Busch (160), Isaac Gensemer (170),...
Dec. 30
Dec. 30 1988 • Barry Sanders scores five touchdowns, a bowl record, and rushes for 223 yards as Oklahoma State routs...
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AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England 10 5 0.667 398 322 Miami 7 8 0.467 302 391 Buffalo 5 10 0....
COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN'S) 12 p.m. BTN — Binghamton at Michigan 4 p.m. ESPNU — Mount St. Mary's at Minnesota 6 p.m...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Orlando 2 204 Detroit at Miami 3½ 211 Minnesota at Toronto OFF OFF Chicago at...
Saturday, Dec. 15 Celebration Bowl N.C. A&T 24, Alcorn State 22 Cure Bowl Tulane 41, Louisiana-Lafayette 24...
FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Waived QB Tyler Bray. Activated OL Kyle Long from injured reserve....
 

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Fish licenses on sale The 2019 fishing licenses are on sale at license issuing agents across the state. The price...
Bloomsburg native Mike Dubbs, who now lives in Southern Pines, North Carolina, is my guest columnist for the final...
Sportsmen were encouraged to kill as many hawks as possible as they migrated to areas near Blue Mountain.
 

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This New Year’s Eve, stay home. Heck, stay in your PJs all night. But splurge on some tasty, fancy fare that’s still...
 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second part of a column about the family’s fostering journey with Rayni and Jesse. By...
 

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In January, Amanda Sparrow Large, 46, of Belfast, Ireland, stretched the May-December union to new lengths when she wed...
NEW YORK — The top 10 albums of the year. 1. Janelle Monae, ‘Dirty Computer’ When Janelle Monae released the...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — No other city does New Year’s Eve like Las Vegas. Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Gwen Stefani are among...
 

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Guild donates to area libraries BLOOMSBURG — The Fishing Creek Herb Guild held its last meeting of the year with a...
Note: Some groups may not be meeting due to the New Year’s holiday. 31/MONDAY Bloomsburg Class of 1955, Monday, 9 a....
Dean’s list Emily Pitonyak, a bio-chemistry major at Keuka College, N.Y., attained the dean’s list with a 3.9 GPA for...
BLOOMSBURG — The Columbia County Traveling Library will be stopping at these locations this week: • Monday — No...
Senior Centers list this week’s activities • Benton — Monday: New Year’s meal; Tuesday: Closed. Wednesday: Coffee,...
Geisinger-Bloomsburg MONDAY — Info Desk: Closed TUESDAY — Info Desk: Closed WEDNESDAY — Info Desk: Caroline Creasy,...
BLOOSBURG — Meals on Wheels will be delivered by volunteers from First Presbyterian and Bloomsburg Christian churches...
Learn English country dancing free BLOOMSBURG — Free English country dancing lessons will begin Jan. 4 and run through...
 

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DEAR ABBY: My daughter is a professional woman in her mid-20s. She works in a demanding field with a lot of overtime....
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You are ambitious and determined to succeed. You have an optimistic outlook on life and are full...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sales for Michelle Obama’s memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book...