Stories from Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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Hemlock to vote on proposed usage change for 115 acres next to Columbia Colonnade
HEMLOCK TWP. — A proposed change to the zoning map here would open the door to future development on land north and...
Chief says investigator confirmed burning grease ignited blaze that spread rapidly
BERWICK — Mayor Tim Burke is setting up a collection to help the victims of a fire that destroyed one house and damaged...
Supers decide to add signs at risky crossing and lower speed limit
MIFFLINVILLE — Mifflin Township supervisors recently voted to install two new stop signs at Jarrard and Hofnagle School...
‘I learned a lot being in jail,’ Berwick man tells judge
BERWICK — A man accused of stealing a motorcycle and trying to sell it told a judge he is anxious to make amends. “I...
Bloom man and Berwick man face drug charges
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — Two men had meth, drug paraphernalia and a machete in their possession when they were pulled over by...

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• Rock musician Noah Sierota (Echosmith), 23. • Olympic gold medal ice dancer Meryl Davis, 32. • Actress Eden Riegel...
1818: The first edition of the Gothic novel “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus” by English author Mary Shelley,...
Today is New Year’s Day.
Dem signals White House run WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward...
• Locust Mutual Fire Insurance Co. will hold its annual reorganization meeting on Saturday at the Valley Chemical Fire...
Diner ends 24-hour service PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of Philadelphia’s classic diners is ending its overnight shift....
TREASURE HUNT: 4-8-13-26-29 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 8-5; WILD: 9 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 5-2-9 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 1-5-3-6 MIDDAY...
 
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SCRANTON (AP) — The second-warmest year on record in northeast Pennsylvania would have passed with little fanfare in...
With the beginning of the year, area fire departments have elected their new slates of officers. Here are the choices...
SHICKSHINNY LAKE —Want to start off the new year today with a cold dose of reality? Look no further than Shickshinny...

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YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala (AP) — White flowers and flickering candles sat atop a low table inside the simple wooden home...
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s an Auld Lang Syne of the times: For the first time, a police drone kept watch over the New Year’s...
March wasn’t canceled CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Dec. 26 about women’s rights events in January, the Associated Press...
Nia L. Rhodes Ralph and Tina Rhodes of Paxinos are the parents of a daughter, Nia Liberty, born Saturday, Dec. 22,...
A thinking-of-you card shower is planned for Dorothy Knelly of Berwick. Cards and well-wishes may be sent to her at...
DETROIT (AP) — No collusion! (Or at least a lot less of it.) That’s according to a Michigan school’s latest “List of...
NEW YORK (AP) — A newborn New Yorker has been named after the expressway where she was born in her parents’ minivan....

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It’s the lament of first-time homebuyers in just about every housing market: There aren’t enough entry-level homes...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats introduced a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) —To get elected as a district attorney, sounding tough on crime used to be the most effective...

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The evidence is stacking up: Raising the minimum wage does not kill jobs. Opponents of a higher wage make that...
THORN: It’s been 17 years since the 9/11 attacks. We’ve been waging war ever since, mainly in Iraq and Afghanistan. As...
Several writers to the “30 Seconds” have written about the alleged sale of United States uranium to Russia. A recent...
My DVR recorded an obscure black-and-white movie in the middle of the night, just before Christmas, on TCM. Made in...
1. I will never again take sleeping pills and laxatives on the same night. 2. I will make a handful of people believe...
 
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New England had a wild 2018
BOSTON (AP) — Things got a little wild in New England in 2018 — as in actual animals weaseling their way into the...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The sheriff of a Florida county where a gunman killed 17 students and staff at a high...

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As forecast falls, U.S. looks to West Virginia
MADISON, W.Va. — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read that a new drug, Xofluza, has been approved to treat flu. Is there something about it (if known...
AP Data Journalist NEW YORK — Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are...
Q. Several years ago, my daughter was on a low dose of escitalopram (Lexapro). Once, when she had a cough, I gave her a...
 
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Mountain Top — An information session for those considering weight-loss surgery is slated for Monday, Jan. 7....

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — At Granny Shaffer’s restaurant in Joplin, Missouri, owner Mike Wiggins is reprinting the...
“2018 has been an awfully wet year across a large part of the nation, including our state. Many locations from the Gulf...
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Ex-Canes assistant leaves Temple without a coach
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Manny Diaz woke up Sunday morning as the coach at Temple. And then the phone rang. What happened...
Boxer returns? Machado hustles? It could happen
Don’t worry about preparing for the shockers of 2019 because by now there’s little in sports that is truly shocking....
Ravens, Indy, Chargers among playoff newcomers
While the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams were mesmerizing pro football fans with their...
CINCINNATI — The Bengals fired coach Marvin Lewis on Monday, ending a 16-year stay in Cincinnati that included seven...
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Jan. 1 1989 • The Chicago Bears pull out a 20-12 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC divisional playoff game at...
COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ESPN2 — Outback Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Iowa 1 p.m. ABC — VRBO Citrus Bowl: Kentucky vs....
BASEBALL American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Designated RHP Austin Brice for assignment. Agreed to terms with C...
NBA LEAGUE LEADERS Scoring G FG FT PTS AVG Harden, HOU 32 310 289 1055 33.0 Durant, GOL 37 365 263 1059 28.6 Davis...
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“If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one your with.” Does anyone really subscribe to this idea? This was...
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DEAR READERS: Welcome to 2019! A new year has arrived, and with it our chance for a new beginning. Today we have an...
Give her any chance, she’d take it. Penny Marshall was truly in “A League” of her own. The “Laverne & Shirley”...
Stocks were moving higher on Wall Street on Monday, as of our mid-afternoon press time, as investors held out new hope...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You have high morals. To others, you always appear to be calm and collected. This is your...

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INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Move over pot stickers, here comes another Asian dumpling. South Korea’s largest food...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown is leaving office Jan. 7 after signing more than 1,000...

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