Stories from Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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Benton-area man allegedly looted rental home of over $14G in goods
For the Press Enterprise FAIRMOUNT TWP. — A man who rented a home from a couple not only failed to pay any rent but...
Second suspect freed in break-in at home of alleged drug dealer
BERWICK — One man charged with taking part in the burglary of an accused drug dealer’s home was released from prison to...
Sister, friends mourn ailing Bloom man, 49
BLOOMSBURG — Michael Smith had finally decided it was time. Due to his worsening health, Smith was reluctantly going...
Latest studies do little to settle debate over approaches to weight loss
NEW YORK — Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you’re planning to try to lose weight in...

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• Jazz singer-musician Trombone Shorty, 33. • Actress Kate Bosworth, 36. • Ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff (TV: “...
1900: U.S. Secretary of State John Hay announced the “Open Door Policy” to facilitate trade with China. 1929: The...
Men’s Free Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church kitchen, 320 Market St., Berwick. Clothing/household item...
• Hemlock Township’s board of supervisors will meet Monday at 7 p.m. for its annual reorganization meeting. • The...
Stabbings ‘terrorism related’ LONDON (AP) — Police in the English city of Manchester are quizzing a suspect and...
Teen charged in infant death PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 15-year-old has been charged in the death of her newborn son, who...
TREASURE HUNT: 7-15-16-17-30 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 5-0; WILD: 5 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 7-7-5; WILD: 5 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 8-6-9...
 
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When Vince DiAugustine died in 2013, it seemed likely the Berwick Theater he had fought to keep open and affordable...
WATERVILLE (AP) —Authorities say a man who called for an ambulance but then shot at emergency responders and held them...

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From Russian war games to lava flows on Hawaii to raging fires in California, images gathered from high above Earth by...
 
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HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf introduced himself at his first inauguration as an unconventional governor and then unveiled...
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers took the oath of office Tuesday, convening in the state Capitol on New Year’s Day...
BLOOMSBURG — Two civil suits were recently filed in local district courts. Defendants in such cases sometimes settle...
 
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In the six weeks since a lone gunman killed 11 people and wounded six others inside the Tree of Life synagogue in...
Schools’ bite is biggest
In case you missed it during the busy holidays, a couple of Bloomsburg’s elected officials last week said some things...
EDITOR’S NOTE: An excerpt from the most recent column by John Stossel. For years, I’ve heard American leftists say...
Much of official Washington, members of Congress, and members of the press who regard themselves as wise heads on...
The aspiring psychiatrists were attending their first class on emotional extremes. “Just to establish some parameters...
 
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DANVILLE — The first baby of the year at Geisinger Medical Center here was born at 1:07 a.m. Tuesday to Tiffany and...
Orangeville native owned sporting goods store
James “Jim” M. Unger, 83, of 48 Laurel St., Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 12:18 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at...
Nonagenarian was dedicated to her family
Ruth M. (Bunge) Breech, 94, of Catawissa Township passed away Dec. 31, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center. She was born...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Ruth L. (Garrow) Weller, age 102, of Boca Raton, Fla., and formerly of Bloomsburg, died at her home at 12:15 a.m....
HAMPTON — Vivian “Dolly” H., 88, of 411 Columbia Ave., Aristes - Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019,...
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) —Mali’s government said armed men attacked a central village, killing 37 civilians, in what appeared...
VATICAN CITY (AP) —Pope Francis ushered in the New Year with an ode to motherhood Tuesday, reminding the faithful that...
 
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Berwick Class of ‘52 to party Saturday BERWICK — Berwick High School Class of 1952 will hold a class party on Saturday...
Bridge club lists high scores ELYSBURG — The Ralpho Bridge Club met Dec. 18. Winners, listed from first place, are as...
50th anniversary Jack and Bonnie Keszkowski of Beaver Valley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28...
 
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Again, Daniel Miller submits a statement of ‘opinion’ that most illegal immigrants “go on instant welfare and food...
We were convinced our opinion of disgraced comic Louis C.K. couldn’t sink any lower. We found his 2017 apology for...
WASHINGTON (AP) —Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas...
 
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Cops: Six drew guns on theft suspects MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two men were surrounded by customers...
“When winter’s well underway, but the cold and snow have kept their distance, fans of skiing, sleigh riding, ice...
 
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Haskins throws 3 TDs in Buckeyes’ Rose victory
PASADENA, Calif. — Dwayne Haskins passed for 251 yards and three touchdowns, and Urban Meyer finished his coaching...
Eagles QB ‘feeling good’ after suffering chest injury
PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles will lead the Philadelphia Eagles into the playoffs. Coach Doug Pederson said Foles is “...
McSorely throws for 246, two TDs in last game as Lion
ORLANDO, Fla. — Winning 10 games, beating Penn State on New Year’s Day, and finishing in the Top 20 is no small deal...
PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger didn’t want to get into hypotheticals. Maybe because doing so would only make the...
 
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. —David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, Tuukka Rask made 36 saves and the Boston Bruins beat the...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 40 31 7 2 64 168 117 Toronto 39 26 11 2 54 144...
NEW ORLEANS — Pelicans guard Elfrid Payton has played in only seven games this season, and his team has won six of them...
KAPALUA, Hawaii —With a blue sky above and the blue Pacific on the horizon, Rory McIlroy was walking off the putting...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Terance Mann scored 22 points and Phil Cofer added 14 Tuesday, helping No. 9 Florida State hold off...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 27 11.711 — Philadelphia 23 14.622 3½ Boston 21 15.583 5...
The deadline for Russia to turn over samples and other data from its Moscow anti-doping lab has passed, leaving the...
 
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CINCINNATI — Bengals owner Mike Brown must decide whether to bring in another newcomer to coach his team, or return to...
DENVER — Every year, while a dozen NFL head coaches are preparing their teams for the playoffs, nearly as many coaches...
NEW YORK — It wasn’t long after Todd Bowles was fired as the Jets’ head coach that frustrated fans started asking the...
PHILADELPHIA — Mike Groh’s transition from wide receivers coach to offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles...
 
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Jan. 2, 1989 • All-American quarterback Steve Walsh tosses two touchdown passes to Leonard Conley to give second-...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Miami 6 206 at Cleveland at Washington 5 229 Atlanta at Charlotte 2½ 223 Dallas...
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. BTN — Nebraska at Maryland CBSSN — Tulane at Cincinnati FS1 — Seton Hall at...
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Joe Burrow shook off a vicious early hit to throw for 394 yards and four touchdowns, helping No. 11...
Today BASKETBALL High school boys Clemente Charter at Northwest.. 5 p.m. Benton at East Juniata......... 7:30 p.m...
FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Signed QB Tyler Bray to the practice squad. Released OL Willie...
 
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The mandate directing individuals to obtain health insurance or face tax penalties ended on Tuesday for most, but not...
BOSTON (AP) — Former “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey must appear in a Massachusetts court on accusations that he...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s dive team pulled a woman to safety early on New Year’s Day after another driver...
 
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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together for 34 good years. He’s a little older than I am and was married twice...
DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column discussing the use of aspirin, you made reference to the results of a study that...
NEW YORK (AP) — Audio has emerged of Louis C.K. apparently mocking the students-turned-activists from the Parkland,...
LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) —South Carolina’s congressional delegation wants a post office to be named in honor of a 19th-...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You enjoy group activities and are cooperative and competitive. You are hardworking and have...
 
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LOS ANGELES — Michelle Williams can’t believe it’s been a year since “the pay stuff.” Last year, while shooting the...
NEW YORK — While sitting next to Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay, Joaquin Phoenix describes how his tormented vigilante...
NEW YORK — Chloe Zhao is driving through the Arizona desert just north of Mexico on a research expedition for a film...
 
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