Stories from Saturday, February 2, 2019

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Berwick motorist high on pot when he hit Sunbury man, authorities allege
BLOOMSBURG — A man who slammed his car head-on into another vehicle at the west end of Bloomsburg in December — killing...
Pine Township pair: Necropsy attributes death to mare’s age
PINE TWP. — A couple charged with neglecting a horse that had to be euthanized says police and a veterinarian ignored...
Jewish reporter dons a hijab, relays tales of bigotry and kindness
I was nervous as I got out of my car Friday to walk into the Dunkin’ Donuts in Danville. My head was wrapped with my...
Fishing Creek Township couple left homeless
FISHING CREEK TWP. —Malfunctioning heat tape likely caused a fire that destroyed a trailer and left two people homeless...
Bloomsburg business to reopen Tuesday
BLOOMSBURG — For the first time in 15 years, Brennan’s Big Chill won’t be throwing open its doors on Groundhog Day. A...

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Benton Gun Show: Today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Benton Fire Hall; buy, sell or trade; no flea market...
1887: Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, held its first Groundhog Day festival. 1925: The legendary Alaska Serum Run ended as...
• Singer Shakira, 42. • Actress Kim Zimmer, 64. • Model Christie Brinkley, 65. • TV chef Ina Garten, 71. •...
Prison over popcorn death MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man who got in an argument with his cousin over popcorn and struck...
• Nescopeck Borough seeks professional services and advice for the following a street improvement and infrastructure...
Parents sue over frat death HARRISBURG (AP) — The parents of a Penn State sophomore who died two years ago after a...
TREASURE HUNT: 5-12-13-21-22 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 7-4 WILD: 7 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 8-2-0 WILD: 7 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 7-8-2-9...
 
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From “Little House on the Prairie” to “Ozark,” actor Jason Bateman has enjoyed a nearly 40-year showbiz career. Not...
MONTOUR TWP. — A three-car crash on Route 11 near the Sunoco gas station here on Friday afternoon closed the roadway...
BLOOMSBURG — Barbara N. Silvetti has announced that she will seek a second full term as Columbia County Prothonotary...
Woman gets DUI for pot impairment BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg woman was driving while impaired by marijuana when police...

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PennDOT retiree loved farming, hunting
Terry R. Robbins, 65, of Muncy Valley, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at his home. Born Jan. 21, 1954, in Muncy...
Veteran, Milco retiree enjoyed woodworking
Blaine E. Hartman, age 89, of Danville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, a patient of the Geisinger Medical Center...
Community and church volunteer loved travel
Dorothy M. Doncheski, age 86, 2050 Trevorton Road, Coal Township, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Mountain View Manor...
Active church member worked at Lady Esther
Fred B. Lutz Jr., 83, of Berwick, went to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Berwick Hospital. Fred was...
STATE COLLEGE —Temperatures could swing upward by as much as 80 degrees from the depths of the polar vortex invasion as...
Hemlock claims sewer bills unpaid BUCKHORN — Hemlock Township’s sewer authority has sued several customers in district...
HARRISBURG – Felony charges were lodged Friday against the former Deputy Superintendent of Finance for the Scranton...
MONTOUR TWP. — A woman staying at the Indian Head Campground was apprehended by police as she was leaving the area on a...
Alexandra J. Chamorro Edward Serrano and Jazmine Chamorro, Shickshinny, are the parents of a daughter, Alexandra...
A card shower is requested for Matthew Cragle, who is recuperating from his lengthy stay in Geisinger. Cards and well-...

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Super Bowl theme on highway signs PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Transportation is getting into the...
NEW YORK — One woman said police shrugged off her report of being raped by someone she’d been involved with, logging it...
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina pastor who launched one of the biggest churches in the country in the past 20...

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Nicole Christianson, a 26-year-old sales rep, was tired of writing big checks for tiny apartments. And she wanted to do...
LOS ANGELES — “Black Panther” broke through an Oscar category wall for superheroes. The Marvel blockbuster hit became...
LEWISBURG — The Campus Theatre here resumes National Theatre Live screenings with William Shakespeare ’s “Antony &...

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I don’t know if you investigate things around town, but if the sheriff is going to be in charge of security and parking...
Saints fans to boycott game with parades and parties
NEW ORLEANS — From the “Boycott Bowl” to the “Dunk the Referee” tank, people in New Orleans are finding creative ways...

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Many Pennsylvania residents will be interested in hearing what Gov. Tom Wolf has to say when he delivers his 2019-20...
THORN: When a state or city bumps up the minimum wage, does it help workers or hurt businesses? Yes. Scholarly...
I’m writing to invite you to participate in Better Angels. Better Angels is a nationwide organization with a local...
Eleven billion dollars. It was just reported on MSNBC that’s how much money the recent government shutdown has cost our...
Valentine’s Day is nigh. Here are more answers given by a group of kids, ages 5 thru 10, when asked questions about...
 
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DEAR ABBY: This spring, my entire family will be traveling 15 hours away for a wedding. I was excited about it until...
Job gains are robust WASHINGTON (AP) —The healthy pace of hiring the government reported Friday illustrated the job...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You are independent, creative and innovative. You are also charming and sweet-natured. This is...

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“Yesterday’s cloudiness gave us a trace amount of snow. It came from the northern edge of a weak storm passing to our...
DANVILLE — The Bloomsburg Pizza Hut worker injured when a pickup slammed through a restaurant wall Thursday remained in...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) —During the 35-day government shutdown, visitors at national parks and other protected areas...
MILLVILLE — Jason and Jonie Mellinger will speak at The Christian Gospel Fellowship at 10 a.m. Sunday. The couple...
 
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Pittsburgh trades away Brassard, Sheahan to Panthers
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forwards Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers on...
METAIRIE, La. — Anthony Davis wore a dark blue Pelicans hoodie with the sleeves cut off and “New Orleans” printed in...
ATLANTA — Sam Shields is one of just four Los Angeles Rams who has played in the Super Bowl before. He finds the...
 
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — After the opening round of the Phoenix Open, Rickie Fowler lamented a missed putt that would have...
Phoenix Open Second Round Rickie Fowler 64-65—129 -13 Justin Thomas 64-66—130 -12 Branden Grace 67-64—131 -11...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Kemba Walker scored 23 points, Marvin Williams hit two key 3-pointers and Bismack Biyombo swatted away...
PITTSBURGH — Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 5-3 on...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 51 38 11 2 78 202 144 Toronto 49 30 17 2 62 174...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 37 16.698 — Philadelphia 34 18.654 2½ Boston 32 19.627 4...
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Luka Garza scored 19 points, Joe Wieskamp added 16 and Iowa stunned fifth-ranked Michigan 74-59 on...
 
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ATLANTA — It may seem as though Aqib Talib says “goodbye” as often as the flight attendant standing at the front of the...
ATLANTA — Don Crisman knows precisely when the streak began: Jan. 15, 1967. The ticket price for the Super Bowl at the...
ATLANTA — Whenever he’s ready to hang up his cleats, Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski’s list of milestones should...
NEW ORLEANS — From the “Boycott Bowl” to the “Dunk the Referee” tank, people in New Orleans are finding creative ways...
 
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Feb. 2
Feb. 2, 1989 • Southern Columbia’s Bryan Wenner claims his 100th career victory, pinning Sullivan County’s Matt...
AUTO RACING 10 p.m. NBCSN — Monster Energy Supercross: round 5 of the AMA Supercross series, San Diego, Calif...
Today BASKETBALL High school boys Bucktail at Benton................2:30 p.m. Northwest at Weatherly........2:30 p....
DANVILLE — Corrina Petrus powered Danville with a game-high 30 points, Linae Williams finished with 13, and the...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Detroit 1½ 215 LA Clippers at Orlando 2 218 Brooklyn at Charlotte 6½ 217½ Chicago...
2018—Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia 2017—Tom Brady, QB, New England 2016—Von Miller, LB, Denver 2015—Tom Brady, QB,...
 
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TODAY Big Game Sunday, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 721 Monroe St., Berwick, 3-6 p.m., soup, sandwiches and porkette...
First Sunday program set NORTHUMBERLAND —Joseph Priestley Memorial Chapel will have its First Sunday Program from 9:30...

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