Stories from Thursday, August 8, 2019

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Berwick to review consumer rules after complaints of noise, fire risk
BERWICK — Council members said they would revisit rules for consumer fireworks after two residents showed up to...
SEKISUI near Bloom hosts 10 young workers through state program
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A new Pennsylvania internship program is enabling over 1,000 young people to participate in paid...
Man charged with theft of device at store
SCOTT TWP. — A man has been charged with theft of lost property for taking an iPhone another Sheetz customer had left...
Prosecutors: Philly man ‘fronted’ drugs to local dealers
WILLIAMSPORT — A Philadelphia man busted as part of a heroin dealing ring that distributed more than 700 grams of...
60-year-old claimed not to know alphabet, police say
SALEM TWP. — A driver pulled over for speeding was drunk and had his 12-year-old grandson in the car, police say....

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• Pop singer Shawn Mendes, 21. • Actress Jackie Cruz (TV: “Orange is the New Black”), 35. • Tennis player Roger...
1973: Vice President Spiro T. Agnew branded as “damned lies” reports he had taken kickbacks from government contracts...
Learn to Create a Mosaic: 9:30 a.m., Berwick Senior Center, 1401 Orange St., Berwick, free for people over 55 only,...
Kashmir crisis escalates ISLAMABAD (AP) — The political crisis over the disputed territory of Kashmir escalated...
• Montour Township will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 to consider allowing a request from Suez Water to convert a...
Review of nepotism case set HARRISBURG (AP) — The state’s top court will determine whether the head of a township...
TREASURE HUNT: 6-18-26-27-29 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 9-6, Wild: 2 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 2-5-0, Wild: 2 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 3-3-0...
 
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The Southern Columbia School District has a new lawyer for the first time in more than four decades. Long-time school...
BERWICK — A man accused of keeping a gasoline credit card from his former employer, using it to fill his gas tank and...
CATAWISSA — Matthews Fuel Service of Nescopeck alleges Bonnie Grenier of Nescopeck owes $315 for an unpaid propane bill.
MAHONING TWP. —A Bloomsburg man who drove through a stop sign while attempting a left turn from Lombard Avenue onto...

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Devoted to children, had deep love for animals
Erica Magagna, age 55, passed away at her home in Danville after an incredibly brave and determined nine-year struggle...
BRV nurse’s aide enjoyed family game nights
Patty M. Garrison, 91, of Bloomsburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. Born Sept. 7,...
WWII vet worked family farm for over 60 years
Harold L. Phillips, 92, of New Columbia, passed away into eternal glory on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at his home...
Funeral arrangements will be announced
Shawndra Michelle Alley-Stepney, 47, of Berwick, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center,...
Family man enjoyed woodworking, traveling
John F. Erdley, 96, of Danville, where he had resided for the past 67 years, went home to be with his Lord surrounded...
Avid music and movie collector enjoyed filming
Ricky L. Mensinger, 64, of Berwick, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Dec. 5,...
BLOOMSBURG — The 12th annual ArtFest is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Square downtown...
Paisley R. Woodward Ajay Woodward and Amanda Long, Bloomsburg, are the parents of a daughter, Paisley Rayne, born...
Cops: Suspended driver was on meth FRANKLIN TWP. — A man with a suspended driver’s license pulled over by police for...
 
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WASHINGTON — Expanding access to a promising but costly treatment, Medicare said Wednesday it will cover for some blood...
BERWICK — A pipe designed to hold and drain water flooding Steel Street is being moved over a block. The ground at...
LOS ANGELES — What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative question explored in...

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“With the second cold front in fewer than 24 hours crossing the state, today will be variably cloudy, warm and humid,...
Yellowstone officials warn of dangerous behavior with wild animals
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A man reaches over a railing to pet a bison on the head in yet another example of dangerous behavior...
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow’s ombudsman for children’s rights and members of a presidential council have expressed outrage...
 
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Summer is still the best time to enjoy fresh vegetables and enjoying those vegetables in salads of all kinds is a...
 
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DEAR ABBY: I will soon be retiring from a lay position in my church. As a former member of the choir, I’m being urged...
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am due to have a mammogram in July, but around the same time I am supposed to have a chest CT as a...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators want to know why Novartis didn’t disclose a problem with testing data until after...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A county mayor in southwestern Poland is promising a surprise award for the couple who next have...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You are responsible and realistic. You are also kind, considerate and generous. You are a...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Galveston’s police chief is apologizing after two of his officers, mounted on horseback, led a...

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I think we’re inching closer towards adoption, yet at times it doesn’t feel like it. We just found out that some...
I do not know of a single person who doesn’t like to save money. And the supermarket is one of the most important...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — FX says the next chapter of its “American Crime Story” series will dramatize the...

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A few years ago I had the privilege of assisting Sandy Davis on her mayoral campaign. I volunteered to work with her...
Some affluent Lake County (Illinois) parents used the court system to transfer guardianship of their teenage children...
Having cleaned administrative house, Bloomsburg’s Town Council ought to use this moment to reset its priorities. It...
Most media outlets are pro-Democrat and will lie and distort what they do or say. Every evil committed by the Democrats...
Every year, some thousands of internet sites go offline. Countless further webpages become inaccessible; instead of...
 
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Vaping eyed in lung damage MILWAUKEE (AP) — Doctors suspect vaping caused severe lung damage in eight teens from...
SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. (AP) — Crews have completed work to reinforce and preserve the historic adobe ruins of Nevada’s...
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — A fire that began early Monday at a 25,000 square-foot mansion kept firefighters from...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A type of fern that was thought to have disappeared from Vermont in the last century has been...
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The escalation of the U.S.-China trade fight comes at a particularly inopportune moment for the...
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Nationals Car Show is scheduled this weekend, from Friday through Sunday, according to a...

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I just want to say the headline in Friday’s paper about the Scicchitanos is so one-sided that not fair to the...
Mooresburg was laid out in 1806 and named in honor of the Moore family, who first settled in the area. There were 13...
 
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Boy honors late dad with lemonade stand DENVER (AP) — A 6-year-old boy honored a promise to his late father by opening...
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) —A Wyoming interim legislative committee has rejected a proposal to prohibit killing coyotes by...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —Schools in New York state can now install cameras on the stop arms of school buses to catch...
 
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She’s lassoed the role of a real-life Hollywood wonder woman. “Justice League” actress Gal Gadot is to portray “Boom...
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson faced criticism Wednesday for declaring white supremacy “a hoax,”...
Fox: Smollett won’t return to ‘Empire’ BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fox Entertainment chief Charlie Collier says...
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Laverne Cox sees this as a best of times, worst of times moment for transgender people. “We’ve never...

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A truthful but harsh observation can be made about the City of Baltimore but what seems to matter more than the...

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Yankees All-Star catcher rehabs with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
MOOSIC — All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez is within view of getting back to the Bronx to help power a New York Yankees...
MOOSIC — There were few offensive fireworks to be had for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Wednesday night, quite...
LATROBE — Personal stats don't mean much to Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt. The 24-year-old was...
STATE COLLEGE — Micah Parsons could hardly wait to see his face on the massive video board atop Beaver Stadium. He...
 
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Illinois' two senators continued their pressure campaign on Major League Baseball to be more proactive about fan safety...
East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away New York 75 39.658 — — 9-1 W-8 43-18 32-21 Tampa Bay 66 50.569 10 — 7...
BALTIMORE — Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka each hit two home runs, and the Yankees' long-ball outburst against the...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Reliever Brock Stewart allowed two hits over four scoreless innings in his Toronto debut as the...
CHICAGO — Ian Happ hit his second career grand slam, José Quintana tossed two-hit ball through seven innings to win his...
SAN FRANCISCO — Gerardo Parra hit a three-run homer against his former team, Joe Ross pitched six shutout innings of...
DETROIT — Ivan Nova pitched eight scoreless innings, and Chicago beat Detroit. Nova (7-9) allowed five hits, walked...
HOUSTON — Yuli Gurriel drove in a team record-tying eight runs, Gerrit Cole won his 10th straight decision and Houston...
SEATTLE — Mallex Smith doubled leading off the eighth inning and scored when Daniel Vogelbach beat out a potential...
AMERICAN LEAGUE Yankees 9, Orioles 4 New York 003 201 012—9 11 0 Baltimore 002 020 000—4 11 0 Holder, Tarpley (3),...
PITTSBURGH — Keston Hiura hit two home runs and drove in three runs, powering Milwaukee to a win and three-game sweep...
MINNEAPOLIS — Ozzie Albies homered twice in his second straight four-hit game, Ronald Acu??a Jr. and Freddie Freeman...
NEW YORK — Michael Conforto homered twice, Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil hit two-run shots and surging New York beat...
CHICAGO — Manager Joe Maddon says the Chicago Cubs have signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy. The 33-year-old Lucroy was...
CLEVELAND — José Ramírez homered again, Cleveland's bullpen combined on a four-hitter and the Indians beat Texas 5-1 to...
LOS ANGELES — Russell Martin drove a two-run, two-out single up the middle for the Dodgers' 10th walk-off win of the...
BALTIMORE — The New York Yankees have taken a wait-and-see approach to infielder Gleyber Torres' perplexing core injury...
 
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Hey, Kyler, this is for real. Sort of. Kyler Murray, April's top overall draft pick, will make his preseason debut...
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are donating $50,000 to a fund for victims of the mass shooting that killed 22...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Valentine Holmes was as massive a star in Australia as he could have ever imagined. The standout...
 

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Today in Sports History
Aug. 8, 1989 • Former San Antonio Spurs star George Gervin, 37, is arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and...
FRANKLIN TWP. — Tickets for the ESPN High School Kickoff game between Southern Columbia and Hammond High School are on...
Today No local events scheduled
GOLF 10:30 a.m. GOLF — LPGA Tour Golf: The Ladies Scottish Open, first round, Scotland 2 p.m. GOLF — PGA Tour Golf...
The Links at Hemlock Creek THURSDAY NIGHT LEAGUE...
P-Nut Bowl THURSDAY ADULT/JUNIOR Week 10 Team W L Wii Bowl 24.5 11.5 Kopps And Robbers 22 14 Strike Force 21.5...
There are concerns about the NCAA's new requirements allowing men's basketball players to sign with an agent during the...
BASEBALL USA BASEBALL — Named Joe Girardi manager of the 2019 Premier12 team. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES...
Aug. 8-12 — First preseason weekend. Aug. 29 — Final preseason games. Aug. 31 — Cutdown to 53-player roster. Sept. 5...
Aug. 18 — Pittsburgh vs. Chicago Cubs at Williamsport, Pa. Aug. 31 — Last day to be contracted to an organization and...
 

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