Stories from Saturday, February 8, 2020

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Simple assault and harassment charges filed in Berwick
BERWICK — A woman allegedly spread cockroach-killing powder across food and kitchen surfaces during a Jan. 26 argument...
Berwick graduate scuttles plans to be fighter pilot in favor of bodybuilding
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick graduate is spending the next few months in the Indo-Pacific, working on fighter jets aboard a...
BLOOMSBURG — The town is hoping to make a big bang this July 4: It’s begun planning an event that could include more...
Officials say South Centre Township fix is under discussion
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — For several years, Alison Hause watched as inches of water pool across Old Berwick Road near her...
Director at Montour County Children & Youth points out police needed warrant to assess home
DERRY TWP. — The Montour County Children and Youth Agency had been told that a disabled girl might be at risk because...

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1910: The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. 1922: President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White...
• Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, 30. • Actor Josh Morrow, 46. • Actor Seth Green, 46. • Author John...
Craft and Vendor Show: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., N4Cs, 42 Community Drive, Benton. Winter Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,...
Government blasted for virus BEIJING (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of the new virus has risen again in China...
• The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation is winding up its affairs. • Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical...
Judge under investigation PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge accused of making racist comments about a juror was barred from...
TREASURE HUNT: 7-10-16-24-26 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 9-4; WILD: 3 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 3-2-6; WILD: 3 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 5-0-2...
 
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Condemned properties in crosshairs
BERWICK — Council voted Monday to start sending warning letters to the owners of condemned buildings being considered...
BLOOMSBURG — A high school student taking a Bloomsburg University course was leaving campus Friday in her SUV when she...
SCOTT TWP. — Two Millville men had crystal meth on them when police were called to a trailer on Snyder Avenue in Espy...
BLOOMSBURG — A dozen people were placed into a probation program that will give them a chance to clear their records of...

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — With urgency rising in their presidential nomination fight, the Democrats’ top presidential...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) —Construction crews in southern Arizona have started blasting hills at Organ Pipe Cactus National...
Vape pen blast injures woman SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Emergency responders say a woman suffered burns when her vape...

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Abuse victim found dead EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman whose husband was on leave from the police department...
Border Patrol says move key to national security
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A long-closed road built through grizzly bear habitat in northern Idaho will reopen following...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) —Kentucky would ban the paddling of students under a bill that won House passage Friday after a...

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Former Northwest School District secretary
Patricia Ann (Phillips) Neafie, 78, formerly of Huntington Mills, died Friday morning, Jan. 31, 2020, at the Joe Raso...
Nuclear reactor operator enjoyed family time
Scott White Clements, age 68, of Berwick, passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at his North Centre Township home,...
Animal lover retired from Maria Joseph Manor
Joyce A, Quigg, 88, of Gardner Road, Turbotville, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, Feb. 4...
Bronx native enjoyed needlepoint, crocheting
Violet McGlinchey, 80, of Berwick passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Berwick Retirement Village II, surrounded...
Norovirus strikes in Louisiana
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — An outbreak of norovirus at a southwestern Louisiana casino has left at least 200 people sick...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hundreds more people evacuated from the virus zone in China began arriving Friday at military bases...
LONDON (AP) — A British doctor who sexually assaulted two dozen female patients was sentenced to at least 15 years in...
N.C. registered nurse was raised in Tamaqua
Darleen M. Shaffer, age 93, Burlington, North Carolina, went to her Lord on Jan. 28, 2020, where she joined her dear...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s largest casinos reaped more than $2 billion from gambling, food and beverage sales,...
DENNIS — Shirley A. (Wassell) Dennis, 93, widow of Curtiss Dennis, formerly of Cragle Hill Road, Shickshinny, passed...
Lucas A. Krebs Lauren and Wyatt Krebs, Berwick, are the parents of a son, Lucas Andrew, born Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020,...

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WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — This is a 22-year-old love story created at Barnes & Noble, but not sold there. It began...
PARK CITY, Utah — There was a thunderous reception for the disability-rights documentary “Crip Camp” at the Sundance...
NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s awards season may not show it, but the most popular films are increasingly diverse, a new...
Multiple studies have shown student debt can cause borrowers to delay getting married. For some borrowers, though,...

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Hours before the House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump for using the power of his office to sabotage our...
ROSE: For anyone who routinely travels Route 11 between Berwick and the Interstate 80 interchange, the best news of the...
Do you like living in a world with doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs, and artists? We wouldn’t have any of these...
The Senate’s acquittal of President Trump closes a troubling chapter in our nation’s history and concludes with an...
When my wife falls asleep in a public place, I shake her a little and yell, “DON’T YOU DIE ON ME!” People always...
 
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LEWISBURG — Eric Ian Farmer and his band are to perform folk and roots music Monday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Weis...
LEWISBURG — Cuban-based contemporary dance company, Malpaso Dance Company, is scheduled to perform at the Weis Center...
HARRISBURG — Sixteen Columbia County volunteer fire departments will receive nearly $190,000 in state grant funding...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday passed a $20 billion-plus aid package for Puerto Rico,...

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My heart goes out to the Evans family. It is just a very sad, sad, situation that this happened. I worked at Danville...

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Weinstein trial continues
NEW YORK (AP) —With Harvey Weinstein’s fate hinging largely on what his accusers remember about alleged sexual assaults...
BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man and his furry “accomplice” were taken into custody by authorities who said the man...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University will offer free tampons and other feminine hygiene products in the campus...
NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff’s mammoth Ponzi scheme can express views on whether he...
WASHINGTON (AP) —The temperature in northern Antarctica hit nearly 65 degrees, a likely heat record on the continent...
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian woman who is almost completely paralyzed and requires round-the-clock care for a terminal...

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“Several times each winter, cold air catches up with the back end of a rain storm and results in a period of snow. That...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s impeachment ended with a reminder of why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted the idea...
 
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Southern set to face Reynolds for 2A title
HERSHEY — Southern Columbia’s Ian Yoder earned the most notable win of his career on the biggest stage in the state...
Edmondson helped Tigers during injury recovery
HERSHEY — Even with a torn MCL, you couldn’t keep Southern Columbia’s Pat Edmondson away from the wrestling mats if you...
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies turned to a proven winner to lead them back to the postseason for the first...
PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton isn’t big on meetings. Or at least, having meetings just to have meetings. The new...
 
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NEW YORK — Jimmy Vesey had a goal and an assist against his former team, Carter Hutton stopped 37 shots, and the...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 55 33 10 12 78 183 138 Tampa Bay 54 34 15 5 73 196...
PHILADELPHIA — Furkan Korkmaz scored a career-high 34 points, Ben Simmons added 22 points and 10 assists and the...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 37 14.725 — Boston 36 15.706 1 Philadelphia 32 21.604 6...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Baseball returns to the field next week when pitchers, catchers and cheaters report to spring training...
 
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BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg University had pins from Christian Gannone (125 pounds), Josh Mason (133) and Aaron Coleman (...
AHL HOCKEY 3 p.m. NHLN — Hershey at Lehigh Valley ————————————————— AUTO RACING 11:30 a.m. FS1 — NASCAR Monster...
Feb. 8
Feb. 8, 1990 • Isiah Thomas scores 23 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 104-101 win over the Milwaukee Bucks....
Today BASKETBALL High school boys Wilkes-Barre at Berwick.............1 p.m. Benton at St. John Neumann..1:30 p.m...
NBA FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Milwaukee 9 218 at Orlando at Detroit OFF OFF New York at Charlotte OFF OFF Dallas...
District 2 boys Through Feb. 6 CLASS 1A Record Rating Nativity 15-6.571 Tri-Valley 11-9.454 Notre Dame 10-10....
BASEBALL American League TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Cody Allen on a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE...
Feb. 24-March 2 — NFL scouting combine, Indianapolis. Feb. 25 — First day for clubs to designate franchise or...
 
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NEW YORK — Whatever got a piece of gentle Titus in the North Carolina brush, it was trouble. Co-owner Cassandra...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pop singer Kesha made a false claim that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry when there’s “no evidence whatsoever...
CAMAS, Wash. (AP) — A high school principal in Washington state has resigned after a Facebook post suggested the late...
MEXICO CITY (AP) —Mexicans will no longer have to worry about where to park a Boeing Dreamliner when the government...
 
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TODAY Soup Saturday,Washingtonville Lutheran Church, 179 Strawberry Ridge Road, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., free soup, bread...
Concert planned at Berwick Bible BERWICK — The Rick Webb Family will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at...
 

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DEAR ABBY: I have never been in love before, and I have just learned the man I’m seeing is a former felon. It was...
Ford’s top auto exec retires in management shake-up DETROIT (AP) — Ford is shaking up its management after a poor...
NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury fashion brand Prada will take steps including racial equity training for its employees in New...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY: You place a great value on honesty and truthfulness, particularly in close relationships....

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