Stories from Saturday, January 1, 2022

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Geisinger plan aims to cut excess ER visits
Geisinger EMS ambulances are carrying some Medicare patients to urgent care centers, convenient care centers and even...
$125G grant matched for Montour County park
MAHONING TWP. — An early morning phone call Thursday brought good news to Montour Area Recreation Commission Executive...
MONTOUR TWP— Police say a man gave his brother’s name when they found him with brass knuckles and knives after stopping...
Berwick man charged with burglary, records show
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A man taken in for a night by his cousin later broke back into the house and stole $40 plus an SUV...
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• Olympic gold medal ice dancer Meryl Davis, 35. • Actor Eden Riegel, 41. • Actor Jonas Armstrong, 41. • Model...
1863: President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states shall be “...
CHRISTMAS BOULEVARD TEAR-DOWN: 9 a.m.-?, Jingle Hall, 237 W. 11th St., Berwick, also Market Street, Berwick; volunteers...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White, a television mainstay for more than 60 years, died at 99. She was best known as a man...
COVID cancels rapper’s gig NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prepared to revive its annual New Year’s Eve celebration in...
• Hollenback Township supervisors will meet to reorganize at 7 p.m. Monday, with the regular monthly meeting to follow...
Shooting victim is ‘critical’ PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two gunmen fired more than 65 rounds on a Philadelphia street,...
TREASURE HUNT: 4-11-17-27-28 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 0-6; WILD: 2 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 2-2-8; WILD: 2 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 8-3-8...
 
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For the third straight day Friday, Pennsylvania set a pandemic record for reporting the most new cases of coronavirus,...
BERWICK — A 30-year-old found carrying narcotic pills during a traffic stop pleaded guilty on a minor charge while...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is celebrating the 20th anniversary of euro notes and coins as...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Stranger Than Fiction extends greetings for a happy new year full of many notably strange moments....
Hard worker employed by Danville Sewer Dept.
Mark D. Betts, 51, of Danville passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, at his residence. He was born May...
Enjoyed family time, playing his guitars
Joseph P. Bourassa Jr., 46, of Mifflinville passed away unexpectedly at his home early Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. Joseph...
LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew wasn’t on trial in the Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking case, but her conviction is bad...
NEW YORK — “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is Joel Coen’s first time directing without his brother, Ethan. An expressionist...
 
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LOS ANGELES — If Mandy Moore is bracing for emotional whiplash, it’s understandable. She and her musician-husband,...
PORTLAND, Maine —Raymond Archer was on the verge of losing his home during the cold Maine winter last year. Then...
DENVER (AP) — Maryland repealed its half-century-old Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights. Washington state reformed...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The AP is answering your questions about the coronavirus in this series. Submit them at: FactCheck@AP....
HEMLOCK TWP. — Two vehicles were towed Friday morning after colliding near the Columbia Mall. Dea Fulgham, 42, of...
Minimum wage increases, animal protections and police accountability are part of a series of new laws taking effect...

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NEW YORK — With a touch of Barbara Stanwyck, a sumptuous Art Deco office and a deadly shade of crimson lipstick, Cate...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You’re made of the right combination of smarts and sass. You take a no-nonsense approach to life...
DEAR READERS: Welcome to 2022! A new year has arrived, and we leave the last one behind. As always, this new year...

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Former supervisor of Conyngham Township, Linda Tarlecki, was on the Columbia County trial docket in November. When will...
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) —“Winnie the Pooh” and “The Sun Also Rises” are going public. A.A. Milne’s beloved children’s book...
WEDOWEE, Alabama (AP) — The Rev. Athanasius Chidi Abanulo — using skills honed in his African homeland to minister...
MIFFLINVILLE — The Welcome Table at St. John’s Lutheran Church will be offering a free to-go meal on Saturday, Jan. 8,...
BLOOMSBURG — A prayer breakfast will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 7:15 a.m. at Morris Family Restaurant, 6035...
CATAWISSA — Kulp United Methodist Church will host local gospel band “The Evansville Gang” at 9 a.m. on Sunday. All...

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“Don’t go anywhere today without taking some rain gear with you. It’s going to be cloudy, cool and stormy as Winter...
It was a healthy year for big gifts to charitable causes in 2021. The year saw one of the largest multibillion-dollar...
 
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Another socially distanced Newby Awards for ‘21
AP Sports Columnist We had hoped the Newby Awards could return to a bit of normalcy this year. Ohhh, how we’d love to...
From court losses to political pressure to questions about how — and if — athletes should be compensated, the NCAA and...
TAMPA, Fla. — James Franklin and Sam Pittman are concentrating on the players who actually will be on the field for...
 
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The virus outbreak hasn’t just sent NBA teams looking for help from the G League. The NBA refereeing corps has had to...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Brooklyn 23 10.697 — Philadelphia 19 16.543 5 New York 17 18.486 7...
New Jersey coach Lindy Ruff tested positive for COVID-19 hours before the Devils' game against the Edmonton Oilers and...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Naz Hillmon had 29 points and 15 rebounds, her 40th career double-double, leading No. 9 Michigan to...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 32 21 7 4 46 106 93 Florida 31 20 7 4 44 117 93...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —Sam Hartman tossed three touchdown passes, two of them to tight end Brandon Chapman, and No. 20...
BOSTON — Basketball Hall of Famer Sam Jones, the Boston Celtics' “Mr. Clutch” whose sharp shooting fueled the league's...
 
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INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly walked into the team’s media room Thursday, stared into a computer...
PASADENA, Calif. —Utah’s first Rose Bowl appearance is a landmark achievement. For the 10th-ranked Utes and their fans...
Green Bay’s Matt LaFleur didn’t need much time as a head coach to discover the importance of letting his assistant...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The year was 2008. Brian Flores was elevated from his scouting role and became a full-fledged...
 
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Jan. 1, 1992 • Bobby Hurley scores seven of his 11 points in the final 27 seconds to help top-ranked Duke hold off...
Today No events scheduled ———————————————Sunday No events scheduled
AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Buffalo 9 6 0.600 427 264 New England 9 6 0.600 388 260 Miami 8 7 0.533...
BOXING 5 p.m. FOX — PBC Fight Night: Frank Martin vs. Romero Duno (Lightweights), Hollywood, Fla. ———————————————...
Monday, Dec. 27 Quick Lane Bowl Detroit W. Michigan 52, Nevada 24 Military Bowl Annapolis, Md. Boston College (6-6...
CHICAGO — World Series champions for the first time in 26 years, the Atlanta Braves were all set to cash in. With...
BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Signed G Brandon Goodwin to a 10-day contract....
 
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One of the most critical yet opaque decisions that governments make is the redrawing of legislative district lines...
ROSE: Forty-one years. Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken Jr. have got nothing on Gary and Nancy George of Mainville, who...
The Bloomsburg Fair is at a crossroads and facing a major decision. Is the Fair going to continue to be The Bloomsburg...
I want to thank Walt and Evy Lysk for caring for hundreds of cats. Paid out of their own money for food, litter, shots...
A father wanted to prove that he’s not just some boring house dad so he went and got his first tattoo. When he got...
 
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What a sad moment as a madison twp taxpayer, outgoing supervisors voted to purchase a new property to house offices and...
 
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Year after year, several thousand women in the U.S. carry an unintended pregnancy to term then offer the baby for...
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is displaying the creations made in its sixth annual Gingerbread...
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The judges of a Michigan university’s cheeky annual “Banished Words List” have a message...
NEW YORK — Tesla is recalling certain Model 3s because a coaxial cable for its backup camera can become worn and fail...
 
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