Stories from Monday, January 3, 2022

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Drug arrest caps last ‘21 shift for Mahoning Township policeman who had challenging year on job
MAHONING TWP. — It was New Year’s Eve, and four teenage boys were parked outside Sheetz here, looking forward to having...
Bloom couple facing drug-related charges
SCOTT TWP. — Police who stopped a car on Route 11 say they found about 200 baggies of suspected heroin or fentanyl,...
Workout builds women’s bodies, confidence, local instructor says
SCOTT TWP. — Sarah LaBarbera of Kingston knows her fitness classes aren’t conventional. Most of her students start out...
SCOTT TWP. — A woman police say hid a vape pen in a body cavity pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia....
Man allegedly unplugged shop’s surveillance cameras
BERWICK — A tenant allegedly crawled across the floor of his landlord’s shop to unplug surveillance cameras and steal...
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STORY TIME: 11:30 a.m., McBride Memorial Library, 500 Market St., Berwick. Al-Anon: 7 p.m., The Lighthouse, 1640 Main...
1959: Alaska became the 49th state as President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation. 1961: President Dwight D...
• Actor Alex D. Linz, 33. • Former NFL quarterback Eli Manning, 41. • Actor Danica McKellar, 47. • Actor-director...
CDC eyes test requirement WASHINGTON (AP) — As the COVID-19 omicron variant surges across the United States, top...
• Columbia County Water Mitigation Authority will hold a reorganization meeting at 3 p.m. Jan. 7, followed directly by...
Supers eye plastic-bag ban FERGUSON TWP. (AP) — Single-use plastic bag bans are gaining traction across Pennsylvania,...
TREASURE HUNT: 02-07-11-27-28 MIDDAY PICK TWO: 4-6, Wild: 9 MIDDAY PICK THREE: 7-7-7, Wild: 9 MIDDAY PICK FOUR: 7-7-...

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After 32 years of being elected to serve as Bloomsburg’s tax collector, Mary “Mimi” Ward officially retired at the end...
NESCOPECK — The New Year’s Day fire that damaged a home at 435 S. Second St. here started on the stove, Nescopeck Fire...
BERWICK — A woman locked herself in the bathroom and called 9-1-1 for help after her boyfriend threatened to cut her...
BERWICK — A man faces charges after threatening to have someone rob a store at gunpoint because he was caught...
 
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Mechanic was a decorated Vietnam veteran
Arnold E. Keller Jr., 73, of Sugarloaf passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. Born in...
Owner/operator of plumbing business
LaRue “Larry” Matash, 82, of Berwick died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital. Born July 25,...
Enjoyed bowling, traveling, Philly sports teams
With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Kathy Louise Stout, 68, a loving and devoted wife, mother,...
Bloom woman enjoyed working in her yard
Wanda J. (Pursel) Spayde, age 89, of 240 Crabapple Lane, Bloomsburg passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on...
Former farm employee enjoyed genealogy
Joy B. (Morris) Morris, 78, of Greenwood Township died late Saturday evening, Jan. 1, 2022, at Geisinger-Bloomsburg...
BERWICK — A 27-year-old man revived from an overdose turned out to have eight bags of suspected fentanyl or heroin in...
 
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HEMLOCK TWP. — A 37-year-old man caught moving equipment in a fenced-in area behind Travel Centers of America returned...

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... daughter of Jennifer Venditti-Roadarmel and Kevin Roadarmel, Bloomsburg, will turn 4 on Sunday. Her grandparents...
... son of Mitchell and Tarah Kishbach, Orangeville, turned 7 on Dec. 31. His grandparents are Zane and Gayle Kishbach...
... son of John Ray and Regina Bridges, Berwick, turned 10 on Dec. 28. Grandparents are Ralph Crouse and Holly Guffey,...
... daughter of Jamie and Ed Lowry, Bloomsburg, and Robert and Felicia Musselman, Benton, will be 12 Tuesday....
... son of Joshua and Brandi Bacon, Millville, will turn 8 Friday. Grandparents are Bonnie Leiby, Bloomsburg; Jimi and...
12.31.21: Ms. Garman: had you the guts to write me, you’d know that I’ve been a loving home to a number of abandoned,...
 
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“It’s going to be cold today, but that is what’s expected. January is the coldest month of the year. “Dress warmly as...
SCOTT TWP. — A Benton man faces charges after allegedly lying on a form for a firearm transfer. Francisco Charles...

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Postseason in sight for team despite distractions
PITTSBURGH — The end might finally be at hand for Ben Roethlisberger. Just don’t confuse the Pittsburgh Steelers...
Eagles rush to win, nearing playoff seed
LANDOVER, Md. — Jalen Hurts scrambled out of trouble to avoid a handful of sacks and ran the ball when needed with...
Players wouldn’t be as tempted to opt out of bowl games
Turning more bowls into playoff games would give more players a worthy reward for risking millions in potential future...
PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger has been flirting with the idea of retirement for years. This time, however, feels...
 
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BOSTON — Jaylen Brown scored a career-high 50 points, rallying the Boston Celtics from 14 points down late in the...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Brooklyn 23 11.676 — Philadelphia 19 16.543 4½ Boston 18 19.486 6½...
PITTSBURGH — Evan Rodrigues and Bryan Rust both finished off hat tricks in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins...
ATLANTA — Emily Engstler scored 14 points and hit a layup with three seconds remaining, lifting No. 3 Louisville to its...
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 34 21 8 5 47 109 101 Florida 32 21 7 4 46 122 95 Toronto...
 
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East W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div x-Buffalo 10 6 0.625 456 279 5-3-0 5-3-0 6-5-0 4-1-0 4-1-0 x-New England...
CINCINNATI — Evan McPherson kicked a 20-yard field goal as time ran out, and the Cincinnati Bengals earned their first...
CHICAGO — Robert Quinn broke Chicago’s single-season record with his 18th sack, and the Bears pounded New York. N.Y....
NEW ORLEANS — Alvin Kamara turned a short pass into New Orleans’ first touchdown in 11 quarters and the Saints beat...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. —New England returned to the playoffs when rookie quarterback Mac Jones threw three touchdown passes...
INDIANAPOLIS — Derek Carr directed Las Vegas to Daniel Carlson’s winning 33-yard field goal as time expired, and the...
ARLINGTON, Texas — Kyler Murray threw two touchdown passes to Antoine Wesley and Arizona held on to beat Dallas....
SANTA CLARA, Calif. —Trey Lance threw two touchdown passes and San Francisco closed in on a playoff berth with a...
INGLEWOOD, Calif. —Justin Herbert threw for two touchdowns, Andre Roberts returned a kick 101 yards for a score and Los...
BALTIMORE — Matthew Stafford shook off three turnovers to guide a fourth-quarter rally that carried Los Angeles to its...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo clinched a playoff berth when Devin Singletary scored two touchdowns rushing in the second...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdown passes as Tennessee snapped Miami’s seven-game winning streak....
SEATTLE — Rashaad Penny rushed for a career-high 170 yards and two touchdowns, Russell Wilson threw three of his four...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Brady coolly led Tampa Bay on a 93-yard drive in the final minutes for a victory over New...
 
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District 4 CLASS A W L Rating Northumberland Christ. 5 1.615 Lourdes 5 2.541 St. John Neumann 3 3.449 Bucktail...
Jan. 3, 1992 • Erik Kramer throws for 341 yards and three touchdowns as the Lions beat Dallas, 38-6, for their first...
Today BASKETBALL High school girls Northwest at Wyalusing...... 6:30 p.m. Valley West at Berwick......... 7:15 p.m...
Friday, Dec. 17 Bahamas Bowl Nassau, Bahamas Middle Tennessee 31, Toledo 24 Cure Bowl Orlando, Fla. Coastal...
DANVILLE — Danville Area Little League is accepting registration for the 2022 baseball and softball seasons. Baseball...
COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN’S) 6 p.m. CBSSN — Towson at Drexel 7 p.m. BTN — Wisconsin at Purdue 8 p.m. CBSSN — UNC-...
District 4 CLASS A W L Rating St. John Neumann 4 1.676 Northumberland Christ. 3 1.537 Lourdes 4 1.533 North...
College Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Alabama State 9½ at Mississippi St. Val. Towson 1 at Drexel at Oregon...
x-subject to collective bargaining agreement and end of lockout: Jan. 15 — International signing period opens, 9 a.m....
FOOTBALL National Football League GREEN BAY PACKERS — Placed CB Jaire Alexander on the reserve/COVID-19 list. NEW...
 
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NEW YORK — If there was one takeaway from 2018’s “Venom,” it was when you let Tom Hardy run loose, good things happen...
DEAR ABBY: A year ago, I was contacted by a half-sister I’ll call “Shyla,” who my mother placed for adoption at birth...
IF YOU WERE BORN TODAY You’re a true standout. You’re one of a kind. You love doing things in your own unique way....
DEAR DR. ROACH: When should a person have cataract surgery, and can you ever have them removed? I am concerned, as I...
EDITOR’S NOTE: The AP is answering your questions about the coronavirus in this series. Submit them at: FactCheck@AP....
 
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) picked a curious moment to ease up on its recommendations for the...
InsideSources.com The economy and stock market will continue to grow in 2022 but will feel the effects of inflation,...
 
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Its good to finally see police enforcing traffic laws. There is more to policing than drug busts and moral infractions...
 
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