SHAMOKIN — The Lower Anthracite Model Railroad Club, located on the second floor of the American Legion Building, is hopeful that they’ll be able to have its annual December open houses this year, though a collapse of it’s ceiling in August may prohibit it from happening.

SHAMOKIN — Continuing to be positive voices in the community was Shamokin Area Businesses for Economic Revitalization’s (SABER) main message to its members at a meeting Thursday night.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis on Friday reduced that amount in his final order in the case by $107 million because of his miscalculation.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the church severed its century-long tie with the Boy Scouts of America because the organization made changes that pushed it away from the church.

NEW YORK (AP) — Ayesha Curry is used to a holiday on the road with lots of people, but with three-time NBA champion Steph Curry sidelined due to injury, the family is planning to have a much more intimate celebration at home — and she’s looking forward to it.

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift said Thursday that she may not perform at the American Music Awards and may have to put other projects including a forthcoming Netflix documentary on hold because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs.

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A boy described as bright, quiet and “normal” pulled a gun from his backpack on his 16th birthday and opened fire at his high school before saving the last bullet for himself, authorities said.

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Spanish singer Rosalía, the breakthrough performer known for blending flamenco music with sounds like reggaeton and Latin trap, won album of the year at the 2019 Latin Grammys, becoming the first solo female performer to win the top honor since Shakira’s triumph 13 years ago.

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Residents say the airstrike came without warning: With fighting raging between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants throughout Gaza, two loud blasts shook the night, destroying the Abu Malhous home and killing eight members of the family in a split second.

TOP PHOTO: Krista McGinley and Bobbi Lyden, at right, of Murray Insurance of Shamokin, and Greg Berezovske Jr., at left, a fireman with Friendship Fire Co., Shamokin, delivered pizzas donated by Two Guys from Italy for the Fire Prevention Coloring Contest Tuesday. The pizzas were awarded to …

Florida rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest at a May concert, according to local reports.

MANDATA — The Line Mountain Elementary School students were attentive and engaged as speaker Nick Scott told them they are “beautiful or handsome and to believe in themselves.” Scott is a 37-year-old motivational speaker who is a paraplegic weightlifter and ballroom dancer. His message was “…

KULPMONT — Robert Slaby defeated, by a single vote, Kulpmont Council President Walt Lutz, 351-350, in the race for a four-year seat on council, according to official results released Wednesday by the Northumberland County Board of Elections.

KULPMONT — Borough council Wednesday night approved a projected budget for 2020 that doesn’t require any tax increases.

The aunt of a child abuse victim who suffered at least 44 injuries during multiple attacks is now the legal guardian for the girl following a hearing Wednesday morning at the Northumberland County Courthouse.

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said.