CATAWISSA RR — Former Lourdes Regional boys basketball coach Pete Long was hired as the head coach of Southern Columbia’s boys team during a school board meeting Monday.

SUNBURY — Northumberland County Commissioner Kym Best filed a lawsuit Monday against majority Commissioners Rich Shoch and Sam Schiccatano claiming a petition filed Sept. 7 by county Solicitor Frank W. Garrigan was a direct violation of the state Sunshine Act.

SHAMOKIN — Approximately 36 people attended a soft opening of the new Lost Mine-d Brewing Company restaurant and pub on Sunday evening in Shamokin. The new eatery, located at the corner of Market and Spruce streets, is a joint business venture by co-owners Dennis Kaleta of Shamokin and Franc…

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COAL TOWNSHIP — At its monthly board meeting Monday evening, the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) Authority voted unanimously to reject all bids received for work on its exercise trail and readvertise. Board members agreed that once the work has been advertised for rebidding, the goa…

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has agreed to overhaul its civil forfeiture laws as part of a proposed lawsuit settlement announced Tuesday, limiting what law enforcement officers can seize and how it can use the proceeds.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help.

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state …

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general and several lawmakers are trying to apply public pressure ahead of a debate in the Legislature over giving victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to file civil lawsuits.

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes' house in South Carolina, but he dodged those bullets. Now, with Florence , he doesn't feel so lucky.

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MIAMI (AP) — Like hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, Florence will be remembered for unleashing a staggering amount of water over a vast area. The flooding unfolded just as forecasters expected, but many residents in the Carolinas still seemed caught off guard as they were plucked off …

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HOUSTON (AP) — The arrest of a Border Patrol supervisor on allegations that he killed four women calls new attention to the agency's problems keeping rogue officers off its force as it faces intense pressure to hire thousands more agents.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The second day of the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald began the way the first day ended: with a police officer who was at the scene the night of the killing.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work.

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 18, 2018--Biocom, the association representing the life science industry of California, today applauded the introduction of H.R. 6801, the Rare Disease (RaD) Fund Act by U.S. Representatives Juan Vargas (D-CA), Scott Peters (D-CA) and Tom Rooney (R-FL). Click …

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CHERAW, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's flight over soggy parts of the state Monday turned from an observation trip to a rescue mission when he spotted two people stranded atop a flooded vehicle, surrounded by water rushing into the area from Florence.

"The Proposal." It was a 2009 movie starring Sandra Bullock, but now will forever be the informal title of the 2018 Emmys telecast, thanks to a memorable romantic gesture from Emmy-winning director Glenn Weiss — who summoned the courage to propose to his girlfriend on live TV.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — After announcing that he'll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said he plans to invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people to …

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on the one ingredient brewers can't do without — clean water.

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NEW YORK (AP) — With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections.

SHAMOKIN — As students prepare to head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny — it’s a library card.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Monday that he plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the weeklong journey "to inspire the dreamer in all…