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Man Locked Up After Alleged Attack on Girlfriend

FISHING CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) had to be called in after police say a man attacked his girlfriend in Columbia County.
David Albertson, 50, is accused of threatening the woman with a gun and headbutting her at a home near Bloomsburg on Thursday.
The woman took off but left her toddler behind.
The man gave up when the SERT team got there.
The child is unhurt.

Deadly Crash in Columbia County

MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman is dead after a crash in Columbia County on Wednesday.
The coroner says Regina Cannistraci, 92, of Clifton, New Jersey, was a passenger in a vehicle that went off Snyder School Road in Mifflin Township then hit a tree. Cannistraci died at the hospital.
The driver was also taken to the hospital. There is no word on his condition.

Christmas Boulevard Lit Up in Berwick

BERWICK, Pa. -- A holiday tradition is up and running in Columbia County.
The annual Christmas Boulevard is lit up on Market Street in Berwick.
Volunteers put the finishing touches on the display this week.
The one-mile stretch provides people a way to enjoy the sights of the holidays while staying warm in their vehicles.
This is the 72nd year for Christmas Boulevard in Berwick.

Volunteers Creating Annual Christmas Boulevard in Berwick

BERWICK, Pa. -- If you've lived in Berwick for more than one year, it's a pretty safe bet you are familiar with Christmas Boulevard. It's a Christmas display on Market Street and it's in its 72nd year.
"It's a mile-long stretch of a light show, music, live action. We have carolers, we have Santa Claus there, we give out chips to everybody who comes through," explained Berwick Boulevard Association president Mike Monico.
Volunteers spent the day setting up for the month-long event. Monico says it's crunch time.

Centralia Church Featured in Reader’s Digest

CENTRALIA, Pa. -- Years ago, it was nearly demolished because of ongoing issues with underground mine fires. Now, a church just outside Centralia is receiving national attention thanks to a well-known publication.
Sitting on a big hill overlooking Centralia, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukranian Catholic Church is almost impossible to miss. Now, people from all around the country are becoming familiar with the local staple.

Hunters Take Deer to be Processed

CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- People hunt for all different reasons, but a big one is getting deer meat.
Justin Miller of Numidia never misses the first day of deer hunting season. It's something he looks forward to all year.
"I love hunting. That's pretty much what I do," said Miller.
It doesn't hurt that Miller got a buck just two hours into his hunting trip. He and his family eat the deer meat, so Miller took it to Adams Family Produce Palace near Catawissa.

Numidia Gets a New General Store

LOCUST TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- For 65 years there has been a general store on Route 42 in the village of Numidia.  The convenience store once known as Palachick's was well-known, and people were disappointed when it closed.
"Oh my word, we were sick.  The whole family was because of that convenience and being able to come here at just a moment's notice," Randy Long said.
When the Palachick family closed the store in July, business partners Todd Sabo and Scott Horne saw an opportunity.
"We just felt that we'd like to keep it open," Horne said.

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