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AP PA Headlines 1/13/19

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An original 1774 Philadelphia newspaper that was discovered at a New Jersey Goodwill is heading to a Philadelphia philosophy society founded by Benjamin Franklin.  NJ Pen reports The American Philosophical Society has acquired the frayed Dec. 28, 1774, edition of the Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser. The newspaper has the iconic “Unite or Die” snake design on the masthead and boasts three items signed by John Hancock.

Hancock pleads for the Colonies to fight back “enemies” who would divide them.  The society’s librarian Patrick Spero wouldn’t disclose how much was paid for the newspaper.  The society is home to some 13 million pages of historic manuscripts, including Franklin’s papers and the journals of Lewis and Clark.  Heather Randall, of the Goodwill in Bellmawr, New Jersey, says it’s fitting that the newspaper, printed in Philadelphia, is heading back there.

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman ran into a county prison to hide drugs in a bathroom after she crashed her van into a truck in front of the facility.  Prison Major William Aberts tells LNP that at around 11 a.m.  Friday there was a crash in front of the Lancaster County Prison and “the next thing we know we have a female running across the parking lot into here saying ‘there was just an accident. I have to go to the bathroom.”

A suspicious Aberts directed a corrections officer to do a sweep of bathroom, where they found “a rather large amount of suspected synthetic marijuana.”  City police Lt. Bill Hickey says the woman will be charged with various traffic violations including driving without a license and lacking vehicle registration, as well as misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

One person was injured in the crash.

FRANCONIA, Pa. (AP) — One of the Franconia Elementary School Buddies in Blue students was going through a challenge.  The police officer paired with him in the mentoring program was notified and went to the boy’s home to talk to him.  “The next day, he was like a new kid,” Franconia Elementary School Principal Laura Heineck said.  Buddies in Blue, which was started as a pilot program the beginning of the school year, matches up six Franconia Township Police Department officers with five students, she said.

“It’s just more of a mentoring and bonding with students that the school has identified as kids that could use a little bit more support,” said Off. Tim Boyle, president of the Franconia Police Benevolent Association.  The officers and students met at a pizza party that included the students, their siblings and their mothers, Boyle said.  “What we do is we just stay in contact with them,” he said.  That can include things like stopping by at recess, lunch or other times, Heineck and Boyle said.  “They’ll play with the kids, which has really benefited all the kids,” Heineck said. “It’s nice for all our students to see that partnership.”

There’s no set schedule for the officers to meet with the students and the get-togethers aren’t all at school, Boyle said.  “All the officers have volunteered their time. They do this on their own time, which is really nice,” Heineck said.  There are also plans to have some outings for all five of the students and the officers doing things together, Boyle said.  The Buddies in Blue officers and students took part together in the Souderton Holiday Parade in December, Heineck said.  “It’s really having that positive role model,” she said of the program. Having police officers, rather than other community members, as the mentors adds to the program, she said.  All five of the students in the program are part of single-mother homes, Boyle said.

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Features 

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine.  The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday. Other inductees include Tom T. Hall, who Johnny Cash called his “all-time favorite songwriter”; Jack Tempchin, who co-wrote songs for the Eagles and Glenn Frey’s solo albums; and Dallas Austin, the songwriter behind radio hits for TLC, Monica, Pink, Boyz II Men, Madonna and more.

Elliott is just the third rapper to enter into the Songwriters Hall, following Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri’s inductions in 2017 and 2018, respectively. While she’s written her own raps, Elliott has also lent her writing skills to everyone from Beyonce to Whitney Houston to the late icon Aaliyah.  The new class of songwriters will officially be inducted on June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:  On WKOK and WKOK.com, NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas.  ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.; John Delaney, Democratic candidate for president

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; former Obama housing chief Julian Castro, a possible Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis.  “Fox News Sunday” — Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Chris Coons, D-Del.

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PA Sports Stories, Scores & Skeds

 LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nate Sestina scored 14 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, Bruce Moore had 13 points and 15 rebounds and Bucknell rallied to beat American 55-54 on Saturday.  Bucknell led 55-52 on Sestina’s back-to-back 3s with 1:18 left. Jimmy Sotos missed a free throw and Sam Iorio’s rebound gave the Eagles the ball with 18 seconds to go but they turned it over. Bucknell missed a free throw before Sa’eed Nelson missed a shot in the lane and his 3 at the buzzer went in and out.

American led by as many as 10 in the first half but Bucknell closed on a 10-2 run and trailed 30-28 at halftime after shooting 40 percent but making just 1 of 10 from 3-point range.  The Bison (9-7, 3-1 Patriot League) finished shooting 39 percent.  Nelson scored 18 with seven assists and Iorio had 12 boards and two blocks for the Eagles (8-7, 2-2), who shot 37 percent. The Bucknell men’s basketball team plays on our sister station Eagle 107 (107.3FM).

LINE MOUNTAIN – The Shikellamy Braves wrestling team went 4-1 at the Line Mountain duals Saturday. The Braves started by beating previously undefeated North Star before being routed by Huntington, then beat Lewisburg, Pocono West and Line Mt. This match was, and all Shikellamy wrestling matches are, on Newsradio 1070 WKOK and/or WKOK.com.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Loyalsock 52, Southern Columbia 35

Loyalsock 69, Athens 61

Mount Carmel 71, Mifflinburg 57

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Benton 50, Columbia-Montour 33

East Juniata 43, Upper Dauphin 22

Greenwood 47, Newport 22

Hughesville 37, Bloomsburg 32

Loyalsock 52, Southern Columbia 35

Mifflinburg 42, Milton 34

Montoursville 44, Central Columbia 17

Mount Carmel 47, South Williamsport 28

Muncy 47, Millville 39

Shamokin 55, Midd-West 23

Shikellamy 34, Selinsgrove 22

Sullivan County 51, Montgomery 33

Towanda 54, Troy 38

Warrior Run 43, Lewisburg 37

Williamsport 56, Pottsville Nativity 52

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