At 8:32 a.m. on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in a violent blast that blew out the north side of the mountain. Everything within eight miles — man, beast, and vegetation — met with instant death and destruction. Shock waves leveled everything within their path, including centuries-old trees, for another 19 miles. Beyond that, the trees that remained were nothing more than standing matchsticks, seared of leaves and life. Read more

WEST SHAMOKIN (2-1) at CAMBRIA HEIGHTS (4-0): West Shamokin’s defense was torn up by Homer-Center’s evolving offense last week, and Friday the Wolves face the top-ranked defensive team in the conference.

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Fall is a great time to fish with wild minnows. Indigenous species of minnows trapped from local creeks, found within the same watershed being fished, are forage that gamefish are accustomed to feeding on. Being wild, when approached by a predator, they react as nature programmed them to do,…

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NEW YORK (AP) — “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is the top film at the box office for the third straight weekend, but the muted reception for Clint Eastwood's “Cry Macho” suggests older moviegoers still aren't as eager to return to theaters.

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NEW YORK — Anthony Doerr, Richard Powers and Lauren Groff are among this year’s nominees on the National Book Awards’ fiction longlist, which also includes Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ epic debut novel “The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois,” already an Oprah Winfrey selection and finalist for the …