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  1. On Thursday, October 25, 2018, First News Now received word that there was a bomb threat this morning at the Towanda Area School District. In response to the threat all schools in that district closed around noon. According to Towanda Area School Superintendent Dennis Peachey confirmed that someone wrote the bomb threat on a bathroom wall. The school district's Facebook page stated the following post; "Students are begin dismissed early today beginning with J. Andrew Morrow students at 11:50. Towanda Elementary and Jr/Sr High School students will be dismissed at 12:00 from the Towanda Area Elementary School". At this time it is unknown if anything was found related to the threat discovered on the bathroom wall. The school district obviously reacted in the safest and most responsible manner by sending students home as a precautionary measure.
  2. Pennsylvania State Police based in Mansfield, Pa., are investigating a theft that occurred at Dunkin' Donuts located at 1442 South Main Street in Mansfield, back on July 28, 2018. According to police an actor contacted the Dunkin' Donuts store via telephone and posed as a corporate store manager. The person then had a store employee remove $672 from the cash register and deposit it on to two ($350) Walmart prepaid money cards. The actor then was given the credit card numbers and had the employee scratch off the numbers making the numbers illegible. Anyone with any information on this crime, please contact Trooper Paul Beard at (570) 662-2151.
  3. On Thursday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Deane Center for the Performing Arts and KC101.5 will present Penny Eckman, “The voice of Patsy Cline" in concert at the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. This popular entertainer will sing holiday favorites. Among them will be "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "White Christmas" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. She will also perform Patsy Cline songs such as "Sweet Dreams," "Crazy" and Walkin' After Midnight." Eckman started singing at an early age. A professional singer with over 35 years of experience, she has been performing country rock to classic rock from the late 1970s through today. She formed the rock band Shylock Foxx in 1990 and in 2013 created her blues band, Penny and the Shylocks. She also performs blues and classic rock with keyboardist Mick Collins. "Penny is great in front of an audience and can sing like nobody else in this area," said Hamilton-Gibson Artistic Director Thomas Putnam. "Our relationship with Penny began when she auditioned for the lead role in 'Always, Patsy Cline,' an H-G musical production. She won that role over 20 singers. She knew how to dig into Patsy’s style and yet make the songs her own,” said Putnam. Eckman went on to develop her own one woman show “Penny Sings Patsy” and has since performed Cline’s music at well over 200 concerts in multiple venues up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest. "We've done other musicals with Penny since then," Putnam said. "She has played Mama Rose in 'Gypsy,' Sophie Tucker and Mame. She's also performed in our Leading Ladies concerts, singing the signature songs of many top-notch vocalists. Penny is versatile. People are amazed by the wide range of styles she can handle," Putnam concluded. Audience members are welcome to bring beverages and snacks. Seating will be cabaret-style. Tickets are $15. For tickets and to reserve a table, call 570-724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com .
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