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  • President Obama responds to Waverly Elementary students' letters WAVERLY TWP. — Earlier this year, the 51 second-graders sat at their desks with a pencil and piece of white-lined paper and brainstormed ways to make America great.Their assignment: Write a friendly letter, including the date, greeting, body, closing and | 4/19/2014
  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ranked No. 8 best city to raise family We are among the most miserable people in the nation, have the highest regional unemployment rate in the state and made headlines earlier this year for living in the “Most Hungover City in America.”But if you’re looking for a place to raise a family, pack | 4/19/2014
  • Main Street projects have boosted Moscow business The grant-funded project that has reshaped downtown Moscow helped the borough attract new businesses and was a boon to several existing establishments, according to an economic impact survey borough officials recently conducted.A $500,035 grant transforme | 4/19/2014
  • Correctional officer injured in slashing at SCI Dallas An inmate serving a life sentence for murder slashed a correctional officer’s face Thursday night at State Correctional Institution at Dallas, sending the officer to the hospital. State police said Joel Perez, 40, Lancaster County, slashed the right side | 4/19/2014
  • Jogger dies on Scranton trail of heart attack A heart attack was the cause of 51-year-old Frank Pallien’s sudden collapse Thursday evening, jogging on the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Trail, Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland said. | 4/18/2014
  • MMI students to compete at FBLA state event Students from MMI Preparatory School, Freeland, qualified to complete at the State Leadership Conference of the Future Business Leaders of America. The students received first- through fifth-place finishes during the Pennsylvania Regional Leadership Con | 4/19/2014
  • HAHS senior at PJAS state competition Joseph Habel, a senior at Hazleton Area High School, recently competed at the Region 2 Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences competition at Wilkes University. PJAS is a statewide organization of junior and senior high school students designed to stimul | 4/19/2014
  • Spangenberg headed for disabled list LOCAL BRIEFSpangenberg lands on DLSan Diego Padres prospect and Abington Heights grad Cory Spangenberg’s strong start to the season might have hit a speed bump.The second baseman was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a head injury retroactive to Wedn | 4/19/2014
  • H.S. TRACK HS TRACKTHURSDAY’S MEETSGIRLSWallenpaupack 120 Honesdale 30100 Hurdles: L. Aronica (H) 17.6, VanTine (W), S. Aronica (H). 3200 Relay: Wallenpaupack (Schmidt, Decker, Martone, LaFave) 11:16:6. 100: Jasmine Stevenson (W) 12.4, Hiller (W), Keulin | 4/19/2014
  • Clipboard CLIPBOARDFOOTBALL — West Side Falcons will hold early football and cheerleading registration April 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the field on Jackson Street. Cost is $50 per child for ages 5-14. Registration will be ava | 4/19/2014
  • Regional briefs, April 19, 2014 Officials question ‘historical’ requestWILKES-BARRE — It’s called the Luzerne County Historical Society. But a proposal to declare the group the county’s historical society is making waves after the county solicitor raised concerns over the impact such a | 4/19/2014
  • Volunteers color more than 3,600 eggs for annual event SAINT CLAIR - More than 50 volunteers hard-boiled, then dyed 3,600 eggs in shades of yellow, blue, green and pink Friday afternoon, getting ready for the annual egg hunt which is expected to draw hundreds of children to the borough today. "This is our 35 | 4/19/2014
  • Trek of the Cross held for 36th time in Gordon GORDON - For the 36th year in a row, the traditional "Trek of the Cross" on Good Friday was held in Gordon, moving along the borough streets, reenacting the walk of Jesus Christ to Calvary. One of the participants was Rose Yost, Gordon, whose late husban | 4/19/2014
  • Around the Region Ashland: Shepherd's Table free meals are held from 3 to 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 35 N. Ninth St. People should use the rear entrance. n Pine Grove: The fourth annual Easter community sunrise service is | 4/19/2014
  • ‘1971’ shows analog precursor to NSA scandal Documentary tells story of Media, Pa., break-in and what a huge deal it was for the way we live.NEW YORK — A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A power | 4/19/2014
  • Deaths stoke worries about pot edibles DENVER — A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused ca | 4/19/2014
  • 11th-inning squeeze play sparks ’Pigs past RailRiders MOOSIC — For 11 innings, the RailRiders and rival Lehigh Valley seemingly battled to determine who could find the most unorthodox way to score the few runs that actually crossed the plate.In the end, the IronPigs whipped out the suicide squeeze.On a night | 4/19/2014
  • B-Sens top Pens for East Division title Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s struggles on Binghamton’s home ice continue.BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Eighty miles of concrete made the difference between an East Division championship and a second-place finish for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season.Jean-Gab | 4/19/2014
  • H.S. BASEBALL: Marsico, West Scranton drop Abington Heights Mason Marsico allowed six hits and struck out four in a complete game effort to lead West Scranton to a 6-3 win over Abington Heights in Lackawanna League Division I play Friday.Marsico also had two hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases. Cole Stetzar knocke | 4/19/2014
  • Falling concrete limits parking at Linden garage The Scranton Parking Authority closed most of the Linden Street Garage on Friday after a section of concrete peeled off the underside of the exit ramp, the authority’s court-appointed receiver said.Only 90 parking spaces in the garage will be available th | 4/19/2014
  • Vet with PTSD to receive $3.1 million from government Fifteen months after he was awarded $3.7 million in a federal lawsuit, a Marine suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will receive all but roughly $600,000 of the verdict after the government agreed to drop most of the issues it raised on appeal.S | 4/19/2014
  • Captain of sunken ferry arrested; death toll at 29 MOKPO, South Korea — The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were al | 4/19/2014
  • Hearing set in dispute between DiBileo, commissioners A judge will hear arguments later this month on a request by the Lackawanna County commissioners to throw out Controller Gary DiBileo’s lawsuit over access to the employee time-keeping system.The administration contends the complaint Mr. DiBileo filed Mar | 4/19/2014
  • Judge denies Scranton's request to dismiss police officer's lawsuit A Scranton police officer who claims he was removed as a firearms instructor after he complained the city purchased uniforms only from a company that competed with his parents’ business can proceed with his lawsuit, a federal judge ruled.Joseph Harris fil | 4/19/2014
  • Larger plane to Atlanta short-lived PITTSTON TWP. — Delta’s upgraded jet from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to Atlanta will run only for a month before the airline diverts it to another location, but the airport will still get a larger craft than it currently has for the route | 4/19/2014
  • State police investigate hit and run DICKSON CITY — State police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened late Thursday at the Interstate 81 on-ramp to Exit 190 (Main Avenue). A bluish-colored vehicle, possibly a minivan or sport utility vehicle, left the on-ramp about 8:24 p.m. a | 4/19/2014
  • Thief pilfers from vehicles SCRANTON — Items were stolen from two vehicles parked in the 1200 block of Donnelly Court on Thursday, city police said.It’s likely the two thefts are linked, acting Capt. Glenn Thomas said.A 2001 Subaru Impreza was parked there from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p | 4/19/2014
  • Jogger died of heart attack on trail SCRANTON — A heart attack was the cause of 51-year-old Frank Pallien’s sudden collapse Thursday while jogging on the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Trail, county Coroner Tim Rowland said.The Scranton man would later die from cardiac arrest at Regional Hospita | 4/19/2014
  • 50 evacuated for fire, building should be open after break LA PLUME TWP. — A fire in a Keystone College dorm led to an evacuation Thursday night that temporarily displaced 50 students, but the college believes the building will be open for students after Easter break.Firefighters were called to Hollinshead Hall a | 4/19/2014
  • Masser leads Line Mountani LANCASTER - Kellan Masser was 4-for-5, including a solo home run in a two-run ninth inning, to lead Line Mountain to a 9-7 extra-inning win over Lancaster Country Day Thursday. Masser hit two doubles, scored three runs and drove in three as the Eagles im | 4/19/2014
  • Little League Schedule Shamokin-Coal Township Little League Major Division Saturday, April 19 AHC vs. K of C, Ferndale, 10 a.m. Spangenberg's vs. S&K, Ferndale, 12 noon Monday, April 21 AHC vs. S&K, Ferndale, 6 p.m. K of C vs. Spangenberg's, Faust, 6 p.m. Minor Division Saturd | 4/19/2014
  • LOCAL COLLEGES: Lackawanna baseball sweeps DH Lackawanna College swept Salem Community College in a conference doubleheader winning 16-3 and 3-2 on Friday. The Falcons clinched a spot in the post season Region 19 Division II Baseball Tournament. Lackawanna has four more Region games which will determ | 4/19/2014
  • HS SOFTBALL: Valley View slips past Wallenpaupack Valley View built a four-run lead after two innings, then had to hold off Wallenpaupack, edging the Lady Buckhorns, 5-4, in a Lackawanna League Division I-II crossover softball game Friday.Blayse Cholish doubled and knocked in a pair of runs for the Couga | 4/19/2014
  • B-Sens hold off Penguins BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Eighty miles of concrete made the difference between an East Division championship and a second-place finish for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season. | 4/19/2014
  • IronPigs squeeze past RailRiders MOOSIC - For 11 innings, the RailRiders and rival Lehigh Valley seemingly battled to determine who could find the most unorthodox way to score the few runs that actually crossed the plate. | 4/19/2014
  • Council to consider costs for jail renovations PETERSBURG - The city has gone back to the drawing board for options involving the jail and its annex. During a recent work session on the jail, Council considered for the second time, a resolution that could have led to the closing of both facilities. I | 4/19/2014
  • Council urges passage of Governor's budget PETERSBURG - Council voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution to urge the General Assembly to pass Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget. Delegate Rosalyn Dance, D-Petersburg, spoke to council to urge the resolution's passage. The resolution stated that McAuli | 4/19/2014
  • Body found by landscaping workers identified PETERSBURG - A female body found by a landscaping crew Thursday in a wooded area at 128 S. Crater Road around 12 p.m. was identified Friday as Kathy Furrow, 50, of Petersburg. Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt said that the body has no obvious signs of tr | 4/19/2014
  • Chesterfield citizens learn about police work CHESTERFIELD - Fifteen Chesterfield County residents know a lot more about law enforcement after completing a 10-week course led by police. It was the 30th Citizens Academy that graduated Tuesday at Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center. The 15 gr | 4/19/2014
  • Haven driver wins at Big Diamond FORESTVILLE - Tom Hablett won the 20-lap roadrunner feature Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway. The Schuylkill Haven driver captured his second checkered flag of the season. In the 358 modifieds, Ryan Watt, of Boyertown, won the 30-lap feature. The win | 4/19/2014
  • Fire destroys N.J. shore homes SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. — Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community.Authorities say no injuries have been reported in the smoky seven-alarm fire, which erupted around 4:30 p.m. Friday in Sea Isle | 4/19/2014
  • 7.2 quake shakes Mexican capital No major damage after temblor from long-dormant fault.ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of m | 4/19/2014
  • Many parallels from Clinton to Obama WASHINGTON — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.As Mr. Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build publi | 4/19/2014
  • Sponsorship woes put Swan Racing future in doubt Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation. Swan Racing owner Brandon Davis, the CEO of independent oil and gas company Swan Energy, bought the organization in | 4/19/2014
  • Silver wants age limit now NEW YORK - Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college. So much so that NCAA President Mark Emmert was invited to discuss his involvement with owners. Sil | 4/19/2014
  • Fisher Cats top B-Mets The New Hampshire Fisher Cats broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the ninth inning with three more runs to beat Binghamton Mets, 6-3, on Friday night at NYSEG Stadium. Both Binghamton's Darin Gorski and New Hampshire's Aaron Sanchez struck out six batters in | 4/19/2014
  • Leonard awaits spotlight with aging Spurs The tone in Kawhi Leonard's voice never changes. It never changed as a junior in high school when his father was killed at the car wash he owned in Compton, Calif. He just kept right on playing. "He just internalized it to me," said Tony Masi, the athlet | 4/19/2014
  • Prep roundup TIDEWATER ACADEMY 10, BRUNSWICK 2 BRUNSWICK 000 010 1 - 2 3 4 TIDEWATER 150 310 x - 10 10 3 WP: McKenney and Mitchell LP: Rivas, Farmer and Conner Highlights: (T) McKenney 2-4, two runs, RBI, 11 Ks; Mitchell 2-4, 3RBI Records: | 4/19/2014
  • McGinty has chops, but so does rest of fieldMcGinty has chops, but so does rest of field Democratic governor candidate Katie McGinty stands in a tough spot.She’s got all the credentials necessary to offer a strong run at knocking off Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in November.First, she’s from the Southeast, now the best base for Democrats aimin | 4/19/2014
  • 'America's Irish Tenor' to perform at Pottsville Area High School Ronan Tynan is returning to Schuylkill County. The world renowned tenor will perform at 2 p.m. May 4 at the Robert Wachter Auditorium at Pottsville Area High School. This will mark Tynan's third county performance. Hundreds of people attended the shows i | 4/19/2014
  • Hospice agency looking for volunteers Hospice volunteers who provide comfort, compassion and dignity at the end of life are needed in Schuylkill County, a coordinator from Hospice of Central PA said. Barbara J. Hardy, volunteer coordinator for the agency headquartered in Harrisburg, said Thu | 4/19/2014
  • Penn State Schuylkill organizes cleanup of trail in Landingville With Earth Week to be celebrated around the world next week, Penn State Schuylkill will be doing its part by continuing its cleanup of the Bartram Trail in Landingville. Tina Rose, coordinator of leadership and development and community service at Penn S | 4/19/2014
  • Senators top Penguins, 5-4, claim division title BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Eighty miles of concrete made the difference between an East Division championship and a second-place finish for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season. Jean-Gabriel Pageau had a hat trick to stake the Binghamton Senators to a | 4/19/2014
  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - 4/19/2014 Not fooledEditor: I will bet that Vladimir Putin has been watching a whole bunch of Lone Ranger reruns. In most episodes the Lone Ranger is mistaken for a bad guy as he wears a black mask.It is only after the Lone Ranger does his good deed and rides away | 4/19/2014
  • It depends on wherethe road goes Pennsylvania has a long list of roads that need improvement, and even a few areas that could use new roads. None of those locations are in state forests, however, the preserved regions of “Penn’s Woods” that remain true to the name.Gov. Tom Corbett views | 4/19/2014
  • Expensivebox of cereal General Mills, the gigantic food company, has figured how to shed the risk inherent in selling products that people put in their bodies. It will shift that risk to consumers. The company recently declared that it no longer will be sued. Its new posture is | 4/19/2014
  • College Softball Penn State Hazleton split a doubleheader with SUNY-Canton Friday and held on to its No. 4 ranking in the USCAA national coaches poll for the third week in a row. The Lady Lions (17-9 overall) posted an 8-0 game-one shut out before falling 14-3 in the ni | 4/19/2014
  • College Baseball Penn State Wilkes-Barre blasted double-digit hits in both games to sweep Penn State Hazleton in doubleheader action Thursday in Wilkes-Barre. ❒ PSU Wilkes-Barre 15, PSU Hazleton 8 - PSU Wilkes-Barre raced out to a 9-1 lead after scoring eight runs in t | 4/19/2014
  • For the record, April 19, 2014 Marriage licenses John C. Carter IV, Middleport, and Felicia R. George, Shenandoah. David R. Prosick, Frackville and Valerie J. Perez, Frackville. Matthew J. Roy, Silver Spring, Md., and Amanda R. Fenkner, Silver Spring, Md.. Blake A. Uhler, Pottsville, | 4/19/2014
  • MOOSIC - Veteran Alfredo Aceves made his debut. The RailRiders wore camoflauge uniforms and Outdoors Night turned into a late night for the local nine and their biggest rivals. The RailRiders and Lehigh Valley played extra innings Friday night at PNC Fie | 4/19/2014
  • New Millenium Studios to host cultural events PETERSBURG - Tim and Daphne Reid of Legacy Media Studios will host a play and a series of cultural events starting this weekend, and going into the month of May. The events will be held at New Millenium Studios, located at One New Millenium Drive. Procee | 4/19/2014
  • Body found in Hanover identified HANOVER (AP) - The Hanover County Sheriff's Office has identified a body found behind a business on Wednesday as that of a 55-year-old Petersburg man. Investigators said Friday that have not determined the cause of Mark P. Burns' death. They say Burns wa | 4/19/2014
  • Ukraine insurgents stand ground DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.Denis Pushilin of the | 4/19/2014
  • Pope pensive at Colosseum ROME — Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum.With hi | 4/19/2014
  • Avalanche sweeps Everest, killing 12 KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured.The Sherpa guides had g | 4/19/2014
  • Fire destroys cabin, burns 2 acres of forest PINE GROVE - A fire destroyed a trailer in Pine Grove Township on Friday afternoon, then spread into the woods, according to Bob Milligan, assistant fire chief for Pine Grove Township. "It was down to the ground before the first fire apparatus got here. | 4/19/2014
  • Police log, April 19, 2014 Car rear-ended; 1 driver injured HOMETOWN - Rush Township police are investigating a crash that occurred about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at Mahanoy Avenue and Miller Street. Police said Arba Phillips, 52, of Shenandoah, was waiting to turn left from Mahanoy Aven | 4/19/2014
  • Proposal to declare official county historical society draws concern WILKES-BARRE - It's called the Luzerne County Historical Society. But is it the official Luzerne County historical society? A proposal to declare the group the county's historical society is making waves after the county solicitor raised concerns over t | 4/19/2014
  • Liberty Baptist Church hosting live Easter presentation HOPEWELL - Liberty Baptist Church, located at 3808 Woodlawn St., is presenting its third annual Easter crosses presentation. The event is held each year in the parking lot on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday prior to Easter Sunday. Today between the ho | 4/19/2014
  • Alacoque M. Tack Feb. 19, 2014 Alacoque M. Tack, 95, formerly of Weston, passed away Feb. 19 in Bethesda, Md. She was born Sept. 5, 1918, the daughter of the late James and Pauline (Marchetti) Burns of Sheppton. She was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Burns Wilkins | 4/19/2014
  • Edward Nevedal Sr. April 16, 2014 Edward "Mode" Nevedal Sr., 82, of Hillcrest Drive, Hazle Township, passed away Wednesday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. Born Jan. 24, 1932, in West Hazleton, he was the son of the late Andrew and Veronica (Kulaga) Nevedal. In | 4/19/2014
  • Audrey Mae McNiff Laputka April 16, 2014 Audrey Mae McNiff Laputka died peacefully Wednesday in Bethlehem. She had resided at Atria Assisted Living, Bethlehem, and recently in Conyngham, Fort Lauderdale and Hazleton for most of her adult life. Among her many hobbies were gardenin | 4/19/2014
  • James P. Kroll April 15, 2014 James P. Kroll, 59, of Hazleton died Tuesday in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He was born in Hazleton, son of the late Peter and Margaret (Paisley) Kroll. He was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church. James was employed in th | 4/19/2014
  • Joseph R. Gozditis Sr. April 18, 2014 Joseph R. Gozditis Sr., 76, of East Centre Street, Shenandoah, passed away early Friday morning at Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Shenandoah Heights. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the a | 4/19/2014
  • Daniel J. Cervasio April 15, 2014 Daniel "Danny" J. Cervasio, 49, of Hazleton went home to the Lord on Tuesday. Danny attended Victory Bible Church, Junedale. He is survived by his companion, Marie J. Beozzo. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Victory Bi | 4/19/2014
  • Police, April 19 Cash taken from woman's wallet Nicole DeGregor of Shenandoah told state police at Hazleton that $300 was stolen from her wallet at Burger King, Barletta Road, Hazle Township. Police said DeGregor left the wallet at the restaurant after finishing her work | 4/19/2014
  • Agreement could come soon in HCA contract talks Contract negotiations are underway between Hazleton City Authority and its 34-member unionized workforce. Labor negotiations between a five-member authority panel and a team of representatives on behalf of United Steelworkers of America Local 8567-02 hav | 4/19/2014
  • Coney Island sign on display a block from original location Regular diners will remember that the Coney Island restaurant was in a different storefront from Frankie's Pizzeria and Restaurant, as former Coney Island worker John Yakubik pointed out after reading an article on Thursday. The Coney Island was at 33 N. | 4/19/2014
  • RFK Jr. visits Scranton school named for uncle SCRANTON - At the elementary school named after his uncle, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. explained the importance of books and toothbrushes. In town Thursday to stump for Democratic governor candidate Katie McGinty, Kennedy swung by John F. Kennedy Elementary Sc | 4/19/2014
  • Sobriety, seatbelt checks planned State police Troop L in Reading, which patrols Schuylkill County, will conduct high-visibility enforcement efforts today through Sunday. The effort is directed toward aggressive driving violations such as following too closely, abrupt lane changes, drivi | 4/19/2014
  • WILKES-BARRE - Another day, another legal defense team. After one of his most recent attorneys was pulled from the case amid allegations of witness tampering, homicide suspect Hugo Selenski on Thursday got two new lawyers to represent him in a murder tri | 4/19/2014
  • Weatherly student's bracelets helping fund cancer research Nicole Osifat was inspired by Talia Joy Castellano, a young girl who chatted about her battles against cancer and her love for fashion and make-up on the YouTube videos she posted frequently. When the disease ended Castellano's 13-year-old life last July | 4/19/2014
  • Several arrested in 'buy-bust' drug deals in Wilkes-Barre The Wilkes-Barre Anti-Crime Unit and the State Police arrested several people Thursday in a series of "buy-bust" drug deals with a police informant, arrest records show. Police arrested Marissa Ramos, 23; Jorge Mojica, 23, and Bryan Mojica, 19, all of Ph | 4/19/2014
  • On the town 4/19/14  Family circus Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey presents Super Circus Heroes today at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township. Tickets cost $27.50, $47.50 and $82.50, plus fees, and are available at the | 4/19/2014
  • Feds drop majority of appeal in Marine's lawsuit over treatment Fifteen months after he was awarded $3.7 million in a federal lawsuit, a Marine suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will receive all but roughly $600,000 of the verdict after the government agreed to drop most of the issues it raised on appeal | 4/19/2014
  • Prison locked down after inmate slashes guard's face A correctional officer at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas was taken to the hospital after an inmate slashed the officer's face Thursday night. State police said Joel Perez, 40, a Lancaster County man serving a life sentence for first-degree | 4/19/2014
  • Miserable NEPA: Great place to raise a family We are among the most miserable people in the nation, have the highest regional unemployment rate in the state and Scranton made headlines earlier this year as the "Most Hungover City in America." But if you're looking for a place to raise a family, pac | 4/19/2014
  • Suspect in Kingston bank robbery captured PITTSTON - Kenneth C. Delicati Jr. stole $280 from a bank on Wyoming Avenue with a note on a napkin, according to the charges filed against him Friday. Delicati was arraigned Friday before Magisterial District Justice Alexandra Kokura Kravitz on robbery | 4/19/2014
  • Security upgrades planned for oft-victimized W-B store WILKES-BARRE - The day after another robbery at Hazle Mart, owner Mohammad Alamgir was making plans to improve security at the convenience store, and said he plans to keep the location open. Alamgir plans to install more security cameras and a televisio | 4/19/2014
  • Run to raise money for Children's Miracle Network A Sayre family is planning a Memorial Day 5K run and 1K walk to benefit an organization close to their hearts. Proceeds from the Memorial Miracle Miles race will benefit Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger, which funds pediatric equipment, programs | 4/19/2014
  • An eggs-tra special event COLUMBIA CROSS ROADS - The prize drawings weren't the only surprises featured Friday at the first-ever Columbia Cross Roads Easter Egg Hunt. The biggest eye-opener was reserved for event organizer Bonnie Borek. She was amazed by the huge attendance. "I | 4/19/2014
  • Craft eyes Olympics after winning National title Three years ago Sullivan County grad Morgan Craft knew she was going into a college powerhouse in shotgun sports. Lindenwood had won eight straight championships before she got there and Craft was hoping to be able to help the school continue that streak | 4/19/2014
  • There's an app for that The Daily Review app is now available. It is the latest addition to The Daily Review's digital offerings. An "all-access" platform was recently launched, allowing subscribers to the print edition of The Review to have access to its electronic products | 4/19/2014
  • North Penn fifth at 16th Annual Bald Eagle Invitational The North Penn girls finished fifth at the 16th Annual Bald Eagle Invitational Friday. The Panthers scored 54 points, followed by Waverly (40) in eighth, Wyalusing (27) in 10th, Canton (26) in 11th, Sayre (16) in 16th and Troy (7.5) in 20th. On the boys | 4/19/2014
  • Richmond works through struggles to find success at World Cup Two years ago Josh Richmond was at the top of his game, competing in the Olympics. A year later the Sullivan County graduate was struggling at times, trying to deal with some rule changes created. One of the biggest rule changes was using random schemes | 4/19/2014
  • Lambert breaks another record at MU Freshman Michaela Lambert continued to rewrite the Mansfield records books, this time inking her name on the women's outdoor 800m record at Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday. Lambert's time of 2:14.68 bettered Nicole Dann's 800m record of 2 | 4/19/2014
  • Wyalusing's LaFrance headed to Mansfield University As she made her way through high school it looked like Wyalusing's Sarah LaFrance was going to follow her brother's track and field career. Tracey LaFrance was a successful thrower for the Rams and Sarah was looking keep that family tradition alive. Then | 4/19/2014
  • Mountie baseball swept by Millersville Mansfield freshman Brandon Garrett had his strongest out of the season allowing just two hits over seven innings but Mansfield dropped a PSAC East doubleheader Friday afternoon at Millersville. Mansfield lost the opener 6-1 before suffering a heartbreak | 4/19/2014
  • Towanda Little League to hold opening ceremonies The Towanda Little League will hold its opening ceremonies for the 2014 season at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Little League fields on Memorial Park Drive. There will be a sidewalk parade at 9 a.m. from Ben Franklin up Elizabeth Street to the Lit | 4/19/2014
  • Local Beers wins Gymnastics' 5th Consecutive NCAA Elite 89 Award Alabama sophomore Lauren Beers was announced as the 2014 NCAA Elite 89 Award winner for the sport of gymnastics at the NCAA Championship Banquet which was held at The Club Wednesday night. "The dedication of our student-athletes at the University of Ala | 4/19/2014

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