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Lottery Numbers for Thursday, Aug. 28.

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Midday Drawing:Daily Number: 3-5-4Big Four: 5-8-5-6Quinto: 5-2-7-9-4Treasure Hunt: 02-14-16-18-25Evening DrawingDaily Number: 8-2-6Big Four: 9-1-9-9Quinto: 3-4-5-2-2Cash 5: 14-23-28-29-31Match 6: 10-22-42-43-45-48No player matched all five numbers in Thursday’s “Cash 5” jackpot drawing. Friday’s jackpot will be worth $325,000.Lottery officials reported 35 players matched four numbers, winning $428.50 each; 1,984 players matched three numbers, winning $12.50 each; 27,079 players matched two numbers, winning $1 each.



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Shavertown’s McGrath makes Pittsburgh’s rookie tournament roster

Not long after Shavertown’s Patrick McGrath signed a one-year contract with the Wheeling Nailers in July, he set his sights on another goal.McGrath, who spent his mornings this summer working out with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s strength and conditioning coach Joe Lorincz at the Toyota Sportsplex, hoped for the chance to show his stuff at the Pittsburgh Penguins rookie tournament held each September in Canada.

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Berwick, Crestwood showdown highlights WVC football openers

Painful. Heartbreaking. Devastating. All of the aforementioned. That summed up the last time Crestwood played Berwick.Rewind to last year’s District 2 Class 3A semifinal game played at Berwick’s historic Crispin Field, a stadium where six state champions were bred.Crestwood dominated that day, outgaining Berwick 302-157. Running back Frank Aigeldinger smashed through the vaunted Dawgs defense for 176 yards. Berwick could managed only 23 of its own on the grou...

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Defending champs remain the favorites in WVC football

Through those offseason workouts, double sessions and everything else that goes in between, the time has finally arrived.The Wyoming Valley Conference football season kicks off tonight with 14 of the 17 teams in action. The other three will have to wait until Saturday afternoon.While a new season brings new hope, the defending divisional champions are once again the favorites. Here is an overview of the divisions. Records are last year’s overall finish.

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PSU set to debut new approach on special teams

James Franklin doesn’t know how to describe it. Not exactly. But the Penn State coach knows that something has been missing for the Nittany Lions on special teams.There are several issues to work through as the 2014 season opens. But for Franklin, it all starts with finding a dynamic return man for punts and kicks.“I want to find out who has it,” Franklin said this week. “I can’t tell you what it is. Some guys just have the...

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An ugly affair for RailRiders

MOOSIC — One batter into the second inning, an infuriated Dave Miley was ordered off the field and out of the dugout for arguing a double he thought went foul.At least he didn’t have to watch what came next.The rest of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders did, and it really wasn’t something they wanted to see.Anthony Gose drove home six runs including a three-run home run and bases-clearing double, A.J. Jimenez homered and doubled Thursday an...

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Well, so much for a strong finish to the season. The RailRiders were sloppy from the start Thursday, as a walk and errant pickoff attempt led to Buffalo’s first run, and before you knew it, the Bisons had scored 11 times in three innings and were on their way to an 11-3 drubbing of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The good news was another hit from Adonis Garcia, who extended his hitting streak to 19 consecutive games, and a sterling effort by a bullpen that pitched seven scoreless innings. Too b...

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Local Roundup:

While high school football gets the most notoriety for today’s high school sports schedule, teams taking to the gridiron isn’t the only game in town.In fact, the amount of other events going on more than double the number of football games being played on the high school level today.

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Wyoming Seminary varsity football returns after 4-year absence

KINGSTON – Just through routine stretching drills, Wyoming Seminary coach Jeff Hollway lost his voice and was reduced to harsh whispers before his team even started its first practice with pads.If you couldn’t see Hollway’s excitement, you could certainly hear it.Hollway is given the tall task of reviving, in a literal sense, one of the nation’s oldest football programs. Wyoming Seminary terminated its football program following the 2010 season, c...

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Letter to the Editor: Join the push for constitutional convention to fix nation

As a concerned citizen, I believe changes are needed to the federal structure in Washington, D.C.Once the federal government started abusing its authority and ignoring the citizens’ concerns, we started losing our freedoms. Our only recourse is provided in Article V of the Constitution.I believe citizens need to get involved. We the people, with our state legislators, can call a convention of states for proposing amendments to the Constitution, to limit the power a...

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Police: Work release prisoners found high, lounging on Public Square

WILKES-BARRE — Two prisoners out on work release were spotted lounging on a bench on Public Square on Thursday, allegedly high on some drug, according to city police.While out on patrol, officers observed Brian J. Wyda and Joseph M. Miller sitting on a bench on Public Square at about 6:15 a.m., describing them as “under the influence of an unknown drug to the degree the two were very lethargic.”The men couldn’t answer any questions without the off...

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Pittston gets Peculiar

There’s something Peculiar in Pittston? Of course there is, if Gene Philbin has anything to do with it.Philbin, the chef owner of Peculiar Culinary Company, is known for not only delicious food and catering services, but putting on pop-up restaurants around the area; that is, eateries that show up in random spots and are announced days before the event is to happen. He’s seen wild success with it, and is now going even further with bringing food and fun to the NEPA mass...

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RECAP: PSU football chat for UCF

Penn State's 2014 season opens in just two days. But there are still plenty of questions for the Nittany Lions as they prepare to take on Central Florida in Saturday's Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Join us on this page at 7 p.m. on Thursday to chat with Penn State beat writer Derek Levarse. Ask whatever questions are on your mind about the opener, the team in general or the Big Ten for the new season....

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Stomach-ripper Emmanuel Paulino gets up to 21 years in prison

WILKES-BARRE — A West Hazleton man who pleaded guilty to tearing a woman’s stomach tissue through her anus will spend up to 21 years behind bars.Emmanuel Paulino, 30, received his sentence Thursday in Luzerne County Court from Judge Fred Pierantoni.“Your actions are unexplainable and have caused damage for years to come,” Pierantoni told Paulino.Paulino will serve between five-and-a-half to 15 years in state prison for one count of aggr...

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Wilkes-Barre Police Chief Gerard Dessoye won’t talk about possible departure

WILKES-BARRE — City Police Chief Gerard Dessoye declined comment Thursday about a published report that he will be leaving the department to take over as director of security at King’s College.Dessoye’s no comment was issued in the afternoon through city spokeswoman Liza Prokop who was asked to reach out to him earlier in the day.Dessoye, 57, a graduate of King’s College, has been chief since 2004 and with the department for approximately 35 years...

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Salavantis to withdraw Yukanvich charges after federal plea

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis plans to withdraw two theft cases pending against Wilkes-Barre Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Yuknavich, who has reached a separate plea agreement with federal prosecutors.Salavantis confirmed her office’s intentions this afternoon, hours after news broke of Yuknavich’s federal plea, under which he must make $45,000 in restitution and resign his position within 10 days.Federal law prohibits t...

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Police: Woman selling marijuana to pay for new roof, pay bills

BUTLER TWP. — A woman allegedly caught with $5,000 worth of marijuana said she was selling the pot because she needed cash to pay bills and a new roof on her home, according to charges filed.State police at Hazleton said they stopped Jessica Marie Lenning, 27, of Altoona, driving a 2003 Cadillac Escalade, for speeding while traveling west on Interstate 80 just before 2 a.m. Thursday.Troopers handcuffed the passenger, Kai Lamar Carter, 28, after a records check show...

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