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Photo Gallery: Reaper’s Revenge lives up to its haunted hype

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Reaper’s Revenge bills itself as “America’s best haunted attraction.” You can spend over $70 per person just to get in ($35 ticket with a $2.50 service fee if you purchase it online, $25 for a VIP pass to skip the lines, $3 for parking and $5 to add on Zombie Paintball). With that lack of modesty and high price, you’d expect Reaper’s Revenge to deliver.It does. Reaper’s Revenge is worth every penny.

 

Photo Gallery: Elysburg Haunted House

We purposely decided to end our review season at Elysburg Haunted House. It’s been one of our favorites for years, and since we wanted to end on a high note, we figured it would be a sure thing.As we’d hoped, Elysburg Haunted House didn’t disappoint. It remains one of the state’s best haunted attractions.This haunt is unique because the scares begin before you even reach the ticket line. (Fair warning: Bring something warm to wear, because youR...

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Photo Gallery: Reaper’s Revenge lives up to its haunted hype

Reaper’s Revenge bills itself as “America’s best haunted attraction.” You can spend over $70 per person just to get in ($35 ticket with a $2.50 service fee if you purchase it online, $25 for a VIP pass to skip the lines, $3 for parking and $5 to add on Zombie Paintball). With that lack of modesty and high price, you’d expect Reaper’s Revenge to deliver.It does. Reaper’s Revenge is worth every penny.

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Photo Gallery: Reaper’s Revenge lives up to its haunted hype

Reaper’s Revenge bills itself as “America’s best haunted attraction.” You can spend over $70 per person just to get in ($35 ticket with a $2.50 service fee if you purchase it online, $25 for a VIP pass to skip the lines, $3 for parking and $5 to add on Zombie Paintball). With that lack of modesty and high price, you’d expect Reaper’s Revenge to deliver.It does. Reaper’s Revenge is worth every penny.

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Young gymnasts have some educational fun with stars from Cirque du Soleil’s, Dralion

Cirque du Soleil performers came to the Shooting Starz gym in Wilkes-Barre to talk to the gymnasts about fitness and careers in the world of back flips.Alex Cuenca and Tarek Rammo are part of the Cirque du Soleil show Dralion, which performed at the Mohegan Sun Arena last week. The show is a melting-pot of Eastern and Western cultures. Performers from 19 different nations perform in the show with one common thread: being in top-shape to give an out-of-this-world performance....

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Luzerne County Councilman Rick Morelli’s budget recommendation questioned

Luzerne County Council Chairman Rick Morelli’s recommendation to restore funding to district court offices in the 2015 budget has come under fire because he has two pending cases before a district judge.Conflicting harassment complaints between Morelli and a boyfriend of Morelli ’s former girlfriend will be heard by District Judge Joseph J. Carmody of West Pittston on Nov. 19. Police cited Morelli with harassment in July after his exchange with David Fey, 44, of Mountai...

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Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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Oneonta Punk 2014: Upstate Rock n Roll Weekend

Oneonta Punk 2014: Upstate Rock n Roll Weekend will be Oct. 25-26 in Oneonta, N.Y. It is the first of its kind being a festival that consists of a wekkend music showcase that features the latest and greatest names in punk rock and hardcore music. All of its profits will be donated to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).Oneonta is about two hours from Syracuse, just over an hour from Albany and an hour from Binghamton and Utica. The venus for the festival will...

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Mobile planetarium at PNC Field in Moosic teaches Head Start students about astronomy, Chinese culture

MOOSIC — The preschoolers were in awe of the inflatable dome on Wednesday.Some were visibly excited, while others seemed anxious at the idea of entering the large dome that looked more like an oversized igloo. Once inside, laughter, cheers and clapping vaporized their anxiety.Students from Luzerne County Head Start and the Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development programs attended the “Growing Up Great Together Planetarium” at PNC Field. Inside children wa...

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Food Truck Festival a success

The Pocono Food Truck Festival at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area had food trucks from Delaware, northeastern Pennsylvania, the Poconos, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.However, the trucks may have been from the 13 original colonies, but the food was from all over the world.One of the trucks at the festival was a Kingston native, Around the Table, owned by the Levi family. The name of the truck, much like the food they serve, comes from the long tradition of food b...

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Police seek information on driver of white vehicle that hit pole, fled

DURYEA — Borough police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred around 4 a.m. Wednesday on Brown Street.Police responded to a report of a white vehicle, possibly a Nissan, that crashed into a telephone pole in the 300 block.A witness heard a loud bang that woke him up, looked outside and saw the vehicle crashed into the pole.The witness called 911, and the driver managed to pull out and drive away down Brown Street towards the Weis superma...

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Wilkes-Barre police arrest man on charges he sexually assaulted young girl

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a man they say sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl in July.Luis Antonio Perez, 20, of Holland Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned Wednesday by District Judge Martin Kane on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and indecent exposure. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.Police charged Perez after the girl claimed he sexually assaulted her on July 20....

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GAMING BLOG: “Super Mario Bros.” legacy defines gaming

I was approached by Plusnet last week, a British internet service provider. Throughout Plusnet Gaming Week, the company created various written content about games, infographics and even some gaming competition among subscribers.They were generous enough to share some of their infographics for me to use looking at some of gaming’s most iconic series. The “family trees” for each series hallmarks most of the games in each, dating from the very beginning to present....

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UGI launches ‘Energy Safe Kids’ section on website

UGI Utilities, Inc. has launched a new section on its website, “Energy Safe Kids,” aimed at providing natural gas safety information to school-age children. The section is available at www.ugi.com/kidssafety.A highlight of the site is an interactive game called “Gas Dash,” which is designed to teach important safety tips in the context of a familiar online game-setting. The site also includes children’s activities such as a word search game, crossword ...

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Access to ATM led to stabbing in Pittston

PITTSTON — City police were able to identify several people involved in a stabbing on Friday by using a receipt from a fast food restaurant, according to an arraignment of one of the suspects on Wednesday.David Bulford Jr. and his girlfriend drove up to an ATM at a bank on Tomato Festival Drive at 8 p.m. and asked a group of people to move so he could conduct his business.The group turned on Bulford and his girlfriend throwing Burger King bags of food and soft drin...

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Steve Corbett: You want ‘PSP Strong’? Then keep the spirit of fallen trooper at forefront

The hunt and I grew distant.After vacation and eight days out of the country, I returned to work only to forget how to pronounce accused cop killer and fugitive Eric Frein’s last name. Is it Frein that rhymes with clean or Frein that rhymes with train?In the beginning of the hunt, one Pennsylvania state trooper said “Freen.” Another said “Frane.” Yet another instructed me to return to saying “Freen.”Then I forgot altog...

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Our Opinion: Bravo to CVS for its hard stance against cigarettes

On Tuesday, timesleader.com carried an Associated Press article about CVS strengthening its already strong anti-tobacco position.CVS previously pulled tobacco products from its store shelves. Now, it’s telling customers of its Caremark prescription products that they need to get their prescriptions filled from tobacco-free pharmacies. Otherwise, they’ll be slapped with an extra co-payment.CVS’ move is a smart one, and it reinforces the company’s m...

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Mehoopany Creek Watershed Association gets grant to treat Scotrun Brook

The Mehoopany Creek Watershed Association is getting state cash to help protect the region surrounding the troubled creek.Mehoopany Creek flooded in 2011 devastating the small town of the same name and many homes in the rural Wyoming County neighborhood.The grant will assist in stream bank stabilization along Scotrun Brook, a tributary to Mehoopany Creek, to the tune of $77,000. The entire project is expected to cost $106,000, according to a news release from state Rep. ...

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