Cops: Woman stabbed son in chest with steak knife

BERWICK — A borough woman was arrested after she allegedly stabbed her son in the chest with a steak knife and told police he stabbed himself with a broken plate.Berwick police were dispatched to 300 Summerhill Ave., the Rachel Fallat residence, at 8:01 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a victim with a laceration to the chest.Officers located Fallat on the sidewalk across the street from her residence crouching over her son, Mark Goodson, who had large amounts of bloo...

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Police seek help identifying woman in connection with Kmart theft

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre Township Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in connection with a retail theft from Kmart.Store security at Kmart in Blackman Plaza reported to police that an unknown female had stolen $559.64 worth of merchandise on Monday.When security personnel attempted to apprehend her, she began to argue with them and fled on foot, police said.Kmart provided police with a phot...

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Zettel ready to tackle anything

Back when he was playing baseball, there were times when Anthony Zettell admittedly lost his cool.“I was a really good pitcher,” Zettel said. “Some games, I’d throw a shutout, sometimes I’d give up a lot of runs. I’d get worked up. Baseball’s a sport where if you lose your composure on the pitching mound, you do worse.“In football, if you lose your composure, you just play harder.”Looks like Penn State̵...

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Tackling lost in era of supreme offenses

ATLANTA — Jessie Tuggle knows a thing or two about tackling. They didn’t call him the “Hammer” for nothing.When the retired linebacker gets together with other former players, one subject inevitably comes up.These guys today just don’t tackle like we used to.“A kid has played in high school and played in college, so you assume when he gets to the NFL … that he knows how to tackle,” said Tuggle, who was credited w...

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Sun not shining on NFL’s Florida teams

They say the NFL is the most popular game in America.Apparently, it’s pretty cool.Sure would be nice to have pro football in Florida.What they are playing now in Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa can’t be pro football.It’s not even a good knock-off.Our state is defying the odds: Three teams, three bumbling franchises.The collective record of the Dolphins, Jags and Bucs: 13-32.If you want proof that ther...

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NFL remains popular but there are issues

The nation’s most popular sports league put that fan loyalty to the test this season.Amid the domestic-abuse scandals involving star running backs Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, the NFL lurched through the most turbulent fall in its 94-year history.There are all sorts of questions about how the league will handle player discipline and navigate its acrimonious relationship with the players’ union.On the field, the NFL is as successful as ever, with n...

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Garrett makes case for Coach of the Year

ARLINGTON, Texas — He will not win the award, but Jason Garrett is the 2014 NFL Coach of the Year.With all due respect to Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter and NFL savant Charean “Mother Football” Williams, who believes the favorite to win this award is Bruce Arians of the Arizona Cardinals, Coach Process should take this trophy home.Arians is winning in the football hell that is Phoenix, and he has led a franchise that has existed since 1920 to consecu...

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All Eagles corners will play a lot

Bradley Fletcher, who still looked haunted Tuesday, said he didn’t know whether he will start in Sunday’s meaningless season finale against the New York Giants.Practice was “pretty much the same,” said the Eagles’ much-vilified cornerback, who added: “I’ll know by the end of the week.”That was what defensive coordinator Bill Davis had told reporters earlier Tuesday, that he would decide by the end of the week whether to sta...

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TCU’s Patterson wins AP coach of the year

TCU coach Gary Patterson embraced changed and joined an exclusive club.Patterson was voted college football coach of the year by The Associated Press on Wednesday, joining Nick Saban as the only two-time winners.The AP coach of the year has been awarded since 1998. Patterson, in his 14th season at TCU, was coach of the year in 2009. Saban was coach of the year in 2003 when he was with LSU and in 2008 at Alabama.

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Navy edges hometown San Diego St.

SAN DIEGO — So much for San Diego State having the home-field advantage in the Poinsettia Bowl.The Aztecs had a chance to win their hometown bowl on Tuesday night but Donny Hageman was wide right on a 34-yard field goal attempt with 20 seconds left allowing Navy to take a 17-16 victory.Hageman had made his first three field goal attempts for the Aztecs.Navy’s Austin Grebe kicked a go-ahead, 24-yard field goal with 1 minute, 27 seconds left....

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