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Student from another school arrested after false alarm at Wilkes University

WILKES-BARRE — A student from another school was arrested after police responded to a false alarm Monday morning at Wilkes University.Police responded to an emergency call box alarm at Wilkes on West South Street at 1 a.m. Monday and encountered Antonio Decker, 22, of Pittston, whom they determined to be highly intoxicated.Police allege Decker triggered the alarm box, creating a false alarm.He was taken into custody, held until sober and cited with disor...

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One man’s battle with Children and Youth highlights agency’s challenges

New York considers Christopher Jones a fit parent. Luzerne County says otherwise.The county court system stripped Jones in September of his rights to parent his 3-year-old son, Jamir Jones, citing in the termination decree a failure or refusal to perform his duties as a parent.Jones, 33, lives in Troy, New York, with his fianceé Yetta Samuels and 2-year-old daughter Sky Philpot.In 2011, he fathered Jamir with an area woman and says he fought for most of t...

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Wilkes-Barre man charged in alleged Christmas morning assault

WILKES-BARRE — A woman said her husband assaulted her after she threw a piece of chocolate at him during an argument, police say.Byron Dixon allegedly blamed his wife when he could not find his wallet just before 10 a.m. Thursday and began screaming at her and calling her names, according to a police report.The woman said she then threw a quarter-sized piece of chocolate at Dixon, police say, at which point he pushed her to the ground.Dixon scratched the...

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Police: Man grew profane after cops offered him a ride

WILKES-BARRE — Officers responding to a domestic dispute late Wednesday say they offered an intoxicated man a ride only to be blasted with obscenities.Police say they encountered a “heavily intoxicated” Tewodros Alemu as well as a highly intoxicated woman at about 11:47 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of North Washington Street.Officers attempted to call a taxi for Alemu, of Market Street, Kingston, but the man refused to pay, police say.They...

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AG Kane files for divorce from husband of 14 years

SCRANTON — Pennsylvania’s Attorney General is seeking a divorce from her husband of 14 years.In a complaint filed Friday in Lackawanna County Family Court, Kathleen Kane says her marriage to Christopher J. Kane is irretrievably broken. They have two children.Martin didn’t immediately return a message from The Associated Press on Saturday.This has already been a tough year for the 48-year-old Kane.She led an investigation of a gover...

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Wilkes student arrested after false alarm

WILKES-BARRE — A Wilkes University student was arrested after police responded to a false alarm Monday morning.Police responded to an emergency call box alarm at Wilkes University on West South Street at 1 a.m. Monday and encountered Antonio Decker, 22, of Pittston, whom they determined to be highly intoxicated.Police allege Decker triggered the alarm box, creating a false alarm.He was taken into custody, held until sober and cited with disorderly conduc...

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Nittany Notes: Pinstripe Bowl game guide

OK, so it’s not exactly Pasadena. But at this point in Penn State’s arduous rebuilding project, the Nittany Lions will take it.The Lions drew a beatable opponent for the Pinstripe Bowl as Boston College’s strength matches right up against Penn State’s strength — the No. 1-ranked run defense in the country.The Eagles, however, are a bit different than anything else the Lions have faced this season. B.C. will run more read-option plays than an...

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Sex, sex and more sex on the small screen

Who put the “real” in reality TV?Just when you thought reality TV couldn’t get any more controversial or crazy, it does. And it gets even racier.WE TV, the home of Kendra and Hank, is bringing the UK show “Sex Box” to the U.S.Just what is “Sex Box,” you may ask?Well, it’s just what it sounds like.A couple will enter a box and have intercourse. After about seven minutes, they will come out an...

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Public vs. private interests at play in Allegheny County judge’s ruling on access to online docket

An Allegheny County judge’s decision to remove a Downtown real estate broker’s civil court records from an online docket was improper and raises constitutional issues, a public law expert said.Lawyers familiar with the legal database under county control said such requests are often granted and could be legitimate under the right circumstances.The case highlights a discrepancy in access to records: The county’s electronic docket is not complete, restric...

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Mountain Top cheerleader gives a big cheer for London

Skyler Davis has her passport ready and her trusty suitcase which has carried her personal items on cruises to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.At the age of 17, Skyler Davis has already traveled overseas, but this is the first time the Crestwood High School junior will be going it alone when she heads to England for seven days on Dec. 26 to participate in the London New Year’s Day parade.But she doesn’t have the jitters about travel...

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