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Our Opinion: An open letter to Wilkes-Barre’s new police chief

Dear Robert Hughes,We sincerely wish you well.As you assume command of Wilkes-Barre’s police department, you face an uphill battle. Heading our city’s police force today requires a mix of intelligence, due diligence and doggedness. It’s a thankless and tough job.Taming violent crime in and near the Sherman Hills apartment complex, of course, needs to be one of your top priorities. It’s unclear if the much-ballyhooed task force is making...

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WVC FOOTBALL: Lehman preps for Old Forge; Aigeldinger honored

If timing is really everything, then Lake-Lehman and Old Forge have bad timing.The two playoff contenders lock up in a crucial battle on Friday night at Lake-Lehman. The problem is the focus that night will be about 10 miles away when Berwick travels to Wyoming Valley West.Perhaps a dimmer spotlight will benefit Lehman (2-1). The Black Knights have lost four straight to Old Forge (3-0) and have had some of their worst offensive performances against the Blue Devils. Lehma...

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Zettel hits the national stage

Anthony Zettel plays defensive tackle at 282 pounds, often giving up 20 pounds to the linemen he’s up against.Hey, that’s nothing. Try playing defensive tackle at 250 pounds.“That’s what I weighed,” Zettel said of his freshman year back in 2011. “It was rough on my body, let’s just say that.”The Michigan native had redshirted that season, but took his lumps on the scout team, going up against guys like future NFL...

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Lehman field hockey knocks off Sem

DALLAS — There isn’t anything Sarah Sabaluski wouldn’t do for her Lake-Lehman field hockey team.She’s got the bruises on her knees to prove it.So in one of the biggest games of the season, the sophomore half back came through with the game-winning goal, courtesy of Kate Supey, to give the Black Knights a 2-1 win over Wyoming Seminary on Wednesday afternoon.“I kind of just had so much adrenaline because I had the ball and I normall...

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Vikings put Peterson on leave

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.This time, he could be gone for the season.“We made a mistake,” Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said, “and we needed to get this right.”

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Elk have long history in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania bull elk get so big they even impress someone who comes from a top trophy elk state like Montana.Pennsylvania Game Commission elk biologist Jeremy Banfield came to the state last year after working as a biologist in Montana. During a program on Pennsylvania elk conducted Tuesday night at the PGC’s Northeast Region Office, Banfield spoke about the history of the state’s elk herd, management and his first impression.“We have some amazing bull...

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Dallas girls soccer wins battle of unbeatens

DALLAS — Dallas stayed undefeated early in the 2014 girls soccer season as the Mountaineers took down Pittston Area 6-1 on Wednesday. Both teams came into the match without a loss and looking to continue their success. Dallas was on the offensive for most of the first half, spending most of their time on Pittston Area’s side of the field. The Patriots played tough the whole match, taking a 1-1 tie into halftime, but they could only hold off the Mountaineers for so long...

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Winston benched one half for ‘vulgar’ remark

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jameis Winston has been benched for the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson after making “offensive and vulgar” comments about women and Florida State officials say that the quarterback will undergo internal discipline.The decision was announced Wednesday in a joint statement by Florida State interim President Dr. Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox. Several students tweeted Winston stood on campus Tuesday and sh...

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Nanticoke volleyball prevails in five games

Nanticoke rallied for a tense 3-2 match win over North Pocono on Wednesday in WVC girls volleyball play. The Trojans won 17-25, 25-20, 6-25, 25-23, 15-13.Jenna Lipowski had 30 assists, served up 10 aces and had for digs for Nanticoke. Deanna Thomas had nine kills and had 16 digs in the victory. Celeste Deslich killed eight points and had six digs for Nanticoke and Abby Zykoski finished with seven kills and nine digs in the win.Wyoming Area 3, Lake-Lehman 0...

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Pegulas’ bid to buy Bills approved

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Terry and Kim Pegula are one big step closer to owning the Buffalo Bills.The husband-and-wife team that owns the NHL Buffalo Sabres had its NFL-record $1.4 billion purchase agreement to buy the Bills approved unanimously by the league’s finance committee on Wednesday.“This is a very big step,” NFL executive vice president Eric Grubman said after announcing the results of the committee’s vote, which took place at the leag...

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