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Cole, Wood named to All-American second team

Casey Cole of the PIAA Field Hockey Championship runners-up, Crestwood, and Brigid Wood of Coughlin were selected to the 2014 Harrow Sports/National Filed Hockey Coaches Association High School All-Region Field Hockey second team.They were among 48 girls selected from around the country and were two of nine Pennsylvania players selected.The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is a non-profit organization serving field hockey coaches and supporters of the ga...

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DUI Victims’ Moving Memorial stops on Public Square

WILKES-BARRE — Twelve days of Christmas. Eight days of Hanukkah. Seven days of Kwanzaa. The countdown to midnight.The last weeks of December and earliest part of January are marked by many significant numbers.On Friday, several local groups came together to draw attention to some numbers they say are important.• 1,968: The number of Pennsylvania accidents involving drivers under the influence in the 2013-14 holiday season between Thanksgiving and N...

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iWrestle.com Xcalibur Tournament Results

iWrestle.com Xcalibur TournamentTeam Key: Benton (Ben); Bound Brook (BB); Dallas (Dal) DeMatha Catholic (DC); Deposit Hancock (Dep); Nanticoke (Nan); Hayfield (Hay); The Hill School (HS); Lake-Lehman (LL); Line Mountain (LM); The Phelps School (PS); Pittston Area (PA); Scranton (Scr); Shenendehowa (Shen); Springfield Central (Spring); St. Anthony’s (SA); St. Francis (SF); St. Vincent Pallotti (SV); Unatego (Una); Wyoming Seminary (WS); Wyomin...

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Group petitions Wilkes-Bare City Council to stop housing project at shuttered hospital site

WILKES-BARRE — A petition with 295 signatures was presented to City Council Thursday, opposing the construction of a housing project at Dana and Grove streets.Shawn Kennedy of Moyallen Street presented the petition asking council to change the city’s zoning rules to not allow the complex to be built.City Attorney Tim Henry said the zoning hearing board has already approved the project and it has been appealed to the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas. Counc...

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U.S. Sen. Robert Casey helps Arc of Luzerne County clients become ABLE

WILKES-BARRE – People with disabilities and their families can look forward to a brighter financial future now that the ABLE Act, co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, has become law.The act, included in a package of tax credits passed by the Senate Tuesday night, makes it possible to set up a tax-deferred savings account of up to $100,000 for the benefit of a disabled person without affecting their eligibility for benefits. Previously, the asset ceiling was $2,000, a figur...

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Great Dane Indigo helps boost spirits of residents at Kingston rehabilitation center

KINGSTON — An 8-month-old Great Dane named Indigo has helped patients undergoing therapy at River Run Rehab and Nursing Center improve their attitude and outlook on life.To show their appreciation, residents of the facility conducted their annual Christmas drive and gathered donated food, dog toys and cash to be given to Blue Chip Farms, a no-kill shelter for animals.Millie Ives, the resident who chairs the committee, was on hand to present the donations to Blue Ch...

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Leaf and Ladle restaurant in Mountain Top promoting a healthy menu

MOUNTAIN TOP — Leaf and Ladle, a new restaurant is making a home and name for itself built around healthy foods in Mountain Top.The name alone brings images of green leafy salads and hot steamy soups to mind. But the food alone is not the driving force behind the increasing popularity of the five-month-old eatery.Owner Bob Orloski describes the establishment’s atmosphere as a cross between Starbucks and Panera, a healthy menu, plus his helpful staff are the r...

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Wilkes-Barre man sentenced to one year house arrest for third DUI conviction

WILKES-BARRE — A city man was sentenced this week in Luzerne County Court for his third drunken driving conviction in six years.Senior Judge Hugh Mundy sentenced Kenneth Daniely, 32, of Jones Street, to one year house arrest with electronic monitoring, 50 hours of community service, and suspended his license for 18 months. When Daniely is eligible to drive, he must operate a vehicle with an interlock ignition device for one year.Daniely was sentenced by Mundy on We...

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Third PFA violation filed against Wilkes-Barre man

WILKES-BARRE — A man who has been shot and allegedly kidnapped this year was recently charged by city police with violating a protection-from-abuse order, his third offense since Nov. 25 when the restraining order was issued. City police said the latest violation against Josue Ruiz-Vargas, 27, occurred on Dec. 10 when he called his ex-girlfriend twice from the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, where h...

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Kenneth Malik Evans III appeals murder conviction, life sentence to state Superior Court

WILKES-BARRE — He’s back, just like he said he’d be back.Convicted killer Kenneth Malik Evans III, 22, filed papers today in Luzerne County Court giving notice that he is appealing his homicide verdict and life sentence to the state Superior Court.Evans’ court appointed attorneys John B. Pike and Hugh Taylor submitted the papers on their client’s behalf.A jury in late August found Evans guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal s...

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