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Man robbed at Sherman Hills

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WILKES-BARRE — Officers responded to 300 Parkview Circle around 4 a.m. Friday, where a man said his wallet was stolen as he was leaving a friend’s apartment, police said.The alleged victim, a 56-year-old white male, said he took his wallet from his pocket to retrieve his own apartment key when an unknown male approached him and took the wallet which contained cash, a police report stated.According to police, the alleged victim stated that he could not provide a race of the unknown individual, who left the building in an unknown direction.

 

Man gets citation for throwing losing lottery ticket on Public Square

WILKES-BARRE — An officer on routine patrol in the area of Public Square Friday morning observed a man throw a lottery ticket on the ground, police said.The officer advised John Jackson to pick up the trash, police said, otherwise he would be cited.Initially, Jackson denied having thrown the ticket, but then stated, “Oh yeah, I forgot, it was not a winner,” police reported.Police cited Jackson in the incident.

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Craft show offers one last chance at summer fun

NUANGOLA — The Nuangola Library held its 25th annual craft show on Saturday at the Nuangola Lake Association Pavilion, drawing shoppers, craft enthusiasts and friends.Each year the event marks ceremonial end to another summer of lake life and activities, according to organizers.“We do this every Labor Day weekend,” said Linda Fischer, event volunteer, library board member and one of the vendors selling crafts. “This is a another great time we have...

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Eggland’s believes nutrition rules the roost

While the egg industry in general has had sales as flat as a crepe, Eggland’s Best L.L.C., a producer of higher-nutrition eggs, has seen unit sales increase by double digits each of the last 17 years, an average of 14 percent each year, said Charles T. Lanktree, president and CEO. Retail sales last year were $758 million.“We think specialty eggs is going to continue to be a bigger and bigger and bigger part of the entire egg category,” Lanktree said.His...

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Honors & Awards

AAA Insurance has earned “Brand of the Year” status for its property and casualty insurance offerings, according to the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study. AAA Insurance was the highest among competitors in familiarity, quality and purchase consideration.

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Labor Day sales plus a deal with Dunkin’ are in today’s Times Leader

Well here we are, marking Labor Day weekend already.Labor Day, a national holiday meant to honor the contributions workers have made to our country, has also become the earmark for sales, the start of football season (and fantasy football season) and school, and the unofficial end of summer.Many sales grace the pages of today’s Times Leader. But for coffee and Penn State Football fans like me, I need to mention Dunkin’ Donuts...

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La Festa Italiana livens up Courthouse Square

SCRANTON — A bit of Italy came to Courthouse Square on Saturday as Scranton’s business district filled with the sights and sounds of the 39th annual La Festa Italiana.The three-day festival was filled with the colors, foods and music.Attendees enjoyed a last little bit of summer joy and the opportunity to forget the responsibilities attached to the start of school and the autumn season.The weather cooperated as the day began with the James R. Minic...

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Penn State fans welcome season from afar

HANOVER TWP. — Bloody Marys, mimosas, craft beers and coffee chased breakfast Saturday morning in one Liberty Hills home.No, Ali Majikes didn’t fall off the wagon.She’s simply a Penn State football die hard who tailgated the Nittany Lions’ Dublin, Ireland, game against the University of Central Florida vicariously from her parents’ living room. And their kitchen. And their sunroom.“I have it under control,” Majikes, 25...

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Dance raises money for Blue Chip Farms

DALLAS — The Sixth Annual Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge Benefit Dance was held Friday night at the Irem Temple Country Club pavilion.The benefit is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser.Marge Bart, president and founder of the Blue Chip, lauded the organization’s volunteers for making the event possible. Bart said their shared vision of providing safe homes for animals, many of which have been abused or neglected, motivated many hours of hard wor...

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Curly Creme customers get in season’s last licks

PLAINS TWP. — Those in the know showed up at the windows of Curly Creme this weekend to get in their last licks.Come Wednesday it will close for the season, leaving devoted customers with another year-long wait for cones and cups of soft ice cream, sundaes and other cold and sweet treats. The business that’s been around for 29 years keeps a short schedule from Memorial Day to Labor Day and draws young and old from near and far to the brick building with a big parking lo...

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Dallas opens high school football season with victory

DALLAS TWP. — That darn whistle. Every time it blew during a scrimmage to protect the quarterback from harm, that was it. Dallas’ Matt Harrison had no opportunity to improvise.He made up for it on Saturday afternoon.Harrison scrambled for 146 yards and passed for 244 more as Dallas knocked off Scranton 32-24 in a non-conference game at Misericordia University.“Matt felt like he was a little stifled in the scrimmages,” said elated Dallas...

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Rams cut Michael Sam

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Coach Jeff Fisher repeated over and over that it was purely a football decision.“I will tell you this: I was pulling for Mike,” Fisher said at news conference on Saturday. “I really was, and I don’t say that very often. Mike came in here and did everything we asked him to do.”The seventh-round pick has been forthright and confident as hi...

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Bills sign QB veteran Kyle Orton

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills have signed veteran quarterback Kyle Orton and punter Colton Schmidt, while cutting 10 players to establish their 53-man roster.Receiver T.J. Graham, a third-round pick in the 2012 draft, and veteran offensive lineman Doug Legursky were among the notable players released on Saturday. Also cut was second-year backup quarterback Jeff Tuel.Orton’s addition was the biggest move made the Bills, who finally ended a lengthy sea...

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College Football Top 25 J.T. Barrett throws for 226 yards in Buckeyes win

BALTIMORE — Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns in his college debut, and No. 5 Ohio State got their 25th consecutive regular-season victory with a 34-17 win over Navy.Elevated into a starting role after senior Braxton Miller injured his right shoulder on Aug. 18, Barrett went 12 for 15 — including an 80-yard TD pass to Devin Smith that put the Buckeyes up 20-14 with 4:10 left in the third quarter.Ohio State (1-0) won despite...

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Golson leads No. 17 Irish to 48-17 win over Rice

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Everett Golson threw touchdown passes of 75 and 53 yards and ran for three more scores in his return after missing the 2013 season for academic impropriety, leading No. 17 Notre Dame to a 48-17 victory over Rice on Saturday.Golson was 14-of-22 passing for 295 yards and ran for 41 yards on 12 carries. He also had two near-misses on long pass attempts. He scored on an 11-yard run on a planned keeper, a 14-yard scramble and a 4-yard run on a blown handoff....

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With heavy heart, Kuchar hovers around the lead

NORTON, Mass. — With an orange ribbon on his hat and nine birdies on his card, Matt Kuchar pulled within a shot of the lead Saturday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Not that he needed a reminder, but a message posted on the scoring table spoke to the emotions involved in this tournament.Players were offered a chance to donate to a trust fund for the 4-year-old daughter of Lance Bennett, his caddie. Bennett’s wife, Angela, died of a seizure Wednesday. Kuchar decided t...

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Wimbledon champ Kvitova out at US Open

NEW YORK — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stunned in the third round of the U.S. Open by a scrambling, moon-balling qualifier ranked No. 145.Aleksandra Krunic, a 21-year-old Serb who until this week had not taken even a set from a player in the top 30, crumpled to the court in celebration and shock Saturday when she pulled off the 6-4, 6-4 upset of the third-seeded Czech.“Of course, I didn’t expect to win,” said Krunic, the second qualifier ...

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Pa. Supreme Court grants appeal in Selenski conviction from Monroe County

The state Supreme Court Friday vacated a ruling that affirmed the lengthy prison sentence accused killer Hugo Selenski has been serving for his 2009 conviction on kidnapping and robbery charges in Monroe County.The state’s highest court sent the case back to the state Superior Court for further consideration on a limited area raised in the appeal by Selenski who was sentenced to 32 ½ years to 65 years in prison.Selenski, 41, still faces a trial in Luzerne Coun...

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