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Collision results in overturned vehicle

WILKES-BARRE — A collision at the intersection of North Washington and East North streets resulted in the overturning of a red Hyundai Santa Fe and severe damage to a green Mercury Cougar.Both vehicles were towed from the scene.Several city police vehicles along with about a dozen officer responded. A fire truck was also on scene.According to police, it was not necessary to transport anyone by ambulance following the accident, which was clear by 5:40 p.m...

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Lottery Numbers for the Week of May 17.

Pick Two, middaySunday: 9-7Monday: 3-5Tuesday: 7-6Wednesday: 5-1Thursday: 8-6Friday: 3-8Saturday:7-6Pick Three, middaySunday: 4-3-4Monday: 6-3-2Tuesday: 5-9-7Wednesday: 6-4-5Thursday: 1-5-2Friday: 2-6-0Saturday: 9-7-4Pick Four, middaySunday: 8-1-1-7...

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Phylicia Thomas case to get national attention from Unsolved Mysteries

The search for a young woman who disappeared over 12 years ago is getting increased media attention.Family friend Judy Fisher and mother Pauline Bailey are bringing the case of Phylicia Thomas, presumed dead and last seen at her Lake Township home in February 2003, to Unsolved Mysteries, beginning with a “short-story format” on the show’s website on June 3.Fisher said after a search employing cadaver dogs in April was unsuccessful in finding Thomas̵...

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Passion, need to contribute drive millennials

The millennials have arrived. And by all accounts, it looks like they’re here to stay.Generally defined as the 73 million adults who in 2015 will be between the ages of 18 and 34, the millennial generation edged out Generation X this year to become the nation’s largest generation currently working, according to the Pew Research Center.Pew analysis indicates the 53.5 million working millennials represent more than one third of the American workforce....

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Jackson Township Fire Department holds ceremony to honor veterans

JACKSON TWP. — A gathering to remember the men and women of Jackson Township “who sacrificed their lives to secure our freedoms” and continue to “selflessly serve the residents” was held on Saturday at the annual Jackson Fire Department Memorial Service.Since 1946, residents of the township and neighboring communities have honored veterans this way.About 75 people participated in the event that remains remarkably similar to what it was back ...

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WVC athletes ring up 11 medals at states

SHIPPENSBURG — The finish was so electric and so close, a photo of the final results sheet wouldn’t even help anyone figure out who won.As it turned out, he who leaned last wound up first.Northwest star Tyler Burger beat his nemesis Raheem Twyman of Meyers by barely a nose to win his first state gold medal at the very end of the boys Class 2A 300-meter run Saturday, providing the most thrilling highlight in a day filled with magical moments for Wyoming Valley...

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Program gives children firsthand experiences with nature

KINGSTON TWP. — The warm sun overhead and a cool breeze rustling through the trees made for an excellent day to learn about nature.On Saturday, children between the ages of 4 to 10 were welcomed to Frances Slocum State Park to partake in the “Egg-citing Egg Activities” educational workshop hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the state park.Children and their parents met at the campground amphitheater area to l...

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The LaBarres

Andrew and Mary Ann LaBarre are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary on May 28, 2015. They were married on May 28, 2005, at Forty Fort United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Donald Roberts.The matron of honor was Michele Bitner, Ashley. Best man was Mark Marcella, Plymouth. Bridesmaid was Bridgette Rambus, Edwardsville, and groomsman was Tom Sitar, Swoyersville. Jeff Bitner, Ashley, gave Mary Ann away. The attendants were all friends of the bride and groom.Andrew is ...

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Griffiths, Sawicki

Courtney Lynn Sawicki and Jeromy Robert Griffiths were united in marriage on May 24, 2014, in St. Aloysius Church at Robert Bellarmine Parish, Wilkes-Barre, by the Rev. Vincent Dang.The bride is the daughter of MaryAnn and Lenny Sawicki, South Wilkes-Barre. She is the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Umlah and Leonard J. Sawicki Sr. and the late Barbara Fanucci Williams.The groom is the son of Mary Ann Griffiths and Robert Griffiths, both of Wilkes-Barre. H...

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Bestwick, Dziak

Jack and Angel Bestwick, Dallas, Pennsylvania, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Bestwick, to Matthew Dziak, Pittston, Pennsylvania.Hannah is a 2013 graduate of King’s College with a degree in marketing. She ran cross country all four years while at King’s. Hannah is in the SMT program through CVS.Matthew, son of Christine Dziak, is a Navy veteran having served as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is pursuing a nursing deg...

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