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World War II Honor Roll memorial to be kept in Plymouth neighborhood after its restored

PLYMOUTH — The names of the heroes are gone for now, but not forgotten.The placards that carried the 160 names of the men and women who bravely served during World War II have been removed from the 12th Ward Honor Roll memorial at the corner of Second and Reynolds Street. New placards are being made and will be placed on the newly renovated memorial sometime in the spring of 2015.Restoring the Honor Roll — actually improving it and making it more resilient to...

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Three men indicted for passing phony $100 bills at casinos

SCRANTON — A federal grand jury indicted three men from Tobyhanna for passing counterfeit $100 bills while gambling at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Casino in Plains Township and Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono.Michael Turner, 21, Andrew Turner, 27, and Jason Mitchell, 29, were indicted on charges of conspiracy and dealing in counterfeit cash.Federal prosecutors allege the three men passed about $8,700 in counterfeit $100 bills at the two casinos while playing ...

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LCCC shows Exhibit “Chicks with Balls” and Stands Behind Women’s Empowerment

Judy Takács shows the gray in their hair from years of worrying. She paints their bald heads wrapped in a scarf from their recent chemotherapy. “Chicks with Balls” gives a genuine depiction of the physical presence of each woman who posed for the series. They opened up about their lives and personal struggles and each painting is accompanied by an essay detailing experiences, losses and triumphs.

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Nittany Notes: PSU-Michigan State game guide

It is fair to say that last week’s misadventure in Champaign was one of the very lowest on-field moments for Penn State during these tumultuous three years.It is also fair to say that last week’s 16-14 loss to Illinois might not have any effect on where the Nittany Lions play in the postseason.Fortunately for the Lions, they had already earned magic win No. 6, so losing to Illinois was merely humiliating rather than an outright catastrophe. Penn State will ge...

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Luzerne County workers not paid as required

Luzerne County government paychecks were not deposited into employees bank accounts today as required, officials say.Employees are paid every other Friday.County Manager Robert Lawton verified the checks were not deposited into accounts and said he was in the process of trying to figure out what happened and correct the situation.Lawton said he learned about the problem from county Budget/Finance Division Head Brian Swetz, who was at the courthouse addressing ...

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Polish foods and music highlight Wigilia dinner

Halushki. Pierogies. Fish.Those are the tasty Polish foods served up for the holiday season. And many people who aren’t of that ethnicity enjoy them as well.But there is another important ingredient for Christmas that doesn’t involve just cooking and eating these foods and that is keeping the Polish traditions alive.And at no time is that more important than during the Wigilia or wafer dinner, which breaks bread with the sharing of the wafer or Opl...

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Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested Jack-Lyn Blake, 47, on charges she stabbed her boyfriend because she found him eating.Blake was arrested as she attempted to leave her Madison Street residence at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, when they found her boyfriend, Benjamin Smith, holding a towel to his chest.Smith told police Thursday night he called 911 earlier in the day for an incident involving Blake. Smith claimed Blake was intoxicated and had gone to sleep....

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Nutcracker season begins

Most ballet fans are familiar with those little rodents who scamper around under the Christmas tree as Tchaikovsky’s music plays.So, would you say they’re nice mice? Or mean mice?“Nice mice,” 9-year-old Brooke Piscotty said during a rehearsal break at the Joan Harris Centre for the Performing Arts in Luzerne where she was one of about 10 little girls preparing to dance the role of those furry creatures when the Moscow Ballet brings “The Grea...

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Buys Listings: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014American Red Cross Holiday Craft Show, with more than 100 vendors offering handmade items appropriate for Christmas gifts. 109th Field Artillery Armory, 280 Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30. 570-823-7161.Holiday Vendor Showcase. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 29. 570-474-9313.

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Concert Listings: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the symphonic-rock band performing their 1998 rock opera “The Christmas Attic,” including the popular song “Christmas Canon.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 28. 800-745-3000.Railroad Earth, the six-member rock band headlining the two-day Horn-O-Plenty celebration. Sher...

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