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Driver killed in one-car crash in Wyoming County

NICHOLSON TWP. — State police said Bruce Oakley, 28 of Nicholson, was killed early Sunday morning in a one-car crash on U.S. Route 11.The crash occurred at approximately 2:55 a.m., one-tenth of a mile south of the border of Wyoming and Susquehanna counties, state police said.

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Police report man’s bogus ransom call was attempt to get drug money

WILKES-BARRE — A Larksville man faked being held captive and demanded a ransom in an attempt to get money from family members to buy drugs, police said.Anthony Klem, 26, was later arrested Friday, police said.According to police: Klem called family members claiming he was held against his will until money was paid for a debt he owed a drug dealer. Klem’s family then contacted police for assistance. However, police determined Klem’s claim was bogus and t...

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Annie’s Mailbox: Hating on haters

Dear Annie: I work in an office with 35 women, and it seems as though someone is always hating someone else. Right now, I am the target of two women.

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Police investigating report of shots fired in Wilkes-Barre’s North End

WILKES-BARRE — Police Sunday collected shell casings in the area of Madison and East Linden streets after a report of shots fired at 4:27 a.m. Police said nothing is known to have been struck at this time. The investigation continues, police said.

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‘Break A Leg’ could be final show on old stage

WILKES-BARRE — Cast members will change their lines without warning.Props people will supply a breakaway chair when a real chair is needed.And the leading lady will try to crawl offstage on opening night, hoping no one will notice she’s abandoning a performance to attend a wedding.Those antics are all part of “Break A Leg,” a slapstick comedy the Coughlin Players are prepared to present May 29-30 at James M. Coughlin High School.

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A look back at Coughlin High School’s theater history

WILKES-BARRE — When Coughlin High School senior Tom Kozerski, 18, claimed he could name school plays from the past 12 years, starting with a show he attended as a little kid watching his older sister perform, a bystander asked him to prove it.With no cue cards, no hints from the assembled cast of this year’s play, “Break A Leg,” he dug into his memory:

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Mele’s Musings: An unwanted houseguest

And lo, at about 11 o’clock at night, a cry was heard throughout the house.My youngest son, downstairs, shrieking for my wife.Meg was in a dead sleep when Dan’s blood-curdling screams echoed through the house.A fire?A burglar?An injury?Worse: A bat had somehow gotten into the house.Dan was watching TV when he heard an odd noise that sounded like the heat coming on. But it was a rapid-fire clicking noise, ...

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On the Books: Because survival is inefficient

Imagine the swine flu mutates and a deadly strain rampages across the world, killing the majority of the population. What aspects of civilization will survive? What will make people hold on to hope?“Station Eleven” is one of the loveliest books I’ve read. The novel follows several intersecting storylines that occur before, during and after a pandemic called the Georgia Flu sweeps across the globe.

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Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: May 18-22

The following are recent Lackawanna County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.According to the agency: “any inspection is a ‘snapshot’ of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time of the inspection, violations are recorded but are often corrected on site prior to the inspector leaving t...

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Penn State players share football basics with Pittston Area youth

YATESVILLE — Four Penn State football players jumped in a car at 6 Saturday morning and started their holiday weekend off by my making a drive to Pittston Area High School to spend six hours sharing their knowledge of the game with local youth players.Memories of his own childhood experience is what sparked Penn State’s Akeel Lynch participation. Penn State’s leading rusher in 2014 made the trip along with Meyers graduate and Wyoming Valley West standout Geno Lewi...

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