Nittany Notes: PSU-Illinois game guide

You know, we all may have to come to grips with the fact that we won’t have Tim Beckman to kick around much longer.Penn State has a chance to all but finish off Beckman’s tenure at Illinois, as the Illini need to win their last two games to become bowl-eligible. Even reaching a bowl might not save Beckman, who is 10-24 in three seasons and still looks as overmatched as he did two years ago.No complaints here. Whatever you think of the guy, he sure has provide...

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Bail set at $200k for Bong Bob Kim, shot by WB police officer during drug investigation

PLAINS TWP. — A district judge on Friday arraigned Bong Bob Kim inside Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center on charges he attempted to run down two Wilkes-Barre police officers during a drug investigation.Kim, 30, of Harkins Lane, Wilkes-Barre, is at the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound.Arrest records identified city police officer Joseph Sinavage as the officer who shot Kim in a plaza’s parking lot on Carey Avenue in Hanover Township on Wednesday....

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Our Opinion: Diamonds & Coal

Diamonds to Kistler Elementary School Principal Margo Serafini. She scaled a ladder and spent a day earlier this month atop the Wilkes-Barre school’s roof, reading aloud. Her attention-grabbing stunt, in which her renditions of many children’s stories were transmitted via speakers to students gathered below, was part of the principal’s commitment to National Young Readers Week. To foster learning, Serafini previously has resorted to pulling on costumes: John...

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra comes to Wilkes-Barre’s Mohegan Sun Arena for holiday spectacular

It’s Christmas Eve. A young girl is whimsically filled with holiday spirit and curiosity. What will Christmas morning bring? That curiosity gets the best of her and leads the young lady to a night filled with enchanting mischief and magic.The girl quietly sneaks up to the attic of her home. A place her parents tell her is off limits. She discovers a mysterious trunk which turns out to be a magical doorway to the past. The trunk is filled with beautiful ornaments, lovable toys...

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On the big screen

Now playing:THE HUNGER GAMES: Mocking Jay, Part 1 — Katniss Everdeen is back. She survived the bloody arena that is the Hunger Games, twice. Even though she made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. Staring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman. PG13, 2:05

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Marijuana, stolen gun found during traffic stop in Hanover Township

HANOVER TWP. — Two people from New York were arrested on drug offenses after township police allegedly found marijuana and a stolen handgun during a traffic stop on Knox Street.Tyrone Green, 40, of New York City, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, firearms not to be carried without a license, receiving stolen property and possession of a small amount of marijuana.Jennifer R. Manley, 26, of Laurelton, was charged with possession of a small amount of m...

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Average gas prices for November 21

Average gas prices continue to fall. The Pennsylvania average has finally hit a number below $3, the Wilkes-Barre area is holding steady at $2.98.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following data for today’s average gas prices in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and nationwide:• Wilkes-Barre area gas average is at $2.98 today, unchanged overnight and down 4 cents in the last week. Diesel is at $3.66 today, unchanged overnight.• Pennsylvania gas average ...

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A wet weekend is predicted, with chance of freezing rain

Enjoy the sun while it lasts today, we are headed for a wet weekend.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 20 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Grey skies and chilling temperatures greeted early commuters working for the weekend.Sunny skies are expected for today, with a high in the lower 30s. Clear skies will stick around the Wyoming Valley tonight, with a low of about 17 degreesClouds will begin to cover ...

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Concert Listings: Nov. 21 to 27, 2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 21 to 27, 2014Black Veil Brides, the metalcore Gothic band with openers Falling in Reverse. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Nov. 21. $29. 570-420-2808.University of Scranton String Orchestra, the 30-member ensemble performing Moussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Piazzola’s “Libertango” and more. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson...

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Stage Listings: Nov. 21 to 27, 2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 21 to 27, 2014Almost, Maine, a serious of romantic vignettes involving characters in the small town of Almost, Maine. Presented by students at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. 7 p.m. Nov. 21-22; 2 p.m. Nov. 23. $8. 570-574-4269. High School Musical on Stage! A performance by the Hanover Area Drama Club. Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School, 1600 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Tow...

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