Indictment charges 7 from Pittston-West Pittston region with bath salts distribution

SCRANTON — A federal indictment unsealed Friday charged seven people for their roles with peddling bath salts with convicted smuggler Todd Morgans.U.S. Attorney Peter Smith said David Folweiler, 27, Alan Folweiler, 21, John Pearce, 29, of West Pittston, Frank Xavier Brennan, 33, of Kingston, Maura Kathio, 25, of Yatesville, Tiffany Pradel, 30, of Pittston Township, and Marguerita Ann Davis, 59, of Pittston, were indicted by a federal grand jury in August.David Folw...

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Syracuse holds off Iowa at 2K Classic

NEW YORK — The big lead was gone. Chris McCullough wouldn’t let the game get away, too.McCullough had 20 points, nine rebounds and a key steal with 8.4 seconds left, and No. 23 Syracuse held off Iowa 66-63 on Friday night in the 2K Classic consolation game.“I thought at the end of the game Chris made a great steal,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “He came across in our trap and made a great play. That was the game. If he doesn’t come...

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Rivalry cools for Penn State, Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Surely there’s some animosity left.Maybe there are a few Penn State players here and there that still hold some ill will toward Illinois and its coaching staff, which showed up in Happy Valley two summers ago looking to poach some Nittany Lions.Then again, two years is a long time to hold a grudge as the Lions take on the Fighting Illini today. Especially when a team has been through as much as Penn State has during that stretch.&...

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Letter to the Editor: Let’s revamp Luzerne County government ‘from the ground up’

Luzerne County government unions benefit their members but can harm our local economy when salaries are unreasonable or out of sync with prevailing wages. Monopolies are inefficient, lack innovation and become complacent over time.Combine a service monopoly such as county government with gluttonous unions, and what do you get? High taxation and poor service.Ask yourself, if you could shop around for county government services, how many of you would choose Luzerne County ...

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Something to smile about for Crestwood

ALLENTOWN — When it was all over, the best season and the first state playoff game Crestwood ever had ending one step before the PIAA quarterfinals, a great sense of pride filled the Comets as they walked off J. Birney Crum Stadium.Somehow, a season-ending loss made them feel as if they’d won something.More respect, maybe?“They hang in there and they keep fighting you,” Crestwood coach Greg Myers said of his fallen warriors.R...

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Crestwood falls in states

ALLENTOWN — It won’t be today. And probably not tomorrow as well. It might take quite some time.But when Crestwood looks back at its football season, it will see plenty of reasons to be proud.That will come when the sting of Friday night — and the first quarter in particular — finally dissipates.The Comets fell into a 20-point hole then climbed out briefly in the third quarter only to fall back in again. The end result — a 42-28 l...

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Lottery Numbers for Friday, Nov. 21.

Midday Drawing:Daily Number: 1-3-1Big Four: 1-9-6-9Quinto: 6-8-0-3-7Treasure Hunt: 16-19-24-26-28Evening Drawing:Daily Number: 7-9-8Big Four: 8-5-6-5Quinto: 2-0-6-3-1Cash 5: 08-14-16-19-43Mega Millions03-12-35-37-63Mega Ball15One player matched all five numbers in Friday’s “Cash 5” jackpot ...

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Penguins cruise to win over Devils

ALBANY – It almost didn’t feel like a road game for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Friday night given the way the Penguins made themselves right at home in Albany.Goals by Dominik Uher and Scott Wilson 18 seconds apart early in the opening period was all the Pens needed before skating to a 5-1 win over the Devils in the Times Union Center.The Penguins received goals from five different players in the win.“Tonight was a situation where we were able to ...

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Islanders beat Penguins 5-4 in shootout

PITTSBURGH — Kyle Okposo scored in the third round of the shootout, sending the New York Islanders to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.Sidney Crosby and New York’s Frans Nielsen scored in the second round and Islanders goaltender Chad Johnson stopped Brandon Sutter. Okposo deked to his forehand, slipping a shot that hit off Marc-Andre Fleury’s pad and into the net for the win.Matt Martin, Nikolay Kulemin and Ryan Strome scored ...

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Irish look to end turnover problems vs Louisville

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Louisville probably isn’t the best opponent for Notre Dame to face trying to end its turnover troubles.The Cardinals (7-3) lead the nation with 22 interceptions, and safety Gerod Holliman is one shy of the NCAA records with 13 picks.That’s a major concern for the Fighting Irish (7-3), who simply can’t hang on to the ball and have lost three of their last four games.They’ve turned the ball over nine times in back...

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