Our Opinion: Pennsylvania Game Commission should set higher age limit for young hunters

The Pennsylvania Game Commission missed an opportunity to infuse logic into plans to establish a minimum age for those who want to hunt turkey and deer.This week, the commission’s board members unanimously agreed to issue antlered deer and spring turkey harvest tags to those who met the minimum age requirement. That agreement paves the way for a formal vote that’s expected to take place in April.Previously, tags were issued to anyone, regardless of age. Hunte...

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Take your Super Bowl spread to new levels with an amazing “Snackadium”

If you’ve spent any amount of time on Pinterest lately, you may have seen pictures of a variety of “Snackadiums” — a sizable spread of perfect snack foods for the big game, strategically placed in a structure built to resemble a football stadium. They range from really complicated (need to hire a professional builder) to very simple, using one or two trays.This one is a middle-ground. Assembling the pieces to resemble a stadium was the most difficult and tim...

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Some snow expected as the week ends

Snow is expected to return by the week’s end, but its impact in the Wyoming Valley should be minor.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 11 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Skies are mostly clear this morning, and that should continue throughout the day.Sunny skies are predicted for today, with a high in the mid 20s. The wind chill could make it feel like -1. Clear skies will follow tonight, with a low around ...

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Average gas prices for January 28

AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following figures for today’s average gas prices in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and nationwide:• Wilkes-Barre area gas average at $2.24 today, unchanged overnight and down 3 cents in the last week. Diesel at $3.14 today, unchanged overnight.• Pennsylvania gas average at $2.25 today, unchanged overnight and down 5 cents in the last week. Diesel at $3.15 today, unchanged overnight.• National gas average at $2....

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Traffic report for January 28

It should be a much quieter ride into work and school this morning.Free-flowing traffic is reported on Interstates 81, 476 and 380 this morning. Routes 115 and 315 are also free of traffic, along with the North Cross Valley Expressway.Wilkes-Barre is showing only a few areas of traffic this morning, with minor traffic reported on Academy Street and Wilkes-Barre Boulevard. Some heavier traffic is reported on North River Street.Some minor traffic is reported on ...

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Holy Redeemer boys keep rolling along, rout Wyoming Seminary

WILKES-BARRE — Sometimes it’s not just a matter of winning, but how it is achieved.Holy Redeemer achieved it convincingly Tuesday night, routing Wyoming Seminary 56-22 in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division III boys basketball game.The victory was the seventh in a row for the Royals (6-2 Div. III, 11-6 overall), who kept pace with first-place Meyers (7-1, 11-6). Seminary fell to 1-7 in the division and 3-12 overall.Redeemer entered the game a heav...

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Lawyers: Holly Crawford’s kitten piercings should be kept out of double homicide trial

WILKES-BARRE — Holly Crawford’s jury conviction in 2010 for piercing the tails and necks of kittens and selling the domestic animals as “Gothic Kittens” should be kept out of her upcoming double homicide trial, her attorneys stated.Attorneys Jonathan Blum and Nicole Thompson Lermitte filed a motion Tuesday in Luzerne County Court seeking to have Crawford’s criminal history and statements to state police thrown out.State police at Shickshinny...

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Rob Crain ousted as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders GM, president

In two-plus years as president and general manager of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre baseball franchise, Rob Crain was the face of the the franchise.On Tuesday, Crain and the RailRiders agreed to cut ties.David Abrams, one of the co-managing partners of SWB Investors LLC announced the move during a conference call on Tuesday morning, when he also appointed Jeremy Ruby as interim general manager for the 2015 season as part of a front office shake-up.

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Pittston Area wins key girls basketball game vs. Crestwood

YATESVILLE — Just when Crestwood began getting close, Liz Waleski moved farther away.And because of it, Pittston Area put some more distance between the top of the Wyoming Valley Conference standings and another team trying to make a run at the title race.Waleski buried four of her five 3-pointers in a pivotal second quarter Tuesday and Pittston Area clamped down on Crestwood for a 57-39 victory that kept the Patriots unbeaten at the top of the WVC Division I....

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‘Bombie’ gets the Hall call: Former Red Barons manager set to be inducted

For eight years, Marc Bombard was skipper of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons and held the distinction of being the winningest manager in franchise history for 15 years.Now, he will get his due on the national level.The International League announced on Tuesday that Bombard will be enshrined into the International League Hall of Fame this year. The ceremony will be held at PNC Field at a date to be announced.Bombard managed the Red Barons to four consecuti...

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