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Tonight’s Royalty Owners’ meeting moved due to inclement weather

TUNKHANNOCK — Tonight’s Royalty Owners’ meeting hosted by the MacDonald Law for the those involved in the Chesapeake Energy Class action suit originally to be held at the Tunkhannock High School has been moved to 6 pm at the Hampton Inn, 209 East Tioga St., because of the school’s closure due to inclement weather.

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Snowfall accumulations lowered for Luzerne County

WILKES-BARRE — Expected snow fall accumulations in Luzerne County from this winter season’s first Nor’easter have dwindled as the storm is expected to form further off the East Coast, according to the National Weather Service.The eastern half of Luzerne County may receive three to five inches of snow while the county’s western region may only one to two inches of snow.A clipper moving across the region today is expected to merge with another storm...

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Double murder suspect Hugo Selenski’s ex-girlfriend takes witness stand

Christina Strom spent close to three times her salary in 2002.She says the money came from Hugo.Strom took the witness stand Monday in Luzerne County Court to testify against her ex-boyfriend Hugo Selenski in his capital murder trial.Selenski, 41, is charged in the May 2002 flex-tie strangulation killings of Michael J. Kerkowski and his girlfriend Tammy Lynn Fassett.Bank documents read in court indicate more $153,000 in expenditures from Strom’...

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Letter to the Editor: Oppose Wyoming Area School District’s expected tax increase, writer urges

Wyoming Area School District residents are asked to attend a school board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Secondary Center in Exeter.At a recent school board work session, district business consultant Tom Melone announced that the district is $17 million in debt.At Tuesday’s meeting, the board is expected to vote in favor of applying to the state education department for a special exception to raise school taxes between 4 and 5 percent. Taxpayers in Wyoming Area c...

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Our Opinion: Wilkes-Barre credit union scandal high on intrigue, short on answers

Credit union member Jeffrey Serafin forged another’s member signature when borrowing $10,000, then apparently felt so confident in the illegal charade he committed forgery a second time to refinance the loan.Say what you will about the guy, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud last week, but what he lacks in ethics he seemingly makes up for in thriftiness. Why let trivial things like right and wrong interfere with acquiring a lower APR, right?

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Homeless man charged with forcing his way into Plymouth home and threatening family

PLYMOUTH — A homeless man was arraigned Monday on charges he forced his way inside a residence on New Street and threatened to kill four people including two children.Police charged Fawn Lee Workman, 18, after he allegedly smashed a window and bull rushed his way inside the residence at about 10:16 p.m. Sunday.Workman threatened to kill two adults and two boys, ages 6 and 9, police said.

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Lawsuit claims Wegmans doesn't really make its breads on-site

New Jersey consumers are taking Wegmans and Whole Foods to court because they are fed up with claims that the grocers' “made-in-house” bread is actually made from scratch on-site. NJ.com reports that “a group of New Jersey consumers has gone to court to prov...

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Weather postpones Monday night’s high school games

A winter storm has wiped out Monday night’s high school sports schedule. The new postponed dates are scheduled to change if more inclement weather hits the region.Monday night’s schedule:H.S. Girls Basketball(Game times remain the same)Crestwood at Pittston Area, 7:15 p.m., ppd. 1/27Berwick at Coughlin, 7:15 p.m., ppd. 1/27Nanticoke Area at Wyoming Area, 7:15 p.m., ppd. 1/31Meyer...

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Selenski’s ex-girlfriend Christina Strom testifies

WILKES-BARRE — They’re together in the same room once again.Luzerne County prosecutors this morning called Christina Strom to testify against her ex-boyfriend Hugo Selenski. It is likely Strom will be on the witness stand for most of Monday as prosecutors allege her purchase of nearly seven acres of land in Kingston Township in 2002 was the motive to the killings of Michael Jason Kerkowski and Tammy Lynn Fassett.Selenski and Strom were in a relationship that ...

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‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ coming to the Kirby Center stage

WILKES-BARRE — Country music icon Loretta Lynn — “The Coal Miner’s Daughter” — is coming to the Diamond City.Will Beekman, executive director at the F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, announced today that the legendary country singer will appear on June 26 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at (570) 826-1100 and online at www.kirbycenter.org. Tick...

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