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Remembering their ‘first patients’

SCRANTON — The first time his class met for anatomy lab, Dr. Max Vogel said, “all 100 of us joined hands for a moment of silence.”During that quiet reflection, Vogel said, he realized the enormous gift several donors had given by entrusting their bodies, after death, to The Commonwealth Medical College.“For me, that was my point of no return,” he said, explaining he no longer had any doubts about devoting his life to medicine.

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Rain showers could linger into the latter part of the week

Showers could dampen the Wyoming Valley into Wednesday night, but it does not look to be a complete wash out.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 67 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with partly cloudy skies kicking off the day.Clouds will move into the region today, with a slight chance of showers before 9 a.m. and then after 2 p.m. Today’s high will be near 80 degrees.Showers will become likely af...

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Traffic report for May 5

It should be another smooth ride into work and school this morning.Free-flowing traffic is reported on Interstates 81 and 476 this morning, while scattered areas of minor traffic are reported on Routes 315 and 115.The North Cross Valley Expressway is free of traffic this morning, but some congestion could be encountered on the off-ramps.Some areas of heavy traffic are reported on Mundy Street surrounding the Wyoming Valley Mall. Minor traffic is also reported ...

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Letter to the Editor: High school senior pitches platform for improved Forty Fort

My name is Dominic J. Butchko. I am an 18-year-old senior in high school who is running for Forty Fort Borough Council.As a registered Democrat, I am seeking the Democratic nomination, but I am also seeking the Republican nomination as a write-in. Nothing is more important to me then breaking down party barriers, and nothing is stronger in achieving this than having the confidence of both parties.

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Hanover Area survives MMI Prep

Christian Pack’s bases-loaded single in the sixth inning jump-started Hanover’s six-run outburst in a 10-9 win over MMI Prep in WVC baseball on Monday.The Preppers loaded the bases in the seventh inning, but a 4-6-3 double play, followed by a fly to right field left the tying run stranded on third.Hanover’s Pack went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI. John Morgan recorded a double (2-4) with 3 RBI and Jake Peters was 1 for 2 with a double and 1 RBI.Sam Harm...

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Local schedule

Tuesday, May 5IL BASEBALLGwinnett at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 6:35 p.m.HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL(4:15 p.m.)GAR at NorthwestMeyers at Holy RedeemerMMI Prep at Hanover AreaWyoming Seminary at NanticokeWyoming Valley West at BerwickHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL(4:15 p.m.)Dallas at Nanticoke...

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Nick Klimchok, Tyler Klienbach are Wyoming Valley West’s one-two punch in win

Nick Klimchok made 32 assists and Tyler Klienbach pounded 13 kills as Wyoming Valley West swept Berwick, 25-11, 25-18, 25-15 in a high school boys volleyball match Monday at Berwick.Klienbach added 11 service points and blocked seven shots to spark the Spartans.Joe Burridge finished with 11 service points, including two aces, and made three kills for Valley West. Klimchok also had two aces among his nine service points.Holy Redeemer 3, Tunkhannock 0...

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Dylan Gearinger, Bulldogs edge Wyoming Valley West

Dylan Gearinger captured three individual events and the Berwick Bulldogs needed very one of them to edge Wyoming Valley West, 75-74 in a high school boys track and field meet Monday at Berwick.Gearinger won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs and the Bulldogs took eight of the top nine spots in those events to pull out victory.Holden Reigel won the high jump with a leap of 6-feet to pull out the final event for the 5-1 Bulldogs, who remained on the heels of unbeaten Cou...

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Warriors’ Curry voted NBA’s MVP

OAKLAND, Calif. — His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried.He had felt like this in the past. When he barely received any scholarship offers out of high school. Or when some questioned whether his game could translate from tiny Davidson College to the NBA, or those times sitting in a doctor’s office searching for answers on how to fix his troublesome right ankle.Curry could let it all out and laugh now. It was time to cele...

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Shannon Keating’s grand slam boosts Hanover Area over Northwest

Shannon Keating blasted a grand slam to break open a tie game in the top of the fifth inning, lifting Hanover Area over Northwest 7-3 in a high school girls softball game played Monday at Hanover Area.The blow came after Maggie Murphy put the Rangers ahead 2-0 with a two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning.Michelle McNair added a double for the Hawkeyes and Shelby Monk had a pair of hits in the victory. Mary Kate Penczkowski struck out six and earned the victory...

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