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State police investigating early-morning Christmas Eve shooting

SLOCUM TWP. — State police are investigating a shooting that resulted in one man being injured.State police in Shickshinny received a report of gun shots in the area of 1175 Blue Ridge Trail in Wapwallopen at 1:29 a.m. on December 24. Police found Dillon Tyler Gommer, 20, who had sustained gunshot wounds.Gommer was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital for treatment of his wounds. The severity of his injuries, or how many gunshot wounds he sustained, was...

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Jet carrying 162 lost over stormy Indonesian waters

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Aircraft and ships that spent several hours searching Indonesian waters turned up no sign of an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday with 162 people on board in airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said.Aircraft searching for AirAsia Flight 8501 called off the effort for the night and will resume at Monday morning, said Achmad Toha of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency. Some ships were contin...

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Cloudy skies, cooler temperatures expected this week

It’s shaping up to be a quiet week as the Wyoming Valley enters the last few days of 2014.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 47 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Most areas are seeing some light rain this morning as the sun rises.Showers will be possible mainly before 11 a.m. today, with less than a tenth of an inch of rain expected. Today’s high will be in the upper 30s.Cloudy skies will st...

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4-year-old cancer survivor has a tale to share

Amelia Nankivell is a four-year old girl who loves her big brother, Disney and anything pink.She wants to be a mermaid when she grows up and has the tenacity and determination to make it happen.But on Easter Sunday Amelia had a headache that wouldn’t go away. She was taken to a doctor, then to Geisinger Wyoming Valley and before the week was over, Amelia and her mom were off to Danville, in an ambulance, to begin the fight of their lives.

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No. 1 Kentucky holds off No. 4 Louisville 58-50

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — There were moments when top-ranked Kentucky could have blinked against No. 4 Louisville with its veterans battling second-half foul trouble and shooting woes.The Wildcats didn’t because freshman guard Tyler Ulis stepped up with a career-best 14-point performance made more impressive by the fact he achieved it despite a bandaged right eye that made blinking difficult.“I was more excited than nervous because it was my first away game,...

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Caught on Camera

Since we first ran photos of a pair of piebald fawns that John Duda photographed in his White Haven backyard, readers have asked for updates on if the fawns made it through deer season.They did.Duda took these photos on Dec. 20 as they were bedded down. Because he has seen them so often, Duda suspects the fawns, which are both button bucks, are utilizing his property as a safe haven. It’s working, and it will be interesting to see what the pair of piebald fawns loo...

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Chorney happy to be positive

Taylor Chorney doesn’t take much of the credit for his team-leading plus-15 rating.After posting a negative plus-minus in four of his first six AHL seasons, Chorney is on track to post a career-high this year. The turnaround isn’t the result of anything Chorney has done differently, he said, but the benefit of playing on a good team.“It’s not like I’m doing anything super extraordinary,” Chorney said. “It just feels right playing...

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No baloney, Maloney leads Tigers

EXETER — Four Tunkhannock players reached double figures led by Tony Maloney’s 22 points as the Tigers topped Wyoming Area 72-56 on Saturday afternoon in boys basketball action.Eric Stramer’s added 18 points for the Tigers, while Ryan Ell followed with 15 and Austin Yanora chipped in 13 points.Wyoming Area’s Jeremy Zezza led all scorers with 25 points, while Evan Musto added 11.MMI Prep 35, Benton 33 ...

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Lions rally from Dieffenbach injury

NEW YORK — This was more than just a gut punch. It was a blow that Penn State almost didn’t recover from.The Nittany Lions were driving at the end of the first quarter in Saturday’s Pinstripe Bowl as Christian Hackenberg hit Chris Godwin for a third-down conversion.The players went to head to the other end of the field for the quarter change. Miles Dieffenbach wasn’t able to follow.The senior captain at left guard had to be helped off t...

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A fitting way to send out PSU seniors

NEW YORK — This time, it wasn’t an 18-tackle game or making a play that helped save the day for Penn State that made Mike Hull smile.It wasn’t even a dominating day for his Nittany Lions defense.But the final finish to a strife-filled career made Hull feel every bit as elated as if he’d just made the game-clinching stop at the goal line.Because that 31-30 victory over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl felt like the biggest reward in ...

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