Registration open for Penn State Coaches Caravan event in Wilkes-Barre

James Franklin played his college ball an hour away from Wilkes-Barre but didn’t have much occasion to head up into the Wyoming Valley.Since graduating from East Stroudsburg and becoming a football coach, Franklin is changing that.As the Nittany Lions’ recruiting presence in the area increases, so does the program’s visibility. To that end, Franklin will be visiting Wilkes-Barre for the second straight year as part of Penn State’s Coaches Caravan....

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McGlynn Center to honor founder Sister Miriam Stadulis, volunteer Elizabeth Griesmer

WILKES-BARRE — To celebrate her 60th anniversary of becoming a Sister of Mercy, Sister Miriam Stadulis went skydiving.“It was wonderful,” she said, remembering how she jumped in tandem with an instructor last August at the Hazleton Municipal Airport. “At 10,000 feet you just fall out of the plane and you free-fall until the parachute opens and then you rock back and forth and it’s beautiful.”“That’s what I keep telling ever...

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Selenski’s ex-girlfriend, Carey Bartoo, arrested on drug offenses

WILKES-BARRE — Hugo Selenski’s ex-girlfriend Carey Bartoo was one of two women arrested by city police when they were spotted in a parked vehicle on Wilkes Lane with suspected heroin packets, syringes and bottles of clean urine Sunday morning.Bartoo, 44, last known address as Luzerne Street, Hanover Township, and Tara Cooper, 41, of White Oak Drive, Hunlock Township, were in a parked vehicle with a passing patrol officer spotted them moving their hands at about 10 a.m....

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Sen. Casey demands release of John Hopkins black lung report

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, Jr. is demanding to see the findings of Johns Hopkins internal review of a controversial radiology program that for years reviewed x-rays of coal miners on behalf of coal companies and rarely found miners to have serious black lung disease — decisions that helped prevent them from obtaining much-needed financial support.

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State police to conduct DUI checkpoints throughout Lackawanna County this weekend

DUNMORE — Pennsylvania State Police will have an increased presence in Lackawanna County this holiday weekend.Troopers From Troop R (Dunmore) will be conducting DUI Sobriety Checkpoints throughout Lackawanna County this weekend. Roving patrols will also be deployed.State police said in a news release that the checkpoints and patrols are to promote public safety and to protect motorists from intoxicated drivers.

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Geisinger documentary premiers at Kirby Center tonight

WILKES-BARRE — Geisinger Health System will premier its documentary — Reinventing American Healthcare — today at 6 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Public Square.The documentary profiles Geisinger’s 100-year history and its transformation from a small, rural hospital to a nationally recognized health system.The documentary was produced by WVIA and is written and narrated by health policy expert Susan Dentzer, senior policy ...

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Edella Road over I-81 in Clarks Summit closed until further notice

CLARKS SUMMIT — Edella Road over Interstate 81 in Clarks Summit is being closed until further notice.PennDOT reported in an email that a PennDOT inspector noticed movement this morning that occurred in the abutment on the lower end of the bridge.“As a result, in order to maintain the highest level of safety for the traveling public, the road is being closed and a detour is being set up,” said PennDOT spokesman James May.PennDOT said there is ...

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US official: Reports say 1 dead at Fort Meade gate crashing

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — One person was killed in a firefight that erupted Monday after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the Fort Meade, Md., military base near a gate to the National Security Agency, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.The officials said a firefight ensued after the car tried to crash the gate, and at least one of the two people in the car died. Fort Meade is home of the NSA.Both federal officials spoke on condit...

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Amish Cook: Gloria’s Birthday Present and Mouth-Watering Barbecue Pizza

Hello from Flat Rock, Illinois! We’re having a full, yet interesting week. There are two things I’m especially looking forward to for this week. One is a brand new armoire my husband is making for my birthday and the other is a new pony that will be arriving on Friday.When my husband Daniel asked me what I’d like to have as a birthday gift from him I just didn’t know what to tell him. All at once it clicked. I said I’d be thrilled to have a new armoire...

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Feherty to swing into Wilkes-Barre in June

WILKES-BARRE — Pro golf personality David Feherty will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, bringing a hilarious night of storytelling to the downtown.Feherty will appear June 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center Box Office, charge by phone at (570) 826-1100 and online at www.kirbycenter.org. A special Kirby Member pre-sale begins this Tuesday at 10 a.m. Ticket prices are $40, $60 and $164 (limited VIP Ex...

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