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Now playing on the big screen

In theaters:TOMORROWLAND — Bound by a shared destiny, a gifted teenager (Britt Robertson) with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius (George Clooney) embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of “Tomorrowland.” A location caught between time and space and that exists in their collective memory. PG; 2:15...

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Bazaar season begins in Northeastern Pennsylvania

How long has it been since you pitched a horse shoe? Sipped a root beer float? Or sang along at a Polka Mass?Those are just a few of the summertime pleasures you can expect if you visit the bazaars, carnivals and festivals that hard-working volunteers organize around the region to raise money for their churches, fire halls and other worthy causes.Read on to find out where you might find many nifty treats, among them “the best white pizza in the Valley” (St. B...

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Memorial Day to bring chance of showers, thunderstorms

Forecasts are now indicating that some rain is possible on Memorial Day.The good news, however, is that it does not look to be a complete wash out.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 49 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with mostly clear skies kicking off the last day of the work week.Mostly sunny skies will stick around today, but today’s high will drop to 42 degrees by 5 p.m.Clear skie...

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Traffic report for May 22

Heading into work or school? Getting a head start on that holiday trek?Wherever your destination, traffic should not be an issue this morning, but downtown Wilkes-Barre is reporting some areas of heavy traffic congestion.Free-flowing traffic is reported on Interstates 81 and 476 this morning. No traffic congestion is reported on Routes 315 or 115 — the North Cross Valley Expressway is also free of congestion, but some could be encountered on the off-ramps....

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Dominic Hockenbury running for gold at PIAA Class 2A Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University

Plenty of things have changed for Dominic Hockenbury since the Lake-Lehman distance star won his first track and field gold medal during last year’s state finals.Since then, he’s collected another first-place PIAA finish in cross country, gained respect among his peers in the running community and added his name to the prestigious Penn Relays competition.The biggest difference, however, may be the strong sense of self-confidence Hockenbury has accumulated ove...

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Hazleton Area advances to the District 2-4 Class 4A championship

HAZLETON — Delaware Valley’s final swing of the softball season sent a sizzling line drive at Hazleton Area pitcher Celine Podlesney.Catch. Easy throw to first. Double play. The epitome of Thursday’s District 2-4 Class 4A semifinal game.Hazleton Area made the plays when needed and DelVal didn’t as the Cougars posted a 5-1 victory to head to the championship game for a fourth consecutive year.

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Crestwood holds off Dallas for District 2 boys lacrosse title

DALLAS TWP. — Crestwood escaped its own penalty trouble in the first half, then made Dallas pay for penalties late in the game.Robert Coslett and Ryan Magin scored goal 24 seconds apart midway through the fourth quarter to allow the Comets to finally break away and turn back the host Mountaineers, 14-9, Thursday night in the District 2 boys lacrosse championship game.Dallas rallied from a three-goal deficit to tie the game in the third quarter and cut a multi-goal ...

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Yankees ace Masahiro Tanako works 3 scoreless innings in rehab start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

MOOSIC — After missing nearly a month of game action, Masahiro Tanaka really wasn’t looking for anything special.But his minor league rehabilitation start Thursday for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders was solid enough to provide the injured New York Yankees ace pitcher with a sense of encouragement.Tanaka worked three scoreless innings for the RailRiders in their eventual 10-inning, 4-3 comeback victory over Durham at PNC Field, allowing just two hits whi...

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Penn State, James Franklin find local flavor on trip to Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — With some of the Wyoming Valley’s biggest Penn State fans in front of him, James Franklin decided to have a little fun with a captive audience.Up on stage at the F.M. Kirby Center for the final stop of the school’s Coaches Caravan Thursday, the Nittany Lions coach announced that he had received a pair of recruiting commitments. That triggered a telltale rustling for phones as screens lit up as a handful of people checked to what they might have miss...

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Letter to the Editor: Wilkes-Barre association grateful for partners in mayoral forum

The purpose of the Downtown Residents Association is to work to promote and improve one of the oldest neighborhoods in Wilkes-Barre.We do this by sponsoring public presentations, advocating for our neighbors and holding community functions. To this end, we recently held a mayoral forum.We wish to take this opportunity to express our thanks to those people who made our recent event such a success. The Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association and the Greater Wilkes-Barre...

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