Letter to the Editor: Writer relates origins of cannons displayed at Wyoming Monument

In a letter to the editor, Marcella Starr indicated the provenance of the two guns located at the Wyoming Monument was not known.I photographed these guns and the bronze tablet attached to one of the guns in 1990. At that time, the guns and the tablet were in deplorable shape.In summary, the tablet reveals that it was put in place in 1901 by the Lt. Charles A. Reiley, Post 567, Grand Army of the Republic, Wyoming, Pa. The guns originally were mounted on barbettes at Fort...

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Superintentendent: Girl brought knife to school for protection

HANOVER TWP. — A sixth-grade girl who allegedly brought a knife to school for her own protection was suspended on Thursday and could face expulsion, a school official said.Hanover Area School District Superintendent Andrew Kuhl confirmed that a sixth-grade student at Hanover Memorial School brought a knife to school on Thursday and was sent home, suspended.Kuhl said the knife was in the girl’s backpack and she did not remove it from the backpack at the school...

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Mistrial in Wilkes sex-assault case

WILKES-BARRE — Jurors in Luzerne County deliberated for five hours Thursday, but couldn’t reach a decision in an alleged 2013 sexual assault, resulting in a mistrial.“We the jury regret to report that we are hopelessly deadlocked on all three counts,” a note from the jury read.The defendant, Chukwuka Julian Anamege, 20, was charged with two counts of indecent assault and one count of indecent exposure. Testimony in the case began on Wednesday.

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Dog persuades man to surrender

LARKSVILLE — All it took was some barking to get a fugitive to come out of his hiding place today in Larksville.Borough police were asked to assist troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police in serving a warrant at about 2:30 p.m. on an individual said to be residing on Wilson StreetK-9 Officer Joshua Evans and his dog Una, along with Officer Nick Riebel, met with the troopers at the suspect house. Troopers gained entry into the residence, but the suspect was not ...

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Penguins look to carry winning ways into the weekend

Wednesday’s 2-0 win over the Portland Pirates gave the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a clear mind heading into a pair of games this weekend.The midweek contest was the perfect remedy to a two-game losing streak last weekend, and the win gave the Penguins a renewed boost of confidence as they travel to Albany to play the Devils tonight.“(Thursday) we woke up and felt better about ourselves than we did Monday morning,” head coach John Hynes said. “...

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Crestwood (12-0) vs. Bethlehem Catholic (11-1)7 p.m. todayPIAA Class 3A First RoundJ. Birney Crum Stadium, AllentownWhat’s At Stake: The winner advances to the quarterfinals next weekend, playing the winner of tonight’s game between D4 champion Selinsgrove (9-...

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Misericordia’s momentum

EDWARDSVILLE — To find a collegiate soccer program with sustained success over the last few years, you don’t have to look much further than the Back Mountain.The Misericordia University women’s soccer team has been one of the best teams in the country over the last three years with a NCAA Division III Final Four appearance and two appearances in the Sweet 16 including this weekend when the Cougars play The College of New Jersey.Coach Mark Stauffer said ...

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Aussie settling in at Penn State

Daniel Pasquariello’s usual accent isn’t what draws the most attention. Rather, it’s when the Aussie punter tries to talk like an American that gets his teammates laughing.“We do a lot of things in team meetings where guys talk and read quotes and get up and have fun,” Penn State coach James Franklin said. “His accent, and then he also does an American accent, which is funny. He can flip it on and off, so the guys have fun with that.”...

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Dancers help original Rockette celebrate birthday

WILKES-BARRE — Family and friends of Ceil Modrick packed into the dining hall of North Penn Manor Thursday to help the former Radio City Music Hall Rockette celebrate her 100th birthday.Modrick, a resident at the facility, recalled her early years as a ballet dancer at prestigious supper clubs that include the Latin Quarter in New York and the Coconut Grove in Miami. She was one of the original Rockettes and performed in the opening show at Radio City Music Hall in 1932....

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Bear hunters to hit the woods on Saturday

Wildlife Conservation Officer Phil White is well aware that Pennsylvania’s bear population is at an all-time high and the mast crop in many areas is above average as well, which means bruins are likely to remain active.He also knows that the sale of bear licenses has increased this year and now, all White has to do is wait and see what it all will mean when the statewide bear season opens tomorrow.“I’m anxious to see how it all plays out,” said Wh...

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