911 call leads police to suspected meth lab in Nanticoke

NANTICOKE — Police say a woman calling 911 to report she’d overdosed on drugs Saturday led officers to a suspected meth lab in her Apollo Circle apartment.Cheryl Lee Kemper, 31, of Nanticoke, told Luzerne County 911 Saturday afternoon she had taken too much “meth,” had a chemical burn on her arm, could see a blood clot moving in her arm and her 13-year-old son was experiencing shortness of breath, according to a criminal complaint.Responding offic...

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Homeless honored at memorial service

WILKES-BARRE — For nearly a decade, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church has hosted a service to remember those so often brushed to the fringes of society.Attendance year-to-year stays much the same, says Luzerne County Homeless Coalition volunteer Mary Zack, but the list of deceased always grows.This year’s Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service, held Saturday, honored 114 homeless men and woman who have passed since the year 2000.Shortly after ...

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NYC police commissioner: Cop killer made anti-police online posts

NEW YORK — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.The suspect, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, wrote on an Instagram account: “I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let’s take 2 of theirs,̶...

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Lottery Numbers for the week of Dec. 14.

Daily Number, middaySunday: 5-7-3Monday: 6-3-9Tuesday: 2-0-8Wednesday: 5-4-1Thursday: 1-3-4Friday: 8-2-1Saturday: 3-3-6Big Four, middaySunday: 3-2-8-0Monday: 4-4-3-0Tuesday: 4-1-4-9Wednesday: 6-7-0-5Thursday: 3-1-9-0Friday: 2-2-6-3Saturday: 0-9-8-8Quinto, midday...

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Wilson leads Utes to rout of Colorado State

LAS VEGAS — Utah quarterback Travis Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another Saturday, leading the No. 23 Utes to a 45-10 rout of Colorado State in the Las Vegas Bowl.Wilson rushed for a season-high 91 yards on 11 carries and completed 17 of 26 passes for 158 yards.Utah (9-4) scored three times in the first quarter and finished with 548 total yards, including 359 on the ground. Devontae Booker ran for 162 yards and a TD and Troy McCormick ran for 86....

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Rogers edges Monk in battle of big men

WILKES-BARRE — Mike Rogers and Ryan Monk have wrestled each other before, heck, they’ve even practiced together on numerous occasions in Wyoming Seminary’s wrestling room.But when the two locked up in the 285-pound finals of the iWrestle.com X-Calibur Tournament on Saturday afternoon, it was completely different.Wyoming Seminary’s Rogers and Dallas’ Monk went toe-to-toe for six minutes with Rogers hanging on for a 3-2 victory.R...

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Free movie offers plenty of family fun

WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts came alive on Saturday with the sights and sounds of a free holiday showing of “Frozen.”The sixth annual event, sponsored by the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger, & Quinn, was open to all area families with children 12 and younger. Attendees had the opportunity for a photo with movie characters Elsa, Anna and Olaf. Many youngsters said the photos were their favorite part of the day.For young hocke...

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Police: 2 NYC cops ambushed, killed in Brooklyn

NEW YORK — An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. The shooting took place in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Both officers were rushed to Woodhull hospital, where one was pronounced dead, police...

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Wyoming Free Library hosts holiday gift sale

WYOMING — Trinkets, books and Christmas items filled the tables at the Wyoming Free Library for their first annual holiday gift sale, which ended Saturday.Everything from ornaments, jewelry, children books and handmade crafts were donated to the sale, which began last weekend. The proceeds from the sale will go to the library’s general fund.Library clerk Lindsay Rysz said Director John Roberts came up with the idea, and that patrons and the community have don...

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iWrestle.com X-calibur Results Day 2

iWrestle.com Xcalibur TournamentTeam Key: Benton (Ben); Bound Brook (BB); Dallas (Dal) DeMatha Catholic (DC); Deposit Hancock (Dep); Nanticoke (Nan); Hayfield (Hay); The Hill School (HS); Lake-Lehman (LL); Line Mountain (LM); The Phelps School (PS); Pittston Area (PA); Scranton (Scr); Shenendehowa (Shen); Springfield Central (Spring); St. Anthony’s (SA); St. Francis (SF); St. Vincent Pallotti (SV); Unatego (Una); Wyoming Seminary (WS); Wyomin...

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