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Addison L. Cebrick

Addison Lynn Cebrick, daughter of Christopher and Jennifer Cebrick, Harveys Lake, celebrated her first birthday Dec. 17. Addison is a granddaughter of Walter and Cathy Schweizer, Harveys Lake, and Barry and Diane Cebrick, Larksville. She has four brothers, Mason, 10, Anthony, 4, Matthew, 3, and Aiden, 2.

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Popeyes to open Wilkes-Barre location on Sunday

WILKES-BARRE — If you’re craving a piece of Louisiana, the wait should be a really short one.The Popeyes Chicken on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard has a sign out front saying that the location is opening on Sunday. The franchise occupies the vacant lot between Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service and Walgreens near Coal Street.On its website, Popeyes advertises “a piece of Louisiana in every single meal.”The franchise restaurants serve southern-style ...

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Sunshine to round out the weekend

Enjoy the quiet weather while it lasts — it looks like rain is on its way back to the Wyoming Valley.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 30 degrees as of 7:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Mostly cloudy skies kicked off the day, but according to the forecast, the sun should make an appearance for the rest of the weekend.Partly sunny skies are predicted for today, with a high in the lower 30s. Mostly cloudy skies will follow...

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Keep your furry friend safe and warm during the winter season

Animals are a part of the family. They love unconditionally and don’t ask for much in return. Precautions are taken everyday to make sure the human family members are healthy and safe, but what about the four-legged members.How do we keep them safe, especially around the holidays?During the holidays, family and friends are invited over and yummy food is easily accessible to guests — and dogs.“Candy, cake and chocolates always seem to be out d...

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Tra la la! You’ll hear more than the whistles and chirps of slot machines

Slot machines may have been chirping their usual bells and whistles, but a different kind of music filled a hallway at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on a recent Tuesday evening as the harmony of eight women and four men, accompanied by a piano, attracted a small crowd.“They’re really good,” whispered patron Linda Herman of Sunbury, who was enjoying her once-a-month trip to the casino.“We need a little Christmas, right this very minute,̶...

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Traffic report for December 20

Do you have some last-minute Christmas shopping to do, or maybe some other weekend errand?Traffic should not interfere with whatever those weekend plans are.Free-flowing traffic is reported on Interstates 81, 476 and 380 this morning. Routes 315 and 115 are also free of any traffic congestion, along with the North Cross Valley Expressway.In downtown Wilkes-Barre, some minor congestion is reported on Academy Street. Some minor traffic is also reported on Wilkes...

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Man who fled Puerto Rico nabbed in Wilkes-Barre on drug charges

SCRANTON – A man wanted on federal drug charges out of Puerto Rico was arrested Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced Friday.The Drug Enforcement Agency in the District of Puerto Rico in April obtained an arrest warrant charging Hector Guerrero-Feliciano, 26, with violation of federal drug laws. The U.S. Marshal Service learned that the fugitive had assumed a new identity and fled to the Wilkes-Barre area.On Tuesday, Deputy U.S. Marshals and t...

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Ogurkis KO’s top seed

WILKES-BARRE — He may be just a freshman, but Jerry Ogurkis is not intimidated by his opponents, even if they are a returning state placewinner.Going against the fourth-place medalist in the state of Massachusetts from a year ago and the top seed in the 220-pound bracket, Ogurkis pulled off the biggest upset of Day 1 of the iWrestle.com X-calibur Tournament on Friday at Wilkes University’s Marts Center.Dallas’ Ogurkis was trailing Springfield Central...

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Remembering Camryn Shultz

FORTY FORT — The access road to the Luzerne County recreation fields was named for a young girl from the borough who lost her life in 2013.Camryn Shultz was killed by her father on Oct. 27, 2013, just two days before her second birthday. Her father, Nicholas Shultz, then took his own life.On Friday, the access road was named Camryn Way. Shultz’s mother, Jessica Shultz, was on hand for the event. The former Forty Fort resident who now lives in Lititz, was pres...

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Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania State Police should expand reach with social media

As the transition team for Gov.-elect Tom Wolf gets down to business, members of the team dealing with the Pennsylvania State Police should address a critical area of agency operations: social media outreach.While nearly every other state police agency uses social media to promote public safety and to help solve crimes, the Pennsylvania State Police have remained silent on the most popular social media channels. This limits the agency’s ability to directly share information v...

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