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Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well

Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.At least three water wells in Bradford County, located in the heart of the Marcellus Shale drilling boom, were found to be contaminated with dangerous levels of methane and other substances in 2010. The incident was one of several involving Chesapeake Energy that promp...

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Warriors’ Curry voted NBA’s MVP

OAKLAND, Calif. — His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried.He had felt like this in the past. When he barely received any scholarship offers out of high school. Or when some questioned whether his game could translate from tiny Davidson College to the NBA, or those times sitting in a doctor’s office searching for answers on how to fix his troublesome right ankle.Curry could let it all out and laugh now. It was time to cele...

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Glodzik petitions state Supreme Court to hear appeal in theft case

Former Wilkes-Barre towing contractor Leo A. Glodzik III has petitioned the state Supreme Court to hear an appeal of his 2014 theft conviction.Glodzik, 44, filed a petition for allowance of appeal Thursday with the state’s highest court, according to court records.State Superior Court judges dismissed Glodzik’s appeal early last month. Less than one week later, the city announced it was formally dropping Glodzik as it’s exclusive towing contractor based...

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Luzerne County voter registration declines by 6,600

Luzerne County lost 6,600 registered voters since November, bringing the total count to 189,537, new records show.County Administrative Services Division Head David Parsnik said new registrations are not offsetting the loss of voters due to death and relocation.The county also has been conducting regular mandatory purges to remove inactive voters, he said.The county had 196,129 voters in November 2014 — 110,969 Democrats, 63,919 Republicans and 21,241 In...

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ Reid McNeill’s physical play sets him apart from a crowded blueline

After not playing for almost two months due to an injury, there was a point during Game 3 against Syracuse when Reid McNeill knew he was back to full strength.It came at the end of the first period when McNeill dropped the gloves with Crunch forward Carter Ashton.“I wasn’t going to do it if I didn’t feel ready,” said McNeill, who had 121 penalty minutes during the regular season to lead all Penguin defensemen. “But I was confident with my bo...

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Mohegan Sun Pocono to hold Party on the Patio every Thursday this summer

PLAINS TWP. — Mark those calendars: Mohegan Sun Pocono will resume its popular “Party on the Patio” this month.Party on the Patio is a free summer long musical event open to guests, ages 21 and over.Every Thursday, beginning May 28, a different tribute band will be featured at 6 p.m. on the racetrack.The schedule is:• May 28, Black Dog, a Led Zeppelin tribute band.• June 4, Back in Black, a AC/DC tribute band...

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Rare cancer confirmed in Susquehanna River bass

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has released findings from two independent laboratory tests that confirm a malignant, or cancerous, tumor on a single smallmouth bass caught in the middle Susquehanna River by an angler late last year and provided to the PFBC.The announcement was made during the PFBC’s quarterly business meeting held on Monday at The Woodlands Inn, Plains Township.Cancerous growths and tumors on fish are extremely rare in Pennsylvania and t...

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Suspect in Wilkes-Barre stabbing caught in Central Pennsylvania

WILKES-BARRE — A man from Wilkes-Barre who city police said fled his Sheridan Street apartment after he allegedly stabbed two people on Sunday was captured after he crashed a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am along East Valley Road in Greene Township, Clinton County.State police at Lamar, Clinton County, said William Macblain, 29, was traveling south on state Route 880 at about 80 to 100 mph when he lost control of the Pontiac at about 11:08 a.m. Sunday.Macblain told state pol...

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Second search warrant served at Wilkes-Barre spa

WILKES-BARRE —A massage parlor on North River Street, where its owner recently was charged with performing lewd sex acts for cash, has been searched once again on suspicion of similar offenses, according to court records.The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations served a search warrant at The Aroma Spa on Friday after a trooper noticed the business had reopened a few days after Hyang Wol Jo, 48, of North Walnut Street, Wilkes-Barre, was charged with pros...

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Ex-Wyoming Valley West teacher convicted in sex-with-student case loses state license

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has revoked the teaching license of Lauren Harrington-Cooper, the former Wyoming Valley West English teacher who pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with students and two counts of corruption of minors.The state recently posted notification on the department website that the license was revoked April 8. The state had suspended Harrington-Cooper’s license Aug. 20, 2014, following her initial arrest Dec. 18, 2013, on charges s...

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