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Manning, Broncos suddenly looking vulnerable

The Denver Broncos suddenly are looking fragile. They need to end their November swoon quickly or even could face the possibility of not playing in January.Peyton Manning and the defending AFC champions played their two worst games in the past three weeks, falling at New England at St. Louis.On Sunday, they take on a Miami team that is 6-4, winning four of its past five, with the loss coming at Detroit in the final seconds.Yes, the Dolphins’ resume of la...

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West Side CTC students receive firearm safety instruction

Students in the Law Enforcement/Police Science Program at West Side CTC participated in the Firearm Safety-Fundamentals of Firearm Shooting portion on their curriculum. At the event, from left, first row are William Bevan, instructor; Kim Vazquez, Natalie McCue, Anthony Nyzio, Joe Eck, Justin Piperato, Alex Floyd, Ray Inguanzo, Destinee Ktyor, Lila Szabo, Kelsey Hawk, Bryanna Henningger. Second row: Yulissa Rodriguez, Tyler Brobst, Joesph Dileo, Gabrielle Witten, Sarah Homa Justine Sachs, Jam...

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Wyoming Valley Art League paints a portrait of marketing

WILKES-BARRE — The Wyoming Valley Art League, which has been displaying paintings, drawings and sculptures for six decades, now is using a new tool — social media.With nearly 900 million monthly users on Facebook, 310 million monthly users on Twitter and about 250 million monthly users on Pinterest, the accessibility to reach the masses has changed marketing for corporations and also nonprofit art organizations.“It really changes the way people do thing...

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Legalized gambling success murkier as field gets more crowded

With each closing day on Wall Street, the Great Recession falls further and further out of the public consciousness. Things are good for investors and big business. The stock market, especially the Dow Industrial Average and S&P 500, continue to post record-setting numbers, and corporate profits are up.The same, though, cannot be said for state and local governments, as many continue to struggle with the aftereffects from the downturn in the economy and continue to seek new revenue...

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Turkey deals and Black Friday steals in the Times Leader

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble — it’s turkey time.Sales fliers are bursting in the Times Leader today. Between Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday — I have a long list of deals to highlight this week.Let’s first start with preparations for your Thanksgiving Day dinner. I found Price Chopper has an in-store coupon for Shady Brook Farms or House of Raeford frozen turkeys, 10- to 24-pound ...

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Lottery Numbers for the Week of Nov. 16.

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

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Santa Claus comes to Wilkes-Barre on an official visit to start the holiday season

WILKES-BARRE — One word was all Zoe Backley needed to describe the Christmas Parade in the downtown Saturday.“Good,” said Backley, 5, of Plymouth.She and her cousin Brayden Kasson, 2, also of Plymouth, bundled up in winter coats with the their hoods pulled over their heads to wait with their grandmother Tammy Golightley of Edwardsville for Santa Claus to pass by at the end of the hourlong parade marking an official start of the holiday season....

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Report card: PSU falls flat at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — With little help from the offense and a meltdown on special teams, Penn State’s defense couldn’t come up with the late stop it needed.Illinois booted a 36-yard field goal in the final seconds to upset Penn State 16-14 on Saturday. The Illini drove from their own 30-yard line with time winding down for the win.It was just the third time Illinois won a Big Ten game in three years under coach Tim Beckman.Here’s a glance a...

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Arrest made in Avoca robbery

AVOCA — Michael McDonough, 46 of White Haven, faces charges in connection to a bank robbery in Avoca Friday afternoon.McDonough was charged with four counts of robbery as well as terroristic threats. He is expected to be arraigned later today.According to Avoca police, Chief David Homschek received a tip that a male pictured in a photo released to the media was a man named Michael employed at Giant Supermarket in Scranton. The tip also said that the person was at t...

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Penn State falls flat

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The kick went through, hitting the net in front of the three, maybe four hundred fans who showed up to sit in the end zone student section.Illinois 16, Penn State 14.At the site of one of Penn State’s more uplifting wins of the post-sanctions era, the Nittany Lions delivered perhaps their lowest moment of this three-year stretch.A Fighting Illini team that had made just two field goals all season hit three in the second half, incl...

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