Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave

DOVER, Del. — Kurt Busch testified Wednesday that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims the NASCAR driver assaulted her.Busch’s ex-girlfriend is seeking a court order directing him to stay away from her. He testified during a hearing on that request that Patricia Driscoll came to his motorhome uninvited and unannounced and demanded that he tell her son that their relationship was over.Busch said while the two were in...

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Pelini ripped Neb’s AD in last talk with players

OMAHA, Neb. — On the day he was introduced as Youngstown State’s new head coach, the ugly nature of Bo Pelini’s departure from Nebraska was revealed.Pelini, who was fired on Nov. 30, lambasted Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst in a profanity-filled talk during his final meeting with his players. The Omaha World-Herald on Wednesday reported that it had a writer listen to an audiotape of Pelini’s address to the players on Dec. 2 at a Lincoln high schoo...

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Eagles only winning team losing turnover battle

PHILADELPHIA — Through 14 games the Philadelphia Eagles have committed a league-high 34 turnovers, three more than the next highest team, and 11 more than any other NFC team with a winning record.Yet the Eagles still have nine wins, despite 19 interceptions from quarterbacks Nick Foles (10) and Mark Sanchez (nine) and 15 fumbles, five of which have come from the quarterbacks.The 19 interceptions are a league-high, one more than Jacksonville, Chicago and Tampa Bay. ...

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Russell’s 21 lifts No. 12 Ohio State past A&T

COLUMBUS, Ohio — D’Angelo Russell scored 21 points and Marc Loving had 15, leading No. 12 Ohio State to a 97-55 victory over North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night.Shannon Scott added 12 assists, while Kam Williams had 15 points in the second half for the Buckeyes (9-1) in the game played before an announced crowd of 14,585 at Nationwide Arena.Ohio State hit 69 percent of its shots in the second half to finish at 57 percent (35 of 62) from the field....

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Comets earn another tight victory

WRIGHT TWP. – Teams with aspirations of contending for titles have multiple goals during the non-league portion of the high school basketball season.Wins are nice, but getting into competitive situations that will be helpful down the road, are also important.Both Crestwood and Holy Redeemer have found the competitive games. Only the Comets have been able to pick up wins so far.Jason Dotzel scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half while helping Crest...

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Letter to the Editor: Laflin’s Fordham Road best avoided during wintry weather conditions

If you are driving north on Fordham Road in Laflin during a snowstorm, good luck.When you descend the hill and try to turn left onto Fairfield Drive, you’re in for a sleigh ride. This section is always dangerous in icy weather.And should you get into an accident, God forbid! The borough no longer has a police department.Matt EngelWilkes-Barre

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Luzerne County Manager Robert Lawton answers public’s questions

Seated in a rocker by the courthouse Christmas tree with a coffee mug at his side, Luzerne County Manager Robert Lawton spent three hours responding to questions and feedback from several citizens.It was Lawton’s third public forum, which is required by the county’s 3-year-old home rule government. He purchased coffee, donuts and hot chocolate and invited citizens to grill him as long as they wanted.The dialogue was mostly civil, a stark contrast from the con...

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City zoning board upholds citation against county facility

WILKES-BARRE — The city Zoning Hearing Board Wednesday upheld the citation against the Luzerne County Minimum Offenders Facility, giving the county 30 days to appeal the decision or it will have to cease operations.City Zoning Officer William Harris filed its notice on Sept. 22, claiming that the county did not request a zoning permit to operate a state parolee boarding facility at the minimum offenders unit on Reichard Street. Several of the unsupervised parolees were arrest...

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Wilkes-Barre Area Feasibility study unveiled, cost estimates top $100 million

WILKES-BARRE — The four-month study is done, the numbers are in, and no matter what option Wilkes-Barre Area School Board chooses in updating its high school system, the costs will be steep.The choices presented at a public informational meeting Wednesday by representatives from four firms teamed to conduct the feasibility study:• Renovate Meyers High School and bring it up to modern code for $113.2 million; renovate Coughlin for $83.2 million, and renovate G...

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Luzerne County 911 sends emergency crew to wrong address for second time

Luzerne County officials are reviewing a new complaint about emergency crews dispatched to the wrong location for a medical call that resulted in a death.Kingston Fire Chief Frank Guido said Wednesday an ambulance responding to a 911 call Nov. 27 was dispatched to Gates Street in Wilkes-Barre instead of South Gates Avenue in Kingston.Guido said his crew documented the error and reported it to county 911 Executive Director Fred Rosencrans.The call was for Vince...

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