Moscow man charged for pushing trooper inside Mohegan Sun casino

PLAINS TWP. — A man from Lackawanna County was charged with pushing a state police trooper and threatening security at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino early Friday morning.State police Gaming Enforcement Unit charged Patrick Edward Cherkoski, 55, of Moscow, with simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment. He was arraigned by District Judge Rick Cronauer in Wilkes-Barre and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.According to the criminal complaint:S...

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How about a little friendly jousting on New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve usually means looking ahead to, well, a new year, but some local celebrations are calling upon revelers to celebrate the past with special themes and costumes.A variety of options are available to Northeastern Pennsylvania residents. One can recreate the Camelot days of John and Jackie Kennedy, or be a knight in shining armor, or a damsel in distress during the renaissance era. Then, there’s the typical celebration of dining and dancing.There&#...

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Five folks tell us what their favorite movie of the holiday season is

Even though Christmas has passed, it is still the holiday season. We went downtown Wilkes-Barre and asked:“What movies do you like to watch during the holidays?”***“Hands down,”The Sound of Music” and “It’s A Wonderful Life!” Also, I am taking my grand-kids to see “Frozen” at the Kirby center. They have seen it three times already but are going with their grandmother because we are going to eat.”...

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Head feet first into the New Year with a hike

Some people start off the new year by shutting off the alarm clock and pulling the covers over their heads.Others head straight to the nearest coffee pot to nurse a hangover.Yet others vow to lose all that holiday weight.But Megan Fedor thinks of the great outdoors and laces up her hiking boots to take part in what has become an annual New Year’s Day tradition at Nescopeck State Park. She hikes and she’s not alone.

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Sunshine to start the weekend; rain expected by Saturday night

The weekend will start out with sunny skies, but rain showers are expected to move into the region by Saturday night.The National Weather Service predicted that it was 32 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Fair skies kicked off the morning and the end of the week.Sunny skies are predicted for today, with a high in the mid to upper 40. Clear skies will follow into tonight, with a low in the lower 30s.Sunny skies will ret...

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Traffic report for December 26

Morning plans should go unhampered, as traffic is at a minimal this morning.There are some isolated areas of traffic congestion on Interstates 81 and 476 this morning, but overall, free-flowing traffic is reported on both interstates. Interstates 380 is also free of traffic congestion.Some minor traffic is reported on Route 315 near Sheetz and towards the Woodlands Inn, but Route 115 is free of traffic congestion. There is some minor congestion on the on-ramp to the Nort...

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Outdoors Listings: Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015

THIS WEEK: Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area with the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Meet at the parking lot by the Nesbitt Park boat launch, Wilkes-Barre. 8 a.m. Dec. 28. 570-542-5948.1000 Steps at Glen Onoko, an eight-mile difficult hike at Lehigh Gorge State Park. Bring lunch and water. Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township...

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Kids Listings: Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015

THIS WEEK: Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015Winter Fun Days, explore the outdoors at the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. With indoor and outdoor activities geared for ages 9 to 12. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 29 and 30. $20 one day; $35 two days. Registration: 570-629-3061.

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Exhibits Listings: Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015

ONGOING EXHIBITSSacred Symbols in Sequins, works by skilled Haitian flag makers that form mosaics of religious imagery of Europe and America as well as symbols brought from Africa centuries ago by captive slaves. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through Dec. 29 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 570-346-7186.What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night!...

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Events Listings: Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015

THIS WEEK: Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015Parade of Trees, holiday trees decorated by area organizations. Vote for your favorite for $1. Grotto Pizza, 3445 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake. Through Dec. 31 with hours daily from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 570-639-3278.Holiday Film Festival, a screening of “Christmas in Connecticut,” the 1945 romance starring Barbara Stanwyck. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S...

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