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Body of man found in field near Interfaith Heights apartments in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating the death of a man found in a field near Interfaith Heights apartments near Coal Street Thursday morning.The body was found just before 7 a.m. in a field that separates Interfaith Heights and the Sherman Hills apartment complex.Luzerne County Coroner William Lisman pronounced the man dead at the scene.Police have not released any details.Check back as details become known.

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Body found in field at Interfaith Heights Apartments

WILKES-BARRE — Police are on the scene where a body was found around 7:30 this morning in a field at the center of Interfaith Apartments.Law enforcement are surrounding what appears to be a black male covered by a white sheet.Neighbors in the area say they heard two gunshots sometime between midnight and 1 a.m.State police and an employee from Luzerne County Coroner’s office are on the scene, as well as local police.

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Clouds won’t bring rain to region until Sunday night

Temperatures are expected to get awfully cold tonight possibly dipping into the low 40s, but after that the thermometer is expected to swing up to balmy levels at least for another week.This morning, patches of fog throughout the region are expected to clear up before 10 a.m. for a mostly sunny day with a high near 73 degrees according to the National Weather Service.In his morning forecast, WNEP-TV meteorologist Joe Snedeker said a rainy front is making its way southwar...

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Our Opinion: An open letter to Wilkes-Barre’s new police chief

Dear Robert Hughes,We sincerely wish you well.As you assume command of Wilkes-Barre’s police department, you face an uphill battle. Heading our city’s police force today requires a mix of intelligence, due diligence and doggedness. It’s a thankless and tough job.Taming violent crime in and near the Sherman Hills apartment complex, of course, needs to be one of your top priorities. It’s unclear if the much-ballyhooed task force is making...

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WVC FOOTBALL: Lehman preps for Old Forge; Aigeldinger honored

If timing is really everything, then Lake-Lehman and Old Forge have bad timing.The two playoff contenders lock up in a crucial battle on Friday night at Lake-Lehman. The problem is the focus that night will be about 10 miles away when Berwick travels to Wyoming Valley West.Perhaps a dimmer spotlight will benefit Lehman (2-1). The Black Knights have lost four straight to Old Forge (3-0) and have had some of their worst offensive performances against the Blue Devils. Lehma...

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Zettel hits the national stage

Anthony Zettel plays defensive tackle at 282 pounds, often giving up 20 pounds to the linemen he’s up against.Hey, that’s nothing. Try playing defensive tackle at 250 pounds.“That’s what I weighed,” Zettel said of his freshman year back in 2011. “It was rough on my body, let’s just say that.”The Michigan native had redshirted that season, but took his lumps on the scout team, going up against guys like future NFL...

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Lehman field hockey knocks off Sem

DALLAS — There isn’t anything Sarah Sabaluski wouldn’t do for her Lake-Lehman field hockey team.She’s got the bruises on her knees to prove it.So in one of the biggest games of the season, the sophomore half back came through with the game-winning goal, courtesy of Kate Supey, to give the Black Knights a 2-1 win over Wyoming Seminary on Wednesday afternoon.“I kind of just had so much adrenaline because I had the ball and I normall...

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Vikings put Peterson on leave

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.This time, he could be gone for the season.“We made a mistake,” Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said, “and we needed to get this right.”

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Elk have long history in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania bull elk get so big they even impress someone who comes from a top trophy elk state like Montana.Pennsylvania Game Commission elk biologist Jeremy Banfield came to the state last year after working as a biologist in Montana. During a program on Pennsylvania elk conducted Tuesday night at the PGC’s Northeast Region Office, Banfield spoke about the history of the state’s elk herd, management and his first impression.“We have some amazing bull...

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Dallas girls soccer wins battle of unbeatens

DALLAS — Dallas stayed undefeated early in the 2014 girls soccer season as the Mountaineers took down Pittston Area 6-1 on Wednesday. Both teams came into the match without a loss and looking to continue their success. Dallas was on the offensive for most of the first half, spending most of their time on Pittston Area’s side of the field. The Patriots played tough the whole match, taking a 1-1 tie into halftime, but they could only hold off the Mountaineers for so long...

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