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Average gas prices for October 30

Gas prices are nearing the $3 average nationally — locally, the Wyoming Valley is about 15 cents away from that mark.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following data for the average gas prices in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and nationwide:• Wilkes-Barre area gas average is at $3.15 today, down a penny overnight and down 6 cents in the last week. Diesel is at $3.72 today, unchanged overnight.• Pennsylvania gas average is at $3.15 today, down a penn...

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Traffic report for October 30

It should be a smooth ride to work and school this morning for commuters in the Wyoming Valley.Free-flowing traffic is reported on Interstates 81, 476 and 380. In Wilkes-Barre, there is some traffic reported on Route 115 near Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, as well as the offramp onto the northbound lanes of the North Cross Valley Expressway near Route 115.Downtown Wilkes-Barre looks to be relatively free of any traffic congestion this morning. Kingston is also not reportin...

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Armed robber hits Hazleton Pantry Quik

HAZLETON — City police responded to Pantry Quik at 145 E. Diamond Ave. at 9:43 p.m. Sunday for a report of an armed robbery.The clerk reported that a white male wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt and jeans entered the store and removed an undetermined amount of money from the cash register after threatening the clerk with a firearm.No one was injured in the incident, police said.Anyone with information should contact Hazleton police via 911.

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Giant performance: Bumgarner pitches San Fran to World Series win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller than the 6-foot-5 Bumgarner, who added to his postseason legacy with a third victory this Series.After center fielder Gregor Blanco misplaye...

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Cops: Woman swapped registration plates

WILKES-BARRE — Officers stopped a 2002 green Nissan Pathfinder in the 300 block of North Main Street at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 21 for a traffic violation, and a check of the registration revealed that the registration plate on the vehicle was for a 2001 Volvo.The driver, Belkis Hidalgo, allegedly told police that she placed the registration on the Nissan after her Volvo broke down.Hidalgo was cited with fraudulent use of vehicle registration, police said.

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Our Opinion: Elect Eileen Cipriani as state representative in 120th District

In a race between two impressive candidates, Eileen Cipriani gets our nod to become state representative for the 120th Legislative District.Voters should put her in the post, allowing the Democrat to expand her impressive track record of public service to the Wyoming Valley’s West Side communities. The general election will be held Nov. 4.Cipriani, 51, worked for about two years as a legislative assistant to state Rep. Phyllis Mundy, of Kingston, and is seeking thi...

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Letter to the Editor: Gov. Tom Corbett won’t shy from tackling state’s tough issues

All I read in the newspaper and see on television is how Gov. Tom Corbett cut funds for education. There was an article in the Times Leader stating how much the governor has increased the funds; in fact, more than his predecessors. Could it be his opponent is wrong about the education funding?Another subject is unemployment. Job growth has increased under Gov. Corbett’s watch. Check with the trade unions for the number of skilled labor employed, such as plumbers, carpenters, ...

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Valley West prevails in D2-3A field hockey finals

KINGSTON — Camped out on the 40-yard line at Nesbitt Stadium, the Wyoming Valley West crowd, made up of fans, family and someone named Big John were just getting started.They cheered, they screamed, they hugged, snapped photos. But they didn’t move.That’s what happens when your team wins a District 2 Class 3A title — you linger.In their fourth meeting of the season, Valley West defeated Coughlin, 2-1, on a crisp Wednesday night and adva...

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Letter to the Editor: Don’t allow ‘anti-energy’ ad campaign to sway Pa. governor’s race

Pennsylvania voters need to pay close attention to the messaging being thrown at them in the governor’s race. A California billionaire is spending a lot of money to back his extreme environmental agenda in Pennsylvania, one that might end up costing us jobs and slowing our economy.San Francisco hedge fund manager-turned-activist Tom Steyer has pledged millions of dollars to defeat candidates who don’t support his over-the-top anti-energy platform. If he had his way, the...

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Crestwood wins 3rd straight field hockey title

KINGSTON — Crestwood used multiple weapons to extend its District 2 Class 2A field hockey title run.Four different players contributed goals as the Comets won their third straight title with a 4-0 shutout of Lake-Lehman Wednesday night at Wyoming Seminary’s Nesbitt Stadium.“I think it makes us a lot harder to cover,” Crestwood coach Patsy Moratori said. “It is nice to have a lot of different scorers, a lot of different options, so the defens...

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