Need a little dose of spring? Head to the Philadelphia Flower Show and check out some beautiful flowers.

The Flower Show is one of Philly’s finest. Each March, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) takes over the Convention Center and transforms it into 10 acres of beautiful plants and landscapes.The show includes competitions, demonstrations, themed nights and an indoor marketplace. In previous years, the show has featured plants and gardens from certain geographic regions, but the last two years have been planned around a special theme.This year’s, R...

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High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama’s health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people.The justices are meeting Wednesday to try to determine whether the law makes people in all 50 states eligible for federal tax subsidies to cut the cost of insurance premiums. Or does it limit tax credits only to people who live in states that created their own health insurance marketplaces?

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These folks aren’t missing any meat

ASHLEY — Christine Bink works just around the corner from St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church on Manhattan Street, so it was easy to stop by last Friday for haluski — that savory mix of sauteed cabbage and noodles.“It’s the same kind they have at the bazaar,” she said. “It’s yummy.”Retiree Paul Wilkes had a much longer trip, but he said the Lenten foods prepared by the church’s Holy Name Society are worth driving 8 mil...

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Armed robberies at two Hazleton businesses

HAZLETON — City police are investigating armed robberies at two businesses within three hours of each other Tuesday night.Police said a suspect entered Dominos, 800 N. Church St., at 5:42 p.m. armed with a handgun and demanded money from employees. The suspect ran out of the business with an undetermined amount of cash.A similar robbery was reported at Craig’s Food Mart, 517 W. Broad St., at 8:13 p.m. when a suspect armed with a handgun demanded money from a ...

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Updated: School delays/closings for March 4

The following school districts and colleges in Luzerne County have either delayed the start of classes or closed altogether:• Berwick Area: Closed• Crestwood: Closed• Dallas: Closed• Greater Nanticoke Area: Closed• Hanover Area: 2 hour delay• Hazleton Area: 2 hour delay• King’s College: College will open at 10 a.m.; Essential personnel to report• Lake-L...

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More mixed precipitation expected as the week wraps up

It looks like the Wyoming Valley is set to get another dose of mixed precipitation today and into tonight.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 32 degrees as of 5:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Some mixed drizzle continued to fall this morning, adding to the already-messy roadways.Most school districts and colleges in Luzerne County opted to delay...

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Average gas prices for March 4

Gas prices are still on the rise across the board.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following data for today’s average gas prices in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and nationwide:• Wilkes-Barre area gas average at $2.58 today, up 2 cents overnight and up 10 cents in the last week. Diesel at $3.42 today, up a penny overnight.• Pennsylvania gas average at $2.58 today, up 2 cents overnight and up 10 cents in the last week. Diesel at $3.42 today, up 2 ce...

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Traffic report for March 4

Overnight mix precipitation could make for a slower than usual morning commute.Free-flowing traffic is reported on Interstates 81, 476 and 380 this morning. PennDOT restricted the speed limits on the interstates to 45 miles per hour on Tuesday, but those restrictions have since been lifted.Areas of minor traffic are reported on Route 315 and 115, and the North Cross Valley Expressway is also reportedly experiencing large areas of minor traffic and heavier congestion on t...

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Lottery Numbers for Tuesday, March 3

MIDDAY DRAWINGPick Two - 4-9Pick Three - 8-3-6Pick Four - 6-8-5-6Pick Five - 2-4-2-9-6Treasure Hunt11-15-16-21-22EVENING DRAWINGPick Two - 9-9Pick Three - 6-3-1Pick Four - 1-8-9-3Pick Five - 0-9-5-7-5Cash 501-02-12-13-34Mega Millions9-11-42-44-50Megaball3No player ...

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Our Opinion: The shame of sex trafficking exposed by Misericordia University guest speaker

Words illustrate; statistics devastate. In the United States alone:• Human trafficking has been estimated to generate $9.5 billion annually.• Approximately 300,000 children are at risk of being prostituted.• The average age of entry into prostitution for a child victim is 13 to 14.• A pimp can make up to $200,000 per child each year, and the average pimp has four to six girls.• The average victim may be force...

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