King’s students hold mini-THON

WILKES-BARRE — For the second consecutive year, students from King’s College held a mini-THON dance marathon to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.According to event organizers, the dance marathon raised $22,408 for the fight against pediatric cancer.The event, which was inspired by Penn State’s 46-hour dance marathon held in State College each year, started at 7 p.m. on Friday and lasted until 7 a.m. Saturday...

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On to the Final Four

LOS ANGELES — Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again.“Frank the Tank” scored 29 points, Sam Dekker added his second straight career high of 27 and the West Regional’s top seed beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history.The Badgers (35-3) denied the Wildcats (34-4) a Final Four berth for the second straight year, having beaten them by one point in...

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Lottery Numbers for the week of March 22.

Pick Two, middaySunday: 5-4Monday: 6-5Tuesday: 7-5Wednesday: 4-0Thursday: 2-9Friday: 3-3Saturday: 7-7Pick Three, middaySunday: 1-8-4Monday: 9-8-1Tuesday: 8-7-1Wednesday: 7-2-2Thursday: 6-3-4Friday: 3-0-1Saturday: 8-2-7Pick Four, middaySunday:...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bridge supporters pack Stanton Lanes for charity bowl-a-thon

WILKES-BARRE — For at least one day, it was okay to be a pin head.In its 33rd year, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the largest fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge, brought supporters out in droves to Stanton Lanes for the annual bowl-a-thon benefiting the local chapter of the social services organization.Supporters — more than 1,400 of them — also brought along gifts, pledges, food and other donations to help the organization reach its $10...

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Easter Bunny greets children at Firwood Park in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Children were bundled up in their warmest winter attire Saturday while standing in line for a chance to meet the Easter Bunny at Firwood Park.Easter Bunny decorations lined the platform, and a pine tree was decorated in paper egg ornaments by the art classes at Kistler Elementary School.It was the District A Fund’s inaugural Easter event at the park.Children lined up to sit with the Easter Bunny and have their photo taken by FotoFink...

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High school students raise money for Wounded Warrior Project

YATESVILLE — Ten local high school students organized a fundraising event on Saturday that raised more than $900 to help local veterans.The students, working under the umbrella of Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre, organized “The Warrior Challenge” where about 40 different participants battled a two-mile long obstacle course at Pittston Area High School’s Charley Trippi Stadium.The event benefited the Wounder Warrior Project.Micheala OR...

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Kane’s troubles could haunt her hopes for second term in ‘16

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s highest ranking law enforcement official is waiting to hear how the state Supreme Court will rule on whether a county judge had the power to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate her and what to do about a grand jury report that recommends she be charged with a crime.If Attorney General Kathleen Kane survives the grand jury leak investigation, voters will get to issue their own verdict about her political future — she plans to run...

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Zeroing In: No reason for board to drag feet on nepotism policy

It was exactly what taxpayers in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District needed to hear with an exorbitantly costly high school project on the horizon.“It's going to take time to do it right,” school director John Quinn said. Thank goodness. A voice of reason. Who could deny the importance of cautious restraint when this board may soon be voting to spend up to $300 million or more to renovate the district's three high schools or build a ...

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Logan J. Brace

Logan Joseph Brace, son of Steve and Karena Brace, Mountain Top, is celebrating his second birthday today, March 29. Logan is a grandson of Cheryl Zdeb and the late Frank Zdeb, Mountain Top; Katie Brace, Benton; and Alan Brace, Sweet Valley. He is a great-grandson of Jeanne Brace, Hunlock Creek.

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Searching for that lucky egg

KINGSTON TWP. — More than 200 children between the ages of 3 and 12 spent Saturday morning searching for Easter eggs at the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly’s Rock Rec Sports Complex.The children won candy and prizes, including bicycles, for finding the eggs.The event was the fourth annual hunt held by the church.

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