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iWrestle.com Xcalibur TournamentTeam Key: Benton (Ben); Bound Brook (BB); Dallas (Dal) DeMatha Catholic (DC); Deposit Hancock (Dep); Nanticoke (Nan); Hayfield (Hay); The Hill School (HS); Lake-Lehman (LL); Line Mountain (LM); The Phelps School (PS); Pittston Area (PA); Scranton (Scr); Shenendehowa (Shen); Springfield Central (Spring); St. Anthony’s (SA); St. Francis (SF); St. Vincent Pallotti (SV); Unatego (Una); Wyoming Seminary (WS); Wyomin...

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Group petitions Wilkes-Bare City Council to stop housing project at shuttered hospital site

WILKES-BARRE — A petition with 295 signatures was presented to City Council Thursday, opposing the construction of a housing project at Dana and Grove streets.Shawn Kennedy of Moyallen Street presented the petition asking council to change the city’s zoning rules to not allow the complex to be built.City Attorney Tim Henry said the zoning hearing board has already approved the project and it has been appealed to the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas. Counc...

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U.S. Sen. Robert Casey helps Arc of Luzerne County clients become ABLE

WILKES-BARRE – People with disabilities and their families can look forward to a brighter financial future now that the ABLE Act, co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, has become law.The act, included in a package of tax credits passed by the Senate Tuesday night, makes it possible to set up a tax-deferred savings account of up to $100,000 for the benefit of a disabled person without affecting their eligibility for benefits. Previously, the asset ceiling was $2,000, a figur...

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Great Dane Indigo helps boost spirits of residents at Kingston rehabilitation center

KINGSTON — An 8-month-old Great Dane named Indigo has helped patients undergoing therapy at River Run Rehab and Nursing Center improve their attitude and outlook on life.To show their appreciation, residents of the facility conducted their annual Christmas drive and gathered donated food, dog toys and cash to be given to Blue Chip Farms, a no-kill shelter for animals.Millie Ives, the resident who chairs the committee, was on hand to present the donations to Blue Ch...

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Leaf and Ladle restaurant in Mountain Top promoting a healthy menu

MOUNTAIN TOP — Leaf and Ladle, a new restaurant is making a home and name for itself built around healthy foods in Mountain Top.The name alone brings images of green leafy salads and hot steamy soups to mind. But the food alone is not the driving force behind the increasing popularity of the five-month-old eatery.Owner Bob Orloski describes the establishment’s atmosphere as a cross between Starbucks and Panera, a healthy menu, plus his helpful staff are the r...

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Wilkes-Barre man sentenced to one year house arrest for third DUI conviction

WILKES-BARRE — A city man was sentenced this week in Luzerne County Court for his third drunken driving conviction in six years.Senior Judge Hugh Mundy sentenced Kenneth Daniely, 32, of Jones Street, to one year house arrest with electronic monitoring, 50 hours of community service, and suspended his license for 18 months. When Daniely is eligible to drive, he must operate a vehicle with an interlock ignition device for one year.Daniely was sentenced by Mundy on We...

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Third PFA violation filed against Wilkes-Barre man

WILKES-BARRE — A man who has been shot and allegedly kidnapped this year was recently charged by city police with violating a protection-from-abuse order, his third offense since Nov. 25 when the restraining order was issued.City police said the latest violation against Josue Ruiz-Vargas, 27, occurred on Dec. 10 when he called his ex-girlfriend twice from the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, where he has been jailed since Dec. 4. The calls were made a day before Ruiz-Var...

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Kenneth Malik Evans III appeals murder conviction, life sentence to state Superior Court

WILKES-BARRE — He’s back, just like he said he’d be back.Convicted killer Kenneth Malik Evans III, 22, filed papers today in Luzerne County Court giving notice that he is appealing his homicide verdict and life sentence to the state Superior Court.Evans’ court appointed attorneys John B. Pike and Hugh Taylor submitted the papers on their client’s behalf.A jury in late August found Evans guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal s...

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Our Opinion: Area’s seasonal performers, including ‘kids from 1 to 92,’ appreciated for sharing talents

Diamonds to all the people, perhaps including you, who entertain audiences during December. We’re referring, of course, to pageant participants and “Nutcracker” dancers, set designers and school music directors, happy elves and chamber musicians, bell choir members and choral singers, “kids from 1 to 92” and carolers, and, of course ho-ho-ho-ing representatives of the North Pole’s most famous man. Thank you for using your t...

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Sentencing date set for former Wilkes-Barre Township fire chief

SCRANTON — Former Wilkes-Barre Township fire chief John Paul Yuknavich will learn his fate next month when he is scheduled to be sentenced for stealing $45,000 from the fire department.Yuknavich, 51, pleaded guilty on Sept. 25 to a federal criminal information charging him with theft concerning programs receiving federal funds.U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik scheduled Jan. 22 as Yuknavich’s sentencing date. When his guilty plea was accepted, federal ...

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