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Billboards to shame those who owe child support into paying up

SUNBURY — Like Luzerne County, Northumberland County has its share of parents who fail to make their child-support payments.Currently, more than $3.6 million is owed in child support payments in Northumberland County.Now, some lawmakers have come up with a creative way to collect.

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Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run winners Robert Moulton, Eryn Milius lead wire-to-wire

WILKES-BARRE — Jeff Skwierz forgot his watch at home. That meant the Forty Fort resident had no way to pace himself on his mile times.There was one option: Follow the lead of Robert Moulton, a cross country coach at Crestwood.And that was going to be a tough task.Moulton led wire-to-wire to capture his second straight Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run/Tim Thomas Memorial championship Sunday at Kirby Park. On the women’s side, Plymouth’s Eryn Milius i...

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Parents of slain Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon K. Dixon urge justice, forgiveness for Frein

TOBYHANNA — Justice, but also forgiveness.Slain Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon K. Dixon’s parents want both for his accused killer, Eric Matthew Frein.That’s the message Darla and Bryon Dickson shared with worshippers during three “Blue Sunday” services at Community Church.“We certainly want justice for Eric Frein because he needs to be accountable,” Darla Dickson said, “But an attitude of forgiveness allow...

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Old Heights field benefiting Holy Redeemer softball, travel teams

Holy Redeemer softball has a place to call home and the former Heights Little League field has found a new life.The marriage of the two — a team needing a field and a field needing a team — has worked out well. Redeemer no longer has to travel across the Susquehanna River to play at the Kingston Rec Center where men’s slow-pitch teams would be waiting to play while the Royals finished up. And a dormant field in the middle of a residential area has become vibrant a...

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Kingston Township cell tower planned

KINGSTON TWP. — Trucksville resident Jennifer Hawk refers to some areas of Kingston Township as “the dead zone.”Hawk, who also works in Trucksville, said spotty coverage makes it necessary for her to sometimes use her cell phone near a window and even then, she only has “one bar.”She said the appearance of a proposed Verizon Wireless cell phone tower near the intersection of Dug and Carverton roads would be worth improvements in cell phone c...

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South Sherman Street stabbing suspect captured after car crash in central Pennsylvania

WILKES-BARRE — One man is in custody after a wild cross-state flight following a stabbing at a South Sherman Street apartment early Sunday, city police confirmed. William MacBlain, 29, address not available, was captured in central Pennsylvania later Sunday and committed to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on $1 million bail after being arraigned before District Judge Rick Cronauer, police said....

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Motorcycle show benefits Wyoming Valley Children’s Association

WILKES-BARRE — The pink handlebars on Rebecca Earley’s Harley-Davidson stood out from the other chrome-laden motorcycles around it.She was careful not to go overboard, toeing a fine line between gaudy and nice and sleek. But that’s her style, said the 41-year-old dental assistant from Exeter Township.Earley and her husband Patrick, 34, entered their bikes in the contest held Sunday inside the 109th Armory where the Wyoming Valley Motorcycle Club and Val...

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2014 the best for hotel tax collection

WILKES-BARRE — It’s a common misconception Donna Cupinski has to deal with and explain — where the millions of dollars from the county’s hotel tax goes.It doesn’t pay for the day-to-day operations of the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza or salaries or advertising at the facility that opened in 1999. And neither Cupinski, chairman of the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority, nor any of the 10 other appointed members, receives a penny.&#...

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ Oskar Sundqvist anxious to join AHL playoff run

WILKES-BARRE — Oskar Sundqvist needs to play in the upcoming series against the Manchester Monarchs.He said that’s the best way he can forget about the his playoff experience in Sweden where his team lost in the Swedish Hockey League finals on April 23.“It’s a good way to get that out of my head. Just keep playing again,” Sundqvist said after Sunday’s practice at the Toyota Sportsplex.

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Plymouth man arrested following Sunbury stabbing

SUNBURY — A Plymouth resident stands accused of attempted homicide after he allegedly stabbed two men about 2 a.m. Sunday in Sunbury, with one man clinging to life.In response to a report of an altercation, multiple police units were dispatched to the area of FuBar in the 300 Block of Woodlawn Avenue, and observed the suspect fleeing the area, Sunbury police said.Police surrounded the perimeter of the area and arrested suspect Tyrone Lee, 27, of Vine Street, Plymou...

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