Shavertown firefighters honored with Medal of Valor for saving woman

LEHMAN TWP. — Ilalou Warmouth’s severely burned arm is still covered by bandages more than three months after she was saved from a fire. “Every day is a little easier,” Warmouth, 59, said softly. “It’s gonna be a long process for the healing to be finished.” Things could have been a lot worse for Warmouth […]

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Wilkes-Barre Mayor George presents $49.2 million balanced budget for 2018

WILKES-BARRE — The 2018 budget proposed by Mayor Tony George forgoes a property tax hike, but relies on a wage freeze for most of the city’s 273 employees and significant increases in parking and garbage fees to balance the $49.2 million spending plan. The draft budget presented Thursday swaps the city-issued garbage bags for a […]

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Olympian stops at Wyoming Sem for girls-only wrestling clinic

KINGSTON — Natalie Tucker was succinct about her reason for being at the Wyoming Seminary Upper School on Wednesday night. “I like beating up boys,” said the 9-year-old from Vernon, New Jersey. Best of all, she does so without being sent to the principal’s office. Tucker and several teammates from the Venom Girls Wrestling Club […]

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Traffic Alert: Market Street Bridge reopened after flood gate installation

UPDATE: The bridge reopened to traffic just after 5 p.m. WILKES-BARRE — The Market Street Bridge was closed to traffic today for flood gate testing. The Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority said periodic drills and trial installations of flood closures are required by the Army Corps of Engineers. The authority will perform a full installation […]

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Boys Soccer: Wyoming Seminary takes Lake-Lehman in big test before playoffs

LEHMAN TWP. — There are just two weeks left in the regular season and both teams can count the number of games they have remaining before districts on one hand. With a game separating the two teams in both the District 2 Class 2A and Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 standings, Tuesday’s match between the […]

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Penn State defense dominates Northwestern to improve to 6-0

EVANSTON, Ill. — A second after the snap of the ball, Shaka Toney already had the edge. Penn State’s redshirt freshman defensive end got his hand up into the collar of Northwestern left tackle Blake Hance, who had two inches and 70 pounds on him. But Toney sped right around him en route to Clayton […]

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UPDATE 4: Gunman kills self after fatally shooting 59, wounding 527 on Las Vegas Strip

A gunman in a high-rise hotel opened fire on concertgoers at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday, killing 59 people and injuring 527 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nev., killed himself after the rampage, a law enforcement […]

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Boutique owner raises money for Mountain Top crash victims

RICE TWP. — Like many in the Mountain Top community, Kathy Brocca was in shock when she heard about the Herbst family’s incident in August. Brian Herbst, 35, and Nina Herbst, 38, were walking on Aleksander Boulevard with their four children and their niece when they were struck by a car driven by Jigna Kyada, […]

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PSU notebook: Big day vaults DaeSean Hamilton to top of record books

STATE COLLEGE — As far as football stories go, Deon Butler’s was an all-timer at Penn State. A walk-on from Virginia who worked at defensive back while redshirting his first year on campus. Then he became a wideout who outproduced a pair of five-star recruits in 2005 to lead the team in receiving. And then […]

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Special teams fuels opportunistic Nittany Lions over Indiana, 45-14

STATE COLLEGE — Already one of Penn State’s most animated coach on the sideline, Charles Huff was nothing less than the Tasmanian Devil in the first quarter. In his fourth season as special teams coordinator, Huff has built the unit back up from scratch because of NCAA sanctions that devastated the level of talent out […]

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