Judge: Pennsylvania woman convicted of abuse can’t own pets for 20 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that a Pennsylvania woman convicted of animal cruelty can’t possess or be in control of any animals for the next 20 years. An Allegheny County judge placed that restriction on 36-year-old Pittsburgh resident Janelle Delarosa, who was in court to appeal her conviction on summary charges that included […]

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Attorney: Louisville has ‘effectively fired’ Pitino amid scandal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville has placed coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. Interim university President Greg Postel said at a news conference Wednesday that Jurich is on paid leave, while Pitino is on unpaid leave. The coach’s attorney, Steve Spence, told the Courier-Journal that Louisville […]

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More King’s students headed to Notre Dame

WILKES-BARRE — On the one hand, Elizabeth George feels like any another science major at King’s College — her gender means little, if anything, in the classroom. Yet when she tells people outside school that she’s heading to the University of Notre Dame for an engineering degree, their reaction puzzles her. The first question, the […]

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Killer’s latest appeal denied

WILKES-BARRE — A city man convicted of first-degree murder for beating a Plymouth man to death saw his latest appeal denied last week by the judge who six years ago sentenced him to life in prison. Luzerne County Senior Judge Joseph Augello rejected the petition for post-conviction relief filed in 2014 by Elvis Aaron Riccardi, […]

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Suspended teacher worked at Coughlin’s Mackin site

WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre Area teacher recently suspended for a classroom incident worked at Coughlin High School, at the Mackin Building site. That means the student involved was in ninth or 10th grade, Solicitor Ray Wendolowski said. The teacher waived a hearing before the board and has been suspended without pay. The former Mackin Elementary […]

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York County: 4 troopers put on desk duty after armed man, 79, shot, killed

STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Four Pennsylvania state troopers are on administrative duty while internal investigators review the fatal shooting of an armed 79-year-old man who had a history of mental health issues. Police say the man, Robert Becker, called York County 911 dispatchers about 3:30 a.m. Monday and reported he had just killed someone and […]

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Audit critical of unemployment system

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Tuesday an audit has found major accounting and oversight problems in the state’s unemployment compensation system. DePasquale slammed the Department of Labor & Industry for how it accounted for $178.4 million from SIIF — the department’s Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund for the unemployment system. “People have a right to […]

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Ex-Luzerne County transit official gets ARD probation in ‘ghost rider’ case

One of two men charged with ordering the inflation of bus ridership numbers in Luzerne County’s notorious “ghost rider” scandal received approval Monday to enter a probation program that can lead to dismissal of all charges with no admission of guilt. Prosecutors with the state Attorney General’s office agreed to let Robb Henderson, former operations […]

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DJ Eberle

Phone: 570-991-639 Twitter: @djeberle E-Mail: [email protected] Position: Reporter Biography: DJ Eberle is the Times Leader Media Group’s Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ beat reporter. Along with the RailRiders, he covers high school boys soccer and other high school sports. As an Upstate New York native, DJ is a passionate Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, New York Yankees and Syracuse […]

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Lady Eagles' Goins is Salem-bound

Grayce Goins probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any local volleyball player during the 2016 season. The Surry Central defensive specialist and libero was one of the focal points of the Lady Eagles' defense, during a season in which the team was rebuilding.

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Rising to the occasion

Kaylee Freed played an important role on North Surry volleyball teams that won 46 matches and two Western Piedmont Athletic Conference titles the past two seasons, but expected her sports career would end when she graduated.

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Hurley to coach at state games again

The Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase will take place June 24-25 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, and as usual, Mount Airy head soccer coach Will Hurley will be a part of it.

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Lady Cards move Into second-place tie

Mount Airy already knew it had its work cut out for it on Thursday evening, when East Surry came calling. It didn't help the Lady Bears' cause that they had to figure out a way to stop the likes of Greensboro College recruit Mary Jo Lowe.

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Bears batter Villains again

On Wednesday night, the Granite Bears of Mount Airy registered a 9-2 win over Bishop McGuinness, and as a result, tallied back-to-back wins over the Villains in the last two days.

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Cards sweep two from Camels

Conference co-leader East Surry had to be reminded of that on Tuesday evening, when the fourth-ranked Cardinals started slowly in game one of a doubleheader with Atkins at Barry Hall Field.

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Strong second half lifts Central

Surry Central's girls' soccer team earned its second Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win on Monday evening, earning a 3-0 victory over North Surry in Dobson.

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Lankford inks with Presbyterian

After a four-year career that included four All-Conference honors and two Northwest 1A Conference Player of the Year citations, the senior walked off the court at the Dean E. Smith Center on the afternoon of March 11 as a state champion.

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Cardinals just miss team victory

The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of the area's top programs.

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