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  • Frein spotted near Swiftwater Post Office Monday SWIFTWATER — A local law enforcement officer reported a possible sighting of suspected killer Eric Matthew Frein near the Swiftwater Post Office on Monday. Police failed to find Frein during the ensuing search near the post office on Upper Swiftwater Road | 10/20/2014
  • PennDOT inspector says vehicle may have hit pole in Schuylkill Haven CRESSONA — A traffic light was dangling Monday in the southbound lane of Route 61 near the intersection with Route 183 in North Manheim Township after possibly being hit by a vehicle. A construction vehicle was operating near the light before motorists re | 10/21/2014
  • Appeal on ‘cease and desist’ order concerning Blue Mountain Zendo services filed ANDREAS — The residents of a home near this West Penn Township village that hosts private Zen Buddhist services on Sundays have been ordered to “cease and desist” the services, but an appeal has been filed on the ruling. The Rev. (Osho) Joriki Baker, who | 10/21/2014
  • Athlete of the Week: Tina Capparell, Marian Name: Tina Capparell High school: Marian Grade: Freshman Age: 14 Hometown: Hazleton Family: Parents, Connie and Jack Capparell; sister, Nicole Sport: Girls’ cross country Accomplishments: Clocked a 19:29 on Oct. 16 to capture the girls’ gold medal at the | 10/21/2014
  • Halloween Parades ASHLAND — Annual Halloween parade, sponsored by Ashland Area Rotary Club, for children of Ashland area, 3 p.m. Sunday, starting at 19th and Centre streets. FRACKVILLE — Annual Halloween parade and party, Sunday. Registration for parade starts 1 p. | 10/21/2014
  • Scandal forces Penn State into hard choice Penn State did what it had to do with Myles Hartsfield. It had to turn away. It had to go in a different direction. It had to run. Given what the football program at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey has been through, where an entire footb | 10/21/2014
  • WBS PENGUINS SCOUTING REPORT: Oct. 21 at Albany AHL SCOUTING REPORT WBS Penguins at Albany Devils ■ When: Tonight, 7 ■ Where: Times Union Center ■ On the air: The game will be broadcast on 103.1 FM and 910, 930 and 980 AM with Mike O’Brien calling the action. ■ About the Penguins: The Penguins will wra | 10/21/2014
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  • Valley Santa program looking for volunteers Volunteers are needed for Valley Santa, a program that provides Christmas gifts for children in need throughout the Wyoming Valley. Help Line coordinates the volunteers, who shop for gifts at Boscov’s in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornin | 10/20/2014
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  • CDC releases new gear guidelines ATLANTA — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring | 10/21/2014
  • BC-US-MED--EbolaGear New Ebola gear: Head-to-toe coverage Health care workers should be completely covered — no skin exposed — while caring for Ebola patients, according to revised guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government agency tigh | 10/21/2014
  • Nigeria Ebola-free; ‘spectacular success’ ABUJA, Nigeria — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, | 10/21/2014
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  • Taylor police: Woman hid three heroin packets stamped 'bed check' in her rectum Taylor police arrested a Scranton man and woman after they said she hid several bags of heroin in her rectum. Late Sunday night, a Taylor police officer saw an older Cadillac DeVille parked in a secluded area of the Wal-Mart, 325 S. Main St., parking lot. | 10/21/2014
  • $entry.name portrayed the victim as the sexual aggressor. The judge called the statements “most disconcerting.” Assistant District Attorney Mariclare Hayes said blaming the victim for his crimes showed “the extra­ordinarily disturbing mindset of the defendant.” “Real | 10/21/2014
  • PIAA GOLF: Smith in striking distance of medal YORK — Montrose’s Austin Smith was feeling pretty comfortable. A routine par on the first hole in his PIAA Golf Championships debut was followed by a birdie on the par-5 11th. That’s when the junior found out what so many others have learned: Heritage Hil | 10/21/2014
  • HS BASKETBALL: Scranton Prep's Rose headed to Binghamton Tim Rose loves basketball, and has always wanted to play at the Division I level. On Monday, he got his wish. After a summer of intense workouts and a grueling schedule on the AAU circuit, the Scranton Prep senior verbally committed to Binghamton Universi | 10/21/2014
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  • HS FOOTBALL: McCarthy to miss at least six weeks Jake McCarthy is out of action. Scranton’s dynamic and record-setting running back suffered a broken foot in Friday night’s game against Delaware Valley, and will be in a cast for six weeks. “The mental part of not playing is definitely the hardest thing | 10/21/2014
  • Frein spotted near post office Monday A local law enforcement officer reported a possible sighting of suspected killer Eric Matthew Frein near the Swiftwater Post Office on Monday afternoon. Police failed to find Mr. Frein during the ensuing search near the post office on Upper Swiftwater Roa | 10/21/2014
  • Game Commission patrolling land below Campbell's Ledge Thanks to an agreement with landowners, state Game Commission officers will keep a close watch on a popular, though unlawful, off-roading trail in Duryea. Since late summer, more than 1,000 acres near Campbell’s Ledge, owned by Pagnotti Enterprises of Wil | 10/21/2014
  • Seven vehicles broken into in Clarks Summit Electronics and cash were among the items stolen from seven vehicles parked in Clarks Summit during the past few days, borough police said Monday. Six of the vehicles had been left unlocked, Police Chief Christopher Yarns said in a news release, and the t | 10/21/2014
  • Judge convicted of simple assault could be fired An administrative law judge accused of groping two women was the subject of a closed-to-the-public personnel hearing Monday at the federal courthouse in Scranton to decide whether he can be fired from his job. Judge Sridhar Boini, who reviews Social Secur | 10/21/2014
  • Community Events Listings, Oct. 11, 2014 Archbald Blood drive: American Red Cross Blood Drive in memory of father and son, Jack and Tom Teeple, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., East Side Hose Company, Salem Road, exit 4 off Route 6 (Casey Highway). Carbondale Bingo night: Trinity Church cash bingo, first, | 10/21/2014
  • $entry.name Here is a look at how local players with NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams other than Penn State fared this weekend: ■ Brandon Clemons, Michigan State (Delaware Valley) Junior who is listed as a backup at both offensive guard and defen | 10/21/2014
  • LOCAL CONNECTIONS: IUP's Sames ties for third at PSAC Golf Championships Indiana University of Pennsylvania junior Kenny Sames(North Pocono) finished tied for third at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Golf Championships this weekend. Sames shot 6-over-par 148 at the Hershey Country Club to wind up one shot out | 10/21/2014
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  • University of Scranton building takes shape, gets walls The University of Scranton’s tallest building is on schedule for completion next summer, a university spokesman said. Workers began construction of the eight-story, $47.5 million Center for Rehabilitation Education at Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue in | 10/21/2014
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  • Archbald man sentenced for sexually assaulting girl An Archbald man who repeatedly sexually assaulted a girl over a 4½-year period beginning when she was 9 years old will spend 20 to 40 years in state prison. Billy Joseph Seymour, 29, apologized to the victim, her family and his family before Lackawanna Co | 10/21/2014
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  • Cigarette butts likely sparked fire that gutted South Scranton bar Cigarette butts discarded in a trash can probably sparked a fire that gutted a well-known South Scranton bar early Monday, the city’s fire chief said. Firefighters were called to the Casanova Club, 901 S. Webster Ave., at 4:30 a.m. Monday, after a 911 cal | 10/21/2014
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  • Romantic advance rejected, driver takes SUV off road SCRANTON — An intoxicated 21-year-old man shouted, “I’ll kill you guys,” and drove his SUV off Pittston Avenue with four other people inside on Sunday, city police said. Erick Garcia, 227 Aspen Drive, Scranton, made romantic advances to one of the passeng | 10/21/2014
  • U.S. Navy Band headed to Scranton SCRANTON — The United States Navy Band Commodores 2014 tour will make a stop in Scranton next week. The Navy’s premier jazz ensemble will take the stage at Lackawanna College for a free concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. For more information about th | 10/21/2014
  • Man charged for stealing iPads from work BLAKELY — A Madison Twp. man was charged over the weekend with theft for stealing 11 iPads from his workplace, a Kia dealership in Blakely, borough police said. Gregory Labinski, 34, 1625 Aberdeen Road, told Officer Peter Petrucci he has a heroin habit an | 10/21/2014
  • City to participate in worldwide flash mob SCRANTON — Mayor Bill Courtright will serve as grand marshal and witness for the city’s contribution to “Thrill the World,” a worldwide flash mob to celebrate Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host the e | 10/21/2014
  • CPG fire damages machine; no injuries MOOSIC — Firefighters contained a small fire to a piece of machinery at the CPG International plant in the borough Monday. Multiple fire companies responded to the East Corey Street facility at 5:07 p.m. and had the fire under control within 10 minutes. S | 10/21/2014
  • Regional briefs, Oct. 21, 2014 Man dies in Wayne crash DYBERRY TWP. — A 20-year-old Honesdale man died Monday morning when his Volkswagen Jetta ran off the road and struck a utility pole. Joshua Florence, of 73 Stevenson Spur Road, lost control at 9:30 a.m. while driving south on Route | 10/21/2014
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  • Nemeth leads Dunmore into playoffs after season lost to injury From the time last season ended, Dunmore’s Joe Nemeth was motivated. It wasn’t just because he and his Bucks soccer teammates made an early exit from the district playoffs. Rather, it was being sidelined by injury for a good portion of the season. This se | 10/21/2014
  • HS VOLLEYBALL: Blue Ridge posts win in Lackawanna League Katherine Kempa had 22 assists and eight service points to lead Blue Ridge to a 3-0 win over Elk Lake in a Lackawanna League girls volleyball match on Monday. Kristine Carlsen added 13 points, which included seven aces, and had 12 digs and eight kills, wh | 10/21/2014
  • $entry.name CLASS AAA BOYS ■ DEFENDING CHAMPION: Abington Heights. ■ ADVANCE TO STATES: Champion. ■ DATES: Quarterfinals, Thursday; Semifinals, Oct. 27; Final, Oct. 30. ■ TOP SEED: Wyoming Valley West ■ TEAMS: 1-Wyoming Valley West (13-1), 2-Williamsport, 3-Abington | 10/21/2014
  • Onukiavage, Valley View eager to take on any challenge in path Kalie Onukiavage is ready for yet another challenge. She and her Valley View teammates have faced many this season in the Lackawanna League. It won’t get any easier the rest of the way, but they’re looking forward to it. Onukiavage and the No. 7 Cougars o | 10/21/2014
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  • $entry.name CLASS AAA Girls ■ DEFENDING CHAMPION: Wallenpaupack. ■ ADVANCE TO STATES: Champion. ■ DATES: Quarterfinals, Thursday; Semifinals, Oct. 28; Final, Oct. 30. ■ TOP SEED: Pittston Area. ■ TEAMS: 1-Pittston Area (11-3-1), 2-Wallenpaupack (8-5-1), 3-Williamspor | 10/21/2014
  • LOCAL COLLEGES: Lackawanna volleyball wins regular-season finale Lackawanna College women’s volleyball team closed out its regular season with a three-game sweep of County College of Morris on Monday, 25-9, 25-19, 25-23. Kiana Moore had three kills and two blocks; Jenal Plowden added two kills, seven assists and 16 dig | 10/21/2014
  • PIAA TENNIS: Scranton Prep and Abington Heights open play today As the third singles player on a talented roster, you can sometimes get overlooked. Emilia Jakubek embraced her role outside the spotlight, then stole the show. Now she is ready to lead Scranton Prep back to the PIAA Class AA team tournament at the Hershe | 10/21/2014
  • PIAA GOLF: Cerminaro, other local players see struggles on first day YORK — As he walked away from the final green, Scranton Prep’s Chris Cerminaro tossed his golf ball to a watery grave. He probably thought about giving his putter the same treatment. A day that started with promise ended in frustration as the senior’s 8-o | 10/21/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Another showdown between top two teams on tap As the regular season winds down the games become bigger and more important. Just ask Delaware Valley. A week after conquering a challenge from then-No. 2 Scranton, the top-ranked Warriors will be facing the second-ranked team, again. Delaware Valley, whi | 10/21/2014
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  • Pocono Raceway to use $1M state grant for renovations The “Tunnel Turn” at Pocono Raceway is about to get a much-needed facelift. At a press conference Friday at the 2.5-mile facility in Long Pond, Gov. Tom Corbett announced he is giving a $1 million Economic Growth Initiative grant to Pocono Raceway to reno | 10/21/2014
  • First of 3 student-run town hall meetings set PINE GROVE — Students in Schuylkill County will host their first town hall meeting Thursday at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse. The student-run meeting is the first of three being held this month as part of the annual Schuylkill County Youth Su | 10/21/2014
  • Correction, Oct. 21, 2014 Woman misidentified Joan Moran Wagner ap-peared in a photo on the front page of Saturday’s edition. Her name was incorrect in the caption. | 10/21/2014
  • Delay expected in Park Place drainage project MAHANOY CITY — The start of the stormwater drainage project in the Mahanoy Township village of Park Place could be delayed at least two weeks due to easements not being executed on time. The township supervisors were informed at last Thursday’s meeting ab | 10/21/2014
  • Around the region, Oct. 21, 2014 n Fountain Springs: The North Schuylkill Ski Club will sponsor a Princess Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in the elementary school cafeteria. The cost is $7. “Have a lovely brunch with your favorite princesses from your favorite stories,” organizers | 10/21/2014
  • Woman admits to assault on police Instead of going to trial, Shelley A. Yuschock admitted Monday in Schuylkill County Court that she assaulted two Shenandoah police officers in May 2013. Yuschock, 32, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty to two counts each of aggravated assault and simple assaul | 10/21/2014
  • Mahanoy City man found guilty of false alarm, acquitted of 2nd Tyler J. Mooney triggered a false alarm in Mahanoy City in October 2013, but not one in September 2013, a Schuylkill County jury ruled Monday. The jury of seven men and five women deliberated less than an hour before finding Mooney, 20, of Mahanoy City, g | 10/21/2014
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  • Voter registration down in Schuylkill County Voter registration is slightly down in Schuylkill County. According to figures from the county Election Bureau, there are 84,247 voters registered for the Nov. 4 General Election. Last year, there were 84,646 registered voters in the county. The two major | 10/21/2014
  • Congressmen focus on Social Security, Medicare in upcoming election Another congressional election, another two years closer to the start of trouble for Social Security and Medicare. The two local incumbent congressmen and their challengers all want to ensure the futures of the nation’s largest retirement plan and its lar | 10/21/2014
  • Pair found unconscious in car stopped at Hazleton intersection Two people were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton on Monday afternoon after being found unconscious in a vehicle that was stopped in the middle of the intersection of Poplar Street and Arthur Gardner Parkway in Hazleton. According to a Hazleton pol | 10/21/2014
  • Freeland man faces 22 counts of child porn A Freeland man accused by state law enforcement of possessing and sharing child pornography on his computer was taken into custody for 24 felony crimes Monday morning. Anthony P. Stefanik, 35, of Walnut Street, was charged with 22 counts of child pornogra | 10/21/2014
  • Following my lineman's lead Sept. 7, 1979. That was an awesome night! Being a “rivalry” game against West Hazleton, the stakes were raised and we were all pumped up. The highlight of our season would be made if we could beat the Wildcats. Even though we were friends with their playe | 10/21/2014
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  • Playoff games generated excitement Matt McGowan is Hazleton Area High School’s all-time leading rusher with 4,271 yards from 2001-2003. He also holds the Cougars’ mark for rushing touchdowns (57) and points scored (382). It’s hard to just pick out one single moment to describe my memories | 10/21/2014
  • Frein spotted near post office Monday A local law enforcement officer reported a possible sighting of suspected killer Eric Matthew Frein near the Swiftwater Post Office on Monday afternoon. Police failed to find Frein during the ensuing search near the post office on Upper Swiftwater Road, s | 10/20/2014
  • Cougars ended Abington Heights hex Week 1 of the 2008 season featured Abington Heights coming to Harman-Geist Memorial Field to play us. Abington Heights was a team that we had not beatenin our previous five tries — a real nemesis. The game was a battle of the premier teams in Class 4A and | 10/21/2014
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  • Whippets pay back Marks, Tigers Long before Southern Columbia became one of the state’s premier Class A football programs, the Tigers ventured to Harman-Geist for a September 1986 game against Freeland.The Tigers had record-setting running back Jerry Marks, who wound up with 328 yards a | 10/21/2014
  • Med program saved: Hazleton Area to continue partnership with TCMC The Hazleton Area School District will continue a program aimed at helping economically disadvantaged students pursue health-related careers. The district signed an agreement Monday with the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton to extend its Regional | 10/21/2014
  • Police: Drunk man called 911 for ride home An intoxicated man made false reports to Luzerne County 911 to try to get a ride from police, but ended up with pepper spray in his eyes and a ride to jail, according to police. Richard J. Wright, 31, called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Sunday saying his car brok | 10/21/2014
  • Plea negotiations postpone jury selection in W-B homicide trial Wilkes-Barre homicide suspect Shauntae Thomas is slated to stand trial this week, but prosecutors and his defense team were engaged in last-minute plea negotiations Monday that postponed jury selection. Authorities involved in the discussions did not reve | 10/21/2014
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  • District 2 Playoff Preview: Class AA Field Hockey By finishing the regular season 10-0 — without playing defending state champion Wyoming Seminary — Crestwood is the clear favorite in Class AA. | 10/21/2014
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  • Court Notes 10/21/14 PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS Karen J. Goduto and Joshua K. White and Sarah L. White for $128,000; Lehman Township. Cheryl A. Rinaldi to Krista McGlynn for $125,000; Pittston Township. Federal National Mortgage Association and Fannie Mae and Maccabe, Weisburg, & | 10/21/2014
  • Kingston cop suspended after DUI charge A Kingston police officer was suspended Monday following charges that he was driving under the influence when he and another officer crashed their ATVs last month. State police at Wyoming charged Officer John Sosnoski with DUI, driving at an unsafe speed | 10/21/2014
  • Man who fathered 6 children with victim pleads guilty to sex assault A former anti-crime activist who fathered six children with a girl he began sexually assaulting at the age of 15 on Monday pleaded guilty to sexual assault and child endangerment charges. John Dehart, 46, formerly of Hanover Township, was ordered to compl | 10/21/2014
  • District 2 Playoff Preview: Class AA Boys Soccer The Wyoming Valley Conference claimed six of the top eight spots in the District 2 Class AA playoffs, setting up lofty expectations for some WVC teams. | 10/21/2014
  • District 2 Playoff Preview: Class A Boys Soccer In District 2 Class A, just one Wyoming Valley Conference team earned a seed from one to eight, and that team stands a real chance at winning the title. | 10/21/2014
  • Huber Breaker owner cited by DEP, but brought site up to compliance The state Department of Environmental Protection filed two violations against Paselo Logistics LLC for work at the Huber Breaker in Ashley. However, the company did bring the demolition operation at the former coal processing site up to compliance and did | 10/21/2014
  • Police probe another possible Frein sighting A local law enforcement officer reported a possible sighting of suspected killer Eric Matthew Frein near the Swiftwater Post Office on Monday afternoon. Police failed to find Frein during the ensuing search near the post office on Upper Swiftwater Road, s | 10/21/2014
  • Man sentenced for fatal road rage attack WILKES-BARRE — Accused of intentionally running down a man who told him to slow down in a residential neighborhood, Lorenzo Burgos Jr. on Monday pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and was immediately sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison. Burgos, 23, o | 10/21/2014
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