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  • CUFFED: 48-day manhunt ends with Frein's arrest
    DA to seek death penalty; Frein in handcuffs of state trooper he's accused of killing

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  • Gubernatorial candidate Wolf makes campaign stop in city Education and creating employment opportunities are just two things Tom Wolf spoke about that were important to him in his speech Thursday at the Humane Fire Company in Pottsville. “Let us be the ones to tell the world if you do it right and you have what | 10/31/2014
  • Meck Haunted Mill to terrify on last weekend SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Those who like to be absolutely frightened and are looking for a way to spend their Halloween weekend inexpensively may consider visiting the Meck Haunted Mill, for the last weekend of a haunted walk through the house of Drake, the vamp | 10/31/2014
  • Tamaqua, North Schuylkill high school students evacuate after bomb threats FOUNTAIN SPRINGS — Two county school districts had to deal with bomb threats Thursday. North Schuylkill students were sent home early, while Tamaqua Area moved its students to a different building until the school was cleared. The threats follow two days | 10/31/2014
  • Eric Frein in police custody BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — After weeks of scouring large swaths of rough terrain and thickly wooded forest, authorities captured accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein by surprise Thursday evening in an open field not far from an airplane hangar where he apparently hid. | 10/31/2014
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  • Support, thanks flow as manhunt ends As news spread Thursday of accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein’s capture, the efforts of police and others who combed the woods of Monroe and Pike counties over the past seven weeks were praised while residents were relieved. Police say Mr. Frein ambush | 10/31/2014
  • Frein lives up to initial police assessment On the day the world learned his name, state police described Eric Matthew Frein as a self-taught survivalist with a familiarity with the deep woods surrounding his Pocono Mountains home. He proved that and more in the 48 days he eluded one of the largest | 10/31/2014
  • WBS Penguins scouting report SCOUTING REPORT WBS Penguins at Norfolk Admirals When: 7:30 tonight and 7:15 p.m. Saturday Where: The Scope On the air: The games 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 | 10/31/2014
  • Pocono Raceway gets August date for IndyCar race From the time the checkered flag fell in July and Juan Pablo Montoya won the Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco, there was speculation as to whether the IndyCar Series would be return to Pocono Raceway. The answer finally came Thursday. IndyCar officials | 10/31/2014
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  • Manhunt for Frein: Timeline of events Friday, Sept. 12, 10:50 p.m. ■ State police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II, 38, and Trooper Alex T. Douglass, 31, are shot by an unknown person at thestate police barracks in Blooming Grove Twp. Cpl. Dickson dies. Saturday, Sept. 13 ■ State police Commissioner | 10/31/2014
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  • Chalk Talk: Pro Left 3 Trap, Hanover Area By Steve Bennett Staff Writer There is no secret that the key to the success of the Hanover Area football rests on the shoulders of its offensive line and the team’s ability to run the football. One of the more popular plays head coach Ron Hummer likes to | 10/31/2014
  • Bogeyman arrested for Halloween Eric Frein was taken alive Thursday, an outcome almost no one expected. That he surrendered was even more remarkable, considering all the speculation about his survival skills and determination to remain free or die. The news was a stinging rebuke to bar | 10/31/2014
  • Dickson's parents relieved at Frein's capture EXETER TWP. — As news of the capture of her son’s accused killer played across her TV screen, Darla Dickson decided not to wake her husband. He slept soundly in the bedroom, unaware that state police had just captured Eric Matthew Frein, the 31-year-old C | 10/31/2014
  • Chris Kelly: Loyalty offers a cut above “Baby’s heads have no hair; Old men’s heads are just as bare. Between the cradle and the grave; Lies a haircut and a shave.” — Samuel Hoffenstein, (1890-1947) As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. | 7/13/2014
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  • Namedropper, Oct. 31, 2014 Marywood Sem alumnae brunch The Country Club of Scranton provided the setting for the Marywood Seminary Alumnae Association’s annual brunch meeting. Patricia Rosetti was installed as president, succeeding Joan McAndrew. Marie Barrett is corresponding secr | 10/31/2014
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  • HS VOLLEYBALL: Dunmore falls to Holy Redeemer WILKES-BARRE — Top-seeded Holy Redeemer needed one more win to cap off an undefeated season and capture the District 2 Class AA girls volleyball championship. The Royals rose to the challenge, defeating second-seeded Dunmore, 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-22), on | 10/31/2014
  • $entry.name HS SOCCER District 2 BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS CLASS AAA Quarterfinals Wyoming Valley West 7, Pittston Area 1 Delaware Valley 4, Scranton 0 Abington Heights 6, Hazleton Area 0 Williamsport 2, Wallenpaupack 0 Semifinals Wyoming Valley West 4, Delaware Valley 3 | 10/31/2014
  • Elementary students compete in ‘food fight’ FRIEDENSBURG — Students from elementary schools in the Blue Mountain and Schuylkill Haven Area school districts are busy collecting food for those less fortunate this week. On Thursday, third-grade students from Blue Mountain Elementary West were packing | 10/31/2014
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  • Suspected killer cuffed; DA will seek death penalty in trooper’s murder BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — After weeks of scouring large swaths of rough terrain and thickly wooded forest, authorities captured accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein by surprise Thursday evening in an open field not far from an airplane hangar where he appare | 10/31/2014
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  • Judge won't dismiss fired detective's suit against district attorney A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former Lacka- wanna County detective who claims he was fired for political reasons. Robert Mazzoni filed suit in December 2011 against District Attorney Andy Jarbola, alleging Mr. Jarbola | 10/31/2014
  • Airport board told of bear shooting PITTSTON TWP. — When a helicopter pilot spotted a family of black bears on the grounds of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport last week, officials said staff had no choice but to remove the potential threat. Airport staff shot and killed a 275 | 10/31/2014
  • Corbett proclamation cut manhunt red tape HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett quietly issued a disaster emergency proclamation Sept. 18 to cut red tape so search dogs from New York State could be used in the manhunt for suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein, who was captured alive Thursday evening. T | 10/31/2014
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  • Glenburn bank robbed again GLENBURN TWP. — A woman robbed an Abingtons bank on Thursday with a stun gun, police said. Police responded to People’s Security Bank, 494 N. Gravel Pond Road, at 10:10 a.m. for a report of a robbery. The woman is described as about 5 feet 3 inches, mediu | 10/31/2014
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  • Scranton seniors remember Halloween traditons When Bernard Karmolinski was growing up Northeast Pennsylvania the 1940s, Halloween wasn’t about trick-or-treating or dressing up, it was about causing mayhem. The 86-year-old joyfully told stories of tipping over outhouses, ripping up fences and lighting | 10/31/2014
  • Proposed gas plant would start in 2017 An article on Thursday’s front page should have said a proposed natural gas plant in Jessup will start operations in 2017 if approved. Also, the article should have said energy developer Invenergy uses selective catalytic reduction and catalytic oxidation | 10/31/2014
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  • Honorary blood drive scheduled SCRANTON — To honor a Jessup mother of five, Valley View graduate and licensed practical nurse, Geisinger Blood Center is sponsoring a blood drive. Rose “Pookie” Fowler was killed in July 2011 in a one-car crash on the Casey Highway. She worked at Geising | 10/31/2014
  • Gun stolen from car in Clarks Green CLARKS GREEN — South Abington Twp. police seek information about a hand gun stolen from a Jeep. Todd Williams , 38, 222 Fairview Road, told police that his 9 mm Glock was taken from the center console of his Jeep sometime between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7 | 10/31/2014
  • Cop arrested for second DUI waives hearing SCRANTON — David Matthew Clark, a part time police officer in Jessup and Honesdale arrested in Carbondale for a second DUI in June, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday. Mr. Clark, 145 Father John Drive, Lake Ariel, hit several parked cars w | 10/31/2014
  • Scranton PD to enforce agressive driving Police to target aggressive driving SCRANTON — City police will target aggressive driving on two days in November. On Nov. 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. and again on Nov. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m., enforcement will be concentrated on heavily traveled roads like the Centra | 10/31/2014
  • Shutout gives Seminary 1st district title since 2002 SCRANTON — Playing with a one-goal lead late in the first half, Wyoming Seminary was still looking for a momentum shifter. | 10/31/2014
  • Royals a sweeping success WILKES-BARRE — Top-seed Holy Redeemer needed one more win to cap off an undefeated season and capture the District 2 Class AA girls volleyball championship for the eighth straight season. | 10/31/2014
  • Spartans fall in final SCRANTON — The clock tick-tocked away on Valley West’s season, and an avalanche of scoring opportunities fell by the wayside. | 10/31/2014
  • Pittston Area claims AAA title KINGSTON — Defense, more specifically the play of goalkeeper Taryn Ashby, helped Pittston Area capture the District 2 Class AAA championship over Williamsport on Thursday night. | 10/31/2014
  • Marian tops Nativity, repeats district crown MINERSVILLE — Marian senior Alex Stroia kept striking the ball, even though Nativity sent two girls at her to block her attempts. By the finish of Thursday’s District 11 Class A championship girls’ volleyball match at Minersville Area High School, Stroia | 10/31/2014
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  • Colonels try to regroup EDWARDSVILLE — By any measure, Wilkes is coming off its most disappointing defeat of the Trey Brown era, a 46-0 whitewashing at the hands of a 1-5 Lebanon Valley team. | 10/31/2014
  • PPL Center is jewel of AHL venues There’s only one possible complaint about the new $177 million PPL Center in Allentown, a venue the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins visited for the first time Wednesday night. | 10/31/2014
  • Pocono Raceway gets August date for IndyCar race LONG POND — From the time the checkered flag fell in July and Juan Pablo Montoya won the Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco, there was speculation as to whether the IndyCar Series would be return to Pocono Raceway. The answer finally came Thursday. IndyC | 10/31/2014
  • Pocono Raceway gets August date for IndyCar race From the time the checkered flag fell in July and Juan Pablo Montoya won the Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco, there was speculation as to whether the IndyCar Series would be return to Pocono Raceway. The answer came Thursday. IndyCar officials release | 10/31/2014
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  • PIAA Cross Country Championships When: Saturday Where: Parkview Cross Country Course, Hershey Race times: Class A girls, 9:30 a.m.; Class AA girls, 10:15 a.m.; Class AAA girls, 11 a.m.; Class A boys, 11:45 p.m.; Class AA boys, 12:30 p.m.; Class AAA boys, 1:15 p.m. Course length: 5,000 me | 10/31/2014
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  • Students conduct 3rd, final meeting FRACKVILLE — Students will be taking a variety of new ideas with them when they meet again at the next Schuylkill Youth Summit. The last of three student-run meetings was held Thursday at the community room in the Schuylkill Mall. The meetings are part of | 10/31/2014
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  • Around the Region n Andreas: Schuylkill on the Move, which promotes steps toward good health through walking, will sponsor “Baer’s Rocks Adventure” from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 9. Participants, according to an SOM release, will “stand on top of the Blue Mountain and get a full-ci | 10/31/2014
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