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  • Man drowns in Nay Aug gorge Rescue teams recovered the body of a man Sunday night from Roaring Brook’s icy waters in Nay Aug Park after a nearly six-hour search. Scranton Fire Chief DeSarno said he believed the man had jumped in the water in the area of the park known as the gorge a | 11/24/2014
  • Top Pa. officials' salaries grow with inflation No one at the state Capitol has advocated pay raises for hundreds of Pennsylvania's top elected and appointed officials since the 2005 debacle that enraged voters and ultimately cost two dozen legislators and a Supreme Court justice their seats. | 11/24/2014
  • A rising star, Kane now beset by battles, probe When Kathleen Kane ran for Pennsylvania attorney general, she campaigned as a corruption-buster who would be independent of Gov. Tom Corbett and find out why it took more than three years to investigate Jerry Sandusky. | 11/24/2014
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  • Throop buying AR-15s Two years after Throop Borough Council ordered its police department to sell three automatic submachine guns following a procedural gaffe, the council plans to arm its officers with semi-automatic rifles. At a budget planning meeting earlier this month, c | 11/24/2014
  • Giving Tuesday a day for charity After the rush of Black Friday, the celebration of Small Business Saturday and the clicking and ordering of Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday. For one day only on Dec. 2, community members can donate to nine charities on the Scranton Area Community Foundatio | 11/24/2014
  • State fiscal troubles come early HARRISBURG — The bad fiscal tidings for Pennsylvania started early this year. The state’s finances ran into revenue problems shortly after Gov. Tom Corbett signed a late $29 billion state budget. The first shot across the bow came in late July, when Moody | 11/24/2014
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  • Lions leftto pondercurious decisions CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The questions flew toward James Franklin the way they haven’t before. These weren’t questions about the future. These were questions about moments, curious moments that led to a head-scratching 16-14 Penn State loss to struggling Illinoi | 11/24/2014
  • T.K. Krempasky —1941-2014 He was simply T.K. In Valley View circles, everyone knew that T.K. meant Tom Krempasky, a longtime educator, coach and mentor who died early Sunday after an extended illness at the age of 73. Even to coaches outside the Cougars’ den, Krempasky was known a | 11/24/2014
  • Social Security rationale remains a mystery Approve pipeline Editor: It is simply ridiculous for the Obama administration to continue dragging its feet on the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. We have waited five years for this important addition to our nation’s energy infrastructure. That is l | 3/21/2014
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  • Ashland Christmas tree returns after two years ASHLAND — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Ashland with the return of the borough tree during the weekend. The tree was not placed for the past two holidays due to safety concerns after high wind caused two trees to fall — fortunate | 11/24/2014
  • Worshipers gather for Thanksgiving FRACKVILLE — Three local pastors gathered among worshipers to give thanks at the annual Thanksgiving ecumenical service Sunday at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. “Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude to God, our Creator and Provider, whose guidance and care | 11/24/2014
  • Stores stay open for night of giving FRACKVILLE — A Night of Giving supported the Schuylkill YMCA in holiday spirits Sunday at the Schuylkill Mall. Various stores in the mall open after business hours with special discounts for shoppers, including $2 off a classic pedicure at Passion Nails, | 11/24/2014
  • Dickson City lights up for holidays DICKSON CITY — The official lighting of snowflakes and angels brightly lining the streets of the borough was celebrated Sunday with carriage rides and cheer. During the “Let There Be Lights — A Dickson City Christmas,” children and their families waited i | 11/24/2014
  • Bolus preparing for annual free Christmas dinner Bob Bolus has his reasons for saying Christmas can be a lonely day, and for the last 20 years he’s been doing his part to shed them. Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet, but the Scranton businessman already is laying plans for the 20th annual Bob Bolus | 11/24/2014
  • Stronger laws needed to protect elders Pennsylvania needs stronger laws to protect individuals over age 60 from the potential of being abused, neglected or swindled out of their savings, a judicial task force suggested in a new report. The report by the Elder Law Task Force makes 130 recommend | 11/24/2014
  • PA fiscal trouble comes early HARRISBURG — The bad fiscal tidings for Pennsylvania started early this year. The state’s finances ran into revenue problems shortly after Gov. Tom Corbett signed a late $29 billion state budget. The first shot across the bow came in late July, when Moody | 11/24/2014
  • Minooka native's Las Vegas heroics earns recognition A Minooka native was recognized for his heroism by officials in Las Vegas after he intervened in an assault that saved an elderly crossing guard’s life and left him with a scar across his face. Around 8 a.m. Oct. 13, Robert Gibbs, 55, rode his motorcycle | 11/24/2014
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  • Moosic bridge repairs scheduled for spring A Moosic bridge scheduled for repairs this year will have to wait until the spring, but officials said construction should not disrupt daily life for borough residents. The state Department of Transportation had planned to complete repairs on the borough’ | 11/24/2014
  • $entry.name JAKE DANNA STEVENS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The Peckville Assembly of God gave away 300 turkeys on Sunday to help local families celebrate Thanksgiving. Along with the poultry, onions, apples, potatoes and other produce was distributed. Among those participat | 11/24/2014
  • 1932 time capsule found in former Jalappa club A cornerstone filled with a time capsule from 1932 by the former Jalappa Sports Club was found Nov. 16 by a man demolishing his property, the former Sports Club house, in the Jalappa section of Pottsville. Dave Petravich, 53, and his son, Cody, 22, were t | 11/24/2014
  • State police seek info on nude photo request Sender of email sought by police SWIFTWATER — State police in Monroe County are asking for information about an anonymous email to a 30-year-old Stroudsburg woman requesting nude photographs of her and her 10-year-old daughter. The woman received the mess | 11/24/2014
  • $entry.name Keystone named military-friendly LA PLUME TWP. — Keystone College has been named one of the top military-friendly colleges in the nation by Military Advanced Education magazine. The designation honors Keystone as one of the best schools for current or for | 11/24/2014
  • Marywood to host annual Jungle Bell 5K Marywood to host Jingle Bell 5K SCRANTON —Marywood University’s Campus Ministry will host its annual Jingle Bell 5K walk/run Saturday, Dec. 6. Participants are encouraged to wear a Christmas sweater, a Santa hat, elf stockings, or other holiday apparel to | 11/24/2014
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  • police 2 suffer injuries in 2-vehicle crash NEW RINGGOLD — Two people were treated for injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 6:33 p.m. Sunday at routes 895 and 443 in East Brunswick Township, police said. State police at Frackville said Br | 11/24/2014
  • for the record Deeds Blythe Township — George M. and Ann E. Reed to Paul M. Fedak Jr.; 161 Winfield Drive; $1. Butler Township — Marvin E. and Darlene J. Knorr to Rickey E. Knorr; 428 Main St.; $1. Marvin E. and Darlene J. Knorr to Michelle E. Knorr; 216 Lavelle Road, L | 11/24/2014
  • Criminal Court A Schuylkill Haven woman went to prison Friday after being sentenced in Schuylkill County Court on two sets of theft charges. Ciera M. Zvorsky, 27, will spend nine to 18 months in prison under the terms of President Judge William E. Baldwin’s sentence. Ba | 11/24/2014
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  • Isabelle Olivieri Zerby November 22, 2014 Isabelle Olivieri Zerby, 84, of Ashland, passed away Saturday at Ridgeview Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Shenandoah. Born in Ashland, Nov. 26, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Engelberger Bechtel. She was a member of | 11/24/2014
  • Dorothy A. Yaissle November 17, 2014 Dorothy A. Yaissle, 93, of Pottsville, died Nov. 17 at Providence Place, Pottsville. Born in Pottsville, Aug. 4, 1921, she was a daughter of the late G. Raymond and Clara Rosenberger Letcher. She was a graduate of Pottsville High School | 11/24/2014
  • Bonnie J. Richards November 22, 2014 Bonnie J. Richards, 62, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Saturday at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg. A full obituary will be published in Tuesday’s edition. Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with arrangements, with crema | 11/24/2014
  • Conchita L. Mahalchick November 22, 2014 Conchita L. Mahalchick, 91, of Minersville, passed away Saturday at the home of her daughter. Complete arrangements will be announced in Tuesday’s edition of The Republican-Herald. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville, in charge o | 11/24/2014
  • Robert H. Dillon November 22, 2014 Robert H. Dillon, 68, of South Tulpehocken Street, Pine Grove, passed away Saturday at home. Born in Point Pleasant, N.J., Oct. 31, 1946, he was a son of Harriet Pearce Dillon, Lititz, and the late John Dillon. He was a member of St. Pau | 11/24/2014
  • Stella B. Chicora November 21, 2014 Stella B. Chicora, 94, of Minersville, passed away late Friday evening at home. Born in Minersville, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Veronica Kasnikowska Kryscio. Stella was educated in the former St. Stanislaus school, Miners | 11/24/2014
  • Community Events Listings, Nov. 17, 2014 Carbondale Electronics recycling: City electronics recycling day, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., City Hall, 1 N. Main St., side parking lot, free for intact devices, small fee for stripped; 570-282-4633. Christmas concert: Classic Voices, a community a cappella | 11/24/2014
  • Crestwood's loss closes the book on another WVC season At about 9:25 Friday night, next year officially began for every football program in the Wyoming Valley Conference. | 11/24/2014
  • Franklin: Penn State has to clean things up CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The questions flew toward James Franklin the way they haven’t before. | 11/24/2014
  • Wildfire burns 7 acres in Butler Twp. Firefighters scaled the rough terrain of a mountain in Butler Township to battle a wildfire Saturday night. A firefighter from another company spotted the blaze Saturday around 8 p.m. on top of the Freeland Mountain, outside Beech Mountain Lakes, a reside | 11/24/2014
  • White Haven man charged with robbing bank Police on Saturday arrested a man who they say robbed the PNC Bank branch in Avoca on Friday. The man was desperate to get money to spend at a casino after blowing his paycheck there, police said. Avoca police identified the suspect as Michael McDonough, | 11/24/2014
  • Truck, car wreck on I-80 Emergency responders were dispatched to Interstate 80 east in Foster Township Saturday night for a crash involving a commercial vehicle and a passenger vehicle. Fearnots Fire Co. of Foster Township Captain Paul Lesser said firefighters were dispatched to | 11/24/2014
  • State fiscal troubles come early HARRISBURG — The bad fiscal tidings for Pennsylvania started early this year. The state’s finances ran into revenue problems shortly after Gov. Tom Corbett signed a late $29 billion state budget. The first shot across the bow came in late July, when Moody | 11/24/2014
  • Man points rifle at 3 people during Freeland incident A Freeland man allegedly held a loaded shotgun to the faces of three people inside his home Saturday night, refusing to let them leave his residence. Terence M. O’Donnell, 26, 922 Centre St., then brought the same weapon — a Savage single shot 12 gauge ri | 11/24/2014
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  • Mary R. Ziminski Nov. 23, 2014 Mary R. Ziminski, 90, of West Hazleton, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospital – Hazleton, surrounded by her loving family. Born March 11, 1924, in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Augu | 11/24/2014
  • Frances R. Stabinger Nov. 21, 2014 Frances R. Stabinger, 91, of West Hazleton passed away Friday at Mountain City Nursing Center, Hazle Township. She was born in West Hazleton, daughter of the late Wassil and Alexandria (Balicker) Nevadomski and lived in West Hazleton for all | 11/24/2014
  • Marvin J. “Spike” Heck Nov. 21, 2014 Marvin J. “Spike” Heck, 65, of Jeanesville passed away Friday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. He was born in Hazleton, son of the late Marvin and Elizabeth (Fallon) Heck. He had resided in Levittown for the past 20 years, before relocati | 11/24/2014
  • Betty Jean Roberts Fegley Nov. 23, 2014 Betty Jean Roberts Fegley, passed with peace and grace on Sunday morning at her home. Betty was born in Hazleton and raised in Tresckow. She spent most of her life in Lenhartsville. She was dearly loved by her sons, Terry L. Fegley and Ronal | 11/24/2014
  • Annette E. Durso Nov. 22, 2014 Annette E. Durso, 68, of North James Street, Hazleton, died Saturday morning at her home. She was born in Newark, N.J., daughter of the late Edith Norma Becker. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a machine operator by Genova Indust | 11/24/2014
  • Matushka Irene Borick Nov. 19, 2014 Matushka Irene Borick, 83, of Hazle Township, and formerly of Simpson, fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at her home. She was born April 21, 1931, in Simpson. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Egnotovich Orini | 11/24/2014
  • Police, Nov. 24 Four injured in Hazleton crash Four people sought medical treatment after a crash Saturday night involving three parked vehicles owned by people living on East Broad Street. Hazleton police said they responded to 426 E. Broad St. just before 10 p.m. for t | 11/24/2014
  • Moms want nice holiday for kids Maureen, a mother of three daughters, is trying to support her family with an annual income of $23,000. She wrote a letter to Valley Santa asking for help in providing Christmas presents for her two daughters under age 12 who qualify for the program: her | 11/24/2014
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  • Newscast program benefits from donation A North Schuylkill school board member was recognized at Wednesday’s meeting for her donation to a student project involving news broadcasting in the schools. Suzanne O’Neill donated roughly $3,500 to the Newscast project to purchase updated equipment for | 11/24/2014
  • Police: Freeland man held three hostage with shotgun A Freeland man allegedly held a loaded shotgun to the faces of three people inside his home Saturday night, refusing to let them leave his residence. Terence M. O’Donnell, 26, of 922 Centre St., then brought the same weapon — a Savage single shot 12 gauge | 11/24/2014
  • Pittston Twp. Walmart briefly evacuated Sunday The Pittston Township Walmart was briefly evacuated on Sunday afternoon due to a burning smell in the building that turned out to be burning leaves. Around 4:30 p.m. employees and shoppers smelled burning in the store and were concerned about a possible f | 11/24/2014
  • Turkey dinner will gobble up more dough this year Shoppers preparing for a Thanksgiving feast could find this year’s grocery bill gobbles up more of their household budget. Higher dairy prices, such as milk and butter, serve as the primary driver behind the rising grocery bills consumers will face as the | 11/24/2014
  • AAA: Lower gas prices will mean more Thanksgiving travel With gasoline prices remaining below $3 a gallon, Thanksgiving travel is gearing up to be the most crowded since 2007, according to AAA’s annual holiday travel forecast. AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates more than 50,000 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area residents will | 11/24/2014
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  • Cake artist’s work receives national recognition KINGSTON — Accountant-turned-cake artist Cathy Reppert has seen sweet success since opening Truly Scrumptious cake studio in Kingston four years ago. But, winning a 2015 award from The Knot was the icing on | 11/24/2014
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