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    PSU Wants NCAA Lawsuit Settlement

    STATE COLLEGE — The Penn State board of trustees took action Wednesday to try to settle a lawsuit with the NCAA. The lawsuit is over the $60 million fine the NCAA imposed on Penn State after the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. The NCAA and state officials have been in talks to settle the lawsuit. The board of trustees voted to support a settlement that would keep the $60 million in Pennsylvania for child sex abuse programs here. The NCAA […]

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    Landscaping Equipment Swiped

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — Nearly $30,000 worth of equipment was stolen from a business in Northumberland County. State police say four mowers and a tiller were taken last week from Rovendale Ag and Barn near Watsontown. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at Milton at 570-524-2662.

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    Guilty Plea From Nurse Accused Of Providing Abortion Drug

    DANVILLE — A nurse from Montour County has pleaded guilty to doing an abortion without a medical license. Jennifer Whalen of Washingtonville entered the plea on Monday. According to court papers, Whalen ordered abortion pills online from overseas in 2012 and gave them to a 16-year-old girl. The girl took the pills and had a miscarriage. Whalen was charged in 2013.

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    Gas Leak in Kingston Repaired

    KINGSTON — A gas leak Tuesday morning forced more than a dozen workers out in Luzerne County. The natural gas leak was reported around 9:30 a.m. on the property of Circle Bolt and Nut Company on Pringle Street in Kingston. A worker says a natural gas line on the property was hit by some equipment. No one was injured. The gas leak was repaired by 11 a.m.

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    Fire Hits Home In Shamokin, Narrow Streets Hamper Firefighters

    SHAMOKIN — Fire crews battled a blaze at a home in Northumberland County Monday morning. It started around 10 a.m. in the house in the 100 block of South Vine Street in Shamokin. When flames started at the home in Shamokin, it presented a challenge for firefighters trying to get enough equipment and gear to the scene, as the flames spread. Video from CoalRegionFire.com shows smoke and flames coming from the two row homes on South Vine Street in Shamokin […]

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    More Charges For Alleged Threats

    SCRANTON — More charges have been filed against a man suspected of calling in bomb threats to a grocery store and banks. Frank McBride of Scranton was arrested last week for allegedly making threats at Gerrity’s and three banks in Lackawanna County last month. Authorities have now charged him with threats made to eight other banks in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties, along with New Jersey and New York.

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    Jury Selected in Hazleton Homicide Trial

    WILKES-BARRE — A Jury has been selected in Luzerne County for the homicide trial of a Hazleton man. Adamis Arias is accused of shooting a man to death in February of 2013. Police said several witnesses reported seeing Arias and the victim arguing over money before the shots were fired in Hazleton.

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    Woman Sentenced For Theft From Auto Dealer

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman was sentenced Monday in Luzerne County for stealing thousands of dollars from her employer. Briana Tavaglione of Exeter received four years’ probation with the first to be spent under house arrest. In June, she pleaded guilty to taking about $50,000 from Wyoming Valley Motors in Kingston. In addition to probation, she must pay back about $44,000 to the dealership in Luzerne County.

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    Charge Dismissed Against Lupas

    A federal judge has agreed to dismiss a fraud charge against a man accused of scamming investors out of millions of dollars. The judge also ruled Anthony Lupas be released from a federal facility in North Carolina. Lupas was there undergoing mental evaluations. Last year, a judge ruled Lupas, who is in his late 70s, was not mentally competent to stand trial.

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    Street To Be Renamed For Palance

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Academy Award-winning actor Jack Palace will be honored in the Luzerne County community where he once lived. Supervisors in Butler Township say they will name a street Palance Lane. The late actor, who was born in lower Luzerne County, owned a farm house in Butler Township before he died in 2006. Palance won his Oscar at 73 for a supporting role in the 1991 movie “City Slickers” toward the end of a career that spanned 50 years […]

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    Deadly Crash In Monroe County

    CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP – A man was killed in a crash in Monroe County Friday morning. The coroner said Michal Kobylinski, 20, of Stroudsburg died when he lost control on Route 715 near Effort around 7:30 a.m. Friday and hit a tree. A passenger in the car was taken to the hospital.

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    Fire Ruins Carbon County Home

    SUMMIT HILL — Fire gutted a home in Carbon County Friday afternoon. It started around 12:20 p.m. in the place on Laurel Drive in Summit Hill. Firefighters said it was a vacation home and no one was home at the time of the fire. There is no word on the cause.

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