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    Talkback Feedback: Good Ideas

    We give credit where credit is due. Our Talkback callers are number 1. We explore some of our callers great–and not so great–ideas in this edition of Talkback Feedback.

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    Mother Sentenced to Prison for Child Abuse

    SCRANTON — A mother accused of assaulting her baby was sentenced in Scranton on Wednesday. Jennifer Nolan was sentenced to 12 to 47 months in prison. She admits slapping her six week old and yanking the baby’s leg back in October. Nolan violated her parole on prior drug charges as well.

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    Luzerne County Caregiver’s Work Recognized

    LUZERNE — A caregiver in Luzerne County is being recognized for her hard work. Shirley West of Shavertown is nominated for National Caregiver of the Year for her work at Home Instead Senior Care in Luzerne. West worked for the business for 12 years and logged nearly 13,000 of time with the seniors. West comes from a big family. She is one of eight children and was inspired by her parents to be a caregiver. “You have to love the […]

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    Wilkes-Barre Man Accused of Child Abuse

    WILKES-BARRE — A man is facing charges after being suspected of child abuse in Wilkes-Barre. Police say Matthew Sebolka, 33, of Wilkes-Barre punched a four year old boy in his private parts, poured hot sauce on his eyes, and chased him with a knife. The alleged abuse happened last summer. Sebolka is charged with child endangerment, as well as aggravated and simple assault.

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    Talkback 16: Budget, Kathleen Kane, Registration Stickers

    Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include more comments about our elected officials in Harrisburg, anger over high-income tenants in public housing, and PennDOT’s plan to do away with registration stickers.

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    The Winter Beauty at Lehigh Gorge State Park

    Photojournalist Bonnie Frisbie captured some of the sights and sounds from Lehigh Gorge State Park near Weatherly.

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    Keystone College Cupcake Challenge Fights Pancreatic Cancer

    FACTORYVILLE — A fundraiser at Keystone College Tuesday night helped raise money for the fight against pancreatic cancer. Students sold cupcakes from bakeries around the area at the third annual “Cupcake Challenge.” Keystone students donated $4 in advance or $5 at the door and the general public donated $10 at the door to sample and vote for the best cupcakes. Participating bakeries included PersoNELLized Cakes, Glenburn Diner, Sodexo at Keystone College, Sodexo at King’s College, Market Street Sweets, Cookies by […]

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    Tractor Trailer Wrecks on Snowy I-81 in Schuylkill County

    FRAILEY TOWNSHIP — Snow on roadways caused problems in Schuylkill County Tuesday. A viewer heading north on Interstate 81 near Tremont recorded video of a wreck just before 2 p.m. The video shows the snow-covered interstate and a tractor trailer in the median. That driver was heading south when he lost control of the big rig. The driver, from Wisconsin, was taken to a hospital. The crash blocked both southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near Tremont for about three hours.

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    Community Weather Announcements

    Here are some community announcements regarding closings, parking bans, and other changes due to the winter weather expected to come our way. Check back for the latest updates.

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    Students Attend Anti-Bullying Hockey Game

    JENKINS TOWNSHIP — Some hockey players had a strong message for students in Luzerne County. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights hosted the New Jersey Titans for at Revolution Ice Centre near Pittston. Students from all over our area were invited to watch the anti-bullying game. Lackawanna County Assistant District Attorney David Humphreys spoke to students about the consequences of bullying.

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    Talkback 16: PA Budget Mess

    This edition of Talkback 16 focuses on Pennsylvania’s budget mess. Most callers are disgusted with Governor Wolf’s inability to get last year’s budget passed while proposing this year’s.

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    University of Scranton Students Enjoy Chocolate Fountain for Fat Tuesday

    SCRANTON — Chocolate was flowing on Tuesday at the University of Scranton. The school’s Center for Service and Social Justice set up a chocolate fountain in the student center before the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. Lent is a 40-day period of fasting and sacrifice for Christians leading up to the celebration of Easter. Students and faculty were able to indulge in a sweet treat before fasting begins on Ash Wednesday.


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