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    USA Swimming Bans Brock Turner for Life

    The U.S. governing body for the sport of swimming on Friday banned ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, whose six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has stirred widespread outrage. Condemning Turner’s “crime and actions,” USA Swimming said that he is not a current organization member and is ineligible for membership. “Brock Turner’s membership […]

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    Bones Found at Work Site in West Scranton

    SCRANTON — An excavating crew working at West Scranton Intermediate School came across some parts of bones Thursday morning. Police say the workers were digging behind the school and found three or four bone pieces and then called police. Police passed the bones on to the Lackawanna County coroner who could not immediately tell if […]

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    Baby Suffers Second-Degree Burns After Being Hit by Scalding Water From Garden Hose

    Phoenix, AZ — A 9-month-old boy in Phoenix received second-degree burns over 30 percent of his body on Tuesday after being hit by extremely hot spray from a garden hose as his mother tried to fill up a small wading pool. Dominique Woodger told Phoenix TV station KNXV that she didn’t realize when she turned […]

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    Water Found Safe after Quality Tests in Scranton School District

    SCRANTON — The Scranton School District released results of its water quality tests Wednesday. The water was tested at all of the 19 school buildings after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The water was contaminated with lead. Some 20 water samples were taken at each of the schools. For the most part, the water […]

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    Results of Internal Investigation of Northumberland County 911 Center Expected Soon

    SUNBURY — The results of an internal investigation at the Northumberland County 911 center should soon be revealed. State police believe a dispatcher failed to immediately dispatch emergency crews to a crash on May 27 at the intersection of Route 61 and Reading Turnpike near Elysburg. Troopers said the dispatcher was waiting to confirm there […]

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    Students Make Music with Help of 3D Prosthetics

    PINE GROVE — An ambitious project at a Schuylkill County high school is changing the lives of two middle schoolers. This year, Pine Grove Area High School got a 3D printer, and a student and his teacher just finished printing out two prosthetic hands for those middle schoolers. The high school never imagined putting its […]

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    Help Me! Fish Peers Out From Inside a Jellyfish in One-in-a-Million Shot

    An Australian ocean photographer has captured a one-in-a-million example of the cruelty of life in the deep — a fish peering out into the ocean, helpless, from inside a jellyfish. Tim Samuel, a self-described “ocean obsessed… lover of photography and adventures,” captured the image off Pass Beach in Byron Bay, Australia. He told CNN he […]

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    Kurt Busch Wins Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway

    POCONO RACEWAY -- Kurt Busch took the checkered flag to win the rain-delayed Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway Monday afternoon.

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    Dad Doesn’t Believe College Swimmer Convicted of Sex Assault Should Go to Jail for ’20 Minutes of Action’

    STANFORD, Calif. – The father of a 20-year-old man who was convicted on multiple charges of sexual assault does not believe his son should go to prison for “20 minutes of action.” Last week, Brock Turner, a former swimmer at Stanford University, was sentenced to six months in county jail and probation for sexually assaulting an […]

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    Muhammad Ali: Funeral, Prayer Service Open to Public This Week

    LOUISVILLE — For a man who preached inclusiveness and reached millions around the world, it seems a fitting way to let his fans say goodbye. Muhammad Ali’s funeral and jenazah — or Muslim funeral prayer service — will both be open to the public, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said. And one of the venues will […]

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    Postponed NASCAR Race Takes Off at Pocono

    POCONO RACEWAY — NASCAR fans spent their Monday morning by heading to Pocono Raceway. After the race Sunday in Monroe County was postponed by rain, thousands of fans decided to take an extra day off to see drivers compete. The Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400, the first NASCAR race at Pocono this season, got underway […]

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    Dozens Gather to Remember Scranton Stabbing Victim

    SCRANTON — With candles lighting the night and balloons to release people’s hopes and tears, friends and family gathered at Nay Aug Park to remember Kayla VanWert. The 18-year-old mother was killed last Sunday on Mckenna Court in Scranton, allegedly by 16-year-old Cathleen Boyer. According to court papers, the two were fighting on Facebook over […]