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UPDATED: AG’s office busts alleged steroid, prescription pill rings

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WILKES-BARRE — Correctional officers, a pharmacist technician and a recently-released Dallas Cowboys guard were among the Luzerne County residents charged Wednesday in connection with two alleged anabolic steroid rings.A state Attorney General’s Office investigation dubbed “Operation Gym Candy” led to the arrest of 13 suspects from five Northeast Pennsylvania counties who are alleged to have participated in the distribution of steroids and prescription drugs.All suspects were released on varying amounts of bail, ranging from $1,000 to $50,000.

 

Corrections officers, football star among steroid ring arrests

WILKES-BARRE — Two Luzerne County corrections officers and a Hanover Township man who was signed by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this year are among 13 people charged with operating a narcotics ring that spanned five Northeastern Pennsylvania counties, the state Attorney General’s Office said.Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane described the case as involving two transcontinental anabolic steroids rings.

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Annual Free Halloween Party set for Oct. 19

The 14th annual O’Malley Free Halloween Party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 at McDade Park.Children from preschool to fifth grade are welcome to join the party and get a picture with Witch of the West. Participants will be entertained by D.J. Jason Miller and treated to Goodfella’s Pizza, orange drink, Krispy Kreme donuts, a McDonald’s cheeseburger coupon from the Keyser Avenue location, UTZ potato chips and a free children’s meal from the...

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University of Scranton students conduct research abroad

Students from The University of Scranton traveled to Europe and Central America for a variety of study abroad courses and internships during the past summer. Students learned about such topics as Roman architecture, Irish culture and nocturnal bees.Communication professor Matthew Reavy, Ph.D., led nine students on a trip to Ireland for the course “Intercultural Communication: Ireland.” The class explored the influence of factors like history, geography, politics, langua...

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Keystone College elects new board members

Susan Scranton Dawson, Dana Pettinato Sky, and Jonathan Vipond III have been elected as the newest members of the Keystone College Board of Trustees and Susan S. Belin has been elected as the new Board chair.Dawson, of North Abington Township, has long been affiliated with Keystone College, first joining the board in 2004. She is a landscape and still life photographer and previously was the president and owner of Indoors, an interior design firm specializing in residential work....

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Strong rushing attack propels Abington Heights past Wallenpaupack

When Perry Williams lost a fumble on Abington Heights’ first possession of the second half with his team trailing 12-7, he felt the need the redeem himself.The next time the senior running back, who rushed for 241 yards on 26 carries, touched the football, he did just that by racing 83 yards for a touchdown. Nathan Langan added the two-point conversion. Williams’ long run was the start of 18 unanswered points in Abington Heights’ 25-12 win over Wallenpaupack in a ...

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Big plays lead Lakeland over Lackawanna Trail

According to Lackawanna Trail head coach Steve Jervis, Friday’s matchup came down to the basics and Lakeland executed a little better.Led by running back Mike Lowry, who gained 165 yards on 20 carries, Lakeland defeated previously-unbeaten Lackawanna Trail, 22-19, in a non-league game Friday night.“It was a battle to the end and they made one or two more plays than we did,” Jervis said. “They blocked better than we did and tackled better than we d...

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Alley Cats bowling scores

Alley Cats bowling league scores from Sept. 23 are as follows:Team standings: Panthers-12, Tigers-11, Bobcats-10, Manx-9, Siamese-8, Wildcats-6, Lynx-6, Ghost-2High individual game: Bette Connell-170, Fran Livecchi-157High individual series: Bette Connell-450, Karron Mcgowan-410, Mary Jo Long-405High team game: Manx-678, Bobcats-653, Lynx-651High team series: Manx-1918, Lynx-1889, Siamese-1867

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Keystone College runners earn weekly conference honors

Keystone College cross country runners Justin Clarke and Shannon Vairo were honored on Sept. 29 as the Colonial States Athletic Conference announced its weekly award winners. Clarke was named the CSAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week while Vairo was selected to the conference’s Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week Honor Roll.

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Lake-Lehman shuts out Abington Heights in field hockey

Lake-Lehman defeated Abington Heights, 5-0, in a Wyoming Valley field hockey game on Monday.Sarah Sabaluski led the Black Knights with two goals and an assist. Kate Supey provided a goal and an assist, and Alysa Adams and Jamie Buzink each scored a goal.Melanie Fricchione made 15 saves for the Lady Comets.

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Sen. Baker to hold office hours in Tunkhannock Oct. 7

State Sen. Lisa Baker announced that Field Representative Tom Yoniski will be available for consultation from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Commissioners’ Office Conference Room inside the Wyoming County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square, Tunkhannock.Constituents are encouraged to visit with any questions or problems relating to state matters. Concerns may also be addressed by visiting Baker’s district office at 22 Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway, Dal...

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County fishing derby scheduled for Oct. 11

The 22nd annual Lackawanna County fishing derby will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Carbondale. The event is limited to the first 250 children, ages 4-12, and there is a $5 registration cost. Contact the Lackawanna County Parks & Recreation office at 570-963-6764 for details and sign-up information.

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Former Abington Heights golfers lead Keystone College to second place finish in quad match

Abington Heights graduate Matt Lewis shot a season-best round of 75, the best individual performance by a Keystone College men’s golfer this fall, to help the Giants defeat both Baptist Bible College and The University of Scranton on Sept. 25 during a quad match hosted by the Defenders.Keystone, who was edged out by Marywood University, shot a combined score of 328 on the par 71, 6,201 yard course at Stonehedge Golf Course while improving to 5-4 in head-to-head matches this s...

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Warm sun to shine all weekend

Warm, sunny and clear.That’s what is ahead for the weekend and most of next week, according to meteorologists from WNEP-TV and the National Weather Service.Local weather-woman Noreen Clark says this month is turning out to be the driest September on record since 1943.Patches of early-morning fog are to bake off as the sun rises higher this morning, making way for a clear day, high of 77 degrees. Tonight, the thermometer might dip as low as 54 degrees, bu...

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Testimony in Scranton: Transportation projects to boost NEPA’s and state’s economy

SCRANTON — The state’s transportation law signed by Gov. Tom Corbett last fall will give Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges a badly needed overhaul.But it also will put other modes of transportation on more stable ground and provide a boost to the state and local economy.That was a prevailing idea expressed at what was billed as a state Senate Transportation Committee hearing Thursday at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.From state Transpor...

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John Dawe steps down as director of regional LGBT organization

John Dawe has stepped down as director of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance after leading the regional LGBT advocacy group through the past 10 years.Dawe, 33, of Kingston, had planned on transitioning out of the position last year when the group celebrated its 10th anniversary so he could devote more time to his business, Dawe Consulting, located in the Chamber Building on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. He spent the past year making sure the Alliance had a solid board of directors in place...

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Locals to perform in University of Scranton Players production of ‘Table Manners’

The University of Scranton Players will open their fall 2014 season with the play “Table Manners,” written by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by Michael O’Steen, associate professor of English and theatre.Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28 in the Joseph M. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts.The production features Corey Kelly (as Norman), Conor Hurley (as Tom)...

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Pet of the Week: Meet Marshmallow

Name: MarshmallowAge: 6-months-oldSex: FemaleBreed: Domestic Short HairAbout me: I have feline leukemia virus and should be the only cat in the home.Remember to contact the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter at 570-586-3700 if your pet is lost or goes astray.The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., is open for the adoption of pets from noon to 4 p.m., six days a week (closed Tuesday). Wish list item...

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