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President Barack Obama greets a child dressed as Captain America and other costumed trick-or-treaters during Halloween festivities by the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed local children and children of military families to 'trick-or-treat' at the White House for Halloween. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket explodes in the air during a test flight on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The explosion killed a pilot aboard and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Kenneth Brown)
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Anti government political leader Boukari Kabore, center, among anti government protestors in Burkina Faso after the announcement of a new interim leader,  Gen. Honore Traore,  in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)
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Smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., Thursday. Oct. 30, 2014, shortly after a small plane crashed into the building killing several people including the pilot. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Brian Corn) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo, Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, leaves federal court in Newark, N.J. George has been jailed since his conviction last fall on four mail fraud counts. His motion to be released on bail was denied by U.S. District Judge Mary Cooper on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Leslie Barbaro, File)
Judge denies former NBA player's fraud appealFederal judge in New Jersey denies former NBA player Tate George's fraud appeal
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo, Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Republican Charlie Baker left, and Democrat Martha Coakley shake hands before their debate at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, Mass. acing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation’s last Democratic strongholds. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Christine Peterson, File)
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  • "Not a Death Sentence"

    Spina Bifida is a birth defect that affects the spine, and October is dedicated to promoting awareness of it. We met with a mom from Luzerne County who wants to get the word out that it's not a death sentence. WNEP-TV Moosic, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 01:48 PM
  • Dentist pleads guilty to writing bad scripts

    Dr. Sare Mae Rhodes, 36, of Dallas, pleaded guilty Friday in Wyoming County Court to three counts of dispensing narcotics to drug-dependent persons and three counts of failure to keep medical records related to said prescriptions. According to a criminal complaint, Rhodes wrote oxycodone prescriptions without a dental cause for friends and family beginning as early as August 2009. The Times Leader, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 12:00 PM
  • Wilkes-Barre man and his dog catch armed intruder

    A Wilkes-Barre resident and his dog caught an armed intruder in his house early Thursday and held the man at gunpoint until police arrived to make the arrest, according to city police. Police charged Shawn M. Reichart, 30, of 852 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with burglary and criminal trespassing after the citizen's arrest that took place at about 2:30 a.m. at a home at 788 N. Pennsylvania Ave. The victim, Eugene Godlewski, told police he had been in bed asleep when his daughter called his cellphone asking if he was downstairs because she heard banging, according to a police affidavit. The Times-Tribune, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 02:57 PM
  • Evidence Tampering Investigation Continues

    There are no answers yet about how evidence for a Luzerne County meth case disappeared from a locked closet at the Shickshinny municipal building. According to Shickshinny's mayor, the borough's police department currently has no officers. WNEP-TV Moosic, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 06:05 PM
  • Luzerne/Wyoming County Mature Workers' program highlights success

    At age 69, Margie Corbett, announced she landed at job as Domain One Specialist at Web.com during Thursday's Mature Workers' luncheon. At an annual luncheon held in the Best Western Genetti's Hotel and Convention Center, Wilkes-Barre, Gerry Chickeletti, program director, said it is quite a feat to not only reach but exceed four of their six state- and federally-mandated goals. The Times Leader, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 06:59 PM
  • Power To Save: Phone Books - Necessity or Waste of Paper?

    It is phone book delivery time and bags bearing the latest edition of the Yellow Book have been turning up at mailboxes in Luzerne County. "I don't think anyone probably has one. WNEP-TV Moosic, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 06:32 PM
  • Morelli proposes advertising on Luzerne County Courthouse lawn

    Luzerne County Council Chairman Rick Morelli is proposing a digital sign on the front lawn of the Luzerne County Courthouse to generate advertising revenue. The suggestion is worth consideration because the courthouse is a high-traffic location, and advertising could generate a "consistent flow of revenue each year that we can count on for budgeting purposes," he said in an email asking the council clerk to add the matter to an upcoming meeting agenda. The Times Leader, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 06:17 PM
  • Evidence May Be Missing From Police Locker

    State police and the Luzerne County district attorney's office are investigating claims that evidence is missing from the police evidence locker in Shickshinny. State police say someone from the Luzerne County district attorney's office was here Wednesday to pick up evidence for a drug case that is set to go to trial soon. WNEP-TV Moosic, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 05:32 PM
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