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FILE - In this May 7, 1981, file photo, fashion designer Oscar de la Renta and actress Dolores del Rio are pose at the Casita Maria Benefit dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York where the two were honored. The fashion designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/File)
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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, left, speaks as Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, center, and Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services Zachary Thompson look on during a news conference Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Dallas. Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, a victim of the disease, and after a cruise ship scare ended with the boat returning to port and a lab worker on board testing negative for the virus. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, people pass the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are opening mostly lower Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, as traders look over some disappointing corporate results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) celebrates with running back Le'Veon Bell (26) after making a touchdown catch as Houston Texans defensive back Andre Hal (29) walks by in the second quarter of the NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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  • Damenti's owners file lawsuit against insurers in wake of fire

    Owners of a landmark Butler Township restaurant destroyed by a fire in March filed a lawsuit Monday in Luzerne County Court against two insurance carriers alleging they were misguided in securing insurance policies. Kevin and Helen McDonald, owners of Damenti's, Inc., filed the three-count suit against The Farmers Fire Insurance Company of York, and Robert C. Williams Insurance Agency of Wilkes-Barre. The Times Leader, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 04:53 PM
  • Ex anti-crime activist pleads guilty to endangering children, sex offense

    John DeHart flashes a sign to passing motorist denouncing drug users and dealers at the corner of South Main and Horton streets in Wilkes-Barre in 2006. John DeHart flashes a sign to passing motorist denouncing drug users and dealers at the corner of South Main and Horton streets in Wilkes-Barre in 2006. The Times Leader, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 04:22 PM
  • Man who fathered six children with victim admits sex assault

    A former anti-crime activist who fathered six children with a girl he began sexually assaulting at the age of 15 on Monday pleaded guilty to sexual assault and child endangerment charges. John Dehart, 46, formerly of Hanover Township, was ordered to complete sex offender therapy and faces a five-year mandatory minimum prison sentence on a count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years old. The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 03:37 PM
  • Shots fired in Wilkes-Barre

    When Joseph Davis stopped his vehicle in Wilkes-Barre to confront two males who gave him the middle finger, one of them fired several shots at him, according to a police affidavit. Davis told police he was driving through the intersection of South Sherman and South streets around 6:50 p.m. Sunday when two males "flipped him off," the affidavit said. The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 12:12 PM
  • Plymouth man sentenced for fatal road rage attack

    A man charged in connection with a fatal road rage incident in Plymouth pleaded guilty Monday morning in Luzerne County Court to third-degree murder and two counts of reckless endangerment. Prosecutors said Burgos fatally struck Fred J. Kleman, 42, of Plymouth, on Aug. 14, 2013, near 125 Nottingham St. in Plymouth after Kleman told Burgos to slow down. The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 12:12 PM
  • Hit And Run Driver Admits Guilt, Sent To Prison

    A driver pleaded guilty Monday for a road rage incident in Luzerne County where he ran down a man in Plymouth who told him to slow down. The girlfriend of the victim in this case of road rage wanted a longer prison term, but those close to Fred Kleman say they also wanted to make sure the driver who killed him would do time for homicide. WNEP-TV Moosic, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 04:23 PM
  • McCaffery apologizes for role in porn email scandal

    While apologizing for a "lapse in judgment" in exchanging hundreds of pornographic emails, state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery contended that the embarrassing revelation was part of "a vindictive pattern of attacks" from Chief Justice Ronald Castille. In a statement issued Thursday, Justice McCaffery accuses his fellow justice of being "fixated on taking down a fellow justice with his misleading statements and incredible hypocrisy." Post-gazette.com, Thu, Oct 16 2014 @ 11:23 PM
  • Planetarium field tour kicks off children's programs

    More than 270 preschool children attending the Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency Inc., and Luzerne County Head Start Programs will visit PNC Field to tour the Growing Up Great Together Planetarium sponsored by PNC Bank from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. Inside the inflatable dome, children will view One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure which is a show created by Sesame Workshop to foster cross-cultural appreciation between children and encourage positive attitudes toward science by providing young children with an age-appropriate introduction to astronomy. Pocono Record, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 03:12 AM
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