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Workers attach snow plows to trucks at a New Jersey Dept. of Transportation maintenance yard, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Newark, N.J. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency saying NJ Transit will shut down late Monday as a winter storm threatens to dump as much as two feet of snow over parts of the state. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, left, leaves the Alexandria Federal Courthouse Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Alexandria, Va., with his wife, Holly, center, after he was convicted on all nine counts he faced of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
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Protesters hold a replica of the Argentine flag that reads in Spanish "Cristina Assassin," referring to President Cristina Fernandez as she delivers a live televised speech, her first public comments since the mysterious death of a prosecutor in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Nisman was found dead Jan. 18 in his apartment, the day before he was scheduled to elaborate on explosive allegations that Fernandez shielded Iranian officials suspected in the largest terrorist attack in the South American country's history. (AP Photo/Ivan Fernandez)
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North Carolina's Marcus Paige (5) and Brice Johnson reach in against Syracuse's Kaleb Joseph, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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Director Alex Gibney, left, Sara Bernstein, Senior Vice President of Programming for HBO Documentaries, and author/producer Lawrence Wright, right, attend the premiere of "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
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Simona Halep of Romania makes a forehand return to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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  • Longtime Selinsgrove Business Moves to Danville

    "I think it's pretty sad because they are definitely almost like an anchor store in downtown. It brings a lot of people into Selinsgrove so it's hard to see them go," Sara Maul said. WNEP-TV Moosic, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 03:21 PM
  • Justin Lee Brown of South Abington Township set to graduate from Lackawanna College Police Academy

    Justin Lee Brown, of South Abington Township, will be among the expected 26 cadets from Lackawanna Police Academy Class 22o to be honored during a graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23 at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. In the tradition of the Lackawanna College Policy Academy, Class No. The Times Leader, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 11:50 AM
  • Luzerne County Community College student gives Back Mountain Scouts a lesson in flight

    Luzerne County Community College aviation student Jacob Revak, left, and instructor Tyler Bator make a presentation to a group of Scouts about flying an aircraft. Luzerne County Community College aviation student Jacob Revak, left, and instructor Tyler Bator make a presentation to a group of Scouts about flying an aircraft. The Times Leader, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 11:20 AM
  • Community Cares for Kids Carnivale successful again

    Guests watch a video presentation at the annual Community Cares for Kids Carnivale at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre. Guests watch a video presentation at the annual Community Cares for Kids Carnivale at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre. The Times Leader, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 10:55 AM
  • Out on a limb: Radicals, socialists and communists. Oh my

    If an ancestor worked in or around the region's coal mines in the 1920s and 1930s, a tumultuous time in area history no less than national history, he might well have been touched in some way by socialist or communist politics, even though not a member of either of those parties. These two organizations were "marginalized, but still had influence" in the coal fields, said Bloomsburg University Prof. The Times Leader, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 07:00 AM
  • W-B councilman kicks off mayoral campaign

    Wilkes-Barre city councilman and former police chief Tony George announces his candidacy for mayor of Wilkes-Barre at a rally at the Wilkes-Barre City Police station on Sunday, January 25. Christopher Dolan / The Citizens' Voice Wilkes-Barre city councilman and former police chief Tony George announces his candidacy for mayor of Wilkes-Barre at a rally at the Wilkes-Barre City Police station on Sunday, January 25. Christopher Dolan / The Citizens' Voice Wilkes-Barre City Councilman Tony George kicked off his mayoral campaign Sunday afternoon in front of the Wilkes-Barre police department. The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 04:10 AM
  • Nor'easter to hit NEPA after relatively dry start to winter

    Less than a year removed from its snowiest February in recorded history, Northeastern Pennsylvania's relatively dry winter will get a little wetter and whiter early this week. After the area finally got a healthy dollop Friday night, "a classic Nor'easter" storm will blast the entire region today and Tuesday, said Dave Bowers, a senior meteorologist for AccuWeather. The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 04:10 AM
  • Luzerne County down to one Valley Crest purchase offer

    Luzerne County is down to one purchase offer for the former Valley Crest nursing home property in Plains Township because one prospective buyer dropped out and the remaining one is interested in only part of the county-owned property. The status of purchase offers was included in an administration briefing up for discussion at Tuesday's council work session. The Times Leader, Mon, Jan 26 2015 @ 03:25 AM
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