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FILE - In this June 11, 2012, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov celebrates with the Stanley Cup after his team won the NHL hockey championship in Los Angeles. Voynov's attorney says Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, that Voynov never hit his girlfriend, and he blames his arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English. Craig Renetzky is hopeful the NHL will end Voynov's indefinite suspension after reviewing the events that led to Voynov's arrest at a hospital near his home. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Man apprehended after jumping White House fenceSecret Service apprehends latest person to jump over White House fence
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In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't detect Ebola in Amber Vinson as of Tuesday evening, her family said in a statement released through a media consultant. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson)
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In this Aug. 7, 2014, photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appealAP source: Arbiter rules NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal
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Trader Timothy Nick, left, and specialist Mario Picone confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Stocks are opening mixed as investors look over earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt hits an RBI double to score Pablo Sandoval during the fourth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Giants, Royals tied at 2 in Game 2 of World SeriesBrandon Belt doubles home run in 4th, Giants and Royals tied 2-all in Game 2 of World Series
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Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks to reporters, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, after her appearance at the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson)
Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV adsSenate Democrats reverse course in Kentucky, put campaign cash behind Grimes - again
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Tomb guards walks at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorismCanada's PM says shooting rampage at Parliament was terrorism; gunman and soldier are killed
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  • Wilkes-Barre police arrest man on charges he sexually assaulted young girl

    Luis Antonio Perez, 20, of Holland Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned Wednesday by District Judge Martin Kane on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and indecent exposure. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail. The Times Leader, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 02:53 PM
  • Inmate sentenced for stabbing correctional officer denied appeal

    The state Superior Court has denied a challenge by a state inmate who appealed his two-to-four year prison sentence for stabbing a correctional officer when housed at the State Correctional Institution at Retreat in Newport Township. Despite Hector Vargas-Torres, 37, being sentenced by Luzerne County Judge Michael Vough on Feb. 6, he won't begin serving his punishment until June 17, 2015, when he completes a one-to-five year sentence imposed by a Berks County judge in June 2010 on charges of resisting arrest and disarming a law enforcement officer. The Times Leader, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 09:22 AM
  • Man arraigned in melee that left one stabbed

    The stabbing, at about 8 p.m. Friday on Tomato Festival Drive, resulted from a dispute over access to an ATM that grew into a wild melee, according to Pittston City police. Two victims were treated and released at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, police said. The Citizens' Voice, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 05:26 PM
  • Attempted Armed Robbery in Luzerne County

    Officers say Marshall Dyer from Edwardsville was one of two men who held up Plains Meat Market in Plains Township Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said the other crook used a box cutter to threaten the owner and demand money. WNEP-TV Moosic, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 07:33 AM
  • Former teacher says he has alibi in student sex case

    Stephen Stahl, the suspended dean of students for Coughlin High School, claims to have an alibi to allegations he had sex with a student a decade ago inside a classroom closet. At the time prosecutors say the incident was happening, Stahl was at a viewing at a Hunlock Creek funeral home, according to documents filed Wednesday by his defense attorney. The Citizens' Voice, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 02:02 PM
  • Armed robbery reported at Plains Meat Market

    Police captured one suspect and are searching for another after an attempted armed robbery at the Plains Meat Market late Tuesday afternoon. Plains Township police responded to an attempted robbery call at the meat market at 4:50 p.m. The owner told police that two men attempted to rob the store; one of the men held a box cutter against the store owner's side and demanded he open the cash register, police said. The Citizens' Voice, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 04:03 AM
  • Armed Security Guard Robbed In Hazleton

    We learned on Tuesday that the victim's job is to protect attorneys and visitors in a Luzerne County office that often has hostile situations. Intrepid Detective Agency says their worker is shaken up but he is doing OK after being robbed after work at gunpoint. WNEP-TV Moosic, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 05:26 PM
  • Shauntae Thomas pleads guilty to 2013 Wilkes-Barre slaying, gets up to 12 years

    A Wilkes-Barre man will spend six to 12 years in prison for the April 2013 slaying of 40-year-old Derrick Cottle. Shauntae Thomas, 38, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Luzerne County Court to third degree homicide after which Judge Richard Hughes immediately sentenced him. The Times Leader, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 05:03 PM
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