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FILE - This is an Aug. 5, 2011, file photo showing NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell, left, and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith shaking hands after signing their collective bargaining agreement at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Saying the NFL is "making things up as they go along," players' union chief DeMaurice Smith wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Goodell. Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, countered that Goodell's authority was collectively bargained with the union in 2011, while the personal conduct policy in place nearly 20 years has never been part of contract negotiations. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
NFL, union discuss personal conduct policyCommissioner Roger Goodell, union chief DeMaurice Smith discuss NFL's personal conduct policy
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Southern Methodist Mustangs guard Ben Emelogu (21) looks to drive the ball around Arkansas Razorbacks guard Anton Beard (31), left, and forward Jacorey Williams (22) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)
Portis has 22 as No. 25 Arkansas wins 78-72 at SMUPortis gets 22 points as No. 25 Arkansas gets 1st win as ranked team in 7 years, 78-72 at SMU
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Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber yells to his team against Arizona in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)
No. 3 Arizona beats Kansas State 72-68 in MauiTarczewski scores 18, No. 3 Arizona hangs on for 72-68 win over Kansas State in Maui
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James Cartmill holds an American flag while protesting in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Several thousand protesters marched through Oakland with some shutting down freeways, looting, burning garbage and smashing windows. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Ferguson protesters rally across US for second dayProtesters take to streets across US for second day after Ferguson grand jury decision
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FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 20, 2014, attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock, Ark. A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturnedGay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi stuck down by federal judges, both pending appeals
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Protesters use umbrellas against policemen at an occupied area in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong early Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. An attempt by Hong Kong authorities to clear a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in Mong Kok district spiraled into chaos Tuesday as hundreds more protesters flooded the crowded neighborhood, a flashpoint for earlier violent clashes with police and angry mobs. A total of 80 people were arrested, police said. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong police arrest 116 at protest siteHong Kong police arrest 116 as more barricades cleared at unruly democracy protest site
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FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 20, 2014, attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock, Ark. A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans overturnedGay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi stuck down by federal judges, both pending appeals
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In this Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 photo, trader John Lotito, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks rose in early trading Tuesday, Nov. 25, after the government revised up its estimate for economic growth in the third quarter, giving the U.S. its strongest six months of growth in a decade. Stocks are trading at all-time highs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Asia stocks rise after US growth revised higherAsian stocks rise after US growth revised higher but gains tempered by China worries
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AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standardAP sources: After tabling similar proposal, Obama to propose a stricter smog standard
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  • Freeland man charged with terrorizing people with shotgun

    A Freeland man remained jailed Tuesday at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on charges he terrorized several people with a shotgun and fired a round from his house porch on Centre Street over the weekend. Police arrested Terence M. O'Donnell, 26, on Sunday after he allegedly aimed a loaded shotgun at several people and refused to allow them to leave his house. The Times Leader, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 04:01 PM
  • Larksville man sentenced for child pornography

    A man from Larksville who admitted to downloading child pornography on a computer was sentenced Tuesday in Luzerne County Court. Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. sentenced Lawrence Albert Shultz Sr., 56, of Chestnut Street, to six-months to two years and four years probation on three counts of dissemination of pictures or films of children engaged in sexual acts, 10 counts of possession of child pornography and a single count of criminal use of communication facility. The Times Leader, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 03:42 PM
  • Hazleton man sentenced to prison for rape

    A Hazleton man convicted of dragging a woman by the neck to an isolated spot between two buildings, where he raped her, was sentenced Monday to serve between 13.8 years to 30A1 2 years in state prison. Bryant X. Peguero, 31, of 589 Alter St., Hazleton, was convicted at trial in May of charges of rape, stalking, aggravated and simple assault, resisting arrest, possession of a designer drug and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. The Times-Tribune, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 09:57 AM
  • Convicted rapist from Hazleton sentenced to state prison

    A woman who a Luzerne County jury said was raped by Bryant Peguero told a judge Monday she relives her attack every day. It's been more than two years when Peguero, 31, of Alter Street, Hazleton, approached and knocked a woman unconscious, and dragged her in a vacant lot in Hazleton where he repeatedly raped her on June 16, 2012. The Times Leader, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 03:20 PM
  • Resident injured in Plymouth fire

    Firefighters battled a blaze Monday afternoon that gutted a Plymouth home and sent a man to the hospital with burn injuries. Flames erupted at 597 Lee St., a three-story single home, around noon Monday. The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 04:48 PM
  • Seven indicted for unlawful distribution of bath salts

    A investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations as led to the charging and arrest of seven Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, residents for the unlawful distribution of bath salts , which are classified as a synthetic drug equivalent to other illegal recreational substances. Today, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania unsealed the November 21 indictments that led to the arrest of seven drug traffickers and the conviction of their ringleader, Todd Morgans, who was arrested in July 2013, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison in September 2014. Examiner.com, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 04:34 PM
  • Speaking at food bank in Pittston, U.S. Sen. Casey wants to boost donations

    U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, talks about the need to bolster food supplies in the area food banks while making a stop at the Greater Pittston Food Pantry. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, talks about the need to bolster food supplies in the area food banks while making a stop at the Greater Pittston Food Pantry. The Times Leader, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 04:00 PM
  • Princeton votes unanimously to extend work hours for Transco pipeline construction

    PRINCETON - Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night extending work hours for those who will construct a new 42-inch pipeline through Princeton and Montgomery. Williams Transcontinental plans to install about 30 miles of a new pipeline loop through Mercer, Somerset and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey and in Monroe and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania. The Times of Trenton, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 11:14 AM
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