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Oscar Pistorius, right, is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
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In this Oct. 16, 2014 photo, young wrestlers Braimond Sanchez, from left, Raimel Lazaro and Junior Lazaro strike a pose for a photo, during a training session in a park in Old Havana, Cuba. About 20 children are learning to wrestle under the watchful eye of former wrestler Michael Guerra. When asked why they chose wrestling in baseball-loving Cuba, they shout in unison: “To be like Mijain Lopez!” Lopez has won two Olympic gold medals in Greco-Roman wrestling, as well as five world championships, and is one of Cuba’s most heralded and popular athletes. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Asian stock markets drifted lower Tuesday after China reported its weakest economic growth in five years while Japan's benchmark dropped as investors cashed in gains from a 4 percent surge the previous day. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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FILE - In this June 9, 2013 file photo, an Israeli member of the "Woman of the Wall" organization, right, tries to hug an ultra-Orthodox woman as they pray at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's old city. Israeli police say dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews attacked buses bearing photos of women worshipping like men do. The advertisements on the buses were by Women of the Wall, a group that seeks to promote gender equality at Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray. The ads showed women and girls holding Torah scrolls, an act which many Orthodox Jews say is reserved for men. (AP Photo/Michal Fattal,File) ISRAEL OUT
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Law enforcement investigators continue to search for evidence where human remains were recently discovered in Albemarle County, Va., Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Police blocked off roads, sifted through leaves and scoured a rural area where they found remains that could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. (AP Photo/The Daily Progress, Andrew Shurtleff)
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Civilians gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion, killing and wounding tens of people, in a commercial area in the southern Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo)
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 file photo, hospital personnel with the help of the relatives of the avalanche victims, shift the body of a victim onto a stretcher at a morgue at Teaching Hospital in Katmandu, Nepal. Nepal vowed to introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country’s worst hiking disaster last week left dozens dead. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
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  • Man sentenced for fatal road rage attack

    Accused of intentionally running down a man who told him to slow down in a residential neighborhood, Lorenzo Burgos Jr. on Monday pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and was immediately sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison. Burgos, 23, of Third Street, Plymouth, also pleaded guilty to two counts of reckless endangerment in the Aug. 14, 2013, road rage crash that killed Fred J. Kleman, 42. Prosecutors say Kleman told Burgos to slow down and that Burgos flipped him off and returned moments later, crashing into Kleman. The Citizens' Voice, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 04:10 AM
  • Drunk man called 911 for ride home

    An intoxicated man made false reports to Luzerne County 911 to try to get a ride from police, but ended up with pepper spray in his eyes and a ride to jail, according to police. Richard J. Wright, 31, called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Sunday saying his car broke down, he was drunk and needed police to give him a ride. The Citizens' Voice, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 04:09 AM
  • Freeland man arrested for allegedly possessing, sharing child porn

    A Freeland man accused by state law enforcement of possessing and sharing child pornography on his computer was taken into custody for 24 felony crimes Monday morning. Anthony P. Stefanik, 35, of Walnut Street, was charged with 22 counts of child pornography and one count each disseminating photo or film of child sex acts. The Citizens' Voice, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 04:10 AM
  • 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
  • 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
  • Plea negotiations postpone jury selection in W-B homicide trial

    MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Shauntae Thomas is accused of fatally shooting Derrick Cottle on Reno Lane in Wilkes-Barre in April after a disagreement involving their sons. Wilkes-Barre homicide suspect Shauntae Thomas is slated to stand trial this week, but prosecutors and his defense team were engaged in last-minute plea negotiations Monday that postponed jury selection. The Citizens' Voice, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 04:11 AM
  • LCCC offers professional truck driving courses

    Luzerne County Community College will offer a professional truck driving course this fall. The college's professional truck driving program provides training for professional entry-level tractor-trailer drivers. The Citizens' Voice, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 04:10 AM
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