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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, country artist Carrie Underwood poses at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards Red Carpet at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. Underwood gave birth to Isaiah Michael Fisher on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, and on Tuesday, March 3, she announced it to the world on Twitter. (Photo by Donn Jones/Invision/AP, File)
Carrie Underwood becomes a mom, gives birth to a boyCarrie Underwood tweets baby news after giving birth to a boy
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Yet another caller claims to be Etan Patz amid murder trialYet another caller claims to be Etan Patz, missing since 1979, amid suspect's murder trial
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A mark is visible on the right cheek of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook where he was kneed in the face by teammate guard Andre Roberson in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  Westbrook scored 40 points as the Trail Blazers won 115-112.  Westbrook would not talk with media afterward and his condition is unknown. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Durant still out; Westbrook could return WednesdayOklahoma City's Durant out for at least another week; Westbrook could return Wednesday
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FILE - This Sept. 11 2009 file photo shows a packet of AndroGel testosterone in Hygiene, Colo. The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against the overuse of testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have never been established as safe or effective for treating common signs of aging like low libido and fatigue. (AP Photo/The Daily Times Call, Richard M. Hackett, File) NO SALES
FDA warning: men's testosterone drugs overusedFDA seeks limits on popular testosterone-boosting drugs for aging men
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British filmmaker Leslee Udwin addresses a press conference on her documentary film  "India's Daughter," about the Dec. 16, 2012 gang rape in a moving bus, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Mukesh Singh, one of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in the brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed. The film will be shown on March 8, International Women's Day, in India, Britain, Denmark, Sweden and several other countries. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
India orders TV stations not to give rapist a platformIndia orders TV stations not to broadcast documentary in which rapist blames his victim
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Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and GSMA speaks on the impact of recent telecommunications regulation in the United States at the Mobile World Congress Wireless show, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
FCC head defends Internet neutrality rules on the roadFCC head defends 'net neutrality' decision amid criticism from industry, politicians
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2014, file photo, nembers of Missouri National Guard stand outside of the Ferguson Police Department and the Municipal Court in Ferguson, Mo. A Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson police department and at the municipal jail and court. The full report, to be publicly released on March 4, says the investigation found Ferguson officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them with petty offenses. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Officials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson policeOfficials: Justice Dept. finds patterns of racial bias in Ferguson police, court and jail
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Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir, a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, speaks during a news conference Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Cleveland. Rice and her attorneys talked about the city's response to the lawsuit, a day after Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson apologized for wording in a court document in which the city said the boy died as a result of his own actions.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Lawyer: Filing blaming boy for his own death was insultingFamily lawyer: Cleveland's response to lawsuit in 12-year-old's shooting death was insulting
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2009 file photo shows, Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, during rehearsals at John Henry's Studio in north London. Hynde will tell the story of her life, with all its ups and downs. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that Hynde was working on an “an incredibly frank” memoir that will come out Sept. 8, 2015.  (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
Chrissie Hynde memoir coming in SeptemberTalk of the town: Chrissie Hynde memoir coming in September
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  • Breakers Battle of the Bands is back, so raise your drinks

    Breakers in Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, will host its fifth Breakers Battle of the Bands at 8 p.m. every Thursday, now through May 21. Breakers in Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, will host its fifth Breakers Battle of the Bands at 8 p.m. every Thursday, now through May 21. Read Weekender every week for your inside look at ... (more) Weekender, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 11:02 AM
  • Winter weather advisory issued for Luzerne County

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Luzerne County from 3 p.m. this afternoon until 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Snow will develop this afternoon and last for a few hours. The Times Leader, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 08:10 AM
  • Two men face gun charges in Hazleton

    Raymond M. Williams, 30, West Hazleton, and Herman Ayala Jr., 33, Hazleton, were both charged with possession of a firearm, firearms not to be carried without a license and disorderly conduct by Hazleton police. The pair was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Richard Cronauer, Wilkes-Barre, on Saturday afternoon. The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 04:31 AM
  • "Temporary" Bridge Closure to Last at Least Three More Years

    City officials shut it down in October 2013, when tests showed the old bridge struggled to hold the hundreds of cars, trucks and buses that cross it every day. "I have frequently not felt safe," says Jane Calby who lives next to the bridge and says its unsafe when it gets warm, and turns the closed bridge into an open air park at night. WNEP-TV Moosic, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 08:12 PM
  • Expectations build for first Wolf budget

    Advocacy groups are looking for a restoration of state education cuts and a minimum wage hike while Republican legislative leaders warn of big tax and spending hikes. Like the previous two governors, Wolf is faced with serious fiscal problems, in this case a projected $2 billion deficit. The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 04:31 AM
  • Wilkes-Barre Area, Luzerne County to pursue getting downtown office building on tax rolls

    Why is Wilkes-Barre collecting real estate taxes on the landmark Stegmaier Building while Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre Area School District are not? The county kept the parcel in tax-exempt status in 1996, when the city leased the land beneath the historic structure to Philadelphia-based Welles Street Associates II, L.P. Government entities are tax-exempt. But Anstett said the city concluded the structure - known as an improvement in assessment - should be taxable because it was being run by Welles Street Associates, a for-profit corporation, Anstett said. The Times Leader, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 06:35 PM
  • Moving Joe Palooka monument to Wilkes-Barre will punch up downtown, former councilman says

    Thomas has started a campaign to move the Joe Palooka monument on Route 309 in Hanover Township to Wilkes-Barre at a site yet to be determined. Thomas will sponsor a fall wine festival Oct, 9-11 in Kirby Park to raise funds to move the monument dedicated to the famous comic strip and its creator. The Times Leader, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 05:35 PM
  • Casey calls for hearing on prison safety

    BUTCH COMEGYS / TIMES-SHAMROCK United States Penitentiary at Canaan in Wayne County is one of six federal prisons within a 75-mile radius of Wilkes-Barre. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is calling for a congressional hearing about the safety risks facing the nation's correctional officers, saying the country can do better in protecting the men and women who risk their lives to maintain order behind prison walls. The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 08:37 AM
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