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FILE - This Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 file photo released by New South Wales Police shows a newborn baby who was found Sunday abandoned in a drain in the Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill, Australia. Police said Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that Saifale Nai, 30, has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries. The baby had no signs of physical injury but was malnourished and dehydrated when he was found, police said in a statement. (AP Photo/NSW Police, File)
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In this photograph taken on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, a Christmas tree decorated with lighted marijuana leaves sits in the foreground as bud tenders Maggie Slattery, back left, and John Satterfield check over customer's order in a recreational marijuana shop in northwest Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Bodies of civilians are laid out a hospital after a suicide attack in the Yahyakhail district of Paktika province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing dozens of people, officials said. Dozens more were wounded when the bomber, who was on foot and mingling with the crowd, detonated his explosives, said Mokhis Afgha, the spokesman for the governor of Paktika province. (AP Photo)
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This undated photo provided by NBC shows Willie Geist, host of "Way Too Early with Willie Geist," co-host of "Morning Joe" and NBC News contributor, in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Ali Goldstein)
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  • Turkey dinner will gobble up more dough this year

    Shoppers preparing for a Thanksgiving feast could find this year's grocery bill gobbles up more of their household budget. Higher dairy prices, such as milk and butter, serve as the primary driver behind the rising grocery bills consumers will face as they stock their shopping carts with a turkey and the trimmings, experts said. The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 01:14 AM
  • Venison donation program enables hunters to help feed the needy

    Mike Serbin, seen with a few of the trophies that he has mounted in his office, is the Luzerne County Coordinator for Hunters Sharing The Harvest. Mike Serbin, seen with a few of the trophies that he has mounted in his office, is the Luzerne County Coordinator for Hunters Sharing The Harvest. The Times Leader, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 06:11 PM
  • Man robs Pa. bank after gambling paycheck at casino, police say

    A supermarket butcher is behind bars after telling police that he robbed a northeastern Pennsylvania bank after blowing his paycheck at a popular casino. Police in Avoca, Luzerne County, arrested McDonough Saturday after a tipster identified him as the suspect who robbed a PNC Bank branch on Friday., Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 04:13 PM
  • Police Make Arrest After Bank Robbery in Luzerne County

    According to police, the tip led them to match surveillance video of McDonough at the bank to surveillance video of him cashing a paycheck at a supermarket earlier in the day. WNEP-TV Moosic, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 08:09 PM
  • Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority adjusts consultant's fee

    The Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority Tuesday amended its three-year contract with Brozena Consulting to increase the maximum payment by $10,000 to $35,000 to help the authority finish mitigation work related to the Wyoming Valley Levee-Raising Project. But Authority Executive Director Chris Belleman said that does not mean Jim Brozena of West Pittston, Belleman's predecessor at the authority, would necessarily be paid the maximum. The Times Leader, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 08:40 AM
  • Popping business in gourmet popcorn

    As gourmet popcorn continues to grow in popularity, popcorn shops have been popping up in Luzerne County with unique flavors ranging from Parmesan and garlic to caramel apple. Reba Kolbeck opened Pittston Popcorn Co. The Times-Tribune, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 08:00 AM
  • Controversial cop back on the beat

    A former Pittston Township police officer fired amid allegations that he had sex with a female detainee is now on the beat in Avoca. When Avoca council approved the hiring of part-time police officer Jonathan Alaimo in July, it marked nearly six years since a contentious firing from Pittston Township. The Citizens' Voice, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 12:56 AM
  • Suit calls state school funding arbitrary and irrational

    In 1999, the state Supreme Court ruled that the question of state school funding was a political issue for the Legislature, not one for the judiciary. Now, a new lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court last week once again seeks a judicial order, this time armed with state test results showing schools failing to meet state academic standards and a study commissioned by the Legislature quantifying the disparity in resources. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 12:10 AM
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