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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, an Apple employee grabs an iPhone 6 for a customer at the Apple Store during the launch and sale of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones, in Palo Alto, Calif. Apple on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 said it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That’s partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
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FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo, a man rests outside a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing. McDonald's reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2014, file photo, Senate candidate, Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., speaks at a campaign stop at VFW Post 5951in Bossier City, La. An old political stand-by _ the future of Medicare _ is emerging as the go-to attack in Louisiana’s bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections. “The $700 billion that Obamacare cut from Medicare spends it on other programs,” Cassidy said, referring to the law shifting some health care spending to premium subsidies for working-age policy holders. “The $700 billion in the Ryan budget puts it back into the trust fund.”  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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In this photo taken Oct. 9, 2104, body products on display at a Whole Foods in Washington. There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Wander through the grocery store and check out the shelves where some detergents, hand lotions and clothing proclaim organic bona fides. Absent an Agriculture Department seal or certification, there are few ways to tell if those organic claims are bogus. Some retailers, like Whole Foods, have stepped in with their own requirements for what can be labeled organic. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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FILE - This Friday Aug. 31, 2012, file photo shows French energy giant Total CEO Christophe de Margerie delivering his speech during the MEDEF summer Forum, on the campus of the HEC School of Management in Jouy en Josas, near Paris, France. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said. Total "confirms with deep regret and sadness" that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated Tuesday and posted on its website. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
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This product image provided by Google shows the mood music feature on the mobile version of Google Play. The new feature is being released Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in an update to Google Play’s music subscription service, “All Access,” which costs $10 per month.  (AP Photo/Google)
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Pro-democracy protesters watch a live TV showing talks between Hong Kong government officials and students at an occupied area outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Hong Kong officials and student leaders hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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  • 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
  • Teenager pleads guilty to third DUI offense

    A teenager from Bear Creek Township pleaded guilty Monday in Luzerne County Court to a third DUI offense and fleeing an accident that involved injuries. Terry Schatzel, 19, of Thornhurst Road, pleaded guilty to a total of five counts of driving under the influence and three counts of accidents involving damage and injury in three separate cases. The Times Leader, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 10:31 AM
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hanover Township man sentenced for crack cocaine sales

    A man from Hanover Township accused of selling crack cocaine from his apartment on Boland Avenue was sentenced in Luzerne County Court. Judge Michael Vough sentenced Egerton C. Wood, 38, known as "Repo," was sentenced to 12 months, less one day, to 24 months, less two days, on seperate counts of delivery of cocaine. The Times Leader, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 09:39 AM
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