Eleven people indicted in drug conspiracy

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SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a grand jury in Scranton has charged ten men and one woman with conspiring to distribute cocaine, cocaine base (crack) and heroin in Monroe County. According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the indictment alleges that from at…

Massive scandal: Court reveals that Jehovah’s Witnesses hid more than 1,000 cases of child sexual abuse

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A government investigation by Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has revealed that Jehovah’s Witnesses hid more than 1,000 cases of abuse. According to authorities, child sexual abuse goes back to more than 60 years. The commission was originally established back in 2013 to investigate abuse charges within the Catholic Church,…

New book: 50-year history of Steelers training camp

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LATROBE, PA — Saint Vincent College has announced publication of a book, Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp: 50 Years at Saint Vincent, in conjunction with the observance of the 50th annual summer training camp. Authored by retired sports writer Mike Dudurich and illustrated with dozens of historic photographs from the files of Latrobe photographer Bill Amatucci…

Surgeons urged to use infected kidneys in some patients

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — The average wait time for a kidney transplant is five years and there are more than 100,000 people on the waiting list. However, there are thousands of viable hepatitis C-positive kidneys that are discarded each year solely because they’re infected. A new perspective paper written by researchers at the Perelman School of…

Connecticut man charged with area bank robberies

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SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Scranton, Pennsylvania, has returned an Indictment late yesterday, charging David Sandy Lee Parks, 59 years of age, of Connecticut, with committing two bank robberies.

Can veterans afford to trust Obama with their health care?

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HARRISBURG, PA — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman and Air Force veteran Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s speech to the VFW Convention in Pittsburgh. “President Obama is speaking to veterans just minutes from the site of one of the worst failures in the history of VA hospitals,” Gleason said. “Throughout…