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Closings Arguments Scheduled In Machete Attack Near Pennsylvania High School

Closing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in the aggravated assault trial of a man accused of having tried to cut off a teenager’s hand with a machete outside a Pennsylvania high school last year.

09/11/2013

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Over A Dozen Hospitalized After Tractor Trailer, School Bus Collide In Luzerne County

Officials are investigated what caused a tractor trailer and a school bus to collided in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

07/26/2013

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Pa. Courts Say They’ve Made Improvements To Juvenile Justice System

A new report says Pennsylvania’s juvenile courts have made dozens of rule changes in response to an internal review prompted by a court scandal in Luzerne County.

04/08/2013

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Bobcat Kitten Rehabbed At Pa. Center Released Into Wild Near Poconos

The 7-week-old female bobcat kitten was discovered this past spring by a couple hiking in the woods in Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County.

11/16/2012

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4 Luzerne County Students Commit Suicide In Single Week

Police and school officials are imploring students to ask for help after four students have killed themselves in one northeastern Pennsylvania county in a single week.

09/26/2012

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Hearing Delayed In Philly Airport Explosives Probe

A bail hearing was postponed Friday for a northeastern Pennsylvania man accused of trying to board a cross-country flight with explosives in his bag.

03/30/2012

Pennsylvania Judge Gets 28 Years In ‘Kids For Cash’ Case

A northeastern Pennsylvania judge was ordered Thursday to spend nearly three decades in prison for his role in a massive bribery scandal that prompted the state’s high court to toss thousands of juvenile convictions and left lasting scars on the children who appeared in his courtroom and their hapless families.

08/11/2011

Pa. Senate Passes Juvenile Court Reforms In Response To ‘Kids For Cash’ Scandal

A package of bills resulting from a scandal involving juvenile courts in Luzerne County has passed the Pennsylvania Senate and now heads for the House.

06/13/2011