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Some Local Parents Still Opt Out of Vaccination As Lawmakers Consider Another Bill to Increase Vaccination Rate - Immunization is a hot topic of conversation in Harrisburg again as two Pennsylvania lawmakers recently introduced legislation aimed at increasing the vaccination rate of children in the state. Children in Pennsylvania are currently required by law to receive certain vaccinations before they may attend school.

All American Awards and Engraving Soldier Spotlight: Ted Habuda Ted Habuda served our country in the United States Air Force. Name: Thaddeus E. "Ted" Habuda, Jr. Born: April 14, 1964. Died: January 22, 2019. Hometown: Strattanville, PA. Branch: United States Air Force. Ted served in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1988.

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Bike MS: Cook Forest River Ride September 14 at 8:00 a.m. will commence the running of the 17th annual charity cycling ride for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Cook Forest. Written by Beth Exley. Chris Pfeiffer, Bike MS Manager, National MS Society, PA Keystone Chapter commented, "Join us for this wonderful one-day charity bike ride.

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Deer Creek Winery to Host Sunday Afternoon Music by Uncharted Course - Deer Creek Winery is hosting live entertainment on Sunday afternoon. Uncharted Course will be performing classic rock from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. While you are at the winery, browse their gift shop and sample their vinegars and oils.

The Medical Minute: Don't Wait to Follow Up on Eye Doctor Recommendations - Regular vision screenings are part of all well-child checks at Penn State Health - but sometimes, caring for a child's eyes requires additional steps.

Former Clarion High Player, Redbank Valley Coach Greg Bean Continues to Move up in College Coaching Ranks - Former Clarion Area basketball player and Redbank Valley head coach Greg Bean was recently named the top assistant coach for the Allegheny College men's basketball team.

99-Year-Old Carnegie Woman Attends First Pirates Game At PNC Park PITTSBURGH - She waited 99 years to do it, but a woman from Carnegie finally attended her first Pittsburgh Pirates game. Catherine Kyle is a huge Pirates fan, though she had never been to PNC Park to watch a game. On Saturday, her family took her to the Pirates' home game against the Cincinnati Reds for her 99th birthday.

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Say What?!: Bear Snatches Dog Food Delivery - A bear was caught on a family's security camera as it stole a box of dog food that had been delivered to the family's home. The Newman family, of Thornhurst, Pa. had ordered the food through Chewy, a mail-order dog food company operated by PetSmart.

Say What?!: Grocery Store Employees Discover 48 Pounds of Cocaine in Banana Boxes KING CO., Washington - Employees at a Safeway grocery store in Washington were shocked to find 48 pounds of cocaine, estimated to be worth about $550,000.00, hidden in boxes of bananas. The cocaine was discovered while the employees were arranging stock in the store's back room and the police were immediately alerted.

Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Chocolate-Cherry Cake Make this scrumptious dessert for your next potluck gathering! Chocolate-Cherry Cake. Ingredients. 1 regular size pkg. chocolate fudge cake mix 2 eggs 1 tsp. almond extract 1 - 21 oz. can cherry pie filling 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup milk 1/3 cup butter 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Bell Tops 100 RBIs, Pirates Cruise Past Reds 14-0 PITTSBURGH - Josh Bell topped 100 RBIs for the first time in the majors, hitting a three-run homer as the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Cincinnati Reds 14-0 on Saturday night.

International Union Of Painters And Allied Trades Holds Fundraising Car Show CARNEGIE - The first annual PATCH Foundation Car Show was held in Carnegie to support young people battling Tourette Syndrome. Hot rods and classic cars took over the area on Sunday. The International Union Of Painters And Allied Trades held the show to raise awareness and funds for Tourette Syndrome.

3 Recent Water Main Breaks Impact Pittsburgh Residents PITTSBURGH - A series of water main breaks have left crews cleaning up all over Pittsburgh. Officials said the age of the system is likely what caused three water main breaks. The impact of the break at Fort Pitt Boulevard downtown is still being felt.

Concert For Community Liver Alliance In McKees Rocks Celebrates Life-Saving Donation MCKEES ROCKS - A chance meet-up on Facebook between two strangers led to the gift of life for a North Side woman. Mary Lou Hunt was near death when her husband Jack Hunt - aka local music legend Johnny Angel - put out a plea on Facebook for a liver donor four months ago.

14-Year-Old Shot in Southwest Philadelpiha A teenager was shot in the head near a schoolyard in Southwest Philly. Police are searching for the shooter.

Have sharpener, will travel: Sandor Bohm keeps hair tools in good working order WILKES-BARRE - If you're not in the business of cutting hair, you might never think about how all those shears and clippers stay sharp. But for many area stylists, barbers and groomers, the answer is a regular visit from Sandor Bohm, owner of Get Sharp Mobile Sharpening Service.

Garlic is front and center at Drums festival DRUMS - You may not know it, but garlic is everywhere. And in Drums, not only is garlic used, but it is celebrated. The 19th annual Hot and Stinky Garlic Festival was held Saturday afternoon on the property of Zandolini Nursery on Saint John's Road.

Fine Arts Fiesta announces establishment of the Jane Lampe Groh Fund WILKES-BARRE - The Fine Arts Fiesta has announced the establishment of the Jane Lampe Groh Fine Arts Fiesta Fund at the Luzerne Foundation. The Fine Arts Fiesta, Pennsylvania's oldest full-scale arts festival, was founded in 1956 by Annette Evans with the assistance of Alfred S.

Red Cross offers safety tips as students head back to school WILKES-BARRE - The American Red Cross has one clear message for students returning to school - stay safe. As school bells are calling students back to the classroom, the American Red Cross wants to make sure all students are safe as they head back to school for the upcoming year.

Plans being finalized as Plymouth prepares for The Wall That Heals PLYMOUTH - The finishing touches are being put to the plans to bring The Wall That Heals to Plymouth on Sept. 3-8. A group of volunteers completed making 157 large red, white and blue bows that will be placed on all the utility poles along Main Street to help welcome The Wall That Heals when it arrives, giving the town a patriotic look.

Beyond the Byline: School days in the time of Camelot "Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot." - Alan Jay Lerner. WILKES-BARRE - Every year at this time, I get a hankering to go shopping for school clothes. That's what we did, back in the day - in Camelot - also known as Plymouth.

First Vegas-themed gaming room opens in Western Pennsylvania WILKES-BARRE - The first legal Video Gaming Terminals in Western Pennsylvania opened to the public last week at Emlenton Truck Plaza in Emlenton. The Pennsylvania legislature approved truck stop gaming in 2017. Emlenton Truck Plaza will be among the very first in the state to operate the games.

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