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July 02, 2019 - 10:45 am
Bill Courtright former Mayor of the City of Scranton arrived at the federal courthouse in Williamsport this morning with his attorney. He surrendered to federal authorities and pleaded guilty to three felony counts of criminal conspiracy, bribery and extortion. The 61 year old Democrat is accused...
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A whale is unloaded at a port in Kushiro, in the northernmost main island of Hokkaido, Monday, July 1, 2019. Japan is resuming commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal seen as a largely lost cause. Japan's six-month notice to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission took effect Sunday.(Masanori Takei/Kyodo News via AP)
July 01, 2019 - 8:38 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese whalers returned to port Monday with their first catch after resuming commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years, achieving the long-cherished goal of traditionalists that is seen as largely a lost cause amid slowing demand for the meat and changing views on...
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July 01, 2019 - 3:13 pm
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The New York Mets apologize for a gaffe in including the names and photos of Jim Gosger and Jessie Hudson, two members of the 1969 Mets who were memorialized in a Saturday ceremony honoring the World Series-winning team, before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, June 30, 2019, in New York. Both Gosger and Hudson are still alive. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 01, 2019 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest embarrassment for the New York Mets, the team has publicly apologized to two living members of its 1969 World Series championship team who were included in a video montage of dead players during the 50th anniversary celebration. With a message that filled up one Citi...
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Jason Barsky
June 27, 2019 - 8:13 pm
Luzerne County Manager David Pedri calls into the Jason Barsky Show to give WILK listeners an update on the continued struggles following the (2019) Memorial Day Cyber Attack.on Luzerne County.
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Demonstrators gather at the Supreme Court as the justices finish the term with key decisions on gerrymandering and a census case involving an attempt by the Trump administration to ask everyone about their citizenship status in the 2020 census, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 27, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 27, 2019 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When North Carolina drew its most recent political maps, state leaders split a historically black university in Greensboro into two congressional districts that critics say diluted the voting power of African Americans on campus. Lawmakers defended it as partisan gerrymandering —...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during her weekly media availability on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 27, 2019 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border, capping a Washington skirmish in which die-hard liberals came out on the losing end in a...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, third from left, answers a question, during a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 27, 2019 - 6:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first of a pair of Democratic presidential primary debates drew a robust 15-plus million viewers. Nielsen figures out Thursday show the event's viewership topped every primary debate for the 2008 and 2012 elections. But Wednesday's debate, the first of the 2020 campaign, didn...
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June 27, 2019 - 4:51 pm
Pennsylvania's Senate is sending Gov. Tom Wolf the main bill in a $34 billion compromise budget plan that uses strong tax collections to boost aid to public schools and universities, hold the line on taxes and put cash into reserve. The 42-8 vote comes amid a scramble in the Republican-controlled...
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FILE - This 2017 photo provided by Mona Wood-Sword shows Beth Chapman in Honolulu. Chapman, the wife and co-star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman, died on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Wood-Sword, a family spokeswoman, said in a statement that Chapman died early Wednesday at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu after an almost 2-year battle with cancer. She was 51. (Mona Wood-Sword via AP, File)
June 26, 2019 - 4:50 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show and later spoke out against some bail reform measures as leader of a national bail agents' organization, has died. Chapman died early Wednesday at Queen's Medical Center after an almost 2-...
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