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Nickelodeon’s ‘The Splat’ programming block is reviving the ’90s Nick or Treat contest on Oct. 26

Nickelodeon’s ‘The Splat’ programming block is reviving the ’90s Nick or Treat contest on Oct. 26

On Oct. 5, Nickelodeon launched The Splat programming block, which features shows like “Rugrats,” “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” and “Welcome Freshmen,” in an effort to serve ’90s nostalgia. Nickelodeon parent company Viacom sent out a press release that explained it all about the block’s lineup, themed programming and promotional emoji keyboard, but buried […]

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Olive Garden delivers for first responders WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Monday’s holiday didn’t stop a few area restaurant employees from opening the doors a little early to start making a special feast for some community service workers. Some employees at Olive Garden started work early on Labor Day, creating a feast that would be hand-delivered and […]

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14-year-old business owner becomes first big donor to Wyoming Valley West foundation PLYMOUTH — When Alec Ryncavage begins his four-year stint at Wyoming Valley West High School Wednesday, he may walk with a bit of a swagger, induced by the business cards already in his wallet, or the mega-bucks he expects to add shortly. The […]

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Group aims to help those with Asperger’s The first-ever support group for adults with Asperger’s in Luzerne County provides a unique opportunity for understanding and support for many who have not realized that they are not alone. The group has now grown to an average of 10 members. Though the numbers have increased, the goal […]

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Edwardsville racing fan patronized Downs track since Day 1 Pick any race date at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and you’re likely to see Mike Kulikowich there, chatting with friends and hoping to pick a few winners. It’s been that way for 50 years. “I liked it from the first day,” the 77-year-old retiree […]

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Men posing as utility workers entered two homes in Hanover Township, a handgun reported stolen from one residence HANOVER TWP. — Police are investigating reports of two men posing as “water company employees ” and entering homes on Charles Street. Police said a homeowner reported he was in his yard around 10:30 a.m. when the […]

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Shooting turns fatal in Wilkes-Barre WILKES-BARRE — City police obtained an arrest warrant charging Khalil Brathwaite, 19, with criminal homicide in the deadly shooting of a 33-year-old man in the area of Carey Avenue and New Alexander Street late Saturday night. Police obtained the warrant late Sunday. Brathwaite is accused in the shooting death of […]

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Jerry Springer to host The Price Is Right at Kirby Center WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts will host The Price is Right Live! on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. For the tour’s second visit to the Kirby Center, Jerry Springer will bring his expertise from hosting America’s Got Talent and […]

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Scranton police officer dies from injuries suffered in line of duty SCRANTON — City police Officer John Wilding died from injuries he suffered while in pursuit of robbery suspects on Saturday. Scranton police and Pennsylvania State Police were investigating an attempted armed robbery that took place about 3:30 a.m. Saturday in West Scranton. Wilding was […]

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Here’s a bit of news you might have missed last week. For the full stories visit timesleader.com Effort to trap, neuter Nanticoke’s stray cats gets underway NANTICOKE — Dawn Mendygral and other volunteers from Happy Hearts & Tails, a non-profit organization, were setting traps for about 20 feral cats in areas of the city with […]