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Three juveniles shooting off fireworks accidentally started a fire that killed an 11-year-old Pittston boy, law enforcement and city sources believe.

The Wilkes-Barre administrator says the city will defend a fund-raising brick bearing the name of an alleged hate group on a Public Square monument from being removed or defaced by activists.

The Hanover Area superintendent suspended over overpayments to a transportation contractor will retire under an agreement with the school district, which will pay him more than $57,000 for unused vacation and sick days and provide his health insurance through 2020.

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