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Notorious kids-for-cash judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. won a victory in his battle for a new trial on all the charges that landed him in federal prison for 28 years.

A state grand jury probing child sex abuse by priests in six Roman Catholic Dioceses, including Scranton, is expected to issue its report soon.

Officials say they’ve uncovered a plot to smuggle drugs into the State Correctional Institution at Dallas.