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A local man suing the Boy Scouts of America claiming he was sexually abused by a Plains Twp. scout leader 45 years ago is one of 800 former Scouts who have come forward this year with abuse allegations, according to his attorneys.

The president of the Wyoming Valley West School District has issued a written response to the national furor over the district’s now-withdrawn threat to begin custody proceedings against parents with unpaid lunch bills. Read the full response here.

Prosecutors have cleared Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Co. of wrongdoing over allegations it tried to influence the vote of a former employee who serves on the Wilkes-Barre City Council.