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  1. Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's graveRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini. It is an impressive tribute to the man who grew up as Ehrich Weiss and died on Halloween of 1926 of complications from appendicitis.

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  2. Trooper hurt in barracks ambush taken to hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot and wounded by a sniper two months ago has been taken to a hospital in New York City. The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports that an ambulance transported Trooper Alex Douglass to the Hospital for Special Surgery on Monday night.

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  3. Biden hits talk radio circuit to get out the voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Vice President Joe Biden is pitching an Election Day get-out-the-vote message on talk radio. Biden is promoting the Obama administration's economic agenda to listeners in crucial Senate and governor race battlegrounds.

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  4. School boosts security after likely Frein sightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A northeastern Pennsylvania high school is boosting security after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted in the area. A woman out for a walk Friday night spotted a rifle-toting man with a mud-covered face near Pocono Mountain East High School in Swiftwater.

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  5. Trooper hurt in barracks shooting leaves hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A Pennsylvania state trooper wounded in an ambush at a rural police barracks has been released from a hospital after almost a month of treatment. The Times-Tribune reports that Trooper Alex Douglass left Geisinger Community Medical Center with a police escort on Thursday.

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  6. Suspect in deadly ambush still eludes policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Pennsylvania State Police have struck out again after following up on a possible sighting of the suspect in last month's deadly ambush of police barracks in the Pocono Mountains. The Times-Tribune reports hundreds of troopers searched a northeastern Pennsylvania tree nursery for hours Sunday, but didn't find Eric Frein .

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  7. Report: Frein texted 'all is good' before ambushRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A newspaper says that barracks ambush suspect Eric Frein said in a text message that "all is good" less than five hours before he allegedly opened fire outside a rural northeastern Pennsylvania barracks. The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports that a search warrant affidavit says Frein's longtime friend received a text from the suspect around 6:15 p.m. on Sept.

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  8. Report: Suspect texted 'all is good' before ambushRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    The suspect in a deadly ambush on two state troopers said in a text message that "all is good" less than five hours before he allegedly opened fire outside their barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, according to court documents. Eric Frein's longtime friend received a text from the suspect around 6:15 p.m. on Sept.

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  9. Police seize ambush suspect's food suppliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Members of the Scranton, Pa., Police Special Operations Group, search the woods, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Barrett Township near Canadensis, Pa., for suspected killer Eric Frein. A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since Sept.

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  10. Trooper: Victim's kin is manhunt's 'driving force'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Members of the Scranton, Pa., Police Special Operations Group, search the woods, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Barrett Township near Canadensis, Pa., for suspected killer Eric Frein. A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since Sept.

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  11. Search for ambush suspect centers on dense woodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer - a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland. Police say they are eliminating possible hiding places for the suspect, 31-year-old Eric Frein, including hunting cabins, campsites and other occasional residences in the Pocono Mountains.

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  12. Police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to restRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A woman embraces a Pennsylvania State Trooper during the viewing of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson on Wednesday, Sept.

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  13. 10 Things to Know for TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    After 300 years together, the voters of Scotland have their chance to decide whether they should split from England, leave the U.K., and become an independent country or remain in the union. Police say they prevented a plot to carry out beheadings by supporters of the Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney.

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  14. Profile of gunman who ambushed troopers releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp.

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  15. Police: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    The gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers outside their barracks, killing one, used a rifle and might have had formal firearms training through the military or law enforcement, authorities said Monday. Releasing a profile of the killer, Lt.

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  16. Shooting at Pennsylvania police barracksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Pennsylvania State Police have confirmed to a TV news station that a shooting has occurred at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. WNEP television station also reports that the Pike County coroner was called to the scene.

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  17. 3 juveniles dead in Pennsylvania SUV crash, 3 hurtRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    State police did not release the ages of those involved in Saturday morning's crash but said all were juveniles.

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  18. Rush named 1st female Supreme Court chief justiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    Loretta Rush, a longtime juvenile court judge who joined the Indiana Supreme Court in 2012, was named the court's first female chief justice Wednesday.

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  19. Watch: Pennsylvania boy 'apparently' an Internet star after interviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A 5-year-old boy's lively TV interview at a Pennsylvania county fair, punctuated by his frequent use of the word "apparently," has turned him into an Internet sensation.

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  20. AG plans Monday release of Sandusky case reviewRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2014 | The Lebanon Daily News

    A highly anticipated report into how police and prosecutors handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case will be released early next week, Pennsylvania's attorney general said Friday.

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