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Penguins Push for the Cup

The WBS Penguins are embarking on their 12th consecutive playoff run. This week, the Penguins will face the Binghamton Senators in the first round of the AHL postseason, with Game #1 being this Friday, in New York. Despite, the Penguins twelve straight playoff appearances, they have never taken home the Calder Cup. But, Coach John Hynes is confident that his bunch of players can finally bring a championship back to Northeast Pennsylvania in 2014.

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Victims Identified in Double Homicide

HUNLOCK TOWNSHIP — A father and son are dead, and two people are in custody.

Holly Crawford and James Roche of Ross Township were arrested in connection with the double homicide.

State police said they were called to a home on Sunset Lake Road in the Hunlock Creek area early Wednesday afternoon.

There, they said they found Ronald Evans, 73, known as Barney, and his son, Jeff Evans, 43, shot to death.

Troopers began to search for Holly Crawford and her boyfriend, James Roche, of nearby Ross Township.

Fearing they were armed and dangerous, nearby schools were put on lockdown and people were told to stay in their homes.

“He just said that there were people on the loose that they wanted to capture, and go back up into my house and lock the doors and lock the windows and stay inside,” said Pat Wasiakowski of Ross Township.

RailRiders Blank The Bisons

On a cold Wednesday afternoon at PNC Field in Moosic the SWB RailRiders shut out the Buffalo Bisons 5-0 in an International League Baseball game. With the win manager Dave Miley passes Marc Bombard for the all-time wins lead in franchise history.

The RailRiders scored first in the bottom of the 1st inning on a throwing error by the Bisons shortstop making it 1-0.

They added another run in the bottom of the 5th on a double steal attempt. Antoan Richardson broke for home from third when the throw went to second on the attempt making it 2-0 RailRiders.

That allowed spot starter Chase Whitley to settle in going five innings giving up 0 runs while striking out 7. Relief pitcher Alfredo Aceves cruised thru the final four innings with three hits allowed and four strikeouts. Whitley earned the win while Bisons starting pitcher Kyle Drabek the tough luck loser.

Local Ties To #1 Virginia Cavaliers Baseball Team

The Cavaliers baseball team warms up inside Davenport Field on the campus of the University of Virginia. It’s the beginning of another tough three game series with ACC opponent north Carolina. Only the best ball players come here to play-and that includes 1st team All-American Mike Papi from Tunkhannock and freshman of the year in 2013 Joe McCarthy from Scranton.

“Why obviously there’s a reason you came here to play baseball. Games like that make it worth the while? I mean we come out, we have 5,000 fans behind us-the atmosphere is just amazing. Nothing like it, and on top of that the coaches here and my teammates I’m surrounded with this experience. Once in a lifetime and it’s great,” said Joe McCarthy.

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WILK’s Bud Brown Retires After 40 Years In Radio

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — He’s considered a broadcasting legend here in northeastern Pennsylvania and on Wednesday he signed off the air here for the last time.

WILK’s Bud Brown is retiring after more than 40 years working in radio.

Most radio listeners probably don’t know his face, but they certainly know the voice.

“I’m really enjoying this, but I think this is the first time in a long time I had to think at work here,” laughed Brown.

Brown says he had trouble adapting to the changes in broadcasting over the years.

“For the first time in my life, I felt a disconnect not only from the business but from my coworkers.”

Now Bud and his wife are moving to Arizona.  He plans to work part time but says he’ll miss radio.

“Writing the news and then going on the air because they are the two things that I really did derive pleasure from, as far as radio,” Brown said.

Two Dead, Two In Custody After Shooting In Luzerne County

HUNLOCK TOWNSHIP — Police say two people are in custody after a shooting that left two people dead in Luzerne County.

Troopers say it began around 1 p.m. Wednesday on Sunset Lake Road near Hunlock Creek.

Troopers say that’s where they found a man and his son shot to death.

Police have taken James Roche and Holly Crawford, both of Sweet Valley, into custody in connection with the death.

James Roche

James Roche

Roche and Crawford were picked up after a search of the area.

This all happened a few hundred yards away from Northwest Area Intermediate School.

This week on Pennsylvania Outdoor Life

Spring turkey season is just around the corner and this week we’re going to take you on an early morning scouting trip in Wyoming County.  Plus, watch as Susan Gallagher of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center releases some flying squirrels back into the wild.  We’ve got all that plus an “Outdoor Night” update and a product giveaway, and it’s all Sunday night at 6:30.