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Three in Custody, One Wanted for Homicide of Elderly Man

KINGSTON, Pa. -- Arrests were made early Thursday morning in the homicide of an elderly man in Luzerne County.
Three people are locked up in connection with the murder of 71-year-old Joseph Monka, including his own granddaughter.
Investigators found Monka was dead inside his home on Arch Street in Edwardsville Wednesday.
Family and friends became concerned when they hadn't heard from him.
Officials went to check on him and say they found he had been stabbed to death and a dresser on top of his body.

It’s now legal for your meat to have trace amounts of fecal matter, doctors’ group says


This product “may contain feces.”
That’s the label that one consumer rights advocacy group wants for the government to require meat distributors put on the food they send out to grocery stores.
The recommendation is tongue-in-cheek, Deborah Press, an attorney for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, tells CNN. The group represents 12,000 physicians whose mission includes promoting plant-based diets and ethical scientific research.
But it gets at real concerns the PCRM has about the US Department of Agriculture’s food safety inspection system.

Two Geisinger Hospitals Recognized for Nursing Excellence

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. -- Two hospitals in Luzerne County received a big honor on Wednesday.
Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Plains Township and Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre were honored by the Magnet Recognition Program. The international program recognizes excellence in nursing.
Only a small percentage of hospitals in the U.S. are recognized by the program.

Parking Upgrades Coming to Beaver Stadium


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Nittany nation can look forward to parking upgrades outside Beaver Stadium this season.
Penn State announced it is upgrading its grass parking lots outside the stadium in State College.
During three home games last season, several grass lots had to be closed after they were saturated by heavy rain.
In all, about 4,000 spaces will be renovated.
Penn State expects to have the parking upgrades complete by the Nittany Lions' home opener on August 31.


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