Orlando’s reputation as a spot for fun-seekers isn’t entirely based on its International Drive allure – at least, not if you ask a native. Our bars, clubs and live music venues offer a more distinguishing palate a variety of environments for a spectrum of t
I’m a 26-year-old girl, and my boyfriend is bi. I assumed he would be less jealous than the average man, but my BF is more jealous than average. He accuses me of having slept with my male friends in the past. He makes negative comments about how many people
Woman assaults man, remains at large
PORTER TOWNSHIP - State police are searching for a township female who assaulted a male who later had to be flown for treatment.
State police at Schuylkill Haven said that Lacey Sitlinger, 30, of the 1500 block of East Colliery Avenue, assaulted a 37-yea
Handerhand asks court to set side prison sentence
HARRISBURG - Former Mount Carmel Borough Police Lieutenant Blaine Handerhan has once again asked a federal court to set aside his prison sentence on a child pornography charge.
Handerhan, incarcerated in a federal prison at Fort Dix, N.J., filed the appe
Shamokin church accommodates all with God's Choice Ministries
SHAMOKIN - A new church service designed to accommodate those with disabilities will begin Thursday at a city church.
The first service presented by God's Choice Ministries will be held at 5 p.m. April 24 at the Shamokin Christian and Missionary Alliance
Four injured in rollover on Route 61
UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP - Four people were injured following a rollover crash Sunday morning on Route 61 near Black Mill Road.
The two drivers and two juvenile passengers were transported to local hospitals for treatment following the 7:50 a.m. crash.
Brush fire sweeps through Moosic
MOOSIC — A brush fire swept through a wooded area of the borough Saturday, but firefighters helped by an air tanker kept it from damaging nearby property.
Firefighters battle Scranton brush fires
SCRANTON — Brush fires burned on the east and west side of the city on Sunday.Firefighters battled a blaze behind the 700 block of North Main Avenue around 7 p.m.
Teen breaks into homes as residents sleep
MOOSIC — A juvenile faces eight felony charges after two borough homes were broken into as residents slept.Borough police said a 15-year-old burglarized the homes Friday night or Saturday morning using side windows to gain entry.
Consumers lack tools
Many states, including Pennsylvania, bar payday lending because they recognize that it is predatory. The state law alone demonstrates that. It outlaws payday lending by capping interest rates on short-term loans at a whopping 24 percent. Because of the w
Snake eyes for taverns
As it turns out, the state’s tavern owners are a lot smarter than state lawmakers and administrators who think that gambling is the answer to everything.
Economic development group sponsors seminar
A regional economic development organization will sponsor its third government contracting seminar on Thursday in Luzerne County.NEPA Alliance will host the session from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shatter the silence of violence
Last spring, while walking down Monroe Avenue in Scranton surrounded by women, men and children in a sea of royal purple, I had an experience I’d never had before.I had been invited to Take Back the Night, an event hosted by the Take Back the Night Founda
Letters to the Editor 4/21/2014
Scary sneak peekat Scranton futureEditor: It’s the fourth year of Mayor Bill Courtright’s administration, and he again finds himself in court:Visiting Judge: “Mr. Mayor, I have bad news for you. The police union has sued, requiring you to move police head
Goalies key to WBS Penguins' success
WILKES-BARRE — The novelty of Peter Mannino emerging as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ No. 1 goalie despite sitting at home in December and January while suspended for refusing an assignment to the ECHL has worn off.
Trail grad Keith Gavin wins U.S. wrestling championship
It was a big weekend in Las Vegas for Lackawanna Trail graduate Keith Gavin.Despite being down early in his 86-kilogram (189 pound) championship match, the former NCAA wrestling champion overcame the deficit to defeat Clayton Foster
Getting there: A sunny, warming spring day
The work week is off to a warm start.
The National Weather Service is calling for a sunny day. After a start in the 30s, a high near 70 and a calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon are predicted.
RailRiders Game Report 4/21/2014
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AROUND THE SCHOOLS 4/21/2014
Delaware ValleyJunior baseball player Justin O’Dell has proved himself to be a well-rounded student-athlete.Because of his academic excellence, O’Dell has been recognized on the high honor roll. In the classroom, he maintains a 3.6 GPA. O’Dell is a member
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Lakeland's Cassidy Jenkins
The Lakeland junior ran 14.69 to win the 100 hurdles at the Jack Roddick Invitational at Shippensburg University, the seventh-best time in the state and third-best in Class AA this spring.
Keystone College to dedicate new field
LA PLUME TWP. — Keystone College will dedicate a new athletic field and host multiple events next weekend to mark the occasion.The college plans to dedicate its new field and track complex on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
School Notes 4/21/2014
Abington HeightsTwo teams will represent the school district at the Odyssey of the Mind 2014 World Finals. More than 800 teams from around the world will compete in the 35th annual finals, held from May 28 to May 31 at Iowa State University. Competitors f
Carbondale YMCA plans centennial celebrations
CARBONDALE — A century ago, young men working on the railroad that rolled through the region would spend the night in the Carbondale Young Men’s Christian Association building.
AbingtonsBenefit auction: Abington Christian Academy spring benefit auction, Saturday, 9:30 a.m., preview, 10, bidding begins, Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road; vacation getaways, home furnishings, commercial goods and services, handmad
After earlywoes, unions back drilling
PITTSBURGH — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976.
Jim Thorpe will hold annual Earth Day celebration Saturday
Jim Thorpe will host its 15th annual Earth Day celebration Saturday. The rain date is Sunday.
Musicians, artists, crafters and other vendors complement the theme of environmental activism that has been the hallmark of this celebration over the years.
Broncos seeking redemption
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - No trip to the White House, diamond-encrusted rings or ticker tape parade.
All the Denver Broncos have to show for their historic 2013 season is the heartache and humiliation of getting destroyed from the opening snap at the Super Bowl
Big 3 get help as Heat win Game 1
MIAMI - Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark.
James Jones got his turn Sunday.
And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playof
Nationals rally past Cardinals
WASHINGTON - Denard Span's approach with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning proves math pays off.
Facing a five-man infield, Span hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth and the Washington Nationals, with Bryce Harper back in the lineup and stea
Former mayor seeks return to Hopewell's City Council
By Katherine Johnson
HOPEWELL - Former Mayor Anthony Zevgolis has announced his candidacy for City Council's Ward 3 seat.
Zevgolis, who served for 12 years as a councilman and mayor, said he decided to run because the current City Council lacks cohesion
Person of interest sought by police
PETERSBURG - Authorities are looking for a person of interest in a Saturday morning house fire where four people were found dead.
The Petersburg Bureau of Police has determined evidence of foul play and the case is being investigated as a homicide.
Driver at VCU Medical Center; injuries serious
PRINCE GEORGE - Virginia State Police are continuing their investigation of a Saturday night crash on Interstate 295 that left two people dead.
A 1999 Volvo collided with a 2001 Kenworth tractor-trailer on I-295 southbound, north of Interstate 95, at 7:5
Weekend examines the city's role in the Revolutionary War
PETERSBURG - The city's Museum and Visitor Services' 23rd annual re-enactment of the 1781 Battle of Petersburg transported visitors back in time in an historically accurate setting.
The Revolutionary War battle, re-created Saturday and Sunday , featured
Upper Dauphin approves preliminary occupation tax resolution
LOYALTON - Upper Dauphin Area voters may get a say about their occupation tax this fall.
The Upper Dauphin Area school board approved a preliminary occupation tax resolution April 8 by a 5-1 vote, which will place a tax swap question on the Nov. 4 ballot
Pottsville Area Soap Box Derby to roll May 3
Youngsters are gearing up for the 41st annual Pottsville Area Soap Box Derby on May 3 in the city.
"It's fun. The kids enjoy it," Barbara Carroll, Pottsville, secretary for the soap box derby, said Friday.
So far, 31 participants ages 7 to 18 have regist
Ashland outlines annual cleanup
ASHLAND - The return of spring means the return of the borough street sweeper and the annual cleanup week.
The schedules for both borough services were announced at the April 9 meeting of Ashland Borough Council.
The cleanup collection schedule is from A
Around the Region
n Girardville: Curbside recycling in the borough is set for April 29 and 30. All recyclables can be placed out either day, according to a press release from the borough hall. Acceptable items include newspapers and cardboard, clear, brown and green glass
Destructive beetle found in Berks County
The emerald ash borer, a small, highly destructive wood-boring beetle that's been devastating ash trees throughout the northeastern U.S., was recently found in Berks County.
Sven-Erik Spichiger, entomology program manager at the state Department of Agric
Humane officers dedicate time to rescue animals
It was a sunny Sunday afternoon when Sue Schafer and Janine Choplick looked through a notebook with pictures of kittens and puppies on the cover.
Behind the cute cover, however, were complaints of suspected animal cruelty or neglect culled from numerous