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  • Tigers acquire Rays ace pitcher in trade DETROIT - When David Price was finally traded, it was to an unexpected bidder. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday. The Rays received left-ha | 8/1/2014
  • BIB kicks off at Shepherd Stadium COLONIAL HEIGHTS - It started out as a simple idea for the Colonial Heights Optimist Club. That simple idea was to bring the love of baseball to one of the best places to watch a little league baseball game - Shepherd Stadium. For the past 56 years, the | 8/1/2014
  • Crews clear way for Matt McGloin baseball park at Penn State Worthington Crews began clearing trees this week to make way for the Matt McGloin Baseball Field at the Penn State Worthington Scranton campus. | 8/1/2014
  • Nonprofit group pitches in SCRANTON — With paint, lumber, brushes, nails and hammers, high-schoolers from all over the country and homeowners in West Scranton came together. | 8/1/2014
  • Message in the music: Body Count’s gritty heavy metal shines light on social issues at Mayhem Festival Ernie C has played momentous music festivals, such as the inaugural Lollapalooza in 1991, and mentored some of rap-rock’s biggest names, like Rage Against the Machine, during his career. | 8/1/2014
  • Weekend: Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pennsylvania FIRST FRIDAY JONI MAYA OYE-BENINTENDE AND ROBIN DINTIMAN: first floor, Afa Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave. THE GENESIS MYTHS: works by Win Forman, second floor, Afa Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave. | 8/1/2014
  • State says no calls to stifle Marcellus health complaints Staff members were not told to stifle health complaints related to natural gas development, the state Department of Health officials insisted. | 8/1/2014
  • Scranton man charged for choking girlfriend SCRANTON — A city man choked his girlfriend while she held a 2-month-old child, city police said. James Gadson, 25, 816 Luzerne St., was charged with simple assault and harassment for the Wednesday attack at his home. | 8/1/2014
  • RailRiders Game Report 7/31/2014 Gwinnett RailRiders ab r h bi ab r h bi Cnningham cf 3 2 2 0 Pirela lf 5 1 3 2 Pastornicky 2b 4 0 3 0 Refsnyder 2b 5 1 2 2 Bethancourt c 4 0 1 3 Garcia cf 5 0 1 1 Trdoslavich dh 4 0 0 0 Romine 1b 4 0 1 0 Boggs lf 5 0 0 0 Murphy c 4 1 2 1 Kazmar 3b 4 0 0 0 | 8/1/2014
  • Bats bust loose in big fifth inning to boost RailRiders MOOSIC — When the RailRiders offense sputters, it has known where to turn. In a league of change, in an organization of turnover and in a time of flux, Jose Pirela has been the RailRiders’ constant at the top of the order. | 8/1/2014
  • Olsommer seizes chance in win Points leader Ryan Olsommer of Canadensis picked up another 602 Sportsman feature win at Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna on July 25. | 8/1/2014
  • Firm plans 7 electrical plants in region A company that builds small-scale electrical plants is moving through the permitting process for seven facilities in the Northern Tier. | 8/1/2014
  • Woman's face pepper-sprayed in road rage incident SCRANTON — A man pepper-sprayed a pizza delivery driver’s face through an open car window Wednesday, according to police. | 8/1/2014
  • Inmate jumps yard fence at Luzerne County Correctional Facility An inmate at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility escaped Thursday morning by scaling a fence. | 7/31/2014
  • Tour kicks off Courthouse Square review A Lackawanna Historical Society committee tasked with reviewing the monuments on Courthouse Square and making recommendations had far more questions than answers during its walk-through tour. | 8/1/2014
  • In battle and at home, they’re brothers in arms Brothers Billy and Bobby Golden wore different uniforms as they saluted an American flag ascending the flagpole outside the Lackawanna County Courthouse on Thursday. | 8/1/2014
  • Scranton council passes commuter tax For the first time since 1994, Scranton will again impose a commuter tax, this time to shore up the strapped city’s severely underfunded pension system. | 8/1/2014
  • Shooter in Bonacci murder to be sentenced today Nearly a year to the day after his arrest for the murder of Frank Bonacci, a Scranton man will face a judge to learn his sentence. | 8/1/2014
  • Susquehanna County Court Notes 8/1/2014 Susquehanna County Court Notes appear Fridays in the Times-Tribune. MARRIAGE LICENSES Craige Smith and Brandi Manzer, both of Hop Bottom. Christopher Ives and Brianna Groover, both of Montrose. David Byerly and Lorrie Egan, both of Brackney. Stephen Newha | 8/1/2014
  • Scranton a pit stop for bicyclists raising money against cancer More than 300 bicyclists passed through Northeast Pennsylvania this week on their way to upstate New York as part of a 180-mile trek to battle cancer in children. | 8/1/2014
  • Lackawanna County Court Notes 8/1/2014 MARRIAGE LICENSES ■ Mark Joseph Baskovsky and Theresa Marie Carey, both of Scott Twp. ■ John Joseph Mezick and Clarence Allen Noble, both of Defuniak Springs, Fla. ■ Michael Kerzetski and Jennifer Kochis, both of Dunmore. ■ David Lawrence Duchnik and Mari | 8/1/2014
  • US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. | 7/31/2014
  • State pulls Pittston YMCA's license The state Department of Public Welfare revoked the Greater Pittston YMCA’s day care certificate after a 6-year-old girl was left in a hot van after a field trip to a petting zoo. | 8/1/2014
  • Hoops tourney to close downtown streets SCRANTON — Lackawanna County’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament will close a number of downtown streets this weekend. | 8/1/2014
  • Old Forge man arrested for stealing truck, setting it on fire Old Forge Police have arrested a trio they say stole 11 vehicles in July, torching one, smashing up another and sending a third off a cliff. | 8/1/2014
  • PPL proposes new transmission line Seeking to keep up with development of the Marcellus Shale and the changing power generation landscape, PPL Electric Utilities requested approval to build 725 miles of new transmission line stretching across northern Pennsylvania to New York and New Jersey and south to Maryland. | 8/1/2014
  • CIA acknowledges spying on Senate computers WASHINGTON — The CIA’s insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency’s internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers. F | 8/1/2014
  • POCONO: Schrader prepares to take on ARCA race Veteran driver Ken Schrader is listed among the entries for today’s ARCA Series ModSpace 125 at Pocono Raceway. Schrader, who will be in the No. 52 Chevrolet, last raced at Pocono in July 2006. He made 44 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 2.5- | 8/1/2014
  • Boyle sharp as Archbald rolls Jeremy Boyle tossed a complete game with 10 strikeouts to lift Archbald to an 11-0 win over Abington American in a District 17/32 City-County Little League Tournament game Thursday. Ryan Cesarini had two triples for Archbald, Tony Carmadella had two singl | 8/1/2014
  • YOUR OPINION 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 hea | 3/21/2014
  • Man on motorized scooter cited for being disorderly CARBONDALE — Police cited a man using a motorized scooter for being disorderly and yelling at a group of people sitting outside Thursday. Mark Kemble, 58, of Carbondale received two citations, which each carry a fine of $300 plus court costs, Officer Domi | 8/1/2014
  • Delayed Scranton roadwork to begin Friday SCRANTON — Starting today, parking is banned on a 5-mile section of Main Avenue while work crews upgrade curb-cut ramps. The 10-day ban stretches from the Taylor border to Providence Road in Scranton, PennDOT said. More than 17,000 cars travel on this par | 8/1/2014
  • Pineda set for Sunday rehab with RailRiders MOOSIC — Michael Pineda’s return to the big leagues will start at PNC Field this weekend. General manager Brian Cashman told reporters Thursday that Pineda will make a rehab start for the RailRiders on Sunday against Syracuse, his first outing since going | 8/1/2014
  • POCONO: Keselowski, team out for redemption at Pocono To paraphrase a sports cliché, races are not won on paper. Yet it was paper that cost Brad Keselowski a victory the last time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was at Pocono Raceway. Keselowski appeared to be on his way to winning the Pocono 400 eight weeks ag | 8/1/2014
  • REGIONAL BRIEFS ‘Bone Daddy’ earns PFA WILKES-BARRE — The man known as “Bone Daddy” is forbidden from having any contact with his terrified ex-wife for at least 18 months, a Luzerne County judge ruled Thursday. Judge Lesa Gelb granted the PFA to Jesse Geasey’s ex-wife, S | 8/1/2014
  • Celebrating 150 years, Forest City displays its cherished mementos FOREST CITY — On the raised green lawn of a church turned historical society housing 150 years of the borough’s history, a small group of residents came together Thursday to create a time capsule. Peggy Brager, president of the society, put a few newspape | 8/1/2014
  • Community events list, August 1, 2014 Archbald Bus trip: Knights of Columbus Council 2644 fundraiser bus trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Sept. 20, bus leaves Wildcat Saloon & Eatery, Route 247, Sturges, 9:30 a.m.; leaves casino, 5 p.m.; $30, includes $20/casino rebate, $5/food voucher, | 8/1/2014
  • A different kind of bust A retired Scranton police car will compete in a demolition derby today to raise money for Marley’s Mission, Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano said. The car, donated by Detective Jeff Gilroy, will be driven by Sgt. Michael Mayer at the Wayne County Fair, | 8/1/2014
  • Namedropper, Aug. 1, 2014 New officers at helm of Honesdale Rotary Outgoing President Ken Doolittle handed the Honesdale Rotary’s gavel to Jordan Ubertini during a an installation ceremony at Woodloch Springs in Hawley. Jordan, a senior financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, promis | 8/1/2014
  • Cease-fire deal struck JERUSALEM — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday morning, the United Nations and United States announced, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were “no guarantees” the lull in violence would b | 8/1/2014
  • Swoyersville earns spot in Mid-Atlantic regional BOYERTOWN — Swoyersville fans packed Bear Stadium Thursday night hoping to see their Red Dogs knock West Mifflin from the unbeaten ranks and earn a berth in the Mid-Atlantic Tournament. They rooted for their team to move closer to being the first Region 5 | 8/1/2014
  • Pirela powers RailRiders MOOSIC — When the RailRiders offense sputters, it has known where to turn. In a league of change, in an organization of turnover and in a time of flux, Jose Pirela has been the RailRiders’ constant at the top of the order. On Wednesday, when the flailing | 8/1/2014
  • POCONO: Schrader prepares to take on ARCA race LONG POND — Veteran driver Ken Schrader is listed among the entries for today’s ARCA Series ModSpace 125 at Pocono Raceway. Schrader, who will be in the No. 52 Chevrolet, last raced at Pocono in July 2006. He made 44 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts | 8/1/2014
  • POCONO: Keselowski, team out for redemption at Pocono To paraphrase a sports cliché, races are not won on paper. Yet it was paper that cost Brad Keselowski a victory the last time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was at Pocono Raceway. Keselowski appeared to be on his way to winning the Pocono 400 eight weeks ag | 8/1/2014
  • Win adds to Witmer's obsession FORESTVILLE — The nose of Wayne Witmer’s No. 64 sportsman is pink and has a familiar cartoon panther on the front with the words, “Rest in Peace.” It’s a tribute to the driver known as the “Pink Panther,” the late Kramer Williamson. Williamson was killed | 8/1/2014
  • Man charged in Moosic kidnapping now faces witness intimidation charges Shane Vonsee needed a favor. The 23-year-old Scranton man arrested last month for beating, kidnapping and stealing from his ex-girlfriend repeatedly called the victim from jail, asking her to lie on the stand so he could get his case dropped. April Trapp | 7/31/2014
  • Promoter: Big Diamond to remain in business FORESTVILLE — Jake Smulley says he keeps hearing the rumors. “I don’t know where it started or how it started. ‘The track is closing down. The track is for sale’,” the promoter of Big Diamond Speedway said this week. “Big Diamond is not going nowhere. It’ | 8/1/2014
  • $entry.name Today’s races Where: Big Diamond Speedway, Forestville When: 8:15 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Warm­-ups at 7:45 p.m. Program: Mid­Atlantic DIRTcar 358 modifieds, Savage 61 roadrunners, EXCEL 600cc modifieds Admission: As part of the second annual Fandemoniu | 8/1/2014
  • Hearing postponed in child abuse case SHENANDOAH — The preliminary hearing for a Shenandoah man charged with assaulting and severely injuring his young daughter last month has been continued. Gregory Reser, 21, of 513 W. Columbus St., was scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge | 8/1/2014
  • Clark makes presence known RICHMOND - Ryan Clark has been a showman, entertainer, spokesman, pontificator, critic, leader, mentor and fashionista - and that's just from one week of Washington Redskins training camp. The crowd at camp has quickly warmed to the most interactive new | 8/1/2014
  • Dinwiddie Nats deliver against Williamsburg COLONIAL HEIGHTS - These Dinwiddie Nationals are battery-powered. Right-hander Kavon Shands pitched a complete-game five-hitter, striking out 11, and catcher Dallace Woodard went 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI as the Nationals defeated the Williamsb | 8/1/2014
  • CBC Nationals sweep Windsor All-Stars in first game of BIB tournament COLONIAL HEIGHTS - For the CBC Nationals they know how to win and win together as a team. As last year's champions of the Boys Invitational Baseball tournament, the CBC Nationals were ready to come back with a vengeance. That mindset did not take long as | 8/1/2014
  • Container First Services buys Mark Dunning Industries PETERSBURG - Container First Services has purchased another local waste company, Mark Dunning Industries, and will move employees into the city. "They offered us the opportunity to purchase the business," Jeff Kraus, vice president for administration at | 8/1/2014
  • 2 arrested after traffic stop at Perdue plant PRINCE GEORGE - A large crowd that gathered around a traffic stop Wednesday night led to two officers being injured, and two people were arrested for disorderly conduct. Around 6:30 p.m., an officer pulled over a motorist in the parking lot of the Perdue | 8/1/2014
  • Interim assessor works to correct costly errors under former assessor PETERSBURG - Interim City Assessor Richie McKeithen has been cleaning up the messes made under former assessor Randolph "Randy" Rush, some of which included leaving a 32,500-square-foot medical office suite valued over $7.1 million off the books. The So | 8/1/2014
  • Jury: Manner of Shenandoah man's death undetermined NEW PHILADELPHIA — Whether criminally or negligently, one or more people contributed to Edward J. Gilliam’s death in September 2012, a coroner’s jury ruled Thursday. However, who they were, and exactly what they did, cannot yet be determined, the same jur | 8/1/2014
  • Man struck by van, killed on Morea Road MAHANOY CITY — A tree service employee was killed Thursday when he was struck by a vehicle on the Frackville-Morea Highway in Mahanoy Township. William R. Hoffman, 66, of Pottsville, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:20 a.m. by Schuylkill County Deput | 8/1/2014
  • 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale sets record at county fair SUMMIT STATION — Coy Campbell had the winning cow again Thursday at the Schuylkill County Fair. Dallas, a 3-year-old Holstein cow, was declared the Supreme Champion at the Schuylkill County 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale. The sale was part of Dairy Day at the | 8/1/2014
  • Salvation Army awarded $20,000 for food service facilities The First Federal Foundation has provided a $20,000 grant to the Hazleton Salvation Army to help continue renovations to its food service area. Maj. Gloria Misla, the commander of the Hazleton facility, said the grant will help continue the work that bega | 8/1/2014
  • Hazleton Area School Board hires 16 teachers The first wave of new teachers and other staff has been hired for Hazleton Area’s new Maple Manor Elementary/Middle School and Hazle Township Early Education Center. The school board of education Thursday approved hire of 16 teachers, five special educati | 8/1/2014
  • City police probe gunfire Hazleton police are investigating four incidents of shots fired late Wednesday into Thursday morning. In one incident, bullets struck a home three times and in another, bullets were fired at a vehicle and a home. No injuries were reported in any of the in | 8/1/2014
  • Burning up: Nesquehoning residents concerned about plant’s tire burn plan Some Nesquehoning officials and residents are concerned about what materials burn at a cogeneration plant in the borough, ahead of a test burn of pieces of rubber tires that could begin soon. Panther Creek Generating Facility, just off Route 54 in Nesqueh | 8/1/2014
  • Baker bill would curb false veteran claims Legislation introduced by Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20, would make it a crime for Pennsylvania motorists to falsely claim “veteran” status on their driver’s license application. Senate Bill 1405 addresses concerns that surfaced after the enactment of Act 176 of | 8/1/2014
  • Water meter replacement project off to good start The first phase of a water meter replacement project is paying dividends for Hazleton City Authority, its board chairman said. New “remote register” meters that crews are installing in place of outdated meters and blue reader boxes outside homes have gene | 8/1/2014
  • Driver arrested in hit-and-run crashes West Hazleton police took one man into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence in several hit-and-run crashes Thursday afternoon. Police Chief Brian Buglio said Luzerne County 911 dispatched them to the 500 block of North Street after there we | 8/1/2014
  • Another inmate escapes from Luzerne County jail An inmate at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility escaped Thursday morning, the second inmate to escape by scaling a fence in just over a month. Kevin Kuklinski Jr., 24, escaped from the minimum custody unit by jumping over the yard fence on Water Str | 8/1/2014
  • The Pillowcase Project | 8/1/2014
  • Three arrested in heroin sting More than 30 grams of heroin were found inside a West Hazleton home where law enforcement said several drug sales occurred this month. Three people were arrested in the sting. According to arrest papers, earlier this month the Hazleton Police Narcotics Un | 8/1/2014
  • B-Mets playoff tickets to go on sale Sitting in second place in the Eastern Division with a 64-46 record, the Binghamton Mets are poised to punch their ticket to the postseason in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history. The club, owning a 10.5-game lead for the final pl | 8/1/2014
  • Police, August 1 Hazleton incidents Hazleton police issued press releases alleging the following. Anyone with information can contact police at 570-459-4940 or dial 911. ■ Luiz M. Santiago of Hazleton was traveling west on West First Street Thursday around 6:59 a.m., when | 8/1/2014
  • Around the Region, Aug. 1, 2014 n Frackville: Although the annual Frackville Pumpkin Festival is two months out, preparations for it are already underway. One of the big events for the Frackville Area Free Public Library regarding the festival is Art of the Pumpkin, in which a person bu | 8/1/2014
  • Operation Hugs and Kisses plans family fun night PINE GROVE — Operation Hugs and Kisses will hold its third annual Family Fun Night on Aug. 8 in the borough. Operation Hugs and Kisses hosts various events in the borough to benefit the community. The organization formed in 2010 after several row home fir | 8/1/2014
  • Salvation Army installs bench to honor late leader The wife of the late Capt. Adam Hench, who led the Salvation Army in Pottsville for years, said a granite bench placed in his honor Thursday is a fitting tribute to his lasting legacy. “I think he would love it, and he would probably be a little embarrass | 8/1/2014
  • Geisinger reopens office in Mahanoy City MAHANOY CITY — The Geisinger Health System office in Mahanoy City reopened its doors on July 14 and is back to serving the residents of the borough and beyond. The primary care clinic, located at 31 S. Main St., closed in May when its resident physician, | 8/1/2014
  • Police charge 2 men with car thefts CUMBOLA — Two men were jailed after being arrested by Blythe Township police and charged with being in possession of two vehicles: an SUV and a pickup truck. Patrolman Frank DiMarco charged Kenneth M. Neifert, 28, of 30 Valley St., New Philadelphia, and M | 8/1/2014
  • Birthday page now published Tuesdays The Republican-Herald has made some changes to the weekly local birthday page. The popular page will no longer appear in Friday’s edition. Instead, look for the new and improved full-color birthday page now in Tuesday editions of The Republican-Herald. | 8/1/2014
  • PPL proposes $6 billion power line project Seeking to keep up with development of the Marcellus Shale and the changing power generation landscape, PPL Electric Utilities requested approval to build 725 miles of new transmission line stretching across northern Pennsylvania to New York and New Jerse | 8/1/2014
  • Special pierogies roll out for football season Pittsburgh Steelers fans will enjoy hearty meals of Mrs. T’s Pierogies in a limited “Black and Gold” edition just in time for the professional football season. However, the uniquely colored pasta pockets will only be available in the Pittsburgh area, with | 8/1/2014
  • Car Collector Corner: Reader looking to buy a nice 1961 Pontiac Catalina Q: Greg, I bought a 1961 Pontiac Catalina two-door sport hardtop brand new, and was the coolest car I owned. I want to buy another '61 Catalina in good condition or in need of minor restoration. I want one in fairly good to good condition. The Catalina I | 8/1/2014
  • Valley YHEC athletes do well at Internationals Several Valley YHEC shooters brought home medals from the 2014 International Shoot at Mansfield. The Valley YHEC Junior squad of Jody Garris III, Devin Pelton, Austin Perry, Roland Pyhtila and Hunter Fulmer won the Tug of War. They were coached by Josh | 8/1/2014
  • Bowman leads B-Mets past Baysox The Binghamton Mets pounded out 13 hits in a 9-4 win over the Bowie Baysox on Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium. Brandon Nimmo went 1-for-4 with two runs and three RBI. T.J. Rivera tallied three hits and extended his hitting streak to a season-high nine g | 8/1/2014
  • Cars We Remember: Reader's 1923 Maxwell and model information Q: Hi Greg! I drove a 1923 Maxwell to school my junior and senior years, from 1945 to 1946. I still don't know anything about the car's history, or other info on the Maxwell automobiles (I do not have a computer). I would really appreciate an article by | 8/1/2014
  • Pineda will pitch for RailRiders on Sunday Michael Pineda’s return to the big leagues will start at PNC Field this weekend. General manager Brian Cashman told reporters Thursday that Pineda will make a rehab start for the RailRiders on Sunday against Syracuse, his first outing since going on the d | 8/1/2014
  • Criminal Court, Aug. 1, 2014 A Shenandoah man must pay costs and a fine after admitting Tuesday in Schuylkill County Court that he acted disorderly in April in his hometown. Rashean Strange, 29, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, with prosecutors withdrawing a charge of possession | 8/1/2014
  • Deeds, Aug. 1, 2014 Deeds Ashland — Albert N. DiCinque and Iselia S. Martin to Jennifer R. Fishburn; property on Girard Street; $25,000. Blythe Township — Edward W. and Carol Ann Novack and Robert A. and Judith Novack to Michael J. Herring; property on New Philadelphia Road, | 8/1/2014
  • Police log, Aug. 1, 2014 Charges pending against boy, 16 ASHLAND — Ashland police said charges are pending against a 16-year-old boy after an incident about 1:55 a.m. Thursday in the borough. Police said officers received a call about a white man wearing a black hoodie breaking i | 8/1/2014
  • PennDOT to pave Market Street in Pottsville Beginning about 6:30 a.m. Monday, the state Department of Transportation will be paving West Market Street in Pottsville, Route 209, from 12th Street west to 23rd Street. Pottsville police said the project is expected to continue through Wednesday. Police | 8/1/2014
  • Carbon chamber issues $6,000 small biz loan JIM THORPE — Business partners Robert Almeida and Wendell Stocker received a $6,000 check from the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corp. to expand their business Six S Transfer in Lansford. Kathy Henderson, director of Economic Development, said t | 8/1/2014
  • Jim Thorpe bridge to be named after fallen soldier The bridge currently under construction over the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe will be named for Sgt. Andrew J. Baddick, Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-122, and Sen. John Yudicak, D-14, said Thursday. Baddick died on Sept. 23, 2003, while trying to save a fellow sold | 8/1/2014
  • Keselowski, team out for redemption at Pocono To paraphrase a sports cliché, races are not won on paper. Yet it was paper that cost Brad Keselowski a victory the last time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was at Pocono Raceway. Keselowski appeared to be on his way to winning the Pocono 400 eight weeks ag | 8/1/2014
  • Schrader prepares to take on ARCA race at Pocono Veteran driver Ken Schrader is listed among the entries for today’s ARCA Series ModSpace 125 at Pocono Raceway. Schrader, who will be in the No. 52 Chevrolet, last raced at Pocono in July 2006. He made 44 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 2.5- | 8/1/2014
  • Forty Fort woman faces animal cruelty charges An injured cat that a Forty Fort woman left in a plastic crate on her front porch had to have its leg amputated, according to investigators. Morgan A. Rondinella, 21, of 85 Tripp St., was charged Thursday with two counts of animal cruelty for neglecting a | 8/1/2014
  • Hanover Township woman faces homicide charge in aunt’s death Prosecutors on Thursday filed a criminal homicide charge against a Hanover Township woman accused of fatally assaulting her aunt. Isis Brown, 34, who was previously charged with aggravated assault in the case, is accused of killing Dorothy Koreny, 78, aft | 8/1/2014
  • PPL proposes $6 billion transmission project Seeking to keep up with development of the Marcellus Shale and the changing power generation landscape, PPL Electric Utilities requested approval to build 725 miles of new transmission line stretching across northern Pennsylvania to New York and New Jerse | 7/31/2014
  • Teacher charged with sex with student has license suspended Stephen Stahl, the former wrestling coach and suspended dean of students at Coughlin High School, has had his teaching license suspended while he awaits trial on charges alleging he had sex with a student in a classroom closet. The state Professional Stan | 8/1/2014
  • State pulls Pittston YMCA's license The state Department of Public Welfare revoked the Greater Pittston YMCA’s day care certificate after a 6-year-old girl was left in a hot van after a field trip to a petting zoo. A letter from the department’s Office of Child Development and Early Learnin | 7/31/2014
  • Ex-wife’s PFA extended against ‘Bone Daddy’ The man known as “Bone Daddy” is forbidden from having any contact with his terrified ex-wife for at least 18 months, a Luzerne County judge ruled Thursday following a court hearing. Luzerne County Judge Lesa Gelb granted a request by Jesse Geasey’s ex-wi | 8/1/2014
  • County inmate scales fence, escapes prison An inmate at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility escaped Thursday morning, the second inmate to escape by scaling a fence in just over a month. Kevin Kuklinski Jr., 24, escaped from the minimum custody unit by jumping over the yard fence on Water Str | 8/1/2014
  • Tryouts, Aug. 1 WARRIORS SOFTBALL TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS - The Valley Regional Warriors’ travel teams will hold tryouts for all age groups on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Freedom Park softball complex in Drums. Tryout field and contact information is as follows: 10U: Field #3. C | 8/1/2014
  • Travel softball, Aug 1 The Stripes & Strikes 16u softball team won 2-of-3 games in the double-elimination portion of the 16u A ASA/USA national championship tournament in Salem Virginia. Central Kentucky Pride defeated S&S, 4-1 in the first game. In game two, Stripes & Strikes | 8/1/2014