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URS anticipates closing in June
United Rehabilitation Services Inc. announced Wednesday it expects to end operations at its three locations, including one in Hazleton, in June because of funding cuts and other contributors to its financial woes.
URS, which was founded in 1958 to foster
Crash shuts I-380 lane near where truck flipped
COVINGTON TWP. - Another crash has closed the left lane of a stretch of Interstate 380 South that has been rife with collisions in the last 12 hours.
Details of the crash, reported to the state Department of Transportation at 9:11 a.m., were not immedi
283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters.
Road closures across the region
Dunmore – Motorists are urged to use caution this morning as they head out for their morning commute. PennDOT is receiving reports of isolated pockets of ice on roadways and various roads have been closed as a result.
United Rehabilitation Services closing
United Rehabilitation Services Inc. announced Wednesday it is closing in June because of cuts in funding. The service offers programs for 300 clients in the region. The operation, which is based in Wilkes-Barre, issued the following statement.
Traffic Alert: I-81 lane closed for repairs
The right lane of Interstate 81 southbound is closed at Exit 164 (Nanticoke) for emergency bridge repairs caused by a hole in the bridge that goes completely through the structure. PennDOT was alerted to the 8 inch by 10 inch patch around 9 a.m.
Raises planned for nonunion county employees
Citing stagnant wages and abysmal morale, Luzerne County court administrators have declared they will be doling out more than $133,000 in pay raises to nonunion employees who haven’t seen increases in years.
FBI and State Police search Clerk of Courts office
FBI agents and Pennsylvania State Police troopers searched Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Stephen M. Lukach Jr.'s office Wednesday morning as part of the investigation into alleged misappropriation of public money.
After obtaining a search warrant, 12 people spent
Former Dinwiddie deputy faces sex charges
DINWIDDIE - A former Dinwiddie County sheriff's deputy, a past candidate for sheriff, has been indicted on five charges of rape and other crimes.
A Dinwiddie County grand jury indicted Darryl E. Hayes on Tuesday on two counts of rape, two counts of i
Police Brief, 4/16/14
State police at Towanda said a 30-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by someone known to her between 1992-1997 in Columbia Cross Roads.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.
State police at Towanda said charges were f
Honor Flight trip flies veterans to Washington
On Saturday, April 12, 2014, 52 World War II veterans and 26 Korean War veterans and their guardians boarded a flight at Binghamton Regional Airport and flew to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials and witness the changing of the guard at Arlington Na
Shamokin Area School District to get fit with $1.1 million grant
COAL TOWNSHIP - Shamokin Area School District is the recipient of a $1.1 million federal grant to radically overhaul its physical education program in hopes of boosting the health and wellness of its student population.
Shamokin Area's award of $1,105,09
Shooting range zoning hearing continued
West Hazleton Zoning Hearing Board needs more time to resolve jurisdictional issues that were raised over a businessman's proposal for operating an indoor shooting range on Lehigh Valley Drive.
A nearly three-hour zoning hearing held Tuesday over a speci
Blue Mountain teacher selected for training program in France
ORWIGSBURG - A Blue Mountain High School French and Spanish teacher will be one of 40 teachers in the country heading to France in June to participate in a training program to further improve their language skills.
Jennifer Gipe said Tuesday that she was
Mahanoy City woman charged in December stabbing death
MAHANOY CITY - A Mahanoy City woman was jailed Tuesday charged with stabbing her mother's boyfriend to death in December.
Kimberly Lynn Hons, 33, of 739 E. Mahanoy Ave., was formally charged with voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, both felony
Mahanoy City woman charged in man's stabbing death
A Mahanoy City woman was jailed Tuesday charged with stabbing her mother's boyfriend to death in December.
Kimberly Lynn Hons, 33, of 739 E. Mahanoy Ave., was formally charged with voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, both felony offenses, as w
292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
SEOUL, South Korea — A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.
Curriculum director at Trail resigns
FACTORYVILLE - The Lackawanna Trail School Board accepted the resignation Monday night of curriculum director Janice Joyce effective June 30, and has named elementary center principal Tonia Stoker as her replacement.
Psychiatrist: Teen driver faces victimization in adult prison
In court Tuesday, a forensic psychiatrist described the 16-year-old driver accused of dismembering a Nanticoke man during a high-speed collision as a follower, simple and said he believes the teenager could be victimized if sent to adult prison.
Wilkes hires Metz as men’s basketball coach
WILKES-BARRE — Izzi Metz has seen the game of basketball through a variety of lenses. He’s had the chance to experience college basketball at the highest level in one of the sports most powerful conferences. Now, Metz gets the chance to bring those experiences and implement his vision at Wilkes University.
Jets host former Titans running back
NEW YORK - Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson visited the New York Jets on Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
Johnson was officially released by the Titans on April 7, three days after the team inform
History center launches observance of Civil War Heritage Month
James H. "Jimmy" Blankenship Jr. from Petersburg National Battlefield spoke about the Civil War in Prince George County on Tuesday night at the Prince George Heritage Center.
About 50 people came for the evening event, which launched the observance of Ci
Coroner: Carbon monoxide killed Wilkes-Barre woman
A Wilkes-Barre woman died early Tuesday morning of carbon monoxide poisoning following a fire at her Wyoming Street home.
Wilkes-Barre Fire Chief Jay Delaney said firefighters responded to 276 Wyoming St. around 11:30 p.m. Monday and found Laurie Merritt, 51, unconscious in her home.
Retiring Chamber of Commerce president Athena recipient
Donna Palermo, retiring president and CEO of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Athena Award, sponsored by Berger Family Dealerships.
Palermo has worked for the chamber for 26 years, the last 13 as i
Family Dollar to close more than 350 stores
Family Dollar Stores intends to close more than 350 properties in hopes of improving its financial performance.
Closures will begin later this year; however, there is no word on whether any local stores will be among those to shutter.
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I'm not understanding something.
I built a home on the side of a mountain, and in 2006 a storm hit the area with large amounts of water, causing flooding conditions.
First I contacted FEMA regarding my damage, and after their assessment, I was t
Recycling returns to Banks Township on May 1
Recycling is coming back to Banks Township on May 1 as part of a comprehensive spring cleaning of the township that includes a first-ever sweeping of streets, as well as a crackdown on zoning and code enforcement violations.
Monday night, the supervisors
Nanticoke beats Cougars in three sets
Hazleton Area came up short on its road trip to Nanticoke, getting dropped in three straight sets.
The Trojans scored wins of 16-25, 19-25, 9-25 in this Wyoming Valley Conference match Tuesday afternoon.
Leading the Cougars was Brett Barron 23 assists and
W-B parking authority records subpoenaed
The focus of federal investigations in Wilkes-Barre has expanded to the Wilkes-Barre City Parking Authority as authorities have subpoenaed all records related to a controversial 2012 proposal to lease the city's parking assets - an effort that eventually was abandoned.
Wilkes-Barre woman dies after house fire
A Wilkes-Barre woman died early Tuesday morning of carbon monoxide poisoning following a fire at her Wyoming Street home. Wilkes-Barre Fire Chief Jay Delaney said firefighters responded to 276 Wyoming St. around 11:30 p.m. Monday.
Authority: Fees no 'cash cow'
WILKES-BARRE - Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority officials on Tuesday responded to criticism about their fee structure being inequitable by saying bills are tabulated based on property assessments and the fee is not meant to be a "cash cow."
Discount retailer headed to East End Centre
WILKES-BARRE TWP. - One month after purchasing the largely vacant East End Centre, developer and former champion drag racer Joe Amato has a tenant lined up.
Gabriel Brothers, a discount fashion retailer, has signed a lease with Amato Properties.
Commissioners recognize OF girls basketball team
OLD FORGE - The Lackawanna County commissioners recognized the Old Forge girls basketball team for its run at the state championship on Tuesday at the high school. Brief remarks were offered and a proclamation and certificates were presented to the play
Police arrest man for Scranton robbery
SCRANTON - Police arrested 21-year-old Tyrone Bacon and charged him with robbery, carrying a firearm without a license and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing a cellphone from a man and robbed Topps Co., 50 Poplar St.
Glodzik company ordered to pay $8K
Financial troubles for Leo Glodzik III continue to mount. An $8,380 judgment was levied against one of his companies Tuesday morning in Luzerne County Court related to a lien filed Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
Potato chips ignite fight between father, son
SCRANTON - A bag of potato chips led to an altercation between a father and son Monday evening and resulted in bruises on the boy and cuffs on the dad, according to the criminal complaint.
Wyoming Area teachers return to picket line
EXETER - The Wyoming Area School Board unanimously rejected an arbitration decision on a new teachers contract at Tuesday's meeting. As a result of the 7-0 vote with two board members absent, teachers will have a one-day strike today.
More to be armed with pepper spray in federal prisons
A pilot program to arm federal correctional officers with pepper spray, which gained support following the February 2013 murder of a correctional officer from Nanticoke, will be expanded to include other staffers who deal directly with inmates at United States penitentiaries, the Bureau of Prisons announced Tuesday.
Third bid round starts for Watres Armory
HARRISBURG - The state has launched a third round of bidding for the Watres Armory in Scranton, and this time a historic facade covenant has been dropped.
Old Forge closer on police chief
OLD FORGE - The borough still doesn't have a police chief, but it did gain one new police officer and a dump truck at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening.