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  • Man escapes Edwardsville police in shackles Police say a Noxen man used bogus checks to pay for his rent and heroin, then escaped from the police station on Monday with shackles still around his legs. Edwardsville police arrested Edward Engelman Jr., 34, of 3506 Route 29 South, inside United Check Cashing. | 7/22/2014
  • Prosecutors: Yuknavich indictment expected Federal prosecutors anticipate a grand jury will indict Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Chief John Yuknavich early next month, authorities revealed Monday, but plans are still moving forward to begin his trial on state theft charges. | 7/22/2014
  • Inmate sentenced for corruption of minors A convicted killer accused of coaxing a woman to bring two girls to visit him in prison so he could molest them was sentenced Monday to additional prison time and was hit with a hefty fine after pleading no contest to a count of conspiracy to corrupt minors. | 7/22/2014
  • Report: VA doctor removed after complaint A former doctor at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township was removed from clinical work by his superiors after filing a complaint about on-call doctors not showing up to the hospital, according to a private watchdog group’s report. | 7/22/2014
  • Petersburg Civil War historian Chris Calkins to receive 2014 Award of Merit PETERSBURG - Chris Calkins, who had a 35-year career with the National Park Service before helping the state establish a new Civil War battlefield park, has been recognized for his contributions to preserving Civil War battlefields. Calkins was recently | 7/22/2014
  • Teens assault, rob man in Hazleton Hazleton police detained an 18-year-old man and two juvenile males after a 52-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in the area of West Second Street and Emerald Court. Police say Juan Carlos Tejeda Colon, 18, of Seybert Street, and two juveniles males, o | 7/22/2014
  • Employment bounces back locally; health care up while manufacturing down LEWISBURG - Employment in central Pennsylvania is bouncing back to pre-recession levels, but with an economy that has added 5,100 health care industry jobs while losing another 8,900 manufacturing jobs. According to figures from the Central Pennsylvania | 7/22/2014
  • County court sentencings: July 22, 2014 SUNBURY - Three Shamokin area residents were sentenced on various charges Monday in Northumberland County Court. Ariel Parker, 27, of Coal Township, was sentenced by President Judge William H. Wiest to serve 90 days on house arrest after pleading guilty | 7/22/2014
  • Sidenotes 7/22/2014 Newfoundland chef appears on show Jessica Seagraves, chef at the The Hotel in Newfoundland, came up short Sunday night in her appearance on the Food Network program “Cutthroat Kitchen.” | 7/22/2014
  • Doc at local VA Medical Center quit 'under duress' after blowing whistle A former doctor at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township was removed from clinical work by his superiors after filing a complaint about on-call doctors not showing up to the hospital, according to a private watchdog group’s report. | 7/22/2014
  • Regional Briefs 7/22/2014 Two missing people found NEWTON TWP. — Two reported missing people, including a patient at Clarks Summit State Hospital, have been found, state police said Monday. Edward Phillip Saroscek, 24, of Plymouth, was located in South Abington Twp. on Monday, one | 7/22/2014
  • Dunmore bar cited for selling to minor DUNMORE — The state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement cited a borough bar for selling alcohol to a minor. | 7/22/2014
  • Copper pipe stolen from Scranton building SCRANTON — A burglar broke into a vacant city apartment building within the last month and stole copper pipe from every apartment, Scranton police said. | 7/22/2014
  • LOCAL GOLF: Simons-Weber grab Honesdale Senior Member-Guest crown Crafty veterans Bob Simons and Dave Weber rallied from a three-stroke deficit after the first round to claim the Honesdale Golf Club Senior Member-Guest title on Sunday. | 7/22/2014
  • Romance ends in stabbing in Scranton Tyler Bulford didn’t want any trouble from his former girlfriend, Rio Lisi. So Siara Edwards and Paula Loftus agreed to do him a favor Saturday and pick up the clothes he left at his ex’s Scranton apartment. | 7/21/2014
  • Man drops money at bus stop, laughing man makes quick grab SCRANTON — More than $200 was stolen Sunday from a man visiting from England while he was checking through his backpack at a city bus stop, police said. | 7/22/2014
  • SWB RAILRIDERS GAME REPORT 7/21/2014 RailRiders Gwinnett ab r h bi ab r h bi Pirela 2b-1b 4 0 1 0 Cnninghm cf 4 0 1 0 Refsnydr rf-2b 4 0 1 1 Bethncourt c 4 0 1 0 Almonte cf-rf 4 0 1 0 Gosselin 3b 3 0 1 0 Garcia dh 4 1 2 0 Terdslvich 1b 4 1 2 1 Roller 1b 4 0 1 0 Boggs lf 4 0 1 0 Rchrdsn pr-cf | 7/22/2014
  • LITTLE LEAGUE: North Pocono takes title Jake Millan hit a three-run home run as North Pocono captured the Section 5 10-11 baseball championship with a 6-4 win over Back Mountain National on Monday. | 7/22/2014
  • LITTLE LEAGUE: State playoff dreams start today for local squads It seems to be a common thread for two North Pocono teams playing in state Little League tournaments this week. | 7/22/2014
  • Segedin's sacrifice fly lifts RailRiders in ninth Rob Segedin didn’t have a hit in his Triple-A debut Monday, but he did have the most important at-bat for Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre. | 7/22/2014
  • Legion: Dickson City's Rebar hits 2 HRs, drives in 8 If Chris Rebar never had another at-bat, he’d have enough memories from Monday’s American Legion Region 5 win over South Scranton to last a lifetime. | 7/22/2014
  • CHRIS SNEE: Through the years 1995 A strong athlete for his age, Snee dominated and built a reputation as a standout Little League baseball player. In eighth grade, he joined the freshman football team in the fall and began making an impact for the Meteors. | 7/22/2014
  • CHRIS SNEE: Impact felt across the area Chris Snee has served as an inspiration to high school football players in Northeastern Pennsylvania. | 7/22/2014
  • CHRIS SNEE: A big man who left a lasting leagcy It was time. His massive, muscular body that had helped him reach the pinnacle of professional football could no longer endure the pain it so often could ignore. | 7/22/2014
  • Firefighters respond to another fire at Scranton Lace Ned Holmes was deep in yard work Monday when he noticed the first plume of white smoke drift across Albright Avenue toward his home. An increasingly familiar scene played out across the street. | 7/22/2014
  • Massive bust highlights flow of the heroin pipeline Given a little more time, Dakeem Booker might have turned 2.6 ounces of heroin into $50,000. The Lackawanna County Drug Task Force had other plans. Mr. Booker, 28, of Scranton, was arrested last month at his Palm Street home and charged as a drug dealer. | 7/21/2014
  • 300-mile trek to lobby for Medicaid PETERSBURG - After his town's local hospital closed, Belhaven, N.C., Mayor Adam O'Neal is making his way to Washington, D.C., via foot to discuss Medicaid expansion with lawmakers. O'Neal, a Republican, said party affiliation doesn't matter on this issu | 7/22/2014
  • Kickball game turns violent in Hopewell HOPEWELL - A casual kickball game attended by about 400 people turned violent Sunday evening as bullets went flying and fights broke out at Arlington Park. According to a Hopewell Police Department press release, at 7:11 p.m. July 20, officers responded | 7/22/2014
  • Former Richmond mayor to seek state Senate seat The former mayor of Richmond has thrown his hat into the ring seeking to replace retired state Sen. Henry L. Marsh III. Rudolph "Rudy" C. McCollum, an attorney in private practice, announced Monday that he is seeking to fill the vacancy in the 16th Senat | 7/22/2014
  • PG man accidentally shoots himself PRINCE GEORGE - A man accidentally who shot himself Thursday evening was transported by Med-Flight to VCU Medical Center in Richmond. Lt. Paul Burroughs of the Prince George Police Department said that Timothy Craig, 44, was at home in his bed on the 5 | 7/22/2014
  • Troy Fair kicks off TROY - Everything was back Monday: the cows, the pigs, the sheep, the rides, the games, the tractors, the cotton candy, and the funnel cakes. And, of course, the people - the 4-H'ers, the families, the vendors, and the volunteers returned, too. Fair week | 7/22/2014
  • Community events listings, July 22, 2014 Blakely Church concert: Peckville Assembly of God Christian concert with Carman, Friday, 7 p.m. Clarks Summit Chicken barbecue: Clarks Summit United Methodist Church chicken barbecue, Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or sold out; takeouts available, $10/adults, $ | 7/22/2014
  • South Manheim Township man turns hobby into winery SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - Schuylkill County's newest winery is bringing some new flavors to a growing industry. Rick Watt opened Fieldwood Winery in October next to his home on Schuylkill Mountain Road, South Manheim Township. "It's just nice to sit out here an | 7/22/2014
  • Flash flooding warnings should be taken seriously, officials urge Heavy thunderstorms prompt warnings by meteorologists that many simply overlook. One such danger is flash flooding. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration describes flash flooding as short-term events that can occur within six hours of heavy | 7/22/2014
  • Pottsville officials consider future of Garfield Square fixture Soon after her brother died at his Pottsville home in April 1978, Valentina A. Lizak said a friend stepped forward to dedicate a memorial in his name. "Dr. Thomas Ritter planted a tree in Garfield Square, a Japanese cherry tree, in honor of my brother, D | 7/22/2014
  • Frackville considering options for Arch Street flooding FRACKVILLE - After Taylor Russell's brush with death after being swept into the Little Mahanoy Creek on July 14, Frackville is considering options on what can be done to prevent a repeat of the incident. Russell, 12, fell into the creek at Arch Street ne | 7/22/2014
  • Woman injured in car crash near Newtown NEWTOWN - A woman was extricated from her vehicle Monday after her vehicle crashed in Reilly Township. Linda Clark, 74, of Millersburg, Dauphin County, was driving a 1995 Oldsmobile Auora east on Route 25 when she drove off the road, Schuylkill Haven sta | 7/22/2014
  • Truck crashes in Gordon, driver flown to Geisinger GORDON - A New York truck driver was flown to a trauma center after the vehicle he was driving crashed at the bottom of the Gordon Mountain on Monday morning. Butler Township police Patrolman Shawn Butler said the crash occurred about 10:40 a.m. when Pas | 7/22/2014
  • Court notes 7/22/14 Charles R. Kovach and Raelene E. Kovach to Thomas Pavlick and Marjorie Gelso for $155,000; Plymouth Township. Medo Investment LLC to Joseph Newhart for $75,000; Nanticoke. Mark D. Davis and Deborah L. Davis to Kenneth J. Robaczewski for $105,850; Swoyersv | 7/22/2014
  • POLICE BLOTTER 7/22/14 W-B police activity Wilkes-Barre City police reported the following incidents: n Peter G. Alexis, 42, of 125 S. Hancock St. in Wilkes-Barre, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly coming after his stepson with a kitchen knife. According to police, Brandon | 7/22/2014
  • Back Mountain keeps hopes alive After trailing twice — 7-2 in the second and 12-6 in the fourth inning — Back Mountain American stormed back with a 14-hit attack on Monday to defeat Lionville, 15-12, in an elimination game at the Pennsylvania 11-12 tournament in Skippack. | 7/22/2014
  • Segedin's sacrifice fly lifts RailRiders in ninth Rob Segedin didn’t have a hit in his Triple-A debut Monday, but he did have the most important at-bat for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. | 7/22/2014
  • Homicide charges held for court PORT CARBON - A Saint Clair man is headed to court on charges he allegedly killed another man and threw his body in a wooded area in Blythe Township in June. After hearing testimony during a preliminary hearing Monday afternoon, Magisterial District Judg | 7/22/2014
  • Things all a flutter at butterfly tent at Troy Fair TROY - Those who walked into a screened tent Monday at the Troy Fair entered a place of delicate winged creatures. This was the realm of the Painted Lady butterflies. With colorful orange, black and white wings, they flitted here and there to the delig | 7/22/2014
  • Donations of impact fee money sought for park TOWANDA - The group that is spearheading the formation of the Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park in Towanda has begun to ask municipalities to donate some of their impact fee revenue toward the creation of the park. So far, Alba Borough has given a | 7/22/2014
  • Little League Interleague ❒ Freeland Fire Dept. 6, Postie’s 0 - Jerome Repetz belted a home run and single to lead Freeland Fire Dept. to the win. Charles Everdale ripped two doubles and Logan Charnigo clubbed a triple in the victory. Seth Derr played well and Joe Warg | 7/22/2014
  • Tamaqua boiladvisory lifted Tamaqua Area Water Authority customers in the Dutch Hill section of Tamaqua, east of Market Street, no longer must boil their drinking water, as they were asked to do Thursday. The borough of Tamaqua informed customers Monday that the water boil advisory | 7/22/2014
  • Hazle Twp. Supervisors’ contract decision questioned Hazle Township Supervisors awarded a $116,339 contract to an insurance company, despite questions raised by a representative from a competing firm who questioned whether the bidding process was conducted fairly. The supervisors severed ties with long-time | 7/22/2014
  • Deep fried pickle spears a unique fair food treat TROY - If you like pickles, you just might like a different take on this familiar snack that's being sold at the Troy Fair this year. At J.J. Snyder's, Deep Fried Pickle Spears are included on the menu. Jimmy Snyder, who is one of the people running the | 7/22/2014
  • Athens teen has long involvement in 4-H TROY - Elyse Elsbree of Athens has been involved with 4-H since she was 8 years old. This year, the 15-year-old is at the Troy Fair with her steer, Extreme, and her cow, Skip. She enjoys 4-H. "I like how much variety it has," she said, noting that she ca | 7/22/2014
  • Purse snatcher gets credit for 184 days served, which is her minimum sentence SUNBURY - A purse snatcher who pleaded guilty in April to a felony of robbery will be released in the near future from Northumberland County Prison, where she has been an inmate for 184 days. Judge Charles Saylor sentenced Tonya Marie Williams, 45, forme | 7/22/2014
  • Man who threatened suicide in Danville locally hit by train A 21-year-old Virginia man who threatened to commit suicide July 9 by jumping off a bridge that hovers over Interstate 81 in Sugarloaf Township, killed himself during a train festival in Danville this weekend, according to authorities. The man died after | 7/22/2014
  • Police, July 22 Hazleton incidents Hazletonpolice issued press releases alleging the following. Anyone with information can contact police at 570-459-4940 or call 911. ■ A Hazleton woman told officers items were taken from a motor vehicle in the 300 block of West Mine St | 7/22/2014
  • Authorities ID man hit by train in Danville DANVILLE - Authorities said a 21-year-old man who was struck and killed by an excursion train traveling through the borough Saturday died of neck trauma. Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn said Chad Yerby, 21, of Virginia Beach, Va., was killed shortly af | 7/22/2014
  • Man charged with sex assault of girl, 8, to serve up to 23 months SUNBURY - A Coal Township man accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last summer will begin serving his 3 to 23-month county prison sentence Aug. 4. Northumberland County President Judge William H. Wiest imposed the sentence on Kevin C. Glazik | 7/22/2014
  • AOAA hires new director BURNSIDE - The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) finally has its leader. At Monday night's meeting, the AOAA authority voted to hire Dave Porzi as operations director. Porzi will make $48,000 plus a two-percent commission on sales in his new posit | 7/22/2014
  • Shamokin man charged in Rock Street fight given credit for time already served SUNBURY - A 36-year-old man charged in a March 7 fight in Shamokin was given credit for 137 days previously served in prison and released after being sentenced Monday by Northumberland County President Judge William H. Wiest. Christopher W. Lloyd, of 627 | 7/22/2014
  • 11 W-B firefighters graduate training Luzerne County Community College hosted a graduation ceremony for 11 Wilkes-Barre Fire Department cadet trainees who successfully completed their initial fire academy training at the Public Safety Training Institute at the college in Nanticoke. Cadets rec | 7/22/2014
  • Wilkes-Barre police: Drunken argument ended with stabbing A drunken argument that erupted when a Wilkes-Barre woman tried to help her intoxicated friend ended with her stabbing him, according to an affidavit. Lisa M. Keane, 28, of 64 Hutson St., was charged with aggravated and simple assault and harassment. Acco | 7/22/2014
  • Woman charged with breaking into Pittston residence An intoxicated woman went into a Pittston home and asked the residents for her medication, a sleeping bag and sunglasses as she rummaged through their drawers, police said. Lisa Wardell, 42, of 162 E. Railroad St., Pittston Township, was charged Monday wi | 7/22/2014
  • Police: ATV riders destroyed part of O’Malia’s corn crop Police are looking for ATV riders who they say destroyed part of a corn crop on a Plains Township farm. Plains Township police said ATV riders ruined about $500 worth of corn when they drove through a field at Larry O’Malia’s Farm and Greenhouse over the | 7/22/2014
  • Heroin cocktails a deadly mix No single cause explains drug use. No single way exists to prevent it. And, often, no single drug leads to a lethal overdose. The Luzerne County Coroner’s Office reported 13 heroin-related overdose deaths this year, but heroin alone accounted for only two | 7/20/2014
  • REVIEW: Huey Lewis brings down the house Yes it’s true — Huey Lewis and the News are happy to be stuck with their fans. The band that shot to fame in the early 80s with numerous hits brought the house down Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ Keystone Ballroom in Plains Township. | 7/20/2014
  • This week’s meetings MONDAY Bear Creek Village council, 7 p.m., Bear Creek Association Clubhouse, White Haven Road. Dallas School Board, 7 p.m., administration building, 2000 Conyngham Ave. Forty Fort council work session, 7:30 p.m., borough building, 1271 Wyoming Ave. Hunlock Towns | 7/21/2014
  • NewsNow: Tamaqua boil advisory lifted Tamaqua Area Water Authority customers in the Dutch Hill section of Tamaqua, east of Market Street, no longer must boil their drinking water, as they were asked to do Thursday. The borough of Tamaqua informed customers Monday that the water boil advisory | 7/21/2014
  • Sources say Snee to announce retirement today Chris Snee may be ready to call it a career. Numerous media outlets are reporting that the Montrose Area High School graduate and New York Giants offensive lineman will announce his retirement today after 10 seasons in the National Football League. | 7/21/2014
  • Prosecutors respond to Letteer's appeal Hit-and-run driver Thomas Letteer Jr. has no absolute right to appeal discretionary aspects of his lengthy prison sentence and must prove there is a “substantial question” his sentence was unjust if he wants it reversed, county prosecutors said in a response to his appeal filed Monday. | 7/21/2014
  • Movie Times: 7-22-2014 Cinemark 20 and XD, Scranton: Persecuted (PG-13): 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10; Planes: Fire & Rescue (PG): 10:50 a.m., 1:10, 3:30, 5:50, 8:10, 10:30; in 3D: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20; The Purge: Anarchy (R): 1, 3:40, 6:20, 9; in XD: 11:40 a.m., 2:20, 5, | 7/22/2014
  • Datebook: Your guide to area meetings and events Today Century Club: Rosen movement, today, 10:15 a.m.; mahjong, Wednesday, 10 a.m.; photo exhibit reception, with Sally Wiener Grotto, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.; cards, Monday, noon; 612 Jefferson Ave., reservations required for all activities. 570-342-0204. G | 7/22/2014
  • Woman pleads guilty to Nanticoke assault A woman involved in a fight that led to a notorious Nanticoke barroom slashing pleaded guilty Monday to simple assault and purchasing alcohol as a minor. | 7/21/2014
  • ‘The Patriot’ actress, dead at 21, had family in NEPA The weekend death of 21-year-old actress Skye McCole Bartusiak sparked media coverage from MTV, TMZ, People Magazine and numerous other media outlets. | 7/21/2014
  • Armed robbery reported at Hazle Twp. store Two males — one armed with a handgun — robbed a Hazle Township cellphone store Sunday. State police at Hazleton said two men walked into NTX Wireless, 837 Airport Road, a Verizon store to the rear of the Laurel Mall, just before 1 p.m. Sunday. | 7/20/2014
  • Police, July 21 W. Hazleton bar cited for noise Ivanna’s Bar & Grill, 439 W. Green St., West Hazleton, was cited three times by state police at Hazleton for several noise violations. Troopers said they heard music coming from Ivanna’s while outside the business Saturday | 7/21/2014
  • Chris Kelly: Courtright, council put squeeze on neighbors to pay for past sins Acting Mayor Bill Courtright campaigned as The Union Whisperer, a unique peacemaker who could convince the police and fire unions that Scranton does not exist to provide its employees with jobs, health care and pensions. | 7/20/2014
  • Woman pleads guilty to Nanticoke assault A woman involved in a fight that led to a notorious Nanticoke barroom slashing pleaded guilty Monday to simple assault and purchasing alcohol as a minor. Melanie Figueroa, 22, of 140 Sharpe St., Nanticoke, was accused of being a primary aggressor in the January 2012, box-cutter slashing that severely injured Jennifer Mieczkowski. | 7/21/2014
  • Federal prosecutors: Yuknavich indictment expected in August Federal prosecutors anticipate a grand jury will indict Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Chief John Yuknavich early next month, authorities revealed Monday, but plans are still moving forward to begin his trial on state theft charges. | 7/21/2014
  • Michala Kuhlman crowned 2014 Troy Fair Queen: Ribbon cut Sunday to mark the opening of the 2014 Troy Fair TROY - Michala Kuhlman, who is planning to major in Agriculture & Extension Education at Penn State Altoona, was crowned the 2014 Troy Fair Queen on Sunday. Kuhlman graduated from Northeast Bradford High School in 2013, and she had served as the 2011-12 | 7/21/2014
  • Inmate pleads no contest to corruption of minors inside prison A convicted killer accused of coaxing a woman to bring two girls to visit him in prison so he could molest them is facing a hefty fine after pleading no contest Monday to a count of conspiracy to corrupt minors. | 7/21/2014
  • Babe Ruth 13-15 State Tournament (At Drums) Babe Ruth 13-15State Tournament(At Drums)Pool PlayThursday, July 17 Game 3 - Tri Township 5, Franklin Township 0 Game 4 - Broomall/Newtown 12, West End 1 Game 5 - Valley 15, Aston Valley 0, 4 innings Friday, July 18 Game 6 - Mifflin County vs. Franklin To | 7/19/2014
  • Babe Ruth 13-15 State Tournament Babe Ruth 13-15State Tournament(At Drums)Pool PlayWednesday, July 16 Game 1 - Tri Township 11, Aston Valley 5 Game 2 - West End 2, Mifflin County 1 Thursday, July 17 Game 3 - Tri Township 5, Franklin Township 0 Game 4 - Broomall/Newtown 12, West End 1 Gam | 7/20/2014
  • School Board appoints interim principal for Hopewell High HOPEWELL - The School Board has approved the appointment of Thomas Pond to serve as Hopewell High School's interim principal for the 2014-2015 school year. Pond will serve as the interim principal while the search continues to replace outgoing principal | 7/22/2014
  • 80th DREAM GAME: Bill Kasulis named Lions Club Man of the Year Saying that Bill Kasulis was active might be one of the great understatements you could make when describing him. A standout athlete, coach, official and educator, the Duryea native loved to stay busy and involved in sports. | 7/21/2014
  • Flood authority meetings to unveil levee system changes The Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold meetings today and Tuesday to unveil changes to the Wyoming Valley Levee System and the Luzerne County Flood Insurance Rate M | 7/21/2014
  • ‘The Patriot’ actress dies at 21 The weekend death of 21-year-old actress Skye McCole Bartusiak sparked media coverage from MTV, TMZ, People Magazine and numerous other media outlets. Perhaps best-known for her role as Mel Gibson’s daughter in the 2000 film, “The Patriot,” Bartusiak’s tragic death hit home. | 7/21/2014
  • Out&About at the Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series featuring Amy Sedaris at the Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series featuring Amy Sedaris at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple JAKE DANNA STEVENS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER | 7/20/2014
  • Hazleton teen in critical condition after shooting A 19-year-old Hazleton man remains in critical condition after being shot in the neck for unknown reasons early Saturday morning outside a West Hazleton bar. West Hazleton Police Chief Brian Buglio said hospital workers at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Cre | 7/21/2014
  • Court Notes 7/21/14 PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS Jason Scotti and Darlene M. Scotti to Judd Brace and Jessica Brace for $179,900; Wright Township. Dianne Penatzer and Steven Penatzer to Anthony R. Price and Sara E. Baldwin for $120,000; Avoca. George Karosa III to Daniel M. Hooper for $145,000; Swoyersv | 7/21/2014
  • Car show held at Union Station for the last time The sound was so loud for 12 Volt Thunder at Union Station on Sunday that the event will be held at a different location next year. Dave Clews, owner of 12 Volt Dave's Audio, Pottsville, said noise complaints prompted the decision to move the event. "We | 7/21/2014
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel feast celebrated Sunday with packed church SHENANDOAH - It was a time of smiles and tears on Sunday morning as parishioners and friends of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, West Washington Street, gathered to celebrate the church's 100th anniversary and the feast of the parish patro | 7/21/2014
  • Casey seeks hearing on pepper spray bill Pennsylvania’s senior senator is seeking a hearing for a bill inspired by the murder of a correctional officer from Nanticoke that would uniformly equip federal correctional officers with pepper spray. | 7/21/2014
  • Community center in Petersburg will see new life as an urban farm PETERSBURG - Residents of impoverished urban areas often have no access to fresh, affordable food - a reality that may be solved locally with the renovation of the Harding Street Community Center into a high-tech urban farm. The project, which is funded | 7/21/2014
  • Talk of the Times with Kasandra Goshleski: “By Your Bootstraps” Women’s 5K Walk/Run This week, staff writer Medea Giordano talks with Kasandra Goshleski about the upcoming inaugural “By Your Bootstraps” Women’s 5K Walk/Run. | 7/21/2014
  • Weekend: Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pennsylvania CLUBS AMBERS RESTAURANT AND BAR, 25 S. Main St., Carbondale: Wednesdays, John Andrews Jazz Group. BAZIL, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Wednesdays, Marko Marcinko Jazz Quartet. BLU WASABI, Route 6, Dickson City: Tuesdays, Solo-Lu. BOTTLENECKS, 3 S. M | 7/20/2014
  • RailRiders get some revenge in Charlotte By the time the middle of the fifth inning rolled around Sunday afternoon, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were no longer the welcome guests they’d been in Charlotte through the first three games of the series. | 7/21/2014
  • Legion Baseball: Dickson City Post 665 falls into losers' bracket Swoyersville turned two big innings into an 11-1 victory Sunday and dropped Dickson City Post 665 into the losers’ bracket of the Region 5 American Legion tournament. A four-run fourth and a five-run eighth did in Dickson City, which will playSouth Scrant | 7/21/2014
  • LOCAL GOLF: Brian Brown, Vince Scarpetta III defeat brothers in Elkview Memorial final CRYSTAL LAKE — Brian Brown and Vince Scarpetta III came into this year’s Elkview Memorial as the two-time defending champs, and winners of three of the last four titles. | 7/21/2014
  • As the grip of heroin grows, so does law enforcement's resolve Lackawanna County Deputy District Attorney Shane Scanlon keeps a few Times-Tribune articles in his office. In one 2007 clip, three people were arrested in a Scranton bust that netted 320 bags of heroin. | 7/21/2014
  • Perfect start for V.I. Little League team The Virgin Islands Little League team opened regional play over the weekend in impressive fashion, earning a pair of wins in the Bahamas. The St. Thomas team of 11- and 12-year-olds topped the Cayman Islands, 12-1, on Saturday and then Puerto Rico, 7-0, | 7/21/2014
  • BMA Little League facing elimination after loss For four and a half innings on Sunday afternoon, Back Mountain American kept pace with Red Land. | 7/21/2014
  • RailRiders get some revenge in Charlotte By the time the middle of the fifth inning rolled around Sunday afternoon, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were no longer the welcome guests they’d been in Charlotte through the first three games of the series. Pushovers in three straight beatings at | 7/21/2014