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  • Coroner identifies victim found near W-B apartment complex Wilkes-Barre police are investigating the death of a man found behind the Interfaith Heights apartments on Coal Street early Thursday morning, the Luzerne County coroner confirmed. | 9/18/2014
  • Frein now considered a federal fugitive BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — Eric Matthew Frein is now a federal fugitive. U.S. Magisterial Judge Thomas M. Blewitt issued the warrant Tuesday for the 31-year-old Canadensis man, wanted by state police for murdering a state trooper, on the charge of flight to avoid prosecution. | 9/18/2014
  • Manhunt disrupts high school football schedule As the manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein continues, school districts in Wayne County have taken added precaustions. Friday night's high school football games have been impacted with one being postponed and another changing venues. | 9/18/2014
  • Body found behind Wilkes-Barre apartment complex Wilkes-Barre police are investigating the death of a man found behind the Interfaith Heights apartments on Coal Street early Thursday morning, the Luzerne County coroner confirmed. | 9/18/2014
  • Crash flips car on North Washington Crash flips car on North Washington SCRANTON — A crash on the 1900 block of North Washington Avenue trapped a man in his car for a short time. Around 9:25 a.m., a Dodge Dakota collided with a Mazda Tribute, flipping the Tribute on its side. South Abington | 9/18/2014
  • Noonan: Slain trooper exemplifies state police honor code At a moving funeral Mass today, Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II’s family, friends and thousands of law enforcement officers from across the nation said goodbye to the 38-year-old state trooper gunned down last Friday as his shift ended. | 9/18/2014
  • State police continue hunt for accused killer Thursday BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — Officers returned to the woods Thursday surrounding the state police barracks to search for an accused killer. | 9/18/2014
  • Noonan: Slain trooper exemplifies state police honor code At a moving funeral Mass today, Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II’s family, friends and thousands of law enforcement officers from across the nation said goodbye to the 38-year-old state trooper gunned down last Friday as his shift ended. Members of the New York S | 9/18/2014
  • Noonan: Slain trooper exemplifies state police honor code At a moving funeral Mass today, Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II’s family, friends and thousands of law enforcement officers from across the nation said goodbye to the 38-year-old state trooper gunned down last Friday as his shift ended. | 9/18/2014
  • Noonan: Slain trooper exemplifies state police honor code At a moving funeral Mass today, Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II’s family, friends and thousands of law enforcement officers from across the nation said goodbye to the 38-year-old state trooper gunned down last Friday as his shift ended. | 9/18/2014
  • Noonan: Slain trooper exemplifies state police honor code At a moving funeral Mass today, Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II’s family, friends and thousands of law enforcement officers from across the nation said goodbye to the 38-year-old state trooper gunned down last Friday as his shift ended. | 9/18/2014
  • Funeral held for slain trooper At a moving funeral Mass today, Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II’s family, friends and thousands of law enforcement officers from across the nation said goodbye to the 38-year-old state trooper gunned down last Friday as his shift ended. | 9/18/2014
  • Firefighters battle blaze in Frackville FRACKVILLE – Firefighters are on scene at 138 N. Cherry St. battling a blaze. According early reports, one person | 9/18/2014
  • Dozens charged for trafficking heroin and other drugs | 9/18/2014
  • State police continue hunt for accused killer Thursday BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — Officers returned to the woods Thursday surrounding the state police barracks to search for an accused killer. | 9/18/2014
  • State police continue hunt for accused killer Thursday BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — Officers returned to the woods Thursday surrounding the state police barracks to search for an accused killer. | 9/18/2014
  • State police continue hunt for accused killer Thursday BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — Officers returned to the woods Thursday surrounding the state police barracks to search for an accused killer. | 9/18/2014
  • State police continue hunt for accused killer Thursday BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — Officers returned to the woods Thursday surrounding the state police barracks to search for an accused killer. | 9/18/2014
  • Strike Up the Bands: West Scranton and Pittston Area They march in parades and perform at special events throughout the year, but for the hundreds of instrumentalists, color guard members and majorettes in local high school marching bands, the fall field show is the apex. It’s time to show they have what it takes. | 9/19/2014
  • Barbours sentenced to life SUNBURY - Miranda and Elytte Barbour will both spend the rest of their lives in prison without the possibility of parole in connection with Nov. 11, 2013, murder of Troy LaFerrara. LaFerrara's wife, Colleen, and sister, Holly, condemed the Barbours for their actions at their sentencing today at the Northumberland County Courthouse. Elytte expressed remorse while Miranda said nothing. Both pleaded guilty Aug. 26 to second-degree murder, aggravated assault, robbery and possessing an instrument of a crime. | 9/18/2014
  • Hundreds pay respects to slain trooper DUNMORE — Under a gigantic American flag, four Pennsylvania state troopers on horseback watched silently while hundreds paid their respects to Cpl. Bryon Dickson II at Marywood University. | 9/18/2014
  • MC Eagles to host 'A Night at the Races' MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Eagles will give the public a chance to be race horse "owners" and enjoy a steak dinner this weekend, all to raise money for the organization. "This is our kickoff weekend for the year," said John Parry, chairman of small | 9/18/2014
  • Wife, sister to address Barbours SUNBURY - Miranda and Elytte Barbour had a lot to say after committing murder in Sunbury last November. They both gave newspaper interviews, and they both owned up to murder in separate talks with police. Miranda Barbour's jailhouse confession to The Dai | 9/18/2014
  • Family remembers humor of fallen trooper Darla Dickson can’t help but laugh as she tells the story. Her family had only recently moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania when she answered an afternoon knock at the front door. A police officer stood there with her oldest son, Bryon. | 9/18/2014
  • Trooper funeral traffic slows morning commute Traffic and road closures for the funeral of slain Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II are slowing morning commutes in the Scranton area. Expect delays on Interstate 81, the Central Scranton Expressway and Downtown Scranton streets. | 9/18/2014
  • Manhunt intestifies; Frein now considered a federal fugitive BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — Eric Matthew Frein is now a federal fugitive. U.S. Magisterial Judge Thomas M. Blewitt issued the warrant Tuesday for the 31-year-old Canadensis man, wanted by state police for murdering a state trooper, into custody on the charge of | 9/18/2014
  • Sports & Fitness Yoga for Healing The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County will offer a “Yoga for Healing” program on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the VNA office at 301 Delaware Ave., Olyph | 9/12/2014
  • Community Calendar Pierogie Sale: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Sundays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price is $6 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information. Identity Theft: The St. Nichol | 9/12/2014
  • Around Town Car Show The Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club will hold its annual car show Sunday, Sept. 14, in the parking lot of Carbondale Area High School, 101 Brooklyn St. Gates open at 9 a.m. Singer Nicole Rasmus will perform and Champ, the RailRiders mascot, will b | 9/12/2014
  • Manhunt intestifies; Frein now considered a federal fugitive BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — Eric Matthew Frein is now a federal fugitive. U.S. Magisterial Judge Thomas M. Blewitt issued the warrant Tuesday for the 31-year-old Canadensis man, wanted by state police for murdering a state trooper, on the charge of flight to avoid prosecution. | 9/18/2014
  • Area schools, hospital take precautions as search for police shooter continues Some area schools were closed Wednesday as the search for the sharpshooter wanted for killing one trooper and wounding another continued. More schools will be closed today for the funeral of Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II, 38, who was killed Friday night when a | 9/17/2014
  • Eric Frein a fan of guns, the military Eric Matthew Frein loved guns and war. He also lived with his parents and drove their Jeep Cherokee the last two years. The 31-year-old suspect in the Friday murder of state police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II, 38, and serious wounding of Trooper Alex T. Doug | 9/17/2014
  • Hundreds pay respects to slain trooper DUNMORE — Under a gigantic American flag, four Pennsylvania state troopers mounted on horseback stood silently while hundreds paid their respects to Cpl. Bryon Dickson II at Marywood University. | 9/18/2014
  • Trooper Miller’s widow: ‘You are changed forever’ Angela Miller knows only too well the pain the family of slain state police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II is experiencing, and it breaks her heart. On June 7, 2009, Angela Miller’s husband, Trooper Joshua D. Miller, died in a shootout with a kidnapping suspect. | 9/18/2014
  • Plains Township man knocked out during home invasion Two men knocked an 87-year-old Plains Township resident unconscious and robbed him during a home invasion. The victim told police he got a knock on his door at 2 Birch Ave. around 3 p.m. Tuesday. When he answered, one of the two men covered the victim’s mouth. | 9/18/2014
  • Police seize drugs, gun at Sherman Hills Wilkes-Barre police seized drugs and a gun Wednesday during a traffic stop at Sherman Hills Apartment Complex. The driver, Taleek Sistrunk, 22, hopped a curb and was leaving Sherman Hills at about 2:30 a.m. when officers stopped the vehicle. | 9/18/2014
  • Holy Redeemer students and faculty mourn assistant principal Holy Redeemer High School students are heartbroken about the death of Assistant Principal Abraham J. Simon but are ready to celebrate his life during a memorial mass today, Principal Anita M. Sirak said. Simon, 53, of Wilkes-Barre, died unexpectedly Sunday. | 9/18/2014
  • Hunt intensifies for accused killer BLOOMING GROVE TWP. — Eric Matthew Frein is now a federal fugitive. U.S. Magisterial Judge Thomas M. Blewitt issued the warrant Tuesday for the 31-year-old Canadensis, Monroe County, man, wanted by state police for murdering a state trooper, into custody. | 9/18/2014
  • Unconscious man rescued from W-B fire WILKES-BARRE — City fire crews rescued an unconscious man and two cats from apartments above a Pennsylvania Avenue restaurant on Wednesday afternoon, then worked well into the evening to totally extinguish the stubborn blaze. | 9/18/2014
  • Hopewell City Marina wraps up first summer of operations following $1.5M renovation HOPEWELL - With a ribbon-cutting ceremony in May to welcome guests to the newly renovated marina, the first summer of operations with the improvements has just wrapped up for the city. The renovations, which totaled $1.5 million, included a resurfaced | 9/18/2014
  • Weekend: Places to go and things to do CLUBS AMERICAN LEGION POST 665, Dickson City: Friday, Country and Western Night with Marilyn Kennedy. ARLO'S TAVERN, Uniondale: Saturday, Zack Savage; Sunday, Mike MiZ Band. BAR LOUIE, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Twp.: today, SIN Night; Friday, Lo | 9/18/2014
  • Datebook 9/18/2014 Today PA Association of Retired State Employees: annual installation and food drive luncheon, 11:30 a.m., St. Mary’s Center, Mifflin Avenue. Red Cross Blood Drives: today, 1 to 6 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1109 Church St., Moscow; Tuesday, 10 a.m. | 9/18/2014
  • Movie Times 9/18/2014 Cinemark 20, Moosic: Fat, Sick, And Nearly Dead 2 (PG-13): 7:30;The Maze Runner (PG-13): 10; in XD: 10;This Is Where I Leave You (R): 10; Tusk (R): 8,10:35;A Walk Among the Tombstones (R): 8, 10:45;As Above, So Below (R): noon, 2:25, 5, 7:30;Boyhood (R): | 9/18/2014
  • Best Bets 9/18/2014 TODAY Turn the page: Friends of the Scranton Public Library Book Sale, today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Library Express, Mall at Steamtown. FRIDAY The right note: Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, All-Tchaikovsky Concert,8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the P | 9/18/2014
  • Hot Spot! Were you spotted at the Lebanese Heritage Festival at St. Ann Maronite Church, 1320 Price St.? Were you spotted at the Lebanese Heritage Festival at St. Ann Maronite Church, 1320 Price St.? JASON FARMER / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER | 9/18/2014
  • Dunmore School Board gives superintendent a raise DUNMORE — The school board on Wednesday gave Superintendent Richard McDonald a raise of more than $2,300, increasing his salary from $116,958 to $119,297. | 9/18/2014
  • Lakeland approves teacher contract SCOTT TWP. — A new teacher contract and, for the first time ever, an anti-nepotism policy was unanimously passed by Lakeland School District Board members at Wednesday’s meeting. | 9/18/2014
  • Old Forge teachers, district, negotiating OLD FORGE — The Old Forge School District and education association have returned to the table to negotiate a teacher’s contract. | 9/18/2014
  • University of Scranton mascot in contest SCRANTON — The University of Scranton’s mascot, Iggy the Wolf, is in the running to win a bracket-style Catholic university mascot contest. | 9/18/2014
  • Ammunition plant plans exercise SCRANTON — The Scranton Army Ammunition Plant will conduct its annual anti-terrorism/Force Protection exercise next week. | 9/18/2014
  • Regional Briefs 9/18/2014 Larksville passes new burial ban LARKSVILLE — Two weeks after the Luzerne County Zoning Board approved a decision allowing a Muslim cemetery in Larksville, the borough council passed a resolution to stop burials at new cemeteries. The resolution has nothi | 9/18/2014
  • Locals on alert as search for suspected gunman continues Judy Sullivan handed her clients a sheet of paper after their appointments at her Hawley salon — a wanted poster for Eric Frein, suspected gunman. | 9/18/2014
  • Trooper Miller's widow: 'You are changed forever' Angela Miller knows the pain the family of slain state police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II is experiencing, and it breaks her heart. | 9/18/2014
  • Emergency officials: Pike County 911 is working fine The 911 call Seconds after discovering Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II laying in the Blooming Grove barracks parking lot, shot by a gunman who laid in wait across the street, Police Communications Officer Nicole Palmer rushed inside to summon help. | 9/18/2014
  • Road closures, traffic expected before and after slain trooper's funeral Motorists should be prepared today for traffic congestion and intermittent road closures before and after the funeral of slain Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II. | 9/18/2014
  • Former players react to Strong's decision Mike Strong’s eye for basketball talent is widely known. His ability to find women who fit his ideology of what his basketball players should be served the University of Scranton, and those who wore the uniform for him, well. | 9/18/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Scranton takes on Prep in rare Thursday tilt It doesn’t happen often, so it may as well be a big game. No. 3 Scranton will take on No. 1 Scranton Prep tonight at Scranton Memorial Stadium in a rare Thursday matchup for the Lackawanna Football Conference. | 9/18/2014
  • Enowbi’s 3 goals power Keystone Eddy Enowbi had three goals and an assist as Keystone College rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat Cazenovia College, 4-2, in a men’s soccer game Wednesday. | 9/18/2014
  • HS Soccer: Coar’s overtime goal lifts Dunmore Gillian Coar scored two goals, including the game-winner early in overtime to lift Dunmore to a 3-2 win over Holy Cross in a Lackawanna League Division III girls soccer game Wednesday. | 9/18/2014
  • Volleyball: Dunmore topples Lackawanna Trail Jill Korgeski recorded 17 kills, 21 points and 12 aces to power Dunmore to a convincing 3-0 victory Wednesday over host Lackawanna Trail to remain unbeaten in Lackawanna League girls volleyball action Wednesday. Abby Bessoir added 10 kills for the Lady Bu | 9/18/2014
  • HS GOLF: Dzwonczyk, Keegan pace D-2 golf qualifier THORNHURST TWP. — They’re both juniors, each playing for one of the elite golf programs in their division. But when it comes to name recognition in the Lackawanna League, Holy Cross’ Tom Dzwonczyk has a clear edge on Scranton Prep’s Tom Keegan. | 9/18/2014
  • School district, food bank help supply Scranton families with produce Students at McNichols Plaza Elementary received lessons in math and reading Wednesday. They also received bags of apples, potatoes and dried cranberries. | 9/18/2014
  • I-81 South ramp to expressway closed for three weeks Motorists on Interstate 81 South wanting to get on the McDade Expressway face an inconvenience as the Exit 191B ramp closes for the next three weeks. | 9/18/2014
  • Abington Heights School Board approves mediator's proposal; await union's vote CLARKS SUMMIT — After about four years of fruitless negotiations, the contract dispute between the Abington Heights School District and teachers union could end today. | 9/18/2014
  • Hearing in lawsuit against Scranton's commuter tax is postponed A court hearing in a lawsuit against Scranton’s new commuter tax that was supposed to be held today was postponed until Sept. 26. | 9/18/2014
  • Marino press aide pleads guilty to gun charge The press secretary to U.S. Rep. Tom Marino pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to bring his gun into a House office building in Washington, D.C. | 9/18/2014
  • Cpl. Dickson remembered Darla Dickson can’t help but laugh as she tells the story. Her family had only recently moved to Northeast Pennsylvania when she answered an afternoon knock at the front door. | 9/18/2014
  • Game Commission tracking team hunting for Frein Dense forest surrounds the state police barracks at Blooming Grove in Pike County. Somewhere among the thick oaks, sugar maples and white pines, police believe Eric Frein could be hiding. | 9/18/2014
  • Area schools, hospital take precautions as search for police shooter continues Some area schools were closed Wednesday as the search for the sharpshooter wanted for killing one trooper and wounding another continued. | 9/18/2014
  • Alleged killer told investigators he fought with victim before Accused killer James Roche told state police he “would go ballistic” when he saw the phone number of his alleged victim appear on his girlfriend’s caller ID, according to a new search warrant filed by state police. Roche, 32, told investigators he would g | 9/18/2014
  • Corrections and clarifications 9/18/14 A headline accompanying a photograph on the Askam United Methodist Church’s 225th anniversary commemoration service published Friday incorrectly listed the community where the church is located. The church is in Hanover Township. | 9/18/2014
  • Court Notes 9/18/14 Andrea Kopack (executrix) and Helen Pozda (estate) to David A. Remetz and Matthew J. Kennedy for $90,000; Wilkes-Barre. Glenn E. Wright to Brandon D. Shoemaker for $80,000; Nescopeck. Luzerne County sheriff and Virgina M. Raklewicz (per sheriff) to 615 Wy | 9/18/2014
  • County council to revisit agreement with radio control aircraft organization The Wyoming Valley RC Flyers’ use of Moon Lake Park is once more taking flak, with some Luzerne County Council members saying it is time to revisit a 34-year-old agreement allowing them use of the Plymouth Township park. The group’s use of the park came u | 9/18/2014
  • Services A Funeral Mass for Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Burial with full honors will be in the Dunmore Cemetery. Road closures The 100 to 1100 blocks of Wyoming Avenue and the 300 and 400 b | 9/18/2014
  • Slain trooper remembered Darla Dickson can’t help but laugh as she tells the story. Her family had only recently moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania when she answered an afternoon knock at the front door. A police officer stood there with her oldest son, Bryon. “Oh, Bryon,” she sa | 9/18/2014
  • High School Soccer Roundup WILLIAMSTOWN — Emily Wessner scored two goals, including the game-winner in 74th minute, as Williams Valley edged Schuylkill Haven 4-3 in a Division II contest. Kyrsten Miller scored twice and added an assist for the Vikings, who handed the Hurricanes the | 9/18/2014
  • High School Cross Country Roundup LEHIGHTON — Caroline Rickard’s victory Wednesday lifted Blue Mountain over Lehighton 19-40 and Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech 15-50 in a Schuylkill League Division I tri-meet. Rickard finished in 21:14, as Blue Mountain (6-0, 2-0 D-I) dominated with seven runne | 9/18/2014
  • Schuylkill League girls' cross country Schuylkill League Girls’ Cross Country | 9/18/2014
  • Boys cross country standings Schuylkill League Boys’ Cross Country | 9/18/2014
  • Informational meeting set for downtown planting project SCRANTON — Scranton Tomorrow and Penn State Extension master gardeners will host an informational meeting about planting mums in the city. The Downtown Scranton Adopt-a-Planter volunteer meeting will be Sept. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Posh at the Scranton Cl | 9/18/2014
  • Run Around Scranton postponed SCRANTON — The Run Around Scranton that was scheduled for 5 p.m. today has been postponed because of its overlap with state police Cpl. Bryon Dickson II’s funeral, in which the city police department plans to participate. “On behalf of the Run Around Scra | 9/18/2014
  • Lackawanna County Housing Authority to tackle inspection backlog DUNMORE — Lackawanna County Housing Authority members agreed at Wednesday’s work session to seek a contractor to help get the organization caught up on a backlog of inspections. The lack of proper inspections was an issue the HUD inspector general’s offic | 9/18/2014
  • Hockenbury sets course record At Lake-Lehman, the Black Knights’ Dominic Hockenbury won the boys race in a course-record 15 minutes, 41 seconds, 35 seconds ahead of runner-up Jack Tidball of Tunkhannock on Wednesday. | 9/18/2014
  • WVC Golf Roundup Coughlin 165 Wyoming Area 182 At W-B Municipal (par 36), Collin Krokos shot a 39 to earn medalist honors and lead Coughlin to the win. Madeline Wharton, Ryan Wrubel and Gavin Kross each had a 45 for the Warriors. COUGHLIN: Collin Krokos 39, Ryan Keyes 40, | 9/18/2014
  • Cameron Foundation hosts regional health forum PETERSBURG - In a move to advance health care throughout Southside Virginia, the Cameron Foundation hosted a summit of health and human service organizations, local government, faith leaders and other stakeholders on Wednesday. The Healthy Communities Re | 9/18/2014
  • Hopewell girl to hold art auction to raise funds for children's cancer research HOPEWELL - When 12-year-old Brianna Kerr's parents told her she should be involved and give back to the community, she said they thought she'd end up helping the elderly or picking up trash. They had no idea their daughter would take on such a big task | 9/18/2014
  • Jr. High Cross Country Nick Berger finished second overall in 9:54 to lead Weatherly in its tri-meet with Minersville and Nativity. Anthony Maguschak (10:07) was fourth and Derek Houser (10:14) came in fifth. Mason Gerhart (10:29) finished eighth and Jason Lash (11:08) rounded | 9/18/2014
  • H.S. Cross Country Girls ❏ Pottsville 25, Marian 32; Marian 19, Pine Grove 38 - Marian freshman Tina Capparell continued her assault on the Schuylkill County Cross Country scene as she blazed home in a time of 20:17, three minutes and one second faster than second-place fin | 9/18/2014
  • Locals on alert as search for suspected gunman continues Judy Sullivan handed her clients a sheet of paper after their appointments at her Hawley salon — a wanted poster for Eric Frein, suspected gunman. “We’re on high alert,” Sullivan, owner of Judy’s Hairway to Heaven, said. On Tuesday, state police searched | 9/18/2014
  • Around the Region, Sept. 18, 2014 n Ashland: Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 2400 Centre St., will sponsor a spaghetti and meatball dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Tickets are $8.50 each. Dinners will include spaghetti, homemade meatballs and sauce, salad, bread an | 9/18/2014
  • 17th Annual 'A Night at the Library' fundraiser set for September 25 SAYRE - The Sayre Public Library invites the community to enjoy a fun night with a live auction, wine tasting, music and delicious hors d'oeuvres at the annual "A Night at the Library" fundraiser. The Sayre Public Library is in its 17th year with the eve | 9/18/2014
  • Shamokin Area kids hurt when bus snags cable COAL TOWNSHIP - Three school bus windows were shattered, causing minor cuts to seven students, when the bus snagged a low-hanging steel utility cable on Route 125 Wednesday morning. The cable and an eye-bolt were pulled from a utility pole, and the cable | 9/18/2014
  • Bridy accepts chairmanship of North'd County Prison Board SUNBURY - For the first time since January, the Northumberland County Prison Board has a chairman. Reluctantly, Commissioner Stephen Bridy accepted the chairmanship Wednesday after other members declined to be nominated for the post, which has been vacan | 9/18/2014
  • 'Strange Meats' to premiere Saturday SHAMOKIN - A city native's documentary about the coal region's love and obsession with the soupie will premiere Saturday at the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center, Eighth and Arch streets. "Strange Meats: The Soupie" was written, directed and e | 9/18/2014
  • Kulpmont mayor pleads guilty to disorderly conduct MOUNT CARMEL - Despite previously saying he looked forward to his day in court, Kulpmont Mayor Bernard Novakoski, rather than go through with a preliminary hearing, accepted a plea deal Wednesday for allegedly threatening to shoot and kill a Pottsville a | 9/18/2014
  • Mount Carmel Twp. hires three PT cops ATLAS - Three part-time police officers were hired Wednesday by the Mount Carmel Township Board of Supervisors. David Tomtishen, a part-time Kulpmont patrolman, is among the new additions. He was the target of an alleged Labor Day prank that led to this | 9/18/2014
  • Line Mtn. teachers to stop working to the rule MANDATA - Teachers at Line Mountain School District announced Wednesday they will be discontinuing their work-to-rule status after nearly a year. District Superintendent David M. Campbell said Wednesday afternoon that a representative of the Line Mountai | 9/18/2014
  • Prep Roundup BOYS - DINWIDDIE 28, COLONIAL HEIGHTS 29 3.1 MILE Ft. Clifton course Dinwiddie Generals boys and girls cross country teams ran at Colonial Heights today on the 3.1 mile Ft. Clifton course. Top 10: 1. Coburn (D) 18:01, 2. Avery (D) 18:08, 3. Cabrera (CH) | 9/18/2014
  • Son of late President Reagan to speak at Wilkes Michael Reagan, son of the late President Ronald Reagan, will speak Oct. 1 on Wilkes University’s campus. He will deliver the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center. The event is fre | 9/18/2014
  • Hanover Twp. loan company to hold job fair Navient, the loan services company that split from Sallie Mae in April, will hold a job fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at its Hanover Township facility for applicants interested in 100 full-time jobs. Positions are available in customer service, collec | 9/18/2014