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  • Police: Inmate slashed officer's face A correctional officer at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas was taken to the hospital after an inmate slashed the officer in the face Thursday night. | 4/18/2014
  • Sports Week Ahead April 16-22 | 4/16/2014
  • Woodward Avenue Brewers unveils new menu Not drab, WAB. | 4/15/2014
  • Firefighters called to Keystone College for dormitory fire LA PLUME TWP. — A Keystone College dorm was evacuated after a fire broke out in a trash chute late Thursday.Emergency dispatchers said firefighters were called to Hollinshead Hall about 11:35 p.m. for a fire. | 4/18/2014
  • Rock 107 marks birthday in style The steady thump of a drum inside the presidential ballroom marked time as the crowd outside waited. Joan Jett fans, many of them adorned in black t-shirts, sweatshirts and baseball caps, filled the lobby of the Woodlands Inn looking forward to the 34th | 4/18/2014
  • Skunks raise a stink in Seltzer Something stinks in Seltzer. A Seltzer woman said in the last year, skunks have overrun the village and have torn up her yard while searching for grubs. "They're all over. They're digging all over," Kathy Holley, 63, said while looking at the small, sha | 4/18/2014
  • Zoning board gives Sunoco green light The Pottsville Zoning Hearing Board on Thursday gave Sunoco Inc. the green light to replace the A-Plus Mini Market along Route 61 in the city with a new one. However, the board's decision is contingent upon approvals Sunoco must seek from agencies, inclu | 4/18/2014
  • Trinity Episcopal Church holds Maundy Thursday service Faithful followers of Jesus attended a Maundy Thursday service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pottsville. The service is held on the Thursday before Easter and observes the Last Supper that Jesus had with his disciples the night before he was crucified. | 4/18/2014
  • Renovated Jim Thorpe Visitors Center unveiled Whether traveling by train, automobile, bicycle or white water raft, a newly renovated welcome center awaits visitors to Jim Thorpe. Located inside the old Mauch Chunk Train Station on Route 209 in the heart of downtown, the renovated visitor center feat | 4/18/2014
  • Music dealers expect large crowds for Record Store Day Jim Pompa has been fielding questions about Record Store Day for well over a week. "People are already calling and asking, 'Do you know what you're going to get?'" said Pompa, owner of Soundcheck Records in Jim Thorpe. The anticipation is also building a | 4/18/2014
  • Registry a useful tool for researching charities After bombs killed three people at the Boston Marathon last year, Pennsylvanians began receiving telephone calls about offers to help the 264 people wounded in the attacks. "Sadly, people started to solicit for the victims, and the money isn't going ther | 4/18/2014
  • Schuylkill clerk of courts officially resigns Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Stephen M. Lukach Jr. officially resigned Thursday, thereby ending a 27-year tenure in his office under the cloud of an investigation into alleged misappropriation of money. First Assistant District Attorney Maria T. Cas | 4/18/2014
  • Councilman, mayor split on business parking proposal Hazleton's mayor and a city councilman are at odds over a proposal that would require business owners pay $125 per year to have customer parking, patient loading and unloading, loading zone and other signs installed at their place of business. Councilman | 4/18/2014
  • Council declares Ramada Inn a nuisance PETERSBURG - The city has taken the future of its biggest eyesore - the Fort Lee Regency, formerly the Ramada Inn - into its own hands. City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to declare 380 E. Washington St. a blighted property and a nuisance to the com | 4/18/2014
  • RailRiders sweep twinbill BUFFALO, N.Y. - Things have been bad away from PNC Field for the RailRiders. Bad since last summer. Bad since the last time they even won back-to-back games on the road, from July 26-28 in Louisville. Twenty-six games have been played on the road by the | 4/18/2014
  • Shamokin officials: Act 47 is not a death knell SHAMOKIN - Acceptance into a state program for financially distressed cities would not be the death knell for the city, according to its mayor and director of accounts and finance. It will, they say, help put Shamokin on the path to fiscal solvency. "I'm | 4/18/2014
  • Shamokin streetlight project ahead of schedule SHAMOKIN - The repaving of sections of Independence Street will be the final major project in the effort to replace 44 street lights in the city's main business district. PPL Electric Utilities reported Thursday the new street lights have been powered up | 4/18/2014
  • Advisors urge Shamokin to file for Act 47 status SHAMOKIN - Financial advisers say Shamokin's fiscal condition is "serious and dire," and recommend city council file with the state to become a designated Act 47 municipality in order to prevent bankruptcy. The advisers say one of 11 criteria must exist | 4/18/2014
  • Births 4/18/2014 MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITALARCHER: Twins, a son and daughter, April 10, to Vincent Archer and Kerri Ruddy-Archer, Dunmore.COLON: A daughter, April 10, to William Colon and Brittany Goscinski, Scranton.DAVIS: A daughter, April 13, to Jamie and Stephanie Walker D | 4/18/2014
  • TGIF: Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pennsylvania CLUBSAMERICAN LEGION POST 665, Dickson City: today, Marilyn Kennedy.ARLO'S TAVERN, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: today, Zack Savage; Saturday, Dem Guyz; Sunday, Joe Statuto.BACKYARD ALE HOUSE, 523 Linden St.: today, Music for Models. BAR LOUIE, Mohegan Su | 4/18/2014
  • RAILRIDERS SCOUTING REPORT 4/18/2014 The RailRiders return home to start an eight-game homestand, which opens tonight with the first of a four-game set against turnpike rival Lehigh Valley at PNC Field. | 4/18/2014
  • SWB RAILRIDERS GAME REPORT 4/18/2014 Game oneRailRiders Buffalo ab r h bi ab r h biFlores rf 2 0 0 0 Getz 2b 4 0 1 1Pirela 2b 3 0 1 1 Tolleson 3b 3 0 0 0Almonte lf 3 0 0 0 Francisco dh 3 0 0 0Garcia 3b 4 0 1 0 Carroll pr/dh 1 0 0 0Joseph 1b 4 0 0 0 Johnson 1b 2 0 0 0Mustelier dh 3 1 0 0 | 4/18/2014
  • Comets cruise past Cougars Jai Redkar, Rishi Mulloth and Bailey Harris won their singles matches to lead Abington Heights to a 5-0 win over Valley View in a Lackawanna League boys tennis match Thursday. | 4/18/2014
  • RailRiders swing way to sweep at Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. — Things have been bad away from PNC Field for the RailRiders. Bad since last summer. Bad since the last time they even won back-to-back games on the road in late July in Louisville. | 4/18/2014
  • HS Track: Korty powers Carbondale Area Jennifer Korty had four wins to lead Carbondale Area to a 76-69 win over Riverside in a Lackawanna League Division III girls track meet Thursday.Angelina Munifo had two wins for the Chargerettes. | 4/18/2014
  • LOCAL COLLEGE: Keystone baseball sweeps doubleheader from Marywood. Keystone College swept a Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) baseball matchup from Marywood University, 11-6 and 7-0, on Thursday afternoon in Scranton. | 4/18/2014
  • Community Events List 4/18/2014 ArchbaldBeef dinner: Hricak McAndrew American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 869, roast beef dinner/basket raffle, April 27, noon-4 p.m., post home, 161 S. Main St.; takeouts available; tickets at Legion or call: Terri 570-489-5423.BlakelyBeef dinner: Peckville U | 4/18/2014
  • Regional Briefs 4/18/2014 Sgt. watched porn on job, Exeter saysWILKES-BARRE — Accusations against an Exeter policeman are no longer a secret, though they were supposed to be.Sgt. Len Galli was suspended for watching hardcore pornography and arranging sexual relationships online du | 4/18/2014
  • Susquehanna County Court Notes 4/18/2014 MARRIAGE LICENSES■ John Ussery and Gretchen Kern, both of Springville.■ Steven Nalbone and Olga Snedaker, both of Johnson City, N.Y.■ Michael Considine and Heather Jurchak, both of Montrose.PROPERTY TRANSFERS■ Dennis and Sandra Babcock to Darren and Sarah | 4/18/2014
  • Poisoning sentence upheld for Luzerne County woman, 82 Helen Galli did the crime, and she will do the time, a judge ruled Thursday. Luzerne County Judge Fred A. Pierantoni ruled that Galli — who was convicted in October of poisoning her son’s girlfriend, Dawn Simyan, with antifreeze — was properly convicted and was appropriately sentenced | 4/18/2014
  • Trolley excursions to PNC Field set SCRANTON — The Electric City Trolley Museum will have eight excursions to PNC Field for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders games this season.The excursions, all for Sunday afternoon games, will be offered May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 27, Aug. 3, Au | 4/18/2014
  • Colonials win 5th straight COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Right-hander Noah Murdock pitched a complete-game two-hitter - and also hit his first home run of the season - as Colonial Heights cruised to a 14-2 win over Monacan in five innings Thursday night during the Colonial Heights Invitation | 4/18/2014
  • Criminal court, April 18, 2014 Twenty-six people received a second chance from the criminal justice system Thursday in Schuylkill County Court, as they entered a special program that will enable them to have their records eliminated. Those admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative | 4/18/2014
  • Lukach officially resigns Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Stephen M. Lukach Jr. officially resigned Thursday, thereby ending a 27-year tenure in his office under the cloud of an investigation into alleged misappropriation of money. First Assistant District Attorney Maria T. Cas | 4/18/2014
  • Schuylkill Haven council hires recreation director SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - The Schuylkill Haven borough council hired a recreation director at their meeting Wednesday. By unanimous vote, the board hired B.J. Folk, 30, of New Ringgold, as full-time recreation director at a salary of $42,500. His first day is M | 4/18/2014
  • Delaware County man headed to prison for W. Brunswick wire theft A Delaware County man is headed to Schuylkill County Prison after being sentenced Thursday for stealing wire in March 2013 in West Brunswick Township. Joseph R. Driscoll, 37, of Clifton Heights, must spend six to 23 months behind bars, President Judge Wi | 4/18/2014
  • Marian track teams enjoy another banner day, sweep Pine Grove PINE GROVE - Marian's James Kolbush collapsed to his knees for a moment following his leg of the boys' 1,600 relay Thursday. One could forgive him. It was first time Kolbush, who isn't used to running 400-meter sprints, ran in the event for points before | 4/18/2014
  • Stroia powers Fillies past Nativity Marian's Alex Stroia had never hit a varsity home run. The junior center fielder didn't see her first clear the fence Thursday afternoon, either. But she'll never forget it. Stroia's game-tying, solo shot in the sixth inning ignited a rally that lifted t | 4/18/2014
  • Suspect in fatal wreck awaits accident report The attorney for a West Nanticoke man facing a vehicular homicide charge said his client won't plead guilty to anything until Hanover Township police provide all attorneys involved the accident reconstruction report that the department had over a year t | 4/18/2014
  • Attorneys: Galli watched porn on work computer Accusations against an Exeter policeman are no longer a secret, though they were supposed to be. Sgt. Len Galli was suspended for watching hardcore pornography and arranging sexual relationships online during working hours while using a borough computer | 4/18/2014
  • Salem Twp. residents speak out against proposed pig farm Something stinks in Salem Township - and some residents are rallying against it. Residents opposed to the township's second concentrated pig feeding operation plan to get together on Saturday, April 26, to spread information about an additional 2.1 mill | 4/18/2014
  • Official: Hanover student punctured arm with needle at school HANOVER TWP. - An 8-year-old boy punctured his arm twice with a hypodermic needle Wednesday at Lee Park Elementary School after getting the needle from another 8-year-old boy on the bus going to school, Superintendent Andrew Kuhl said. A school employee | 4/18/2014
  • Grandmother in juice poisoning case will serve prison sentence Helen Galli did the crime and will do the time, a judge ruled Thursday. Luzerne County Judge Fred A. Pierantoni ruled that 82-year-old Galli of Wyoming - who was convicted in October of poisoning her son's girlfriend, Dawn Simyan, with antifreeze - was | 4/18/2014
  • Selenski gets new lawyer Another day, another legal defense team. After one of his most recent attorneys was pulled from the case amid allegations of witness tampering, homicide suspect Hugo Selenski on Thursday got two new lawyers to represent him in a murder trial that has be | 4/18/2014
  • Baker asks PennDOT for quick action on 'crumbling' Back Mountain roads July is a long time to wait for a terrible stretch of state Route 415 in Harveys Lake to be repaved, according to state Sen. Lisa Baker. And, she says to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, fix up a battered part of state Route 309 in Dallas | 4/18/2014
  • RFK Jr. campaigns for McGinty in Scranton At the elementary school named after his uncle, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. explained the importance of books and toothbrushes. In town Thursday to stump for Democratic governor candidate Katie McGinty, Kennedy swung by John F. Kennedy Elementary School and S | 4/18/2014
  • ThinkSTEM students to participate in design challenge ThinkSTEM Academy will host a local design challenge for students in the fourth through eighth grades next week. The STEM Design Challenge, in which student teams create projects using K'Nex construction toy sets, is spreading statewide this year after s | 4/18/2014
  • Character letters pour in for Mericle ahead of sentencing If you want to read about how great a guy Robert K. Mericle is, it's going to take you a while. Attorneys for the wealthy developer filed 295 pages of character letters in federal court Wednesday to support Mericle's bid for leniency for his role in the | 4/18/2014
  • Semenza plans to challenge judge's ruling An attorney for the former Old Forge police chief fighting his criminal conviction raised questions about whether the judge erred in allowing testimony about the former chief's past. Larry Semenza and his attorney, Robert Buttner, will challenge the tri | 4/18/2014
  • Hanover Township man faces assault, threat charges A Hanover Township man was arraigned Thursday on assault charges for an incident last year in which he beat his girlfriend and threatened her life, arrest papers say. Jonathan McClendon, 33, of 606 Hanover Village, was involuntarily committed to an undi | 4/18/2014
  • W-B/Scranton Airport director announces retirement PITTSTON TWP. - Barry Centini sees a story behind just about everything in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport's Joseph M. McDade Terminal - even objects as simple as stone in the conference room walls that he picked out in Punxsutawney. Members | 4/18/2014
  • Spring cleanup scheduled in Canton CANTON - Canton Borough Council this week addressed some sanitary and environmental matters. Borough administrator Amy Seeley provided information about the 2014 Spring Cleanup. This year, it's the week of June 9. She said it's typically done the week th | 4/18/2014
  • Warrant issued in Waverly meth lab incident The Waverly Police Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man believed to be involved with a possible mobile methamphetamine lab found in a vehicle earlier this week. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Joshua E. Donahue, 26, accor | 4/18/2014
  • Man charged with homicide by vehicle A 69-year-old Monroeton man was charged Thursday with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol, state police said. Richard Leighton was also charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, failure to yield to oncoming t | 4/18/2014
  • Names released of motorists involved in Canton car accident Tuesday Libby M. Jones, 30, of Troy has been charged by state police with a summary traffic violation for her role in a 12:30 p.m. car accident, Tuesday, on Spring Brook Road in Canton that left one woman with minor injuries. According to police, Jones drove a 2 | 4/18/2014
  • Foreman: City won't benefit from asphalt recycler A machine that would heat asphalt millings so they can be reused for paving streets in Hazleton would be too expensive to buy and would not fit the needs of streets department crews, its foreman said. Council Vice President Jean Mope said that she and he | 4/18/2014
  • RailRiders erase road woes with DH sweep BUFFALO, N.Y. - Things have been bad away from PNC Field for the RailRiders. Bad since last summer. Bad since the last time they even won back-to-back games on the road, from July 26-28 in Louisville. Twenty-six games have been played on the road by the | 4/18/2014
  • Suspect in 2012 high-profile crime spree waives preliminary hearing Charges against a suspect involved in a high-profile crime spree in 2012 that included a home-invasion with shots fired at a multi-million-dollar estate in Lehman Township were bound over to Luzerne County court on Wednesday. Payne Stewart Prasnikar, 22 | 4/18/2014
  • Times-Shamrock Communications sponsors 3rd annual Great Northeast Job Fair Times-Shamrock Communications, including the Standard-Speaker and the Republican-Herald, are sponsoring the third annual Great Northeast Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28 at Capriotti's Palazzo in the McAdoo Industrial Park. More than 50 vendors - b | 4/18/2014
  • Rep. Pickett's office holding veterans' assistance hours SAYRE - State Rep. Tina Pickett's district office Thursday hosted its first free assistance hours for local veterans. Gina Svoboda, department service officer for the Pennsylvania American Legion, will stop by the office once a month to assist local vete | 4/18/2014
  • Progress Authority drawing its board of directors from a wider geographic area TOWANDA - A recent change in the Progress Authority's bylaws will allow the agency to draw four members of its board of directors from a much wider geographic area. The bylaw change is in keeping with the increased area that the Progress Authority now se | 4/18/2014
  • Price Chopper recalls store brand hummus Price Chopper Supermarkets is recalling its store brand Tuscan White Bean Hummus because its labeling fails to list an allergen. Products produced and purchased between March 19 and April 14 were mislabeled with the ingredient panel for Sweet Potato Humm | 4/18/2014
  • Car jumps curb, hits newspaper box, MC Coney MOUNT CARMEL - A driver escaped injury Wednesday evening after the car she was operating jumped a sidewalk and struck a metal newspaper box owned by The News-Item and the front of the MC Coney at Oak and Second streets. Police said Patricia Ann Dubb, 67, | 4/18/2014
  • Sunbury police investigate inmate attack on 3 guards SUNBURY - City police continue to investigate an assault last week at the Northumberland County Prison that caused minor injuries to three correctional officers. Sunbury City Police Chief Stephen Mazzeo said the investigation is being conducted by Cpl. J | 4/18/2014
  • HS SOFTBALL: Marian rallies past rival Nativity HOMETOWN - Marian's Alex Stroia had never hit a varsity home run. The junior center fielder didn't see her first clear the fence Thursday afternoon, either. But she'll never forget it. Stroia's game-tying, solo shot in the sixth inning ignited a rally th | 4/17/2014
  • Alleged flasher faces charges in Pittston Township, Taylor Bobby Dean Willard used to drive around, follow women and expose himself, sometimes yelling explicit sexual comments at them as he masturbated, police said. Then he tried doing it to the daughter of a state police lieutenant. Willard, 27, of 329 Lynwoo | 4/18/2014
  • N. Schuylkill educator moves on to Panther Valley FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - The North Schuylkill Board of Education accepted the resignation of Dennis Kergick Sr., supervisor of curriculum and federal programs, at its April 9 meeting. Kergick will become superintendent of the Panther Valley School District on | 4/18/2014
  • Schuylkill prison board reaffirms position on policies POTTSVILLE - Schuylkill County officials reiterated Wednesday that the March 2013 death of an inmate in the county prison does not mean new policies should be adopted. Warden Eugene Berdanier said he will review the footage showing Matthew Koncsler, 21, | 4/18/2014
  • Zerbe Township to purchase new skid loader TREVORTON - A new piece of heavy machinery will be coming to Zerbe Township, thanks in part to the construction of its new sewage treatment plant. Supervisors voted Monday evening to purchase a new skid loader for $65,000 from the state's COSTARS coopera | 4/18/2014
  • Shamokin man attacked by dog in serious condition SHAMOKIN - A Fifth Ward man severely injured when attacked by his pit bull Wednesday afternoon remained in serious condition Thursday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, while the canine reportedly has been removed from the home by a state dog warden. | 4/18/2014
  • Bloomsburg man in custody after slow-speed chase SELINSGROVE - A Bloomsburg man who state police said led troopers on a low-speed chase April 3 was released from a mental health ward and apprehended Tuesday. Police said Charles F. Horrax Jr., 44, with a last known address of 820 Railroad St., was taken | 4/18/2014
  • Carry, conceal requirements to be discussed RANSHAW - State Rep. Kurt Masser (R-107) will host a seminar to discuss concealed carry gun requirements from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Brady Fire Company banquet hall. The seminar will feature Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Rosini, Mont | 4/18/2014
  • Police searching for Kingston bank robber KINGSTON - Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank on Wyoming Avenue then fled the scene on foot. Officers responded to the Honesdale National Bank, 786 Wyoming Ave., shortly after 4 p.m. on a report of a bank robbery, Kingston police Chief Micha | 4/17/2014
  • Great Northeast Job Fair set for May 28 Times-Shamrock Communications, including the Standard-Speaker and Pottsville Republican-Herald, are sponsoring the third annual Great Northeast Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28 at Capriotti's Palazzo in the McAdoo Industrial Park. More than 50 vend | 4/18/2014
  • Multiple crashes of vehicles, including an acid-carrying truck, shut down I-380 COVINGTON TWP. - A rollover of a tanker carrying sulfuric acid was just one of multiple, unrelated car wrecks on the slick pavement of area highways Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. | 4/17/2014
  • Judge assigns Hugo Selenski new attorneys Another day, another legal defense team. After one of his most recent attorneys was pulled from the case amid allegations of witness tampering, homicide suspect Hugo Selenski on Thursday got two new lawyers to represent him in a murder trial that has been in limbo for more than eight years. | 4/17/2014
  • Judge assigns Selenski new attorneys After one of his most recent attorneys was pulled from the case amid allegations of witness tampering, homicide suspect Hugo Selenski on Thursday got two new lawyers to represent him in a murder trial that has been in limbo for more than eight years. | 4/17/2014
  • Superintendent: Hanover Area student punctured arm with needle at school HANOVER TWP. — An 8-year-old boy punctured his arm twice with a hypodermic needle Wednesday at Lee Park Elementary School after getting it from another 8-year-old boy on the bus going to school, Hanover Area Superintendent Andrew Kuhl said. | 4/17/2014
  • Best Bets TODAY: Family fun: Ringling Bros. Presents Super Circus Heroes, 3 and 7 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp., fees vary. Visit tickemaster.com. 800-745-3000.SATURDAY: For a good cause: Scranton School District Throwing Strikes Against | 4/18/2014
  • Movie times: April 18, 2014 Cinemark 20 and XD, Scranton: Bears (G): 12:30, 2:45, 4:55, 7:05, 9:15; A Haunted House 2 (R): 12:35, 3, 5:25, 7:45, 10:05; Heaven Is for Real (PG): 1:55, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55; Transcendence (PG-13): 12:15, 3:05, 5:55, 8:45; in XD: 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10; Ca | 4/18/2014
  • Datebook: Your guide to area meetings and events UpcomingAmerican Red Cross Wyoming Valley Chapter: Adult CPR/AED, Saturday, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED, Saturday, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m.; Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, Saturday, 1 to 3:30 | 4/18/2014
  • Airport director to retire after 43 years PITTSTON TWP. — Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Director Barry Centini will retire Jan. 9 after a 43-year career at the airport that culminated in the construction of the $41.5 million terminal Joseph M. McDade Terminal. | 4/17/2014
  • Judge upholds Galli's poisoning sentence Helen Galli did the crime, and she will do the time, a judge ruled Thursday. Luzerne County Judge Fred A. Pierantoni ruled that Galli was appropriately sentenced on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment. | 4/17/2014
  • Superintendent: Hanover Area student punctured arm with needle at school HANOVER TWP. — An 8-year-old boy punctured his arm twice with a hypodermic needle Wednesday at Lee Park Elementary School after getting it from another 8-year-old boy on the bus going to school, Hanover Area Superintendent Andrew Kuhl said. | 4/17/2014
  • Local pieces come together for 'Pitchfork' Local film directors Ryan Wood and Todd Oravic received some welcome validation for the first major project. Their film, "Pitchfork," was accepted into the West Chester Film Festival, which runs April 25 to 27 in West Chester. The directors also receive | 4/17/2014
  • Attorneys: Galli watched pornography on work computer Exeter police Sgt. Len Galli was suspended from his job for using his work computer to watch graphic pornography and arrange sexual relationships online, attorneys hired by the borough said in court documents filed Thursday morning. | 4/17/2014
  • Police: Disorderly woman urinated on floor three times A Luzerne woman urinated on the floor three times at Edwardsville police headquarters after being arrested for telling a taxi driver she had MRSA and spitting at him when she never paid her cab fare, police said. | 4/17/2014
  • Feds investigate finances at Sherman Hills The federal agents who visited the Sherman Hills Apartment Complex on Tuesday were there to investigate the financial issues of the previous owners of the apartments, said a representative for U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright. | 4/17/2014
  • On the Record: Tommy Guns band brings high energy to region Tommy Guns doesn't see much difference between country and rock anymore. "Today, not much if you listen to it," said the frontman for Tommy Guns Band. "Today's country has a lot of rock influence." | 4/17/2014
  • Kristian Bush enjoys writing for you When he writes a song, Kristian Bush of Sugarland hopes that there's a person out there who will find meaning in it. And he loves hearing back when they discover it. "I get emails, and I'm like, 'Oh, thank God, that one was for you. I totally knew that, | 4/17/2014
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes When the lights go down, and the circus performers step into the spotlight, the audience might not notice Theresa Sosby - but she's there anytime an animal performs. "As a veterinary technician, anytime the animals are on the floor, I am watching," Sosb | 4/17/2014
  • Dining out: Beer and more at Breaker Brewing Company First came the beer. Then came the brew pub. Now that the guys at Breaker Brewing Co. can serve pints and have introduced food during their tasting nights at the Wilkes-Barre Township brewery, they're still coming up with new ideas. Chris Miller and Mar | 4/17/2014
  • Enter the spin zone on Record Store Day Despite moving the entire store, Musical Energi owner Jay Notartomaso won't miss the biggest day of the year for independent record stores. "We have to be open Record Store Day," he said. "We ordered so much stuff." Local independent record stores will | 4/17/2014
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  • Moosic police serve search warrant on home of man accused of animal abuse MOOSIC - Moosic police officers wearing gray hazmat suits and purple respirators removed boxes Wednesday evening from the home of a borough man awaiting trial for animal abuse. | 4/17/2014
  • Memorial Hospital and Guthrie sign affiliation agreement TOWANDA - Memorial Hospital in Towanda and Guthrie announced Wednesday that they have signed an affiliation agreement that makes Memorial Hospital a member of the Guthrie network of hospitals and clinics. However, the agreement still needs to be approve | 4/17/2014
  • Three rescued from Shamokin porch roof after dog attack SHAMOKIN - A city man was attacked and severely injured by his pit bull inside his home Wednesday afternoon - the second attack in two weeks. According to Shamokin Patrolman Shane Mowery, Jim "Waldo" Walsh, of 138 S. Franklin St., was taken by AREA Servi | 4/17/2014
  • FBI, state police search Lukach office FBI agents and 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 | 4/17/2014
  • More than 900 students flock to career fair Darren Heffelfinger, a senior at Tamaqua Area, said this summer he's going into the Marines; Danielle Gordon, a senior at Pottsville Area, said that, after graduation, she's going to work hard to become a nurse; and Bailee Daniels, a senior at Pottsville | 4/17/2014
  • FBI, state police search Lukach office FBI agents and Pennsylvania State Police 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 s | 4/17/2014