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  • Evitts ties county mark in Hurricanes' win SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Rileigh Evitts tied the Schuylkill League all-time scoring record with a hat trick in Schuylkill Haven’s 6-0 win over Jim Thorpe in a non-league game Saturday. Evitts hit the 116-goal mark with an unassisted goal in the 77th minute. The | 8/31/2014
  • Golden lifts Tide to Cardinal Classic title PINE GROVE — Shea Golden struck in the 41st minute to give Pottsville the only goal it needed to get past host Pine Grove and win the Cardinal Classic championship game 1-0. Tyler Wright recorded a hat trick for the Crimson Tide in their 6-0 win over Wils | 8/31/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Pittston Area at Abington Heights CLARKS SUMMIT — Jake Henzes ran to the sideline, fell to the ground and screamed in agony as the muscles in his legs began to cramp. | 8/31/2014
  • RailRiders lose in 11 Cam Perkins’ two-out single in the bottom of the 11th scored Tyler Henson as Lehigh Valley rallied to defeat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 3-2, in front of a capacity crowd of 10,100 at Coca-Cola Park. | 8/31/2014
  • SWB RAILRIDERS GAME REPORT 8/30/2014 RailRiders Lehigh Valley ab r h bi ab r h bi Richardsn cf 4 0 1 0 Gwynn 4 0 0 0 Young lf 4 1 1 1 Hernandz ss 4 0 1 0 Refsnyder 2b 5 0 1 0 Franco 3b 5 0 0 0 Roller 1b 4 0 0 0 Mayberry lf 3 1 0 0 Almonte rf 4 0 1 0 Murphy 1b 1 0 0 0 Garcia dh 5 1 1 0 Canzle | 8/31/2014
  • IronPigs rally to top ’Riders Cam Perkins’ two-out single in the bottom of the 11th scored Tyler Henson as Lehigh Valley rallied to defeat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 3-2, in front of a capacity crowd of 10,100 at Coca-Cola Park. The RailRiders have now lost 10 of their last 12 contests an | 8/31/2014
  • Lehman’s Hockenbury cruises DALLAS — There were two cross country races occurring simultaneously. First, it was Lake-Lehman junior Dominic Hockenbury against the clock. Then, it was the rest of the 261-person field going for second. Hockenbury won the 40th annual Cliff Robbins Sr. M | 8/31/2014
  • HS TENNIS: North Pocono sisters leading the way It took only one trip to tennis practice to hook Julia and Sarah Tofilska. Now they are teammates and using their strong family bond and passion for the game to lead the North Pocono girls tennis team. “We are pretty close, because we practice almost ever | 8/31/2014
  • HS ROUNDUP: Kevin Ra and Nick Vinansky each had a goal and an assist to lead Holy Cross to a 2-1 victory over Riverside in the boys bracket of the Jamie Kotula Kickoff Classic at Marywood University. Holy Cross will play North Pocono in a semfinal match today at 10:4 | 8/31/2014
  • HS TENNIS: Standings GIRLS TENNIS LACKAWANNA LEAGUE CLASS AAA W L Abington Heights 4 0 Scranton 3 1 Wallenpaupack 2 1 Delaware Valley 2 2 CLASS AA W L North Pocono 4 0 Scranton Prep 4 0 Valley View 4 0 Honesdale 2 2 Montrose 1 2 Western Wayne 1 2 Dunmore 1 3 Elk Lake 1 3 Holy | 8/31/2014
  • Match 6 lottery numbers incorrect The Match 6 lottery numbers in Friday’s editions of The Times-Tribune were incorrect. The correct information is 10-22-42-43-45-48. | 8/31/2014
  • Six people killed in Northeast PA wrecks within 16 hour period Six people died in crashes throughout Northeast Pennsylvania in a 15-hour period, including three juveniles involved in a wreck in Paupack Twp. on Saturday morning. The three were in a car that rolled over about 11:34 a.m. on Goose Pond Road in Paupack Tw | 8/30/2014
  • Broken Cities: Blight poses challenges for distressed cities Scranton is a city of 76,000 people with a housing stock largely built before 1940 for a population almost twice that number. It has the blight to prove it. As the financially strapped city struggles to combat blight and the host of ills it fosters, Scran | 8/31/2014
  • Dekaware River Basin Commission's top regulator listening, learning Almost a month into his new job, the Delaware River Basin Commission’s top regulator says he’s still in the “listening and learning mode.” Steven Tambini left his role as vice president of operations for Pennsylvania American Water and took over as the co | 8/31/2014
  • UNICO Scranton chapter 3rd Annual Capt. James R. Minicozzi Memorial Race Around 100 runners and walkers participated Saturday in the third annual Capt. James R. Minicozzi Memorial 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, but at least three times as many children will benefit. The event, which now benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pen | 8/31/2014
  • All aboard! Railfest 2014 kicks off at Steamtown Historic Site Ida Golub, a native of Russia who now lives in Scranton, loves that the city is home to Steamtown National Historic Site because the trains and rails there evoke memories of her motherland. On Saturday, Ms. Golub reveled in Steamtown’s Railfest 2014, an a | 8/31/2014
  • La Festa Italiana celebrates foodways from the old country Cristin Palermo started with mozzarella sticks dipped in marinara sauce before moving on to tomato bruschetta heaped over garlic bread. It was her version of culinary amore at La Festa Italiana in Scranton on Saturday. “I love Italian food,” said the Univ | 8/31/2014
  • Jefferson Twp. asks for traffic study on Mt. Cobb Road JEFFERSON TWP. — Drivers might not be able to turn right on red at Mount Cobb Road’s intersection with Route 247 for much longer. Township supervisors are asking the state Department of Transportation to study traffic on the busy spot near Interstate 84, | 8/31/2014
  • PennDOT plans event to kick off Rockwell Avenue bridge construction SCRANTON — The state Department of Transportation and the city will have an information session Tuesday to kick off construction on the Rockwell Avenue Bridge. State Rep. Marty Flynn and state Sen. John Blake will also attend the event, slated for 10:30 a | 8/31/2014
  • Abington Heights School Board sets public meeting about contract negotiations, potential strike SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — The Abington Heights Board of Education will hold a meeting to talk about the status of labor negotiations and the announced teacher strike. The informational meeting, which is open to the public, is slated for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at | 8/31/2014
  • Catholic author visits U of S SCRANTON — Leading Catholic author Jay Sullivan will speak at the University of Scranton about his award-winning book “Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge.” The Byron Recreation Complex lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, is free and open to | 8/31/2014
  • Brothers injured in motorbioke accident ARCHBALD — Two brothers were rushed to a hospital Saturday afternoon after a wreck on their motorbikes. John Wagner, 28, Jermyn, and James Wagner, 30, Clifford Twp., were riding in an area behind the Tractor Supply store off Business Route 6 about 5 p.m. | 8/30/2014
  • Food, Fun, blue ribbons at GDS Fair With tractor pulls, fair food, rides, blue ribbons and animal exhibits, the Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair delivered the makings of great country fair, as far as Nancy Matticks of Taylor is concerned. The Taylor native grew up in the country and makes the ro | 8/31/2014
  • Pike and Wayne County sentencings The following were sentenced by Pike County President Judge Joseph F. Kameen: n Ashely Hazel Torres, 27, Matamoras, 3-23½ months’ county jail, 12 months’ probation, $300 fine, six-month driver’s license suspension for endangering welfare of children and p | 8/31/2014
  • Curtain falls on The Vintage after 6 years As vintages go, the Vintage had six very good years. The arts venue that extended creativity and imagination in a tiny downtown Scranton storefront hosted its last party Saturday night, a potluck of sorts with Marc Ciocca’s political art on display and al | 8/31/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Pittston Area at Abington Heights CLARKS SUMMIT — Jake Henzes ran to the sideline, fell to the ground and screamed in agony as the muscles in his legs began to cramp. His effort, combined with the early season warm temperature, had finally taken him off his feet as the Abington Heights se | 8/31/2014
  • Around the Region, Aug. 31, 2014 n Heckscherville: The annual outdoor Labor Day Mass at Castle Green Grotto will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. The grotto is located at 950 Valley Road, Minersville/Heckscherville Highway. The Mass is dedicated to “all who came” to the chapel that was located | 8/31/2014
  • Man accused of fleeing from DUI checkpoint A Hunlock Creek man drove through a DUI checkpoint on Friday and led police on a high-speed chase through Plymouth Borough, according to police. Larksville police arrested Christopher Garrison, 25, on Friday after they say he nearly struck an officer inst | 8/31/2014
  • Police: Man fires shot to break up fight A West Pittston man tried breaking up a fight on Monday by firing his gun in the air, according to police. Travis Lakey, 25, of 2 Clyde St., was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Joseph Carmody on Friday after West Pittston police said he fired | 8/31/2014
  • Two killed in West Wyoming crash A one-car crash killed two men early Saturday morning, the county coroner said. According to Luzerne County Coroner Bill Lisman, driver Frank Rutledge, 40, of Exeter, and his passenger, John Soska, 36, of Wyoming, were killed in a single-car crash on the | 8/31/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Week 1 LFC Standings HS FOOTBALL LACKAWANNA FOOTBALL CONFERENCEDivision I Div Overall Points W L W L PF PA Abington Heights 0 0 1 0 31 14 North Pocono 0 0 1 0 22 14 Scranton Prep 0 0 1 0 26 0 Valley View 0 0 1 0 27 12 Wallenpaupack 0 0 1 0 26 20 West Scranton 0 0 1 0 21 7 Scr | 8/31/2014
  • Police, Aug. 31 Hazleton incidents Hazleton police issued press releases on the following incidents, and ask that anyone with information contact them at 570-459-4940 or 911: ■ A male with a thin build and long black hair struck and robbed a person near Second and Alter | 8/31/2014
  • Revvin’ for Heaven to feature large Ice Bucket Challenge A giant Ice Bucket Challenge, complete with a delivery from an ice plant and water from a fire truck pumper, has been added to the lineup for Monday’s Revvin’ for Heaven II. Organizer Jim Waschko is billing the celebration, which begins at 10 a.m. at the | 8/31/2014
  • Adrienne Rebarchak named Hazleton Area's head softball coach Former Hazleton Area second basemen Adrienne Rebarchak was appointed as the Lady Cougars head softball coach on Thursday, a little more than one month after the school board opened the position. Rebarchak, a Hazleton resident and 2005 Hazleton Area gradua | 8/31/2014
  • COLLEGE ROUNDUP Kelsey O’Kane missed all of last season for the University of Scranton women’s soccer team due to an injury. The senior certainly punctuated her return to the lineup in Saturday’s season opener with a bang. O’Kane scored two goals in the first 20 minutes | 8/31/2014
  • TCMC awards doctoral degrees Sean Joseph Wallace, M.D. Sean Joseph Wallace of Scranton graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Commonwealth Medical College. Dr. Wallace was inducted into TCMC’s chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society for modeling the qualities of integ | 8/31/2014
  • $entry.name Blakely A semiformal dance is this year’s theme to help out a 12-year-old Blakely girl who suffered traumatic injuries. All proceeds from the third annual Teresa’s Angels Ball will go to defer medical expenses for Lexi Matone. Lexi was hit by a car on Dec | 8/31/2014
  • Police log, Aug. 31, 2014 Man faces charges for harassment SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — State police at the Schuylkill Haven station filed harassment charges after an incident that occurred at 4:30 a.m. Saturday in Washington Township. Police said a 30-year-old Lebanon man and a 43-year-old | 8/31/2014
  • Mahanoy Area edges MMI in non-league volleyball play Mahanoy Area 3, MMI 1 - Mahanoy Area rebounded from a game-two loss to win two straight and top MMI in non-league action Saturday. Noel Kaufman fired off 14 kills, 11 assists, six service points and four aces to lead Mahanoy Area. Mychaellah Lucas contrib | 8/31/2014
  • Tamaqua defeats MMI on the tennis court Tamaqua 4, MMI 1 - Tamaqua captured three of its four victories in straight sets on the way to the win over MMI. Maddie Dolinsky defeated Gaby Becker 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Allison Pedersen edged Libby Pinto 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the third singles contest. | 8/31/2014
  • Tamaqua squanders early lead in girls soccer loss to Nanticoke Nanticoke 5, Tamaqua 4 - Riley Klepedio and Courtney Day both scored a pair of second-half goals as Nanticoke rallied to edge Tamqua. Tamaqua jumped out to a 4-0 lead early but allowed Nanticoke to score five unanswered in the second half. Emma Pester and | 8/31/2014
  • Coughlin tops Hazleton Area in scholastic golf action Coughlin 154, Hazleton Area 175 - Ryan Keyes fired a one-over 37 to guide Coughlin to the win in action at Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course. Collin Krokos was right behind with a 38, Tyler Kurilla had a 39 and Bill Mills finished with a 40 for the Crusa | 8/31/2014
  • 30, 20 and 10 years ago: A look back at sports headlines 30 years ago Tom McCormack Jr. won the first of his seven club championships at Elmhurst Country Club, defeating Paul McGowan in the final. ... Marty Parola shot a 1-under 71 to win the Dunmore Open, edging Andy Olexovitch, the Senior Division champ, by o | 8/31/2014
  • Old Forge native enjoying success as coach As she gets ready for fall softball and her third season as coach at Thomas Jefferson High School, Old Forge native Heidi (Ghigiarelli) Karcher finds herself and her team in a different position, one that includes a target on their backs. For the first ti | 8/31/2014
  • Shaver scores twice, Valley West blanks Mountain View At Mountain View, Wyoming Valley West senior Alyssa Shaver scored a pair of goals to lead the Spartans to a 2-0 victory over Mountain View on Saturday in a girls soccer exhibition match. Paige Heckman and Alyssa Simmers combined on a shutout. First half: | 8/31/2014
  • News quiz for Aug. 24-30 1. Why did a Dunmore hotel close abruptly last weekend? A. They ran out of clean sheets. B. Carbon monoxide leak from an improperly vented pool heater. C. Thousands of stink bugs invaded rooms. D. Owners were protesting Scranton’s commuter tax. 2. Which o | 8/31/2014
  • Local History: Toll bridges a thing of the past Around the same time as the region’s toll roads were being bought up with local governments and made free, state legislators were waging battle on toll bridges. In 1943, there were 12 toll bridges in Pennsylvania. Each charged a fee between 5 and 25 cents | 8/31/2014
  • Volunteers sought for Youth Aid Panels The Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office says people who live within the Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton Area, Greater Nanticoke, Hanover Area, Wyoming Area and Pittston Area school districts are needed as volunteers for the county’s Youth Aid Panel Juvenile | 8/31/2014
  • La Festa hosts to relight Electric City sign The Electric City sign overlooking Lackawanna County Courthouse Square promises to be lit up brighter and more colorfully at 8:30 tonight, a highlight for the first full day of La Festa Italiana. | 8/30/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Delaware Valley vs. Uninversity Top-ranked Delaware Valley put up a fight against one of the top teams in a season-opening loss to University High School from Orlando, Florida. | 8/30/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Week 1 Standings STANDINGS LACKAWANNA FOOTBALL CONFERENCEDivision I Div Overall Points W L W L PF PA North Pocono 0 0 1 0 22 14 Scranton Prep 0 0 1 0 26 0 Valley View 0 0 1 0 27 12 Wallenpaupack 0 0 1 0 26 20 West Scranton 0 0 1 0 21 7 Abington Heights 0 0 0 0 0 0 Scranto | 8/30/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Lakeland at Northwest Area The first-ever meeting between Northwest and Lakeland proved to be a good one as Lakeland edged the Rangers, 14-6, Friday night in the 2014 season opener. | 8/30/2014
  • Weekend Entertainment Guide 8/20/2014 CLUBS ABINGTON MEMORIAL VFW POST 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit: today, FullCircle. ARLO'S TAVERN, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Sunday, Clarence Spady Band. | 8/30/2014
  • Best Bets 8/30/2014 TODAY: Mangia!: La Festa Italiana: Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, downtown Scranton. www.lafestaitaliana.org. SUNDAY: Music on the mountain: Fall Out Boy and Paramore: 7 p.m., Pavilion at Montage Mountain, $26/$41/ $61/$71. Visit www.livenation.com. | 8/30/2014
  • New airport pub opening Tuesday at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International DUPONT — The Tipsy Turtle pub will open its third location Tuesday near Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. | 8/30/2014
  • Embattled Dunmore Best Western behind on property taxes The Dunmore hotel that temporarily closed after a potentially deadly carbon monoxide leak owes more than $175,000 in delinquent property taxes and fees, according to the Lackawanna County Tax Claim Bureau. | 8/30/2014
  • Keystone rolls in men’s soccer Aadil Mendez had two goals and an assist as Keystone College rolled to an 8-0 win over SUNY-Cobleskill in a men’s soccer game Friday. Franklin Villatoro had a goal and three assists for the Giants, who outshot Cobleskill, 29-4. | 8/30/2014
  • HS Sports Prep’s Myers starts strong Freshman Cullen Myers started his career with a bang, scoring the game’s first three goals to lead Scranton Prep to a 4-2 win over Scranton in a Lackawanna League Division I boys soccer opener on Friday. | 8/30/2014
  • Man dies after suicide jump from Carbondale Twp. bridge CARBONDALE TWP. — A 46-year-old Jessup man committed suicide by jumping from the Meredith Street bridge exit off the Casey Highway on Friday afternoon, landing on Lackawanna Avenue. | 8/30/2014
  • Driver, passenger flee in car during car stop SCRANTON — A police officer pulled over a car for an expired registration, then watched it peel out and away Friday afternoon. | 8/30/2014
  • Tobyhanna Lake Beach closed for weekend TOBYHANNA — The beach at Tobyhanna State Park in Monroe County is still closed, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said Friday. | 8/30/2014
  • RailRiders 8/30/2014 For the first six innings Friday, the RailRiders and IronPigs traded runs. So when Tony Gwynn Jr. hit a bases-clearing triple to give Lehigh Valley a one-run lead, the RailRiders weren’t overly concerned. | 8/30/2014
  • Car smashes into Boscov’s in downtown Scranton A vehicle smashed jagged holes in the glass entrance to Boscov’s at the Mall at Steamtown this morning, mall officials said. | 8/30/2014
  • McDade checkpoint yields 2 DUI arrests A sobriety checkpoint on the McDade Expressway on Thursday night led to 50 charges and citations, police said. | 8/30/2014
  • Valley View, private school settle sexual assault lawsuit The parents of an autistic boy who was allegedly sexually assaulted at a private school for special education students agreed to accept $60,000 to settle a lawsuit. | 8/30/2014
  • Three-car crash in Dickson City leads to injuries DICKSON CITY — A three-car crash on Business Route 6 on Thursday injured two drivers and a passenger, police said. | 8/30/2014
  • Generals lose home opener to Chiefs DINWIDDIE - It wasn't the kind of beginning that the Dinwiddie football team was looking for. The defending 4A South state champions came out excited as they took to the field against visiting Monacan. However, the Generals were in for a rude awakening a | 8/30/2014
  • Fight for her life sends Sarah Pless on a life-changing adventure COLONIAL HEIGHTS - "That morning I got up, got in the shower and coughed up a little bit of blood, and I'm a nurse so I thought, probably burst [a] blood vessel. It was probably nothing," Sarah Pless, a nurse at Southside Regional Medical Center, said. | 8/30/2014
  • Scranton schools ditch administrator directly overseeing curriculum The Scranton School District will no longer have a dedicated administrator overseeing and proposing changes to curriculum. | 8/30/2014
  • 96 years later, Clarks Summit man's grandfather close to Medal of Honor Wounded, but armed with a knife and a rifle, Sgt. Henry Lincoln Johnson fought off about two dozen Germans trying to take a fellow U.S. soldier captive in May 1918 in France during World War I. | 8/30/2014
  • Hunger strike threatened at country jail SUNBURY - A threat of a hunger strike to begin Monday at Northumberland County Prison has jail officials taking a wait-and-see approach. Cmdr. Brian Wheary, the interim warden, isn't sure if anyone in addition to Charles Picarella Jr., jailed on drug cha | 8/30/2014
  • Meeting slated on nuke plant inspection results The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Susquehanna Energy Information Center, 634 Salem Blvd. (U.S. Route 11). The purpose of the meeting is to unveil and discuss the results of special inspection | 8/30/2014
  • Cougars win, Lady Cougars lose in scholastic soccer action WVC Boys ❒ Hazleton Area 3, Pittston Area 1 - Brendan Lohr scored two goals to guide Hazleton Area to the win in its season opener. Hazleton Area applied offensive pressure and kept the ball in its offensive end for a majority of the game. Pittston Area b | 8/30/2014
  • Changes to flood protection authority delayed Luzerne County Council on Tuesday delayed voting on changes to the Flood Protection Authority’s founding articles that could end a long-running lawsuit over who is qualified to sit on the board. The authority is supposed to consist of three commissioners | 8/30/2014
  • H. S. FOOTBALL: Mount Carmel wins opener MOUNT CARMEL — You might have correctly predicted that Mount Carmel would knock off Loyalsock in the teams’ season opener Friday. Bet you didn’t correctly pick who the hero was. Tom Belski, a first-year senior placekicker, boomed a 37-yard field goal, his | 8/30/2014
  • H. S. FOOTBALL: Casella, Hurricanes pull away from Panthers LANSFORD — Schuylkill Haven was expected to beat Panther Valley handily in the season opening game for both teams. It was even safe to say that many expected the outcome to be decided by halftime, with the mercy rule closing out the second half. In the en | 8/30/2014
  • H. S. FOOTBALL: Tri-Valley wins opener MILLERSBURG — Anthony Snyder scored two touchdowns and Tri-Valley scored the game’s final 12 points to pull away to a 31-14 season-opening victory over Millersburg in a Tri-Valley League game Friday. Snyder scored on runs of 29 and 10 yards after Tri-Vall | 8/30/2014
  • Business Briefcase, Aug. 31, 2014 Thursday: Penn State Extension 90-minute webinar on conservation easements and their role in enhancing the landscapes and greenways, noon. The webinar costs $20 or $30 for those who want to receive certification maintenance credits from the American Plann | 8/31/2014
  • Wilkes-Barre native seeks investors for database system A new database system would prevent corporate systems owners from sharing information without people’s permission, said its inventor, Wilkes-Barre native Paul K. Lott Sr. The Meyers High School graduate said the invention, called 3Data, would prevent a cy | 8/31/2014
  • Cable broadband subscribers eclipse TV subscribers for first time For the first time ever, cable companies have more Internet broadband subscribers than TV service subscribers, a new report says. Leichtman Research Group found the top cable providers served 49,915,000 broadband subscribers compared with 49,910,000 TV su | 8/31/2014
  • No margarine for error with butter prices at all-time high Butter prices have been sticking it to food budgets, recently reaching an all-time high. High demand for cheese and an increase in U.S. diary exports tightened the demand for butter. The spot market price has nearly doubled over the past year, from $1.36 | 8/31/2014
  • People on the Move, Aug. 31, 2014 Commonwealth Health Patricia Rodriguez-Hudson, C.N.P., joined the staff of Physician’s Care Plus, 1 Brookhill Square South, Sugarloaf. Ms. Rodriguez-Hudson serves as a certified nurse practitioner with a focus on women’s health. A resident of Sugarloaf Tw | 8/31/2014
  • Business Buzz: Bank donates backpacks Bank donates backpacks Citizens Bank volunteers made a donation, as part of its annual Gear for Grades initiative, by delivering 150 new backpacks to Our Lady of Hope Parish in Wilkes-Barre. The backpacks include school supplies, including pens, plastic r | 8/31/2014
  • V.I. Supreme Court overturns conviction for man involved in shooting outside Jaguars nightclub ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a 21-year-old man convicted of firing shots and endangering innocent lives amid a shootout that left one man dead in 2010. V.I. Police arrested Lorn Henley, 21, in connection with the s | 8/30/2014
  • HOVENSA requests 2nd extension for sales process ST. CROIX - The owners of HOVENSA have requested another extension on the sales process period, which is the time frame when their shuttered refinery on St. Croix's South Shore is to be up for sale and is laid out in their agreement with the V.I. Governm | 8/30/2014
  • Chikungunya spreads on St. Thomas, St. John ST. THOMAS - A V.I. Alert went out Friday warning residents that the V.I. Health Department has confirmed 25 cases of chikungunya in the St. Thomas-St. John District. St. Croix has no confirmed cases. Since June, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control a | 8/30/2014
  • VIPD head detective charged with making false report against fellow officer ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Police Department's chief of detectives has been charged with falsifying evidence and making a false report. Milton Petersen Sr., a former police chief in the St. Thomas-St. John District who has been with the department for 24 year | 8/30/2014
  • V.I. Police Academy Class of 2014 graduates ST. CROIX - Local law enforcement departments on St. Croix welcomed 33 new officers into the fold on Friday during the V.I. Police Academy graduation of the class of 2014. More than 200 family members, fellow officers and supporters gathered inside the | 8/30/2014
  • Senate wants legal counsel to decide Hansen's future ST. CROIX - Instead of taking steps to remove Sen. Alicia Hansen from the Senate in the wake of the V.I. Supreme Court's ruling she is unfit to run for office under the V.I. Code, the 30th Legislature has requested an opinion from its legal counsel to de | 8/30/2014
  • St. Croix police recover Sen. Capehart's stolen vehicle Thursday ST. CROIX - Police on patrol recovered Sen. Diane Capehart's Jeep, which two armed men carjacked from her on Monday, and also recovered a stolen vehicle minutes after it was taken at an Estate Hogensborg service station. Officers recovered Capehart's blu | 8/30/2014
  • Lukowski sparks Trojans At Area, Ed Lukowski scored three goals and Ben Serfen scored twice to lead Nanticoke Area to a 7-1 win over Hanover Area on Friday in WVC boys soccer.Hanover | 8/30/2014
  • Crusaders, Mountaineers post shutouts At Coughlin, Mary Tona scored a pair of goals to lead Coughlin to a 3-0 win over Wyoming Area on Friday in WVC girls soccer | 8/30/2014
  • Central Mountain holds off Williamsport Hunter Weaver had 35 carries for 157 yards and Justin Neff caught three passes for 89 yards as Central Mountain held on for a 34-33 victory over host Williamsport. | 8/30/2014
  • Community Event Listing, Aug. 30, 2014 Blakely Club outing: Blakely Papa Bear Club Outing in memory of Dr. Roy Simpson, Sept. 7, 1-4 p.m., Montdale Country Club; Carole Coccodrilli, 570-489-0819. Carbondale Class reunion: Carbondale Area Class of 1979 35th anniversary reunion Sept. 13, Arlo’s | 8/30/2014
  • Around the Region, Aug. 30, 2014 n Port Clinton: An “Anthracite Express” Labor Day smoke-free train ride from Port Clinton to Mahanoy City is set for Monday. Only 100 seats are available and tickets are $200 each. The train, with 1920s-era coaches, will depart from Port Clinton at 9 a.m. | 8/30/2014
  • Police log, Aug. 30, 2014 Police investigate intoxicated people FRACKVILLE — Frackville police investigating a report of two intoxicated people near Stevens Street about 8:15 p.m. Aug. 22 resulted in the two being charged for public drunkenness and one jailed on an outstanding war | 8/30/2014
  • Nonprofit plans to rehab shuttered zoo Nay Aug structure will house feral cats, temporarily Broken plaster and shattered concrete crunch underfoot as Joanne Davis walks down the main corridor at the former Nay Aug Park Zoo, echoing in the heavy stillness of the empty building. “Watch your step | 8/30/2014
  • State agency estimates plan expansion benefits 15,000 residents in Luzerne, Columbia counties Nearly 15,000 residents of Luzerne and Columbia counties are eligible for federally subsidized health insurance in Gov. Tom Corbett’s new plan, the state Department of Public Welfare estimates. A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to | 8/30/2014
  • Police accuse Nanticoke man of raping child A Nanticoke man is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl multiple times in Wilkes-Barre, according to an affidavit. William Charles Wunner, 28, unknown address, was charged with rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, two count | 8/30/2014
  • Court ruling keeps Selenski appeal in play Accused killer Hugo Selenski still has a chance at overturning his conviction for a Monroe County home invasion. The state Supreme Court on Friday vacated an April 2011 decision by the state Superior Court that upheld Selenski’s guilty verdict and 32½-to- | 8/30/2014