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  • Fuel oil discovery slows creek project in Mount Carmel MOUNT CARMEL - The Shamokin Creek Flood Control Project has been delayed several weeks due to the discovery of "weathered fuel oil" from a bygone gas company. John Bucanelli, project engineer for the $14 million project, said a crew discovered the subst | 7/24/2014
  • LIFE, DEATH & DRUGS: In the end, Cyrus Lewis couldn't beat his addiction SHAMOKIN - A yellow Labrador retriever running loose in a Perry County park is corralled for its owner by a young mother and her children. Cyrus Lewis let Nico off its leash on purpose. What better way to meet the woman he spied from his front porch than | 7/24/2014
  • Meg Ryan bringing 'Ithaca' to life at locations around Petersburg PETERSBURG - Film crews have descended on downtown Petersburg for the making of "Ithaca," bringing actress Meg Ryan with them. Filming began Tuesday for the 1940s period piece - Ryan's directorial debut - and will continue into mid-August. On Wednesday, | 7/24/2014
  • 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. BAR LOUIE, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Twp.: today, Asialena Duo, SIN Night; Friday, Jeanne Zano Duo; Saturday, LondonForce. | 7/24/2014
  • Were you spotted at Rolling Thunder's 15th Annual Salute to Veterans Ride? Were you spotted at Rolling Thunder’s 15th annual Salute to Veterans Ride? jason farmer / Staff Photographer | 7/24/2014
  • Births 7/24/2014 MOSES TAYLOR BALDWIN: A daughter, July 15, to Wallace and Erica Alexis Baldwin, Blakely. BARATTA: A son, July 15, to Justin and Alicia Ashford Baratta, Mountaintop. BAUER: A son, July 14, to Brian and Catrina Collarini Bauer, Jessup. BOLCAVAGE: A son, Jul | 7/24/2014
  • Regional Briefs 7/24/2014 Crowd to welcome buses of volunteers SCRANTON — More than 300 volunteers are expected to participate in a West Scranton NeighborWorks Week 2014 home-improvement program on Monday. The neighborhood is gathering a welcoming committee to meet at Jay’s Common | 7/24/2014
  • Fake PPL bill collection reported at Scranton restaurant SCRANTON — A man claiming to be a PPL Electric Utilities representative tried to steal $789 from a South Washington Avenue restaurant Wednesday afternoon, city police said. | 7/24/2014
  • Storm drenches RailRiders' big third inning The rain may only have delayed the inevitable for the Gwinnett Braves. Zoilo Almonte did his best when the weather was OK Wednesday night to make that much clear. | 7/24/2014
  • Chesterfield 'pioneer' Jesse Mayes dies at 100 CHESTERFIELD - Jesse Mayes, the first African-American elected to the county's Board of Supervisors, died Monday. Mayes also had a distinguished career as a professor at Virginia State University and a ground-breaking military career. Mayes, who celebra | 7/24/2014
  • Truck fire closes ramp for 4 hours PETERSBURG - An early morning truck fire closed the Interstate 95 southbound ramp near mile marker 47 for four hours. Sgt. Steve Vick with Virginia State Police said a trooper responded to a report of a tractor-trailer fire I-95 south at the Rives Road | 7/24/2014
  • VDOT, locals talk Route 460 PRINCE GEORGE - About 200 people attended a town hall meeting Wednesday to discuss the decade-old U.S. Route 460 improvements project. The meeting at J.E.J. Moore Middle School is one of five the Virginia Department of Transportation is sponsoring in com | 7/24/2014
  • Correction Assistance for blind theft victim A story on Page A3 in Wednesday’s editions about three people who stole more than $30,000 from Carl Dittfield’s account by abusing power of attorney should have said Detective Renee Castellani contacted the Lackawanna Bli | 7/24/2014
  • Community events listings, July 24, 2014 Archbald Celebrity bartending: Celebrity bartenders night to benefit Archbald Boroughs National Night Out, Monday, 6 p.m., Barrett’s Pub, music by Ron Pascoe, appearance by two-time NASCAR Champion Todd Bodine. Blakely Flea fest: Sacred Heart of Jesus Par | 7/24/2014
  • Homes test positive for radioactivity Some homes in Carbon, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties have elevated levels of radioactivity in the air and soil, according to a report released this week by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). | 7/24/2014
  • Lightning causes house fire in Schuylkill Haven SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - Three people are displaced after lightning struck their home and caused a fire Wednesday at 213 St. Peter St. in the borough. The lightning strike caused a fire in the third floor and roof of the house, Assistant Fire Chief Jim Reed sa | 7/24/2014
  • Tree commission recommends new Japanese cherry tree for Garfield Square For the past 36 years, Valentina A. Lizak has been able to walk out of her home at Garfield Square in Pottsville and enjoy a heartwarming sight, a Kwanzan cherry tree planted in memory of her brother. Traditionally, in spring it bloomed with pink flowers | 7/24/2014
  • Schuylkill County finalizes budget resolution on dispatch center Legislation may soon be on its way to change how Pennsylvania counties fund its emergency dispatch centers. The Schuylkill County commissioners finalized a budget resolution Wednesday drawing about $350,000 from a reserve account within the communication | 7/24/2014
  • Reports of a drowned person at Tuscarora turned out to be empty boat BARNESVILLE - Firefighters and rescue divers were sent to Tuscarora State Park on Wednesday night for a possible drowning, but the incident had a good outcome. Crews were dispatched to the park in Rush Township about 8:30 p.m. for a report of a boat in t | 7/24/2014
  • Volunteers prepare fairgrounds for 31st county fair SUMMIT STATION - As vendor carts and amusement rides rolled into the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, volunteers checked schedules, clicked staplers and talked with great enthusiasm about tractor pulls, one of the highlights of next week's big | 7/24/2014
  • Historical society recognizes 150th anniversary of Battle of the Crater Nearly 150 years ago, the Union army attempted to outwit Confederates on July 30, 1964, in Petersburg, Virginia, with a mine tunnel and some strategically placed dynamite in what would be a painful memory in the minds of the soldiers of the American Civi | 7/24/2014
  • County commissioners look to cut costs Schuylkill County is looking to cut down on energy costs. The county commissioners, at a public meeting Wednesday, approved plans to seek bids from energy service companies to upgrade lighting at the adult probation and communications departments. "We co | 7/24/2014
  • St. Ambrose class designs anti-tobacco billboard Three billboards designed by an eighth-grade class at St. Ambrose School, Schuylkill Haven, recognizing that "tobacco use and sports don't mix" will be put up in Schuylkill County next week. The class, under the guidance of their teacher Ann McGee, desi | 7/24/2014
  • New hypnotist show featured at Troy Fair James Kellogg Jr. performing in pavilion TROY - A new hypnotist at the Troy Fair has people under his spell. James Kellogg Jr. is providing three free shows daily in the pavilion in the Lower Meadow at 3 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m. "I'm excited to meet new people and to see what the new area is, | 7/24/2014
  • Sheep & Wool Day also featured TROY - The word "mania" is described in the dictionary as "an excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire." In short, it's a craze. And that's just what the Troy Fair featured Wednesday - a craze…for milk, that is. Milk Mania Day was held at th | 7/24/2014
  • Court notes 7/24/14 Senior Judge Chester B. Muroski, presiding over Domestic Relations Contempt Court on Wednesday, ordered the following defendants jailed for failure to pay child support: Ryan Warnagiris, 28 E. First St., Apartment 1, Larksville, jailed 120 days for failur | 7/24/2014
  • Storm washes out RailRiders’ big inning The rain may only have delayed the inevitable for the Gwinnett Braves. Zoilo Almonte did his best when the weather was OK Wednesday night to make that much clear. Almonte homered twice in the first three innings, and only a wicked downpour could slow down | 7/24/2014
  • Swoyersville claims region title Nanticoke dealt Swoyersville its first loss of the American Legion baseball season on Wednesday morning. It was a big victory, for sure, but Swoyersville came right back to score a bigger one. Jeremy Worlinsky and Evan McCue each went 2 for 4 with an RBI | 7/24/2014
  • BMA eliminated from state tournament Back Mountain American’s road to South Williamsport ended with a 15-4, four-inning loss to Red Land on Wednesday afternoon in an elimination game at the Pennsylvania Majors tournament in Skippack. Red Land, the Section 4 champion, belted eight home runs i | 7/24/2014
  • Police blotter 7/24/14 W-B police activity Wilkes-Barre police reported the following incidents: n Jared Starr, of North James Street in Hazleton, was arrested Saturday after police said he stole several items from Burlington Coat Factory at 47 Spring St. A loss prevention offi | 7/24/2014
  • Enjoys success at Troy Fair TROY - For Willow Voegtlen of Columbia Cross Roads, 4-H has been about much more than coming to the Troy Fair with her cows. The 15-year-old, who will be a junior at Troy High School this fall, said 4-H has allowed her to meet new people, has taught her | 7/24/2014
  • Cactus Taters a tasty treat Sold at Troy Fair this year TROY - Ready for some "Cactus Taters?" "Arizona Original Cactus Taters" is one of the many fair foods available at the Troy Fair. Twenty-five years ago, Ron Vonada, who is from Arizona, created the treat, which his nephew, Josh Vonada of South Williamspo | 7/24/2014
  • Kulpmont man sentenced to state prison for assaulting policeman Carmen T. Almonti is headed to state prison after admitting Wednesday in Schuylkill County Court that at different times he assaulted a police officer, possessed heroin and drove under the influence of drugs. Almonti, 31, of Kulpmont, pleaded guilty to a | 7/24/2014
  • Police aim to reduce number of aggressive driving incidents SOUTH TAMAQUA - West Penn Township police, along with state police troopers from the Frackville station, conducted an Aggressive Driving Enforcement detail in West Penn Township on July 16. Carol Alonge with the North Central Highway Safety Network said | 7/24/2014
  • Police, July 24 W. Hazleton reports West Hazleton police issued press releases alleging the following: ■ Timothy Borneisen, 23, West Hazleton, was charged with drug related offenses after officers on patrol of North Broad Street approached a vehicle whose driver failed t | 7/24/2014
  • Attorneys: $750K sought from prison over suicide SUNBURY - A $750,000 private settlement is sought by the widow of a Shamokin man who committed suicide in June inside Northumberland County Prison. If a settlement is not reached, a federal lawsuit will be filed within 30 days. Attorneys Kymberley Best a | 7/24/2014
  • Gabe’s opens in East End Centre Discount fashion retailer Gabe’s opened its new store Wednesday in the former Price Chopper building in East End Centre in Wilkes-Barre Township. The store will hold its grand opening starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. Special events and giveaways will be held | 7/24/2014
  • Little League Interleague ❒ Merrick’s 11, Hazle Twp. Fire & Rescue 3 - Ryan Verbonitz blasted two home runs and Joe Halcisak ripped a pair of triples to lead Merrick’s to the victory. Damon Vitacco cracked a double and single and Matt Shamany smacked a triple. Nick Pay | 7/24/2014
  • Mother charged with stabbing son during dispute A mother sent her son to the hospital early Wednesday morning after she stabbed him in their Plains Township residence, according to an affidavit. Geraldine A. Zielinski, 58, of 47 Clark St., was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and possess | 7/24/2014
  • Four W-B police officers receive promotions Four members of Wilkes-Barre’s police department celebrated promotions at a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday. The officers have 63 years of combined experience with the city’s force. Ralph Elick, a detective, is now a lieutenant. Joseph Mangan, a sergeant, | 7/24/2014
  • 2 Plymouth residents accused of drug trafficking Police arrested two Plymouth residents on Tuesday after they allegedly sold heroin to an informant. Plymouth Borough police arrested Melissa Titus, 30, and Troy Eley, 48, both of 65 E. Main St., after officers said they sold heroin to a police informant. | 7/24/2014
  • Applicants sought for tomato festival queen contest Applications are now available for the Pittston Tomato Festival Queen Scholarship Pageant. The contest is open to young women ages 14 to 19 who are from Pittston and the surrounding areas. The competition will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. All part | 7/24/2014
  • SCA insurance costs triple for interscholastic sports CATAWISSA R.R. - Southern Columbia Area School District faces a tripling of its insurance costs for interscholastic sports because three football players who were injured last year didn't have their own health insurance. The school board voted 7-1 | 7/24/2014
  • Some directors favors making all SCA seats at large CATAWISSA RR - A two-year vacancy on the Southern Columbia Area School Board prompted a discussion among board members on the format for electing board members. In making note of the empty position, board president Michael Yeager suggested electing all n | 7/24/2014
  • Shamokin Twp. to use new coating on roads SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - Roadwork was the topic of discussion in the township Wednesday, when supervisors chose to maintain a different set of roads this year. In a special meeting, the board approved a plan to put down a new type of dust control coating on O | 7/24/2014
  • Man hurt in Coal Township crash COAL TOWNSHIP - One person was injured in a two-car collision that occurred around noon Wednesday on Route 61 just east of Shamokin. Coal Township police said an unidentified male was unconscious when they arrived on the scene after the man's black Ford | 7/24/2014
  • Prosecutors respond to Handerhan's claims of ineffective counsel HARRISBURG - U.S. prosecutors have responded to a former Mount Carmel police officer's claims that ineffective counsel led to his conviction and prison sentence for child pornography possession. In a 13-page brief filed July 16, Assistant U.S. Attorney J | 7/24/2014
  • Lightning causes house fire in Schuylkill Haven, displaces three SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Three people are displaced after lightning struck their home and caused a fire Wednesday at 213 St. Peter St. in the borough. Schuylkill Hose Company No. 2 firefighter, Chad Hasenauer, also suffered heat exhaustion and was taken to a local hospital. He is expected to recover, Assistant Fire Chief | 7/23/2014
  • Diesel fuel spills onto Dallas Twp. highway after collision Following a crash Wednesday involving a dump truck and a car at the intersection of state Route 309 and Main Street in Dallas Township, the Luzerne County Emergency Management Agency worked to clean the diesel fuel off the roadway. The crash happened arou | 7/24/2014
  • Board approves new hires, bids The Athens Area School District board of education approved several personnel changes, bids and policy changes at its meeting Tuesday. The board voted Tuesday to hire Christa Hicks as the district's new director of special services at a salary of $84,000 | 7/24/2014
  • Athens votes to sell Sheshequin-Ulster building ATHENS - The Athens Area School District board of education Tuesday voted to sell the former Sheshequin-Ulster Elementary School building to the highest of two bidders. The board approved the high bid of $240,000 by Andy Bishop to purchase the building, | 7/24/2014
  • Sierra Club cites air pollution in Tri-Cities RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Tri-Cities area includes some of the highest-levels of toxic air emissions in Virginia, the Sierra Club reports. | 7/23/2014
  • 10 Things: NEPA Ice cream shops you need to visit this summer Lists serve as great reminders of what is right at your fingertips. Here, we spotlight 10 Northeast Pennsylvania ice cream shops you need to visit this summer. | 7/11/2014
  • Cops: Plains Township mother stabbed son A mother stabbed her son early Wednesday morning in their Plains Township residence, according to police. Geraldine A. Zielinski, 58, of 47 Clark St., was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and possessing an instrument of crime for stabbing her 29-year-old son, Eric Zielinski, in the left index finger and left arm, police said. | 7/23/2014
  • Dallas brew pub plan wins approval DALLAS — The borough’s zoning hearing board gave the go-ahead to the Back Mountain’s first brew pub on Tuesday. Sam and Vanessa Warren didn’t keep their joy bottled up when the three-member board said they can open the North Slope Brewing Co. | 7/23/2014
  • Scranton diocese chancellor injured SCRANTON — Teresa Osborne, chancellor of the Diocese of Scranton, was seriously injured in a car crash last night on the Davis Street bridge, Scranton police said. | 7/23/2014
  • Movie Times: 7-24-2014 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, | 7/24/2014
  • Datebook: Your guide to area meetings and events Today West Side Senior & Community Center: Walmart shopping trip, today, 10:45 a.m.. to 12:45 p.m.; bingo, daily, 9:15 a.m.; hot lunch, daily, noon, $2, 24-hour reservation required; pinochle, daily, 12:30 p.m.; Wii games/round table talk/table pool games | 7/24/2014
  • Best Bets: 7/24/14 TODAY: Family fun:Drive In Downtown Movie Series: “Despicable Me 2,” preshow activities, 8 p.m.; movie, dusk; 200 block of North Washington Avenue, free. Visit www.scrantontomorrow.org. 570-963-1575. FRIDAY: World premiere: “Fairycakes,” presented by Scra | 7/24/2014
  • Head-on crash shuts down Davis Street bridge SCRANTON — A head-on collision Tuesday sent one driver to the hospital and shut down the Davis Street bridge. | 7/23/2014
  • From Our Early Files 20 Years Ago (1994) New owners of Paradise Christian book and gift shop in Tunkhannock are Terri Tiffany and Patti St. Clair. Wilbur and Ethel Howell will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 2. | 7/23/2014
  • Court notes 7/23/14 PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS Three Mountain Holdings and Marcia Reynolds (partner) to Monte Rader and Lisa Rader for $127,000; Butler Township. Presidential Land Co., LTD to Joseph F. Rodriguez for $440,000; Rice Township. | 7/23/2014
  • Three accused of stealing $30,000 from blind 86-year-old Three Moosic residents stole more than $30,000 from an 86-year-old blind man by abusing their power over his bank account, according to Lackawanna County detectives. | 7/23/2014
  • Ashland teenager wins Schuylkill Idol XII FRACKVILLE - A new Idol was crowned Tuesday at the Schuylkill Mall. Bryel Frasch, 16, of Ashland, was named the winner of Schuylkill Idol XII, beating out fellow finalists Ryan Wilkinson, 29, of Schuylkill Haven, and Richard Harper, 21, of Cumbola. Fras | 7/23/2014
  • Junior Cressona Band gains members, plans concert In February, the Cressona Band was looking for middle school-aged musicians to form the first Junior Cressona Band. As of Tuesday, it had 35. "We're really pleased with the turnout, since it's the inaugural year," Lauren Ward, the Junior Cressona Band as | 7/23/2014
  • Schuylkill Haven Area to repair pool tiles SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - Schuylkill Haven Area School District is planning to spend "in the neighborhood of $50,000" to repair cracked tiles in and near the pool at its high school natatorium, according to district Superintendent Lorraine Felker. The district | 7/23/2014
  • Shenandoah man charged in armed robbery SHENANDOAH - A man was arrested by Shenandoah police and charged in an armed robbery at the Turkey Hill Minit Mart early Tuesday morning. Joseph W. Kakol, 36, who has a last known address of 322 W. Atlantic St., was charged with four felony counts of rob | 7/23/2014
  • Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA appoints new executive director The Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced Tuesday that Danny Goldberg will be its new executive director. Goldberg served for the previous 15 years as executive director of the Jewish Federation of Ocean County, N.J. Goldberg sa | 7/23/2014
  • Blood donors needed to prevent emergency shortage The Red Cross needs blood. The organization is in danger of a nationwide shortage of all blood types and platelets and needs donors to close the gap. Donations are down about 8 percent during the past 11 weeks across the country, according to the organization. | 7/23/2014
  • VA cites privacy concerns in whistleblower case The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township released a statement Tuesday in response to a report issued by a nonprofit watchdog organization. Thomas Tomasco, a doctor who worked at the hospital, left his job “under duress” after h | 7/23/2014
  • Forty Fort convenience store owner gets jail time for money laundering The owner of a Forty Fort convenience store was sentenced Tuesday to federal prison for money laundering, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik sentenced Mastan Mathan, 47, of Forty Fort, to 31 months. | 7/23/2014
  • Swordpoint-kidnapping suspect tied to burglary About 24 hours before kidnapping a Wilkes-Barre man at swordpoint, one of the two defendants in the case was involved in a smash-and-grab burglary of a computer store, police said. The burglar alarm rang out around 3 a.m. July 10, drawing Wilkes-Barre police. | 7/23/2014
  • Cops: Three steal more than $30,000 from blind 86-year-old A Moosic man and a husband and wife from Avoca stole more than $30,000 from an 86-year-old blind man by abusing their power over his bank account, according to Lackawanna County detectives. | 7/23/2014
  • Human error cited for 911 dispatch mistake An internal review of Luzerne County 911’s handling of a fatal Mocanaqua fire in which the closest fire department was not immediately dispatched has revealed human error was the sole cause, the county solicitor’s office said Tuesday. | 7/23/2014
  • Audit: DEP gas enforcement inconsistent A state audit of the Department of Environmental Protection's regulation of the oil and gas industry revealed inconsistent enforcement, disorganization and poor record management. | 7/23/2014
  • LCTA makes leadership changes after arrests KINGSTON — The Luzerne County Transportation Authority voted Tuesday to approve changes in leadership following the arrests of two key executives on fraud-related charges last month. | 7/23/2014
  • County council cuts Hazleton transit funding Hazleton Public Transit is cut off. During its meeting Tuesday night, Luzerne County Council voted resoundingly against providing local match funding that would ensure the agency gets grant money from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. County | 7/23/2014
  • Briefs, July 23 WEATHERLY SEEKS GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH - The Weatherly Area School District is currently seeking an assistant varsity girls basketball coach for the upcoming season. Letters of interest should be forwarded to Scott Zoscin, athletic director, Weatherly Are | 7/23/2014
  • Bowlers find AMF Walnut Hill Lanes boarded up PETERSBURG - The city's only bowling alley has closed unexpectedly, leaving local bowlers scattered like pins. Bowlers who showed up Saturday morning at AMF Walnut Hill Lanes on South Crater Road found the entrance crudely blocked with plywood. "We than | 7/23/2014
  • CORRECTION The date for Lakeside Concerts at Hillside Park, South Abington Twp., featuring Light Weight and Sen. John Blake and Friends published in the July 20 Sunday Times was incorrect. The concert will be Aug. 13 from 6 p.m. to dusk. | 7/23/2014
  • Sidenotes 7/23/2014 Mural contest seeks artists Lackawanna County is holding a competition to create murals for two Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Rail Authority bridges in Moscow and Jessup. | 7/23/2014
  • Regional Briefs 7/23/2014 Jewish group gets new exec. director WILKES-BARRE — The Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced Tuesday that Danny Goldberg will be its new executive director. Mr. Goldberg served for the previous 15 years as executive director of | 7/23/2014
  • Inmate charged for kicking and spitting on Sheriff's Deputy SCRANTON — A Duryea woman awaiting transportation to Lackawanna County Prison spit at and kicked a county sheriff’s deputy, authorities said. | 7/23/2014
  • Retired Scranton police car will be used in demolition derby to raise money for charity HONESDALE — A retired Scranton police car will compete in a demolition derby to raise money for Marley’s Mission, Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano said. | 7/23/2014
  • Scranton apartment burglarized SCRANTON — Nick Radoscesky spent Sunday night in a Wilkes-Barre hospital comforting his girlfriend, who was injured in a car crash. | 7/23/2014
  • Little League 7/23/2014 Warwick Twp. pounded out 12 hits to post a 12-3 win over Wallenpaupack in the first round of the state 9-10 Little League baseball tournament Tuesday at Pennridge Little League in Perkasie. | 7/23/2014
  • Legion Baseball 7/23/2014 Winning pitcher Mike Blazaskie struck out nine and went 3 for 4 with four runs scored and two RBIs to lead Nanticoke Post 350 to a 13-3 win over Dickson City Post 665 in the semifinals of the Region 5 Senior Legion baseball tournament Tuesday. | 7/23/2014
  • RailRiders Game Report 7/22/2014 RailRiders Gwinnett ab r h bi ab r h bi Pirela ss 4 0 0 0 Cnninghm cf 4 0 2 0 Refsnyder 2b 5 0 3 0 Bthancourt c 4 0 1 0 Almonte lf 5 0 1 0 Gosselin dh 4 0 3 0 Garcia rf 5 1 1 0 Trdslavich 1b 4 0 0 0 Roller dh 2 2 0 0 Boggs lf 3 0 0 0 Murphy c 2 2 1 0 Kazm | 7/23/2014
  • HS FOOTBALL: Dallas stadium won't be ready for opener The Dallas High School football team will play its first home game this year Aug. 30 at Misericorida University because of renovations at Mountaineer Stadium. The Aug. 30 game is against Scranton. | 7/23/2014
  • Grand night for Segedin leads RailRiders to third straight win Rob Segedin’s Triple-A debut ended with a splash, a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning Monday night that gave his RailRiders a victory. His second game was a veritable cannonball in comparison. | 7/23/2014
  • Handyman accused of defrauding customers Doing business with Joseph Senese was a fairly consistent experience. The 34-year-old handyman demanded a large portion of a home-improvement project’s cost upfront. | 7/23/2014
  • Wilkes-Barre police investigating rape of 9-year-old girl Wilkes-Barre police are investigating an alleged rape of a 9-year-old girl Monday evening in the city. | 7/22/2014
  • Staff picks: Lydia Loveless, Boot Liquor Radio and more What we're listening to this week | 7/23/2014
  • Joint Board of Elections continues to ignore illegal document shredding ST. CROIX - During the Joint Board of Elections meeting Tuesday, only one board member brought up the issue of the Elections supervisor shredding public records and the topic largely was ignored. While board members had three minutes each to discuss a ca | 7/23/2014
  • Elections Board backs supervisor's call on complaint ST. CROIX - The Joint Board of Elections on Tuesday voted to uphold Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes' decision that Basil Ottley Jr. is an eligible candidate for lieutenant governor, after a challenge from another political team. Gubernatorial candid | 7/23/2014
  • V.I. son Adams earns honor Stephaun Adams ST. THOMAS - Stephaun Adams did a lot of winning for the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School basketball program these past two years. But in truth, the standout point guard is a child of the entire Virgin Islands, a Crucian whose skills were honed by contribu | 7/23/2014
  • Plaskett files FEC complaint against Malone ST. THOMAS - Delegate to Congress candidate Stacey Plaskett has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission accusing her opponent, Sen. Shawn-Michael Malone, of using inmate labor to put up a campaign tent and other infractions. Malone and th | 7/23/2014
  • The Metro Times Beer Issue The Michigan Brewers Guild comes to Riverside Park in Ypsilanti | 7/23/2014
  • V.I. Little League squad falls, 3-2, to Grand Bahama The Virgin Islands Little League team suffered its first loss of the regional tournament in the Bahamas on Tuesday, falling, 3-2, to Grand Bahama. The game was continued from Monday night, when it was suspended because of rain in Freeport, Grand Bahama. | 7/23/2014
  • Prosecution calls victim's cousin to stand in St. Croix murder trial ST. CROIX - Testimony will continue today in the V.I. Superior Court murder trial of Elijah Ritter, as the prosecution continues to present its case before Presiding Judge Michael Dunston. Ritter is charged with first-degree murder; first-degree assault; | 7/23/2014