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  • Body found in Ransom pond RANSOM TWP. — Officials are investigating after a property owner discovered a partially decomposed body in a private pond Saturday afternoon.The woman’s body, found about 4 p.m. in a pond near Main Street, was fully clothed and showed no obvious sign of i | 4/19/2014
  • Brush fire sweeps through Moosic MOOSIC — A brush fire swept through a wooded area of the borough Saturday, but firefighters helped by an air tanker kept it from damaging nearby property. Moosic Fire Chief Chuck Molinaro said the fire, called in soon after 3 p.m., started in a wooded are | 4/19/2014
  • Woman arrested for DUI, fleeing from Jessup police JESSUP — A Blakely woman was arrested early Saturday after police said she fled from the scene of a bar fight in Jessup, sparking a brief car chase.Noel Marie Chesar, 28, was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police and DUI. Jessup police were c | 4/19/2014
  • Covington Twp. crash injures 4 COVINGTON TWP. — Two adults and two children were rushed to hospitals Saturday after the SUV they were in left the road and was wedged between trees.First responders were called to the scene about 5:30 p.m., said Covington Fire Chief Brad Jones. He said t | 4/19/2014
  • Semenza's attorney outlines appeal strategy An attorney for a 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 trial, t | 4/18/2014
  • Health care sign-ups surge WASHINGTON — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to D | 4/18/2014
  • Judge rules Dominick confession can be used in Bonacci homicide trial Bonacci murder suspect Jason Dominick wanted to keep testimony out; judge also says two men will be tried together.The confession is in and separate trials are out.The ruling, issued Thursday in the Frank Bonacci homicide case, is a significant blow to th | 4/18/2014
  • 2 dead after 2-vehicle crash on Interstate 295 PRINCE GEORGE - Virginia State Police are at the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash on Interstate 295 southbound north of Interstate 95 in Prince George County. State police were called to the scene of the reported two-vehicle crash involving a tract | 4/19/2014
  • Kids bowl 'strikes against autism' at fundraising event Amy Talarico’s autistic son Joey Scheuermann used to communicate primarily through sign language, but that started to change four years ago when they got an iPad.Now 8 years old, Joey’s vocabulary has greatly expanded and he has learned how to read. His m | 4/19/2014
  • Dickson City Boy Scouts donate diapers to charities Boy Scouts of America Troop 322 in Dickson City will make many needy parents happy.As a community service donation, the troop on Saturday distributed 161 cases of Pampers diapers to local charities, said the troop’s Assistant Scoutmaster David LaVerne. | 4/19/2014
  • Broad Street project nears completion Paving will resume in the Broad Street Corridor project next week. The rest of the project, already completed, includes the latest technology to monitor and handle traffic flow better, and other enhancements like a device that tells a driver when they ar | 4/19/2014
  • Annunciation parishioners bring crucifixion's story to city streets The slender man, his back reddened from the whip, cried out. "Aah. Aah. Padre," he said as Roman soldiers swung hammers and affixed him to a cross of wood. Tugging ropes in four different directions, the soldiers hoisted the cross and the man, not on a h | 4/19/2014
  • NEPA among top places to raise a family We are among the most miserable people in the nation, have the highest regional unemployment rate in the state and Scranton made headlines earlier this year as the "Most Hungover City in America." But if you're looking for a place to raise a family, pack | 4/19/2014
  • Hugo Selenski has yet another lawyer WILKES-BARRE - 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 tri | 4/19/2014
  • Outdoors Night a late one for RailRiders MOOSIC - Veteran Alfredo Aceves made his debut. The RailRiders wore camoflauge uniforms and Outdoors Night turned into a late night for the local nine and their biggest rivals. The RailRiders and Lehigh Valley played extra innings Friday night at PNC Fie | 4/19/2014
  • Petersburg fire claims four; under investigation by police PETERSBURG - An early morning house fire that killed four people is being investigated as a possible homicide by the Petersburg Bureau of Police. The fire occurred around 3:30 a.m. at 721 Harding St. | 4/19/2014
  • Film Review: Under the Skin Scarlett Johansson is a dead, reanimated, alien soul — in an intellectual way. | 4/14/2014
  • Jogger dies on Scranton trail of heart attack A heart attack was the cause of 51-year-old Frank Pallien’s sudden collapse Thursday evening, jogging on the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Trail, Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland said. | 4/19/2014
  • Council to consider costs for jail renovations PETERSBURG - The city has gone back to the drawing board for options involving the jail and its annex. During a recent work session on the jail, Council considered for the second time, a resolution that could have led to the closing of both facilities. I | 4/19/2014
  • McGinty has chops, but so does rest of field Democratic governor candidate Katie McGinty stands in a tough spot.She’s got all the credentials necessary to offer a strong run at knocking off Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in November. | 4/19/2014
  • Temple to host local comedy show Three New York City-based comedians will bring their funny bones to Scranton’s Temple Hesed next weekend. | 4/19/2014
  • TGIF: Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pennsylvania CLUBSARLO'S TAVERN, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: today, Dem Guyz; Sunday, Joe Statuto.BAR LOUIE, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Twp.: today, Graces Downfall. THE BAR ON OAK, 900 Oak St., Pittston: today, Latin Night with DJ.BAZIL, 1101 Northern Blvd. | 4/19/2014
  • Births 4/19/2014 MOSES TAYLOR HOSPITALBERRIOS: A son, April 14, to Brandon Berrios and Devon Markarian, Archbald.HAUSMAN: A daughter, April 15, to Lee Hausman and Meghan Chmielewski, Scranton.HOPKINS: A daughter, April 15, to Eva Hopkins-Dougher, Scranton.KELLY: A daughte | 4/19/2014
  • THE WORLD ACCORDING TO 1964 NEW YORK — Video phone calls? Yeah, we do that. Asking computers for information? Sure, several times a day. Colonies on the moon and jet packs as a mode of everyday transportation. OK, maybe not.The New York World’s Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million vis | 4/19/2014
  • It depends on where the road goes Pennsylvania has a long list of roads that need improvement, and even a few areas that could use new roads. None of those locations are in state forests, however, the preserved regions of “Penn’s Woods” that remain true to the name.Gov. Tom Corbett views | 4/19/2014
  • Letters to the Editor 4/19/2014 Editor: I will bet that Vladimir Putin has been watching a whole bunch of Lone Ranger reruns. In most episodes the Lone Ranger is mistaken for a bad guy as he wears a black mask.It is only after the Lone Ranger does his good deed and rides away | 4/19/2014
  • Spangenberg headed for disabled list Spangenberg lands on DLSan Diego Padres prospect and Abington Heights grad Cory Spangenberg’s strong start to the season might have hit a speed bump. | 4/19/2014
  • H.S. TRACK 4/19/2014 HS TRACKTHURSDAY’S MEETSGIRLSWallenpaupack 120 Honesdale 30100 Hurdles: L. Aronica (H) 17.6, VanTine (W), S. Aronica (H). 3200 Relay: Wallenpaupack (Schmidt, Decker, Martone, LaFave) 11:16:6. 100: Jasmine Stevenson (W) 12.4, Hiller (W), Keulin | 4/19/2014
  • Sports Clipboard 4/19/2014 CLIPBOARDFOOTBALL — West Side Falcons will hold early football and cheerleading registration April 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and April 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the field on Jackson Street. Cost is $50 per child for ages 5-14. Registration will be ava | 4/19/2014
  • 11th-inning squeeze play sparks ’Pigs past RailRiders MOOSIC — For 11 innings, the RailRiders and rival Lehigh Valley seemingly battled to determine who could find the most unorthodox way to score the few runs that actually crossed the plate. | 4/19/2014
  • B-Sens top Pens for East Division title Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s struggles on Binghamton’s home ice continue.BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Eighty miles of concrete made the difference between an East Division championship and a second-place finish for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season. | 4/19/2014
  • H.S. BASEBALL: Marsico, West Scranton drop Abington Heights Mason Marsico allowed six hits and struck out four in a complete game effort to lead West Scranton to a 6-3 win over Abington Heights in Lackawanna League Division I play Friday. | 4/19/2014
  • LOCAL COLLEGES: Lackawanna baseball sweeps DH Lackawanna College swept Salem Community College in a conference doubleheader winning 16-3 and 3-2 on Friday. The Falcons clinched a spot in the post season Region 19 Division II Baseball Tournament. | 4/19/2014
  • HS SOFTBALL: Valley View slips past Wallenpaupack Valley View built a four-run lead after two innings, then had to hold off Wallenpaupack, edging the Lady Buckhorns, 5-4, in a Lackawanna League Division I-II crossover softball game Friday. | 4/19/2014
  • Regional Briefs 4/19/2014 Officials question ‘historical’ requestWILKES-BARRE — It’s called the Luzerne County Historical Society. But a proposal to declare the group the county’s historical society is making waves after the county solicitor raised concerns over the impact such a | 4/19/2014
  • Correctional officer injured in slashing at SCI Dallas An inmate serving a life sentence for murder slashed a correctional officer’s face Thursday night at State Correctional Institution at Dallas, sending the officer to the hospital. | 4/19/2014
  • State police investigate hit and run DICKSON CITY — State police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened late Thursday at the Interstate 81 on-ramp to Exit 190 (Main Avenue). | 4/19/2014
  • Thief pilfers from Scranton vehicles SCRANTON — Items were stolen from two vehicles parked in the 1200 block of Donnelly Court on Thursday, city police said.It’s likely the two thefts are linked, acting Capt. Glenn Thomas said. | 4/19/2014
  • Dunmore Candy Kitchen expanding to Scranton The Dunmore Candy Kitchen is expanding to Scranton, opening a new retail shop and kitchen on Davis Street in the fall.The company’s historic home on Drinker Street in Dunmore will remain a retail store, little changed for visitors. | 4/18/2014
  • Main Street projects have boosted Moscow business The grant-funded project that has reshaped downtown Moscow helped the borough attract new businesses and was a boon to several existing establishments, according to an economic impact survey borough officials recently conducted. | 4/19/2014
  • Larger plane to Atlanta short-lived PITTSTON TWP. — Delta’s upgraded jet from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to Atlanta will run only for a month before the airline diverts it to another location, but the airport will still get a larger craft than it currently has for the route afterward. | 4/19/2014
  • Fire destroys N.J. shore homes SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. — Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community. | 4/19/2014
  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre ranked No. 8 best city to raise family We are among the most miserable people in the nation, have the highest regional unemployment rate in the state and made headlines earlier this year for living in the “Most Hungover City in America. | 4/19/2014
  • Judge denies Scranton's request to dismiss police officer's lawsuit A Scranton police officer who claims he was removed as a firearms instructor after he complained the city purchased uniforms only from a company that competed with his parents’ business can proceed with his lawsuit, a federal judge ruled. | 4/19/2014
  • President Obama responds to Waverly Elementary students' letters WAVERLY TWP. — Earlier this year, the 51 second-graders sat at their desks with a pencil and piece of white-lined paper and brainstormed ways to make America great. | 4/19/2014
  • Hearing set in dispute between DiBileo, commissioners A judge will hear arguments later this month on a request by the Lackawanna County commissioners to throw out Controller Gary DiBileo’s lawsuit over access to the employee time-keeping system. | 4/19/2014
  • Vet with PTSD to receive $3.1 million from government Fifteen months after he was awarded $3.7 million in a federal lawsuit, a Marine suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will receive all but roughly $600,000 of the verdict after the government agreed to drop most of the issues it raised on appeal. | 4/19/2014
  • Falling concrete limits parking at Linden garage The Scranton Parking Authority closed most of the Linden Street Garage on Friday after a section of concrete peeled off the underside of the exit ramp, the authority’s court-appointed receiver said. | 4/19/2014
  • 50 evacuated for fire, building should be open after break LA PLUME TWP. — A fire in a Keystone College dorm led to an evacuation Thursday night that temporarily displaced 50 students, but the college believes the building will be open for students after Easter break. | 4/19/2014
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12 KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured. | 4/18/2014
  • MMI students to compete at FBLA state event Students from MMI Preparatory School, Freeland, qualified to complete at the State Leadership Conference of the Future Business Leaders of America. The students received first- through fifth-place finishes during the Pennsylvania Regional Leadership Con | 4/19/2014
  • HAHS senior at PJAS state competition Joseph Habel, a senior at Hazleton Area High School, recently competed at the Region 2 Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences competition at Wilkes University. PJAS is a statewide organization of junior and senior high school students designed to stimul | 4/19/2014
  • Volunteers color more than 3,600 eggs for annual event SAINT CLAIR - More than 50 volunteers hard-boiled, then dyed 3,600 eggs in shades of yellow, blue, green and pink Friday afternoon, getting ready for the annual egg hunt which is expected to draw hundreds of children to the borough today. "This is our 35 | 4/19/2014
  • Trek of the Cross held for 36th time in Gordon GORDON - For the 36th year in a row, the traditional "Trek of the Cross" on Good Friday was held in Gordon, moving along the borough streets, reenacting the walk of Jesus Christ to Calvary. One of the participants was Rose Yost, Gordon, whose late husban | 4/19/2014
  • Around the Region Ashland: Shepherd's Table free meals are held from 3 to 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 35 N. Ninth St. People should use the rear entrance. n Pine Grove: The fourth annual Easter community sunrise service is | 4/19/2014
  • Jogger died of heart attack on trail SCRANTON — A heart attack was the cause of 51-year-old Frank Pallien’s sudden collapse Thursday while jogging on the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Trail, county Coroner Tim Rowland said.The Scranton man would later die from cardiac arrest at Regional Hospita | 4/19/2014
  • Masser leads Line Mountani LANCASTER - Kellan Masser was 4-for-5, including a solo home run in a two-run ninth inning, to lead Line Mountain to a 9-7 extra-inning win over Lancaster Country Day Thursday. Masser hit two doubles, scored three runs and drove in three as the Eagles im | 4/19/2014
  • Little League Schedule Shamokin-Coal Township Little League Major Division Saturday, April 19 AHC vs. K of C, Ferndale, 10 a.m. Spangenberg's vs. S&K, Ferndale, 12 noon Monday, April 21 AHC vs. S&K, Ferndale, 6 p.m. K of C vs. Spangenberg's, Faust, 6 p.m. Minor Division Saturd | 4/19/2014
  • B-Sens hold off Penguins BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Eighty miles of concrete made the difference between an East Division championship and a second-place finish for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season. | 4/19/2014
  • IronPigs squeeze past RailRiders MOOSIC - For 11 innings, the RailRiders and rival Lehigh Valley seemingly battled to determine who could find the most unorthodox way to score the few runs that actually crossed the plate. | 4/19/2014
  • Council urges passage of Governor's budget PETERSBURG - Council voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution to urge the General Assembly to pass Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget. Delegate Rosalyn Dance, D-Petersburg, spoke to council to urge the resolution's passage. The resolution stated that McAuli | 4/19/2014
  • Body found by landscaping workers identified PETERSBURG - A female body found by a landscaping crew Thursday in a wooded area at 128 S. Crater Road around 12 p.m. was identified Friday as Kathy Furrow, 50, of Petersburg. Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt said that the body has no obvious signs of tr | 4/19/2014
  • Chesterfield citizens learn about police work CHESTERFIELD - Fifteen Chesterfield County residents know a lot more about law enforcement after completing a 10-week course led by police. It was the 30th Citizens Academy that graduated Tuesday at Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center. The 15 gr | 4/19/2014
  • Haven driver wins at Big Diamond FORESTVILLE - Tom Hablett won the 20-lap roadrunner feature Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway. The Schuylkill Haven driver captured his second checkered flag of the season. In the 358 modifieds, Ryan Watt, of Boyertown, won the 30-lap feature. The win | 4/19/2014
  • Sponsorship woes put Swan Racing future in doubt Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation. Swan Racing owner Brandon Davis, the CEO of independent oil and gas company Swan Energy, bought the organization in | 4/19/2014
  • Silver wants age limit now NEW YORK - Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college. So much so that NCAA President Mark Emmert was invited to discuss his involvement with owners. Sil | 4/19/2014
  • Fisher Cats top B-Mets The New Hampshire Fisher Cats broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the ninth inning with three more runs to beat Binghamton Mets, 6-3, on Friday night at NYSEG Stadium. Both Binghamton's Darin Gorski and New Hampshire's Aaron Sanchez struck out six batters in | 4/19/2014
  • Leonard awaits spotlight with aging Spurs The tone in Kawhi Leonard's voice never changes. It never changed as a junior in high school when his father was killed at the car wash he owned in Compton, Calif. He just kept right on playing. "He just internalized it to me," said Tony Masi, the athlet | 4/19/2014
  • Prep roundup TIDEWATER ACADEMY 10, BRUNSWICK 2 BRUNSWICK 000 010 1 - 2 3 4 TIDEWATER 150 310 x - 10 10 3 WP: McKenney and Mitchell LP: Rivas, Farmer and Conner Highlights: (T) McKenney 2-4, two runs, RBI, 11 Ks; Mitchell 2-4, 3RBI Records: | 4/19/2014
  • V.I. is sending 11 swimmers to Carifta in Aruba The 11 USVI swimmers headed to next week's Carifta Swimming Championships in Aruba are looking for personal bests in the pool. But the athletes are also looking for podium finishes and possible berths in other championship events. It all goes hand in han | 4/19/2014
  • Sister swimmers will represent BVI at Carifta Sisters Amarah and Elinah Phillip - who made their debut in 2012 - will make their second splash at the 29th annual Carifta Swimming Championship in Savaneta, Aruba next week. Amarah will compete in the 15-17 division and Elinah in the 13-14 category. Th | 4/19/2014
  • Tsunami preparedness meetings to be held across Virgin Islands The V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency will host a series of meetings territorywide to present new information on the agency's tsunami preparedness efforts and talk with residents about tsunami readiness. The first meeting will be on St. John, | 4/19/2014
  • Sea Star parent buys Tropical ST. THOMAS - AGL Resources is selling Tropical Shipping to Seattle-based shipping company Saltchuk Resources, but the sale is not expected to affect local operations. "There's no plans to change the service schedules or the structure of the company," Sal | 4/19/2014
  • 'America's Irish Tenor' to perform at Pottsville Area High School Ronan Tynan is returning to Schuylkill County. The world renowned tenor will perform at 2 p.m. May 4 at the Robert Wachter Auditorium at Pottsville Area High School. This will mark Tynan's third county performance. Hundreds of people attended the shows i | 4/19/2014
  • Hospice agency looking for volunteers Hospice volunteers who provide comfort, compassion and dignity at the end of life are needed in Schuylkill County, a coordinator from Hospice of Central PA said. Barbara J. Hardy, volunteer coordinator for the agency headquartered in Harrisburg, said Thu | 4/19/2014
  • Penn State Schuylkill organizes cleanup of trail in Landingville With Earth Week to be celebrated around the world next week, Penn State Schuylkill will be doing its part by continuing its cleanup of the Bartram Trail in Landingville. Tina Rose, coordinator of leadership and development and community service at Penn S | 4/19/2014
  • Senators top Penguins, 5-4, claim division title BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Eighty miles of concrete made the difference between an East Division championship and a second-place finish for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season. Jean-Gabriel Pageau had a hat trick to stake the Binghamton Senators to a | 4/19/2014
  • Carnival fun begins in earnest with tonight's pageant ST. THOMAS - Let the festivities begin. While the nearly monthlong run of Carnival events and activities began with Sunday's Prince and Princess selection show, the celebration jumps into high gear tonight, when the Carnival Queen Pageant begins nightly | 4/19/2014
  • Expensivebox of cereal General Mills, the gigantic food company, has figured how to shed the risk inherent in selling products that people put in their bodies. It will shift that risk to consumers. The company recently declared that it no longer will be sued. Its new posture is | 4/19/2014
  • College Softball Penn State Hazleton split a doubleheader with SUNY-Canton Friday and held on to its No. 4 ranking in the USCAA national coaches poll for the third week in a row. The Lady Lions (17-9 overall) posted an 8-0 game-one shut out before falling 14-3 in the ni | 4/19/2014
  • College Baseball Penn State Wilkes-Barre blasted double-digit hits in both games to sweep Penn State Hazleton in doubleheader action Thursday in Wilkes-Barre. ❒ PSU Wilkes-Barre 15, PSU Hazleton 8 - PSU Wilkes-Barre raced out to a 9-1 lead after scoring eight runs in t | 4/19/2014
  • For the record, April 19, 2014 Marriage licenses John C. Carter IV, Middleport, and Felicia R. George, Shenandoah. David R. Prosick, Frackville and Valerie J. Perez, Frackville. Matthew J. Roy, Silver Spring, Md., and Amanda R. Fenkner, Silver Spring, Md.. Blake A. Uhler, Pottsville, | 4/19/2014
  • Community urged to join together at Relay for Life on St. Croix ST. CROIX - The St. Croix chapter of the American Cancer Society is gearing up to put on its 2014 fundraiser and is looking for teams to sign up to make its 13th annual "Relay for Life" a huge success. Planned for May 17 and 18, the hourslong event that | 4/19/2014
  • New Millenium Studios to host cultural events PETERSBURG - Tim and Daphne Reid of Legacy Media Studios will host a play and a series of cultural events starting this weekend, and going into the month of May. The events will be held at New Millenium Studios, located at One New Millenium Drive. Procee | 4/19/2014
  • Body found in Hanover identified HANOVER (AP) - The Hanover County Sheriff's Office has identified a body found behind a business on Wednesday as that of a 55-year-old Petersburg man. Investigators said Friday that have not determined the cause of Mark P. Burns' death. They say Burns wa | 4/19/2014
  • Fire destroys cabin, burns 2 acres of forest PINE GROVE - A fire destroyed a trailer in Pine Grove Township on Friday afternoon, then spread into the woods, according to Bob Milligan, assistant fire chief for Pine Grove Township. "It was down to the ground before the first fire apparatus got here. | 4/19/2014
  • Police log, April 19, 2014 Car rear-ended; 1 driver injured HOMETOWN - Rush Township police are investigating a crash that occurred about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at Mahanoy Avenue and Miller Street. Police said Arba Phillips, 52, of Shenandoah, was waiting to turn left from Mahanoy Aven | 4/19/2014
  • Proposal to declare official county historical society draws concern WILKES-BARRE - It's called the Luzerne County Historical Society. But is it the official Luzerne County historical society? A proposal to declare the group the county's historical society is making waves after the county solicitor raised concerns over t | 4/19/2014
  • Liberty Baptist Church hosting live Easter presentation HOPEWELL - Liberty Baptist Church, located at 3808 Woodlawn St., is presenting its third annual Easter crosses presentation. The event is held each year in the parking lot on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday prior to Easter Sunday. Today between the ho | 4/19/2014
  • Alacoque M. Tack Feb. 19, 2014 Alacoque M. Tack, 95, formerly of Weston, passed away Feb. 19 in Bethesda, Md. She was born Sept. 5, 1918, the daughter of the late James and Pauline (Marchetti) Burns of Sheppton. She was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Burns Wilkins | 4/19/2014
  • Edward Nevedal Sr. April 16, 2014 Edward "Mode" Nevedal Sr., 82, of Hillcrest Drive, Hazle Township, passed away Wednesday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. Born Jan. 24, 1932, in West Hazleton, he was the son of the late Andrew and Veronica (Kulaga) Nevedal. In | 4/19/2014
  • Audrey Mae McNiff Laputka April 16, 2014 Audrey Mae McNiff Laputka died peacefully Wednesday in Bethlehem. She had resided at Atria Assisted Living, Bethlehem, and recently in Conyngham, Fort Lauderdale and Hazleton for most of her adult life. Among her many hobbies were gardenin | 4/19/2014
  • James P. Kroll April 15, 2014 James P. Kroll, 59, of Hazleton died Tuesday in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He was born in Hazleton, son of the late Peter and Margaret (Paisley) Kroll. He was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church. James was employed in th | 4/19/2014
  • Joseph R. Gozditis Sr. April 18, 2014 Joseph R. Gozditis Sr., 76, of East Centre Street, Shenandoah, passed away early Friday morning at Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Shenandoah Heights. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the a | 4/19/2014
  • Daniel J. Cervasio April 15, 2014 Daniel "Danny" J. Cervasio, 49, of Hazleton went home to the Lord on Tuesday. Danny attended Victory Bible Church, Junedale. He is survived by his companion, Marie J. Beozzo. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Victory Bi | 4/19/2014
  • Police, April 19 Cash taken from woman's wallet Nicole DeGregor of Shenandoah told state police at Hazleton that $300 was stolen from her wallet at Burger King, Barletta Road, Hazle Township. Police said DeGregor left the wallet at the restaurant after finishing her work | 4/19/2014
  • Agreement could come soon in HCA contract talks Contract negotiations are underway between Hazleton City Authority and its 34-member unionized workforce. Labor negotiations between a five-member authority panel and a team of representatives on behalf of United Steelworkers of America Local 8567-02 hav | 4/19/2014
  • Coney Island sign on display a block from original location Regular diners will remember that the Coney Island restaurant was in a different storefront from Frankie's Pizzeria and Restaurant, as former Coney Island worker John Yakubik pointed out after reading an article on Thursday. The Coney Island was at 33 N. | 4/19/2014
  • RFK Jr. visits Scranton school named for uncle 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 Sc | 4/19/2014
  • Sobriety, seatbelt checks planned State police Troop L in Reading, which patrols Schuylkill County, will conduct high-visibility enforcement efforts today through Sunday. The effort is directed toward aggressive driving violations such as following too closely, abrupt lane changes, drivi | 4/19/2014

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