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  • HS SOFTBALL: Alisauckas powers Pottsville over North Schuylkill FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - Pottsville's Morgan Alisauckas is learning a valuable lesson: It's a bad idea to try to hit home runs. Instead, just try to hit it hard somewhere. Think single. Think up the middle. In other words, as Crimson Tide coach Chuck Rinaldo s | 4/24/2014
  • Fisherman dies after being swept away by current A 63-year-old man fishing with his friend on the Lehigh River near White Haven on Thursday died after he fell over, went underwater and was swept away by a strong current, Kidder Township Fire Chief Bill Bresnak said. The man's body was discovered about | 4/24/2014
  • Judge weighing witness tampering evidence against Selenski, former attorney ROYALTON — A magisterial district judge in Dauphin County said he will review grand jury testimony transcripts of homicide suspect Hugo Selenski, his former attorney and a former defense investigator before ruling whether their witness tampering case should be forwarded to county court for trial. | 4/24/2014
  • Lena M. Kislan April 23, 2014 Lena M. Kislan, 90, of Freeland died Wednesday in Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Girard and Theresa (Cipiriano) Benicaso. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Churc | 4/24/2014
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  • Community digest Wyoming Valley Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced grants to five non profits to improve access to care and healthy families. The five grants approved at the April 22 meeting of the foundation's board of director | 4/24/2014
  • United States Knowledge Quiz | 4/24/2014
  • Former state Senator Musto dies Former state Sen. Raphael J. Musto died this morning at his home in Pittston Township, a relative confirmed. Musto, a Democrat who served for more than 30 years in the state General Assembly and briefly in the U.S. Congress, was recently released from a federal medical prison, where he had been held after being ruled not competent to stand trial on bribery charges. | 4/24/2014
  • Olyphant man turns self in on child rape charge SCRANTON — An Olyphant man and military veteran turned himself in this morning to face charges he raped a 12-year-old girl four years ago. | 4/24/2014
  • Hugo Selenski will act as own attorney in witness-tampering hearing ROYALTON -- Homicide suspect Hugo Selenski, his former attorney Shelley Centini and former defense investigator James Sulima are in district court in Royalton, Dauphin County, for a preliminary hearing on witness tampering charges. | 4/24/2014
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  • NewsNow: Man waives animal cruelty charges to court A Hazleton man accused of leaving a pit bull tied to a street pole in freezing temperatures in late January waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday. Navib A. Arias, 23, was charged by McAdoo police with five counts of animal cruelty and one co | 4/24/2014
  • Take 2: 'Transcendence' is all flash, no substance “Transcendence” tries to pass itself off as a techno-thriller, but techno-bore is more like it. The visually stunning sci-fi flick is all flash but no substance. The Johnny Depp vehicle has some promising ideas, like the implications of the mind taking digital form, but it drops the ball in executing them. The result is a dull, muddled film that lacks logic. | 4/24/2014
  • Former senator Musto dies Former state Sen. Raphael J. Musto died this morning at his home in Pittston Township, a relative confirmed. Musto, a Democrat who served for more than 30 years in the state General Assembly and briefly in Congress, was recently released from a federal m | 4/24/2014
  • British visitors tour grave site of son of John Rolfe and Pocahontas HOPEWELL - Visitors learned more about the ties between the Tri-Cities and Gravesham, England, thanks to a cultural exchange program. "Pocahontas actually died and was buried in the little town of Gravesend," said Chris Ruth, a member of the Chesterfield | 4/24/2014
  • Former state Senator Musto dies Former state Sen. Raphael J. Musto died this morning at his home in Pittston Township, a relative confirmed. Musto, a Democrat who served for more than 30 years in the state General Assembly and briefly in the U.S. Congress, was recently released from a federal medical prison, where he had been held after being ruled not competent to stand trial on bribery charges. | 4/24/2014
  • Former state Senator Musto dies Former state Sen. Raphael J. Musto died this morning at his home in Pittston Township, a relative confirmed. Musto, a Democrat who served for more than 30 years in the state General Assembly and briefly in the U.S. Congress, was recently released from a federal medical prison, where he had been held after being ruled not competent to stand trial on bribery charges. | 4/24/2014
  • Sports & Fitness DCCC SportsAt the Dickson City Civic Center, 935 Albert St.:• Senior aerobics: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. • Betsy’s Boot Camp: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 p.m.• Zumba: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.• Open gym | 4/18/2014
  • School News Basket BonanzaLaSalle Academy will hold its annual Basket Bonanza Friday April 25, at Fiorelli’s Catering, 1501 Main St., Peckville. This year’s theme is “Hawaiian luau.” Along with dinner, a basket raffle will be held. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $ | 4/18/2014
  • Community Calendar Yard Waste/Garbage in Throop: In Throop borough, yard waste pick up has begun. Have items curbside by 7 a.m. Garbage collection that would have taken place Friday, April 18, will take place on the following Tuesday, April 22. All other collection days rem | 4/18/2014
  • Area Church Services All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturdays 6 p.m. (spring/summer/fall); 4 p.m. (winter), confessions one half hour before services (one hour before during Great Lent and Advent). Divine Liturgy, Sunday and Feast Days, 9:30 a.m | 4/18/2014
  • Around Town Archbald RecyclingArchbald recycling that would have taken place on Friday, April 18, will be picked up on Monday, April 21.Parade Committee MeetingThe Archbald Borough Memorial Day parade committee will meet Wednesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the borough | 4/18/2014
  • Former state Sen. Musto dies Former state Sen. Raphael J. Musto died this morning at his home in Pittston Township, a relative confirmed. Musto, a Democrat who served for more than 30 years in the state General Assembly and briefly in the U.S. Congress, was recently released from a federal medical prison. | 4/24/2014
  • Township Supervisors tout local benefits of transportation funding law David Sanko, executive director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS), said April 3 that townships and other local governments are already reaping the benefits of Act 89 of 2013, Pennsylvania’s new transportation funding la | 4/24/2014
  • Speeder flees police, crashes into Pittston Twp. hotel room PITTSTON TWP. — A speeder crashed into a hotel room as he was fleeing police early this morning. An officer caught up with the driver, who township Police Chief Robert Avvisato believes was speeding along Route 315 in a Ford Mustang | 4/24/2014
  • Pork belly sliders highlight the menu at 279 Bar and Grill Since 279 Bar and Grill opened in 2013, executive chef Jim Guasto has used creative ingredients and his sharp skills in the kitchen to craft innovative dishes at the Plains Township restaurant. | 4/24/2014
  • Deal Me In: 'Luck Be a Lady' Dear Mark: I am glad that I didn't purchase a season ski pass for the slopes at Tahoe last fall. I am taking what little I had saved and will try to grind out a kitty for a 14/15 pass. Sometimes a shooter will ask me to blow on the dice and even give me | 4/24/2014
  • Brian Regan never stops moving Comedian Brian Regan is always on tour. The comedian keeps up a steady schedule of shows throughout the country, making people laugh with his unique observational humor. "The word tour is kind of a murky word, in at least the way I approach it. Some peo | 4/24/2014
  • Heather Harlen is bringing mystery to Northeastern Pennsylvania Public Square, bingo, Ricketts Glen - author Heather Harlen drew upon her Northeastern Pennsylvania upbringing to create a thriller novel unlike any other. Harlen's thriller "Hope You Guess My Name" puts event planner Marina Konyeshna in the middle of a | 4/24/2014
  • Ostrich Hat knows how to work crowd The members of Ostrich Hat have found the secret to keeping crowds on their feet during their shows throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania."Everything is a medley format, just like a deejay does in a dance club," said drummer Jeff Bonomo. | 4/24/2014
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  • Inmates, volunteers clean up cemetery for Shamokin's 150th SHAMOKIN - Under the dreary Wednesday sky, a team of volunteers brightened a cemetery by righting fallen tombstones, mowing waist-high grass and collecting fallen limbs. The project is one of several coordinated by Jeffrey Fromm to spruce up the city for | 4/24/2014
  • Shamokin could have Act 47 status by June SHAMOKIN - Shamokin could be enrolled in the state's Act 47 plan as early as June 1, according to an official of Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Marita Kelley, policy manager, said the city's comparatively small size should help | 4/24/2014
  • More than 50 in Hazle could pay $1.5K 'tap on' fee More than 50 Hazle Township residents will pay an estimated $1,500 each to connect to an upgraded and expanded sewage system in the Green Ridge section of the township, officials said Wednesday. A project manager that will oversee the estimated $1.7 mill | 4/24/2014
  • 'Pay it forward' fundraiser set for Damenti's Kevin and Helen McDonald's friends and employees are helping them get back on their feet after they lost their Butler Township restaurant Damenti's, their home and their cat in a fire last month. A fundraiser, "Pay it forward to the McDonald Fire Fund, a | 4/24/2014
  • NewsNow: Weather service issues red flag warning The National Weather Service posted a red flag warning for today in Northeast Pennsylvania, saying strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create the potential for "explosive fire growth." "Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged," | 4/24/2014
  • ...I love a good Sal Val haul I have this affinity for thrift ever since I can remember. I'd rather - a million times over - root through racks and racks of used clothing than pick a size from a carbon copy set of attire. There's something in the thrill of the hunt and the subsequent | 4/24/2014
  • Hugo Selenski will act as own attorney in witness-tampering hearing | 4/24/2014
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  • DeLand band Roadkill Ghost Choir discusses their debut album New Roadkill record 'In Tongues' due out July 2014 | 4/23/2014
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  • Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town | 4/24/2014
  • Wyoming Valley Art league stays busy with plenty of events The Wyoming Valley Art League is geared up for spring with several events in the coming month at the Circle Centre for the Arts in downtown Wilkes-Barre. | 4/24/2014
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  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes | 4/24/2014
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  • Speeder crashes into Pittston Twp. hotel PITTSTON TWP. — A speeder crashed into a hotel room as he was fleeing police early this morning. | 4/24/2014
  • Police investigating Tamaqua apartment fire Items consistent with cooking methamphetamine were found inside a Tamaqua apartment after firefighters were dispatched Wednesday night, according to borough police. Officers who arrived shortly after 10:30 p.m. saw smoke coming from under the door of a s | 4/24/2014
  • New Jersey crash kills Moscow man MIDDLE TWP., NJ — A Moscow man was killed in a two-car wreck Tuesday in New Jersey, according to police. | 4/24/2014
  • Students clean up highways to promote SKIP event Behind a knoll along Peach Mountain Road in Norwegian Township, a group of high school students spotted a junk pile of tires, toilets, scrap wood and an old fence Wednesday morning. "It looked like someone dropped a house here," Gary J. Hess Jr., a socia | 4/24/2014
  • Feds charge Hetran with smuggling lathe machine to Iran ORWIGSBURG - The United States Department of Justice on Wednesday charged Hetran Inc. at Pinedale Industrial Park with evading export reporting requirements and with attempting to smuggle a lathe machine to Iran in violation of U.S. export regulations. T | 4/24/2014
  • Student injured in fight at GAR High School Wilkes-Barre police and fire EMS responded to a fight between two female students at GAR High School on Wednesday. According to Wilkes-Barre Area School District Superintendent Bernard Prevuznak, the students got into an altercation between classes. | 4/24/2014
  • Western Bradford News Digest Western Alliance transporter honored Bradford County Manor recently bestowed Western Alliance Transporter Duane Queen with the Transporter of the Year Award, according to a news release from Br | 4/24/2014
  • Debit card info stolen from over 200 customers of Wyalusing banks Institutions say info was stolen at local merchant or merchants, not banks | 4/24/2014
  • 'Free Press' presses Lansing on 'grand bargain' One cheer for the Freep. | 4/22/2014
  • Wilkes University Family Business Alliance to host Wilmington Trust president, Sam Fraundorf April 23 The Wilkes University Family Business Alliance will hold an economic summit featuring Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors president, Sam Fraundorf on Wednesday, April 23. Fraundorf will discuss the firm’s capital markets forecast 2014-2020, “The Fed Step | 4/24/2014
  • Father, son shot to death in Luzerne County Two Sweet Valley residents face criminal homicide charges in the shooting death of a father and son. State police found Ronald Evans, 73, and Jeffery Evans 43, shot to death in their home at 71 Sunset Lake Road in Hunlock Township on Wednesday. Police charged Holly Crawford, 39, and James Roache, 31, each with an open count of criminal homicide. | 4/24/2014
  • Pujols hits 500th home run of career WASHINGTON - Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry. The Los Angeles Angels' first baseman hit a pair of shots off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan on Tuesday night - a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fift | 4/23/2014
  • Reward offered for Petersburg man sought in connection to deaths of four people from staff reports PETERSBURG - The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of Alexander Hill Jr., a person of interest in the deaths of a Petersburg family. Hill, 47, is wanted by Petersburg author | 4/24/2014
  • Council and school board discuss budget PETERSBURG - The school division presented its proposed $48,189,795 budget for 2014-2015 - which includes an additional $800,00 in local funding - during a joint meeting of City Council and the School Board. A major initiative covered in the budget incl | 4/24/2014
  • Economic development group sponsors seminar today A regional economic development organization will sponsor its third government contracting seminar today in Luzerne County. NEPA Alliance will host the session from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Woodlands Inn along Route 315 in Plains Township. U.S. Rep. Matt | 4/24/2014
  • Cougars hold off Lehigh Valley power Parkland, 8-7 As the temperature dipped into the high 30s at Rex Antinonzzi Field late Wednesday afternoon, the Hazleton Area baseball team's fielding percentage took a similar drop. Usually a slick fielding team, the Cougars made seven errors against Parkland in a no | 4/24/2014
  • Police arrest man accused of raping teen A man who survived a shooting that took the lives of his brother and two other people was arrested Wednesday on rape charges. Police said Danny Maldonado, 21, had sex with a 14-year-old girl. He was arraigned Wednesday. | 4/24/2014
  • Father, son shot to death in Hunlock Twp. Two Sweet Valley residents face criminal homicide charges in the shooting death of a father and son. State police found Ronald Evans, 73, and Jeffery Evans 43, shot to death in their home at 71 Sunset Lake Road in Hunlock Township on Wednesday. | 4/24/2014
  • Pens' Kostopoulos content in 'talisman' role WILKES-BARRE - There's a term used to describe players in European soccer that is rarely used in discussion of North American sports. Talisman. A talisman is a player who can almost magically push a team through adversity, an emotional leader, an icon, | 4/24/2014
  • W-B zoning board rejects group home plan WILKES-BARRE - Most of the crowd at Wednesday's zoning hearing board meeting made their feelings about a proposed group home in South Wilkes-Barre well known. After each opponent of the plan spoke their piece, the assembly in the chambers clapped in approval. | 4/24/2014
  • Ex-diocese employee: I stole to support son Sharon Warunek was an employee of the Diocese of Scranton for 27 years and she stole from the organization for at least seven of them. She said the thefts started as a way to support her son, who was shot while working as a police officer in the Philadelphia. | 4/24/2014
  • Letter writers demand prison time for Mericle Kids-for-cash developer Robert K. Mericle must go to jail, several area residents demanded in letters sent to U.S. District Judge Edwin Kosik. A day after a request by The Citizens' Voice, Kosik on Wednesday released more letters written to him regarding the looming sentencing of the wealthy developer. | 4/24/2014
  • Water disruption planned in Colonial Heights COLONIAL HEIGHTS - The city reports that Water service will be disrupted in a limited area from about 11 p.m. to approximately 1 a.m. tomorrow. This test shutdown is for water service improvements on the Boulevard and Dupuy Avenue. | 4/24/2014
  • Shooting survivor charged with rape A man who survived a shooting that took the lives of his brother and two other people was arrested Wednesday on rape charges. Police said Danny Maldonado, 21, had sex with a 14-year-old girl. | 4/24/2014
  • Today in History Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year. | 4/24/2014
  • Police Blotter 4/24/14 Plains Twp. police activity Plains Township police reported the following incidents: n Police said two men will be cited for disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting with another male at about 12:20 a.m. Saturday at Charlie B's Pub & Eatery. | 4/24/2014
  • Chesterfield examines 'infill' development Public workshop is May 8 CHESTERFIELD - The county Planning Department is undertaking an effort to define infill development and identify infill areas of Chesterfield County. This effort is part of the Phase 2 Implementation element of Moving Forward, | 4/24/2014
  • Dalton bridge repairs to start soon The Lackawanna County commissioners on Wednesday awarded a $480,000 bid to rebuild a Dalton bridge damaged by flooding in September 2011. | 4/24/2014
  • Heroin found in hidden compartment at Scranton home SCRANTON — Police arrested a man Wednesday after they found weapons and drugs in a hidden compartment in his table. | 4/24/2014
  • Tunkhannock Twp. residents voice opposition to sewer plan proposal TUNKHANNOCK TWP. — Hooking up to the sewer system will likely cost residents of Hilltop Drive and Maple Lane thousands of dollars in one-time fees and monthly bills, according to officials at a meeting earlier this week. | 4/24/2014
  • Special Olympians shine at Tunkhannock event Not even the chilly, cloudy day could dampen Nate Episale’s enthusiasm Wednesday. | 4/24/2014
  • Bob Bolus wants out of prison A Scranton-area businessman filed a petition to allow him to return to work while he finishes a jail sentence for insurance fraud, saying he is indispensable to the business. | 4/24/2014
  • Sentencing for would-be hitman continued SCRANTON — The sentencing for a Scranton man convicted of conspiring to kill another man’s ex-wife has been continued until June 12. | 4/24/2014
  • Under the Influence of Music tour coming to Montage A hip-hop tour founded and headlined by Wiz Khalifa will kick off at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Thursday, July 24.Under the Influence of Music also will include performances by Young Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dol | 4/24/2014
  • Gene Dempsey to receive top honor at Judi H Rock On 4 benefit Gene Dempsey to receive top honor at Judi H Rock On 4 benefitGene Dempsey entered the music scene in 1939 and never turned back.The West Scranton resident made his mark on Northeast Pennsylvania through his decades at the helm of his eponymous orchestra, | 4/24/2014
  • Weekend: Places to go and things to do in Northeast Pennsylvania CLUBSARIEL VIEW INN, Lake Ariel: Saturday, Marilyn Kennedy.BAR LOUIE, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Twp.: today, SIN Night; Friday, LondonForce; Saturday, Toga Party | 4/24/2014
  • State police find missing Jefferson Twp. man JEFFERSON TWP. — State police located a missing Jefferson Twp. man in Clinton County this morning, Trooper Connie Devens said.Michael Biondi, 28, left his home on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. driving his parents white 2013 Hyundai Elantra. | 4/24/2014

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