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3 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

3 accused of stealing metal from Salem Twp. business

A former employee of Crispin Valve in Salem Township and two others stole more than $40,000 of metal from the company and scrapped for the profits, police say.

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Related Topix: Berwick, PA, Huntington-Mills, PA, Prison

7 hrs ago | WNEP-TV Moosic

A Goodbye That Stings in the Kingston Police Department

It can be tough when any officer retires from a police department, including four-legged officers from the K9 unit.

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10 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Luzerne County 911 faces lawsuit over fatal fire dispatch

Survivors of a woman killed earlier this year in a fire in Mocanaqua plan to file a lawsuit against Luzerne County 911, according to court documents filled , dispatchers first sent Sugarloaf Fire and Rescue, Hazle Township Fire and Rescue and Valley Regional Fire and Rescue to the incorrect address, according to dispatch records obtained by The ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sugarloaf, PA

10 hrs ago | WNEP-TV Moosic

Bomb Threats Affect Three Banks

Bank employees at three banks in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties had quite a scare.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Avoca, PA

14 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Jury finds suspended teacher not guilty of sex charges

Edward Evans, 34, has been suspended from his job as a social studies teacher at Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School since his January arrest on charges stemming from an alleged sexual encounter with an 18-year-old student last year.

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19 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Man charged with illegally dumping sewage, tampering with records

A Dalton man was arraigned Tuesday in Luzerne County after prosecutors say his company was discovered illegally dumping sewage and masking the actions in paperwork.

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Related Topix: Dickson City, PA

23 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

LCCC holds 15th annual Dental Health Alumni Day

The Luzerne County Community College Alumni Association and Dental Health Department recently held the 15th annual Dental Health Alumni Day at the college's Educational Conference Center.

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Related Topix: Harveys Lake, PA, Shavertown, PA, Mountain Top, PA

23 hrs ago | Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Jail for man who threw spider at police officer

A man from Pittston, Pennsylvania, accused of throwing a spider at a Pittston police officer has been sentenced in Luzerne County Court.

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Related Topix: Pittston, PA, State Prisons, Prison

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Times-Tribune

Regional briefs, July 29, 2014

A Wyoming County coroner ruled that the death of a Quakertown man who drowned in Lake Carey early Sunday was accidental.

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Related Topix: Quakertown, PA, Pittston, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Big Brothers, Big Sisters present scholarships

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge, a program of Catholic Social Services, recently presented its annual Paul Smith Memorial Scholarships to Raymond Rittenhouse, a recent graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area High School, and Breanna Zafia, a recent graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, East Stroudsburg, PA

WNEP-TV Moosic

What's New With The Brew At Susquehanna Brewing Co.

A beer company in our area that opened only two years ago is now investing almost half a million dollars, expanding due to high demand.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Pittston, PA, Old Forge, PA

WNEP-TV Moosic

Theft Victims Face Owner of Wyoming Homes in Court

The owner of a modular home company was arraigned on a new set of theft charges after he gave up his right to a preliminary hearing on other charges in Luzerne County.

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Related Topix: Moosic, PA, Saylorsburg, PA

WNEP-TV Moosic

Concrete Mistake Blamed On Contractors

The deadline is quickly approaching for many summer road construction projects all over our area, but instead of wrapping up a project in Luzerne County's back mountain, contractors are starting over again.

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Related Topix: Dallas, PA, Sweet Valley, PA, Wyoming County, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Hazleton hit-and-run victim ID'd

ELLEN O'CONNELL / TIMES-SHAMROCK Javier Miranda, 21, of Hazleton died after being struck by a vehicle at East Broad and Pine streets in the city Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Hazleton, PA, Freeland, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Times Leader

Shuttered Sacred Heart Church loses bell, other items

It happened very subtly, but piece by piece the Wilkes-Barre church that sparked a battle all the way to the Vatican is being dismantled.

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Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

The Times Leader

Jude to alleged burglar: No bail change without address change

Earl Hoopingarner had several reasons he felt his bail should be reduced in the case of a December 2013 ransacking of a Nanticoke home.

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Related Topix: Nanticoke, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Teacher's trial on student-sex charges begins

A suspended Hanover Area teacher is slated to stand trial today on charges that he had sexual contact with a student.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Citizens' Voice

Authorities: Fatal fire in Ashley not suspicious

State and local police fire investigators work at the scene Monday of a fatal fire at 10 Green St., in Ashley that claimed the life of a woman over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Ashley, PA, Home Listing, Home

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WPMT-TV York

Luzerne County man pens his own obituary

Friends describe Kevin McGroarty of West Pittston as the life of the party, but now thousands of people are just getting to know him.

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Related Topix: West Pittston, PA, Pittston, PA

The Times Leader

Suspect in Hazleton homicide proceeds to Luzerne County Court

Maria Brea's body was wrapped in plastic and bound by duct tape before being hidden in her apartment attic on East Diamond Avenue in December, state police Trooper John Corrigan testified on Monday.

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Related Topix: Mexico, World News

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