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3 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Brush fire season ignites in NEPA

But the beautiful day, which featured warm, windy and dry weather not only signaled the unofficial beginning of spring - it served as the onset of brush fire season in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Environmental Law, Law, Hughestown, PA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Times Leader

Special county tax sale set for Thursday

Luzerne County's tax claim operator is holding a special back-tax auction Thursday primarily for properties that have defaulted repayment plans.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Warrior Run, PA, Nanticoke, PA

Altoona Mirror

Small school, big leap

Walking through Shanksville-Stonycreek High School hallways, Principal Sam Romesberg pauses to listen.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Times-Tribune

in this Corner: Governments invest in students' education

There is one area where we can measure the impact of higher education: The earnings potential of bachelor's degree holders is 40 percent higher than a typical high school graduate.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett

The Times Leader

Keeping the faith

Like many Christians, Dominick Costantino spent much of the past week at church services preparing for today, the holiest of days celebrated in his faith - Easter Sunday.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Wilkes University

The Times Leader

Cooking class brings Mediterranean inspiration

Sauteing a chicken breast in a frying pan with just a touch of olive oil was a first for many students in the Mediterranean cuisine cooking class in the Luzerne County Community College Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Harveys Lake, PA, Meat, Chicken, West Pittston, PA

The Times-Tribune

Orders of religious women serving in the Diocese of Scranton

Mission: "Whether we feed, clothe, educate, pray for or with, feel the pain of, or are present to someone, we reach out.

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Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Marywood University, Monroe County, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Split decision on release of career center records

It is a split decision on whether the West Side Career and Technology Center must release records of credit-card purchases made by its former administrative director.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Dallas, PA, Kingston, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Just Cabinets becomes area's latest furniture store to shut its doors

Warren Ruda / The Citizens' Voice Just Cabinets Furniture & More manager Bob Hufford arranges a sale sign on the table at the store in the Gateway Shopping Center in Edwardsville.

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Related Topix: Edwardsville, PA, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA, Scranton, PA, Pennsylvania

The News Item

'St. Nick' remains, while Glen Burn, Locust Summit and now Huber fall

Larry Deklinski/Staff Photo More than 7,000 tons of coal per day was crushed, washed and sized for delivery to residential and commercial customers from the Huber Breaker in Ashley, Luzerne County, between 1939 and 1976.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Coal Township, PA, Shamokin, PA

The Times Leader

Property transfers for Saturday, April 19

The following real estate transactions have been recorded in the Luzerne County Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the week of April 14, 2014: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to Robert Guzenski, 339 Kossack St., Swoyersville, $55,000.

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Related Topix: Swoyersville, PA, Kingston, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA, West Wyoming, PA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

WNEP-TV Moosic

Lockdown Lifted at SCI Dallas Following Attack

Just a day and a half after an inmate slashed a corrections officer, the lockdown at the state prison near Dallas is lifted and some personnel at the Luzerne County facility have an issue with that.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Dallas, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Philly.com

Inmate serving life term allegedly stabs guard

A state prison in Luzerne County resumed visits Saturday after an inmate serving a life sentence allegedly stabbed a corrections officer.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

The Times Leader

HUD wants county to put $10M in loan fund

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is trying to force Luzerne County to put $10 million into the county's community development business loan fund because seven projects that received loans have not created jobs.

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Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA, Hazleton, PA, Bear Creek Village, PA

The Times Leader

County employees among Mericle letter writers

Luzerne County assistant solicitor David Schwager wrote a letter to the court seeking leniency for developer Robert Mericle, but Schwager made no mention of his county position or even that he is an attorney.

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The Citizens' Voice

Proposal to declare official county historical society draws concern

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 designation could have on other historical societies.

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Related Topix: Pittston, PA, Nanticoke, PA, Conyngham, PA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Times Leader

7 arrested on drug trafficking charges

City and state police investigators teamed up to arrest seven people - three of whom who had Philadelphia addresses - in four separate drug buy-bust operations.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Prison

The Citizens' Voice

Suspect in 2012 high-profile crime spree waives preliminary hearing

Charges against a suspect involved in a high-profile crime spree in 2012 that included a home-invasion with shots fired at a multi-million-dollar estate in Lehman Township were bound over to Luzerne County court on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Nanticoke, PA

The Times Leader

Bank robbed in Kingston

Kingston police chief said a man walked into Honesdale National Bank, 786 Wyoming Ave., a little after 4 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding "a certain amount of money."

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The Citizens' Voice

Prison on lockdown after reported stabbing

A correctional officer at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas was taken to the hospital after an inmate stabbed the officer A Luzerne County 911 dispatch supervisor confirmed a stabbing was called in from the prison around 7:30 p.m. The prison remains on lockdown until further notice, and all inmate visits have been cancelled, according to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Dallas, PA

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