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1 hr ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Luzerne County juggling union negotiations [The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 01--Employees in three of Luzerne County government's 10 unions are still working under collective bargaining agreements that expired at the end of 2013, and negotiations are about to begin on three more contracts expiring the end of this year.

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Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA

5 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

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ELLEN O'CONNELL / TIMES-SHAMROCK Traffic moves on Interstate 81 in Butler Township in 2012.

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Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wilkes University, Philadelphia, PA

9 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

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Several weeks ago, a constable knocked on the door to Edward Knox's trailer in Laurel Run, telling him he had to pay $444.89 to the Luzerne County Tax Claim Office or his trailer would be sold at an auction.

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Related Topix: Laurel Run, PA

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Pocono Record

Education degrees gaining ground with NE Pa. students

Both nationally and locally, students have returned to colleges and university's to start, continue or finish their degrees.

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Related Topix: Lackawanna County, PA, Wilkes University, Marywood University, College Misericordia

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Pa. paramedic chief retires after 38 years

Chief Paramedic Sean Chandler has seen a lot since he started with Wilkes-Barre City's fledgling emergency medical services unit in 1976.

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Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA, Fire, Entertainment, Drama, Television

The Citizens' Voice

Man accused of fleeing from DUI checkpoint

A Hunlock Creek man drove through a DUI checkpoint on Friday and led police on a high-speed chase through Plymouth Borough, according to police.

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Related Topix: Hunlock Creek, PA, Larksville, PA, Plymouth, PA, Lehman, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Police: Man fires shot to break up fight

A West Pittston man tried breaking up a fight on Monday by firing his gun in the air, according to police.

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Related Topix: West Pittston, PA, Pittston, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Nanticoke firm helps Camp Cadet

Nanticoke-based financial planner David K Mitchell presented a check to Luzerne County Detective Chaz Balogh to sponsor a cadet for the Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet program.

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Related Topix: Nanticoke, PA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Times-Tribune

People on the Move, Aug. 31, 2014

Patricia Rodriguez-Hudson, C.N.P., joined the staff of Physician's Care Plus, 1 Brookhill Square South, Sugarloaf.

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Related Topix: Sugarloaf, PA, 9, College Misericordia, Throop, PA

WNEP-TV Moosic

Second Year for Music Festival Fundraiser in Luzerne County

The second annual Peculiar Music Festival is being held all day Saturday at the Hughestown Fire Department.

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Related Topix: Hughestown, PA, Pittston, PA

The Citizens' Voice

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Two people were killed in a Saturday morning crash around 12:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Shoemaker Avenue in West Wyoming.

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Related Topix: West Wyoming, PA, Wyoming, PA, Exeter, PA

The Citizens' Voice

LCCC Surgical Technology Advisory Board meets

Luzerne County Community College Surgical Technology Advisory Board met recently at the college's Educational Conference Center.

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Related Topix: Mountain Top, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Dallas, PA, Kingston, PA

The Citizens' Voice

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The state Supreme Court on Friday vacated an April 2011 decision by the state Superior Court that upheld Selenski's guilty verdict and 32A1 2-to-65-year prison sentence.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime, Monroe County, PA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

Police Blotter 8/30/14

Shortly after the complaint was called in at about 9:30 p.m., an employee at the bakery also called saying an unidentified person was caught on video taking the forklift.

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Related Topix: Prison, Peckville, PA, Wernersville, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Nanticoke man charged with raping 5-year-old girl

A Nanticoke man is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl multiple times in Wilkes-Barre, according to an affidavit.

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Related Topix: Nanticoke, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Exeter man accused of dealing heroin

Kingston detectives working as members of the Luzerne County Drug Task Force targeted Jeremie Czekalski, 26, of 461 Roosevelt St., on Wednesday during a drug operation.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Kingston, PA, Exeter, PA, Marijuana, Prison

Thu Aug 28, 2014

O-R Online

AOPC report failed to address whistleblower concerns, attorney claims

A report issued following the investigation into allegations of unethical practices at Washington County Juvenile Probation Office failed to address concerns raised by a former county employee who claims he was fired in retaliation for exposing the situation, his attorney said.

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Related Topix: Washington County, PA, Monongahela, PA, Family, Kids

The Citizens' Voice

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Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Chief John Yuknavich has agreed to plead guilty to stealing $45,000 from his volunteer fire department and must soon resign his post, according to a plea agreement he has reached with federal prosecutors.

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Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre Township, PA, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Citizens' Voice

LCCC, Bloomsburg partner for transfer program

COURTESY OF LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Luzerne County Community College and Bloomsburg University are offering a dual-admissions program that will allow LCCC graduates to transfer to Bloomsburg University.

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Related Topix: Bloomsburg, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Judge overturns conviction in 1982 murder

A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a notorious Luzerne County murder defendant and issued an ultimatum: give him a new trial within 90 days or release him.

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Related Topix: Forty Fort, PA, Wyoming, PA

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