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Saturday Jul 11 | via Times News
Amir Edwards, who is accused of aggravated assault during a Tresckow supermarket robbery, and faces homicide charges in Luzerne County, needs a psychiatrist who would cost at least $3,000 to determine whether he might have a mental illness, his lawyer told a Carbon County judge Friday. Edward's confession may have been influenced by an undiagnosed mental illness, his court-appointed attorney, Adam R. Weaver, told Judge Joseph J. Matika. Comment?
Friday Jul 3 | via The Citizens' Voice
Two men who admitted to discharging weapons were charged with felonies following a pair of shootings two hours apart in a Hazleton neighborhood Wednesday. Hazleton police were twice dispatched to the area of Bennett Court, between East Maple and East Green streets, for gunshots around 12:40 p.m. and 2:47 p.m. Jonathan Alvarez, 25, Hazleton, was hit with a bullet during the second shooting and was treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton for non-life-threatening injuries. 1 comment
Jul 2, 2015 | via The Citizens' Voice
ELLEN F. O'CONNELL/Staff PhotographerAs a Norfolk Southern train passes through, police from surrounding areas investigate the scene after two persons of interest who driving an all-terrain vehicle, pictured, and a dirt bike, were taken into custody to Hazletona TMs City Hall and two others fled on foot following a chase that police believe began at a shooting on East Green Street in Hazleton. One person was shot in the abdomen during the first shooting and later police responded to the same area for multiple shots being fired. 1 comment
Jun 30, 2015 | via The Item
A Paterson man accused of shooting a 17-year-old Clifton girl on May 30 was arraigned Tuesday on a second charge that he attempted to kill another victim. Authorities have said Luis Polanco, 25, fired a gun into a van on Park Avenue in Paterson at 2 a.m., striking the Clifton teen in the back and seriously wounding her as she sat in the front passenger seat. Comment?
Jun 29, 2015 | via Times News
A Superior Court panel of judges has denied the appeal of a Palmerton man serving up to 94 years in prison for his part in the baseball bat murder of a Hazleton man in September 2009. Shane D. Roof, 26, had pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy in the beating death of 21-year-old Anthony Locasio. 1 comment
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