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  1. Man accused of witness intimidation refutes chargesRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    A Hazleton man accused of pulling a shotgun on a witness to a murder claims he couldn't have intimidated the witness because he was home with his mother at the time. Ramon Cruz-Maldonado, 27, is charged with felony counts of witness intimidation for allegedly pulling the shotgun and saying, "This is for whoever testifies against Max!" Prosecutors allege he was referring to accused killer Rafael "Max" Mora-Polanco, 27, who is accused of murder in the execution-style slaying of 35-year-old Jorge Marrero. 2 comments

  2. Photo: Christopher Dolan, License: N/A, Created: 2015:09:28 17:51:24Read the original story

    May 25, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    State Sen. John Yudichak is in the hot seat over the abrupt resignation of the state environmental secretary and controversies relating to regulation of natural gas drilling and clean air. Environmental groups have sharply criticized Yudichak, D-Plymouth Township, as having a role in John Quigley's departure as secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection and for opposing Wolf administration proposals to regulate gas drilling and pass a clean power plan to reduce air pollution.

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  3. State officials mull option for Scranton's troubled pension fundsRead the original story

    May 24, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    Supporters of municipal pension reform are proposing to smooth the way for Scranton's troubled pension system to come under state management. The municipal pension legislation would put severely distressed pension plans like those in Scranton and Hazleton under management by the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System, a state agency.

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  4. Unaudited report: County ended 2015 with $5.7 million surplusRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    An early look at Luzerne County's finances from last year shows the government ending the year with a surplus. An unaudited report of 2015 finances shows the county ending that year with a surplus of about $5.7 million.

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  5. One-track mind: Hazle Twp. model railroad club brings area history to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    If coal mining and railroading as it related to mining are history interests - or if grandpop once labored in the mines or on a railroad - you might want to put a jaunt to Hazleton on your agenda. History comes alive in the minds of visitors as they negotiate the massive scale-model layout at the Anthracite Model Railroad Society's location on Hanover Court.

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  6. Luzerne County population downRead the original story

    May 21, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    Data the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday shows the county's estimated population dropped from 320,918 at the 2010 Census to 318,449 last July, a difference of 2,469 - a drop of 0.8 percent. The biggest population decreases in the county took place in its four cities: Wilkes-Barre dropped by 1.7 percent to 40,780, Hazleton dropped by 2 percent to 24,825, Nanticoke dropped by 2 percent to 10,258, and Pittston dropped by 1.1 percent to 7,651. 1 comment

  7. Photo: N/A, License: N/ARead the original story

    May 21, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    A former Pennsylvania State Police trooper with a history of violence was hit Friday with charges alleging he beat his wife, held her head under water in a bathtub and threatened a murder-suicide hours after she got a restraining order against him. Michael Thomas Hartzel, 50, of 272 Church St., is accused of telling his estranged wife, Christine Hartzel, 47, she was "not leaving the house alive" after locking her inside the family home Thursday evening.

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  8. Man found guilty of fleeing crash sceneRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    A Luzerne County jury on Wednesday convicted a Hazleton man accused of crashing into a house and fleeing the scene following a police chase. After less than two hours of deliberation, jurors convicted Jonathan Alvarez, 26, on a felony count of fleeing police along with misdemeanor counts of fleeing the scene of an accident and driving under the influence.

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  9. Job fair planned in the Hazleton areaRead the original story

    May 17, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    They can find each other at the Fifth Annual Great Northeast Job Fair, presented by the Standard-Speaker in Hazleton and the Republican Herald of Pottsville, that will be held Wednesday, May 25. This year's fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Thomas J. Caccese Gymnasium on the Hazleton Campus of Penn State University. Rebecca Reynolds, regional classified advertising manager for Times-Shamrock Communications, the owner of the two newspapers, noted the change in the location for the fair. 3 comments

  10. Wolf chairs panel on opioid crisisRead the original story

    May 14, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    "Can we agree this is a war?," asked one of the dozen people from the government, law enforcement and medical communities who spent their Friday morning sitting around a table at Penn State Hazleton discussing how serious the opioid drug problem has gotten, and what they can do together about it. They agreed on two things - it is a war and the various professions who deal with the problem are disjointed and have to get on the same page to foster a real solution. 1 comment

  11. Report: Luzerne, Lackawanna see spike in drug abuseRead the original story

    May 13, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    Luzerne and Lackawanna counties have seen significant increases in drug abuse offenses since 2003, according to the Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development. Since 2012, drug abuse offenses went up more than 75 percent compared with a low point in 2012, while the number of offenses in Lackawanna County increased by 9 percent.

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  12. Three arrested in drug raid at Hazleton residenceRead the original story

    May 7, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    Heroin and cocaine with an estimated street value of $350,000 were confiscated by police when they served a search warrant in Hazleton on Thursday afternoon, investigators say. Ghazi Faraj, 25, who lives at Rear 805 N. James St., Hazleton, the home police searched, was arrested during the raid for selling narcotics, according to court records. 1 comment

  13. Hazleton police shoot dog during arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    Police said they received a call for an intoxicated and disorderly male in the area of Third and Alter streets who was yelling at traffic and people. Three officers took the man into custody and when the dog with him became aggressive, it was shot by police with a stun gun, interim Police Chief Jerry Speziale said.

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  14. Democrats will confirm delegates after election results certifiedRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    The Pennsylvania Democratic Party will be able to confirm who will serve as convention delegates from congressional districts after Tuesday's election results are certified. Democrats voted for delegates in congressional districts, and the outcome is also influenced by gender and the percentage of votes to presidential candidates in each district.

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  15. Data show spike in Hazleton's Hispanic populationRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    Unique things have been going on in Hazleton that aren't occurring in other municipalities, said John Maurer of the Pennsylvania State Data Center. Hazleton showed exceptional population growth from 2000 to 2010, an 8.6 percent increase, and has seen a sevenfold increase in the number of Hispanics, Maurer showed. 1 comment

  16. Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2014:04:19 06:33:44Read the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    Before Donald Trump spoke to an overflow crowd at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on the eve of the Pennsylvania primary, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, took the stage to rally support. When Trump gave a speech in New York on Tuesday after winning Republican primaries in Pennsylvania and four other states, Barletta stood just to his left.

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  17. Convicted killer says jury was biased by stabbing testimonyRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    Convicted killer Benjamin T. Westbrooks is trying to get his murder rap overturned in part because he thinks the jury was biased after hearing about how he stabbed a man in the face with a screwdriver. Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley heard arguments in the appeal Friday and said she will decide at a later date whether to grant relief to Westbrooks, 26, of Hazleton.

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  18. Photo: Eric Conover, License: N/a, Created: 2010:12:06 17:19:41Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    Convicted killer Benjamin T. Westbrooks is trying to get his murder rap overturned in part because he thinks the jury was biased after hearing about how he stabbed a man in the face with a screwdriver. Luzerne County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley heard arguments in the appeal Friday and said she will decide at a later date whether to grant relief to Westbrooks, 26, of Hazleton.

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  19. TCMC strengthens partnership with King's CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    The microphone was too low for Laura Barna. The Commonwealth Medical College student was leaning down as she spoke in front of a crowd under the college's new sign at King's on the Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.

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  20. Cellphones loom large among distractions for area driversRead the original story

    Apr 18, 2016 | The Citizens' Voice

    Just beyond the glass on the driver's window, a motorist has their head bowed, if only for a second, glancing at the device in their hands. Typing into a phone while driving has become a common occurrence and is one of many ways a hurried society concentrated on electronic devices can become distracted while driving.

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