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  1. Blue Cross NEPA adds mobile appRead the original story

    Saturday | Times News

    Members who have Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Individual health insurance coverage can now pay their premiums with a smart device thanks to a recent upgrade to the company's Self-Service mobile app. Last month, BCNEPA merged with Highmark Inc. and continues to serve northeastern and north central Pennsylvania as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.


  2. Amber Alert is issued for teen abducted...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Times News

    Authorities are looking for a 16-year-old who they say was abducted from her home in Wilkes-Barre by a man who is considered armed and dangerous. Patterson is a black female, with black hair and brown eyes, 5 foot 4 inches, 120 pounds, who was abducted from her residence on East View Drive in Wilkes Barre at 11 p.m. Thursday.


  3. Amber alert issued for abducted girl, 16Read the original story

    Friday Jul 31 | Times News

    An amber alert has been issued in Northeastern Pennsylvania, for counties including Schuylkill, for Jena Patterson, 16, last seen Thursday in Wilkes Barre. The child was abducted from her residence on East View Drive in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania by the suspect.


  4. ServicesRead the original story

    Friday Jul 24 | Times News

    Once they leave service life, many veterans, particularly those from the post-9/11 period and in the 18 to 24 age group, are having trouble integrating into the civilian workforce. A recent survey found one in five vets are unemployed and currently seeking employment, a rate that translates to roughly 20 percent unemployment.


  5. Fines add up for new E-ZPass exitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | Times News

    The Philadelphia Inquirer has reported that fines are piling up for E-ZPass-only interchanges such as the new Jim Thorpe exit on the turnpike's Northeast Extension near Wilkes-Barre. In Carbon County, 4,537 motorists used the ramps without an E-ZPass between June 30 and July 13, ignoring large green-and-purple-and-yellow signs proclaiming "E-ZPass Tagholders Only."


  6. Carbon businesses pass the testRead the original story

    Monday Jul 6 | Times News

    The Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, has released the names of businesses they found to be compliant with the state liquor laws after investigations conducted on Friday. Police said BLCE officers assigned to the Wilkes-Barre District Office supervised an underage buyer between 4 p.m. and midnight Friday to conduct age compliance checks in Carbon County.


  7. New turnpike exit opensRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | Times News

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has opened the new E-ZPass only interchange connecting the Northeastern Extension with Route 903 in Penn Forest Township just in time for the holiday weekend. Exit 87, will be a full four-way interchange known as the Route 903 Interchange to Jim Thorpe/Lake Harmony.


  8. Bankrupt company could sell propertyRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | Times News

    Nesquehoning received notice that the trustee of a company that took $1.5 million from the borough then went bankrupt wants to sell property free and clear of liens to PPL Electric Utilities. The letter from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, received June 15, states that the trustee of Municipal Energy Managers Inc. is seeking approval from creditors and other parties to sell property of MEM's estate "free and clear of all liens and encumbrances, with all valid liens and encumbrances to be transferred to the fund created by said sale."


  9. Suspect In Bear Creek Twp. Attempted...Read the original story

    Jun 22, 2015 | Times News

    The final of three suspects allegedly involved in an October kidnapping and attempted homicide case was captured in New York City on Monday morning. Nygee Taylor, 25, was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service and the New York Police Department fugitive task force.


  10. Police: Bandit armed with barbecue fork...Read the original story

    Jun 16, 2015 | Times News

    Police say a man looking for cash to replenish his crack supply threatened store clerks with a sharpened barbecue fork and a large kitchen knife during a string of robberies in Pennsylvania. Timothy Burns was charged Monday with robbery, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a police officer in connection with a pair of heists in Wilkes-Barre .


  11. Motorist who allegedly struck jogger...Read the original story

    Jun 12, 2015 | Times News

    A motorist who allegedly struck and killed a woman jogging at northeastern Pennsylvania's Harveys Lake had been charged with driving under the influence in at least five prior cases. The Citizens Voice of Wilkes-Barre reported Thursday that Michael Scavone's DUI cases included a 1997 guilty plea that also involved trying to evade police.


  12. Crocheting for a causeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | Times News

    Special to the Times News Eldora Snyder and Leroy Leibenguth hold the veterans afghan donated by the Home Spun Committee. While many of us spend the frigid days of winter lamenting the cold and pinning for the warmth of spring, a special group of women spent their time crafting for some very special babies.


  13. Rush police chase nets drug find Wilkes...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Times News

    A Wilkes-Barre man is lodged in Schuylkill County jail facing drug-related charges including a felony count after a Saturday afternoon motorcycle pursuit in Rush Township. According to police, an officer on patrol at 1:50 p.m. spotted a Kawasaki sport bike traveling at a high rate of speed on Claremont Avenue .


  14. Wilkes-Barre biker charged after Rush Township police chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | Times News

    A Wilkes-Barre man is lodged in Schuylkill county jail facing drug-related charges including a felony count after a Saturday afternoon motorcycle pursuit in Rush Township. According to police, an officer on patrol about 1:50 p.m. spotted a Kawasaki sport bike traveling at a high rate of speed on Claremont Avenue .


  15. DEP looking at mine fireRead the original story

    May 30, 2015 | Times News

    Not surprisingly, that is exactly the main complaint made by residents at the recent information session held by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in Tresckow. The session was conducted to bring residents up to date on the Jeansville mine fire that has been burning near the Carbon/Luzerne County line for almost three years.


  16. Students collect books, DVDs for...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Times News

    SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Accepting the books and DVDs at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Family Support Center are, from left, Henry Desrosiers, Carbon County Veterans Affairs director; Deb Schlosser, Chief Voluntary Services; Lisa Urban, Voluntary Services Assistant; Anthony Omnichmowski, Navy Club; Joseph Sweeney, Panther Valley Elementary School teacher; Scott Reinhart, Commander, Carbon County Navy Club; and Richard Tamplin, Navy Club. The Panther Valley Elementary School recently had a book and DVD collection for veterans at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Family Support Facility and the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton.


  17. Pipeline route changes discussedRead the original story

    May 13, 2015 | Times News

    The new proposed route of the PennEast natural gas pipeline will have more impact on wetlands, Lower Towamensing Township supervisors learned Tuesday. She said the PennEast project "has made two small changes to the pipeline in Carbon County over the last two months."


  18. Mericle is released from federal prisonRead the original story

    May 1, 2015 | Times News

    Real estate developer Robert Mericle, who was charged in the kids-for-cash scandal, is now on home confinement after being released from federal prison one month before his official release date, according to a spokesman from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mericle, 52, was moved from federal prison to a halfway house on Tuesday and is now on home confinement under supervision, spokesman Edmond Ross said.


  19. County lawyer: people don't have right to emergency servicesRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | Times News

    A lawyer for a northeastern Pennsylvania county where a botched 911 dispatch led to a woman's death says residents don't have a constitutional right to emergency services. The Citizens' Voice reports Luzerne County attorney David Heisler made the argument Tuesday as he asked a federal judge to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit.


  20. Wilkes-Barre has low wait timeRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2015 | Times News

    The Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center is one of the best veterans hospitals in the nation when it comes to seeing patients in a timely manner, according to data recently compiled by the Associated Press. Just one out of every 300 veterans seeking an appointment at the Plains Township hospital had to wait more than 31 days to get care, an analysis of six months of data shows.


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