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  1. DEP awards contract to extinguish Jeansville mine fireRead the original story

    Tuesday | Times News

    The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded Hazleton Shaft Corporation a $9.3 million contract to isolate and extinguish the Jeansville mine fire near the village of Tresckow in Banks Township, Carbon County. Hazleton Shaft has an active permit with DEP to mine on land adjacent to the entire 200-acre site and has been working to extinguish the part of the fire that is burning on the active mining area.


  2. News groups ask high court to open PPL...Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 18 | Times News

    A group of Pennsylvania news organizations asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn a ruling that bars public access to records about PPL's response to a major power outage in October 2011. A lawyer for the news companies said at a hearing before the five-member court that the state Public Utility Code authorizes the release of the records.


  3. Pennsylvania veterans have a long,...Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 10 | Times News

    The United States suffered more than 1 million soldiers dead and wounded during World War II. Of the 407,316 who died, more than 33,000 were from Pennsylvania.


  4. Former NE postal worker charged for...Read the original story

    Oct 15, 2015 | Times News

    A former U.S. Postal Service employee from Taylor took about $500 from several greeting cards belonging to at least 10 households along his mail route in Scranton over one month, according to documents filed in federal court. Bruce J. Kizer, 37, will be arraigned on Oct. 29 in Wilkes-Barre by U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph F. Saporito Jr. for one count of obstruction of mail.


  5. Pipeline construction at least 2 years...Read the original story

    Sep 25, 2015 | Times News

    PennEast Pipeline LLC's filing of a formal application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday may signal progress, but the $1.2 billion project has yet to gain FERC's blessing and is still two years away from being "shovel ready." Peter Terranova, PennEast board chairman, said that even the route of the 118-mile pipeline, starting near Wilkes-Barre and ending around Trenton, New Jersey, is not set in stone.


  6. Jeansville mine fire a serious issueRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2015 | Times News

    Originally thought to be confined to a pit, it's actually burning at a mined-out area and beneath a working mine of Hazleton Shaft Corporation. Colleen Connolly, spokeswoman for the Department of Environment Protection in Wilkes-Barre, said the fire has burned for at least five years.


  7. PennEast files pipeline paperworkRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2015 | Times News

    Developers of a 118-mile natural gas pipeline that would run through four Carbon County municipalities filed the much anticipated formal application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday. The application to FERC is for a certificate of public convenience and necessity and signals the next step in allowing the company to construct the pipeline.


  8. California couple charged in '02 murder of Pa. manRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2015 | Times News

    A California man and woman have been charged with the killing and dismemberment of a northeastern Pennsylvania man more than 13 years ago. State police in Fern Ridge charged James Britton Jr., 35, and Stacy Britton, 46, of Twentynine Palms, California, in the July 2002 murder of Robert Roudebush, 46, of Edwardsville.


  9. Group urges property owners to be...Read the original story

    Aug 21, 2015 | Times News

    A Carbon County group opposed to a proposed natural gas pipeline on Thursday warned property owners to be vigilant about allowing PennEast pipeline surveyors on their land, to consult a lawyer and to carefully read their homeowners insurance policies before signing any papers. Linda Christman of Save Carbon County also gave commissioners copies of a brochure detailing property owners' rights, and the group's monthly report.


  10. More opposition to pipeline route filedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2015 | Times News

    Resident Sandra Peters said the Bethlehem Water Authority issued a report on July 16, stating concerns about the PennEast/UGI pipeline crossing its watershed and endangering critical facilities. Peters said the authority cited the pipeline's negative impacts on the headwaters and streams that feed their reservoirs and the pipeline conveyance system that carries drinking water to 115,000 residents of the Lehigh Valley.


  11. Weatherly police report incidentsRead the original story

    Aug 8, 2015 | Times News

    On June 14 a vehicle stop was made of Mark Soltis, 51, of Freeland, for a traffic violation. Soltis was found to have crystal meth in his possession.


  12. Man charged in Schuylkill brought gun...Read the original story

    Aug 7, 2015 | Times News

    A Wilkes-Barre man faces a felony gun charge after he allegedly brought a handgun into court for his preliminary hearing on misdemeanor drug charges Wednesday. Brandon Darius, 21, of South Hancock Street was scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Paul Roberts for a hearing on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on Wednesday afternoon, according to court records.


  13. Blue Cross NEPA adds mobile appRead the original story

    Aug 1, 2015 | 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.


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

    Jul 31, 2015 | 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.


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

    Jul 31, 2015 | 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.


  16. ServicesRead the original story

    Jul 24, 2015 | 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.


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

    Jul 17, 2015 | 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."


  18. Carbon businesses pass the testRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2015 | 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.


  19. 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.


  20. 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."


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