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  1. New turnpike exit opensRead the original story

    Wednesday | 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.


  2. Bankrupt company could sell propertyRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 25 | 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."


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

    Monday Jun 22 | 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.


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

    Tuesday Jun 16 | 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 .


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

    Friday Jun 12 | 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.


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

    Thursday Jun 4 | 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.


  7. 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 .


  8. 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 .


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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."


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  14. 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.


  15. My day with Jack LaLanneRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | Times News

    I was working in Wilkes-Barre and was given a chance to spend a day with fitness guru Jack LaLanne. Our day began early when I met him for a breakfast interview at a brookside table at the Woodlands Inn and Resort.


  16. Mom to murderer: You're '...Read the original story

    Mar 27, 2015 | Times News

    A man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, after the mother of one of the victims called him a "useless waste of space and air" and declared he's "going straight to hell." Hugo Selenski, 41, was convicted last month of two counts of first-degree murder for killing Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett in 2002 as part of a robbery plot.


  17. DeMelfi seeks nod for Nesquehoning...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Times News

    He has been the maintenance supervisor for the Hazleton Area School District for the past 33 years. He also served for many years as Teamsters president out of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton locals. 61 comments

  18. Police are searching for brazen bra...Read the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | Times News

    They say the suspect has smuggled nearly 150 bras out of a Wilkes-Barre Victoria's Secret store in three heists over the past month.


  19. Man rolls in dog waste to try avoiding...Read the original story

    Mar 11, 2015 | Times News

    Police say a Pennsylvania man dropped to the ground and rolled around in dog waste to avoid being arrested for public drunkenness, but he was taken into custody anyway. Police in Wilkes-Barre tell the Times Leader officers came upon 45-year-old Maurice Franklin early Monday night after he jumped into traffic.


  20. Sunken anchorsRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | Times News

    This week's announcement of the closing of Kmart at Schuylkill Mall, Frackville, marks the loss of the shopping destination's final original anchor. The mall was opened by Crown American, Johnstown developer, in October 1980, boasting anchors Sears, Hess's and Kmart, among many other stores.


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