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  1. Guard, inmate take fatal plunge down...Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Times News

    A corrections officer and an inmate smashed through an elevator door during a scuffle at a Pennsylvania jail and plunged down an open shaft to their deaths, officials said Tuesday. Luzerne County Manager David Pedri called it a "freak accident" and said an engineering firm will determine how the elevator door gave way.

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  2. Funeral services set for Franklin Township fire victimRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Times News

    He was the husband of Eleanor Evans. They celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary in December of last year.

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  3. Boa constrictor pulled from beneath SUV...Read the original story

    Friday Jul 15 | Times News

    Two men have pulled an 8-foot-long boa constrictor from beneath a vehicle parked outside of a northeastern Pennsylvania medical building. The Citizens' Voice in Wilkes-Barre reports the men pried the snake from a Mercury Mountaineer's undercarriage Thursday afternoon after one saw it wriggle underneath.

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  4. Mom: Holland Tunnel suspects are - ...Read the original story

    Friday Jul 1 | Times News

    The mother of a woman whose overdose death in New York City spurred a rescue attempt by three people arrested with a cache of weapons near the Holland Tunnel said the suspects are heroes for trying to help. John Cramsey of Zionsville; Dean Smith of Whitehall; and Kimberly Arendt of Lehighton, were arrested June 21 as they prepared to enter the tunnel in a truck carrying weapons, including a shotgun, five handguns, and a semi-automatic, military-style rifle.

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  5. Police: Homeless man found dead was...Read the original story

    Thursday Jun 30 | Times News

    Authorities say a homeless man whose decomposing body was found in a wooded area behind a northeastern Pennsylvania Kmart shopping plaza had been stabbed to death. State police in Luzerne County say the body of 49-year-old Kurt Swann was found Saturday behind the Kmart Shopping Plaza in Edwardsville.

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  6. Carbon court newsRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 30 | Times News

    The following actions were filed by credit card companies, or their collection agencies, for alleged defaults on credit card/loan accounts. American Express Centurion Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah, filed against Richard L. Carling, 720 Church St., Palmerton, seeking $4,247.01.

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  7. Woman rescued by daughter after 50-foot...Read the original story

    Jun 22, 2016 | Times News

    A woman says she was gardening in the backyard of her Pennsylvania home when she struck the ground with a pitchfork and fell into a 50-foot-deep hole that abruptly opened up at her feet. Rhonda Martini says her feet were dangling inside the crater Sunday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre as she held herself up using her elbows and screamed for help.

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  8. PPL diverted crews to VP's neighborhoodRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2016 | Times News

    It was a "misunderstanding" that led to PPL crews being pulled off the job of restoring power to 1,326 Nesquehoning customers left shivering in the dark after an October 2011 snowstorm, a utility company executive said. News outlets fought for years to make the information public, and on May 25, the state Supreme Court ruled that PPL and the PUC could no longer keep it secret.

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  9. Feds charge ex-jail counselor with...Read the original story

    Jun 12, 2016 | Times News

    A former Pennsylvania county jail counselor has been charged with extorting money and drugs from inmates in return for special privileges and has agreed to plead guilty. Online federal court records show 52-year-old Louis Elmy, of Wilkes-Barre, was arrested Thursday, when a plea agreement calling for at least five years in prison was filed.

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  10. Grenade found in West Penn homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Times News

    West Penn Police and the state police bomb squad are checking out a grenade found in a home in the township. COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS West Penn Police and the state police bomb squad are checking out a grenade found in a home in the township.

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  11. Gov. Wolf gives Teacher performance plan an FRead the original story

    May 25, 2016 | Times News

    When you think about it, the idea seems to make perfect sense: When there are budget cuts in school districts, and teachers need to be laid off, the least competent should be let go first. This is not the way it works in Pennsylvania schools.

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  12. Pennsylvania teacher sorry for Hitler...Read the original story

    May 18, 2016 | Times News

    A northeastern Pennsylvania school teacher has apologized for emails in which she said accommodating a special needs student was similar to appeasing Adolph Hitler. The Citizens' Voice says Wyoming Area School District teacher Amy Kosko issued the apology Monday.

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  13. Franz Kline art nets $7.9M in NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Times News

    Another piece of abstract art painted by Lehighton High School graduate Franz Kline fetched millions of dollars at a New York auction house. A painting titled "Elizabeth," 1961, sold for $7.978 million during an auction of contemporary art by the prestigious Sotheby's Auction House last week.

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  14. Nearly 300 attend turbine hearingRead the original story

    May 13, 2016 | Times News

    Nearly 300 residents of Penn Forest and Towamensing townships jammed into the Penn Forest Fire Company Thursday night for the zoning hearing about a wind turbine project. Some carried signs protesting the project, including ones identifying themselves with the Lorax, a Dr. Seuss character who worked to save the trees.

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  15. SHINE derby car races setRead the original story

    May 4, 2016 | Times News

    The Carbon, Schuylkill and Luzerne SHINE Career Academy Afterschool programs will be showcasing the cars they built by competing in derby-style relay races with the vehicles. The event is unique in that the centers each constructed its own restraint and brake system for the body of a drivable derby car as a project.

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  16. Elephants perform for final time at...Read the original story

    May 1, 2016 | Times News

    An elephant carrying a performer holding an American flag kicked off the final elephant performance at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come under fire by animal rights activists.

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  17. Ex-towing contract pleads to fraud, gun...Read the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | Times News

    Forty-five-year-old Leo Glodzik III entered the plea Wednesday to counts of mail fraud, being a felon in possession of a firearm and filing false tax returns related to an exclusive towing contract he had with the city of Wilkes-Barre. Glodzik was earlier convicted of a felony theft charge in Luzerne County.

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  18. Carbon County courtRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2016 | Times News

    Eight defendants who previously pleaded guilty to criminal counts were sentenced by Judge Joseph J. Matika in Carbon County court Thursday. Daniel Engroff, 36, of Wilkes-Barre, was sentenced to serve four months to one year in jail on a charge of unauthorized use of an automobile.

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  19. Trump, Clinton, Sanders campaigning in...Read the original story

    Apr 25, 2016 | Times News

    Republican Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are all campaigning in Pennsylvania ahead of Tuesday's primary. Trump has two rallies planned for Monday, at West Chester University in suburban Philadelphia at 4 p.m. and at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, starting at 7 p.m. His opponents don't have any events planned in the state on Monday.

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  20. Trump to speak in Wilkes-Barre MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2016 | Times News

    Donald Trump will be speaking at 7 p.m. Monday at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highlands Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township..

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