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McCann schools near Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton stop accepting students

McCann School of Business and Technology has stopped accepting new students at campuses in Wilkes-Barre Township and Hazle Township due to an issue with accreditation. According to a statement issued by spokesman Chuck Vella, students were informed Aug. 31 that the campus on Highland Park Boulevard

TIMES-LEADER - 2017-09-21 02:06:48

Hazleton Approved for Act 47 Loan

Hazleton City Hall HAZLETON - Hazleton is now a financially distressed city The city's mayor, Jeff Cusat, filed for Act 47 last month. The state will now help the city manage money. "It means the state is going to bring in firms that will come in and evaluate the city's finances and the policies the

WNEP-TV 16 - 2017-09-20 21:09:00

Chamber guest speaker reveals what's in store for Hazle Twp.

HAZLE TWP. - Developers have submitted plans to build a Dollar General location along 28th Street in Hazle Twp., a township supervisor revealed Thursday. In other good news, township residents might be getting a break on their garbage bill next year. Supervisor Jim Montone summarized a number of

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2017-09-22 08:32:33

4 men charged in 'title washing' scheme

Four men face charges for their roles in a vehicle "title washing" scheme, according to Hazleton police. Charges of corrupt organizations, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity, forgery, washing vehicle titles, theft and related offenses were filed against Winston Torres, Bronx, New York; Jose

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2017-09-22 08:32:19

When's snow season?

The snow-parking ban will not be enforced this year in Hazleton if city council continues rejecting changes that would make parking regulations coincide with new signs that have been posted, Mayor Jeff Cusat said. Cusat announced the development after council recently shot down amended parking reg

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2017-09-22 08:30:00

Counties will recoup liquor licensing fees

Municipalities throughout the commonwealth that are hosts to bars, retail alcohol sellers and really any place with a liquor license will soon get a little boost to their bank accounts. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is distributing more than $2.4 million in licensing fees to 1,428 municipali

CITIZEN'S VOICE - 2017-09-22 08:06:43

Schuylkill deputy coroner charged in sexual assault case

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Friday charges against the deputy coroner of Carbon and Schuylkill counties for unlawful contact with a minor after he solicited sex online from an undercover agent who was posing as a 14-year-old boy. Edward Smith, 60, of Tamaqua was arrested Thu

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

Deputy Coroner of Carbon and Schuylkill Counties Facing Charges

Edward Smith HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Edward Smith, deputy coroner of Carbon and Schuylkill Counties has been charged with unlawful contact with a minor Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the charges today. According to the AG's Office, Smith, 60, of Willing Street, Tamaqua, was

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2017-09-22 18:40:35

Carbon County deputy coroner charged with soliciting boy for sex

A deputy coroner who worked for Carbon and Schuylkill Counties was arrested Thursday after he allegedly attempted to solicit a 14-year-old boy for sex, the attorney general's office said Friday. Edward Smith, 60, of Tamaqua, was on a social networking site when he sparked a conversation with someon

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-22 18:00:00

Strawberry Playhouse presents 'Take a Number'

The Strawberry Playhouse will present "Take a Number, Darling" this weekend and next weekend at the theater in Tuscarora. Cast members include, from left, Matthew Cooper, Michelle Woodland, Christopher Fulmer, Kate Lucey and Jon Donly. David McKeown / Staff PhotographerChristopher Fulmer, left, port

REPUBLICAN & HERALD - 2017-09-22 08:10:25

Accused Wal-Mart shooter is fit to stand trial

WILKES-BARRE (AP) - A judge has determined a Pennsylvania man charged with firing a semi-automatic rifle at officers in the parking lot of a shopping center is competent to stand trial. A Luzerne County judge on Thursday determined 33-year-old Scott Sargent is competent to stand trial. The Shenandoa

POCONO RECORD - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Judge: Alleged Walmart shooter can stand trial

WILKES-BARRE - A county judge Thursday deemed accused Walmart shooter Scott Sargent competent to stand trial, paving the way for jury selection to begin next month. Sargent, 33, of Shenandoah, is facing attempted murder charges alleging he opened fire outside the store at the Wilkes-Barre Twp. Mar

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2017-09-22 08:19:39

Weatherly unveils plans for municipal complex

Weatherly has unveiled plans for its long-awaited $2 million municipal complex. Borough officials have spent more than three years assembling a package of grants, including waiting out the 2016 state government shutdown. At their meeting this week, council finally gave its approval to plans for a ne

TIMES NEWS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

High school football picks and polls

Team, Record, Points, Last 1., Parkland (2), 4-0, 10, 1 2., Whitehall, 4-0, 8, 2 3., Bethlehem Catholic, 4-0, 6, 3 4., Freedom, 3-1, 3, NR 5., Emmaus, 2-2, 2, 5 Dropped: Easton (3-1, No. 4). Watch list: Southern Lehigh (3-1), Stroudsburg (3-1). SMALL SCHOOL TOP 3 The top 3A, 2A and A teams in The Mo

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-22 01:59:10

Jobs, drugs draw comments, complaints at town hall

JILL WHALEN / STAFF PHOTO U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, Moosic, promised the small crowd at his Tamaqua area town hall that he would look into their concerns about drugs and jobs. TAMAQUA - There were no set topics for discussion at U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright's town hall meeting Tuesday evening a

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2017-09-20 08:52:54

Standoff ends with no injuries

A standoff in Summit Hill was settled with no injuries late Wednesday morning. The incident began when a call came in for a suicidal person on East Richards Street. Police from throughout Carbon County and state police special response teams set up at the home of Fred Evans Jr. and began negotiating

TIMES NEWS - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

St. Luke's adding mental health area to Coaldale ER

An ongoing expansion of the St. Luke's Miners Campus Emergency Department in Coaldale will add a secure mental health holding area as well as other features in November, according to a news release Thursday by St. Luke's University Health Network. The two-room holding area will include a bathroom an

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL - 2017-09-21 21:10:00

Recycling program may end in Nesquehoning

Recycling may be ending in Nesquehoning. Nesquehoning Borough Council has announced that the recycling bins along Locust Street, owned by Solomon Containers, will be removed as of Sept. 29. "The borough did not elect to terminate the service with Solomon at this time," council President David Hawk s

TIMES NEWS - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Ana Popovi to showcase her 'Trilogy' at the Peak

Ana Popovi will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Penn's Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. A blues guitarist and singer born in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia), Popovi started playing guitar at age 15. She formed the band Hush in 1995, releasing the album "Hometown" in 1998. Her solo debut "Hush!

POCONO RECORD - 2017-09-22 03:22:54

Carbon seeks funds to move trail

Carbon County is hoping to secure funding for its plan to move the portion of the D&L Trail that travels through the county parking lot away from vehicular traffic. On Thursday, the county commissioners voted to approve an application for an Alternative Set-Aside Application for funding through the

TIMES NEWS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00