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West Hazleton man charged with sexual contact with child
A West Hazleton man is accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a child in Hazleton, arrest papers say. Pablo J. Manzueta Espinal, 56, faces two counts each corruption of minors and indecent assault, all misdemeanors, by Hazleton police. The offenses took place when the child was less than 13 ye
City man charged with having and paying for sex with minor
A 19-year-old Hazleton man faces charges for allegedly having sex with a minor and also offering her money to have sex with his co-worker, court papers say. Hazleton police charged Edwin Gutierrez De Jesus with corruption of minors for the offenses which took place over a six-month time frame.
Man arrested second time in 10 days
A Hazleton man who was arrested by Hazleton police on Dec. 7 during Operation Alliance was arrested again Monday afternoon. According to police, Vincent Graham, 31, was charged last week with possession of marijuana and intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance/Oxycodone. He was released
100 years ago: Don't like Hazleton
Irene Hall and May Johnston, the Wilkes-Barre damsels who were put in the lockup one evening last week by Lieutenant Wallace for using vulgar language on the street and who, in default of the fines imposed, spent several days in the station house, were released Saturday and will turn their faces tow
Police investigate reports of gunshots
Hazleton police received a report of two possible gunshots in the area of the 200-block of South Cedar Street around noon Sunday. Officers immediately responded but could not locate any victims, evidence of a shooting or damage to any structures or vehicles, according to police.
Joe Maddon’s annual Thankmas dinner held in Hazleton
HAZLETON — Joe Maddon, manager of the Chicago Cubs, has made sure he made plenty of pit stops in his native city this past week, including a stop at his eighth annual Thankmas held at the Hazleton One Center on Sunday afternoon.
Questioning the concerns being voiced
I would like to comment on the Hazleton mayor’s proposed reserved parking plan. I do not live in Hazleton. I live in West Hazleton but would hope my borough would adopt a similar plan.
Castle will present its Christmas concert Thu.
Hazleton Elementary/Middle School will present its annual Christmas concert Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Alice C. Wiltsie Performing Arts Center. All parents, relatives and friends of HEMS are invited to attend this holiday program.
Part of Interstate 81 Closed Due to Big Rig Rollover in Schuylkill County
KLINE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Part of a highway is closed due to a tractor trailer rollover in Schuylkill County. It happened just after 8 a.m. Monday on Interstate 81 south near the McAdoo/Tamaqua exit.
Luzerne County restaurant inspections: Dec. 10 to Dec. 16
- The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According to the agency: “Any inspection is a ‘snapshot’ of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall,
Pennsylvania's Lou Barletta reflects on congressional tenure amid final days in D.C.
Like all the other members of Congress who won’t be returning next year, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta’s name has been taken off the wall outside what had been his office. The Pennsylvania legislator is wrapping up an eight-year tenure on Capitol Hill from a tiny cubicle in the basement of a House of Repre
Center’s mural reveal concludes Maddon event
HAZLETON — Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon spent Sunday afternoon talking with those who showed up for a Thanksmas meal at the Hazleton One Community Center. He wished them a Merry Christmas, answered questions and posed for photos.
Children Christmas Shop with Help From a Cop
HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Dozens of state troopers filled the Walmart in Hazle Township but it wasn't for any sort of emergency. Instead, it was all to spread a little Christmas cheer.
Ice cream truck crashes in Luzerne County
HUGHESTOWN, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Mechanical problems caused an ice cream truck to crash Monday morning in Luzerne County. The crash happened in Hughestown. Investigators say a Blue Ribbon Ice Cream truck lost power, stalled out, and drifted downhill. The truck hit a utility pole and another
Carbon County court — drug cases
A Luzerne County man pleaded guilty in Carbon County court on Monday to a drug dealing charge and was sentenced to a prison term. He was one of seven defendants in pending drug-related cases to enter a guilty plea before Judge Joseph J. Matika.
PA Man Charged With Attempted Murder
MILFORD TOWNSHIP, P.A. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a man with attempted murder Monday for an incident that took place November 29. According to police, Timothy Graf, 31 of Montrose, fired his rifle at his victim, a 31-year old woman from New Milford, on State Route 706 near its intersection
Area author’s ‘Qatan’ a heart-warming tale
Shannon Marsyada has penned a heartwarming tale just in time for Christmas. “Qatan” is a short story about an omega wolf that takes place in the days leading up to the birth of Jesus.
Courthouse notes, Dec. 15
Michael and Sandra Kitsock to Suzanne Cooper, $112,000; West Mahanoy Twp. Patricia C. McGill to DuJuan and Tracey Sylvester, $172,500; Kelayres, Kline Twp. Michael and Mary Lombargo to Evelyn C. Marcello and Mary Ann Dull, $90,000; McAdoo.
Luzerne County flood authority says use of basin for new stormwater project not set in stone
Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority officials want to make it clear they have not approved alterations in the giant Toby Creek detention basin that are a major component of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority’s new stormwater fee pollution reduction plan.
Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Brings Star Power to Hazleton
HAZLETON, Pa. -- Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon was back in his hometown of Hazleton on Friday evening. And once again Maddon did not skimp on the star power. NFL Hall of Famer Joe "Willie" Namath joined Maddon at his annual Around The Horn fundraiser.