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Luzerne County restuarant inspections: Aug 13. through August 19. | Times Leader

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, lo

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-08-19 23:03:00

Forty Fort 9-year-old Apalonia Passetti lends her voice to the Little League World Series | Times Leader

Apalonia Passetti, 9, of Forty Fort, sang the national anthem at the Little League World Series on Friday. -Tom Robinson | For Times Leader

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-08-19 03:11:00

Hanover Twp. police arrest man in trespassing probe | Times Leader

Michael Edward Swann, 51, of Scranton, is alleged to have been a subject of interest to police for trespassing at a residence on Graham Avenue.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-08-19 21:09:00

Violent crash shuts down road in Hanover Township

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A violent crash shut down a road in Hanover Township, Northampton County.

WFMZ-TV ONLINE - 2018-08-19 10:51:26

Around Town: Regional mixer, Tomato Festival reasons to smile | Times Leader

They had nametags neatly displayed on their business-like attire, though, so surely they were there for the same reason I was: a Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce mixer on the SKYY Vu Deck Bar and inside the Executive Lounge on Wednesday night.

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-08-19 14:15:00

Two injured in crash in Kidder

Two people were seriously injuredSunday afternoonwhen they were involved in a crash along Route 534 in theHickory Run State Park.The crash occurred just after1:30 p.m.as they were traversing the narrow, winding roadway.The two were ejected from the vehicle which came to rest on its side. They were t

TIMES NEWS - 2018-08-19 17:51:00

Municipal funding assistance needed in proposed Luzerne County 911 emergency radio upgrade, officials say | The Sunday Dispatch

Councilman Stephen A. Urban asked why municipalities are relying on the county to purchase and fund the equipment and what, if anything, they are doing to help come up with money.

PSDISPATCH.COM - 2018-08-19 23:22:00

School Officials at Northwest Area High School hold meeting following fire

UNION TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)School officials in Luzerne County are trying to figure out if a high school can open on time for the first day of school after it caught fire.Dozens of firefighters were called to Northwest Area High School near Shickshinny yesterday afternoon when flames s

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-19 22:11:30

Fire at Luzerne County High School leaves start of school year in question

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PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-19 18:30:53

Bianca Mazzarella, of Pittston, named 2018 Pittston Tomato Festival Queen | The Sunday Dispatch

Mazzarella, 17, of Pittston, was one of four contestants this year. Also vying for the title were Sofia Costagliola, 16, of Pittston; Gina Kirkpatrick, 18, of Pittston; and Gianna Paolini, 17, of Wyoming.

PSDISPATCH.COM - 2018-08-18 18:51:00

$20K reward offered for SJ native accused of Trump death threat

Shawn Christy, 27, of McAdoo, Pa., is also wanted in Pennsylvania on arrest warrants for burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.

COURIER-POST - 2018-08-19 02:26:00

Police search for man who threatened President Trump, local district attorney

Police said Shawn Christy, of Mcadoo, Schuylkill County, made threats on Facebook to shoot Trump and the Northampton County District Attorney.

WGAL - 2018-08-19 17:07:00

Fire at Northwest Area High School

UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Flames damaged a high school in Luzerne County.Fire crews were called to Northwest Area High School near Shickshinny around 3 p.m. Saturday.Firefighters smashed windows and cut holes into the roof to vent out all the smoke.The fire was knocked down quickly.A state police fire m

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-08-18 22:01:40

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SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

Thosands left without power in Luzerne County

Goldstein's Deli in Kingston went dark, as well as traffic lights, and other surrounding homes and businesses.PPL reports upwards of $2,000 customers lost electricity throughout Kingston, Edwardsville, Larksville and surrounding areas.The blackout began around 6 P.M. on what PPL blames as a tripped

PAHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-18 03:47:46

Canal Festival in Wayne County

PALMYRA TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- People were treated to some music and much more at the annual Canal Festival in Wayne County on Saturday.The Wayne County Historical Society hosted the event near Hawley for the sixth year now.The festival celebrates the history of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, which took c

WNEP-TV 16 - 2018-08-18 23:16:02

My Corner, Your Corner: It was a banner week for city of Pittston | The Sunday Dispatch

Luzerne County Community College, LCCC to most, held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for downtown Pittston’s latest success story.

PSDISPATCH.COM - 2018-08-18 19:15:00

McDonald’s Restaurant on Route 315 in Pittston Township to undergo remodelling | The Sunday Dispatch

The restaurant’s drive-thru will be closed from Monday, Aug. 20 to Monday, Aug. 27 as it undergoes an upgrade that includes the installation of new digital menu boards.


Hanover Township man charged with rape | Times Leader

Keith David Eichler, 19, of Steele Street, surrendered on rape and related offenses after township police alleged he raped a woman inside his residence while his parents were away the night of May 12 and May 13.


Accused Scranton Crook Arrested in Washington State

SCRANTON, Pa. — A man wanted for a violent armed robbery in Scranton has been found in Washington state.Carlos Perez was taken into custody Friday morning with help from the U.S. Marshals.Authorities believe he is the masked robberwho beat a clerkat the E-Fuel on Pittston Avenue back in January.Offi