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Luzerne County restaurant inspections Sept. 10-16: Food stored for undetermined time
The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According 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, long-
Fall colors the payback for our cool, wet summer
Experts are predicting that the region will be painted in a vibrant palette of reds, oranges and yellows this fall foliage season. "We're forecasting a good fall foliage pattern here across the northeastern United States, including the Hazleton area," said Bob Smerbeck, an AccuWeather meteorologis
Ideal weather for local apple growers
MARK MORAN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Greg Heller owns Heller Orchard with his wife, Andrea, in Wapwallopen. The orchard will host the 29th annual Apple Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22. The weather has been kind to local apple growers. Plenty of rain, warm days and cool nights have created p
Buddy Walk supports people touched by Down syndrome
Emma Martin, 10, of Freeland, and cousin Ava Kolubinskyj, 5, of Cresco, play during the Buddy Walk event in support of children with Down syndrome at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday. Jonathan Shaffer, 7, of Drums, leads his team, called 'Benjamin's Buddy Brigade' in support of brother Benjam
Paws in the Park benefits Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.
Residence: Scranton Professional background:Director of development for Children's Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania Title: Interim director of the animal shelter Q: What was the inspiration for holding this multifaceted event? A: Paws in the Park is a family-friendly event which off
Pa. Auditor General: Child-welfare system 'broken'
Barry Finn, chairman of Luzerne County's Children and Youth Advisory Board, issued a public plea urging citizens to consider applying for unpaid seats on the board. Finn said the board should have approximately 25 members, and only 10 seats are currently filled. Applications are posted on the county
Ruptured Gas Line Leads to Power Outage in Luzerne County
LARKSVILLE -- A ruptured gas line left about 1,700 people without power in Luzerne County. Police say a construction crew on Greenwave Boulevard ruptured the line in Larksville. The power was turned off as a precaution, and surrounding streets were closed to traffic. At last check, power has been re
Court sidesteps decision on fracking regulations
DENVER (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to rescind them. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said it would be a waste of time t
Benefit raises funds for family struck by car
RICE TWP. - Saturday saw two developments in the case of a family badly hurt when a car plowed into them near their Rice Twp. home last month. First, township police announced that an investigation into the accident will be completed soon. Also, friends, neighbors and strangers participated in Hope
Fundraiser held for Mountain Top family hit by car
Joe Rowski, uncle of Nina Herbst, who was struck by a vehicle in Mountain Top, cooks food on a grill during a fundraiser Saturday to benefit the Herbst family at the American Legion in Mountain Top. Band members, who wished not to be identified, play during the Herbst family benefit at the American
Nearly everybody pays health premiums, why not teachers?
Should public school teachers pay premiums toward their health care? A poll taken anywhere outside of the teachers' lounge would likely result in an overwhelming vote for "yes." Those voting "yes" would not necessarily be anti-teacher or anti-union. They would be voting out of a sense of fairness b
Congressman to flood victims: 'God is telling you to move'
DALLAS (AP) - The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says victims of repeat flooding should consider Harvey's devastation a sign from on high. U.S. Rep. Jep Hensarling, a Republican from Dallas, said on CNBC during a segment on flood insurance Thursday that U.S. taxpayers should not
On Confederate symbols, the slope is getting slippery
The debate over the future of our nation's Confederate past has been raging for some time. And while the tactics and rhetoric of some who favor tearing down statues and renaming city streets, parks and buildings has ranged from inappropriate to outrageous, the arguments made by their more reasonable
Our view: Update law dealing with teacher strikes
As Dallas School District teachers launch their first strike of this year and second of this contract impasse, one obvious idea bears revisiting:Should public school teachers be legally barred from walking the picket line. The short answer is maybe. As noted in the space previously, one proposal in
Late Night Shooting in Luzerne County
HUNLOCK CREEK -- Few details are known about a shooting in Luzerne County. State Police tell Newswatch 16 an investigation has been completed, but would not provide any more details. Authorities wouldn't let us near the scene in Hunlock Creek, but say someone was shot late Friday night along Village
AROUND TOWN: Central grad Berardelli gladly facing campout
Scranton Central High School grad Paul Berardelli doesn't own any camping equipment. He's expecting to have plenty of people offering to supply him with gear for an overnight campout atop his high school. The 23-year education veteran and principal at Delsea Regional High School in southern New Jers
Mr. and Mrs. Francis O'Bell
They were attended by Mary Angela Sileo, sister of the bride, and the late Edward Shermonsky. Mrs. O'Bell is the daughter of the late Leonard and Angeline Pace. Prior to retirement, she worked in the nursing field. Mr. O'Bell is the son of Elizabeth O'Bell and the late Albert O'Bell. He is a grad
Featured high school performers entertain, pump up crowds
Miss Buck Dunmore High School Name: Marlena Pegula Age: 17 Grade: 12 Parents: Diane and Mark Pegula Fact: Marlena's costume features a hidden ladybug that honors her cousin, the late Carissa Dartt, a former homecoming queen who died in 2002. Miss Chief Lakeland Junior-Senior High School Name:
Body found in Lackawanna River in Old Forge to be examined Sunday
OLD FORGE - An autopsy on a man's body pulled from the Lackawanna River in Old Forge Friday will be performed Sunday. This was confirmed in an email sent late Friday evening by Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland. The autopsy will be performed to determine the circumstances surrounding the man
Chris Kelly: END TIMES?
If you're reading this, the world did not end Saturday, as predicted by an "end times expert" who sees female bosses, gay marriage and Millennials as signs of the Apocalypse. Today, self-described "Christian numerologist" David Meade is stuck updating the doomsday calendar he bought at Hobby Lobby