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‘Walking the Camino’ Explores a Treacherous Trek Through Spain

Screens: In the Middle Ages, pilgrims walked the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago de Compostela as a pilgrimage to the tomb of Apostle St. James. It was an... By Stephen James Ross 10/22/2014
SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

News: Data and records obtained by the Current show that between January 1, 2013, and early October of this year the... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta and Elaine Wolff 10/22/2014
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
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  • SA Design Maven D’Ette Cole and the Topography of Junk D’Ette Cole has been an artist, interior designer, antiques dealer and even a pie. Simply put, she notices everything, and has built her career on... | 10/22/2014
  • Lackawanna County budget hearing today SCRANTON — Lackawanna County commissioners will hold the first of four public hearings on the tentative 2015 county budget today at 11 a.m. in the commissioners’ conference room, Lackawanna County Administration Building, 200 Adams Ave. General fund expen | 10/22/2014
  • Inspector finds multiple violations at Best Western in Dunmore DUNMORE — A Tigue Street hotel that was shuttered after a carbon monoxide incident in August must address fire hazards and other safety issues before it will be allowed to reopen, building inspectors said. More than 200 people were evacuated from the Best | 10/22/2014
  • DEP takes over Archbald culm fire response The state Department of Environmental Protection has taken the lead in an effort to quench a coal refuse fire in Archbald. Firefighters with Archbald, Eynon, Justus and Olyphant companies battled the blaze most of the day Monday at Ed Staback Regional Par | 10/22/2014
  • Longtime Times-Tribune assistant managing editor dies John J. Murphy Jr., who helped guide the newsroom at The Scranton Times and its successor, The Times-Tribune, during one of the most decorated periods in the newspaper’s long history, died Tuesday after a long battle against cancer. Mr. Murphy, 61, of Dun | 10/22/2014
  • Pocono schiools searched Tuesday as manhunt for Frein continues POCONO TWP. — State police and FBI teams searched the Pocono Mountain School District’s Swiftwater Campus on Tuesday after two possible sightings of Eric Matthew Frein in four days. A snack stand on the campus was found unlocked and all of the buildings w | 10/22/2014
  • Hunting ban lifted in Pike County The Pennsylvania Game Commission lifted its ban on hunting and trapping in Pike County. | 10/21/2014
  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies WASHINGTON — Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93. | 10/21/2014
  • Happy Hour Hound: Hits and misses at Market on Houston The redesign of the Sheraton Gunter this past April gave a bit of life to the hotel’s eatery. Now known as the Market on... | 10/22/2014
  • Alamo Ice House Brings Hill Country to Downtown There was a special kind of draw at Alamo Ice House on a recent Tuesday evening. A handful of weeks after opening its... | 10/22/2014
  • Rubbermaid layoffs to start in December Employees of Rubbermaid will likely face layoffs this December. Rubbermaid Commercial Products is closing its doors, as announced in February, and will shut down the plant by September 2015 because it is consolidating operations to its Winchester, Virgini | 10/22/2014
  • County holds biannual federal nuclear disaster exercise If there is a disaster at either of the two nearest power plants, Schuylkill County would provide mass support for evacuees. An emergency operations center was opened Tuesday at the Schuylkill County Communications Center to make sure emergency personnel | 10/22/2014
  • The sound of radio silence: WARM transmitter fails, station off air Northeast Pennsylvania’s former longtime dominant AM radio station has been knocked off the air for the past month due to technical difficulties: Its old transmitter failed. WARM-AM — which debuted in 1940, pioneered rock ’n’ roll on NEPA airwaves in the | 10/22/2014
  • Banks show interest in giving Scranton short-term loan In what is viewed as a good sign, Scranton has had interest from several banks that might be willing to provide the city with a routine, short-term loan early next year, officials said. Representatives of the city and four local banks met recently about t | 10/22/2014
  • Odds improving for breast cancer victims Every pink ribbon tied to a lamp post or pinned to a shirt reminds Caroline Merino of her journal entries and the two photos. In the first picture, taken about three years ago, her wavy blonde hair runs down below her shoulders. The next shows a nearly ba | 10/22/2014
  • Letters to the Editor 10/21/2014 Approve pipeline Editor: It is simply ridiculous for the Obama administration to continue dragging its feet on the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. We have waited five years for this important addition to our nation’s energy infrastructure. That is l | 3/21/2014
  • Back stabber gets 7.5 to 18 years In December, Sheldon Goodridge stabbed his ex-girlfriend’s new man in the neck and back. On Tuesday, Lackawanna County Judge Michael Barrasse gave him 7½ to 15 years in state prison, plus two years of probation. The victim, Hever Bahamonde, was dating Adr | 10/22/2014
  • St. Tropez Tobacco Outlet sited for liquor violation DICKSON CITY — The state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement cited St. Tropez Tobacco Outlet LLC for violating a state liquor law. For 11 months between Oct. 3, 2013, and Sept. 3, the store at 2258 Business Route 6 failed to notify the bureau of a change | 10/22/2014
  • COLTS receives four phantom rider review proposals SCRANTON — Four firms have submitted proposals to determine how the County of Lackawanna Transit System inflated the senior ridership numbers it reported to the state. The COLTS board is expected to award the contract for a forensic audit no later than it | 10/22/2014
  • Scranton man accused of indecent assault agrees to pay fine SCRANTON — A city man accused of molesting a sleeping friend over Memorial Day weekend pleaded guilty Tuesday to a lesser charge. John Bove, 25, 416 Cherry St., was charged in June with indecent assault after police said he inappropriately touched a woman | 10/22/2014
  • PENN STATE: Nittany Lions' Diffenbach working way back from injury Penn State’s embattled offensive line might be getting a boost as early as Saturday’s game against Ohio State. During his weekly teleconference Tuesday, coach James Franklin didn’t exactly rule out the possibility that guard Miles Dieffenbach, who has mis | 10/22/2014
  • PIAA TENNIS: Abington Heights rolls in Class AAA; Scranton Prep wins in Class AA S. ABINGTON TWP. — Caroline Mattise and Rachel Smertz learned from their first clashes against the No. 2 and No. 3 players from Manheim Township. Playing with much more confidence, Mattise and Smertz won their singles matches in straight sets and sparked | 10/22/2014
  • PIAA GOLF: Five from Lackawanna come up empty YORK — Five golfers tried and failed to bring home a medal as the individual PIAA golf tournament wrapped up Tuesday at Heritage Hills Resort in York. No one took that harder than Scranton Prep’s Chris Cerminaro. As a sophomore, Cerminaro finished fifth i | 10/22/2014
  • $entry.name “Here come the nurse with money in her purse/ Here come the ladies and men/ You push it all in, and you’ve no chance to win/ You play ’em on down to the end” — from “Huck’s Tune,” by Bob Dylan She was down in the passing lane, legs splayed beneath her, ey | 10/22/2014
  • Chris Kelly: Loyalty offers a cut above “Baby’s heads have no hair; Old men’s heads are just as bare. Between the cradle and the grave; Lies a haircut and a shave.” — Samuel Hoffenstein, (1890-1947) As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. | 7/13/2014
  • SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness Data and records obtained by the Current show that between January 1, 2013, and early October of this year the... | 10/22/2014
  • Royals shut down Warriors WILKES-BARRE — Every time Wyoming Area’s Bree Bednarski rushed downfield in Tuesday’s game, frantic shouts of “Don’t let her shoot” would ring out from Holy Redeemer fans. | 10/22/2014
  • District 2 CLASS AA Girls Soccer Preview A look at District 2 Class AA Girls Soccer | 10/22/2014
  • Balanced attack powers Dallas past Berwick DALLAS — The Dallas Mountaineers made a statement that they have the fire power to compete for the District 2 Class AA title with an opening-round 9-0 victory over Berwick on Tuesday. | 10/22/2014
  • Penguins lose game, goalie A road trip that began with a couple of wins ended with the worst-case scenario for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Tuesday night. | 10/22/2014
  • Redeemer star picks Iona Alexis Lewis, a star athlete at Holy Redeemer, has chose to attend and play basketball at Iona College following graduation. | 10/22/2014
  • D-11 VOLLEYBALL: Tide fall in 4 sets to Stroudsburg Pottsville head coach Maria Sherakas kept waiting. After her Crimson Tide girls’ volleyball team had won the first set of Tuesday’s District 11 Class AAA Tournament first-round match against Stroudsburg in the Pottsville boys’ gymnasium, she was waiting f | 10/22/2014
  • PENN STATE: Nittany Lions' Diffenbach working way back from injury Penn State’s embattled offensive line might be getting a boost as early as Saturday’s game against Ohio State. During his weekly teleconference Tuesday, coach James Franklin didn’t exactly rule out the possibility that guard Miles Dieffenbach, who has mis | 10/22/2014
  • PENN STATE: Dieffenbach may return vs. Buckeyes STATE COLLEGE — Penn State’s embattled offensive line might be getting a boost as early as Saturday’s game against Ohio State. During his weekly teleconference Tuesday, coach James Franklin didn’t exactly rule out the possibility that guard Miles Dieffenb | 10/22/2014
  • D-11 GIRLS' SOCCER: Panthers rally to down Pottsville in Class AAA 1st-round game Pottsville was in position to win its first district postseason game in three years Tuesday. Unfortunately for the Crimson Tide, the tide did indeed turn in the second half. Nicole Brigante and Kathrynn Gonzalez capped off a dominating second half for Poc | 10/22/2014
  • Tunkhannock grad helped mentor Royals’ Butler All coaches want their players to succeed. | 10/22/2014
  • Times, dates for soccer playoffs changed The playing dates and starting times for several District 11 soccer quarterfinals involving Schuylkill County teams have been changed. Here’s a list of those games affected: Boys’ Class A • Williams Valley at Schuylkill Haven, moved to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, | 10/22/2014
  • District 11 Cross Country preview When: Today Where: Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course Race times: Class AAA boys, 2 p.m.; Class AAA girls, 2:30 p.m.; Class A boys, 3 p.m.; Class A girls, 3:30 p.m.; Class AA boys, 4:10 p.m.; Class AA girls, 4:40 p.m. Course length: 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) | 10/22/2014
  • Failure Is Not an Option: George Lopez returns to SA It is evident comedian George Lopez is still a little sensitive about the on-again, off-again relationship he’s had with television. Whatever the... | 10/22/2014
  • Namedropper, Oct. 22, 2014 Châteauroux pals meet in Cleveland Bill Jones of Moosic visited Cleveland and reconnected with Air Force buddies with whom he was stationed at Orly Field in Paris and Châteauroux-Déols Air Base in France from 1962 through 1965. Bill, Ed Gillick of Londond | 10/22/2014
  • YAO Food Truck Delivers Asian Goods There are two things to love about the YAO food truck. The first being the truck’s actual mobility as it hops along from lunch... | 10/22/2014
  • Scranton man arrested for choking girlfriend Police arrested a Scranton man after they said he beat and choked his girlfriend last week. On Oct. 13, Anthony Jordan, 26, 1310 W. Elm St., and his girlfriend, Valerie Jankowski, argued after she accused him of phoning another woman, police said. During | 10/22/2014
  • Bill closes blight cleanup loopholes HARRISBURG — Municipal officials will get more power to force absentee landlords and shell corporations to fix up blighted properties under legislation that awaits the governor’s signature. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Kurt Masser, R-107, Ralpho Twp., w | 10/22/2014
  • Scranton students to be cited for underaged drinking Nineteen Scranton High School students will be cited for underage drinking after authorities found alcohol on a bus that transported them to a football game against Delaware Valley on Friday. Chad Stewart, police chief for Eastern Pike Regional Police Dep | 10/22/2014
  • Regional briefs REGIONAL BRIEFS Harrison Avenue lane to close SCRANTON — UGI Utilities will be restricting traffic to one lane on the 300 block of Harrison Avenue between Linden Street and Mulberry Street for road restoration starting today. The road restrictions will oc | 10/22/2014
  • Carroll: Trans lawdidn’t raise gas cost WILKES-BARRE — State Rep. Mike Carroll praised a $2.3 billion transportation law aimed at restoring the state’s crumbling infrastructure, saying Tuesday he does not believe it has led to high gas prices. The average price of gasoline on Tuesday in the Wil | 10/22/2014
  • Around the Region, Oct. 22, 2014 n Ashland: At a recent meeting of the Ashland Area Rotary Club, guest speaker David Schreffler, field representative for Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, said the company is a fraternal organization and is not for profit. Its revenue is given | 10/22/2014
  • Occupancy permit fees raised in West Mahanoy Township SHENANDOAH HEIGHTS — The cost of an occupancy permit in West Mahanoy Township was raised during Tuesday’s supervisors meeting. The supervisors adopted Resolution 2014-7 to raise the permit application fee from $25 to $100. The resolution amends a resoluti | 10/22/2014
  • 6 Sinfully Good Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in SA Cheesy Jane’s. Multiple locations, cheesyjanes.com. If the name is any indicator, this San Antonio staple doesn’t mess around when it comes to... | 10/22/2014
  • Cartwright, Moylan debate immigration, Ebola BETHLEHEM — On questions ranging from U.S. treatment of the Ebola outbreak to immigration reform, the two candidates vying to represent the 17th Congressional District squared off during a debate Tuesday before an audience of Lehigh Valley voters. The deb | 10/22/2014
  • Bill closes blight cleanup loophole HARRISBURG — Municipal officials will get more power to force absentee landlords and shell corporations to fix up blighted properties under legislation that awaits the governor’s signature. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Kurt Masser, R-107, would make cor | 10/22/2014
  • Value Vino: Online resources for wine knowledge For last year’s article celebrating Texas Wine Month, I made reference to an iPhone/Android app called txwinepassport designed to facilitate and... | 10/22/2014
  • PIAA GOLF: One streak ends, another continues YORK — One string came to an end. Another far more unusual streak continued. Lackawanna League golfers didn’t capture any individual medals at this year’s PIAA golf championships at Heritage Hills Resort, the first time that has happened since 2008. But t | 10/22/2014
  • Pens fall; Zatkoffinjured in defeat A road trip that began with a couple of wins ended with the worst-case scenario for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Tuesday. Not only did Mike Sislo score twice to lead the Albany Devils to a 4-0 victory, the Penguins lost No. 1 goaltender Jeff Zatk | 10/22/2014
  • Carbondale Area coach, referee Miller dies Jim Miller Sr. was an engaging motivator, who strongly influenced the football players he coached and his fellow referees. He died late Monday after a battle with cancer, leaving a void in the Carbondale Area sports community and the fraternity of local o | 10/22/2014
  • Marywood tops Immaculata Kimberly Vogan had a goal and an assist to lead Marywood University to a 3-0 win over Immaculata University in a women’s soccer game Tuesday. Brianna Untener and Mackenzie Mitchell also scored for the Pacers, who outshot Immaculata, 16-5. Keystone 1, Ceda | 10/22/2014
  • Immigration, Ebola topics for debate between Cartwright and Moylan BETHLEHEM — On questions ranging from U.S. treatment of the Ebola outbreak to immigration reform, the two candidates vying to represent the 17th Congressional District squared off during a debate Tuesday before an audience of Lehigh Valley voters. The deb | 10/22/2014
  • Full slate of debates planned for state races Voters can hear candidates for state House and Senate seats talk issues during a series of pre-election debates starting today. State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich, D-114, Taylor, will debate Republican challenger Melanie Madeira of Moosic at 7 tonight in th | 10/22/2014
  • The Infinite Blues of Woodstock Alums Canned Heat Thirty-two bands played the original Woodstock back in 1969. Of those 32, two are still at it today. And if you discount Santana on the grounds that he’s really more a guy than a band at this point, well, that just leaves Canned Heat. Half a century is a | 10/22/2014
  • Hammert lifts Prep Justin Hammert scored two goals, including the go-ahead score with 40 seconds remaining in the second half to lift No. 9 Scranton Prep to a 2-1 win over No. 8 Tunkhannock in a District 2 Class AA first-round boys soccer game Tuesday. Aidan Cronin scored f | 10/22/2014
  • HS ROUNDUP: Lake-Lehman defeats Lackawanna Trail in D2 field hockey Maranda Moosic scored a pair of second-half goals to lead Lake-Lehman to a 3-0 win over Lackawanna Trail in a District 2 Class AA first-round field hockey game Tuesday. Lilli Stepanski also scored for Lake-Lehman, which will play Wyoming Seminary in the s | 10/22/2014
  • Councilman wants mayor to step down A political rift between Hazleton’s mayor and council members deepened Tuesday after a councilman called for circulating a petition that would demand the mayor resign from his elected post. With council and Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi battling over just about e | 10/22/2014
  • Freeze on corruption figure’s money denied A federal judge says he will not intervene to freeze a multimillion-dollar settlement that is due to corruption figure and disbarred lawyer Robert Powell for his work in a national environmental contamination lawsuit. Attorneys representing thousands of j | 10/22/2014
  • Judge refused to drop charges for man suspected of car, license plate theft Lee Sokalsky has a busy court schedule ahead of him. Already charged with robbing a bank in Hazle Township, the Blakely man sat through a preliminary hearing Tuesday in which Magisterial District Judge John Pesota refused to dismiss charges that Sokalsky | 10/22/2014
  • American Cancer Society opens new resource center The Greater Hazleton Unit of the American Cancer Society invites everyone to its new resource center, located at the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton, 1701 E. Broad St., Hazleton. “We want to emphasize that the center is open to all Greater Hazleton ar | 10/22/2014
  • Visit may offer companies ways to overcome defense cuts Department of Defense spending cuts have hit some Northeastern Pennsylvania companies hard and they are about to get some help. Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker will visit Gentex Corp. in Simpson tod | 10/22/2014
  • Many state lawmakers don’t need to be back Pennsylvania’s Legislature completed an undistinguished two-year session Monday by demonstrating why so many of its members don’t deserve to come back. The House quickly passed two pieces of terrible legislation Monday — diminishing gun safety and free sp | 10/22/2014
  • Home invasion suspects sought in West Hazleton West Hazleton police are looking for two men who broke into a borough home, threatened the resident and stole items early Tuesday. Police said it was about 2:20 a.m. when they were dispatched by Luzerne County 911 to the 300 block of Winters Avenue for a | 10/22/2014
  • Pedestrian injured by thief driving white van A pedestrian sustained serious injuries when struck by a fleeing thief in a white van Monday afternoon, Hazleton police said. The victim was treated by emergency personnel and taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton before being flown to Lehigh Valley Ho | 10/22/2014
  • Man robbed by two men at gunpoint in Hazleton A man was robbed at gunpoint in the area of Ninth and James streets in Hazleton just after 10 p.m. Monday, police said. The victim told police that two black men approached him and one pointed a handgun at him and demanded his property, officers said. The | 10/22/2014
  • Rotting walls, bowing structure make building dangerous A vacant building in the Heights section of Hazleton is on the verge of collapse. Officials from the city fire department and code enforcement office visited an unstable structure, located on West Court to the rear of 520 S. Poplar St., early Tuesday afte | 10/22/2014
  • Step Off: How Kacey Musgraves won Nashville Though she was born in 1988 and released her first recordings at the age of 14, Texas native Kacey Musgraves has always... | 10/22/2014
  • Spiller injury opens door for Dixon, Brown All C.J. Spiller ever needed was an opportunity. He’s been the most talented running back on the Buffalo Bills for years and has put up big numbers at times. But pesky veteran Fred Jackson has always been around to steal touches and worse, touchdowns. No | 10/22/2014
  • John P. Wills Oct. 21, 2014 John P. Wills, 60, of Drums died Tuesday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. He was born in Hazleton, the son of the late Frank S. and Jean (Miano) Wills. John operated Mt. Laurel Enterprises, known for its heavy equipment sales. He | 10/22/2014
  • Dolores T. Podlesny Oct. 20, 2014 Dolores T. Podlesny, 87, of Tresckow, passed away Monday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown, where she had been a patient for the past month. Born in Tresckow and a 1944 graduate of Hazleton High School, she was the daughter of the late Joh | 10/22/2014
  • Laura Novy Oct. 21, 2014 Laura Novy of McAdoo died Tuesday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Stanley E. Anilosky Funeral Home, McAdoo. | 10/22/2014
  • Leon T. Karis Oct. 19, 2014 Leon T. Karis, 94, formerly of Hazleton and who had resided at the Laurels Senior Living Community, passed away Sunday at St. Luke Manor, Hazleton. He was born in Hazleton, son of the late Caspir and Antonia (Kermoski) Karis and resided in t | 10/22/2014
  • Mary J. Curcio Oct. 19, 2014 Mary J. Curcio, 93, a resident at The Pavilion at Saint Luke Village, Hazleton, and formerly of both Hazleton and West Hazleton, was called home by the Lord while a patient in the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. Born in Harwood on Sept. 13, | 10/22/2014
  • Dorothy Powell Antera Oct. 20, 2014 Dorothy Powell Antera, 90, of Hazle Township passed away Monday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. She was the beloved wife of Anthony T. Antera for more than 65 years. Born in Norwalk, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Eli | 10/22/2014
  • Pair charged in 2nd robbery Two men previously arrested for the armed robbery of a Dorrance Township gas station were allegedly involved in the same type of crime prior to that at a Hazleton convenience store. Hazleton police charged Dennis Cosgrove, 30, White Haven, and Daniel J. K | 10/22/2014
  • List of charges grows against Frackville man A Frackville man arrested on an assault warrant faces additional charges after freeing himself from restraints three times while in custody Sunday at the Hazleton police department. Zaheer Rasheed, 26, was spotted driving a vehicle in the area of Fourth a | 10/22/2014
  • Manslaughter trial ready to proceed in Schuylkill court It is a homicide case — but not a murder case — that is scheduled to start today in Schuylkill County Court. Kimberly Hons, 34, of Mahanoy City, whom prosecutors alleged fatally stabbed her mother’s boyfriend in December 2013 in their house, is slated to | 10/22/2014
  • Police, Oct. 22 State police seek info on vandalism Someone removed the front grill from Joan M. Humenick’s 2008 Chevrolet Equinox and fled the scene undetected, state police at Hazleton said. The grill is valued at about $500. Troopers ask anyone with information to con | 10/22/2014
  • Lewisburg teen arrested on drug charges When Sugarloaf Township police checked the car of an 18-year-old driver, they said they found marijuana, pipes and glass jars of a homemade mix of apple-pie flavored alcohol that he said he sold to students at Penn State Hazleton. Daniel J. Hecker of Lewi | 10/22/2014
  • The Otherworldly Appeal of Pure X’s ‘Heaven’ Before we treat the music of Pure X’s third LP Angel, let’s take a moment to appreciate the airbrushed brilliance of its album art. On a... | 10/22/2014
  • ‘Walking the Camino’ Explores a Treacherous Trek Through Spain In the Middle Ages, pilgrims walked the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago de Compostela as a pilgrimage to the tomb of Apostle St. James. It was an... | 10/22/2014
  • Shenandoah council, public discuss street parking SHENANDOAH — Parking restrictions on side streets and possible changes of travel direction on those side streets were discussed at Monday’s borough council meeting. The subjects were raised by residents during the public portion, with the main issue being | 10/22/2014
  • Mahanoy City manslaughter trial set to start It is a homicide case, but not a murder case, that is scheduled to start today in Schuylkill County Court. Kimberly Hons, 34, of Mahanoy City, whom prosecutors alleged fatally stabbed her mother’s boyfriend in December 2013 in their house, is slated to go | 10/22/2014
  • Senior expo offers flu vaccine as illness hits county The flu has hit Schuylkill County. The state Department of Health reported there are three confirmed cases of the flu since Sept. 28, the start of records being kept for the flu season. A breakdown of where in Schuylkill County those cases are was not ava | 10/22/2014
  • DEP lifts Pine Brook, Deer Lake sewer ban The state Department of Environmental Protection recently lifted the sewer moratorium in place for Deer Lake borough and the Pine Brook section of West Brunswick Township. The DEP lifted the ban due to guidelines being met upon the completion of the Deer | 10/22/2014
  • Pocono schiools searched Tuesday as manhunt for Frein continues POCONO TWP. — State police and FBI teams searched the Pocono Mountain School District’s Swiftwater Campus on Tuesday after two possible sightings of Eric Matthew Frein in four days. A snack stand on the campus was found unlocked and all of the buildings w | 10/22/2014
  • Judge denies attorneys’ request to freeze Powell windfall A federal judge says he will not intervene to freeze a multimillion-dollar settlement that is due to corruption figure and disbarred lawyer Robert Powell for his work in a national environmental contamination lawsuit. Attorneys representing thousands of j | 10/22/2014
  • Award still bears kids-for-cash figure’s name As wealthy real estate developer Robert K. Mericle sits in federal prison this evening, the admitted felon will be celebrated when a community award in his name is handed out at a $100-per-plate dinner at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre. The Wilkes- | 10/22/2014
  • W-B man pleads guilty to murder in case tied to basketball game dispute Wilkes-Barre homicide suspect Shauntae Thomas pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally shooting a man following a fight between their teenage sons on a city basketball court in April 2013. As part of his plea, Thomas agreed to serve six to 12 years in prison — t | 10/22/2014
  • Chamber close to bringing market to downtown W-B WILKES-BARRE — Wico van Genderen, chief executive officer of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry, told about 170 business leaders Tuesday morning that a small market is moving downtown and “coming to a theater near you.” He would not | 10/21/2014
  • Court notes 10/22/14 Louis Lamoreaux and Jennifer Lamoreaux to Paul T. Gritman for $150,000; Dallas Township. Lantec LTD to Janice C. Keil for $189,900; Plains Township. Manuel H. Lopez to Melida Vasquez for $95,000; Hazleton. Stuart A. Gitomer and Marie D. Gitomer to Jonatho | 10/22/2014
  • Harveys Lake council approves final plans for former Hanson’s site HARVEYS LAKE — More than a decade after the Hanson family sold the land their amusement park once occupied, the new owners are ready to ride. Borough council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a retooled plan for Villas at Waterwood LLC, a residentia | 10/22/2014
  • Magisterial courts appeal to county not to cut jobs Faced with a budget proposal that would gut the county’s magisterial district court staffing, judges and their staffs appeared in force before Luzerne County Council on Tuesday night with one message: Don’t do it. Court Administrator Mike Shucosky told co | 10/22/2014
  • The Home Vidiot: Monsters lurk in Halloween videos Hello, movie lovers. It’s a rough job, but I watch one film a day in the search for the offbeat, the arty, the foreign, the alternative, the classic... | 10/22/2014
  • John Murphy, ‘old-school’ Scranton Times editor, dies at 61 John J. Murphy Jr., who helped guide the newsroom at The Scranton Times and its successor, The Times-Tribune, during one of the most decorated periods in the newspaper’s long history, died Tuesday after a lengthy battle against cancer. Murphy, 61, of Dunm | 10/22/2014