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  • Event honors students working toward a better life Until 2003, Ramiro Sierra lived on a farm with his family in Colombia and paid the “taxes” demanded by guerillas in the region. But after his father refused the fees, the rebels killed his sister, and the rest of the family fled the country. In search of “a better life,” most of his clan went to Spain, he said. But Mr. Sierra and his wife followed another sister to Northeast Pennsylvania and Mount Pocono, where he works in construction. It was here he found the Scranton Council of Literacy Advance, more commonly known as SCOLA, which provides free English and literacy lessons to immigrants as well as native-born Americans. | 4/25/2014
  • Scranton man pistol whips another during robbery attempt The price for oral sex was $80, but Kyle Collins pulled out a handgun instead of his wallet. The 28-year-old Scranton man demanded everything that the man and woman seated on his couch early Thursday had. Brittany Williams and Anthony Estrella had nothing to give, so Mr. Collins cracked the butt of his gun down against Mr. Estrella’s head three times and told him he would need an hour with Ms. Williams, according to a criminal complaint. | 4/25/2014
  • Still no sentence for former Scott Twp. police chief After attorneys disagreed over a plea deal — or whether it was even reached — sentencing for the former Scott Twp. police chief was delayed again Thursday. James Romano was scheduled to stand trial after he was charged with intimidation of a witness, obstruction of justice and solicitation of a witness to accept a bribe. Instead, he pleaded no contest to hindering prosecution in November. | 4/25/2014
  • Scranton's pension mess excalates: Deficit at $150 million At $150 million and counting, Scranton’s pension fund shortfall is at an all-time high. Soaring liabilities, coupled with a drastic decrease in assets, took a massive financial toll on the police, fire and nonunion pension funds between 2010 and 2012, causing the combined deficit to skyrocket by $36.6 million. And the news is expected to worsen in coming years as court-ordered increases in salaries for police officers and firefighters will add as much as $10.5 million in liability to their pension funds. | 4/25/2014
  • Scranton this year to open only half its pools again Scranton likely will only be able to open the same three pool facilities that were opened last year — Nay Aug Park, Weston Park and Weston Field, Mayor Bill Courtright said. “We’re going to try to open all the pools that were open last year,” Mr. Courtright said. | 4/25/2014
  • Judge: Tattoos out, photos in at Bonacci trial References to La Familia tattoos won’t be allowed at an upcoming murder trial, but photos of one of the accused with a handgun are OK, a Lackawanna County judge ruled Thursday. Jason Dominick and Neil Pal, both 23 and of Scranton, are set to stand trial Monday for first- and third-degree murder and conspiracy charges. | 4/25/2014
  • Musto's towering political career tainted by criminal charges Raphael J. Musto, whose political career of nearly four decades was tainted at its close by allegations that he took bribes and kickbacks, died Thursday at age 85 after battling liver disease and cancer. He died at his home Thursday morning surrounded by family, according to his niece, former Luzerne County district attorney Jacqueline Musto Carroll. | 4/25/2014
  • Former state Senator Musto dies Former state Sen. Raphael J. Musto died this morning at his home in Pittston Township, a relative confirmed. Musto, a Democrat who served for more than 30 years in the state General Assembly and briefly in the U.S. Congress, was recently released from a federal medical prison, where he had been held after being ruled not competent to stand trial on bribery charges. | 4/24/2014
  • From mine-scarred Wyoming Valley, Musto emerged an environmental senator Butchering meat and stocking shelves, Raphael Musto may not have seemed a likely successor to the state House of Representative seat occupied by his father, James Musto, who died in office in 1971. Local Democratic leaders spurned Raphael, who they knew as the de facto head of his father’s grocery, and endorsed someone else for the special election. As Mr. Musto finished night school, eventually earning a degree in accounting at King’s College, he turned to childhood friend and long-time GOP operative Pat Solano, who got him on the ticket as a Republican. Thus, the man known to most as Ray Musto got into state politics. | 4/25/2014
  • Musto's death leaves bribe allegations unresolved Raphael J. Musto’s death will leave allegations that he accepted more than $35,000 in bribes forever unresolved. | 4/25/2014
  • Quotes: Raphael J. Musto, 1929-2014 Fellow legislators remember former Sen. Raphael J. Musto | 4/25/2014
  • Timeline: Raphael J. Musto, 1929-2014 A timeline of events in the life of the late former Sen. Raphael J. Musto | 4/25/2014
  • Former Scott Twp. police chief's sentencing delayed again Prosecutors will review a plea deal one more time before the former Scott Twp. police chief is sentenced for inappropriate contact with a witness. | 4/15/2014
  • Johnson's sac fly helps B-Mets walk-off with win Kyle Johnson's sac fly in the bottom of the tenth inning plated Cory Vaughn with the game-winning run in the Binghamton Mets' 5-4 win over the Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium. With the game knotted at four in the tenth, Cory Vaughn | 4/25/2014
  • Wickwire pitches Towanda past CV WYSOX - Alaina Wickwire threw a two-hit shutout, striking out 13, as Towanda defeated Cowanesque Valley 9-0 in NTL softball action on Thursday. Wickwire didn't walk anyone and in the last two games she has allowed a total of three hits, no walks and no | 4/25/2014
  • Place powers Towanda's win over CV WYSOX - Nick Place had a three-run home run in a five-run fifth inning as Towanda picked up a 12-5 win over Cowanesque Valley in NTL baseball action on Thursday. Down 4-1 in the top of the fourth CV had a four-run inning to take a 5-4 lead. However, Tow | 4/25/2014
  • Tide's Stoner takes 4th place at Penn Relays PHILADELPHIA - Paige Stoner had yet another day to remember on the track - this time on one of the grandest stages in the sport. Stoner secured a fourth-place finish in the high school girls' 3,000 meters at the 117th annual Penn Relay Carnival at histor | 4/25/2014
  • Schuylkill Haven outlasts Marian SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - Nick Behm kept pounding the strike zone. Seven innings later, the Schuylkill Haven junior right-hander had given the Hurricanes one of their biggest wins so far this season. Behm scattered four hits, walked none and struck out seven a | 4/25/2014
  • Planning board OKs concept for Taco Bell in Saint Clair SAINT CLAIR - The Saint Clair Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved the preliminary plans to bring a Taco Bell restaurant to Coal Creek Commerce Center. "What's your construction time line looking like?" Charles Premich, planning commissio | 4/25/2014
  • Police investigate fire in Tamaqua TAMAQUA - Items consistent with cooking methamphetamine were found inside a Tamaqua apartment after firefighters were dispatched Wednesday night, according to borough police. Officers who arrived shortly after 10:30 p.m. saw smoke coming from under the d | 4/25/2014
  • County judge dismisses Big Diamond lawsuit A Schuylkill County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Big Diamond Raceway against Cass Township and its supervisors. In a one-page order filed April 17, Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin dismissed the lawsuit, sustaining preliminary objections filed by the | 4/25/2014
  • Blue Mountain Middle School teacher charged with sexually assaulting student ORWIGSBURG - A Blue Mountain Middle School teacher is out of the classroom after being charged with sexually assaulting a male student in March during a morning class. Lisa M. Barnes, 45, of Pottsville, faces one count each of corruption of minors and in | 4/25/2014
  • HS SOFTBALL: Alisauckas powers Pottsville over North Schuylkill FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - Pottsville's Morgan Alisauckas is learning a valuable lesson: It's a bad idea to try to hit home runs. Instead, just try to hit it hard somewhere. Think single. Think up the middle. In other words, as Crimson Tide coach Chuck Rinaldo s | 4/24/2014
  • Seeking a 'Hollywood' finish FORESTVILLE - It wasn't quite the reward that Hamburg's Dale Hartz was hoping to get in his first night of competition on the Big Diamond Speedway oval. By placing 24th in the feature and winning the Red, White & Blue Autos Inc. Hard Luck Award last Frid | 4/25/2014
  • HS BASEBALL: Pottsville upends North Schuylkill FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - Darion Jacoby seems to thrive in pressure situations. Thursday, the Pottsville freshman came through when his teammates needed him the most. Jacoby's two-out, two-strike single in the top of the seventh inning broke a tie and propelled | 4/25/2014
  • Car Collector Corner: Info on 1976 Buick Electra 225 Park Avenue Q: Hello Greg. I read your collector car column in my newspaper, which had a "Car Care" insert. I have a 1976 Buick Electra 225 Park Avenue with 46,000 miles on it. I am thinking of selling the car but I have no clue as to what the car is worth and if th | 4/25/2014
  • Notre Dame's Marshall signs with MU football This past season receiver Derek Marshall teamed with quarterback Hunter Thomas to give Notre Dame one of the more prolific passing offenses in the area. Next year Marshall and Thomas will be reunited playing sprint football at Mansfield University. First | 4/25/2014
  • RailRiders' comeback falls one run short MOOSIC - Hours before Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's game against Buffalo, scheduled starting pitcher Shane Greene was promoted to New York to help replace Yankees starting pitcherMichael Pineda, who on Wednesday was ejected for "possessing a foreign substance" | 4/25/2014
  • Underdog status motivates Ebbett, Pens against Sens WILKES-BARRE - Despite showing prolific play-making prowess in four years at the University of Michigan, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins center Andrew Ebbett was turning pro in the fall of 2006 with little fanfare. Undrafted and undersized, Ebbett didn't | 4/25/2014
  • Former senator Raphael J. Musto dies at 85 Raphael J. Musto, whose political career of nearly four decades was tainted at its close by allegations that he took bribes and kickbacks, died Thursday at age 85 after battling liver disease and cancer. Three weeks ago, the Pittston Township Democrat wa | 4/25/2014
  • Hundreds mourn family found dead after fire in vigil PETERSBURG - Well over 300 people filled the 700 block of Harding Street for a vigil honoring four victims found dead after a house fire early Saturday morning that is being investigated as a homicide by the Petersburg Bureau of Police. Tears, as well a | 4/25/2014
  • Final defendant in Rusty Mack murder to face trial in July COLONIAL HEIGHTS - The final defendant in the case of the beating death of Russell "Rusty" Mack will face a two-day trial in July. Margaret Blair Dacey is scheduled to stand trial July 17-18 in Colonial Heights Circuit Court. Dacey has been charged with | 4/25/2014
  • Re-enactment to offer visitors an 'immersive experience' CHESTERFIELD - Plans for the Bermuda Hundred 150th Anniversary have been under way since November 2013, and those involved with the event said the site will host a unique re-enactment this weekend that has not been seen in this region. Unlike other histo | 4/25/2014
  • Around the Region n Mahanoy City: Christ Lutheran Church, 10 E. Mahanoy St., will mark its 150th anniversary at 2 p.m. May 4 with a liturgy celebrated by the Rev. Dr. Samuel Zeiser, bishop of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Americ | 4/25/2014
  • Shenandoah Valley approves tentative budget with no tax increase SHENANDOAH - Shenandoah Valley School District taxpayers should see no tax increase in the coming fiscal year following the school board's approval Wednesday of the tentative final budget. The school board voted 6-0 to approve the proposed 2014-15 budget | 4/25/2014
  • Philly Pretzel Factory to give free treats Saturday to celebrate national holiday Philly Pretzel Factory in Saint Clair is adding a twist to everyone's day Saturday with free pretzels in celebration of National Pretzel Day. The local store at 400 Terry Rich Blvd. in Coal Creek Commerce Center will be joining others across the nation c | 4/25/2014
  • Environmental sustainability promoted at Penn State Schuylkill fair SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - In celebration of Earth Week, Penn State Schuylkill, along with local companies and organizations, participated in the annual Eco Fair on Thursday at the campus. The event was originally planned for Tuesday but was postponed due to inc | 4/25/2014
  • Hamburg man fined for harassing businessman ORWIGSBURG - A Berks County man must pay costs and a fine after being convicted of harassing a businessman in an incident in February in Orwigsburg. Gregory A. Dorang, 35, of Hamburg, is guilty of harassment and not guilty of defiant trespass, Magisteria | 4/25/2014
  • Prep Roundup - COLONIAL HEIGHTS 7, MEADOWBROOK 2 SINGLES Nguyen (MBK) d Jeong (CH) 8-3 Bousquet (CH) d Hairston (MBK) 8-2 Megan Moran (CH) d Ferebe (MBK) 8-8 (7-5) Scott (CH) d Guzman (MBK) 8-1 Michelle Moran (CH) d Perez (MBK) 8-0 Nguyen (CH) d Mosby (MBK) 8-4 DOUBL | 4/25/2014
  • Locals compete at Penn Relays In the women's college 5,000 meter championship at the Penn Relays Troy graduate Casey Norton, of Shippensburg, finished 22nd in 17:38.17. Casey's sister Lauren finished 25th for Mansfield in 17:42.85 and her teammate Kristy Scordino finished 26th in 17 | 4/25/2014
  • Notre Dame golf tops Waverly The Notre Dame golf team got a 38 from Mike Stearns as they picked up a 218-259 win over Waverly at Mark Twain Golf Course on Thursday. Stearns earned medalist honors, shooting five shots better than anyone else on the day. Zach Brand shot a 43 for Notr | 4/25/2014
  • Former Sen. Raphael Musto dies Raphael J. Musto, whose political career of nearly four decades was tainted at its close by allegations that he took bribes and kickbacks, died Thursday at age 85 after battling liver disease and cancer. Three weeks ago, the Pittston Township Democrat wa | 4/25/2014
  • Correction Correction An item submitted by the Prince George County Police Department and published April 6, 2014 edition of The Progress-Index indicated that Veta Greggar, 74, had been arrested for trespassing. That information was incorrect and she was never char | 4/25/2014
  • Gillingham board appoints new secretary The Gillingham Board of Trustees appointed board member Lisa Haldeman as its new secretary Thursday. Haldeman is replacing the previous secretary, board member Fred Anderson, who resigned at the February meeting and was one of the original members when G | 4/25/2014
  • Frackville approves roadwork bid for Mahanoy Street FRACKVILLE - The borough council accepted the low bid of $62,999 for the Mahanoy Street paving project during April's meeting. The bid was received from Hazleton Site Contractors/Reading Materials and opened at borough council's March meeting. It was one | 4/25/2014
  • BOSTON - Michael Pineda says he was just trying to get a better grip on the ball. Now, he won't need one for a while. A day after being caught using pine tar on the mound, the New York Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games by the commissioner's offi | 4/25/2014
  • Richmond hopes to boost fan experience RICHMOND - They are calling it "Track Takeover" at Richmond International Raceway, and track President Dennis Bickmeier hopes allowing fans onto the racing surface a few hours before race time on Saturday night will not only improve their experience at t | 4/25/2014
  • Warriors shut down the Royals in softball PRINCE GEORGE - For Matoaca softball coach Scott Driskill, it took him and his program a long time to defeat one of the best teams in the Central Region in Prince George. Having broken the seal last year, Driskill was glad to leave Prince George on a hig | 4/25/2014
  • College Softball EDWARDSVILLE - Penn State Hazleton split a pair of softball games with Wilkes on Tuesday. The Lady Lions won the opener 8-4 and dropped the nightcap 11-2. The Lions belted out 11 hits in their victory. Hazleton Area graduate Carly Rossi and Andrea Quillm | 4/25/2014
  • PSU York sweeps DH from local Lions Penn State York turned up its offense late in both games to sweep a Penn State University Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader from host Penn State Hazleton on Wednesdays. The visiting Lions scored six runs over the final two innings to pull away fo | 4/25/2014
  • Miners surge by Bears MAHANOY CITY - Lindsey Snyder collected four hits, including a pair of doubles, as Minersville outslugged Mahanoy Area 23-6 on Thursday in a Schuylkill League Division II-III crossover matchup. Emily Mealey clubbed a pair of doubles as part of Minersvill | 4/25/2014
  • H.S. Lacrosse WVC Crestwood 15, Tunkhannock 0 - Jay Popson scored seven goals and assisted on three others and Andy Bobynskyj added four goals and six assists as the Comets blanked visiting Tunkhannock. Ryan Margin scored twice and assisted on one goal for Crestwood. | 4/25/2014
  • Late rally sparks Tide past Spartans Darion Jacoby seems to thrive in pressure situations. Thursday, the Pottsville freshman came through when his teammates needed him the most. Jacoby's two-out, two-strike single in the top of the seventh inning broke a tie and propelled the Crimson Tide t | 4/25/2014
  • Streisel 7th at Penn Relays PHILADELPHIA - Former Tamaqua Area High School standout Christine Streisel, a freshman at Duke University, placed seventh in the college women's javelin throw Thursday at the prestigious Penn Relays. Streisel, who placed first in the javelin at the Penn | 4/25/2014
  • H.S. Softball WVC ❑ Hazleton Area 7, Coughlin 3 - At Plains, Hope Kinney lined three singles and a sacrafice fly for two RBI to pace Hazleton Area (8-1, 5-1 WVC) to its third straight win. MacKenzie Yori singled three times and stole four bases; Lexi Wolk drilled th | 4/25/2014
  • H.S. Baseball WVC ❑ Meyers 13, MMI 8 - The host Mohawks scored eight runs over the fourth and fifth innings to break a 4-all tie en route to the Division III victory. Nick Sisko powered Meyers' 15-hit attack with three singles. O.J. Almonte hadd two singles and Kyle | 4/25/2014
  • RailRiders fall short MOOSIC - Hours before Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's game against Buffalo, scheduled starting pitcher Shane Greene was promoted to New York to help replace Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda, who was suspended 10 games Thursday for "possessing a foreign s | 4/25/2014
  • Victim's mother seeks fair punishment for Mericle Today is the day of reckoning for Robert K. Mericle, wealthy developer and last of the kids-for-cash figures to be sentenced. As he prepares to face judgment in a Scranton courtroom this morning - more than four years since he admitted his crime - the | 4/25/2014
  • Judge weighing witness tampering evidence against Selenski, attorney ROYALTON - Acting as his own attorney, Hugo Selenski on Thursday questioned several longtime friends who prosecutors say were pressured by the accused killer and his defense team about how to testify at his double homicide trial in Luzerne County. The q | 4/25/2014
  • Musto remembered for eco-friendly legislative accomplishments Butchering meat and stocking shelves, Raphael Musto may not have seemed a likely successor to the state House of Representatives seat occupied by his father, James Musto, who died in office in 1971. Local Democratic leaders spurned Raphael, who they kn | 4/25/2014
  • Neverending story: Musto’s bribery case will never be resolved Raphael J. Musto's death will leave allegations that he accepted more than $35,000 in bribes forever unresolved. The former state legislator and U.S. congressman was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 23, 2010, on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud | 4/25/2014
  • Briefs, April 25 For a complete list of briefs, please see our web site at www.standardspeaker.com. TRAP SHOOTING LEAGUE - Practices for the Silverbrook Gun Club's trap shooting season are scheduled for May 1 and May 8 at 6 p.m. at the club grounds on Silverbrook Road | 4/25/2014
  • Cougar track teams trip up Comets, remain perfect in WVC The Hazleton Area track and field teams each improved to 4-0 in the Wyoming Valley Conference with wins at Crestwood Thursday afternoon. The Cougars posted a 108-42 victory, while the Lady Cougars won 91.5 to 58.5. Boys ❒ Hazleton Area 108, Crestwood 4 | 4/25/2014
  • H.S. Tennis ❒ Hazleton Area 5, Holy Redeemer 0 - Hazleton Area won all five matches in straight sets to defeat Holy Redeemer in Wyoming Valley Conference boys tennis action on Thursday. Wister Yuhas topped Josh Wychock 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles; Donald Tedesco bea | 4/25/2014
  • Fights preceded Hunlock Twp. shootings During the last conversation between Emery Kocher and his longtime friend Ronald Evans, Kocher said Evans asked for a gun to protect himself from a girl's jealous boyfriend. Three days after that conversation, state police found Evans, 73, and his son | 4/25/2014
  • Review: Brian Regan keeps Kirby laughing with observational comedy Brian Regan doesn't like that Krispy Kreme lists each doughnut individually on their receipts to really hammer home just how many he's bought. "I get it. I eat too many doughnuts," he said. The comedian had the good-sized crowd cracking up with his obse | 4/25/2014
  • City police, district attorney's office probe attempted suicide at W-B Police Department City police and the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office are investigating the attempted suicide of a man who was being held Wednesday night in the Wilkes-Barre Police Department. Police discovered a man trying to hang himself around 10:20 p.m. Wedn | 4/25/2014
  • Ailing Musto dies at 85 Raphael J. Musto, whose political career of nearly four decades was tainted at its close by allegations that he took bribes and kickbacks, died Thursday at age 85 after battling liver disease and cancer. Three weeks ago, the Pittston Township Democrat | 4/25/2014
  • Musto's day in court never comes Raphael J. Musto's death will leave allegations that he accepted more than $35,000 in bribes forever unresolved. The former state legislator and U.S. congressman was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 23, 2010, on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, | 4/25/2014
  • On a sun-splashed day, hundreds gathered at Penn State Hazleton's Highacres campus to recognize one of Hazleton's most well-known attorneys with a building named in his honor. The Penn State Hazleton administration building is now called Pasco L. Schiavo | 4/25/2014
  • Liens help HCA collect $348,000 in outstanding fees Hazleton City Authority collected roughly 30 percent of an estimated $1.14 million in outstanding water and trash fees by filing liens against delinquent customers, according to figures released Thursday. The authority collected approximately $348,000 by | 4/25/2014
  • Director: Poverty is not cause of low test scores A Hazleton Area School Board director isn't buying the administration's statement that poverty is a factor in low student test scores. Director Robert Childs said at Thursday's public board meeting that student test scores are lagging because the distric | 4/25/2014
  • Reading man pleads guilty to shooting POTTSVILLE - Jose M. Arroyo admitted Wednesday in Schuylkill County Court that he fired several shots in March 2013 outside a Shenandoah restaurant, wounding one man, and is headed to state prison as a result. Arroyo, 25, of Reading, pleaded guilty to tw | 4/25/2014
  • Fisherman dies after being swept away by current A 63-year-old man fishing with his friend in the Lehigh River near White Haven on Thursday died after he fell over, went underwater and was swept away by a strong current, Kidder Township Fire Chief Bill Bresnak said. The man's body was discovered about | 4/25/2014
  • VSU to host Daily Health Observation training May 14 ETTRICK - Child-care providers and center directors who work directly with young children from infants to 12 are invited to a free Daily Health Observation training session scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 14 in the L. Douglas Wilder Building on the Vir | 4/25/2014
  • JRAC recognizes Stewards of the River HENRICO - The regional James River Advisory Council recognized three individuals with its annual Stewards of the River Awards. The recipients were honored Thursday during a special breakfast at the Deep Run Recreation Center in Henrico County. "We are p | 4/25/2014
  • Weekly Calendar for April 25 COLONIAL HEIGHTS - The National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection Recovery Support program meets each Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Colonial Heights Library, 1000 Yacht Basin Drive. Groups meet for 90 minutes and offer a st | 4/25/2014
  • City council takes vote for easement off agenda WILKES-BARRE - Robert Smalls lives near a planned new route for a UGI pipeline and he doesn't like the utility company's plan. Smalls told city council that he doesn't want a high-pressure gas line next to his home on North Washington Street. Much of th | 4/25/2014
  • Court notes 4/25/14 Paul J. Wittman Jr. (administrator) and Paul J. Wittman (estate) to Christopher R. Zwiebel and Denise A. Zwiebel for $75,000; Dennison Township. Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Mid-Atlantic Community to Misericordia University for $400,000; Dallas Towns | 4/25/2014
  • Old is new again as Knoebels opens 88th season Saturday ELYSBURG - The excitement this year at Knoebels Amusement Resort centers on something the park has championed since its opening in 1926: refurbishing classic amusement park rides. The park will kick off its 88th season Saturday with a "new" kiddie ride f | 4/25/2014
  • Police log, April 25, 2014 Police investigate property theft SHENANDOAH - West Mahanoy Township police are investigating a theft that occurred between October 2013 and April 15 at 247 Schuylkill Ave. Police said that Donald Davies reported that Fawn Michael was renting his propert | 4/25/2014
  • Criminal court, April 25, 2014 A Minersville man returned to prison Tuesday after a Schuylkill County judge revoked his parole. Joseph E. Boris III, 23, must remain behind bars until Dec. 20 unless he finds a place to receive inpatient treatment for substance abuse problems, Judge Cha | 4/25/2014
  • District court, April 25, 2014 Anthony J. Kilker SHENANDOAH - A man charged with assaulting his wife at the home they shared in West Mahanoy Township on Feb. 20 had charges against him held for court during a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Anthony J. Kilker. Joh | 4/25/2014
  • Deeds, April 25, 2014 Deeds Tremont - Genevieve Leininger, individually and as administratrix of the Estate of L. Robert Leininger, Albert Leininger, L. Robert Leininger Jr. and Craig Leininger to Leroy Robert Leininger Jr.; 17 North St.; $12,000. Union Township - Laura M. an | 4/25/2014
  • Advice offered as Shamokin groups join to revive crime watch SHAMOKIN - An effort to reduce crime by reporting criminal activity and educating the public on the effects of drug use will be two main goals of a city crime watch that is forming. Concerned residents met privately Tuesday to discuss what could be done | 4/25/2014
  • Brush Valley chamber salutes members at annual awards dinner RANSHAW - Each of the six winners at the Brush Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce 14th annual awards dinner Thursday night at Brady Fire Company possess leadership, commitment, support and service to the community. One year after her husband, Chris, was | 4/25/2014
  • Corbett nominates Wolfe to formerly become Northumberland County sheriff HARRISBURG - Robert J. Wolfe has Gov. Tom Corbett's blessing to formally become Northumberland County's next sheriff. The governor's office late Thursday afternoon forwarded Wolfe's nomination to the Senate, which must give its approval through a majorit | 4/25/2014
  • Court administrator change in limbo in Northumberland County SUNBURY - Northumberland County President Judge William H. Wiest is "frustrated" that he's not received any correspondence from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) since January about his request to fire county court administrator Bra | 4/25/2014
  • Trevorton man charged with stealing $24,000 from great-grandmother TREVORTON - A village man has been charged with two felonies for allegedly stealing approximately $24,000 from his great-grandmother. Brent A. Bartholomew, 23, of 932 W. Coal St., was charged with theft by unlawful taking of movable property and receivin | 4/25/2014
  • H.S. SPORTS: Shamokin girls track drops close decision COAL TOWNSHIP - Grace Naehu won the shot put and discus, and Jessica Malicky both hurdles events as Jersey Shore and Shamokin came right down to the wire in a Heartland Conference girls track and field meet Thursday, with Jersey Shore winning 76-74, at K | 4/25/2014
  • H.S. SOFTBALL: Southern Columbia's Herr fires no-hitter CATAWISSA R.R. - Southern Columbia coach Al Cihocki likes the way his sophomore pitcher, Abbey Herr, is throwing. Herr threw a five-inning no-hitter in a 12-0 shutout of Hughesville Wednesday and it was pretty impressive for a girl who is not overpowerin | 4/25/2014
  • H.S. SOFTBALL: Shamokin battles past Selinsgrove COAL TOWNSHIP - Shamokin Area wasn't at its best Thursday in a Heartland I matchup with Selinsgrove. The Indians, who pounded out 18 hits Wednesday in a win over Shikellamy, had only seven against the Seals. They didn't get their first until Jenny Hornbe | 4/25/2014
  • Frackville council hires full-time police officer Frackville Borough Council hired James Patterson as a full-time police officer during its April meeting. Patterson, who most recently worked part time in Kline Township, will become the borough's third full-time officer. Council also hired two additional | 4/25/2014
  • Anna Soltis April 23, 2014 Anna Soltis, 91, of Drums passed away Wednesday evening at Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hazle Township. Born in Drifton on May 17, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Segan) Soltis Sr., and spent mo | 4/25/2014
  • Alice Jemo April 23, 2014 Alice (Bernoski) Jemo, 84, of Hazleton passed away Wednesday at Hershey Medical Center surrounded by the love of her children and family. Alice was born in Hazleton to Alexander and Anna Bernoski. She married Charles Jemo on June 14, 1947, | 4/25/2014
  • More than 700 patients affected by stolen laptop Coordinated Health notified 733 patients from its hospitals and clinics, including one in the Hazleton area, that their Social Security numbers and other information might have been on a stolen laptop computer. The patients could have visited any of the | 4/25/2014
  • Today is the day of reckoning for Robert K. Mericle, wealthy developer and last of the kids-for-cash figures to be sentenced. As he prepares to face judgment in a Scranton courtroom this morning - more than four years since he admitted his crime - the | 4/25/2014
  • Courts, April 25 Accused pit bull deserter waives preliminary hearing A Hazleton man accused of leaving a pit bull tied to a street pole in freezing temperatures in late January waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday. Navib A. Arias, 23, was charged by McAdo | 4/25/2014
  • Special outreach schedule at Barletta's offices WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, announced a new outreach schedule to better serve constituents across the 11th district, which is comprised of nine counties, spanning from Wyoming County to Cumberland County. Staff members at each location w | 4/25/2014
  • All Star series has big weekend in PA The first traveling series to visit the Central Pennsylvania 410 sprint car tracks this season will be the Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions, hitting Williams Grove Speedway tonight and Port Royal Speedway Saturday. The All Stars have been sanctioning r | 4/25/2014