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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Woman convicted of 3rd-degree murder in boyfriend's deathWILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been convicted of third-degree murder in t
Woman convicted of 3rd-degree murder in boyfriend's death
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 16 hours ago
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been convicted of third-degree murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend in northeastern Pennsylvania more than four years ago. Jurors in Luzerne County deliberated for just over two hours Friday before... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Defense rests: Blood spatter expert not called during Alinsky trialWILKES-BARRE — After only offering a brief defense, Jessica Alinsky’s attorneys
Defense rests: Blood spatter expert not called during Alinsky trial
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — After only offering a brief defense, Jessica Alinsky’s attorneys rested their case Thursday without calling the Australian blood spatter expert whose sudden emergence mid-trial nearly derailed the entire proceeding. Attorney Demetrius... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Witnesses: Alinsky removed from bar night of alleged murderWILKES-BARRE — Jessica Alinsky’s defense got started Thursday morning with juro
Witnesses: Alinsky removed from bar night of alleged murder
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — Jessica Alinsky’s defense got started Thursday morning with jurors hearing that her boyfriend Matthew Ryan Gailie was known to fire his pistol with his left hand and that she was so drunk the night he died that she was kicked out of a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man to plead guilty, another to stand trial in Coaldale homicideOne of two men charged with killing a man in January 2014 in Coaldale plans to
Man to plead guilty, another to stand trial in Coaldale homicide
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
One of two men charged with killing a man in January 2014 in Coaldale plans to admit he did it, his lawyer said Wednesday. “My client has submitted guilty plea paperwork to plead guilty to third-degree murder and conspiracy,” Assistant Public... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Trizarri to plead, Kralik to go to trial in Coaldale homicideOne of two men charged with killing a man in January 2014 in Coaldale plans to
Trizarri to plead, Kralik to go to trial in Coaldale homicide
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
One of two men charged with killing a man in January 2014 in Coaldale plans to admit he did it, his lawyer said Wednesday. “My client has submitted guilty plea paperwork to plead guilty to third-degree murder and conspiracy,” Assistant Public... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Lansford man accused of assaulting two police officersA Lansford man was jailed after being charged with assaulting two Coaldale poli
Lansford man accused of assaulting two police officers
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
A Lansford man was jailed after being charged with assaulting two Coaldale police officers Sunday. Borough police said Brett T. Rodriguez, 37, of 510 E. Bertsch St., was charged by Patrolman Thomas Fort with three felony counts each of aggravated... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Sears, Kmart Closing At Least 50 Stores, Including 3 Ohio Locations Sears keeps pruning its business in a years-long makeover, a bid to transform
Sears, Kmart Closing At Least 50 Stores, Including 3 Ohio Locations
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 4 days ago
Sears keeps pruning its business in a years-long makeover, a bid to transform itself from a 123-year-old retail store into a nimble, 21st century operator. Patience appears to be... Read more
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Times News
Father, son argue over cigarettesA father and son were arrested after an argument escalated into a minor physica
Father, son argue over cigarettes
Times News / Posted 5 days ago
A father and son were arrested after an argument escalated into a minor physical altercation, state police at the Frackville barracks said. Stephen Joseph Bolish, 54, and his son, Stephen Michael, 23, will have to answer charges of harassment police... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Author digs into myths, mysteries of mine disasterQuestions surrounding the Sheppton mine disaster have prompted one author to pr
Author digs into myths, mysteries of mine disaster
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
Questions surrounding the Sheppton mine disaster have prompted one author to probe for clues, more than 50 years later. Maxim W. Furek’s third book, “Sheppton: The Myth, Miracle & Music,” documents the disaster with a new perspective. Furek... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Junior Idol contestants to be narrowed to 3 finalistsFRACKVILLE — The six semifinalists vying for the title of Schuylkill County Jun
Junior Idol contestants to be narrowed to 3 finalists
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
FRACKVILLE — The six semifinalists vying for the title of Schuylkill County Junior Idol VIII made their cases to the three judges Tuesday at the Schuylkill Mall. And on Wednesday, Camryn Carduff, 16, and Jacqueline Bubnis, 13, both of Shenandoah,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Witnesses: Slain man was afraid of alleged killerWILKES-BARRE — In the days before Matthew Ryan Gailie was fatally shot, he had
Witnesses: Slain man was afraid of alleged killer
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — In the days before Matthew Ryan Gailie was fatally shot, he had plans to leave the jealous girlfriend who often yelled at him over the phone — but there was one reason he hadn’t done so, his former co-workers at State Correctional... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Pennsylvania State Police promotion prompts change in Reading-based Troop LA promotion in the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police is bringing about a c
Pennsylvania State Police promotion prompts change in Reading-based Troop L
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 10 days ago
A promotion in the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police is bringing about a change at the top of the department's Reading-based Troop L. The troop's current captain, Dante Orlandi, is being will be promoted to major and assigned as commander of... Read more
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Times News
Woman cited for violating PFAA Schuylkill County woman has been charged with violating a protection from abu
Woman cited for violating PFA
Times News / Posted 10 days ago
A Schuylkill County woman has been charged with violating a protection from abuse order. State police at Frackville said Tracey Lynn Wike, 38, of Minersville, went to the home of her husband inNew Ringgold, East Brunswick Township, on Wednesday... Read more
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Times News
Schuylkill man cited for conductA Schuylkill County man has been cited for disorderly conduct following an inci
Schuylkill man cited for conduct
Times News / Posted 10 days ago
A Schuylkill County man has been cited for disorderly conduct following an incident that occurred at 3:10 p.m. Sunday in Blythe Township. State police at Frackville said troopers responded to the 100 block of Furnace Road for a disturbance. On scene... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Trooper testifies crime scene manipulatedWILKES-BARRE — A state police forensics expert took the stand in Jessica Alinsk
Trooper testifies crime scene manipulated
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — A state police forensics expert took the stand in Jessica Alinsky’s murder trial Wednesday morning and testified the level of manipulation he saw at the crime scene was “unlike anything I’ve seen before or since.” Alinsky, 32, is... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Schuylkill group offers help with filing taxesSchuylkill Community Action once again is trying to lift the burden for people
Schuylkill group offers help with filing taxes
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
Schuylkill Community Action once again is trying to lift the burden for people during tax season by offering free help to those who qualify. “People get fearful when it comes to filing taxes,” Marie Maurer, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police testify homicide scene looked 'odd'WILKES-BARRE — Almost as soon as he walked into the crime scene, state police C
Police testify homicide scene looked 'odd'
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — Almost as soon as he walked into the crime scene, state police Cpl. John Chulock said he knew something wasn’t quite right. He explained why Tuesday during the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Jessica Alinsky. Chulock... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Mahanoy Area approves STC budgetOn Thursday, the Mahanoy Area School Board approved the Schuylkill Technology C
Mahanoy Area approves STC budget
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
On Thursday, the Mahanoy Area School Board approved the Schuylkill Technology Center secondary budget for the 2016-2017 school year that includes the assessment the school district will pay for students attending the centers in Frackville and Mar... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police testify crime scene looked ‘staged’ at Alinsky trialWILKES-BARRE — Almost as soon as he walked into the crime scene, state police C
Police testify crime scene looked ‘staged’ at Alinsky trial
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — Almost as soon as he walked into the crime scene, state police Cpl. John Chulock said he knew something wasn’t quite right. He explained why Tuesday during the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Jessica Alinsky. Chulock... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Court, Feb. 2Dismissal of charges for woman Charges for simple assault and harassment filed
Court, Feb. 2
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
Dismissal of charges for woman Charges for simple assault and harassment filed against Sarina M. Gillott, 25, Tamaqua, by borough police in relation to a Nov. 24 incident were dismissed before Magisterial District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, Jan.... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Allentown man nabbed trying to smuggle drugs into prisonA Lehigh County man visiting a federal prison eventually found himself in count
Allentown man nabbed trying to smuggle drugs into prison
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 13 days ago
A Lehigh County man visiting a federal prison eventually found himself in county jail. William Bonilla faces charges after authorities say he tried to smuggle drugs into the Federal Correctional Instituion -Schuylkill. Pennsylvania State Police... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
'Shenandoah Shuffle' walk set for Valentine's DayValentine’s Day is a time for lovers, but it will also be a day for walkers who
'Shenandoah Shuffle' walk set for Valentine's Day
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
Valentine’s Day is a time for lovers, but it will also be a day for walkers who participate in the “Shenandoah Shuffle” as part of Schuylkill On The Move. The urban winter hike will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 along Rotary Way at the Shenandoah... Read more
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TribLIVE
2 from New Kensington among inmates affected by juvenile lifer ruling – TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods Two local men serving life sentences for a 20
2 from New Kensington among inmates affected by juvenile lifer ruling
TribLIVE / Posted 13 days ago
– TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods Two local men serving life sentences for a 2001 murder in Kiski Township could... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
15 photos of proper sinkholes In this photo released by Guatemala's Presidency on Monday May 31, 2010, a si
15 photos of proper sinkholes
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 16 days ago
In this photo released by Guatemala's Presidency on Monday May 31, 2010, a sinkhole covers a street intersection in downtown Guatemala City. AP Photo/Guatemala's Presidency, Luis Echeverria) The sinkhole which has... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Jan. 29Property waiting to be claimed Hazleton police are attempting to locate severa
Police, Jan. 29
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
Property waiting to be claimed Hazleton police are attempting to locate several people or their next of kin as the department is holding property that belongs to them. The individuals are: Robert Cobb, Hazleton; John Demshick, Hazleton; Jack Covey,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Annual homeless count underwaySchuylkill County’s Local Housing Options Team has started its annual count of
Annual homeless count underway
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
Schuylkill County’s Local Housing Options Team has started its annual count of the homeless. LHOT members, who represent various service agencies and nonprofits, have 10 different sites throughout the county this week to offer free meals, clothing... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Jan. 28Man struck by vehicle A 20-year-old man was struck by a vehicle on West Broad
Police, Jan. 28
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 days ago
Man struck by vehicle A 20-year-old man was struck by a vehicle on West Broad Street in Hazleton on Tuesday night, police said. Deury Plasencia was crossing north on West Broad Street when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Jeffrey Herman... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man dies in Pottsville apartment fire; 10 people displacedA Pottsville man died in a fire that started in his East Norwegian Street apart
Man dies in Pottsville apartment fire; 10 people displaced
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 18 days ago
A Pottsville man died in a fire that started in his East Norwegian Street apartment early Tuesday morning. Pottsville Fire Chief Todd March said the man was found inside his second-floor apartment at 324 E. Norwegian St. following the fire. The fire... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Snow cancels mail delivery and clogs highwaysMail delivery was cancelled, a Hazleton plow truck burst into flames and driver
Snow cancels mail delivery and clogs highways
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 22 days ago
Mail delivery was cancelled, a Hazleton plow truck burst into flames and drivers around the region faced treacherous conditions as a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow today. With snow falling fast, shovelers and snowplows could barely... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police sergeant accused of lying about attack waives hearingORWIGSBURG — Melissa M. Ruch, the West Penn Township police sergeant who allege
Police sergeant accused of lying about attack waives hearing
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 24 days ago
ORWIGSBURG — Melissa M. Ruch, the West Penn Township police sergeant who allegedly lied about being assaulted in September 2015 on Route 309, is headed to Schuylkill County Court after waiving her right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday on four... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Eight annual Schuylkill Co. Junior Idol beginsFRACKVILLE — The frigid weather did not stop people from coming to the Schuylki
Eight annual Schuylkill Co. Junior Idol begins
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 24 days ago
FRACKVILLE — The frigid weather did not stop people from coming to the Schuylkill Mall on Tuesday for the eighth Schuylkill County Junior Idol. About 120 people were at the competition to cheer on their family, friends and strangers. Eighteen... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Home builder credits STC with producing quality workersPINE GROVE — Pleasant Valley Homes can use more employees like Caleb Brommer, a
Home builder credits STC with producing quality workers
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 26 days ago
PINE GROVE — Pleasant Valley Homes can use more employees like Caleb Brommer, a 17-year-old senior who’s a student at Schuylkill Technology Center-South Campus, Earl R. Teter, the firm’s director of manufacturing, said Wednesday. Since November,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Outdoors enthusiasts hike Darkwater trailDARKWATER — In the 19th century, trains carrying anthracite rattled over tracks
Outdoors enthusiasts hike Darkwater trail
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 27 days ago
DARKWATER — In the 19th century, trains carrying anthracite rattled over tracks bordering Route 61 in Blythe and New Castle townships. Now, more than a century later, the tracks are gone, but a group of 15 outdoors enthusiasts discovered some of the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hike set for Sunday to explore historic railroadA new hiking group in Schuylkill County is exploring the history of the area’s
Hike set for Sunday to explore historic railroad
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 28 days ago
A new hiking group in Schuylkill County is exploring the history of the area’s railroad. James Eisenhart, Ashland, started a group called Schuylkill County Hikes just after Thanksgiving. The Facebook group currently has 116 members. He also started... Read more
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The Morning Call
Charges held for court against former Gilberton police chiefFormer Gilberton police Chief and North Schuylkill school board member Mark Kes
Charges held for court against former Gilberton police chief
The Morning Call / Posted 30 days ago
Former Gilberton police Chief and North Schuylkill school board member Mark Kessler must go to Schuylkill County Court on charges arising from two incidents in August 2015 in Frackville, a judge ruled Thursday. Kessler, 44, of Frackville, has to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Jan. 15Wallets found Hazleton police issued releases alleging the following. Anyone w
Police, Jan. 15
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 30 days ago
Wallets found Hazleton police issued releases alleging the following. Anyone with information can call 570-459-4940. Police are looking for the owners of two wallets that were found. The first wallet contained an identification card for Yamil... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Charges held for court against former Gilberton police chiefTREMONT — Former Gilberton police Chief and North Schuylkill school board membe
Charges held for court against former Gilberton police chief
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 30 days ago
TREMONT — Former Gilberton police Chief and North Schuylkill school board member Mark Kessler must go to Schuylkill County Court on charges arising from two separate incidents in August 2015 in Frackville, a judge ruled Thursday. Kessler, 44, of... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Case against Mark Kessler going to courtCharges against Mark Kessler, the former Gilberton borough police chief, have b
Case against Mark Kessler going to court
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted a month ago
Charges against Mark Kessler, the former Gilberton borough police chief, have been bound over for trial in Schuykill County Court. Kessler is charged with harassment, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct for a pair of incidents last... Read more
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