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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Veterans NewsVETERANS Banners of Honor program entries Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Ho
Veterans News
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 9 hours ago
VETERANS Banners of Honor program entries Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Hometown Heroes program salutes those who have exemplified excellence in military and public service. Those with service time in the military, police, fire, emergency... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
HS WRESTLING: Delware Valley takes third in Class AAA; Western Wayne disappoints, takes fourth in Class AAYATESVILLE — Two traditional Lackawanna League powers found themselves in unfam
HS WRESTLING: Delware Valley takes third in Class AAA; Western Wayne disappoints, takes fourth in Class AA
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 10 hours ago
YATESVILLE — Two traditional Lackawanna League powers found themselves in unfamiliar territory Saturday. Both Delaware Valley and Western Wayne entered the final day of the District 2 wrestling duals in the consolation brackets. Despite coming up... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
HS WRESTLINGCLASS AAA Championship final Tunkhannock 31, Scranton 26 120: Willie Evanits
HS WRESTLING
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 10 hours ago
CLASS AAA Championship final Tunkhannock 31, Scranton 26 120: Willie Evanitsky (SCR) pinned Tom Bachman, 2:14. 126: Tommy Traver (TUN) dec. Jeremiah Oakes, 6-3. 132: Dakota Quick (TUN) pinned Jacob Burgette, 4:32. 138: Rui Evanitsky (SCR) pinned... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hedy ‘Laura’ ArtimFeb. 3, 2016 Hedy “Laura” (Makowiec) Artim, 75, of Quakertown, formerly of Sou
Hedy ‘Laura’ Artim
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 hours ago
Feb. 3, 2016 Hedy “Laura” (Makowiec) Artim, 75, of Quakertown, formerly of Souderton, passed away Wednesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the loving wife of John Artim for 53 years. Laura was born in McAdoo to the late John W. and... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
VeteransVETERANS Banners of Honor program entries Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Ho
Veterans
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 14 hours ago
VETERANS Banners of Honor program entries Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Hometown Heroes program salutes those who have exemplified excellence in military and public service. Those with service time in the military, police, fire, emergency... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Physicals❒ HAZLETON AREA — The Hazleton Area High School and local middle schools are ho
Physicals
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
❒ HAZLETON AREA — The Hazleton Area High School and local middle schools are holding signups for 2016 spring sports. Students may now pick up forms in their schools for the sports clinic that will be held on Feb. 27 at HAHS. The clinic will provide... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Meetings❒ WEATHERLY LITTLE LEAGUE — There will be a Weatherly Little League meeting tod
Meetings
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
❒ WEATHERLY LITTLE LEAGUE — There will be a Weatherly Little League meeting today at noon at the Weatherly Borough Building to discuss the 2016 season and registrations. All parents are invited to attend.Please call Cindy Yurchak at 570-427-9817... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazleton native Fox set to race at DaytonaAsk any stock car driver where they would most like to race and, more often tha
Hazleton native Fox set to race at Daytona
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
Ask any stock car driver where they would most like to race and, more often than not, the answer is Daytona International Speedway, the world center of racing. Hazleton native and veteran racer Steve Fox will be getting the opportunity to be in the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Lady Cougars' win streak ends at 11Non-League ❒ State College 65, Hazleton Area 35 — State College got a dominant
Lady Cougars' win streak ends at 11
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
Non-League ❒ State College 65, Hazleton Area 35 — State College got a dominant effort from 6-foot-2 UConn commit Kyla Irwin as it got the best of the Lady Cougars. Irwin finished with a game-best 37 points with 12 of thosse points coming in the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazleton Area wrestlers finish 4th at D2 3A dualsYATESVILLE — It was the match for third place, one that was meant to set the ta
Hazleton Area wrestlers finish 4th at D2 3A duals
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
YATESVILLE — It was the match for third place, one that was meant to set the table for the District 2 Class AAA championship match set for later in the afternoon. Hazleton Area and Delaware Valley were eliminated from championship contention on... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Freshman BasketballFreshman ❒ Hazleton Area 44, Pittston Area 28 — The Cougars led by just two af
Freshman Basketball
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
Freshman ❒ Hazleton Area 44, Pittston Area 28 — The Cougars led by just two after the first quarter before outscoring the Patriots 26-11 over the next two quarters to spark their victory. Marshall Oleyar finished with a team-high 11 points, Kyle... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Cougars close in on WVC DI championship❒ Hazleton Area 68, Pittston Area 47 — The Cougars achieved one goal with their
Cougars close in on WVC DI championship
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
❒ Hazleton Area 68, Pittston Area 47 — The Cougars achieved one goal with their 12th straight win Saturday night; another awaits on Tuesday. Bobby Planutis poured in 25 points as Hazleton Area (17-3, 12-0 Wyoming Valley Conference Divison I)... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Sports - Standard SpeakerAnthracite LeagueVarsity ❒ MMI Prep 43, Hazleton 33 — The Preppers bested the
Sports - Standard Speaker
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
Anthracite LeagueVarsity ❒ MMI Prep 43, Hazleton 33 — The Preppers bested the Mounts thanks in part to a game-high 21 points from Philip Byriel. Marcus Kassick added 11 points for MMI. Ryan Fisher led Hazleton with 12 points while Ignacio Diaz... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Cougars' Moncayo shines at Wills InvitePLYMOUTH — Hazleton Area junior Jorge Moncayo had himself a big weekend at the
Cougars' Moncayo shines at Wills Invite
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
PLYMOUTH — Hazleton Area junior Jorge Moncayo had himself a big weekend at the Ray Wills Invitational. The event features some of the top swimmers in the Wyoming Valley Conference and the Lackawanna League. Moncayo brought home two gold medals from... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Three displaced following blazeA kitchen fire caused by unattended cooking displaced three people in East Unio
Three displaced following blaze
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
A kitchen fire caused by unattended cooking displaced three people in East Union Township on Friday night, Sheppton-Oneida Fire Chief Kyle Mummey said. Firefighters arrived at 881 Center St. in the Village of Sheppton to find flames coming from the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Super Bowl means super appetitesSuper Bowl Sunday whips some football fans into a frenzy planning house parties
Super Bowl means super appetites
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
Super Bowl Sunday whips some football fans into a frenzy planning house parties or gatherings at local watering holes to catch the big game. Many bars, restaurants, caterers and even fire companies in the area are gearing up for today’s Super Bowl... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Robbery, shooting at Hazleton storeHazleton police are investigating a robbery and shooting at Puffs n Pics at Wes
Robbery, shooting at Hazleton store
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
Hazleton police are investigating a robbery and shooting at Puffs n Pics at West 15th and Grant streets Saturday morning. Police were dispatched for a report of gunshots in the area of West 15th and Peace streets, a block from the store, around... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Feb. 7Burglary occurs at storage trailer State police are investigating a burglary
Police, Feb. 7
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
Burglary occurs at storage trailer State police are investigating a burglary from a storage trailer at North Church Street and Hazle Township Boulevard in Hazle Township overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Someone broke a $25 lock off the storage... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Downtown park fulfills over century-long endeavorAt the northeast corner of Broad and Laurel streets is a plot of land, newly le
Downtown park fulfills over century-long endeavor
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
At the northeast corner of Broad and Laurel streets is a plot of land, newly leveled and tidied, that has played a leading role throughout downtown Hazleton’s multi-act history. The small plot hosted enterprising pioneers and immigrant merchants,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Former hospital declared unsafe; future uncertainA red sign taped onto the front entrance of the old St. Joseph Hospital warns t
Former hospital declared unsafe; future uncertain
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
A red sign taped onto the front entrance of the old St. Joseph Hospital warns that the building is unsafe and illegal to enter. Around the back, however, an open window allows entrance to a first-floor room. A glance through the window reveals an... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man sentenced for groping teen girlWILKES-BARRE — A 60-year-old Hazleton man who groped a 15-year-old girl as she
Man sentenced for groping teen girl
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
WILKES-BARRE — A 60-year-old Hazleton man who groped a 15-year-old girl as she slept on his couch was sentenced Friday to serve up to four years in state prison. David R. Caravella, of 118 W. Eighth St., was ordered to serve between 18 and 48 months... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Funds raised for firefighter’s son’s special bedJoey Jones is able to sleep through the night thanks to a special bed purchased
Funds raised for firefighter’s son’s special bed
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
Joey Jones is able to sleep through the night thanks to a special bed purchased using community donations. “We are so humbled, we just want to thank everybody who donated,” said Tony Colombo, the Heights Fire Company member who launched a fundraiser... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Online attacks on councilwoman unfairEditor, Never in my lifetime have I seen such a travesty of justice committed
Online attacks on councilwoman unfair
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
Editor, Never in my lifetime have I seen such a travesty of justice committed on the Internet as was recently perpetrated by an individual and his crony friends against Jean Mope, Hazleton councilwoman. Going by “Charles Chaplin Jr.” and “Kevin... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Cougars outshoot Tigers, inch closer to WVC championshipTunkhannock made Hazleton Area work Thursday, but the Cougars were up to the ro
Cougars outshoot Tigers, inch closer to WVC championship
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 hours ago
Tunkhannock made Hazleton Area work Thursday, but the Cougars were up to the road challenge and beat the Tigers 88-71 in Wyoming Valley conference boys basketball action to get another game closer to the Division I championship. In other WVC games,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazleton police investigate robbery, shootingHazleton police are investigating a robbery at the Puff n Pics at 15th and Gran
Hazleton police investigate robbery, shooting
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Hazleton police are investigating a robbery at the Puff n Pics at 15th and Grant streets this morning. Police were dispatched for a report of gunshots in the area of 15th and Peace streets, a block from the store, around 10:15 a.m. and later they... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Cooking fire displaces threeA kitchen fire caused by unattended cooking displaced three people in East Unio
Cooking fire displaces three
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
A kitchen fire caused by unattended cooking displaced three people in East Union Township Friday night, Sheppton-Oneida Fire Chief Kyle Mummey said. Firefighters arrived at 881 Center St. in the Village of Sheppton to find flames coming from the... Read more
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Times News
Schuylkill County courtA Hazleton man had three preliminary hearings scheduled for Jan. 12 before Dist
Schuylkill County court
Times News / Posted yesterday
A Hazleton man had three preliminary hearings scheduled for Jan. 12 before District Judge Stephen Bayer. The charges were related to retail thefts in two different jurisdictions. James J. Yurkanin, 38, of 572 Wilbur Court, Hazleton, elected to waive... Read more
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Times News
Fine Line Homes earns top awardFine Line Homes held its annual sales meeting Jan. 19 in the historic Nittany L
Fine Line Homes earns top award
Times News / Posted yesterday
Fine Line Homes held its annual sales meeting Jan. 19 in the historic Nittany Lion Inn at State College. George Parmer, founder and owner, provided opening remarks. The 2016 Plan Book was introduced and sales awards presented. After lunch, the group... Read more
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Times News
Named to honor society, dean’s listAntonia Arlene DeMelfi has become a member of the Sigma Alpha Pi, a National So
Named to honor society, dean’s list
Times News / Posted yesterday
Antonia Arlene DeMelfi has become a member of the Sigma Alpha Pi, a National Society of Leadership and Success only available to a limited number of students on campus at Temple University in Philadelphia. Antonia has also been named to the dean’s... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Helen J. MarchettiFeb. 5, 2016 , 87, of Hazleton died Friday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentow
Helen J. Marchetti
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Feb. 5, 2016 , 87, of Hazleton died Friday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Born in Tomhicken, she was the daughter of the late August Sr. and Mary (Horvath) Yenchick. She was a member of St. John Bosco Church, Sugarloaf... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
HS WRESTLING: Scranton stays loose, works hard heading into district finalIt’s hard for Jim Morgan to get a good read on his team. For him to try to det
HS WRESTLING: Scranton stays loose, works hard heading into district final
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted yesterday
It’s hard for Jim Morgan to get a good read on his team. For him to try to determine whether something is bothering one of his wrestlers is a challenge because they always seem to have a loose frame of mind. They like to have fun and not worry too... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
McAdoo ‘frozen man’ to be featured on national TV showAn episode of the nationally syndicated television show “The Doctors” will tell
McAdoo ‘frozen man’ to be featured on national TV show
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
An episode of the nationally syndicated television show “The Doctors” will tell the story of Justin Smith, who was revived last February after he was found frozen solid, lying unconscious in a snow bank. The McAdoo man had been there overnight as... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
School district to configure cell tower policyThe recent scuttling of a cellphone tower planned to be placed on Valley Elemen
School district to configure cell tower policy
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
The recent scuttling of a cellphone tower planned to be placed on Valley Elementary/Middle School property may only be the beginning of a longer discussion in the Hazleton Area School District. During the school board’s January meeting, directors... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City’s first homeless shelter readyIt’s cold out there again, which is normal for the month of February in Hazleto
City’s first homeless shelter ready
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
It’s cold out there again, which is normal for the month of February in Hazleton. But for some people living full time in the woods behind Giant Food Market, “normal” has come to mean surviving in a tent or another makeshift shelter, and perhaps only... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
HPD unveils new tips, alerts websitePolice in Hazleton want to start conversations with people they protect through
HPD unveils new tips, alerts website
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Police in Hazleton want to start conversations with people they protect through a new website. At hazletonpolice.com, officers plan to share information by issuing emergency alerts and posting as maps of where crimes occur. In return, they hope to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
No regrets on idea to tax for policeEditor, As you may remember I ran for Hazleton City Council in last year’s pri
No regrets on idea to tax for police
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Editor, As you may remember I ran for Hazleton City Council in last year’s primary election. In light of recent events, I wanted to remind people that during my campaign I was asked how I would fund hiring 10 new police officers if I were elected.... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Help CSS help neighbors in needEditor, Catholic Social Services of Hazleton has brought hope and opportunity
Help CSS help neighbors in need
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Editor, Catholic Social Services of Hazleton has brought hope and opportunity to individuals and families here in our area for generations. I know, because my family has benefitted from services offered through CSS. My husband Bob and I have had... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Feb. 6Hazleton incidents Hazleton police issued the following reports and ask anyone
Police, Feb. 6
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Hazleton incidents Hazleton police issued the following reports and ask anyone with information to call them at 570-459-4940 or 911. ■ Officers found a Pennsylvania identification card and Visa debit card Friday morning in the area of Hayes and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Landlords association threatens injunctionA local landlords association has threatened to have its attorney take steps to
Landlords association threatens injunction
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
A local landlords association has threatened to have its attorney take steps to have an injunction filed against Hazleton city if council today approves final readings of a revised rental registration ordinance that was unveiled in late June, Mayor... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Lady Cougars close in on WVC DI titleThere weren’t any nets to be cut down just yet, but the Hazleton Area girls did
Lady Cougars close in on WVC DI title
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
There weren’t any nets to be cut down just yet, but the Hazleton Area girls did plenty of celebrating Friday night. Sparked by the play of their seniors on Senior Night at HAHS, the Lady Cougars overcame a five-point third-quarter deficit to beat... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Freshman BasketballSchuylkill League ❒ Marian Catholic 44, Jim Thorpe 37 —Keith McCall and Jace W
Freshman Basketball
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Schuylkill League ❒ Marian Catholic 44, Jim Thorpe 37 —Keith McCall and Jace Whiteker led the Colts’ offense as they picked up a win over the Olympians. McCall finished with a game-high 15 points while Whitaker added 12. Hickey scored a team-best... Read more
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The Morning Call
Widow's survivor benefits held up by Social SecurityWhen the slow-spinning wheels of government get stuck, it can be hard to get th
Widow's survivor benefits held up by Social Security
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
When the slow-spinning wheels of government get stuck, it can be hard to get them rolling again. It's even harder when you're 96, as Janice Pitkin's mother is. She recently wrestled with the Social Security Administration and came out on top last... Read more
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Rolling Good Times
Mohegan Sun Pocono to reduce carbon footprint by 14%5 February 2016 WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Mohegan Sun P
Mohegan Sun Pocono to reduce carbon footprint by 14%
Rolling Good Times / Posted 2 days ago
5 February 2016 WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono will install a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system which will provide a reliable, energy-efficient source for... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazletonpolice.com website opensHazleton police started using a new website today. The address is hazletonpoli
Hazletonpolice.com website opens
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Hazleton police started using a new website today. The address is hazletonpolice.com. On the website, residents can sign up for community alerts, which police Chief Jerry Speziale said will work like a 911 system in reverse. Through the service,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazletonpolice.com website opens todayHazleton police started using a new website today. The address is hazletonpoli
Hazletonpolice.com website opens today
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Hazleton police started using a new website today. The address is hazletonpolice.com. On the website, residents can sign up for community alerts, which Police Chief Jerry Speziale said will work like a 911 system in reverse. Through the service,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Report recommends new Butler police station, municipal officesA review by engineering and architectural firms suggests that the Butler Townsh
Report recommends new Butler police station, municipal offices
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
A review by engineering and architectural firms suggests that the Butler Township supervisors should build a police station and municipal building rather than convert a law office to those uses. The supervisors heard that summary from Gregg Pavlick,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Ex-MinSec chief plans housing at AltamontThe Hazleton Zoning Hearing Board will hear a request from a firm seeking to cr
Ex-MinSec chief plans housing at Altamont
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
The Hazleton Zoning Hearing Board will hear a request from a firm seeking to create apartments in a downtown building last used as a minimum security prison. A hearing for Hazleton Partners, LP on its plans for the Altamont building is scheduled... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City council asks water authority for financial aidCurrent and former members of Hazleton City Council asked Hazleton City Authori
City council asks water authority for financial aid
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Current and former members of Hazleton City Council asked Hazleton City Authority directors Thursday to consider returning some of the savings the authority realized through cost reductions in its latest garbage contract to HCA’s customer base in... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Nicholas R. CannonFeb. 3, 2016 , 53, of Hazleton died suddenly at his residence Wednesday. A li
Nicholas R. Cannon
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Feb. 3, 2016 , 53, of Hazleton died suddenly at his residence Wednesday. A lifelong city resident, Nick was born in Hazleton on Oct. 14, 1962, the son of Eugene F. Cannon and Emma Jean (Cassano) Cannon. He was preceded in death... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
West Hazleton native and ‘Hunger Games’ actress Jena Malone expecting babyEthan DeLorenzo’s high school diploma was barely a few hours old when he packed
West Hazleton native and ‘Hunger Games’ actress Jena Malone expecting baby
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Ethan DeLorenzo’s high school diploma was barely a few hours old when he packed his bags, said goodbye to his family and moved to Brooklyn, New York. “I had one month of rent saved up. I was completely unprepared in most people’s perspective. I was... Read more
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