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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Gunshots fired in HazletonHazleton police are investigating a report of shots fired at around 10 a.m. tod
Gunshots fired in Hazleton
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 hours ago
Hazleton police are investigating a report of shots fired at around 10 a.m. today near South Poplar and Juniper streets. So far, no victim has been located. Police roped off an area with crime scene tape on South Poplar between Walnut and Juniper... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Two cases closed in district courtcourt, according to court records: ■ Sebastian D. Leto pleaded guilty to a cou
Two cases closed in district court
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 hours ago
court, according to court records: ■ Sebastian D. Leto pleaded guilty to a count of theft filed against him by West Hazleton police after a July 27 incident at Weis Market and was sentenced to 30 days confinement by Magisterial District... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Angelo B. PorrecaB. Porreca, 81, of Hazle Township passed away the night of April 23 at his home
Angelo B. Porreca
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 hours ago
B. Porreca, 81, of Hazle Township passed away the night of April 23 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Quirino and Carmella (Yates) Porreca and was a member of Queen of Heaven Parish at Our... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
George L. DubravskiL. Dubravski, 58, of Bloomsburg passed away Saturday evening at Geisinger Wyomi
George L. Dubravski
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 hours ago
L. Dubravski, 58, of Bloomsburg passed away Saturday evening at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late George L. Sr. and Rose (Greco) Dubravski. George worked as a sales manager for the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Judith A. PattersonMay 1, 2016 , 74, of Eagle Rock passed away Sunday morning in Lehigh Valley Ho
Judith A. Patterson
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 hours ago
May 1, 2016 , 74, of Eagle Rock passed away Sunday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton following an illness. Born in Detroit, Mich., on Feb. 19, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Jay and Juanita (Runyan)... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
John J. Kostanesky2016 , 41, of Beaver Meadows passed away Sunday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospi
John J. Kostanesky
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 hours ago
2016 , 41, of Beaver Meadows passed away Sunday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Born in Hazleton on Aug. 4, 1974, he was the son of John F. Kostanesky and his wife, Cheryl, Summerville, S.C., and Karen (Brandmier)... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Lackawanna County Court NotesJohn J. Jr. and Mary Lou Smith, Bonita Springs, Fla., and Jerome M. and Maribet
Lackawanna County Court Notes
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 10 hours ago
John J. Jr. and Mary Lou Smith, Bonita Springs, Fla., and Jerome M. and Maribeth Smith, Moscow, to Eugene and Erin Kania, Hazleton; a property at 816 Hemlock St., Scranton, for $70,500. ■ Nesta A. Brunori, now by marriage Nesta A. Brunori... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Cougars overwhelm CometsHazleton Area’s boys and girls track and field teams overpowered host Crestwood
Cougars overwhelm Comets
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 hours ago
Hazleton Area’s boys and girls track and field teams overpowered host Crestwood on Tuesday, with the Cougars posting a 118-22 win and the Lady Cougars notching a 117-32 victory in a WVC Division I dual meet. ❒ Hazleton Area 118, Crestwood 22— Senior... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Crestwood's Wotherspoon promoted to RailRidersWotherspoon’s first promotion to Triple-A, and he becomes the second former WVC
Crestwood's Wotherspoon promoted to RailRiders
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 hours ago
Wotherspoon’s first promotion to Triple-A, and he becomes the second former WVC star to play for the organization. Hazleton Area grad Russ Canzler was the first. “I was very surprised. I have been throwing the ball well down... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City council says no to $1 million loandebt. Those initiatives include having city streets crews service vehicles and
City council says no to $1 million loan
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 hours ago
debt. Those initiatives include having city streets crews service vehicles and perform street restoration on behalf of Hazleton City Authority in exchange for payments; negotiating to have the city accept one of the annual $400,000 services... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Courtcourt, according to court records: ■ Sebastian D. Leto pleaded guilty to a cou
Court
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 hours ago
court, according to court records: ■ Sebastian D. Leto pleaded guilty to a count of theft filed against him by West Hazleton police after a July 27 incident at Weis Market and was sentenced to 30 days confinement by Magisterial District... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Crestwood's Wotherspoon promoted to RailRidersThe 24-year-old right-handed relief pitcher becomes the second Northeast Pennsy
Crestwood's Wotherspoon promoted to RailRiders
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 15 hours ago
The 24-year-old right-handed relief pitcher becomes the second Northeast Pennsylvania native to play for the organization. Hazleton Area grad Russ Canzler was the first in 2014. “I was very surprised. I have been throwing the ball well down here,”... Read more
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Times News
21 busted for drugsdrugs find their way to Tamaqua and eastern Schuylkill County after being chann
21 busted for drugs
Times News / Posted 22 hours ago
drugs find their way to Tamaqua and eastern Schuylkill County after being channeled through the cities of Allentown and Hazleton. Several of the suspects claimed innocence as they were led handcuffed to arraignment at the office of District... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Diane M. ZukowskiApril 28, 2016 , 54, of Hazleton passed away Thursday. She is the daughter of
Diane M. Zukowski
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
April 28, 2016 , 54, of Hazleton passed away Thursday. She is the daughter of the late George and Emily (Mormak) Zukowski. She is survived by her children, Christopher Yanoski, Brandon, Sean and Nicole Zukowski and George... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Student-run campaign aims to keep coachesSome Hazleton Area School District student-athletes are using social media to s
Student-run campaign aims to keep coaches
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Some Hazleton Area School District student-athletes are using social media to support their coaches. On Thursday, the school board voted 6-3 to open all fall and winter sports coaching positions, sparking mostly criticism of the move at a monthly... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Stop the silence: reaching out to prevent suicidethe Silence Walk to Prevent Suicide,” a program of Catholic Social Services, wa
Stop the silence: reaching out to prevent suicide
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
the Silence Walk to Prevent Suicide,” a program of Catholic Social Services, was held Sunday, beginning and based in the Hazleton Area High School gymnasium. It attracted approximately 700 walkers, most who endured a light but persistent rainfall... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Cougars compete in Millersville InviteDespite a late arrival due to transportation issues, the Hazleton Area boys sti
Cougars compete in Millersville Invite
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Despite a late arrival due to transportation issues, the Hazleton Area boys still managed some solid performances and a ninth-place finish in the 30-team Millersville Cy Fritz High School Open track and field invitational Friday at Millersville... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Beaver Brook’s water still on, problems lingerBeaver Brook residents and the authority April 19. People from the state Depart
Beaver Brook’s water still on, problems linger
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Beaver Brook residents and the authority April 19. People from the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Hazleton City Authority joined the conference call. Toohil asked the authority to allow more time to find a solution. “I... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, May 3Ashland man found with needle Hazleton police say an Ashland man had a hypoder
Police, May 3
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Ashland man found with needle Hazleton police say an Ashland man had a hypodermic needle and counterfeit money on him when officers investigated a suspicious person complaint Friday night. According to arrest papers, it was just before 11 p.m. when... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Little LeagueNice helped with a double and Scott Bersavage had a single. Brance Fronheiser
Little League
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Nice helped with a double and Scott Bersavage had a single. Brance Fronheiser singled for the Tacos. Valley East ❒ Hazleton Plumbing and Heating & Supply Co. Nationals 12, Medtronic Inc. Mets 5 — Colin Crooks poked a RBI single and Luke... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
HASD seeking applicants for coaching positionsThe Hazleton Area School District is accepting applications for the following h
HASD seeking applicants for coaching positions
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
The Hazleton Area School District is accepting applications for the following high school varsity head coaching positions: Boys basketball, girls basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, boys soccer, girls... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Cougars post WVC sweep at PittstonThe Hazleton Area junior high track and field teams continued their successful
Cougars post WVC sweep at Pittston
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
The Hazleton Area junior high track and field teams continued their successful springs on Monday, as the Cougars (98-43) and Lady Cougars (79-71) swept host Pittston Area in a Wyoming Valley Conference dual meet in Yatesville. ❒ Hazleton Area 98,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
As next big thing, Cubs in shoes that Pirates once worethere's a need to sign someone at that kind of (salary)." Either way, the riva
As next big thing, Cubs in shoes that Pirates once wore
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
there's a need to sign someone at that kind of (salary)." Either way, the rivalry is heating up. Maddon compared it to a Hazleton (Pa.) versus West Hazleton football game in a snowstorm. "This," he said, "is... Read more
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Times News
Luzerne driver cited after Schuylkill crashalong Route 339 in East Union Township, Schuylkill County. State police at Fra
Luzerne driver cited after Schuylkill crash
Times News / Posted yesterday
along Route 339 in East Union Township, Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said Stephani Urizar Acevedo, 23, of Hazleton, was driving a 2000 Honda Civic northbound on Route 924. At the intersection with 339 she failed to negotiate a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Little LeagueWest Hazleton ❒ Palmerton Tacos 13, Pulaski Club 5 —Kayla Nothstein hit a game
Little League
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
West Hazleton ❒ Palmerton Tacos 13, Pulaski Club 5 —Kayla Nothstein hit a game-tying two-run home run in the fourth inning and also singled, leading the Tacos past Pulaski Club. Kyle Sebelin added three singles for Palmerton and Dylan Hartranft had... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Wapwallopen boy missing since ThursdayDavid R. Steadele, 16, of Wapwallopen, who hasn’t been home since he left his h
Wapwallopen boy missing since Thursday
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
David R. Steadele, 16, of Wapwallopen, who hasn’t been home since he left his house on Thursday morning. State police in Hazleton said Steadele might be in the area of Wilkes-Barre or Pittston and ask anyone with information about Steadele to... Read more
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Times News
Crackdown on illegal drugs in Tamaqua areafrom Mexico. Much of the illegal drugs find their way to Tamaqua and eastern Sc
Crackdown on illegal drugs in Tamaqua area
Times News / Posted 2 days ago
from Mexico. Much of the illegal drugs find their way to Tamaqua and eastern Schuylkill County after being channeled through the cities of Allentown and Hazleton. More details as they become available and a complete report in Tuesday's Times... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Robert J. MiorelliSenior Living Community, Drums for the past eight years, passed away Friday eve
Robert J. Miorelli
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Senior Living Community, Drums for the past eight years, passed away Friday evening in Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Siller) Miorelli and resided in Hazleton until... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Joseph Michael BarlettaApril 28, 2016 , 50, of Hazleton passed away Thursday at his home. Born in Ha
Joseph Michael Barletta
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
April 28, 2016 , 50, of Hazleton passed away Thursday at his home. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of Teresa Kathleen Fay, Cincinnati, Ohio, and the late Michael Barletta and was a member of Annunciation Parish at St.... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Golf Tournaments$35 for dinner only. Sponsorships available. Includes: Green fees, cart, dinne
Golf Tournaments
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
$35 for dinner only. Sponsorships available. Includes: Green fees, cart, dinner after golf, prizes. Benefits: Greater Hazleton Catholic Youth Scholarship Fund. Contacts: Don Bayzick or Tom Kostic 570-455-9431. Penn State Greater Hazleton... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Sports - Standard SpeakerWest Hazleton ❒ Palmerton Tacos 13, Pulaski Club 5 —Kayla Nothstein hit a game
Sports - Standard Speaker
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
West Hazleton ❒ Palmerton Tacos 13, Pulaski Club 5 —Kayla Nothstein hit a game-tying two-run home run in the fourth inning and also singled, leading the Tacos past Pulaski Club. Kyle Sebelin added three singles for Palmerton and Dylan Hartranft had... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, May 2appear now because they have only recently been filed or served. ■ Paul M. Hun
Police, May 2
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
appear now because they have only recently been filed or served. ■ Paul M. Hunsinger, 34, Hazle Township, harassment by Hazleton police after an April 23 offense. ■ David A. Harvan, 55, Nesquehoning, objects used to package a controlled... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Crestwood recognizes standout studentsMcNulty; Isabella Possinger and Katie Scanlan received honorable mentions. Cre
Crestwood recognizes standout students
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
McNulty; Isabella Possinger and Katie Scanlan received honorable mentions. Crestwood artists also placed in the recent Hazleton Youth Art Expo. Ashley Lewis received first place in the “Most Thought Provoking” category, while Kara Johnson... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
From behind bars to a new homeresidences went to prison for selling drugs, his wife faced eviction. A one-st
From behind bars to a new home
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
residences went to prison for selling drugs, his wife faced eviction. A one-strike-and-you’re-out policy followed by the Hazleton Housing Authority and many housing agencies nationwide since 1996 expels households for drug crime. The wife,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Robert J. MiorelliJ. Miorelli, a guest at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, Drums, passed a
Robert J. Miorelli
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
J. Miorelli, a guest at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, Drums, passed away Friday evening in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s edition of the Standard-Speaker. Arrangements are under the direction... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Offseason programs up and running in HASD despite move to open coaching posiitonsIt’s “business as usual’’ for most Hazleton Area School District’s fall and win
Offseason programs up and running in HASD despite move to open coaching posiitons
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
It’s “business as usual’’ for most Hazleton Area School District’s fall and winter sports programs despite a move to open all coaching position connected with those teams. The Hazleton Area High School football program has had 60-plus... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Minor LeagueJohnson had two hits and scored a run and both Dillon Borger and Caleb Jacoby h
Minor League
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Johnson had two hits and scored a run and both Dillon Borger and Caleb Jacoby had hits to lead Towamensing Lugnuts. Hazleton ❒ Elks 1, Leader Data Processing 0 —Gregory Horinko struck out nine while throwing four-plus innings of shutout... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Little Leaguedouble for the winners. Hayden Greenberg hit a double for the Lions. Teammate
Little League
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
double for the winners. Hayden Greenberg hit a double for the Lions. Teammate Drew Schleer contributed a RBI single. West Hazleton ❒ Valley Athletic 12, Lions Club 1 —Angel Cruz had a big day as Valley Athletic bested the Lions Club. Cruz... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Meetingsits regular monthly meeting on Monday ,at 6:30 p.m. in the community room in th
Meetings
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
its regular monthly meeting on Monday ,at 6:30 p.m. in the community room in the Shenandoah Valley High School. ❒ GREATER HAZLETON UMPIRES — The Greater Hazleton PIAA Baseball/Softball Umpires Chapter will meet on the following dates in the Hazle... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Jr. high softballHazleton Area 20, Berwick 0 (three innings) —Aleah Kost tossed a three inning p
Jr. high softball
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Hazleton Area 20, Berwick 0 (three innings) —Aleah Kost tossed a three inning perfect game as the Lady Cougars (9-1) rolled over Berwick. Kost struck out three of the nine batters she faced in picking up the win. Marissa Trivelpiece (two doubles,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
H.S. Volleyball❒ Nanticoke 3, Hazleton Area 0 —Hazleton Area fell in its volleyball match with
H.S. Volleyball
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
❒ Nanticoke 3, Hazleton Area 0 —Hazleton Area fell in its volleyball match with Nanticoke, the second ranked team in the Wyoming Valley Conference, in straight sets with scores of 25-15, 25-12 and 25-12. Tomas Doviak led the way for the Cougars with... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, May 1Violations for older offenses appear now because they have only recently been f
Police, May 1
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Violations for older offenses appear now because they have only recently been filed or served. ■ Elvis A. Silverio, 22, Hazleton, disorderly conduct for unreasonable noise by city police after an April 24 offense. ■ Luis K. Vargas, 22,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
CD rallies past CougarsCentral Dauphin 3, Hazleton Area 2 —The Cougars held a one-run lead heading to
CD rallies past Cougars
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Central Dauphin 3, Hazleton Area 2 —The Cougars held a one-run lead heading to the bottom of the seventh before Central Dauphin scratched out two runs to pick up a non-league win. Alex “Bubba” Klein got the first out of the seventh when Zack... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Y celebrates Healthy Kids Day with eventbicyclist Steven Stamatolpoulos watched children pedal a course of cones and li
Y celebrates Healthy Kids Day with event
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
bicyclist Steven Stamatolpoulos watched children pedal a course of cones and lines drawn on the parking lot at the Hazleton YMCA/YWCA on Saturday. After Liam Leonard performed a series of stops and starts that simulated riding between... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Community donates goods to earthquake victims in EcuadorWhen Freddy Calle invited Hazleton residents to drop off supplies for victims o
Community donates goods to earthquake victims in Ecuador
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
When Freddy Calle invited Hazleton residents to drop off supplies for victims of the earthquake in Ecuador, he thought he could deliver the gifts to JFK airport in his van. After 3½ hours of watching donations arrive at the Hazleton One Community... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Shelter has ‘semi-permanent’ spaceHazleton’s pilot homeless shelter will be moving into a “more stable, semi-perm
Shelter has ‘semi-permanent’ space
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Hazleton’s pilot homeless shelter will be moving into a “more stable, semi-permanent” location this week, according to Catholic Social Services director Neil Oberto. La Iglesia Buenas Nuevas in West Hazleton has come forward offering a property on... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Dog shot dead by city policeA man resisting arrest caused his dog to attack officers Saturday afternoon in
Dog shot dead by city police
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
A man resisting arrest caused his dog to attack officers Saturday afternoon in Hazleton, court records say. The dog was shot dead, police said, after becoming persistently aggressive with officers who tried subduing the animal. Police said they... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Woman once out in the cold grateful for community’s help with apartmentThe recent story of “Emma,” who found herself homeless in Hazleton, touched a n
Woman once out in the cold grateful for community’s help with apartment
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
The recent story of “Emma,” who found herself homeless in Hazleton, touched a number of readers who came forward, some anonymously, to help the 63-year-old grandmother make her new life more comfortable. Emma was homeless for a month before an... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Suicide prevention walk Sun. at HAHSThe Hazleton Area High School SADD Club and Help Stop the Silence, a suicide pr
Suicide prevention walk Sun. at HAHS
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
The Hazleton Area High School SADD Club and Help Stop the Silence, a suicide prevention and support program offered through Catholic Social Services, will host the fourth annual Stop the Silence walk to prevent suicide Sunday at the Hazleton Area... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
HS SPORTS: Standings, schedule and statistics7 1 Delaware Valley 7 1 Wyoming Valley West 7 3 North Pocono 6 3 Dallas 5 4
HS SPORTS: Standings, schedule and statistics
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
7 1 Delaware Valley 7 1 Wyoming Valley West 7 3 North Pocono 6 3 Dallas 5 4 Crestwood 3 5 Tunkhannock 3 5 Hazleton Area 3 6 Berwick 2 4 Coughlin 2 6 Lake-Lehman 1 8 Hanover Area 0 7 Wyoming Valley West at North... Read more
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