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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
People try to stay warm in ‘worst kind of weather’The wind felt as cold as the ice beneath his feet, but Ronald Yuhas had a strat
People try to stay warm in ‘worst kind of weather’
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
The wind felt as cold as the ice beneath his feet, but Ronald Yuhas had a strategy for staying warm. “Dress in layers and keep hydrated. Even in this cold weather, you need liquid,” Yuhas said while ice fishing at Lake Irena in Hazle Township... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
40 years ago, firebomb killed family of 5Francis “Butch” Boyarski Sr. learned his brother’s home was on fire when a neig
40 years ago, firebomb killed family of 5
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 hours ago
Francis “Butch” Boyarski Sr. learned his brother’s home was on fire when a neighbor came to the door in the middle of the night on Feb. 14, 1976. He raced from his Ebervale home toward Hazleton, first seeing the roaring blaze that was his brother’s... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
State police will still support Hazle, West HazletonAfter years of relying on Pennsylvania State Police for coverage, the Hazleton
State police will still support Hazle, West Hazleton
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 hours ago
After years of relying on Pennsylvania State Police for coverage, the Hazleton area's largest municipality could finally have its own police officers. Hazle Township is on the verge of joining with West Hazleton to form Luzerne County's first... Read more
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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 14 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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WTRF Wheeling
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
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 23 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
Dolores M. KozelFeb. 10, 2016 , 79, of Hazleton passed away Wednesday afternoon in Lehigh Vall
Dolores M. Kozel
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Feb. 10, 2016 , 79, of Hazleton passed away Wednesday afternoon in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown, following a lengthy illness. Born in Scranton on July 10, 1936, she was the daughter of the late James and Nellie... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Correction, Feb. 13The Honey Hole Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will h
Correction, Feb. 13
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
The Honey Hole Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual fundraising banquet at 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at Loitz Safari Room, Hazle Township. An incorrect date was printed in Friday’s edition. The City of Hazleton will... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Wolf: Step up funding for public educationGov. Tom Wolf received a short math lesson from third-grade students at Hazleto
Wolf: Step up funding for public education
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Gov. Tom Wolf received a short math lesson from third-grade students at Hazleton Elementary/Middle School Friday morning. When asked what they were studying, students from Megan Howey’s class answered Wolf in unison. “Perimeter is adding the length... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Feb. 13Drug charges for 2 Hazleton men Two Hazleton men face drug charges after autho
Police, Feb. 13
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Drug charges for 2 Hazleton men Two Hazleton men face drug charges after authorities conducted a controlled buy through a confidential informat Thursday afternoon. Jorge Camilo-Alvarez, 25, and Algenis Santiago Polanco, 20, were arraigned by... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Alinsky convicted of 2011 killing of ex-boyfriendWILKES-BARRE — In the more than four years since Matthew Ryan Gailie died, his
Alinsky convicted of 2011 killing of ex-boyfriend
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
WILKES-BARRE — In the more than four years since Matthew Ryan Gailie died, his family has waited for justice. Through the years, they’ve endured a rare coroner’s inquest, a guilty plea that was later withdrawn, a lengthy appeal over evidence and a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Alinsky found guilty of boyfriend's murderWILKES-BARRE — After about two hours of deliberations, a jury today found Jessi
Alinsky found guilty of boyfriend's murder
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
WILKES-BARRE — After about two hours of deliberations, a jury today found Jessica Alinsky guilty of third-degree murder and tampering with evidence. Alinsky, 32, was accused of murdering her boyfriend, 34-year-old correctional officer Matthew Ryan... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Jury deciding Alinsky’s fateWILKES-BARRE — Jessica Alinsky’s fate is in the hands of the jury. After heari
Jury deciding Alinsky’s fate
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
WILKES-BARRE — Jessica Alinsky’s fate is in the hands of the jury. After hearing closing arguments earlier today, jurors got the case mid-afternoon and will soon decide whether Alinsky, 32, murdered her boyfriend, 34-year-old correctional officer... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Gov. Wolf visits ‘Castle’Gov. Tom Wolf visited Hazleton Elementary/Middle School today as part of his “S
Gov. Wolf visits ‘Castle’
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
Gov. Tom Wolf visited Hazleton Elementary/Middle School today as part of his “Schools that Teach” tour. Wolf talked to students and teachers in four classrooms, then headed to the library to speak about the need for more state taxes for public... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Weatherly company suffers third fire in less than a decadeA Thursday morning fire at Weatherly Casting and Machine Co. was quickly exting
Weatherly company suffers third fire in less than a decade
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
A Thursday morning fire at Weatherly Casting and Machine Co. was quickly extinguished by workers and area fire personnel. One employee, however, asked to be examined at an area medical facility after suffering what Weatherly Citizen’s Fire Company... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
HCA water meter project nears completionWith its water meter replacement project winding down, Hazleton City Authority
HCA water meter project nears completion
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
With its water meter replacement project winding down, Hazleton City Authority board members voted to issue a certificate of substantial completion to contractors that are overseeing the project. Board members approved a resolution Thursday that... 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
Fire quickly doused at Weatherly CastingA fire this morning at Weatherly Casting and Machine Co. was quickly extinguish
Fire quickly doused at Weatherly Casting
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
A fire this morning at Weatherly Casting and Machine Co. was quickly extinguished by workers and area fire personnel. One employee, however, asked to be checked at an area medical facility after suffering what Weatherly Citizens Fire Co. Chief Don... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Wolf to visit Hazleton school FridayGov. Tom Wolf plans to visit Hazleton Elementary/Middle School on Friday while
Wolf to visit Hazleton school Friday
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
Gov. Tom Wolf plans to visit Hazleton Elementary/Middle School on Friday while he continues trying to persuade lawmakers to approve more state taxes for schools. A Democrat, Wolf wants the state to pay a larger share of public school costs, but the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Judge: appearance of expert witness no cause for mistrialWILKES-BARRE — The startling appearance of a renowned Australian blood-spatter
Judge: appearance of expert witness no cause for mistrial
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — The startling appearance of a renowned Australian blood-spatter expert who claimed an “arrogant” Pennsylvania State Police trooper ignored exculpatory evidence was not enough to derail Jessica Alinsky’s murder trial. A county judge... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Court, Feb. 10Man facing retail theft free on bail Manuel Alejandro Rivera Jr., 33, of Hazle
Court, Feb. 10
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 days ago
Man facing retail theft free on bail Manuel Alejandro Rivera Jr., 33, of Hazleton appeared before Magisterial District Judge James Dixon, Hazle Township, and waived retail theft charges from a Dec. 5 offense to Luzerne County Court, according to a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Feb. 10Man faces charges in DUI incident A Tamaqua man faces charges after hitting a
Police, Feb. 10
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 days ago
Man faces charges in DUI incident A Tamaqua man faces charges after hitting a pedestrian holding a child while driving under the influence in the borough in November. Steven Marsicano, 48, was charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI,... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
Mistrial sought in woman's trial in boyfriend's 2011 deathWILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Defense attorneys are seeking a mistrial for a woman c
Mistrial sought in woman's trial in boyfriend's 2011 death
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 4 days ago
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Defense attorneys are seeking a mistrial for a woman charged in the2011 shooting death of her boyfriend in northeastern Pennsylvania. Thirty-two-year-old Jessica Alinsky of Shenandoah is charged in Luzerne County in the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Defense calls for mistrial in Hazle murder caseWILKES-BARRE — Jessica Alinsky’s defense on Tuesday called for a mistrial, alle
Defense calls for mistrial in Hazle murder case
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — Jessica Alinsky’s defense on Tuesday called for a mistrial, alleging the prosecution intentionally withheld evidence from an Australian blood-pattern expert. The delay in Alinsky’s murder trial came just as prosecutors finished a rush... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazle Twp. resident wants code enforcedHazle Township resident Amanda Zimmerman wants the township supervisors to addr
Hazle Twp. resident wants code enforced
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
Hazle Township resident Amanda Zimmerman wants the township supervisors to address a home near hers that has fallen victim to neglect and provides a haven for opossum, cats and vermin. With previous calls for help falling on deaf ears, the Crista... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Feb. 8Women charged for fleeing Charges and citations were filed against two women w
Police, Feb. 8
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 days ago
Women charged for fleeing Charges and citations were filed against two women who allegedly fled from Hazleton police who were responding to a reported fight in the 600 block of North Locust Street at approximately 5:30 p.m. Friday, city police... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
HASD teachers, administrators attending seminarsNational conference participation was approved at Hazleton Area School District
HASD teachers, administrators attending seminars
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 days ago
National conference participation was approved at Hazleton Area School District’s last regular board meeting in January. The following school board members will be attending the National School Boards Association (NSBA) conference in Boston 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 7 days 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 7 days 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
Police, Feb. 7Burglary occurs at storage trailer State police are investigating a burglary
Police, Feb. 7
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days 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
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 8 days ago
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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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 8 days ago
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 Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Property transfersLuzerne County Gallagher Tara et al. to Kaylin M. Tarapchak for $111,000, Whit
Property transfers
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 days ago
Luzerne County Gallagher Tara et al. to Kaylin M. Tarapchak for $111,000, White Haven. Christopher D. Stotts et al. to Brookfield Relocation Inc. for $238,000, Hazle Township. Eagle Rock Resort Co. to Benjamin R. Tursi et al. for $77,800, Hazle... 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 8 days ago
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
Jealousy, anger preceded Gailie’s deathWILKES-BARRE — Long before police found Matthew Ryan Gailie dead on a blood-soa
Jealousy, anger preceded Gailie’s death
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — Long before police found Matthew Ryan Gailie dead on a blood-soaked carpet and his hysterical girlfriend screaming on the front porch, family members on both sides were aware of the couple’s toxic relationship. Jurors, who will likely... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
RegistrationsHAZLETON AREA ATHLETICS — The Hazleton Area High School and Middle Schools are
Registrations
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
HAZLETON AREA ATHLETICS — The Hazleton Area High School and Middle Schools are holding sign-ups for 2016 Spring sports. Students may now pick up forms in their schools for the Sports Clinic to be held on Feb. 27 at the High School. This clinic is... 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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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Fire destroys Blakeslee InnFIRE DESTROYS BLAKESLEE INN — Fire companies spent all day Wednesday battling a
Fire destroys Blakeslee Inn
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
FIRE DESTROYS BLAKESLEE INN — Fire companies spent all day Wednesday battling a fire that destroyed a Monroe County business. Firefighters responded to the Blakeslee Inn & Restaurant on Route 940 in Tobyhanna Township at about 8:30 a.m. and cleared... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Feb. 4Traffic stop yields multiple charges A Tresckow man faces multiple charges fol
Police, Feb. 4
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
Traffic stop yields multiple charges A Tresckow man faces multiple charges following a traffic stop in Hazle Township last year. State police charged Terry Gergar, 66, with fraud altered, forged or counterfeit documents and plates, driving without... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazleton residents demand larger police forceJerry Speziale’s call for the public to support a safer Hazleton didn’t fall on
Hazleton residents demand larger police force
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
Jerry Speziale’s call for the public to support a safer Hazleton didn’t fall on deaf ears. Dozens of residents from Hazleton and surrounding communities packed both levels of Council Chambers as well as the second-floor hallway at City Hall on... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Honey Hole Longbeards to hold annual banquet Feb. 20The Honey Hole Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will h
Honey Hole Longbeards to hold annual banquet Feb. 20
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
The Honey Hole Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 17th annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Feb. 20 at Lobitz Catering hall, Hazle Township. Doors will open at 4 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30. Entertainment for... 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
Police, Feb. 3Disorderly conduct count for man Keilly Origines Andujar, 33, of West Hazleton
Police, Feb. 3
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
Disorderly conduct count for man Keilly Origines Andujar, 33, of West Hazleton, was cited for disorderly conduct following an early-morning disturbance in the area of 9–11 E. Arbutus St. in Hazleton on Sunday, city police said. State... 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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WTRF Wheeling
Woman goes on trial in boyfriend's 2011 shooting deathWILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Prosecutors have told a northeastern Pennsylvania jury
Woman goes on trial in boyfriend's 2011 shooting death
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 11 days ago
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Prosecutors have told a northeastern Pennsylvania jury that a woman shot and killed her boyfriend because she was used to having control over him and felt herself losing that power. Opening statements were delivered Tuesday... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Jury seated in Alinsky murder caseWILKES-BARRE — Testimony in the long-awaited murder case against Jessica Alinsk
Jury seated in Alinsky murder case
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — Testimony in the long-awaited murder case against Jessica Alinsky is set to begin this morning, more than four years after her boyfriend died of a gunshot wound to the face. Much of the day Monday was devoted to selecting a five-man,... 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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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Pottsville man acquitted of raping woman in East Union TownshipDavid R. Moran did not rape a woman in May 2015 in East Union Township, a Schuy
Pottsville man acquitted of raping woman in East Union Township
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
David R. Moran did not rape a woman in May 2015 in East Union Township, a Schuylkill County jury decided Monday. In a one-day trial over which President Judge William E. Baldwin presided, the jury of eight women and four men deliberated about 30... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Judge declines to move murder trialWILKES-BARRE — The murder case against Hazle Township resident Jessica Alinsky
Judge declines to move murder trial
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — The murder case against Hazle Township resident Jessica Alinsky is staying local. As Alinsky’s trial was getting under way Monday morning, defense attorney Demetrius Fannick made a motion for a change of venue, noting news articles... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
Judge denies bid to move women's trial in boyfriend's deathWILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A judge has denied a defense bid to move a northeaster
Judge denies bid to move women's trial in boyfriend's death
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 12 days ago
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A judge has denied a defense bid to move a northeastern Pennsylvania woman's trial in the shooting death of her boyfriend. The motion came Monday as jury selection was about to begin in the Luzerne County trial of... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Suicide or murder? Trial opens to decideWILKES-BARRE — Was Jessica Alinsky heartbroken or is she a heartbreaker? A jur
Suicide or murder? Trial opens to decide
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — Was Jessica Alinsky heartbroken or is she a heartbreaker? A jury set to be picked this morning will be asked to consider that question — whether Alinsky witnessed a tragic suicide or is a scheming killer who murdered her boyfriend and... Read more
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