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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Child falls from 3rd floor windowAn 11-year-old boy who fell from a third-floor window at 10:18 a.m. Tuesday mor
Child falls from 3rd floor window
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 hours ago
An 11-year-old boy who fell from a third-floor window at 10:18 a.m. Tuesday morning remains at a regional trauma center for observation, according to Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale. He said that Detective Joseph Lambert and Detective Cpl.... 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 8 hours 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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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City church pastor to burglar: 'I forgive you'The person who burglarized Diamond United Methodist Church broke windows and do
City church pastor to burglar: 'I forgive you'
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 22 hours ago
The person who burglarized Diamond United Methodist Church broke windows and door jambs, ransacked the offices and stole gift cards that were meant to help the poor. The church’s pastor, Chris Hardy, said the burglary resulted in hundreds of dollars... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Feb. 9Woman charged after fleeing A Freeland woman faces charges after fleeing from
Police, Feb. 9
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Woman charged after fleeing A Freeland woman faces charges after fleeing from police in Hazleton on Friday. Jenny Zorilla, 32, of Freeland Village, was charged with driving without a licence, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle, fleeing... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City church ransacked, burglarizedThe person who burglarized Diamond United Methodist Church broke windows and do
City church ransacked, burglarized
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
The person who burglarized Diamond United Methodist Church broke windows and door jambs, ransacked the offices and stole gift cards that were meant to help the poor. The church’s pastor, Chris Hardy, said the burglary resulted in hundreds of dollars... 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 2 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
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 3 days 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
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 3 days ago
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
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 4 days ago
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
Police, Feb. 6Hazleton incidents Hazleton police issued the following reports and ask anyone
Police, Feb. 6
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 days ago
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
Hazletonpolice.com website opensHazleton police started using a new website today. The address is hazletonpoli
Hazletonpolice.com website opens
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 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 4 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 4 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
Police, Feb. 5Computers stolen from city school No one was injured during a break-in at Imma
Police, Feb. 5
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
Computers stolen from city school No one was injured during a break-in at Immanuel Christian School in Hazleton on Tuesday, but eight laptops and a computer wired into the school’s surveillance system were stolen, Principal Al DiSalvatore... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Unruly theft suspect faces new burglary chargesHazleton police filed additional charges against a 19-year-old man who caused a
Unruly theft suspect faces new burglary charges
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
Hazleton police filed additional charges against a 19-year-old man who caused a ruckus in district court last week after learning about new burglary charges against him. Stefan Rease of Hazleton, who is accused of a Christmas Day break-in at Bob’s... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Firms suggest new buildings for Butler Township police station, municipal officesA review by engineering and architectural firms suggests that the Butler Townsh
Firms suggest new buildings for Butler Township police station, municipal offices
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 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
Police, Feb. 4Traffic stop yields multiple charges A Tresckow man faces multiple charges fol
Police, Feb. 4
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 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
Man charged in Hazleton shooting; victim ‘critical’A man suspected in a shooting early Tuesday morning in Hazleton was apprehended
Man charged in Hazleton shooting; victim ‘critical’
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
A man suspected in a shooting early Tuesday morning in Hazleton was apprehended that evening. Jona Castillo-Rodriguez, 21, of Hazleton was taken into custody by officers just before 7 p.m. during a traffic stop in the area of North Vine and Eighth... 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 7 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
Man shot in Hazleton, suspect in custodyHazleton police are investigating a shooting that took place early Tuesday morn
Man shot in Hazleton, suspect in custody
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
Hazleton police are investigating a shooting that took place early Tuesday morning in the area of North Wyoming Street and Diamond Avenue. The identity of the alleged shooter from the 2:39 a.m. incident in the unit block of East Arbutus Street is... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man shot in Hazleton, suspect in custodyUPDATE: Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale announced that the suspected shoot
Man shot in Hazleton, suspect in custody
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
UPDATE: Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale announced that the suspected shooter, Jona Castillo-Rodriguez, was taken into custody just before 7 p.m. Hazleton police are investigating a shooting early Tuesday morning in the area of North Wyoming... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man shot in Hazleton, 2 in custodyHazleton police are investigating a shooting early Tuesday morning in the area
Man shot in Hazleton, 2 in custody
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
Hazleton police are investigating a shooting early Tuesday morning in the area of North Wyoming Street and Diamond Avenue. The identity of the shooter from the 2:39 a.m. incident at 18 E. Arbutus Street has been identified as Jona... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police take two people from Locust Street houseA police megaphone amplified instructions to people inside 696 N. Locust St. th
Police take two people from Locust Street house
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
A police megaphone amplified instructions to people inside 696 N. Locust St. this afternoon: We have a search warrant.Come out with your hands up. After police repeated the message at least three times around 1 p.m., the neighborhood grew... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police in standoff at Locust St. homeHazleton police are on the scene of a standoff as they attempt to execute a sea
Police in standoff at Locust St. home
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
Hazleton police are on the scene of a standoff as they attempt to execute a search warrant at a home on North Laurel Street this afternoon. Police surrounded the home and Hazleton Fire Department equipment blocked the street. Nearby Immanuel... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police investigating shooting in HazletonHazleton police are investigating a shooting early this morning in the area of
Police investigating shooting in Hazleton
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 days ago
Hazleton police are investigating a shooting early this morning in the area of Wyoming and Arbutus streets. One person was taken to the hospital following the 3 a.m. shooting and police remain on the scene investigating. Officers could be seen on... 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 8 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
Police, Feb. 2Freeland man facing charges A Freeland man faces possession of drug parapherna
Police, Feb. 2
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 days ago
Freeland man facing charges A Freeland man faces possession of drug paraphernalia charges following a traffic stop in Weatherly on Jan. 19. David Mease, 45, of Highland Street, was charged after police found four glass smoking pipes inside the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Support city police efforts at meetingEditor, By way of informal introduction, my name is Jerry Speziale, the new ch
Support city police efforts at meeting
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 days ago
Editor, By way of informal introduction, my name is Jerry Speziale, the new chief of police for the City of Hazleton. Mayor Jeff Cusat appointed me and I fully understand it’s my obligation to step up to the challenges of our shared vision of a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
News - Standard SpeakerBurglary under investigation Hazleton police are investigating a burglary that
News - Standard Speaker
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
Burglary under investigation Hazleton police are investigating a burglary that occurred sometime Friday in the 900 block of North Locust Street. According to police, several items were taken from the residence. Anyone with information is asked to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Jan. 30Woman faces charges in dispute A 51-year-old woman from Freeland faces harassm
Police, Jan. 30
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
Woman faces charges in dispute A 51-year-old woman from Freeland faces harassment and disorderly conduct charges after three incidents in Hazleton on Thursday night into Friday morning, police said. Mary T. Heller was involved in a domestic dispute... 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 12 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
Macungie mayor praises Harry’s tenure as chiefMACUNGIE — Borough police Chief Edward A. Harry Jr. is resigning after nearly 1
Macungie mayor praises Harry’s tenure as chief
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
MACUNGIE — Borough police Chief Edward A. Harry Jr. is resigning after nearly 10 years leading the department. Harry has accepted a position as Hazleton Area School District’s security director, and the district school board approved his hiring... 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 13 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
Police investigate two early morning burglariesHazleton police are investigating burglaries at two businesses early Wednesday
Police investigate two early morning burglaries
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
Hazleton police are investigating burglaries at two businesses early Wednesday morning. The first happened around 3:15 a.m. at J&J Fish and Meat Market, 117-119 N. Wyoming St., on the corner of East Tamarack Street. A male smashed a large front... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Jan. 27Driver admits tossing marijuana One driver involved in an Oct. 8 two-car crash
Police, Jan. 27
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
Driver admits tossing marijuana One driver involved in an Oct. 8 two-car crash in Hazle Township admitted to throwing away a small bag of marijuana after the wreck, court papers say. Dustin A. Hill, 31, Hazleton, faces charges for possession of a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City police probe two burglariesHazleton police are investigating burglaries at two businesses early this morni
City police probe two burglaries
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
Hazleton police are investigating burglaries at two businesses early this morning. The first happened around 3:15 a.m. at J&J Fish and Meat Market, 117-119 N. Wyoming St., on the corner of East Tamarack Street. A male smashed a large front window... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
PoliceDriver admits tossing marijuana One driver involved in an Oct. 8 two-car crash
Police
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
Driver admits tossing marijuana One driver involved in an Oct. 8 two-car crash in Hazle Township admitted to throwing away a small bag of marijuana after the wreck, court papers say. Dustin A. Hill, 31, Hazleton, faces charges for possession of a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
PoliceShooting reported in city Sunday Hazleton police responded to a shooting in th
Police
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 15 days ago
Shooting reported in city Sunday Hazleton police responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Alter Street on Sunday night. One victim was taken to Lehigh Valley Hosptial-Hazleton following the 6:45 p.m. incident and later released, police... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Anti-gang law inactive since 2012 passageThis is the latest story in a continuing series examining crime in the Hazleton
Anti-gang law inactive since 2012 passage
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 15 days ago
This is the latest story in a continuing series examining crime in the Hazleton area, how we’re fighting the battle, and how we can win. State legislators crafted a law aimed at combating criminal street gangs more than three years ago. The law has... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police investigate shooting Sunday nightHazleton police responded to a shooting in the 500-block of Alter Street Sunday
Police investigate shooting Sunday night
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
Hazleton police responded to a shooting in the 500-block of Alter Street Sunday night. One victim was taken to Lehigh Valley Hosptial-Hazleton following the 6:45 p.m. incident and later released, police said. Officers ask anyone with information to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Jan. 25Hazleton incidents Hazleton police issued releases alleging the following. Any
Police, Jan. 25
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
Hazleton incidents Hazleton police issued releases alleging the following. Anyone with information can call 570-459-494 ■ Julio A. Quintana, 25, Hazleton, was cited for disorderly conduct after a disturbance in the 100 block of North Bennett Court... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Gang law not utilized enoughThis is the latest story in a continuing series examining crime in the Hazleton
Gang law not utilized enough
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
This is the latest story in a continuing series examining crime in the Hazleton area, how we’re fighting the battle, and how we can win. State legislators crafted a law aimed at combating criminal street gangs more than three years ago. The law has... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Jan. 24Hazleton incidents Hazleton police reported the following incidents. Anyone wi
Police, Jan. 24
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 days ago
Hazleton incidents Hazleton police reported the following incidents. Anyone with information can call officers at 570-459-4940 or 911. ■ A black Honda hit a vehicle parked on North Wyoming Street south of Diamond Avenue and fled between midnight... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
School board slated to hire ex-city chiefFormer Hazleton police chief Edward Harry may be the next security director of
School board slated to hire ex-city chief
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 days ago
Former Hazleton police chief Edward Harry may be the next security director of the Hazleton Area School District if his nomination for the job is approved at Tuesday night’s monthly school board meeting. Harry would replace outgoing director Frank... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Jan. 23Hazleton incidents Hazleton police issued releases on these incidents: ■ Offi
Police, Jan. 23
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 18 days ago
Hazleton incidents Hazleton police issued releases on these incidents: ■ Officers are investigating counterfeit money that passed at businesses in the city this week. Businesses are advised to remain vigilant and to verify all bills are... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Judge approves cell search in homicide caseWILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County Judge on Friday authorized prosecutors to searc
Judge approves cell search in homicide case
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 18 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County Judge on Friday authorized prosecutors to search four cellphones connected to West Hazleton murder suspect Jancarlos Perez. State police at Hazleton charged Perez, 21, on Wednesday with shooting Jose A. Concepcion in... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Beware of fake $5 bills in circulationThe $5 bill you have in hand might not be worth a cent. District Judge Joseph
Beware of fake $5 bills in circulation
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 18 days ago
The $5 bill you have in hand might not be worth a cent. District Judge Joseph Zola is warning local merchants to watch for bogus $5 bills after two of them have been passed at his office in recent weeks. Zola said he was alerted of the latest... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Three vehicles involved in crashThree people sought hospital treatment after a three-vehicle crash, which inclu
Three vehicles involved in crash
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 18 days ago
Three people sought hospital treatment after a three-vehicle crash, which included a rollover, in Hazleton on Thursday afternoon. Hazleton police said a black GMC Envoy driven by Teodora Feliz, 24, Hazleton, failed to yield at North Locust Street... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Jan. 22Hazleton incidents Hazleton police issued releases alleging the following. Any
Police, Jan. 22
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 19 days ago
Hazleton incidents Hazleton police issued releases alleging the following. Anyone with information can call 570-459-4940. ■ Items were stolen from inside a burgundy GMC Envoy while it was in the 100 block of West Second Street sometime overnight... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Nov. 8City police seek info on gunshots Hazleton police said that at 3:54 a.m. Sunda
Police, Nov. 8
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 19 days ago
City police seek info on gunshots Hazleton police said that at 3:54 a.m. Sunday, someone fired gunshots in the area of Birch Street and Fulton Court. There were no reports of injuries or property damage, police said. Anyone with information is... Read more
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