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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 19ask anyone with information to call them at 570-788-3006 or 911. HAZLETON Man
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 hours ago
ask anyone with information to call them at 570-788-3006 or 911. HAZLETON Man faces assault, threat charges Hazleton police say a city man assaulted and threatened a woman Aug. 12. Albert A. Santos-Cabrera, 26, faces charges of... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Shots fired near city’s Altmiller ParkArticle Tools Hazleton police are investigating a report of shots fired from t
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 hours ago
Article Tools Hazleton police are investigating a report of shots fired from two vehicles Thursday evening in the area of Altmiller Park. According to city police Chief Jerry Speziale, the shots were fired from a black vehicle with red decals,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 18a weapon. HAZLETON Traffic stop leads to drug charge A Taylor man was found
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
a weapon. HAZLETON Traffic stop leads to drug charge A Taylor man was found with empty heroin packets and a spoon when Hazleton police stopped the vehicle he was in Feb. 28, court papers say. Officers filed a count of possession of drug... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Payroll troubles strike againof a share for making an upfront payment to the city. Mope’s idea of charging
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
of a share for making an upfront payment to the city. Mope’s idea of charging Hazle Twp. for services provided by the Hazleton police or other city agencies appears to be a non-starter. Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale said the police... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Sex assault suspect has second accuserin that case of abusing a girl when she was between the ages of 6 and 12, accor
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
in that case of abusing a girl when she was between the ages of 6 and 12, according to information provided by police. Hazleton police filed those charges against him after a joint investigation that also involved Butler Twp. police and the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Driver leads police on wild city chaseArticle Tools A New Jersey man tossed a stolen handgun from a vehicle that Haz
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 4 days ago
Article Tools A New Jersey man tossed a stolen handgun from a vehicle that Hazleton police chased through the city because they believed it was connected to a gunshot victim who showed up at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton, according to court... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Court, Aug. 14records: ■ A count of terroristic threats filed against Edward J. Braskey, 41,
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 5 days ago
records: ■ A count of terroristic threats filed against Edward J. Braskey, 41, Beaver Meadows, was withdrawn Wednesday by Hazleton police while he pleaded guilty to a count of harassment and was ordered to pay $473.06. The charges were filed in... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 12Traugh, 23, Berwick, facing charges of possession of a controlled substance and
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
Traugh, 23, Berwick, facing charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. West Hazleton police assisted. LANSFORD Park encounter results in arrest Lansford police found drug paraphernalia during a June... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Child injured in two-vehicle crashHazleton police and firefighters responded to a two-vehicle crash near City Hal
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
Hazleton police and firefighters responded to a two-vehicle crash near City Hall at North Church and West Green streets this morning. The collision at 7:48 a.m. involved a Dodge pickup and Dodge van. A child was taken by American Patient Transport... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 10and now faces charges, court papers say. Joelene Moon, 29, Hazleton, faces una
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
and now faces charges, court papers say. Joelene Moon, 29, Hazleton, faces unauthorized use of a motor vehicle by West Hazleton police. She was released on $5,000 unsecured bail Aug. 2 by Magisterial District Judge James Dixon, Hazle Twp., and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City man is arrested on child rape chargescustody on charges alleging the repeated sexual abuse of a female child when th
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
custody on charges alleging the repeated sexual abuse of a female child when the child was between the ages of 6 and 12. Hazleton police arrested Jhonny Pena-Guerrero, 36, on two first-degree felony charges of rape of a child and involuntary... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man arrested in child rape caseon charges for the alleged repeated sexual abuse of a female child when the chi
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
on charges for the alleged repeated sexual abuse of a female child when the child was between the ages of 6 and 12. Hazleton police arrested Jhonny Pena-Guerrero, 36, on two first-degree felony charges of rape of a child and involuntary... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 8court papers say. Jason A. Samler, 38, was charged with materially false writt
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
court papers say. Jason A. Samler, 38, was charged with materially false written statement and statement under penalty by Hazleton police. The charges were filed against him Aug. 1 and he was released Saturday on $15,000 unsecured bail by... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
POLICEcourt papers say. Jason A. Samler, 38, was charged with materially false writt
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
court papers say. Jason A. Samler, 38, was charged with materially false written statement and statement under penalty by Hazleton police. The charges were filed against him Aug. 1 and he was released Saturday on $15,000 unsecured bail by... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man accused of Sunday shooting claims revengelong grudge. Upon his apprehension less than two hours after the shooting, Jua
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 11 days ago
long grudge. Upon his apprehension less than two hours after the shooting, Juan G. Melendez Umpierre, Hazleton, told Hazleton police he shot Antonio Cruz because Cruz allegedly broke his hand with a baseball bat several months prior,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 7Article Tools HAZLETON Alleged cellphone thief nabbed Not long after a cellp
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
Article Tools HAZLETON Alleged cellphone thief nabbed Not long after a cellphone was stolen May 31, Hazleton police apprehended the man they say committed the crime. Police charged Patrick J. Duksta, 23, Hazleton, with two counts each theft and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Swift arrest: Alleged gunman captured after two are shotArticle Tools Two men were shot and wounded at 1:38 a.m. Sunday, and Hazleton
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
Article Tools Two men were shot and wounded at 1:38 a.m. Sunday, and Hazleton police charged a 32-year-old man in the attack less than two hours later. Juan Umpierre Melendez of Hazleton is charged with aggravated and simple assault and reckless... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Two shot in Hazleton; man in custodyArticle Tools Two men were shot and wounded at 1:38 this morning, and Hazleton
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 days ago
Article Tools Two men were shot and wounded at 1:38 this morning, and Hazleton police charged a 32-year-old man in the attack less than two hours later. Juan Umpierre Melendez of Hazleton is charged with aggravated and simple assault and reckless... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 6oxycodone, police wrote. Fairview and Wright Twp. police departments assisted.
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
oxycodone, police wrote. Fairview and Wright Twp. police departments assisted. HAZLETON Two more nabbed for fake checks Hazleton police charged two additional people after a string of fake checks were cashed at a city business this... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Court, Aug. 6withdrawn by police Wednesday. ■ A criminal case charging Samantha D. O’Berry,
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
withdrawn by police Wednesday. ■ A criminal case charging Samantha D. O’Berry, 18, Freeland, with possession of marijuana and use or possession of drug paraphernalia in relation to a May 11 traffic stop, was withdrawn by Hazleton police Wedn... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man injured at after-hours partyto a local trauma center and will be detained and returned to Hazleton to face
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 13 days ago
to a local trauma center and will be detained and returned to Hazleton to face arraignment upon his release. “The Hazleton Police Department, through its Operation Pressure Point, has been focusing on after-hours locations and will... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Hazleton man faces burglary chargeArticle Tools Hazleton police apprehended a city man late Thursday night after
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police apprehended a city man late Thursday night after being dispatched to a burglary in progress in the area of East Second Street and Boone Court. Officers transported Alejandro Echavarria, 18, to the Luzerne County... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City burglary suspect nabbedArticle Tools Hazleton police apprehended a city man late Thursday night after
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police apprehended a city man late Thursday night after being dispatched to a burglary in progress in the area of East Second Street and Boone Court. Officers transported Alejandro Echavarria, 18, to the Luzerne County... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 4say city man gave fake name after food theft A 50-year-old Hazleton man who re
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 15 days ago
say city man gave fake name after food theft A 50-year-old Hazleton man who resisted arrest, also provided Hazleton police with a fake name and had drugs in his possession July 20, arrest papers say. Police were on patrol in the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man with crow bar suspected of break-inArticle Tools Hazleton police responded to the Capri Lounge at Second and Alte
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police responded to the Capri Lounge at Second and Alter streets on a call for a man using a crow bar to gain entry into a room at the business. Police arrested Mariusz Wlodyka, 44, without incident a short time later and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 3day in jail Monday. HAZLETON Missing wallet located at city hall A wallet be
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
day in jail Monday. HAZLETON Missing wallet located at city hall A wallet belonging to William Vanriper was turned into Hazleton police on July 28. The wallet contained multiple miscellaneous cards. The owner can claim the wallet at city hall,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man sentenced for heroin saleto 4,000 bags of heroin. He was charged in October 2015 after an investigation
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
to 4,000 bags of heroin. He was charged in October 2015 after an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Hazleton police. The case was brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide epidemic regarding the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City police investigate Green Street break-inHazleton police are investigating the report of a break-in to a building on Eas
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 16 days ago
Hazleton police are investigating the report of a break-in to a building on East Green Street behind the Standard-Speaker. An unknown person or persons broke into the building on its east side and took water bottles and a fire extinguisher from the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Wanted man scuffles with city cops over body searchA. Green, 55, faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment,
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 days ago
A. Green, 55, faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, resisting arrest and public drunkenness by Hazleton police. The charges were filed against him July 21 and he was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Alexandra... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City police investigate Green St. break-inHazleton police are investigating the report of a break-in to a building on Gre
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 days ago
Hazleton police are investigating the report of a break-in to a building on Green Street behind the Standard-Speaker. An unknown person or persons broke into the building on its east side and took water bottles and a fire extinguisher from the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Aug. 1court papers state, Mika was found in possession of marijuana. WEST HAZLETON
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 18 days ago
court papers state, Mika was found in possession of marijuana. WEST HAZLETON Woman accused of break-in, assault West Hazleton police say a Hazleton woman broke into a borough home and assaulted the occupant Jan. 31. Elaine Diaz-Mencia, 26,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Homeless man was beaten for 2 hours with ‘metal club’the Hazleton Shopping Center. The man whose name was not released was taken to
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 18 days ago
the Hazleton Shopping Center. The man whose name was not released was taken to a hospital with severe injuries. Saturday, Hazleton police announced they had arrested Burt A. Peltz for the assault. But, Peltz’s arrest papers, obtained by the... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, July 31Article Tools HAZLETON 2 women charged after traffic stop Two women face cha
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 19 days ago
Article Tools HAZLETON 2 women charged after traffic stop Two women face charges by Hazleton police after a May 11 traffic stop, arrest papers say. Samantha D. O’Berry, 18, Freeland, was charged with possession of marijuana and use or possession... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police collar suspect in beating of homeless manArticle Tools A suspect in the beating of a homeless man on Wednesday was take
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 20 days ago
Article Tools A suspect in the beating of a homeless man on Wednesday was taken into custody Friday, Hazleton police said. Burt Peltz, 40, was found in woods south of the Hazleton Shopping Center at 10 p.m. Friday, police said after they received... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police find assault suspectArticle Tools A suspect in the beating of a homeless man on Wednesday was take
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 20 days ago
Article Tools A suspect in the beating of a homeless man on Wednesday was taken into custody overnight, Hazleton police said this morning. Burt Peltz, 40, was found in woods south of the Hazleton Shopping Center at 10 p.m. Friday, police said after... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
West Hazleton man sought in beatingArticle Tools Hazleton police are looking for one of the men who beat up a hom
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 21 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police are looking for one of the men who beat up a homeless man behind the Hazleton Shopping Center on West Broad Street on Wednesday morning. Burt Peltz of West Hazleton is wanted for aggravated assault, said Police Chief... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City police seek man in beatingArticle Tools Hazleton police are looking for one of the men who beat up a hom
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 21 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police are looking for one of the men who beat up a homeless man behind the Hazleton Shopping Center on West Broad Street on Wednesday morning. Burt Peltz of West Hazleton is wanted for aggravated assault, said Police Chief... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
News - Standard SpeakerArticle Tools Hazleton police are looking for one of the men who beat up a hom
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 21 days ago
Article Tools Hazleton police are looking for one of the men who beat up a homeless man behind the Hazleton Shopping Center on West Broad Street on Wednesday morning. Burt Peltz of West Hazleton is wanted for aggravated assault, said Police Chief... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Fiery fight generated deadly blazethe life of Gordon Wanser, 58, a tenant who died from carbon monoxide poisoning
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 22 days ago
the life of Gordon Wanser, 58, a tenant who died from carbon monoxide poisoning due to smoke inhalation, according to Hazleton police. Thomas McQueen, 65, North Locust Street, and Alice Reimiller, 53, also known as Alice O’Donnell, whose last... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, July 2717. Pedro Bueso, 37, faces resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, careless driv
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 23 days ago
17. Pedro Bueso, 37, faces resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, careless driving and four summary stop sign violations by Hazleton police. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail by Magisterial District Judge Joseph Carmody, West Pittston, that... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Man, woman face murder charges for deadly blazein connection with the death of a man in a fire in the city in March. After a
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 23 days ago
in connection with the death of a man in a fire in the city in March. After a joint investigation made by four agencies, Hazleton police on Wednesday arrested Thomas McQueen, North Locust Street, and Alice Reimiller, also known as Alice... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Homeless man assaulted, sustains serious injuriessustained serious injuries during an assault at the rear of the Hazleton Shoppi
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 23 days ago
sustained serious injuries during an assault at the rear of the Hazleton Shopping Center, 538 W. Broad St., on Wednesday, Hazleton police Chief Jerry Speziale said. Officers and an ambulance from American Patient Transport Systems responded at... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police: Homeless man seriously hurt in beatingsustained serious injuries during an assault at the rear of the Hazleton Shoppi
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 23 days ago
sustained serious injuries during an assault at the rear of the Hazleton Shopping Center, 538 W. Broad St., on Wednesday, Hazleton police Chief Jerry Speziale said. Officers and an ambulance from American Patient Transport Systems responded at... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Court, July 26Goris Perez, 21, Hazleton, pleaded guilty to a count of possession of a control
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 24 days ago
Goris Perez, 21, Hazleton, pleaded guilty to a count of possession of a controlled substance, filed against him by West Hazleton police after a March 26 traffic stop on North Fifth Street, after a car he was riding in was pulled over. A count of... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
POLICEcrash occurred about 12:30 p.m. on East Broad Street near the Hazleton Elks Clu
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 25 days ago
crash occurred about 12:30 p.m. on East Broad Street near the Hazleton Elks Club. Man charged for providing false ID Hazleton police recently charged a city man they say provided false information on federal and state forms used to purchase... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
In Court, July 25placed it back in his waistband and walked away. ■ Charges for simple assault,
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 25 days ago
placed it back in his waistband and walked away. ■ Charges for simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment filed by Hazleton police against Luis D. Ortiz, 36, Hazleton after a June 26 domestic incident which began on Carleton Avenue, were... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, July 24from his parents’ house, court papers say. John Brogan Jr., 38, faces felonies
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 26 days ago
from his parents’ house, court papers say. John Brogan Jr., 38, faces felonies for theft and receiving stolen property. Hazleton police filed the charges against him June 9 and issued them via summons, which he accepted July 13. According to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Two sent fleeing from afternoon flamesscene. Traffic around the house was blocked by firefighters and police and the
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 26 days ago
scene. Traffic around the house was blocked by firefighters and police and their vehicles for safety reasons. Leshko said Hazleton police, American Patient Transport Systems Inc., and Sugarloaf Twp. Emergency Medical Services assisted... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Fire damages Hazleton home, displaces twoheavy turnout gear were rotated in and out of the building and had access to re
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 26 days ago
heavy turnout gear were rotated in and out of the building and had access to rehabilitation services on scene. Leshko said Hazleton police, American Patient Transport Systems Inc., and Sugarloaf Emergency Medical Services assisted firefighters. UGI... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, July 23treatment. Police said he would be cited for not driving at a safe speed. Cop
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 27 days ago
treatment. Police said he would be cited for not driving at a safe speed. Cops find drug on man pushing cart West Hazleton police charged a borough man after finding him with a drug as he pushed a grocery cart on a borough... Read more
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