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Times Leader
Woman forced to perform oral sex in front of childrenof three children, ages 2, 1 and three months, the complaint says. Police said
Times Leader / Posted 3 hours ago
of three children, ages 2, 1 and three months, the complaint says. Police said the woman was transported to Commonwealth Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for treatment. Blair was charged with two counts each with indecent assault and simple assault... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Woman forced to perform sex act in front of kidsher to perform oral sex in a bedroom in front of the children, ages 2, 1 and 3
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 4 hours ago
her to perform oral sex in a bedroom in front of the children, ages 2, 1 and 3 months, police said. The woman was taken to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for treatment. Police charged Blair with two counts each of indecent assault and simple... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House racesto 4. In Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta’s 11th District in northeastern Pen
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 hours ago
to 4. In Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta’s 11th District in northeastern Pennsylvania, Republicans cut out Scranton and Wilkes-Barre and sent the district plunging more than 75 miles into south-central Pennsylvania. Now, Steve Bloom, a... Read more
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The Morning Call
Northeast Pa. teen who sings to combat cystic fibrosis coming back to Lehigh Valley Mallnot have to be present. Additional performance dates are in the works for spri
The Morning Call / Posted 9 hours ago
not have to be present. Additional performance dates are in the works for spring and summer, including at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Great Strides walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Montage Mountain Ski Resort on May 19. For more... Read more
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Times Leader
Barre native Bryn Mesko trains for ultramarathon Run Across HaitiOne Saturday last November, Wilkes-Barre native Bryn Mesko ran the 13.1 miles o
Times Leader / Posted 10 hours ago
One Saturday last November, Wilkes-Barre native Bryn Mesko ran the 13.1 miles of the Philadelphia Half-Marathon. The next day, did she rest? Put her feet up? No, she got up early and ran the 26.2 miles of the full Philadelphia Marathon. All that... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Penguins' Pedan honored by AHLArticle Tools Defenseman Andrey Pedan had a stellar weekend for the Wilkes-Bar
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 11 hours ago
Article Tools Defenseman Andrey Pedan had a stellar weekend for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and the AHL took notice. The 24-year-old Pedan was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week on Monday after scoring three goals, two assists and a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Susquehanna crests below flood stagethroughout the day Monday. Ice jams had caused the river to rapidly rise over
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 hours ago
throughout the day Monday. Ice jams had caused the river to rapidly rise over the weekend, cresting at 20.48 feet in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday around 7 p.m. Minor flooding of low-laying areas occurs at 22 feet. The river level was expected to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Another McCann closing doorsAug. 31, McCann stopped accepting new students at its campuses in the Humboldt
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 hours ago
Aug. 31, McCann stopped accepting new students at its campuses in the Humboldt Industrial Park, Hazle Twp., and in Wilkes-Barre Twp., Carlisle and Shreveport, Louisiana. At that time, Vella said students already enrolled could finish their... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Students honor memory of Martin Luther King via community service, feeding the homelessstudents from Keystone Job Corps Center, Drums, served lunch at the soup kitche
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 hours ago
students from Keystone Job Corps Center, Drums, served lunch at the soup kitchen of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Wilkes-Barre. Students who attend St. Jude Parish in Wright Twp., meanwhile, packed food at CEO’s Weinberg Food Bank in... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Jeanne Eichler Gondek Jan. 9, 2018New York Hospital’s Cornell Medical Center during and after World War II, and a
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 12 hours ago
New York Hospital’s Cornell Medical Center during and after World War II, and at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Wilkes-Barre after that, as well as in numerous doctor’s offices throughout her life. She was very proud of her service as a... Read more
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Times Leader
On Martin Luther King Day, King’s College asks “Will anyone speak up?”WILKES-BARRE — College students stood silent with mouths taped shut. Screens sh
Times Leader / Posted 20 hours ago
WILKES-BARRE — College students stood silent with mouths taped shut. Screens showed a stirring speech on speaking up. Shawn Walker passionately pushed for conversations on topics people too often fear to address: “Bullying, Immigration, Black Lives... Read more
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The Morning Call
Swimming notebook: Southern Lehigh's Wing sets record in the 100 flyJanik Wing’s times in the 100 and 200 freestyle events at last weekend’s All-Am
The Morning Call / Posted 21 hours ago
Janik Wing’s times in the 100 and 200 freestyle events at last weekend’s All-American Meet in Wilkes-Barre were about what Brandon Mazepa expected. Wing’s time in the 100 butterfly, though, came as a complete surprise to his coach. A junior at... Read more
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TribLIVE
Pa. gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House racesto 4. In Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's 11th District in northeastern Pen
TribLIVE / Posted 22 hours ago
to 4. In Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's 11th District in northeastern Pennsylvania, Republicans cut out Scranton and Wilkes-Barre and sent the district plunging more than 75 miles into south-central Pennsylvania. Now, Steve Bloom, a... Read more
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Times Leader
Anonymous survey part of Wilkes-Barre Police Department reviewWILKES-BARRE — Just as the city police union conducted an anonymous survey to a
Times Leader / Posted 22 hours ago
WILKES-BARRE — Just as the city police union conducted an anonymous survey to assess the morale of members under the leadership of Chief Marcella Lendacky, so too is the outside agency hired to recommend ways to improve working conditions in the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House racesto 4. In Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's 11th District in northeastern Pen
The Morning Call / Posted 22 hours ago
to 4. In Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's 11th District in northeastern Pennsylvania, Republicans cut out Scranton and Wilkes-Barre and sent the district plunging more than 75 miles into south-central Pennsylvania. Now, Steve Bloom, a... Read more
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Times Leader
NAACP celebrates MLK day, closing of WB City Hall for holidayWILKES-BARRE — On a day that’s meant to celebrate civil rights victories nation
Times Leader / Posted yesterday
WILKES-BARRE — On a day that’s meant to celebrate civil rights victories nationwide, the local chapter of the NAACP was celebrating a local victory of its own Monday. The Wilkes-Barre NAACP held its first Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast on... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Middlesex County college student news for Jan. 13, 2018WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania — King’s College recently announced the names of stu
The Middletown Press / Posted yesterday
WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania — King’s College recently announced the names of students who qualified for the fall 2017 dean’s list. They include Jason Hoops of East Hampton, a physician assistant major and 2016 graduate of Xavier High School in... Read more
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The Courier Express Newspapers
Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House racesto 4. In Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's 11th District in northeastern Pen
The Courier Express Newspapers / Posted yesterday
to 4. In Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's 11th District in northeastern Pennsylvania, Republicans cut out Scranton and Wilkes-Barre and sent the district plunging more than 75 miles into south-central Pennsylvania. Now, Steve Bloom, a... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House racesto 4. In Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's 11th District in northeastern Pen
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted yesterday
to 4. In Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta's 11th District in northeastern Pennsylvania, Republicans cut out Scranton and Wilkes-Barre and sent the district plunging more than 75 miles into south-central Pennsylvania. Now, Steve Bloom, a... Read more
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Times Leader
SWB RailRiders announce promotional schedule for upcoming seasonThe Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders announced their promotional schedule Monda
Times Leader / Posted yesterday
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders announced their promotional schedule Monday morning. The RailRiders’ 2018 season will include 12 fireworks nights, seven bobblehead giveaways, which is a franchise record, and 13 additional giveaways. “We are... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Letters to the Editor is evidence of Scranton’s drive for a more noble expression of humanity. Member
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted yesterday
is evidence of Scranton’s drive for a more noble expression of humanity. Members choose a higher destiny and because of them Scranton will continue to reach new plateaus of compassion through activities such as theirs. DIANE BOONE WIL... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
LACKAWANNA COUNTY SENTENCINGStwo months’ house arrest, and a $1,000 fine for DUI — tier three, first offense
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted yesterday
two months’ house arrest, and a $1,000 fine for DUI — tier three, first offense. ■ Darik Johnson, 22, 280 New Hancock, Wilkes-Barre, to 11 days’ time served in county prison for possession of drug paraphernalia. ■ Ronald Jeter, 58, 802 Adams... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
YOUR OPINIONis evidence of Scranton’s drive for a more noble expression of humanity. Member
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted yesterday
is evidence of Scranton’s drive for a more noble expression of humanity. Members choose a higher destiny and because of them Scranton will continue to reach new plateaus of compassion through activities such as theirs. DIANE BOONE WIL... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Woman will share her civil rights story at Misericordiaused winter coats for a Coat Drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen and R
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
used winter coats for a Coat Drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen and REACH at St. Stephen’s Clothing Closet. Wilkes University: Wilkes University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the event “Stick With... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
The day the music died: Gallery of Sound closesdarkened store thanked customers for their 28 years of patronage and asked them
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
darkened store thanked customers for their 28 years of patronage and asked them to visit the Gallery of Sound location in Wilkes-Barre Twp. The store was part of the strip shopping center on Laurel Mall property. It sold compact discs, vinyl... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Arena contract extension on holdArticle Tools WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Luzerne County Convention Center Authori
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Luzerne County Convention Center Authority will wait to extend a contract with the firm that manages Mohegan Sun Arena until that company’s acquisition by a Canadian firm is completed, authority Chairman Ed... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Scranton defends revoking contractor's licensescontracting licenses without giving Brunelle a chance to challenge the decision
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted yesterday
contracting licenses without giving Brunelle a chance to challenge the decision. Brunelle’s attorney, Donald Brobst of Wilkes-Barre, recently filed a court motion asking a judge to rule in Brunelle’s favor on that issue prior to trial, citing... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Kessel, Simon milestone goals carry Penguins to win against Rangersfourth straight win. Jarry was happy for Simon, as the two have spent time tog
Sportsnet.ca / Posted yesterday
fourth straight win. Jarry was happy for Simon, as the two have spent time together with the Penguins’ AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. "I think me and Dom have been together for awhile now," Jarry said. "It’s good to finally... Read more
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Times Leader
Sex assault reported in downtown WBWILKES-BARRE — A woman said she was sexually assaulted in the area of the Ali B
Times Leader / Posted yesterday
WILKES-BARRE — A woman said she was sexually assaulted in the area of the Ali Baba Lounge on South Main Street on Saturday, according to officers. The alleged victim, a 33-year-old, went to a local medical center for treatment after the attack. The... Read more
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Times Leader
Stars and Stripes team hosts anti-bullying event at GARWILKES BARRE — “My life is torn apart. My life is torn to pieces,” sang Leasia
Times Leader / Posted yesterday
WILKES BARRE — “My life is torn apart. My life is torn to pieces,” sang Leasia Smith. Smith, a student at Hazleton Area High School, is part of Radio Kids, a local music group. She wrote and sang the song to raise awareness about... Read more
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Times Leader
What cold? Hikers enjoy 7-mile jaunt on Susquehanna Warrior Trailoutdoors and to help the trail continue to grow. Rich McNulty — president of t
Times Leader / Posted yesterday
outdoors and to help the trail continue to grow. Rich McNulty — president of the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club based in Wilkes-Barre, which sponsored the event — said the club donated $100 to the Warrior Trail committee as part of their... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Phantoms win wild overtime thriller at Hersheythe Providence Bruins into second place in the Atlantic Division entering their
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
the Providence Bruins into second place in the Atlantic Division entering their head-to-head showdown with the first-place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Wednesday evening in Northeast Pennsylvania. The next meeting for the Phantoms and Bears... Read more
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Times Leader
Red Cross, firefighters teaming for smoke-alarm project in WilkesWILKES-BARRE — In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a national day of servi
Times Leader / Posted yesterday
WILKES-BARRE — In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a national day of service — the Red Cross, firefighters and volunteers will be teaming to bolster fire safety in the city. They will take to the streets Monday to install free smoke alarms and... Read more
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Times Leader
Local NAACP to honor the Rev. King at breakfast; other MLK events setWILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre branch of the NAACP will hold its first annual
Times Leader / Posted yesterday
WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre branch of the NAACP will hold its first annual “unity breakfast” on Monday to honor the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and to celebrate the closing of City Hall in observance of the MLK holiday. “It’s been a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Tristan Jarry to start for Penguins against Rangers as Matt Murray remains outwhen we're asking him to play back to back.” Jarry struggled badly in back-to-
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
when we're asking him to play back to back.” Jarry struggled badly in back-to-back situations in his first season in Wilkes-Barre, going 2-6-0 with a 4.17 goals-against average and .867 save percentage as a 20-year-old in 2015-16. Last year,... Read more
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Times Leader
Luzerne County Head Start’s WA program searching for new place to call homein the Wyoming Area Intermediate Center in Wyoming before moving to ABC Kiddie
Times Leader / Posted 2 days ago
in the Wyoming Area Intermediate Center in Wyoming before moving to ABC Kiddie Campus in Pittston, then the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind in Exeter and eventually to Corpus Christi. Biga said she is reaching out to various... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Business BuzzArticle Tools Pinstripes donate for cancer aid The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools Pinstripes donate for cancer aid The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders hosted the Triple-A National Championship Game at PNC Field on Sept. 19. Throughout the season and leading up to the championship game, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Namedropperadministration with certification from the University of Scranton and a Bachelo
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
administration with certification from the University of Scranton and a Bachelor of Science in education and history from Wilkes University. Spano was also the director, Bureau of Community and Student Services, for the Pennsylvania Department of... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
D&D Realty transforms distressed properties into apartmentsArticle Tools WILKES-BARRE — Call them developers with a view. A recent proje
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools WILKES-BARRE — Call them developers with a view. A recent project transformed the fourth through 11th floors of the PNC Bank building on West Market Street into 40 upscale apartments. All the apartments have been leased in “Riverview... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Business BriefcaseArticle Tools Jan. 19: Wilkes University Small Business Development Center Int
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools Jan. 19: Wilkes University Small Business Development Center Introduction to QuickBooks seminar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., computer lab, Small Business Development Center, 85 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, with accountant Tina Raup, owner of Spruce... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Bible in Canada linked to Wilkes-Barre familyArticle Tools This Holy Bible appears to be a family heirloom kept for generat
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools This Holy Bible appears to be a family heirloom kept for generations after a couple was married in Wilkes-Barre in 1929. Nobody seems to know how it ended up all these years later in the home of an unrelated woman in a rural fishing... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
People on the Moveand improve patient outcomes. Melissa Olsommer, Pharm.D., Jenkins Twp., earned
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
and improve patient outcomes. Melissa Olsommer, Pharm.D., Jenkins Twp., earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and, before joining Allied, completed a post-graduate residency at Baptist... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Wilkes-Barre cards featuring local fightersArticle Tools Three local professional boxers will be in action when boxing re
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools Three local professional boxers will be in action when boxing returns to Wilkes-Barre for “It’s Back” on March 3 at Genetti’s Hotel and Conference Center. Northeast Boxing promoter Chris Coyne, who is putting on the show along with... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
PENGUINS WEEKLY: Wheeling report and stats to know for Jan. 14turning pro late last season. The team got one of its top scorers back on Tues
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
turning pro late last season. The team got one of its top scorers back on Tuesday, as Reid Gardiner was returned from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 21-year-old didn’t appear in any games with the Penguins, but was tied for third among ECHL... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
News - The Times-Tribuneadministration with certification from the University of Scranton and a Bachelo
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
administration with certification from the University of Scranton and a Bachelor of Science in education and history from Wilkes University. Spano was also the director, Bureau of Community and Student Services, for the Pennsylvania Department of... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Bible in Canada linked to W-B familyArticle Tools This Holy Bible appears to be a family heirloom kept for generat
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Article Tools This Holy Bible appears to be a family heirloom kept for generations after a couple was married in Wilkes-Barre in 1929. Nobody seems to know how it ended up all these years later in the home of an unrelated woman in a rural fishing... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
PENGUINS WEEKLY: Wheeling report and stats to know for Jan. 14turning pro late last season. The team got one of its top scorers back on Tues
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
turning pro late last season. The team got one of its top scorers back on Tuesday, as Reid Gardiner was returned from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 21-year-old didn’t appear in any games with the Penguins, but was tied for third among ECHL... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
COLUMN: Cougars convincing in win at Dallasfeel like we’re good enough now to put teams away.’’ The Cougars will begin th
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
feel like we’re good enough now to put teams away.’’ The Cougars will begin their Division I-II crossover games Tuesday at Wilkes-Barre GAR before returning home to face Tunkhannock on Friday. Saturday, the Cougars will travel to Reading’s Geigle... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Police, Jan. 14driving with a suspended license and was released on $15,000 unsecured bail by
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
driving with a suspended license and was released on $15,000 unsecured bail by Magisterial District Judge Joseph Halesey, Wilkes-Barre, on Jan. 5. Lamont was also charged with use or possession of drug paraphernalia when police responded to a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Gang member wanted in NYC caught in Hazletonare being coordinated for his extradition back to New York City. He was taken t
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 2 days ago
are being coordinated for his extradition back to New York City. He was taken to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in Wilkes-Barre, where he was arraigned on fugitive from justice charges and being held without bail. —... Read more
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