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Learning by trying it out

Apr 24

Patrolman Ryan Cywinski of the Hanover Township Police Department steadies Genavive Januszewski of Mountain Top as she performs a simulated field sobriety test while wearing 'fatal vision' goggles that lets a person feel what its like to be intoxicated. The...

Raphael Musto: 1929-2014

Apr 24

Late state senator could always draw a crowd
Raphael Musto, who died Thursday at home at 85, celebrated his 61st birthday in March 1990 at a dinner event scheduled by a Democratic organization.

Lottery numbers for Thursday, April 24

Apr 24

MIDDAY DRAWINGDaily Number - 3-4-5Big Four - 4-2-7-5Quinto - 2-4-2-9-9Treasure Hunt09-15-18-20-23EVENING DRAWINGDaily Number - 1-8-4Big Four - 0-4-2-8

Selenski takes over at latest hearing

Apr 24

Alleged killer's letters to friends, witnesses discussed
ROYALTON — Hugo Selenski said he plans to defend himself during his capital murder trial in Luzerne County.

$25K grant aids Junior Achievement

Apr 24

Northwestern Mutual financial advisor Jack Carr, left, stands with sixth-graders from Valley View Middle School in Archbald during a $25,000 grant presentation to Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania in Pittston Township on Thursday afternoon. Accepting on...

Jealousy alleged motive in slaying of father, son

Apr 24

Couple charged in father and son's deaths
It bothered James Roche that his 39-year-old girlfriend had a past sexual relationship with 73-year-old Ronald Evans, according to state police.

Molester Ramos gets 6-20 years in Megan's Law reporting lapse

Apr 24

WILKES-BARRE — Child molester Jose A. Ramos will spend six to 20 years in state prison for failing to register an address under Megan's Law the last time he left prison.

Group holds Gov't Contracting Showcase

Apr 24

PLAINS TWP. — It has taken Benco Dental about two years to learn how to compete for business from the federal government, and on Thursday representatives of the Pittston Township business learned more about that process.

WA ranking a 'gold star,' super says

Apr 24

EXETER — Wyoming Area School District administrators and union members may be at odds over a teacher contract, but they were in agreement about one thing this week: Getting a high state ranking in an annual list of “best high schools” is an honor...

Apparent resolution for Musto, Mericle comes one day apart

Apr 24

Apparent resolution for Musto, Mericle comes day apart
Beloved. Civic-minded. Allegedly corrupt.

Musto remembered as friend, compassionate lawmaker

Apr 24

WILKES-BARRE — Joe Musto talked about the death of his older brother Thursday, calling former state Sen. Ray Musto “a good man” who helped many people.

Postal unions protest Staples program

Apr 24

NEW YORK — Postal workers around the country protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.

Manufacturing numbers cause cheer

Apr 24

NEW YORK — Companies are finally starting to spend some of the cash they've been sitting on, and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs are on the way.

FDA eases into e-cigarette regulations

Apr 24

WASHINGTON — The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.

Business briefs

Apr 24

Firm to list chemicalsused in fracking

Municipal briefs for Thursday, April 24

Apr 24

LUZERNE — The rebate period for 2014 county/municipal real estate property taxes and municipal per capita taxes ends April 30. To get credit for payments at the rebate amount, envelopes must be postmarked by April 30.

Police reports for Thursday, April 24

Apr 24

WILKES-BARRE — Police said Fikri Aptikiliasimov, 64, faces drugs charges after a large quantity of packaged heroin and currency were found at his residence late Wednesday night during a search.

Volunteers sought for Forty Fort Cemetery cleanup

Apr 24

The Forty Fort Cemetery Association will be conducting a spring cleanup Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the cemetery, according to a news release.

Suicide try at W-B Police Dept. probed

Apr 24

WILKES-BARRE — City police and the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office are investigating an attempted suicide inside the cell block at police headquarters at approximately 10:20 p.m. Wednesday.

W-B gas main project through neighborhood on hold

Apr 24

WILKES-BARRE — Expecting a fight with City Hall, Robert Smalls found an ally when City Council on Thursday held off on a vote to approve a proposed natural gas main running next to his house on North Washington Street.

Employee wrestles obese robber to save employer's loot

Apr 24

WILKES-BARRE — An man wrestled a would-be robber to the ground to save his employer's money, but the thief made off with his car keys.

Employee chases pink-gloved robber from pizza shop

Apr 24

WILKES-BARRE — Maybe it was the pink gloves, but one pizza maker wasn't about to be intimidated by a robber.

Grimes criticizes McConnell over jobs comment

Apr 24

(AP) A local newspaper story that quoted Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell as saying it is "not my job" to bring employment to a struggling Kentucky County has...

Police: Sardine thief foiled

Apr 24

WILKES-BARRE — An alleged sardine thief apparently waited too long to make her move and was caught in the act.

Lighting up the Square

Apr 24

Joanne Wagner of Leadership Wilkes-Barre's project group Bright Lights Fit City makes some adjustments to LED white lights strung around a cherry tree on Public Square during Thursday's official lighting debut at dusk. Nearly 17,000 LEDs were strung around 31...

Defense contractor accused of selling phony parts

Apr 24

(AP) A new indictment accuses a Coos Bay, Ore., defense contractor of defrauding the military of $10.5 million by supplying phony truck and helicopter parts.

Water picture improves for some California towns

Apr 24

(AP) While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at...

Seattle stymied in efforts to raise minimum wage

Apr 24

(AP) Business and labor interests have not been able to reach an agreement on raising Seattle's minimum wage, Mayor Ed Murray said Thursday.

Convicted KPMG inside trader sentenced to prison

Apr 24

(AP) A former partner at the accounting firm KPMG has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for insider trading.

Keystone XL pipeline part of larger Senate fight

Apr 24

(AP) Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the Kentucky secretary of state's move doesn't...

Netflix joining line-up of 3 US cable-TV services

Apr 24

(AP) Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming line-up of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S.

Starbucks eyes soda and lunch as US sales climb

Apr 24

(AP) Starbucks keeps finding ways to squeeze more money out of people.

Jealousy alleged motive in slaying of father, son

Apr 24

It bothered James Roche that his 39-year-old girlfriend had a past sexual relationship with 73-year-old Ronald Evans, according to state police.

Christian leader: Attack not motivated by religion

Apr 24

(AP) The leader of a Christian organization that operates a hospital in Afghanistan where three people were shot dead by a security guard says he does not believe the...

FDA backs off animal feed rule affecting brewers

Apr 24

(AP) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will revise proposed livestock feed rules after hearing objections about the potential cost from brewers who sell...

UPS blames winter weather for drop in 1Q profit

Apr 24

(AP) First-quarter net income at UPS slumped 12 percent as winter storms increased costs for the shipping giant and cut into its revenue.
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