Judge seeks Lupas
The U.S. District judge tasked with determining if attorney Anthony Lupas is too incompetent to stand trial on charges he bilked investors out of more than $6 million during an 18-year period has asked attorneys for additional documentation.
On Aug. 30, Judge Robert Mariani heard arguments and testimony from prosecutors and defense attorneys in the 78-year-old’s case.
Lupas’ attorneys argue their client suffers from an advanced stage of Alzheimer’s disease, has a failing memory and suffers from hallucinations and delusions. Prosecutors argue Lupas is faking the symptoms.
Mariani said recently in a one-page order that within the next two weeks he’d like additional documentation on medical exams Lupas had undergone and other tests conducted by Plains Township geriatric Dr. Mario Cornacchione
Mariani has not yet made a ruling on Lupas’ competency.
Woman says she
Police are investigating the reported kidnapping of a Kingston woman late Saturday night.
Aleiya Hill of Elm Avenue went to police headquarters around 2 p.m. Sunday to report three women followed her after she left the parking lot of Outsiders bar on South Main Street, where she was talking to an unknown male around 11:45 p.m. Saturday.
Hill said the women were calling her names, got into a car and followed her as she was walking to her vehicle on South Main Street. They stopped their car, got out and forced her into the back seat. They drove to the Turkey Hill on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard.
One of the women said they needed gas and asked Hill for money. Hill said she had none and one of the women reached into Hill’s bra and pulled out $20 to pay for the gas, and the two women hit her. They drove to a dirt lot in the area of Kidder and Mundy streets where they took Hill’s drivers license and pushed her out of the car while it was moving.
The public may register for an online public meeting Thursday as part of the update to the state’s 12-year transportation program.
Those interested in participating in the webcast, which will be held 6-7 p.m., can register at www.TalkPATransportation.com. Questions may be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
host open house
Keystone College will host an Open House Sunday at its La Plume campus. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the open house program will start at 9:30 a.m.
Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members and tour the campus. Information on admissions, academic programs, financial aid, scholarships, student life, athletics, and the honors program will be provided.
Anyone interested in attending the event may call Keystone College toll-free, 1-877-4-COLLEGE or e-mail email@example.com. For more information on Keystone College, visit www.keystone.edu.
The Kingston Township supervisors reminded residents of the Adopt-A-Highway program for litter control on various township roadways. Residents may choose to adopt any township roadway or a portion thereof.
Adoption is for a minimum of two years with a litter pick up of four times a year. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and attend a safety meeting with the Kingston Township Police Department.
Those interest should contact the township administrative office, 180 E. Center St., Shavertown, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. or call 570-696-3809.