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December 19. 2013 11:50PM

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2 charged in incident

at Sherman Hills

City police arrested two women on charges they assaulted a neighbor during a burglary of an apartment in Sherman Hills.

Kelly Collins, 27, of 316 N. Empire Court, Apt. 318, and Valencia Jordan, 25, 324 Parkview Circle, Apt. 730, were arraigned by District Judge Martin Kane in Wilkes-Barre on charges of burglary, terroristic threats, simple assault, defiant trespass, harassment and disorderly conduct. They were released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

According to the criminal complaints:

Jordan and Collins told police they were attacked by Desiree Barnes who resides in 324 Parkview Circle, Apt. 718, which is below Jordan’s apartment. Jordan stated Barnes pounded on her door but she did not answer. A few minutes later, Jordan and Collins went to Barnes’ apartment and a fight erupted between the three women.

Barnes told police she has been having problems with Jordan due to excessive noise. Barnes knocked on Jordan’s door but she didn’t answer and returned to her apartment.

Barnes stated Jordan and Collins kicked in her door and assaulted her. Barnes grabbed a knife and yelled at Jordan and Collins to leave, the complaint says.

Police said Jordan had a minor cut on a finger and Collins had a bruise on her forehead from the knife.

Footprints were found on Barnes’ door indicating it was kicked in, police said. Barnes was not charged.


Casey argues for

jobless benefits

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, and four members of Congress representing Pennsylvania districts on Thursday released a new county-by-county report that highlights the need to extend unemployment insurance benefits set to expire at the end of December.

The report, produced with data from the state Department of Labor and Industry, shows that extending unemployment insurance would benefit more than 73,000 Pennsylvanians. Further data shows that an extension of this program will boost the Gross Domestic Product and job creation in coming months.

Of the 73,330 Pennsylvania residents receiving unemployment compensation, 2,580 are from Luzerne County, 1,530 from Lackawanna County and 160 from Wyoming County, according to Casey.


Misericordia sets

session for adults

The Misericordia University Adult Admissions Office is holding an open house for adult learners who are interested in continuing their education on Jan. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.

In case of inclement weather, the make-up day is Jan. 8, 4 to 7 p.m.

The event is open to adults who are interested in obtaining more information about Misericordia’s undergraduate and graduate programs and to those who have general questions about entering or returning to college.

For more information or to RSVP to the open house, call 570-674-6791 or email or call 1-866-262-6363.


McGowan school

stays accredited

The William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s College has maintained its business accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The school was established in 1990 and is named in honor of the late William G. McGowan, 1952, founder and CEO of MCI Communications Corp.

“We are proud of the accomplishments of the William G. McGowan School of Business. Our talented faculty has worked together with a shared vision in creating a world-class business school with unique programs that are second to none,” said Barry H. Williams, Dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business.

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