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Jurors begin deliberations in Ramirez trial

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WILKES-BARRE — Shane Stewart wanted to fight, his accused killer said.Patrick Ramirez, 26, of Missouri, testified in his own defense Thursday morning, telling a Luzerne County jury that Stewart, 25 — his co-worker and a close friend since their freshman year of high school — jumped into a truck window three times in the morning of Sept. 9, 2013, attempting to hit him and pull him out of the vehicle.“‘Let’s throw bodies,’” Stewart said, according to Ramirez.The defendant said he believes he offended Stewart when he criticized his driving. That’s when Stewart climbed out of the white Dodge pickup and Ramirez said he slid behind the wheel.

 

Roads blocked near home of trooper ambush suspect

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The hunt for a man charged with killing a Pennsylvania State Police trooper appeared to intensify late Thursday as authorities blocked roads around the home of the suspect’s parents.The Barrett Township Fire Department opened a shelter for residents in the area who are unable to get to their homes due to heavy police activity in the rural northeastern Pennsylvania community.“We were asked by the state police” to open the shelt...

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THIS WEEK: Sept. 19 to 25, 2014Titanic: The Musical, based on the true story of the great ship’s maiden voyage from Southampton to its sinking in the Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg. Presented by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Opens Friday, Sept. 19 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 28 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $16; $32 with di...

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THIS WEEK: Sept. 19 to 25, 2014Book Signing, with C.E. Young, author of “Hiker and the Stranger,” a post-apocalyptic tale of good versus evil. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. 570-829-4210.Book Signing, with Thomas Lipovsky, author of “The Slovakian,” a story of two Slovak lovers in the Austro-Hungarian Empire who immigrate to America. ...

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THIS WEEK: Sept. 19 to 25, 2014Adult Nature Weekend, with interpretive hikes, canoeing, bird walks, art classes, waterfall tours, animal presenters, campfires and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Friday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Sept. 21. $195 includes lodging and six meals. Reservations: 570-828-2319.Pro Series: Fall Warblers, an in-depth look at the migrating fall warbler species ...

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THIS WEEK: Sept. 19 to 25, 2014My Favorite Things. Bring your favorite thing to a storytime session and hear a reading of “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” by Kevin Henkes. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. 570-829-4210.Movie Night, a screening of “The Apple Dumpling Gang,” sponsored by Trucksville Cub Scout Pack 155 for boys in fi...

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THIS WEEK: Sept. 19 to 25, 2014Written in the Czech Language, photographs, original art and illustrated travel-journal and essay excerpts by students and faculty from a recent trip to the Czech Republic. Closing reception 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley, 213 S. Seventh Ave., Scranton. 570-963-6730.

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THIS WEEK: Sept. 19 to 25, 2014Downtown Wilkes-Barre Restaurant Week. Enjoy a wide variety of cuisines at special prices through Sunday, Sept. 28. Participating eateries include Cafe Toscana, Letts Eat Indian Restaurant, Bart & Urby’s, Mimmo’s Pizza, Oyster Seafood & Steakhouse, Rodano’s, Senuna’s Bar & Grill, El Zocalo and many more. View menus online at wbrestaurantweek.com.Elvis Movie Month, a ...

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THIS WEEK: Sept. 19 to 25, 2014Bratislava Boys Choir, the acclaimed group from Slovakia in two concerts honoring the 150th anniversary of the birth of Father Jozef Murgas “Radio’s Forgotten Genius.” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre; and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Free admission but a donation of $15 is ...

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THIS WEEK: Sept. 19 to 25, 2014Flea Market. Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Hanover Township. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19; 8 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20; 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Sept. 21; 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 26; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27. 570-823-6242.Rummage Sale, one of the largest in the area. Sponsored by Saints Cyril an...

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DEP fines Range Resources $4 million for Washington County violations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has hit Fort Worth, Texas, driller Range Resources with the largest fine levied against the gas industry for water violations.The department found Range Resources had violations at six of its water impoundments in Washington County and the operator now must pay $4.15 million in fines, according to a department news release.Water impoundments are large pits that hold either fresh water to be used in hydraulic fractur...

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Pioneering eye doctor Joseph Pugliese brought new science to region

It was his work with eyes that gave him success, but those close to him remember the late Dr. Joseph F. Pugliese for his determination to give patients the best care he knew to offer.Pugliese, an eye surgeon from Wyoming, died on Wednesday at the age of 87. His son, Joseph Pugliese of Dallas, said his father had been ill for some time.The elder Pugliese is credited with bringing cutting-edge methods and technology to the region with same-day eye surgery, specialty care, ...

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New director and path announced for the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

WILKES-BARRE — Hoping to give students the experience in entrepreneurial thinking to succeed, Wilkes University appointed Dr. Rodney Ridley Sr. to lead the Allan P. Kirby Center of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.Patrick F. Leahy, president of Wilkes University, said the expanded program will include a technology transfer office and business incubator, putting the university more in line with the programs and activities offered by larger universities.The techn...

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Developer confirms Chipotle, Vitamin Shop coming to Wilkes-Barre Township

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Developer Robert Tamburro confirmed today the former Ground Round restaurant building on Mundy Street is being expanded from 5,000 to 12,000 square feet. Two new tenants, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Vitamin Shop have signed leases to occupy a portion of the building with new tenants to be announced.

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Longtime advocate for homeless, Vince Kabacinski, retiring Oct. 1

Vince Kabacinski has a passion for helping the homeless. He’s spent more than 30 years of his life doing just that.But now, at age 65, he is passing the torch.Kabacinski plans to retire on Oct. 1 as director of Mother Teresa Haven, which provides shelter and support services for homeless men. His successor will be Harry Lyons, who works for Catholic Social Services, which runs Mother Teresa Haven.“He’s been working with the homeless for 30 ye...

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Interstate 81 project near airport could last into 2016

PITTSTON TWP. — Drivers anticipating the end of construction on Interstate 81 near the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport may have to wait until the spring or summer of 2016.The project, which also includes bridge rehabilitation and construction of an access road, was scheduled for completion in November 2015. But Paul Smith, the state Department of Transportation’s project manager, told the bi-county airport board Thursday there likely would be a delay, which ...

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Eric Frein now on FBI’s 10 most wanted list

The FBI has added state trooper shooting suspect Eric Matthew Frein to their ten most wanted fugitives list, enabling additional resources for the investigation and increasing the reward for information leading to Frein’s capture by $100,000.Edward Hanko, special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Division of the FBI, made the announcements with state police Commissioner Frank Noonan at a 4 p.m. news conference today in Blooming Grove, where Frein, 31, allegedly ambushed Cpl...

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Comrades travel far to honor fallen hero

SCRANTON — Trooper Todd Zynda of Minnesota said it’s a matter of solidarity.Zynda was one of thousands of law enforcement members who attended Thursday’s funeral of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson, the 38-year-old husband and father of two who was gunned down Friday as he was leaving work at the barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County.“There’s an old saying from the Law Enforcement Memorial Association,” Zynda said. ...

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