News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media U.S. Sen. Bob Casey advocates for women’s rights U.S. Sen. Bob Casey spent Sunday in Norway promoting an issue that has become extremely important to him and has helped defined him in the international community.Casey, D-Scranton, was keynote speaker and lead U.S. official at the Oslo Symposium on Advancing Women's Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:59:11 EST ‘Frozen’ fun aids Hanover Area cheerleaders HANOVER TWP. — The Hanover Area Jr./Senior High School cafeteria was transformed into a winter wonderland Sunday for a “Frozen” tea party, which was attended by over fifty area children dressed as their favorite Disney princess. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:07:06 EST Wyoming’s guest of honor Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd lining Wyoming Avenue during the Wyoming Christmas parade on Sunday afternoon. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:50:08 EST Venison donation program enables hunters to help feed the needy WILKES-BARRE — As hunters get ready for hunting season next week, they are encouraged to share the fruits of their harvest with the needy. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:11:03 EST King’s College brighter, greener with solar donation Students aren't the only bright ones at King's College.One of the college's buildings will have a brighter glow that will help the school turn — and keep more — green. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:06:08 EST Temperatures to cool, rain and possible snow to return this week Warm temperatures will likely last one more day in the Wyoming Valley — colder temperatures, and the chance for snowfall, are on their way back to the region. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:00:16 EST Seton Catholic HS 30th reunion Nov. 29 The Seton Catholic High School Class of 1984 30th anniversary reunion will be Saturday, Nov. 29 at Arturo's, 140 Main St., Dupont. The cost is $20 per person for a selected-menu dinner and drinks may be purchased individually or put on a tab. Entertainment will be provided by the Dawgs. Contact Lora Williams Boswell at Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:41:06 EST Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority adjusts consultant’s fee WILKES-BARRE — The Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority Tuesday amended its three-year contract with Brozena Consulting to increase the maximum payment by $10,000 to $35,000 to help the authority finish mitigation work related to the Wyoming Valley Levee-Raising Project. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:40:30 EST Jingle all the way to Pittston PITTSTON — Christmas in Pittston is expected to be bigger and better than ever.The annual event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the lower Tomato Festival Lot just off Main Street in Pittston. However, events will be happening throughout the day. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:40:11 EST ‘Adoption Rocks’ at church-sponsored awareness event SHAVERTOWN — In honor of National Adoption Month, the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Church hosted “Adoption Rocks,” an adoption awareness event, on Nov. 16. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:22:09 EST Arrest made in Avoca robbery AVOCA — Michael McDonough, 46 of White Haven, faces charges in connection to a bank robbery in Avoca Friday afternoon.McDonough was charged with four counts of robbery as well as terroristic threats. He is expected to be arraigned later today. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:31:13 EST Girl Scouts learn about finances WILKES-BARRE — Girl Scouts gathered at Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday for the Change it Up! program that teaches how to budget, spend, give and save money.The event, a walk-through, life-sized board game, presented sound financial concepts in a colorful and interactive way. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:11:06 EST Craft fair raises money for Lake-Lehman band program LEHMAN TWP. — With the holiday season ahead, several hundred shoppers visited the Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School for the 27th annual Band Craft Show on Saturday. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:27:06 EST State Report: Safety problems on decline in Luzerne County Schools Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technology Center reported both the highest number and highest frequency of student offenses among Luzerne County's public schools last year, with one incident for every 14 students, according to annual School Safety Reports for 2013-14. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:08:10 EST Harveys Lake councilman said he made ‘error in judgment’ after DUI arrest in hometown HARVEYS LAKE — Councilman Thomas Kehler said he “made an error in judgment” when he decided to drive after drinking alcohol earlier this month, even though it was his third DUI arrest in 24 years. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:07:09 EST