News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Coroner rules woman's death in fire accidental ASHLEY 8212 A state police fire marshal said he does not believe someone maliciously started a blaze that claimed the life of an Ashley woman late Saturday night. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:32:00 EST Andre Fuller pleads guilty in WB teen shooting WILKES-BARRE 8212 Appearing before a judge on what was supposed to be the start of a trial Monday, Andre Fuller instead agreed to plead guilty to a charge of attempted homicide in the Aug. 3, 2013 shooting of William Uggiano, then 19. Fuller was sentenced to six to 12 years in a state prison. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:00:00 EST Geisinger president, CEO stepping down next year DANVILLE 8211 The Geisinger Health System Foundation Board of Directors has begun the process of recruiting a successor to Geisinger President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., next year. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:48:00 EST Coroner rules Ashley woman's death in fire an accident ASHLEY 8212 A state police fire marshal said he does not believe someone maliciously started the blaze that claimed the life of an Ashley woman late Saturday night. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:30:00 EST Official says stolen steel won't delay Sidney Street Bridge construction WILKES-BARRE 8212 Steel materials reported stolen from a pending bridge project will not delay construction, according to the Sidney Street Bridge site superintendent. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:04:00 EST Woman pleads guilty to charges related to Plymouth meth lab WILKES-BARRE 8212 A 19-year-old woman pleaded guilty to a charge related to the raid of a suspected methamphetamine lab last year that left residents of a West Main Street apartment building shivering in the cold Dec. 10 as law enforcement officials sifted through evidence. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:53:00 EST Traffic patterns changing, parking restrictions added for weekend race in Poconos The Pennsylvania State Police will put special traffic patterns into effect to help motorists attending the 400 NASCAR race on Sunday at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Monroe County.On Sunday the following traffic patterns will be in effect Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:36:00 EST United Way raffle winner scoops up $785 in free groceries during shopping spree, sets new record WILKES-BARRE TWP. 8212 Gary Marcin was out of breath after he raced through Wegmans Monday morning and in three minutes, he set the record for piling food into shopping carts in the United Way's annual shopping spree. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:28:00 EST Judge to alleged burglar: No bail change without address change WILKES-BARRE 8212 Earl Hoopingarner had several reasons he felt his bail should be reduced in the case of a December 2013 ransacking of a Nanticoke home. But he lacked the one thing Luzerne County Judge Michael Vough required An address other than that of his co-defendant in the case.160 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:24:00 EST Storm system to the north brings rain, clouds and cooler weather to region A storm system north of the Wyoming Valley traveling east will keep most of the region under clouds today.Lingering rain is expected to pick up in the early afternoon and begin tapering off around 6 this evening, though much of Pennsylvania will remain cooler than normal, according to the National Weather Service. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:30:00 EST Pipeline concerns may be voiced at upcoming session LEHMAN TOWNSHIP 8212 In the middle of the pre-filing process for Williams' Atlantic Sunrise pipeline expansion project, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is holding a series of scoping sessions, one of which is to be held at Lake-Lehman High School between 7 and 10 p.m. on Aug. 7. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:12:00 EST Ashley woman, 65, dies after flames ravage Green Street home ASHLEY 8212 A Green Street woman who was recovering from cancer treatment died when flames ripped through her home late Saturday.Kimberly Krakauski, 65, perished inside 10 Green St. after fire broke out around 1130 p.m. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:56:00 EST One in custody Sunday after fatal hit-and-run in Hazleton Javier Miranda, 21, of Hazleton died from his injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the area of Broad and Pine streets late Saturday, after which the driver took off, police said.According to a police report, officers were called to the scene at 1140 p.m. for a reported hit-and-run. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:40:00 EST Large-scale roadwork not a problem, small project still a pain It's not uncommon in July to enter a Northeast Pennsylvania highway just to discover some massive, never-ending construction project has turned the road into a parking lot. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:27:00 EST Longtime Edwardsville police officer Joseph Souchick Sr. remembered Retired Edwardsville police officer Joseph Souchick Sr., 78, died at home Saturday after a lengthy battle with cancer.Souchick served as a police officer for 32 years before retiring in 1992. He later worked security at the West Side Mall. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:19:00 EST