News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Crowds pack Northeastern Pennsylvania Home & Garden Show despite weather WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A snowstorm was not enough to deter home improvement enthusiasts from attending the 14th annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Home & Garden Show on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:55:12 EST Wilkes University students honored at Kosciuszko Ball PLAINS TWP. — The Wilkes University Polish Room committee presented three university students with scholarships on Saturday night at the 65th annual Kosciuszko Ball held at the Woodlands Inn. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:05:13 EST Holy Rosary School: Open House scheduled for Jan. 25 Open house today at 11 a.m.Holy Rosary School will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Jan. 25 at the school on 125 Stephenson St. Those in attendance will be able to visit classrooms and see the art work of their child/children. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:35:41 EST Local Chatter: Kuprionas to join Casey Dental, local dean’s list students, happy birthdays and more Kuprionas joins Casey DentalDr. Anthony Kuprionas, a pediatric dentist, and his staff will join Casey Dental in February.Kuprionas has provided dental care in the Wyoming Valley since 1975. His most recent practice was located at 24 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:35:20 EST Meet the Warriors: Wyoming Area senior interviews Scott HughesScott Hughes, of Exeter, is the son of Scott and Susan Hughes. His interests include guitar, math and science. His favorite teacher is Ms. Argento because she is the nicest English teacher he's had at Wyoming Area. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:35:19 EST Kingston man charged after bar fight LUZERNE — Nearly four months after police responded to a report of bar fight, assault charges were filed against a Kingston man.John Breha, 40, of North Loveland Avenue, faces charges of aggravated and simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:35:13 EST King’s students rack up hours and honors in offering aid WILKES-BARRE — Yes, you can say King's students dig it. They also cook it, clean it, teach it and shelter it. And they do it all for up to 179,000 collective hours in a single year. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:25:15 EST Wilkes-Barre council race taking shape, all 5 seats open WILKES-BARRE — With a little less than a month before the start date for circulating nomination petitions, the race for city council is taking shape. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:10:12 EST Zeroing in: Auditor general’s report on sheriff’s department another black eye for Luzerne County Our state auditor general is “extremely concerned” that for over a decade the Luzerne County Sheriff's Office has been ripe for fraud. Now he tells us. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:55:14 EST Lifetime cost of smoking estimated at $1.4 million WILKES-BARRE — Take all that money one person spends on smoking — including the cost of health problems created or exacerbated by cigarettes, work days lost to those problems and higher homeowner insurance. Put it in the stock market, and by the time that person turn 69, he or she could be $1.4 million richer. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:35:12 EST Storm blankets Northeastern Pennsylvania with snow Before Jim Brogna arrived to plow the Gateway Car Wash a few people had already been through.Tire tracks into the bays of the business that he owns off U.S. Route 11 in Edwardsville were his evidence Saturday. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:10:13 EST I-180 WB Exit Ramp reopened on I-80 EB in Northumberland County UPDATEMontoursville — PennDOT reported that the Interstate 180 westbound exit ramp on Interstate 80 eastbound in Northumberland County has been reopened after tractor-trailer crash blocked it earlier today. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:05:13 EST LCTA buses running on a snow-route schedule today The Luzerne County Transportation Authority has announced that LCTA buses will be running on snow route schedules today.In a news release issued at 8:40 a.m. today, LCTA asked riders for patience “as some buses may run behind schedule throughout the day.” Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:25:11 EST Parking ban in effect in Kingston due to snow KINGSTON — Parking restrictions are in effect today due to the snowfall. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:35:11 EST Stronger-than-forecasted storm drops half a foot of snow, sleet A snowstorm is dropping higher-than-forecasted amounts of the white stuff on Northeastern Pennsylvania this morning.At least half a foot of snow has fallen in parts of Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, with the snow not forecasted to subside until around noon. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:40:11 EST