News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media ‘Charter Day,’ scheduled for Sunday at Eckley Miners’ Village, postponed ECKLEY — Charter Day, scheduled for Sunday at Eckley Miners' Village has been postponed because of a frozen water main affecting the museum building. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 23:50:12 EST Wilkes-Barre police: Man falls onto squad car, asks officer if he has any 'spice' to sell WILKES-BARRE — Police arrested a man they say fell onto the hood of a police car and asked the officer if he had any synthetic marijuana to sell him. Police say the officer observed the man, later identified as Eric L. Hamilton, staggering across the back... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 23:15:12 EST Schott North America officials expect to ‘resume full operations’ at Duryea glass plant DURYEA — Officials with one of the borough's largest employers apparently intend to re-open the hi-tech glass production and research facility in the wake of a devastating fire. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 21:20:14 EST Solicitor: Those getting multiple homestead exemptions expected to repay Luzerne County government Luzerne County property owners who wrongly received homestead tax breaks on multiple properties will be expected to repay the county, Solicitor C. David Pedri said Thursday. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 21:05:12 EST Juror deadlock thwarts trial of Edwardsville man accused of threatening borough police officer WILKES-BARRE — A deadlocked jury forced a mistrial Wednesday in the case of an Edwardsville man accused of threatening to kill a police officer. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:30:12 EST Frost blamed for heave, creating sidewalk hazard on Wilkes-Barre Public Square WILKES-BARRE — As far as upheavals go, this one should work itself out. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:10:14 EST Luzerne County Court records show defense bills for Hugo Selenski approaching $500,000 WILKES-BARRE — Hugo Selenski's lawyers were each awarded hefty pay raises two weeks into jury selection.Attorneys Bernard Brown and Edward Rymsza were each to earn $2,500 a week during the duration of Selenski's trial, according to a court order filed Oct. 9, 2014. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:10:11 EST Frost heave creates headaches for drivers on Pierce Street Bridge KINGSTON TWP. — Just in case potholes weren't enough of an obstacle, their “total opposites” are sprouting up throughout Luzerne County in the wake of record cold spells this winter. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:35:12 EST Wyoming Valley Detachment Marine Corps League in Wilkes-Barre is closing WILKES-BARRE — After more than 40 years of operation, the Wyoming Valley Detachment Marine Corps League is for sale. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:10:11 EST Sherman Hills machete-attack suspect files motion for nominal bail WILKES-BARRE — A man accused of attacking his sister's boyfriend with a machete at the Sherman Hills apartment complex would like a Luzerne County judge to reduce his bail. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:00:11 EST Exeter couple charged with taking more than $44,000 from Greater Pittston Stoners PITTSTON — An Exeter couple faces charges in connection with the alleged theft of more than $40,000 from a youth soccer club.Kathryn Koch was the president of the Greater Pittston Stoners Soccer Organization, while Edward Koch was the treasurer. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:45:15 EST Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Wyoming County among communities nationwide seeking prize money Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Wyoming County are drafting applications for a nationwide competition in which communities across the country will compete for $10 million in prize money. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:35:14 EST Two Duryea natives win top awards at global company Two natives of Duryea, both Pittston Area graduates, were honored recently by the company they work for, Derma Sciences, a Princeton, New Jersey-based company that does business globally.Two of the top awards presented by the company are the “Employee of the Year” and “Sales Rep of the Year.” Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:35:12 EST Prosecutors withdraw charges against Wilkes-Barre police Sgt. Albert Rodriguez WILKES-BARRE TWP.— A visibly irritated district judge withdrew charges Thursday against a Wilkes-Barre police sergeant accused of assaulting his wife. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:20:18 EST Athletes from Holy Rosary School, Duryea, celebrate Parents’ Night DURYEA — Holy Rosary School recently celebrated Eighth Grade Parents' Night, a celebration of family and sports. Held in the former Seton Catholic High School gymnasium, each athlete is announced, meets his or her parents under the balloon arch, presents a flower to his/her parents, and poses for a family photo. A group photo is... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:15:12 EST