News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Out like a lamb? Not March 2015 in Northeastern Pennsylvania WILKES-BARRE — In like a lion, out like a lamb? Not quite.Snow has been falling in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties since about noon on this last day of March and bringing with it the dangers normally associated with mid-winter — slick roads that have led to automobile crashes across the area. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:45:20 EST Kane loses challenge to probe recommending she face charges HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Tuesday lost a challenge in the state's highest court over an investigation that recommended she be charged criminally in the leaks of secret material. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:45:11 EST Best selling author Christopher Phillips to offer lecture at Marywood University April 10 SCRANTON — Marywood University's Philosophy department, Munley College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will host Christopher Phillips, Ph.D., best selling author, for a lecture and discussion, “What Makes Life Worth Living?” The free event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10 in the Swartz Center for Spiritual... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:40:20 EST Art, essay contests open to area students, entry deadline is April 7 for essays, April 10 for artwork SCRANTON — Area elementary, middle and high school students can participate in The University of Scranton and Pennsylvania American Water environmental art and essay contests this April. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:40:17 EST Misericordia University professor discusses Yemen’s current strife, history of chaos DALLAS — Misericordia University Assistant Professor Christopher Stevens believes Tuesday's Saudi-led bombing of Sanaa, Yemen's capital, reflects the chaos the Middle Eastern country has experienced throughout its history. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:35:14 EST Clarks Green United Methodist Church plans interactive Holy Thursday service Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Rd., will hold its annual interactive Holy Thursday service from 6 to 8 p.m. April 2 in the church sanctuary. A variety of stations are set up, including communion in the altar area for all participants. Prayer stations, explanations of the Stations of the Cross and a slide show of famous art... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:20:11 EST Mountain Top man faces burglary charge FAIRVIEW TWP. — An inmate at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility was arraigned Tuesday on charges he burglarized a residence on Gracedale Avenue, stealing two firearms, coins and other items last year. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:45:11 EST Marywood University’s Student Veterans Alliance to host Tails for Troops fundraiser at McDade Park SCRANTON — Marywood University's Student Veterans Alliance (SVA) will host its third annual Operation: Tails for Troops from 12 to 4 p.m. April 18 at McDade Park, Scranton, benefiting the non-profit organization Paws and Stripes. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:35:13 EST Dinner to honor police officers and family members held at Evangelical Free Bible Church in South Abington Twp. SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Eric Judge, Waverly Township Police Department, and Donald Sefcik, Dickson City, were among local police, state troopers and their families honored at a free dinner and program on March 27 at Evangelical Free Bible Church, Carbondale Road. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:30:22 EST Countryside Conservancy Board Member Abby Peck speaks at Waverly Community House Women’s History Month Luncheon CLARKS SUMMIT — Abby Peck, a member of the 1984 and 1988 United States Olympic rowing teams and board member of the Countryside Conservancy, served as the keynote speaker of the Waverly Community House Women's History Month Luncheon March 27 at Glen Oak Country Club. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:30:16 EST Salty Ferguson will speak about career in professional baseball league at Misericordia University DALLAS — Sarah Jane “Salty” Sands Ferguson, an original member of the Rockford Peaches women's professional baseball team who appeared in the movie, “A League of Their Own,” will be one of two speakers to offer talks at Misericordia University in celebration of National Library Week, April... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:00:15 EST Section of I-80 closed in Clinton, Northumberland counties; delays could last for hours The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation advises drivers that sections of Interstate 80 in Clinton County and Northumberland County are closed. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:45:11 EST Teen charged with selling drugs, firing shotgun in Wilkes-Barre apartment WILKES-BARRE — Isaac Lewis freely walked into the office of District Judge Martin Kane to obtain a copy of a criminal complaint charging him with drug trafficking offenses.He left in shackles. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:35:20 EST Danny Maldonado, Plymouth shooting survivor who slept with teen, sentenced to state prison WILKES-BARRE — Danny Maldonado cheated death nearly three years ago during a bloody triple homicide in Plymouth. Now he's headed to state prison for cheating on his pregnant wife with one of her teenage relatives. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:15:12 EST Region’s jobless rate rises to 6.2% The unemployment rate in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area rose to 6.2 percent in February, from 6 percent the month before. That's not bad news, analysts say, because the labor force — the number of people working or looking for work — rose for the fourth consecutive month. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:05:12 EST