News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Kingston police are not soliciting funds, chief says Kingston Police received a complaint from a resident of a neighboring community stating that the Kingston Police Patrol Division was soliciting funds for the police department, Police Chief Michael Krzywicki posted on the department's Facebook page this evening. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:44:00 EST Suspect in Hazleton homicide proceeds to Luzerne County Court HAZLETON 8212 Maria Brea's body was wrapped in plastic and bound by duct tape before being hidden in her apartment attic on East Diamond Avenue in December, state police Trooper John Corrigan testified on Monday. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:35:00 EST Kevin McGroarty, noted for humorous obituary, laid to rest EXETER 8212 About 300 people jammed St. Cecelia's Church Monday to say goodbye to their friend and loved one, Kevin McGroarty.But most of those in attendance expected McGroarty to show up. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:35:00 EST 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 23:27:00 EST Andre Fuller pleads guilty in 2013 shooting of Wilkes-Barre teen 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 23:22:00 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. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:21:00 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, but his hustle paid off He set the United Way of Wyoming Valley record for piling food into shopping carts in the 12th annual shopping spree. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:21:00 EST Geisinger president, CEO stepping down next year When Geisinger Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Glenn Steele Jr. steps down next year, he will leave big shoes to fill. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:20:00 EST Woman pleads guilty to charges related to Plymouth meth lab WILKES-BARRE 8212 A 19-year-old woman pleaded guilty to a charge stemming from a raid at a suspected methamphetamine lab last year that left residents of an apartment building shivering in the cold Dec. 10 as law enforcement officials sifted through evidence. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:19:00 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 23:19:00 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 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 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