News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Luzerne man charged in home invasion http://timesleader.com/news/blotter-local-news-news/50549256/Home-invasion-suspect-named LUZERNE — A borough man has been charged in connection with a Willard Street home invasion earlier this week.Joshua Tyler Rose, 19, was arrested shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, borough police said. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:54:13 EST All 3 suspects in Pittston stabbing now in custody http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50552349/ PITTSTON — With cooperation from the U.S Marshal's Service and the Luzerne County Probation Office, Pittston City police now have the two remaining suspects wanted in the Oct. 17 stabbing incident on Tomato Fest Drive in custody. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:53:20 EST Isis Ann Brown pleads guilty in death of aunt http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50550256/Guilty-plea-in-elderly-womans-death WILKES-BARRE — Isis Ann Brown pleaded guilty but mentally ill to third-degree homicide Thursday in the death of her 78-year-old aunt, Dorothy Koreny of Hanover Township. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:53:11 EST Six people charged with trafficking heroin from New Jersey to Luzerne County http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50549570/Six-charged-with-trafficking-heroin-in-Luzerne-County SCRANTON — Six people were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges they were moving heroin from New Jersey into Luzerne County, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.One of the six could face life in prison if convicted. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:52:08 EST Four homes approved at Harveys Lake site http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50551920/Homes-OKd-for-Harveys-Lake-site HARVEYS LAKE — Borough council, by, unanimous vote, approved a planned residential development by the Villas at Waterwood II, to construct four single-family homes on the property of the old Hanson's Amusement Park location, located across from the lake. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:51:13 EST NEPA residents with disabilities take selfies with Sen. Lisa Baker to promote need for jobs, counseling http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50548139/Disabled-NEPA-residents-want-to-work WILKES-BARRE — About 15 people with disabilities Thursday who took selfies with state Sen. Lisa Baker took the opportunity to give her a message: They want to work.Some also aired their concerns about a system they feel has not helped them enough due to recent funding cuts. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:49:16 EST West Hazleton no longer in ‘distressed municipality’ status http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50547183/W.-Hazleton-no-longer-distressed WEST HAZLETON — The state has rescinded the borough's status as a distressed municipality. But while the borough has significantly improved finances since 2003, it's not out of the woods yet. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:11:17 EST Kavulich would prioritize statewide teachers’ health care if re-elected http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50534949/Kavulich-would-prioritize-statewide-teachers-health-care If given the chance, state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich hopes to build a stronger General Assembly with more balanced lawmaking.As a Democrat in the Republican-controlled state capital, the lawmaker counts every piece of legislation he has helped push through in the last four years as a victory for the bipartisan effort. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:56:05 EST Dallas Borough Council to consider eliminating per capita tax http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50521946/Dallas-Borough-Council-to-consider-eliminating-per-capita-tax Council voted Oct. 15 to advertise an ordinance to eliminate the borough's per capita tax. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:11:20 EST Wilkes-Barre police seek suspects in fraud case http://timesleader.com/news/blotter-local-news/50548997/ WILKES-BARRE — City police are seeking assistance in identifying two people suspected in access device fraud at an automated-teller machine.Police did not release further details.The photos appear to be outside a Turkey Hill store. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:43:15 EST