News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Three men indicted for passing phony $100 bills at casinos http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50770143/ SCRANTON — A federal grand jury indicted three men from Tobyhanna for passing counterfeit $100 bills while gambling at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Casino in Plains Township and Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:29:14 EST LIBRARY NEWS: Wyoming Free Library hosts holiday-themed events http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50761870/Wyoming-Free-Library-hosts-holiday-themed-events WYOMING — A holiday wish list tree has been set up at the library. Patrons can choose an ornament from the tree and purchase the book in honor of a friend or family member. An honorarium book plate will be placed in the book. The wish list has a variety of titles to choose from. A complete list of wishlist books can be found on the... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:37:10 EST LIBRARY NEWS: West Pittston Library sponsoring bus trip http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50761855/West-Pittston-Library-sponsoring-bus-trip WEST PITTSTON — A bus trip to New York City will be on Saturday, Dec. 6 as the the Martz Bus will pick up at the First Presbyterian Church of West Pittston, 115 Exeter Ave., at 6:30 a.m. and will drop off and pick us back up at 6:30 p.m. sharp on 8th Ave between 50th and 51st streets. Enjoy a show, shopping, the decorated storefronts or... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:35:09 EST LIBRARY NEWS: Pittston Memorial Library offers Christmas trip, weekly programs http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50761829/Pittston-Memorial-Library-offers-Christmas-trip-weekly-programs PITTSTON — A Christmas trip to the Radio City Christmas Show will be Monday, Dec. 1. For more information, contact Theresa at 570-654-2967.An informal class and discussion on “How to sell your clutter on Facebook” will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:33:14 EST World War II Honor Roll memorial to be kept in Plymouth neighborhood after its restored http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50744856/ PLYMOUTH — The names of the heroes are gone for now, but not forgotten. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:24:09 EST Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend in Wilkes-Barre http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50769219/ WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested Jack-Lyn Blake, 47, on charges she stabbed her boyfriend because she found him eating.Blake was arrested as she attempted to leave her Madison Street residence at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, when they found her boyfriend, Benjamin Smith, holding a towel to his chest. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:17:06 EST Northwest Area seeking ways to cut deficit http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50767232/Northwest-Area-seeking-ways-to-cut-deficit UNION TWP. — The Northwest Area School District is facing a larger deficit in the 2015-16 budget than the $523,929 shortfall that exists in the current spending plan, which could result in another increase in taxes for real estate owners.The larger deficit was announced at a budget committee meeting on Tuesday night. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:52:10 EST Help available to figure out Medicare puzzle http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50730354/ This also is the “open enrollment” period for insurance plans that complement Medicare, and as with the Affordable Care Act, may people are confused by the options. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:31:07 EST Obamacare open enrollment still presents challenges to some http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50730251/ EDWARDSVILLE – The Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, can help people avoid crushing medical bills, but only if they sign up. Enrollment is open now until Feb. 15, with coverage starting as soon as Jan. 1 for those who commit to a plan by Dec. 15. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:13:03 EST Thanksgiving at St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen ‘not just a meal’ http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50752380/ WILKES-BARRE — Rather than spend Thanksgiving alone, John Stortz Jr. enjoyed this Thanksgiving meal at St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen on Thursday. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:24:10 EST Day-after-Thanksgiving shopping has long history in NEPA http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50758826/Black-Friday-shopping-has-long-history-in-NEPA So this is how it happened, right?“Black Friday” just fell out of the sky recently, enveloping shoppers in a mad desire to run out to the stores and buy things the day after Thanksgiving and intruding on what used to be a quiet and leisurely Normal Rockwell-type holiday weekend of feasts and family gatherings. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:01:07 EST State Supreme Court to hear Citizen’s Voice $3.5 million defamation case appeal http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50764033/ The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in a $3.5 million defamation case against The Citizen's Voice newspaper over stories published 13 years ago. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:27:09 EST As baby struggles for life, family struggles with finances http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50759900/ PLYMOUTH — Anthony “Little Buggy” Kochanski arrived 15 weeks early. As he struggles for his life at Geisinger Danville, his parents are struggling to pay their bills and purchase the necessary items needed when he comes home. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:24:14 EST Jenkins Twp. discusses funding recreational sites http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50758710/Jenkins-Twp.-discusses-funding-recreational-sites JENKINS TWP. — The board of supervisors held a public work session on Tuesday night to open a dialogue with areas residents regarding application for grants available to fund recreational sites within the township. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:13:12 EST Sunday Christmas concerts will feature locals, benefit 2 charities http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50750034/ WYOMING — Some local musicians will be performing some of your holiday favorites this Sunday to help get in you in the Christmas mood and benefit two worthy causes. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:56:04 EST