News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media 2 arrested when cops assist medics http://timesleader.com/news/blotter-local-news-news/50606392/2-arrested-when-cops-assist-medics WILKES-BARRE — While responding to a call to assist medics, city police arrested one man on drug charges and another who was wanted by Plymouth police. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 03:00:09 EST Turn clocks back, be careful driving http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50606419/Turn-clocks-back-be-careful-driving Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, at 2 a.m., when we all turn back the clocks one hour. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:06:08 EST Man allegedly had heroin in hospital http://timesleader.com/news/blotter-local-news-news/50606376/Man-allegedly-had-heroin-in-hospital PLAINS TWP. — Township police responded to Geisinger Wyoming Valley medical Center at 4:35 p.m. Oct. 25 for a report of a patient in possession of suspected heroin.Police said hospital security found five packets of suspected heroin with Gerald Ragugini, 54, of Bear Creek. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:00:12 EST Suspected illegal immigrant detained http://timesleader.com/news/blotter-local-news-news/50606369/Suspected-illegal-immigrant-detained WILKES-BARRE — A man police say was drunk and blocking traffic in a vehicle on South Main Street was arrested and detained as a suspected illegal immigrant. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:59:05 EST Frein charged with capital murder http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50599921/Frein-charged-with-capital-murder MILFORD — More than 100 people swarmed around the Pike County Courthouse Friday morning shouting and cheering as state police led a solemn, manacled suspected cop killer Eric Frein by his elbows into the back of the building. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:34:19 EST Execution, venue could complicate Frein case http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50602036/Execution-venue-could-complicate-Frein-case WILKES-BARRE — Amid a sea of publicity, can accused cop-killer Eric Frein get a fair trial in Pike County? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:56:10 EST $1.2 million grant will fund street improvements at Keystone College http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50604394/ LA PLUME — Keystone College has received a $1.2 million Multimodal Transportation Fund Investment grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for major improvements to its campus entrance and for new street lighting, landscaping and sidewalks along College Avenue in the front of campus. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:42:12 EST Demolition of former First Hospital building on Dana Street to begin Monday http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50605147/ WILKES-BARRE — The City of Wilkes-Barre will begin tearing down the former First Hospital building on Dana Street on Monday, the city has announced. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:38:09 EST Wyoming Valley West superintendent’s son lacks state certification for new post http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50602378/WVW-superintendents-son-lacks-state-certification-for-new-post KINGSTON — Charles Suppon Jr., appointed by the Wyoming Valley West School Board Wednesday as middle school assistant principal, does not have principal certification, according to the state. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:08 EST Pittston Area shuts out Millionaires to win first D2 title http://timesleader.com/news/home_top-hssoccer-local-news/50600329/MAKING-HISTORY A last second decision led to the biggest win in school history. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:02:11 EST Analysts: Frein arrest not expected to make a difference in governor’s race http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50599571/Analysts:-Frein-arrest-wont-affect-governors-race WILKES-BARRE — The arrest of accused killer Eric Frein won't spell victory of Gov. Tom Corbett, according to three political analysts contacted Friday. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:57:07 EST Driver of vehicle that struck skateboarder is identified by police http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50601354/ KINGSTON — Police have identified the driver of the vehicle that struck a skateboarder Wednesday evening. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:16:13 EST Hearing set on Highmark acquisition of Blue Cross http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50570395/Hearing-set-on-Highmark-acquisition-of-Blue-Cross WILKES-BARRE — The Pennsylvania Insurance Department will hold a public informational hearing on Nov. 12 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on the application from Highmark, Inc. seeking department approval for their proposed acquisition of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:55:07 EST Seinfeld returning to the Kirby stage http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50599386/Seinfeld-returning-to-the-Kirby-stage WILKES-BARRE — Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will return to the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center on Feb. 19 for a 7 p.m. show.Not that there's anything wrong with that.Tickets for the event will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Nov. 7th. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:12:09 EST Eric Frein to hear charges against him at 9 am today http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50599195/ Suspected trooper killer Eric Matthew Frein is scheduled to make his first appearance before a Pike County district judge at 9 a.m. today on charges he shot and killed one Pennsylvania State Police corporal and critically wounded another seven weeks ago. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:22:05 EST