News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Abington Heights School Board acknowledges completion of professional staff contract CLARKS SUMMIT — The Abington Heights School Board voted, 8-0, to acknowledge the revised professional staff contact agreement during a regular monthly business meeting Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the administration building. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:04:11 EST Hughestown Lions Club to meet Nov. 24 The Hughestown Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24 at the Hughestown Hose Company. President Steve Golya will preside. The agenda will include plans for the annual decorating of St. Joseph's Home in the borough and also the Christmas visit to bring gifts to the residents of St. Joseph's. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:36:07 EST Marijuana, stolen gun found during traffic stop in Hanover Township HANOVER TWP. — Two people from New York were arrested on drug offenses after township police allegedly found marijuana and a stolen handgun during a traffic stop on Knox Street. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:52:07 EST Average gas prices for November 21 Average gas prices continue to fall. The Pennsylvania average has finally hit a number below $3, the Wilkes-Barre area is holding steady at $2.98.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following data for today's average gas prices in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and nationwide: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:26:07 EST A wet weekend is predicted, with chance of freezing rain Enjoy the sun while it lasts today, we are headed for a wet weekend.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 20 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Grey skies and chilling temperatures greeted early commuters working for the weekend. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:42:08 EST Superintentendent: Girl brought knife to school for protection HANOVER TWP. — A sixth-grade girl who allegedly brought a knife to school for her own protection was suspended on Thursday and could face expulsion, a school official said. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:07:05 EST Mistrial in Wilkes sex-assault case WILKES-BARRE — Jurors in Luzerne County deliberated for five hours Thursday, but couldn't reach a decision in an alleged 2013 sexual assault, resulting in a mistrial.“We the jury regret to report that we are hopelessly deadlocked on all three counts,” a note from the jury read. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:50:09 EST Dog persuades man to surrender LARKSVILLE — All it took was some barking to get a fugitive to come out of his hiding place today in Larksville.Borough police were asked to assist troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police in serving a warrant at about 2:30 p.m. on an individual said to be residing on Wilson Street Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:38:10 EST Dancers help original Rockette celebrate birthday WILKES-BARRE — Family and friends of Ceil Modrick packed into the dining hall of North Penn Manor Thursday to help the former Radio City Music Hall Rockette celebrate her 100th birthday. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:12:08 EST Update: 19 students on board LCTA bus involved in accident with tractor-trailer WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County Transportation Authority bus transporting 19 Wilkes-Barre Area School District students was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer earlier today. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:53:10 EST Officer, suspect in Hanover Township shooting identified A Wilkes-Barre city police officer is on administrative leave with pay until investigation into the shooting of a drug suspect Wednesday afternoon is completed, Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:47:06 EST Luzerne County judges pick new leader As he prepares to hand over the Luzerne County president judge leadership post to Richard Hughes, Thomas Burke believes he's made a difference restoring the court's image. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:06:06 EST United Way discusses its new approach WILKES-BARRE — The United Way of Wyoming Valley Thursday announced that its new mission — “Poverty to Possibility” — has moved from its two and half years of planning to the action stage. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:25:10 EST New Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport boss from New York state PITTSTON TWP. — The commissioner of aviation for Broome County, New York, will change airports on Jan. 2 when he officially starts work as executive director of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:15:12 EST Wilkes-Barre Christmas Parade, other events promise jolly time The annual Wilkes-Barre Christmas Parade kicks off Saturday with a day full of fun, music and of course, a visit from Santa. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:26:17 EST