News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Former Wilkes-Barre police officers plead guilty to conspiring to cheat credit union WILKES-BARRE — Former Wilkes-Barre police officer Tino Ninotti signed his brother's name on loan documents to secure a loan from the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union, a federal prosecutor said Monday. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:45:13 EST Casey urges Department of Justic to aid Wilkes-Barre in fight against crime WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) announced today that he has urged the Department of Justice to aid Wilkes-Barre in its fight against increased crime in the city. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:40:13 EST Dog wardens to conduct license, rabies compliance checks in Luzerne County Dog wardens will canvass homes in Luzerne County next week to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.The state Department of Agriculture reminds dog owners that a license is one of the best ways to ensure a lost dog is returned home safely. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:50:11 EST Police: Intoxicated woman assaults person, takes child into the night WILKES-BARRE — A woman is facing reckless endangerment charges after police say she assaulted someone while intoxicated on Friday night.Police say that Jessica Brew, 25, was manifestly intoxicated shortly after midnight on Friday when she allegedly assault someone in the 700 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:30:11 EST Police charge several with public intoxication in Wilkes-Barre Several men face public drunkenness charges in unrelated incidents from last week and over the weekend.Police reported the following: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:05:15 EST Federal prosecutors seek protective order in Leo Glodzik case WILKES-BARRE — Federal prosecutors are seeking restrictions on how their evidence is handled and disseminated by attorneys for Leo Glodzik III. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:35:11 EST Section of I-476 southbound to be restricted to single lane this week The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced this morning that southbound lanes of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) will restricted to single-lane traffic this week. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:20:11 EST Wilkes-Barre police blotter The Wilkes-Barre Police Department reported the following:• Police reported on Sunday copper piping had been taken from a vacant house on Blackman Street in the last three months. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:05:11 EST Man faces drug possession charges after downtown foot chase WILKES-BARRE —An Edwardsville man is facing charges after police found him allegedly in possession of synthetic marijuana. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:35:15 EST A quiet week with warmer temperatures predicted It's shaping up to be a quiet week in the Wyoming Valley, with little rain and warmer temperatures in the forecast.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 44 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with overcast skies kicking off the new week. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:00:11 EST Traffic report for April 27 Morning commuters can look forward to a smooth ride into work and school this morning.Free-flowing traffic is reported on Interstates 81 and 476 this morning. Some scattered congestion is reported on Route 315, while Route 115 is generally free of congestion. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:35:11 EST In Focus: Park renaming would honor the late Owen Costello WILKES-BARRE — Brian Fisher wants to do something to remember his friend, the late Owen Costello.Fisher has written a letter about Costello, entitled “What Defines Greatness?”Owen Costello was the definition of greatness to Brian Fisher. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:15:12 EST Area students named world finalists in ‘thinking outside the box’ competition BERWICK – Four teams from two local schools will compete on the international stage at the creative problem-solving Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in May. These teams were crowned world finalists, winning at the Pennsylvania State Finals tournament on April 11. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:05:12 EST Fundraiser benefits Nanticoke library PITTSTON — Some of Caitlin Malishchak's fondest memories of childhood were spending time at Nanticoke's Mill Memorial Library. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:30:12 EST LCCC dormitory plan eyed for Nanticoke NANTICOKE — Luzerne County Community College is looking to the private sector to meet a demand for housing among a student body that numbers more than 6,000. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:15:16 EST