News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Wilkes-Barre man sentenced for firing rifle round at officers WILKES-BARRE — A man from Wilkes-Barre was sentenced in Luzerne County Court for firing a rifle in the direction of police officers in December.Judge David Lupas sentenced Nasim Hickson, 20, of Park Avenue, to 18 months to 3 years in state prison on an aggravated assault charge.According to court records: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:56:06 EST School closures for November 26 The follow school closures have been reported for Luzerne County this morning:• Bear Creek School: Closed; Full make up day Monday, Dec. 1• Berwick Area: Closed• Crestwood: Closed• Dallas: Closed• Greater Nanticoke Area: Closed Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:09:07 EST Heroin found during traffic stop in Hanover Township HANOVER TWP. — A man from Wilkes-Barre was jailed after township police allegedly found heroin and cash inside his vehicle during a traffic stop on Fellows Avenue late Tuesday night. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:33:05 EST Northeastern Pennsylvania under a winter storm warning It's shaping up to be a snowy day in the Wyoming Valley. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:26:06 EST Traffic report for November 26 Ahead of a winter storm that it set to impact Northeastern Pennsylvania, traffic is at a minimum in the Wyoming Valley this morning.Free-flowing traffic is reported on Interstates 81, 476 and 380 this morning. Routes 315 and 115 are also free of traffic congestion, along with the North Cross Valley Expressway. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:25:07 EST LCTA approves settlement with bus driver who claims retaliation KINGSTON — The Luzerne County Transportation Authority board of directors today approved a settlement agreement with a bus driver who claimed she suffered retaliation after reporting sexual harassment, but the terms, for now, are secret. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:43:07 EST Winter storm in NEPA could hamper holiday travel plans WILKES-BARRE — From short sleeves to snowshoes in a matter of days.One might think it impossible that after enjoying 70 degree weather on Monday, we can expect to be trudging through 5 to 10 inches of snow on Wednesday. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:42:17 EST Community Bank makes gift to Wyoming Seminary Community Bank, N.A. made a $12,500 donation to Wyoming Seminary in support of its scholarship funds, through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. The bank also made a $10,000 gift to the school in support of the Pennsylvania Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:01:12 EST Abington Lions Club inducts new members CLARKS SUMMIT — At a recent meeting of the Abington Lions Club at the Ramada Inn, two new members were sworn into the organization by club President Ed Borek. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:46:11 EST New seminar on gun safety planned by Rep. Flynn State Rep. Marty Flynn invites local gun owners and interested persons to attend a seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15 at the Lackawanna College Police Academy to learn about the rights and responsibilities that accompany a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:43:10 EST Timmy Walsh, Camera For A Cure, attends Field Of Pink 5k Timmy Walsh, creator of Camera For A Cure, was recently invited to attend the Field Of Pink, a 5K walk in Hanover, ending with the planting of a field of pink flags. Honoring those who battled breast cancer or any cancer, participants purchased a flag and planted each flag with a message, representing a loved one. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:42:07 EST Countryside hosts turkey supper Countryside Community Church hosted a turkey supper on Oct. 18. Volunteers and church members prepared, cooked and served food to friends and family members of the church. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:41:09 EST Pieces of automobile history help kids stay on the move at Allied Services The Scranton Region Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America presented Allied Services Integrated Health System with a $1,000 donation to benefit pediatric rehabilitation services provided by the non-profit organization. The club raised the funds at the 43rd Scranton Region Collector Car Show, held at Allied Services in Clarks Summit... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:40:10 EST Baptist Bible College students stand tall for Dwarfism Awareness Day Led by freshman Bryana Visneski, center, of Clifford, Baptist Bible College and Seminary students, faculty, and staff members wear green and come together to show their support for Dwarfism Awareness Day Oct. 25. Dwarfism, according to national non-profit group Little People of America, is “a medical or genetic condition that usually... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:39:11 EST Clarks Summit author visits Lakeland High School Clarks Summit author Cindy Noonan shared her knowledge of the Underground Railroad with Kristen Lewis' eighth-grade American History class at Lakeland High School. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:38:13 EST