News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Richard Petty part of 40,000-pound donation to Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank MOUNTAIN TOP 8212 Racing legend Richard Petty will be in the area next month to announce a donation of 40,000 pounds of protein to the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:42:00 EST Powell, Moran satisfy FNCB judgments WILKES-BARRE 8212 8220Kids for Cash8221 scandal figure Robert Powell and former prothonotary Jill Moran satisfied judgments obtained by First National Community Bank according to documents filed in Luzerne County Court Wednesday. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:17:00 EST Restaurants sought for Nanticoke's first 'Wingfest' Nanticoke's Patriot Square Activity Committee is seeking local restaurants to compete in the inaugural 8220Wingfest8221 contest for the 8220Best Wings in the Valley Contest.8221 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:47:00 EST Attorney for city wants paramedic's federal suit against Wilkes-Barre dismissed WILKES-BARRE 8212 An attorney for the city asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by an employee who said he was retaliated against for filing an earlier suit alleging insider trading in the sale of the former Old River Road Bakery and other properties. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:33:00 EST Dallas vet inducted into Veterans Hall of Fame DALLAS 8212 John Emil Sr., 67, of Dallas, was honored for his service to local veterans by state Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, on July 14 at College Misericordia following his 2012 induction into the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center Hall of Fame. Boback presented Emil with a citation in honor of his induction. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:14:00 EST Wilkes-Barre promotes four police officers with a combined 63 years of experience WILKES-BARRE 8212 Four city police officers with a combined 63 years of experience were promoted Wednesday during a ceremony at City Hall. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:47:00 EST;-psychologist-questions-it&source=RSS Study calls region unhappy; psychologist questions it SCRANTON 8212 Feeling a little down in the dumps?Chances are you are not alone, according to a recent study. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:00 EST;-psychologist-questions-it&source=RSS Vet claims VA didn't tell him he had cancer WILKES-BARRE 8212 A death sentence.That's what Michael Keslosky III says the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center gave him by botching a prostate cancer diagnosis, leading the Old Forge man to develop terminal, Stage IV cancer, which has spread to his bones. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:43:00 EST Police: Motorist ran red light, struck dump truck in Dallas Twp. DALLAS TWP. 8212 One motorist was taken to a hospital after she allegedly ran a red light on State Route 309 this afternoon, crashing a white Mustang into a dump truck. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:42:00 EST Scranton region labeled as unhappiest SCRANTON 8212 A Canadian study ranked Scranton as the least happy American region.The analysis, co-authored by Joshua Gottlieb of the University of British Columbia's Vancouver School of Economics, suggests people may be deciding to trade happiness for other gains. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:00 EST On the road again North America's premiere traveling heavy music showcase once again invades the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Aug. 2 for a full day's worth of twisted debauchery - welcome to another installment of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:00 EST RALPHIE REPORT: You have heard her on popular songs like Flo Rida's 8220Wild Ones8221 and David Guetta's 8220Titanium.8221 She wrote those and a handful of other big hits, including Rihanna's 8220Diamonds.8221 But now singersongwriter Sia Furler is stepping out on her own in a bigger way than before. The 38 year-old's... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:03:00 EST Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Luzerne, Lackawanna counties The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.The watched is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:57:00 EST Injuries reported as car, dump truck collide in Dallas DALLAS 8212 Police and fire personnel are on the scene of a crash involving a dump truck and a car on state Route 309 near the Offset Paperback plant.The crash occurred around noon. One person was reported injured. A large amount of diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway when a fuel tank on the... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:56:00 EST Community calendar, week of July 23, 2014 REMINDERS Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:43:00 EST