News Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Trio sought in Pittston stabbing Pittston police are seeking three people in connection with a stabbing in the city last week.According to police, officers on Friday night were called to investigate a report of a stabbing on Tomato Festival Drive in the city. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:09:13 EST Hazleton City Council tables firefighters contract proposal HAZLETON — City Council on Tuesday again tabled a resolution proposing a contract between the City and the International Association of Firefighters Union Local No. 507. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:35:12 EST Dallas Township scores DCNR park grant DALLAS TWP. — The Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday that the township was awarded a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Grant in the amount of $24,500, part of the master plan to improve the township's parks. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:25:13 EST Lehman Township praised for aiding Food Pantry Garden LEHMAN TWP. — Bob McGuire, a representative of the Food Pantry Garden, thanked the township supervisors Monday for their part in helping to secure a $4,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for the garden, which is located on township property. The township contributed its share of the “in-kind” grant with... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:11:16 EST Wilkes-Barre CTC recognizes students for Bloomsburg Fair awards The Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Board of Education-Joint Operating Committee recognized the accomplishments of 12 students during its meeting on Monday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:18 EST Bear Creek Charter ahead of schedule, below budget, trustees told Just over 90 days into a 425-day project, the new Bear Creek Community Charter School construction is both slightly ahead of schedule and slightly below budget, the school's board of trustees learned Monday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:47:11 EST UPDATE: One caught, one sought in Plains Meat Market robbery PLAINS TWP. — One man is in custody in connection with an armed robbery Tuesday at the Plains Meat Market, and police are searching for a second suspect.Police were called to the market, located on Hudson Road, at about 4:50 p.m. for an attempted armed robbery involving a knife. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:53:13 EST Police seek help identifying attempted bank robbery suspect EXETER — The Exeter Borough Police Department is investigating an attempted bank robbery at Wells Fargo, 1130 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.The robbery occurred just after 4 p.m. The suspect fled the scene on foot running towards Wyoming Avenue, police said. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:53:10 EST Shauntae Thomas pleads guilty to 2013 Wilkes-Barre slaying, gets up to 12 years WILKES-BARRE — A Wilkes-Barre man will spend six to 12 years in prison for the April 25, 2013 slaying of 40-year-old Derrick Cottle on Reno Lane. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:43:08 EST Judge denies request to freeze multi-million legal fee due to Robert Powell WILKES-BARRE — A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request to freeze an anticipated $150 million to $200 million legal fee due to Kids for Cash figure Robert J. Powell for his litigation in an environmental contamination settlement. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:42:10 EST Wolf talks about taxes and raising revenues to Times Leader Opinion Board WILKES-BARRE — Tom Wolf says he is for the middle class and if he is elected governor, he will see they get a long-overdue tax break.Wolf, a 65-year-old York County businessman, is running on the Democratic ticket for governor against incumbent Republican Tom Corbett. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:41:13 EST Lawsuit filed over Huber Breaker metal proceeds The financial backer behind the purchase of the Huber Breaker in Ashley has filed a lawsuit against the property owners, alleging misappropriation of cash and hidden sales of scrap metal. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:33:11 EST Local doctor, native of Syria, speaks of war’s impact on Christians DALLAS TWP. — Dr. Raymond Khoudary noted that Oct. 23 will mark the year-and-a-half anniversary of the kidnapping of a Syrian Orthodox bishop who presided over his sister's wedding, a close family friend who had visited his home many times, by members of ISIS — the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:57:14 EST Wyoming Valley Levee fee bills could come earlier next year HANOVER TWP. — Beginning next year, Wyoming Valley residents who pay an annual levee fee might receive a bill earlier than Oct. 1. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:58:15 EST Waverly Community House offers free children’s Halloween party The Waverly Community House (the Comm), 1115 N. Abington Road will be transformed into a magical-looking Halloween scene from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 for the Comm's annual Halloween party for children of all ages. The event includes games, crafts, cookie decorating, a haunted house, costume parade and a raffle. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:17:10 EST