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Wilkes-Barre man arrested in Osterhout Library attack

Jul 24

Leon Crosby arrested, held on $100,000 bail
WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a Wilkes-Barre man in connection with an alleged attack on an employee at the Osterhout Free Library on South Franklin Street Thursday afternoon.

Ex-Mountain Top man gets 45-95 years in Michigan sex assaults

Jul 24

David Zarn, 48, still faces Luzerne County charges
A former Mountain Top resident who still is facing sexual assault charges in Luzerne County will spend 45 to 95 years in a Michigan prison for sexually assaulting two girls in that state.

No Luzerne County home rule charter changes on November ballot

Jul 24

Council rejected proposed change to number of votes to reopen budget
Luzerne County Council has rejected a proposed home rule charter revision that would have been on the November ballot.

Forty Fort car show to highlight vintage European motors

Jul 24

Ed Ostrowsky said the 12th annual Vintage Motors Revival car show promises to be a cross between a car show and the PBS program “Downtown Abbey.”

Court asked to fill vacancies on county Flood Protection Authority

Jul 24

WILKES-BARRE — The executive director of the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority has asked the court to fill vacancies on the authority.

Plaintiffs added to lawsuit against McDonald's franchise

Jul 24

WILKES-BARRE — Four more plaintiffs were added on Thursday to a class-action lawsuit filed against a Clarks Summit McDonald's franchisee that alleges a fee-laced debit card was the only available option that the franchisee made available to employees to...

Hazleton man sentenced for cocaine distribution

Jul 24

SCRANTON — A Hazleton man was sentenced to 46 months in prison on a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. U.S. District Judge Robert Mariani sentenced Juan Carlos Alvarez in federal court Wednesday.

Local fire company gets Homeland Security grant

Jul 24

LAFLIN — The Laflin Borough Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded a $20,634 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help purchase 10 sets of outer protective clothing, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, announced Tuesday.

New office suite to house parent-child therapy

Jul 24

TUNKHANNOCK — Children's Service Center will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony, open to the public, at noon on Aug. 4 at its Tunkhannock campus, 133 Tioga St., to mark the grand opening of an office suite that will provide a specialized therapy known as...

Yoga on River Common on Saturdays in summer

Jul 24

WILKES-BARRE — This summer, Melt Hot Yoga and Balance Yoga will once again team up to teach a free community yoga class on the River Common every Saturday until Labor Day. The free sessions are held at the Millennium Circle portal from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and are...

Lottery closes fiscal year with $3.8 billion in sales

Jul 24

MIDDLETOWN — The Pennsylvania Lottery finished fiscal year 2013-14 with $3.8 billion in sales, dedicating $1.08 billion in net revenue to support programs benefiting older Pennsylvanians.

Wilkes-Barre police: Child sex attacks were unrelated

Jul 24

WILKES-BARRE — Two alleged sexual assaults involving minor children in recent days are unrelated, and the suspects were known to the youths, according to a statement released by city police Thursday afternoon.

Construction snarls I-81 rush-hour traffic between W-B, Moosic

Jul 24

Northbound traffic is backed up on Interstate 81 during the afternoon rush hour between the Wilkes-Barre and the Moosic exits, apparently because of construction. There have been no reports of accidents.

Joe Amato to speak in support of KISS Theatre fundraiser

Jul 24

WILKES-BARRE TWP.— Developer and former professional drag racer Joe Amato will be speaking in support of a “25/25/25” KISS Theatre Company fundraiser at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Stage Listings: July 25 to 31, 2014

Jul 24

THIS WEEK: July 25 to 31, 2014

Reads Listings: July 25 to 31, 2014

Jul 24

THIS WEEK: July 25 to 31, 2014The Breaking Ground Poets, guest artists at the monthly Open Mic at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Tonight at 7. 570-996-1500.

Kids Listings: July 25 to 31, 2014

Jul 24

THIS WEEK: July 25 to 31, 2014

Outdoors Listings: July 25 to 31, 2014

Jul 24

THIS WEEK: July 25 to 31, 2014Amazing Moths, a program on native lepidopterons. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Tonight at 8. $5. 570-629-3061.

Exhibits Listings: July 25 to 31, 2014

Jul 24

THIS WEEK: July 25 to 31, 2014

Events Listings: July 25 to 31, 2014

Jul 24

THIS WEEK: July 25 to 31, 2014

Buys Listings: July 25 to 31, 2014

Jul 24

THIS WEEK: July 25 to 31, 2014Hazleton Farmers Market, along Broad Street in downtown Hazleton. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 29. 570-455-1509.

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Jul 24

THIS WEEK: July 25 to 31, 2014Hazleton Farmers Market, along Broad Street in downtown Hazleton. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 29. 570-455-1509.

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble offers fractured in fairy tales in 'Stinky Cheese Man' show

Jul 24

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble offers fractured fairy tales
A princess might not feel a pea under 100 mattresses, but would a bowling ball give her a restless night?

'Hercules' opens

Jul 24

ALSO OPENING“Hercules,” a retelling of the story of the mythic hero from ancient Greece, opens this week. Look for a review at www.timesleader.com and check out next week's Guide.

'Lucy is an ambitious popcorn popper

Jul 24

After a decade when the only person to take her seriously was Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson seems to have found her groove of late, with the new actioner “Lucy” as further confirmation of her niche.

St. Joseph Center Festival provides hope and help

Jul 24

St. Joseph Center Festival provides hope and help
Mention St. Joseph's Center and most people will tell you about a facility in Scranton which offers residential living and care for physically and mentally challenged adults.

A fashionable way to fight cancer

Jul 24

Survivors strut their stuff on colorful catwalk
Marlene Burkhart plans to “wear makeup, a pretty outfit and a smile” for her stint on the catwalk at a local fashion show.That's good solid advice for any model.

Keaton clicks with Douglas, 'And So It Goes'

Jul 24

Two old pros show the kids how chemistry works in a romantic comedy in “And So It Goes,” a love-the-last-time-around romp that'll give its target audience the warm fuzzies.

MOVIE AMY

Jul 24

Old Forge native had a role in the classic 'Showboat'
Finally available on DVD courtesy of Warner Archive, “Showboat” (1936, unrated, $20) is a beautiful charmer of a musical that's so vibrant, it rarely shows its age.

Five Folks

Jul 24

With the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble putting on a play filled with fractured fairy tales this week, we were inspired to ask passersby in downtown Wilkes-Barre:

AG takes legal action against 8 contractors, including 1 from Luzerne County

Jul 24

HARRISBURG — A Wilkes-Barre Township contractor is among a number of home improvement contractors targeted for legal action by the Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Infusion of incompatible blood led to patient's death

Jul 24

The Luzerne County Coroner's Office confirmed this morning that a mishandled blood transfusion killed a Hazleton woman in January.

Police: Constable attacked by pitbull in Butler Township

Jul 24

BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Township police are investigating a dog attack involving a Pennsylvania State Police Constable.

Hazleton man gets 46 months for cocaine charges

Jul 24

SCRANTON — A Hazleton man was sentenced to 46 months in prison on a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. U.S. District Judge Robert Mariani sentenced Juan Carlos Alvarez in federal court Wednesday.

Average gas prices for July 24

Jul 24

Gas prices remained steady overnight locally, but the state and national averages dropped a penny.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following data for the average gas prices in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and nationwide:

Sunshine expected into the weekend, rain possible on Saturday

Jul 24

Sunshine will rule the skies leading into the weekend.The National Weather Service indicated that it was 65 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. Overcast skies lingered overhead, but the cloud cover will not last for long.
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