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W-B residents question recycling schedule

Jul 14

City responds to concerns about post-holiday collection calendar
WILKES-BARRE — During holiday weeks, the city suspends collection of recyclables, but some confused residents don't suspend their routine of placing the items at curbside to be hauled away.

Two charged in Hazle Street Turkey Hill robbery

Jul 14

Police: Clerk asks if it's a robbery, testy suspect quips about wanting a sandwich
WILKES-BARRE — A man and woman have been charged in connection with an early Saturday hold-up along the crime-plagued Hazle Street, city police said in a Facebook post.According to the police report:

Comedian Maher bringing 'Incorrect' style to Wilkes-Barre

Jul 14

'Nothing is off limits,' TV host says of upcoming Kirby gig
WILKES-BARRE — Though increasingly known for his cutting political commentary, controversial television talk show host Bill Maher says he is a comedian first and stand-up is his passion.

Artist Sue Hand's auction painting garners $3,100 at Back Mountain Library Auction

Jul 14

DALLAS — Foul weather bookended the 68th annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction, but with help from volunteers and an enthusiastic crowd, organizers are counting this year's fundraiser a success.

Wilkes-Barre United Way announces campaign leadership

Jul 14

Husband and wife named 2014-2015 co-chairs
FORTY FORT — For the first time in its 93 years, a married couple will co-chair the United Way of Wyoming Valley's annual campaign.

Body found in Forty Fort Sunday morning

Jul 14

The body of a man was found in the area of the Forty Fort Cemetery around 9 a.m. Sunday morning according to Luzerne County Coroner William Lisman.

Jewish Food Festival draws a crowd to Nay Aug

Jul 13

SCRANTON — The food was so good at the Jewish Food Festival at Nay Aug Park Sunday, that most of it ran out in just over an hour.

Benefit aids cancer-stricken rescue dog Little Louie

Jul 13

KINGSTON — When they first met Little Louie, the family of dog owners, rescuers and trainers at local non-profit Modified k9 saw the cuts and bruises.

Four sustain minor injuries in Spain's iconic bull stampede

Jul 13

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — In the seventh bull run at this year's San Fermin festival in Spain, four people sustained injuries along Pamplona's narrow streets Sunday.

Congress reacts to Obama's $3.7 billion request to abate immigration crisis

Jul 13

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their...

Race fans stake their claims to see who'll be king of the Giants Despair Hillclimb

Jul 13

Fans stake their claims to see who'll be king of the hill
LAUREL RUN — The sights, sounds and the smells brought back memories to Bill Malarkey as he watched racers speed by on their way up the Giants Despair Hillclimb.

Cleanup, repair work done at Lower Charles Street Park in Luzerne

Jul 12

Cleanup, repair work done at Lower Charles Street Park
LUZERNE — These volunteers aren't afraid of an early morning or a little elbow grease.Several generations of helpful hands turned out at 9 a.m. Saturday for a “Fix-Up Day” at Lower Charles Street Park.

STEALS AND DEALS Check out newspaper inserts for some sweet deals on sweets and, yes, back-to-school supplies

Jul 12

Did you know in 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan declared July National Ice Cream month? I knew he had a sweet tooth for jelly beans, but this tidbit of info sent me on a search to find the best deal on ice cream in today's Times...

OFFICE COACH Share your expertise, but make sure everyone knows it came from you

Jul 12

Q: I can't decide whether to share some information with my colleagues. I am in the final year of a master's degree program, and I recently started a new job. Because of my graduate training, I have already been able to make some unique...

Theme park CEO says job is about making memories

Jul 12

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Standing in the shadows of a $30 million roller coaster that flips, drops and spins its riders, the head of the nation's fourth-biggest amusement park company points to another addition at Cedar Point he's proud of too — a shady...

Who pays your doc? Coming soon to a site near you

Jul 12

WASHINGTON — When many of us have a medical appointment we're concerned about our finances: how much will we owe out-of-pocket? What's our co-pay? But next time, you may also want to ask your doctors about their financial situation.

Adjunct professors pushing for better pay, benefits

Jul 12

MIAMI — Kim Laffont worked three jobs and spent 3 hours a day commuting last semester.

Early childhood screenings offered with support from The Blue Ribbon Foundation

Jul 12

A hearing assessment program for at-risk preschool children will begin in the fall thanks to support from The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Jul 12

The Commonwealth Medical College recognized John Szarek, Ph.D., professor and director of clinical pharmacology; Karen Stine, administrative assistant for Institutional Advancement, and Bill Reuther, building and grounds maintenance, for their...

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Jul 12

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America can learn some lessons from those who have done it well

Jul 12

The Internet contains some amazing videos that showcase the innovations Germany has made in manufacturing. Immense robot-like machines produce precision automobiles, sophisticated railway cars, aircraft parts and a variety of other heavy-duty industrial...

Shopping in the cyber-market

Jul 12

Businesses hope to catch more customers with the Internet
KINGSTON — Social media, two little words that encompass the ability to connect with more than a billion people worldwide for free. What entrepreneur would not want his or her business to be linked on a network like that?

Frank Grillo: from soap fave to leading man

Jul 12

Back in 2008, Frank Grillo was still best known for his three-year stint on “Guiding Light” when he found himself on the set of “Pride and Glory” sharing scenes with such heavy hitters as Edward Norton, Nick Nolte, Colin Farrell and Jon...

Budget season finally over for Luzerne County school districts

Jul 12

Year was full of surprises for districts trying to manage balance sheets
When Gov. Tom Corbett belatedly signed the state budget into law Thursday, a complex process closed and the picture for area districts finally cleared:• Ten of 11 Luzerne County districts raised taxes.

Proposed Dominion Cove Point natural gas export terminal in Md. would send Marcellus Shale gas to Japan, India

Jul 12

Proposed export terminal would send Marcellus gas to Japan, India
A pair of pending federal permit applications are just about the only things delaying gas drawn from Susquehanna County to be shipped to Japan and India.

Bikers honor veterans with a visit

Jul 12

Annual Forgotten Warriors Motorcycle Run stops at VA
PLAINS TWP — More than 100 bikers stopped at the Veteran Affairs Community Living Center Saturday as part of the 14th annual Forgotten Warriors Motorcycle Run.

Kickboxing helped turn woman's life around

Jul 12

Katie Stapleton is training for her first amateur bout
When she first walked into the World Class Boxing gym in Kingston, 5-foot, 7-inch Katie Stapleton weighed just 93 pounds.

Pediatric health fair a fun time for children

Jul 12

EDWARDSVILLE — A pediatric health fair held on Saturday provided area youngsters with the opportunity to have fun while learning about healthy food choices, dental health, hand washing, bicycle safety and even how to dial 911 from a cellphone.

Corbett veto exposes GOP divisions in Harrisburg

Jul 12

HARRISBURG — The relationship between Gov. Tom Corbett and his fellow Republicans in the Legislature took a turn toward the dysfunctional this week as they traded insults about leadership following his decision to veto millions from the General Assembly's...

Expert: Pa. didn't address fracking's health impacts

Jul 12

PITTSBURGH — Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation's biggest natural gas drilling booms.

Dweezil Zappa does his father proud at Kirby Center

Jul 12

WILKES-BARRE — Like a lot of things that are challenging or outside the norm, the music of Frank Zappa is not for everyone.

Juveniles cited for shoplifting

Jul 12

WILKES-BARRE —Police reported the following:

Fatal crash in Wayne County

Jul 12

BERLIN TWP. — One man died from injuries suffered in a crash late Friday night in Wayne County, state police said.

Arrest warrant issued in Dollar General theft

Jul 12

HANOVER TWP. — Police issued an arrest warrant for Patrick Michael Merrik of Wilkes-Barre in connection with a retail theft on July 4 at the Dollar General Store on the Sans Souci Parkway.

W-B Crime watch schedules meetings

Jul 12

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch has announced the following meetings.• East End: 7 p.m. July 14 at Primitive Methodist Church, 79 Laurel St.

Seminar to address Castle Doctrine, concealed carry law

Jul 12

NANTICOKE — The Luzerne County District Attorney's Office will host a Concealed Carry Law and Castle Doctrine seminar from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 28.
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