Luzerne County Judge Fred Pierantoni III on Friday sentenced James View, 40, of Arch Street, Newport Township, to three to six years in state prison on drug offenses.
Township police and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force said View was in possession of 13.6 grams of crack cocaine, 115 heroin packets, contraband and a debt book when a search warrant was served at his residence on Sept. 25, 2011, according to the criminal complaint.
View was sentenced on two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, Dallas, will host Pet Pictures with Santa CLAWS events to benefit the animal refuge.
Pet owners can have photos taken with their animals and Santa for a $10 donation at the following times and locations:
• Nov. 24, noon to 4 p.m. at Whitings, 161 N. Memorial Hwy., Trucksville
• Dec. 1, noon to 5 p.m. at Pet Supply Plus, 555 Scott St., Wilkes-Barre
• Dec. 2, noon to 4 p.m. at Pet Supply Plus, 555 Scott St., Wilkes-Barre
• Dec 8, noon to 4 p.m. at Dymonds Farm, Brace Rd, Dallas
The Wyoming and Forty Fort will hold their 2nd annual West Side Santa Parade on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. Starting at First Street in Wyoming, the parade will proceed south on Wyoming Avenue, ending at the Forty Fort Park.
Luzerne County Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. on Friday scheduled trial for Juan Borbon on March 4. Borbon, 20, is accused in the machete attack outside Wilkes-Barre's GAR high school on Feb. 9.
City police allege Borbon struck Marquis Allen, 16, and nearly severed the left hand during a large fight.
A co-defendant in the case, Yansy Abreu, 17, was prosecuted in juvenile court.
State Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Butler Township, will hold a graffiti paint-out event at the Arthur Street Elementary School playground on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The project's goal is to rid the playground and its equipment of unsightly graffiti, some of which is believed to be gang-related.
This is a rescheduled event from an earlier date.
Toohil and members of her staff will be joined by representatives of POWER! – Professionals Organized and Working to Enrich the Region – and fourth-grade students.
City police reported the following:
• A man told police he was robbed by three men while walking in the area of 14th and Alter streets just after 8 p.m. Thursday.
The victim, whose name was not released, described the suspects as a Hispanic male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, thin build with curly hair, a black male, 6 feet tall, thin build with black hair, and a Hispanic male, 5 feet, 2 inches tall with a thin build.