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According to the Federal Bureau of Prison’s website Monday evening, former Luzerne County Judge ’s official status was still “not in BOP custody,” but a source confirmed the site had likely simply not caught up with reality.

Toole, who had been ordered to begin his prison sentence May 2, had flown to a federal camp in Minnesota on Sunday to report as ordered, the source said.
Toole, 51, pleaded guilty in November to corrupt receipt of reward for official action. He accepted free use of a beach house owned by attorney Harry Cardoni. Prosecutors say it was a reward for help in rigging an uninsured motorist arbitration case.
Dallas EMT in Alabama
Scott Gay, a 24-year-old emergency medical technician from Dallas, was deployed with the American Red Cross on Monday as a volunteer to assist tornado victims in Alabama, working in a triage setting at an emergency shelter.
Brian Wrightson, director of Emergency Services for the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre regions of the Red Cross, said the agency has 15 area volunteers in Alabama, Mississippi and North Carolina to aid tornado victims, but volunteers remain on call locally as well.
National volunteers must be available to serve two consecutive weeks when needed.
The greatest need exists for health service volunteers, including registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, vocational nurses, emergency medical technicians, physicians, and certified nursing assistants.
Student caregivers can participate under certain circumstances. Call 823-7161 for more information.
Two die in auto crash
Two people were killed in a motor vehicle crash on state Route 309 on Saturday.
Hanover Township police on Monday said Adrian Stachurski, 19, was driving south near Lehigh Street at about 7:30 p.m. when the one-vehicle crash occurred.
Stachurski and his passenger, Shannell Lewis, 18, of Glen Lyon section of Newport Township, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
The crash is still under investigation by township police.
County wins cash grant
Luzerne County government has been awarded a $25,350 state grant for its recycling efforts, according to state Sen. John Yudichak’s office.
The grant was awarded to reimburse 50 percent of the county recycling coordinator’s salary and expenses.
The funds were awarded under the state ’s County Recycling Coordinator Grant Program.
State police honor fallen
State Police will hold their annual memorial service to honor the 93 members of the department killed in the line of duty, today at 11 a.m. at the Troop P State Police Headquarters in Wyoming.
The first troopers killed in the line of duty were Privates John F. Henry and Francis A. Zehringer, who died in a shootout with gangsters in Jefferson County in 1906.
The most recent deaths were on June 7, 2009, when Trooper Joshua D. Miller of Pittston Township was shot after a pursuit in the Poconos and a gun battle while rescuing a child that had been abducted by his father, and on Jan. 13, 2010, when Trooper Paul G. Richey was shot while investigating a domestic disturbance in western Pennsylvania.

Members of the public are invited to attend today’s event.
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