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Hazleton native honored

Gov. Tom Corbett and first lady Susan Corbett recently recognized eight outstanding women as this year's Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania, including a former Hazleton woman.

The women were honored at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg where they were presented with medals and citations for their achievements.

Recipients included Suzanne Yenchko, of Lemoyne, and formerly of Hazleton, as well as seven other women.

Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania was established in 1948 as a way to honor women who have shown distinguished service through a professional career and/or voluntary service.

To aid Sandy victims

A West Wyoming woman has decided to help victims of Hurricane Sandy by organizing a new sock and underwear drive locally.

Nikki Nardell, a mother of three, said she couldn't imagine what the people are going through in areas affected by Sandy, so she came up with a way to help. She set up drop-off boxes at Danko's All American Fitness Center in Plains, Wyoming Area Secondary Center in Exeter, Canteen 900 in Forty Fort, LolliPosh Kids Consignment in Exeter, Gina's Pizza in Wyoming, Januzzi's Pizza in Wyoming and Family Prescription Center in Duryea.

The boxes will be in place until Nov. 20 and then the clothing will be donated to an organization helping victims of the storm.

Privacy suit trial reset

The trial for a former county sheriff deputy suing Luzerne County for invasion of privacy has been rescheduled to begin in February.

In the lawsuit, Jennifer Roberts is suing the county and a deputy sheriff for invasion of privacy in connection with a 2007 incident. The suit alleges he videotaped Roberts as she took a decontamination shower. Roberts is alleging he uploaded the video to his computer and showed it to other employees.

The trial was supposed to begin Monday in federal court in Wilkes-Barre. Due to a scheduling conflict, a judge rescheduled the trial to begin on Feb. 11.

Free dinners set for vets

To honor local veterans and active military personnel, Cork Bar & Restaurant at 463 Madison St., will be providing free dinners for veterans and active military on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 3:30 to 10 p.m.

Spouse, siblings, parents, grandparents or friends who has served in the military are also invited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 270-3818 or emailing ruth@corkdining.com.

Turkey Hill store robbed

Kingston police are investigating a robbery at the Turkey Hill convenience market on Rutter Avenue early Monday morning.

Police Chief Keith Keiper said a man entered the store around 1:17 a.m. and ordered a clerk to place money in a plastic bag. The man then fled on foot. The man claimed to have a weapon.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5-feet 9 inches tall. He wore a dark colored bandanna over his face.

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