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WILKES-BARRE


1 shooting victim


released, 1 critical


A 5-year-old girl who suffered a gunshot wound to her face during a weekend incident at the Sherman Hills apartment complex that injured two children was released from Geisinger Medical Center in Danville late Monday, authorities said.


Police did not release the girl’s name or the name of the 2-year-old girl who suffered a gunshot wound to her neck. The younger girl remains in critical condition at Geisinger in Danville.


The two girls were shot on Saturday in what police believe was a domestic dispute involving three men.


A search warrant affidavit states William Cash, the father of the 5-year-old girl, was visiting the girl’s mother, Diana Page, and became upset that another man, identified only as “Shai,” was in the apartment. Cash was outside the apartment near the rear door when an unknown person fired multiple rounds, according to the affidavit.


No charges have been filed.


HARRISBURG


PennDOT seeks input


on state transit plans


As part of an update to the commonwealth’s 12-Year Transportation Program, Pennsylvanians are invited to provide input on their transportation priorities and to register for the program’s first-ever interactive online public meeting.


There will be a webcast from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26. when PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch will provide an update on state transportation issues and answer questions from registered participants. Pennsylvanians can register for the meeting at www.TalkPATransportation.com and questions may be submitted in advance to ra-penndotstc@pa.gov.


Through Oct. 7, the public also can submit feedback through the “Tell Us What You Think” survey on the website; by emailing ra-penndotstc@pa.gov to request a printed survey copy; or by telephone at 1-855-896-4930.


The program serves as a blueprint of prioritized transportation projects and is updated every two years.


SWOYERSVILLE


Fraud charges dismissed


in home repair case


District Judge David Barilla has dismissed contractor fraud charges against Lemire Stevenson Brown, 51, of Kresgeville, Monroe County, after a preliminary hearing.


Swoyersville police charged Brown with accepting payment from a homeowner on Noyes Avenue to repair a roof that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy in October. Brown began the repairs but failed to complete the work.


Attorney Mark Mack, who represented Brown, said evidence presented by police did not establish a case against his client when the case was heard last week.


Mack said the initial contract called for the replacement of the roof shingles, which was subject to change if Brown discovered any rotten wood under the shingles.


Mack said the roof did have rot and the homeowner refused to renegotiate a new contract.


“This really hurt his reputation,” Mack said.


NANTICOKE


Fundraiser to aid


ailing children


The 13th annual Valley With a Heart Benefit will be held Sunday at the Holy Child Grove on Newport Street in the Sheatown section of Nanticoke.


Proceeds will benefit: Isabella Hunsinger, 1, Berwick; Michael McCue, 2, Sweet Valley; Eva Kilduff, 4 months old, Kingston; Ella Rose Powell, 1, Plains Township; and the families of other seriously ill children.


The event will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast for the motorcycle ride, which leaves at 11 a.m. The event will include 12 live bands, fireworks, raffles, food, games and vendors.


There is a $15 fee per rider and $10 fee per passenger. Non-riders must pay a $5 general admission fee, and children 12 and under are free.


For more information, visit www.valleywithaheart.com or call 570-735-5333 or 570-675-1504.


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