A man jailed Sunday on charges of making terroristic threats, simple assault and disorderly conduct, committed suicide Tuesday morning at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, J. Allen Nesbitt, correctional services director, stated in a press release.
Daniel R. Williams IV, being held on $20,000 bail, was pronounced dead from asphyxiation at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Prison staff had tried to resuscitate Williams before an ambulance arrived.
Luzerne County Division of Corrections is investigating Williams’ death and started an internal review to be sure all policies and procedures were followed by prison employees, Nesbitt said.
for murder victims
The mother of a murdered woman has organized a vigil to be held 7 p.m. today at the Plains Township Municipal Park as part of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.
Donna Walling organized the event in honor of her daughter, 21-year-old Jamie Marie, who was murdered on Oct. 15, 2000.
police seek help
Police said two newly installed handicap ramps at Lathrop Street and Gibson Avenue and Lathrop Street and Warren Avenue were recently vandalized when construction cones were thrown onto the wet cement.
The ramps were repaired. Anyone with information is asked to call Kingston police at 570-288-3674.
set for Oct. 17
Tyler Memorial Hospital and the Wyoming County Community Alliance will hold two influenza and pneumonia community vaccination clinics in October for vulnerable individuals.
Clinics will be held at Tyler Memorial Hospital, 5950 State Route 6, Tunkhannock Township, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 17.
The clinics are free to all adults.
For more information about the clinics, or to schedule appointments, call 570-996-1281.
to cause delays
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling southbound on the Northeastern Extension between the Pocono and Mahoning Valley interchanges to be prepared for a single-lane traffic pattern to be in effect until 7 a.m. Friday.
On Monday, construction crews closed the right lane between milepost A91.8 and A90.5 for slope remediation. Motorists southbound from the Pocono exit (junction of I-80) should anticipate reduced speeds and slow-moving or stopped traffic until the single-lane is lifted on Friday. All work is weather permitting and could be rescheduled.
Clothes Closet event
The Noxen United Methodist Church and the Community Development Corporation of Noxen, Kunkle and Ruggles, is holding its Noxen Clothes Closet event this weekend at the Noxen Community Center 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
All clothes that fit into a bag will be sold for $1.
Reps set seminar for seniors
State Reps. Phyllis Mundy, D-Kingston, and Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, announced that they will host an elder justice seminar from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 9 at the West Wyoming Hose Co., 926 Shoemaker Ave., West Wyoming. The event is free and open to the public.
The agenda includes several discussions including: the principal and practices of elder justice, a presentation about long-term care planning, power of attorney and estate planning, guardianships, responding to and conducting investigations into crimes against the elderly and how seniors can maintain their independence
For more information or to reserve a seat, call Mundy’s district office at 570-283-9622 or call Boback’s district office at 1-800-278-3930.