News http://timesleader.com/section/feeds.rss Latest Stories from the Times Leader News en-us Copyright 2013 Civitas Media Model train club offers a glimpse to the past http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50937719/Model-train-club-offers-a-glimpse-to-the-past HAZLE TWP. — History buffs and others journeyed back in time on Saturday to the 1940s and 50s, visiting towns such as Jim Thorpe, Weatherly, Eckley and Hazleton — all within the confines of the Anthracite Model Railroad Club. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:36:07 EST Outdoor seafood markets popular locally during holidays http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/50937097/ PITTSTON — If it had fins, tentacles or pincers, it likely was on ice Saturday at the outdoor seafood stand at Quinn's Market. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:50:07 EST Knitters feel right at home with Osterhout’s One More Row club http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50937092/ WILKES-BARRE — People go to the library for a variety of reasons.Most of them probably have something to do with books.Steven Remphrey went to the Osterhout Library because he needed help with some yarn. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:35:12 EST Zeroing in: Bong Bob Kim's claims of racism ring hollow http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50933661/ Bong Bob Kim, who is in prison after allegedly trying to run over some police officers during a drug bust, might want to contact first lady Michelle Obama. She will likely feel his pain.Bong contacted both local newspapers to tell the public that Wilkes-Barre City police officer Joseph Sinavage,... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 14:13:06 EST Questions arise as area police mull body cameras http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50914064/ For the last five years, the City of Wilkes-Barre's surveillance system has recorded people from 250 cameras mounted on utility poles mostly in the downtown area with the goal of reducing crime and increasing public safety. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:19:07 EST Dallas Township chief favors police body cameras http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50930729/ DALLAS TWP — Dallas Township Police Chief Robert Jolley wanted to get body cameras for his officers long before the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.“It's like having another witness,” Jolley said Friday. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:17:05 EST Student from another school arrested after false alarm at Wilkes University http://timesleader.com/news/blotter-local-news-news/50936495/ WILKES-BARRE — A student from another school was arrested after police responded to a false alarm Monday morning at Wilkes University. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:03:13 EST AG Kane files for divorce from husband of 14 years http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50936413/AG-Kane-files-for-divorce-from-husband-of-14-years SCRANTON — Pennsylvania's Attorney General is seeking a divorce from her husband of 14 years.In a complaint filed Friday in Lackawanna County Family Court, Kathleen Kane says her marriage to Christopher J. Kane is irretrievably broken. They have two children. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:29:05 EST Wyoming Free Library discussion group meeting Jan. 5 http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50929836/Discussion-group-meeting-Jan.-5 WYOMING — The library will hold a discussion group during the upcoming season of “Downton Abbey.” The first discussion will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5 (the day after the season 5 premiere). The discussion group will meet every Monday and talk about what happened on Sunday night. For more information, call the... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:14:11 EST West Pittston Library weekly storytime held Fridays http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50929827/Weekly-storytime-held-Fridays WEST PITTSTON — Weekly Story Time is held at 1 p.m. every Friday. Register by Wednesday of each week. Registration is required for this free program. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:13:11 EST No Lego Club meeting on Dec. 31 for Pittston Memorial Library http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50929818/No-Lego-Club-meeting-on-Wednesday PITTSTON — Kids ages 3 to 11 are invited to the Lego Club, which is held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. There will be no Lego Club on Dec. 31.Homework help is offered from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:12:08 EST West Pittston Cherry Blossom fundraiser ongoing http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50929782/Festival-pole-banner-fundraiser-ongoing WEST PITTSTON — The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Committee is selling pole banners to support the community of West Pittston and the festival. The cost of the banner is $150 for the first year and $50 each year after that. Send donations to Toni Valenti, 316 Damon St., West Pittston, PA 18643. The deadline for banners is Feb. 15, 2015. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:06:09 EST Meeting for Cosmopolitan Seniors on Jan. 6. http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50929746/Cosmopolitan-Seniors-meeting-Jan.-6. EXETER — The Cosmopolitan Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6 in St. Anthony's Center. Host/hostesses are: Lou Bryja, Rosalie Ferrara, Sam Ferrara, Edith Jones, and Bernie Petrasek. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:58:14 EST Pittston Active Center holding healthy steps exercise http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50929739/Healthy-steps-exercise-held-at-Pittston-Active-Center PITTSTON — Healthy Steps exercise classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9 a.m. at the Pittston Adult Active Center. This is both a balance and strength training exercise program. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings a chair exercise class with Sandi is also offered. Both classes are offered for no fee to center members... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:54:07 EST Tax bill payments can still be made in Jenkins Twp. http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/50929733/Tax-bill-payments-can-still-be-made JENKINS TWP. — The Jenkins Township Tax Collector announces that county and township bills can be paid at the penalty amount until Tuesday, Dec. 30. Payments can be sent by mail with self-addressed envelope if a receipt is required. Postmark will be accepted. To make a special appointment or if a tax bill was not received or received in... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:52:10 EST