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King's, Scranton receive accreditation warnings

Jul 10

Both schools say they are addressing issues
King's College and The University of Scranton have both been warned that their programs may not be meeting requirements to remain accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Homicide charges against two sent to Luzerne County Court

Jul 10

James Edward Roche, Holly Ann Crawford face homicide charges
SHICKSHINNY — A few hours after the bodies of Ronald “Barney” Evans and his son, Jeffrey, were found, the alleged gunman wrote an apology letter.

Corbett signs budget, takes on lawmakers, pensions

Jul 10

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto power to spotlight what he called the Legislature's failure to sacrifice with the rest of government or to curb rising public-sector pension costs that...

DA: Teen's hearing testimony valid in Wilkes-Barre homicide case

Jul 10

Dominican youth testified at hearing for suspect Joshua Carlos Ovalles
WILKES-BARRE — Prosecutors in a city homicide case are asking a judge to permit use of a Dominican teen's previous testimony against suspect Joshua Ovalles after the witness left the country.

Yudichak, Pashinski not pleased with Corbett's budget cuts

Jul 10

Following Gov. Tom Corbett's signing of the election year budget Thursday, three state lawmakers from Northeastern Pennsylvania weighed in Thursday on the governor's actions.

Machete attacker's appeal strategy outlined

Jul 10

Juan Borbon is serving eight to 16 years in 2012 incident
WILKES-BARRE — A lawyer for convicted machete attacker Juan Borbon has filed paperwork outlining issues to be argued on appeal to state Superior Court.

City Council asks mayor to terminate LAG's towing contract

Jul 10

WILKES-BARRE — On the eve of the sentencing of the city's former towing contractor on a theft charge, council Thursday night asked the mayor to terminate the contract he suspended more than a year ago.

'Vans Warped Tour' rocks Montage Mountain in Scranton

Jul 10

More than 90 bands and thousands of music fans ascended the mountain Wednesday as the “Vans Warped Tour” made its annual stop at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain.

LGBT-friendly bar to open in Wilkes-Barre in August

Jul 10

WILKES-BARRE — Less than a month after one LGBT-friendly bar closed in Plains Township, another is being prepared to open near King's College in August.

Kingston man appeals sentence

Jul 10

A Kingston man who was sentenced to a minimum of seven years, nine months in connection with a string of break-ins across the region plans to appeal his sentence to state Superior Court.

Dispute in Hanover Township leads to citations

Jul 10

WILKES-BARRE — Anthony Jones and Tanya Spiegel, both of Oxford Street in Hanover Township, were to be cited with harassment after police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the area of Water and Tannery streets at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, police...

Donald Shoemaker faces charges

Jul 10

PLAINS TWP. — Donald Shoemaker, 50, of East Mountain Ridge Mobile Home Park, was arrested Monday on charges he aimed a rifle and threatened to shoot another person in the mobile home park.

Annual motorcycle run to stop at VA hospital

Jul 10

WILKES-BARRE — The Forgotten Warriors Motorcycle Run will make its yearly stop at the Wilkes-Barre Veteran Affairs Medical Center Saturday. Riders will meet and greet with residents of the the Wilkes-Barre VA Community Living Center beginning at...

Storm damage stalls well-water testing

Jul 10

HARVEYS LAKE — Because of weather-related emergencies at Harveys Lake Borough, the drop-off date for water testing samples scheduled for Saturday has been postponed one week.

Pa. Department of State lists disciplinary actions

Jul 10

HARRISBURG — The notary public license of Alexandria Maniskas of Wilkes-Barre was suspended for three months, with the suspension stayed in favor of probation, during which she must complete a six-hour notary practice.

3,100 still lack power after storm

Jul 10

LUZERNE COUNTY — More than 12,000 UGI Utilities — Electric Division customers had their service restored since restoration efforts began on Tuesday following a storm with tornado-force winds. But as of Thursday afternoon, about 3,100...

TCMC announces election of new trustees to board

Jul 10

SCRANTON — The Commonwealth Medical College has announced the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees.

Registration applications online for tanning facilities

Jul 10

HARRISBURG — The new application for registering a tanning facility with the state Department of Health, per the requirements of Act 41 of 2014, is now available on the department's website

Jewish Alliance selects architect for project

Jul 10

KINGSTONThe Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania has selected Kingston-based architect David Sheydwasser to envision and oversee the creation of the new Center for Jewish Life.

Gabe's dressing up store for July 26 opening

Jul 10

WILKES-BARRE — Fashion retailer Gabriel Brothers Inc. has filled all of the available positions at its soon-to-open Wilkes-Barre store, but the company still is accepting applications and will keep them on file for the future, a company spokeswoman...

Police search for man they say dumped old tires on roadside

Jul 10

LARKSVILLE — Police are looking for one of two men they say were seen dumping old tires on the side of a road.

Wilkes-Barre city council wants mayor to terminate LAG's towing contract within two weeks

Jul 10

WILKES-BARRE — City council tonight passed a resolution asking Mayor Tom Leighton to terminate the contract of LAG Towing that's been suspended for more than a year.

3,100 still without power in Luzerne County following Tuesday's storm

Jul 10

Lehman Twp. cooling center will be open until 8 tonight and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday
More than 12,000 UGI Utilities — Electric Division customers have had their service restored since restoration efforts began on Tuesday following a storm with tornado-force winds. But as of this afternoon, about 3,100 customers remained without power, a UGI...

Corbett signs budget, reduces Legislature's funds

Jul 10

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto to strike $65 million from the General Assembly's own appropriation, urging a renewed effort to curb public-sector pension benefits for newly...

Drums bank robbed this morning

Jul 10

Butler Township police were dispatched just after 10 a.m. today for a reported bank robbery at the National Penn Bank along South Hunter Highway in Drums, a 911 dispatch center supervisor said.

Susquehanna County compressor station shut down after morning fire

Jul 10

LENOX TWP. — Emergency crews responded to a fire at a Susquehanna County natural gas compressor station Thursday morning , but found the flames already were out.

Former shop worker sentenced in synthetic pot case

Jul 10

Manjinder Singh once worked at Kingston store
SCRANTON — A citizen of India who formerly worked at a Kingston food store has been sentenced to two years' probation or his role in a conspiracy to distribute synthetic marijuana, U.S. Attorney Peter Smith said Thursday.

Maher's show among Emmy nominees

Jul 10

LOS ANGELES — HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher” has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the Variety Series category.

Five Folks

Jul 10

With Gaslight Theatre putting on a series of one-act plays, all with an attic setting, this weekend and next in Kingston, we were inspired to ask:•••

Not so fast to dismiss 'I Live My Life'

Jul 10

On paper, “I Live My Life” (1935, Warner Archive, unrated, $25), the second of nine collaborations between Joan Crawford and Wilkes-Barrre native Joseph Mankiewicz, sounds a lot like a precursor to “Bringing Up Baby,” the...

'Apes' stands above other summer action fare

Jul 10

Advertising for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” suggests it is another summer film in which abundant action scenes obliterate any serious story or character development.First impressions can be deceiving.

ALSO OPENING: 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'

Jul 10

Starring: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sahil VaidDirected by: Shashank KhaitanGenre: Comedy/Drama/RomanceLanguage: Hindi

NEW ON DVD

Jul 10

New DVD releases spell viewing fun.

'Begin' celebrates healing power of music

Jul 10

LOS ANGELES — “Begin Again” sees Irish writer-director John Carney on a larger canvas, revisiting themes from his lo-fi 2006 indie hit “Once” — chief among them the emotional connectivity of music. Swapping Dublin for New York, and...

STILL SHOWING

Jul 10

22 JUMP STREET — This buddy-cop parody hits many sweet spots and offers the biggest, loudest laughs of any movie this summer. 112 mins. R for language, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and violence. ♦ ♦...

Gaslight Theatre sets night of one-acts in the most mysterious part of the house

Jul 10

Gaslight Theatre already has taken audiences to the kitchen and bathroom.And future installments of the PlayRoom series could be set just about anywhere.
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