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Michael Bolton to perform at Mohegan Sun Pocono in June

PLAINS TWP. — Michael Bolton is coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono this summer.On June 13, the multi-Grammy Award winner will perform some of his major hits like “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “Georgia on my Mind,” and “How and I Supposed to Live Without You” in the Keystone Grand Ballroom.Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, April 3 and will range from $30 to $100 for tickets.They are available through Ticketmaster or at th...

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Court upholds judge’s role in investigation of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Tuesday lost a challenge in the state’s highest court over an investigation that recommended she be charged criminally in the leaks of secret material.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a county judge had the authority to appoint a special prosecutor to look into grand jury leaks tied to the state attorney general’s office.Kane had argued that special prosecutor Thomas Carluccio’s appointment w...

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Kane loses challenge to probe recommending she face charges

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Tuesday lost a challenge in the state’s highest court over an investigation that recommended she be charged criminally in the leaks of secret material.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a county judge had the authority to appoint a special prosecutor to look into grand jury leaks tied to the state attorney general’s office.Kane had argued that special prosecutor Thomas Carluccio’s appointment w...

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Misericordia University professor discusses Yemen’s current strife, history of chaos

DALLAS — Misericordia University Assistant Professor Christopher Stevens believes Tuesday’s Saudi-led bombing of Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, reflects the chaos the Middle Eastern country has experienced throughout its history.According to the Associated Press, Saudi Arabia, joined by about 10 other Sunni Muslim countries, targeted a weapons depot and army camps surrounding the city.The attack aimed at Houthi rebels, a Shiite sect, followed five days of figh...

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Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

DETROIT — Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph.But 14 states, m...

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Mountain Top man faces burglary charge

FAIRVIEW TWP. — An inmate at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility was arraigned Tuesday on charges he burglarized a residence on Gracedale Avenue, stealing two firearms, coins and other items last year.Township police allege Kaelin James Kovalski, 31, of Senate Drive, Mountain Top, called the homeowner to confirm he was at work before he used a garbage can to climb through an unlocked kitchen window on Oct. 23.Kovalski is known to the homeowners.Poli...

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Chris Springer: Public input shapes path of Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline

As project director for the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline project, I often compare the regulatory process for siting an interstate transmission pipeline to a funnel. There’s a multitude of data, ideas and analysis that enter the top of the funnel at the beginning of a project, but over time that focus begins to narrow.This week we filed our certificate application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, initiating the formal regulatory review of our Atlantic Su...

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Section of I-80 closed in Clinton, Northumberland counties; delays could last for hours

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation advises drivers that sections of Interstate 80 in Clinton County and Northumberland County are closed.I-80 westbound is closed between the Milton/212B interchange in Northumberland County and the Lock Haven/178 interchange in Clinton County due to a number of vehicle crashes. Westbound drivers are to follow the Red detour.I-80 eastbound is also closed between the Lock Haven/178 interchange in Clinton County to the Milton/212B...

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Teen charged with selling drugs, firing shotgun in Wilkes-Barre apartment

WILKES-BARRE — Isaac Lewis freely walked into the office of District Judge Martin Kane to obtain a copy of a criminal complaint charging him with drug trafficking offenses.He left in shackles.City police arrested Lewis, 19, on allegations he fired a shotgun inside an occupied apartment building on Madison Street, which endangered five people on Feb. 12.Lewis was immediately arraigned by Kane on six counts each of discharge of a firearm into an occupied s...

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Danny Maldonado, Plymouth shooting survivor who slept with teen, sentenced to state prison

WILKES-BARRE — Danny Maldonado cheated death nearly three years ago during a bloody triple homicide in Plymouth. Now he’s headed to state prison for cheating on his pregnant wife with one of her teenage relatives.Maldonado, 22, of Plains Township and formerly of New Jersey, will spend 2-1/2 to 5 years behind bars under a sentence handed down Monday by Luzerne County Judge David W. Lupas.According to a criminal complaint, Maldonado coerced a 14-year-old girl i...

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