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Inmate at SCI Dallas found dead, hanging in cell

DALLAS – An inmate at State Correctional Institution at Dallas was found dead in his cell on Thursday, Superintendent Lawrence Mahally reported in a news release.Mahally said prison staff were conducting a security round on the housing unit when an officer observed inmate Israel Guzman hanging in his cell at approximately 1:30 p.m. Staff immediately responded and provided life-saving measures until facility medical personnel arrived.Guzman was pronounced dead by a ...

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Alternate routes recommended during road resurfacing in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE – The City of Wilkes-Barre has issued a travel advisory in areas of the city where the state Department of Transportation will be resurfacing roadways as scheduled.The resurfacing project that includes milling and paving is currently underway in the following locations:• Blackman Street (State Route 2005) – between Business Route 309 and Lyndwood Avenue.• Carey Avenue (State Route 2016).This project is expected t...

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‘King Richard’ helps with food donations

MOUNTAIN TOP — With NASCAR legend Richard Petty standing nearby Friday, Gretchen Hunt of the Weinberg Food Bank put the issue of hunger in stark perspective.“It’s hard to believe, but right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania there are more than 85,000 people that struggle to have food for a healthy life — and 28,000 of them are children,” Hunt said. “Without partners, this fight against hunger would not be possible.”Petty was at W...

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Meetings

Tuesday WILKES-BARRE: Bishop William J. Hafey Fourth Degree Assembly Knights of Columbus, 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Byzantine Church, 695 N. Main Street. The meeting will be hosted by St. Mary’s Dormition Council 12325. All fourth degree knights are asked to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

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Nathan Piccotti

Nathan Piccotti, son of Kristie and David Piccotti, Pittston, is celebrating his second birthday today, Aug. 2. Nathan is a grandson of Elenor Lapsansky, Inkerman, and Bill and Candy Kennedy, Laflin. He is a great-grandson of Mary Jean Burke and Ruth Katarsky.

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Eliza J. Hughes

Eliza Jane Hughes, daughter of Julie Grodis and Joseph Hughes, Nanticoke, is celebrating her first birthday today, Aug. 2. Eliza is a granddaughter of Ron Voelker and the late Ruth Voelker, Larksville, and Joe and Kathy Hughes, Oshkosh Wisconsin. She is a great-granddaughter of Bill and Gloria Hughes, Ripon, Wisconsin, and Donald Grifffin, California. Eliza has a sister, Tillie Grodis, 8, and a brother, Ethan Hughes, 11, Berwick.

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Ethan R. Kazinski

Ethan Robert Kazinski, son of the Rev. Robert and Karyn Kazinski, Honesdale, is celebrating his fifth birthday today, Aug. 2. Ethan is a grandson of Bob and Cindy Kazinski, Larksville; Nancy Stockholm, Binghamton, New York; and Charles Wiseman, Great Bend, Pennsylvania. He has a brother, Seth, 7.

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Pastor’s Food Pantry receives grant

The Pastor’s Food Pantry, Noxen, received a $10,000 grant from the Mercy Foundation at the second annual Mercy Foundation grant awards ceremony and luncheon at Mercy Center. The funds will be used to purchase equipment for the soon-to-be expanded pantry located in the basement of the Methodist Church. It provides food and educational opportunities for children, adults and seniors in the Tunkhannock, Lake-Lehman and Dallas school districts. At the award presentation, from left: Belinda Y...

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Cross Creek sends mission teams to Guatemala

TRUCKSVILLE: Cross Creek Community Church, 370 Carverton Road, has sent two mission teams to Guatemala through an organization called Hope of Life International, a Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to people of Guatemala. Cross Creek has adopted a small village, Los Jocotes, which is located near the city of Zacapa, Guatemala, and home to about 600 people.

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Corpus Christi Parish planning car show

Corpus Christi Parish is hosting its third annual car show on Aug. 10 on the grounds of Holy Redeemer Church, Route 92, Harding. The show, which is being sponsored by McCarthy Tire, Ayers Towing Service and Varsity, Inc., will begin with registration from 11 a.m. to noon and end with the presentation of awards at 3 p.m. The car show will feature a competition for all makes and models of automobiles. Registration on the day of the event is $15 per car. Prizes will be awarded for Best In Show, ...

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