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Hazleton shooting suspect jailed without bail

HAZLETON — City police say they arrested Nino Vasquez Gomez, 25, on charges he shot another man when he randomly discharged several rounds from a firearm Thursday night.


Allen’s home run gives RailRiders ninth straight win over Syracuse

Not even a rain delay and an abrupt grand slam was enough to end the RailRiders’ mastery of the Mets.

Curry, Harris help 76ers stay alive, hold off Hawks to force Game 7

ATLANTA — Seth Curry hit six 3-pointes and scored 24 points and the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers avoided elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinal series by beating the Atlanta Hawks 104-99 in Game 6 on Friday night.

Tunkhannock softball rallies to force extras before falling in state championship game

STATE COLLEGE — Hitless through five innings. Trailing by three runs going to the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings. Still down two as they came down to their final out.

Tunkhannock set to return plenty of talent to make another run at a state title

STATE COLLEGE — Tunkhannock coach Bob Hegedty would be just fine with a rematch.

RailRiders settle things down for eighth straight win over Syracuse

No need for another huge comeback. Or any heroics in extra innings.

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    Noah Feldman: Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling on gay foster parents divides justices

    In a highly technical opinion, the Supreme Court held Thursday in Fulton v. Philadelphia that Catholic Social Services is exempt from municipal laws that would have required it to place foster children with gay couples. Yet despite this result, the case isn’t the win that religious liberty advocates wanted.

    Waverly Comm appoints new trustees

    At its Annual Meeting on Monday, May 24th, the Waverly Community House introduced five new trustees to its Board of Directors. Replacing outgoing Board members Rick Florey, Adriene Heine, Michele Hughes, Kathleen Nelson and John Walker, are Martina Bacarella, Betsy Curtin, Gretchen Henderson, Thomas Hillebrand and Jennifer Kapp, JD.

    Cauliflower ‘Tabbouleh’ a light, refreshing crowd-pleaser

    After serving that rich and decadent key lime pie last week, I figured the Times Leader taste testers needed something light and oh-so-good-for-us.

    Kirby Center announces ‘Come Back to the Kirby’ film series

    WILKES-BARRE – The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its post-pandemic reopening with a “Come Back to the Kirby” film series.

    Hazleton LaunchBox, Invent Penn State resources help local seed startup grow

    HAZLETON — Through her experiences with the Hazleton and Happy Valley LaunchBoxes and other Invent Penn State resources, startup founder Krista Schneider received the guidance to grow a gardening hobby into a start-up business.

    Liz Weston: What to do if you save too much for retirement

    Many Americans don’t save enough for retirement, but it’s entirely possible to save too much — at least according to the IRS.

    Zavada & Associates provides valuable personal service for clients

    FORTY FORT — Ray Zavada, president of Zavada & Associates in Forty Fort, said the tax preparation/accounting firm provides a valuable personal service in a timely and courteous manner to all of their clients.

    Hazleton shooting suspect jailed without bail

    HAZLETON — City police say they arrested Nino Vasquez Gomez, 25, on charges he shot another man when he randomly discharged several rounds from a firearm Thursday night.

    Alleged drug dealing duo hid on roof

    WILKES-BARRE — When drug agents executed a search warrant at a residence on South Hancock Street, a man and a woman attempted to conceal themselves on the roof.

    Warrant issued for man who ignited furniture on fire

    WILKES-BARRE — An arrest warrant was issued for Corey Daniel Boltz, 23, on charges he intentionally ignited furniture on fire and damaged a fence outside a residence on East Thomas Street Wednesday.

    Ross Township woman charged with stealing vehicle in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman from Ross Township was arraigned on carjacking charges, alleging she stole a vehicle by threatening a man Wednesday.

    Cooking oil stolen from Dallas Township restaurant

    DALLAS TWP. — Township police reported Thursday two men driving a maroon Ford Econoline van had stolen cooking oil from CK’s Cantina & Grill last week.

    For Halloween treat, try orange/chocolate doughnuts

    After feeding them peas and carrots a few weeks ago and, before that, whole-grain breakfast cookies, I decided the newsroom taste testers deserved a treat that didn’t claim to be health food.