Allied Health building a medical complex in Berwick

BERWICK — Berwick residents who need different types of therapy and care from specialists will soon have an option closer to home. Allied Services, a Northeastern Pennsylvania-based health care system, is preparing to debut a 4,500 square-foot rehabilitation center and medical complex in the borough. The center will be located at 118 E. Third St. […]

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Iconic photographer truly ‘fearless’ in project with Jobs, Bezos

WILKES-BARRE — Doug Menuez went from photographing a heart-wrenching, brutal famine in Ethiopia to a different kind of fight in 1985. Menuez was invited into the inner circle of Apple by Steve Jobs to document endless hours of work on landmark computing projects until 2000. With over 250,000 negatives shot during the course of the […]

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Court Briefs

Edwardsville man waives his hearing WILKES-BARRE — A man charged with concealing the whereabouts of a woman accused in a stabbing waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court on Wednesday. Nathaniel Moore, 32, last known address of 815 Main St., Edwardsville, will now face a charge of hindering apprehension in […]

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Eligibility of new Luzerne County election board member under review

Former Luzerne County controller Walter Griffith questioned the eligibility of newly appointed county election board member Keith Gould during Wednesday’s board meeting. Council had appointed Gould on Tuesday to an unpaid board seat that must be filled by a Republican citizen. Griffith pointed to a section of the county’s home rule charter that says no […]

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Plains Township police arrest Frackville man on drug charges

PLAINS TWP. — Township police arrested a man from Frackville on drug trafficking charges while investigating suspicious activity at two motels early Wednesday. According to a criminal complaint: Officers saw Zaheer Rasheed, 29, drive into the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn at about 3 a.m. and leave three minutes later. Police said the […]

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Shickshinny man charged with using counterfeit $100

SHICKSHINNY — A Shickshinny man was arraigned Wednesday on charges he used a counterfeit $100 bill to buy lottery tickets. Joseph Michael Noss, 39, of North Main Street, purchased 10 scratch-off lottery tickets at Food Express, West Union Street, with a counterfeit $100 on Dec. 10, according to a criminal complaint. A cashier reported the […]

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Second ex-casino employee araigned in Easter promotion scheme

PLAINS TWP. — A former Mohegan Sun Pocono casino employee who allegedly rigged plastic eggs for an Easter sweepstakes in 2014 was arraigned Wednesday. Colin Ray Boecker, 32, of Tonawanda, New York, appeared before District Judge Joseph Spagnuolo Jr. in Plains Township on charges of theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy to participate in […]

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Plymouth man charged after Wilkes-Barre Twp. drug bust

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A Plymouth man awaiting sentencing on a drunken driving offense was arrested soon after he sold 400 bags of fentanyl heroin Tuesday night, police say. The arrest of Khayree Idrees Abdurruzzaq, 28, also known as “Murder,” was the third drug trafficking sting in the Highland Park Boulevard area within the last week. […]

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NEPA students: Gun debate ‘a fight we are committed to win’

Hanover Area High School Principal Daniel Malloy stood at the edge of a man-made precipice: The gym bleachers had been partially retracted so the entire student body — close to 1,000 — could congregate on the floor. Malloy paced casually along the edge of the higher bleachers that remained expanded from the wall. “First of […]

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Alleged meatball bandit sees several charges tossed

WILKES-BARRE — A Sugarloaf man accused of entering a garage and stealing a pot of meatballs he then scarfed down saw several charges dismissed by prosecutors Wednesday. Counts of burglary and theft against Leahman Glenn Robert Potter, 48, were withdrawn when he appeared for a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court. Potter waived the […]

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