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  1. Students collect books, DVDs for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | Times News

    SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Accepting the books and DVDs at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Family Support Center are, from left, Henry Desrosiers, Carbon County Veterans Affairs director; Deb Schlosser, Chief Voluntary Services; Lisa Urban, Voluntary Services Assistant; Anthony Omnichmowski, Navy Club; Joseph Sweeney, Panther Valley Elementary School teacher; Scott Reinhart, Commander, Carbon County Navy Club; and Richard Tamplin, Navy Club. The Panther Valley Elementary School recently had a book and DVD collection for veterans at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center Family Support Facility and the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton.


  2. Pipeline route changes discussedRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Times News

    The new proposed route of the PennEast natural gas pipeline will have more impact on wetlands, Lower Towamensing Township supervisors learned Tuesday. She said the PennEast project "has made two small changes to the pipeline in Carbon County over the last two months."


  3. Mericle is released from federal prisonRead the original story

    Friday May 1 | Times News

    Real estate developer Robert Mericle, who was charged in the kids-for-cash scandal, is now on home confinement after being released from federal prison one month before his official release date, according to a spokesman from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mericle, 52, was moved from federal prison to a halfway house on Tuesday and is now on home confinement under supervision, spokesman Edmond Ross said.


  4. County lawyer: people don't have right to emergency servicesRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | Times News

    A lawyer for a northeastern Pennsylvania county where a botched 911 dispatch led to a woman's death says residents don't have a constitutional right to emergency services. The Citizens' Voice reports Luzerne County attorney David Heisler made the argument Tuesday as he asked a federal judge to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit.


  5. Wilkes-Barre has low wait timeRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2015 | Times News

    The Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center is one of the best veterans hospitals in the nation when it comes to seeing patients in a timely manner, according to data recently compiled by the Associated Press. Just one out of every 300 veterans seeking an appointment at the Plains Township hospital had to wait more than 31 days to get care, an analysis of six months of data shows.


  6. My day with Jack LaLanneRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | Times News

    I was working in Wilkes-Barre and was given a chance to spend a day with fitness guru Jack LaLanne. Our day began early when I met him for a breakfast interview at a brookside table at the Woodlands Inn and Resort.


  7. Mom to murderer: You're '...Read the original story

    Mar 27, 2015 | Times News

    A man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, after the mother of one of the victims called him a "useless waste of space and air" and declared he's "going straight to hell." Hugo Selenski, 41, was convicted last month of two counts of first-degree murder for killing Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett in 2002 as part of a robbery plot.


  8. DeMelfi seeks nod for Nesquehoning...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Times News

    He has been the maintenance supervisor for the Hazleton Area School District for the past 33 years. He also served for many years as Teamsters president out of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton locals. 61 comments

  9. Police are searching for brazen bra...Read the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | Times News

    They say the suspect has smuggled nearly 150 bras out of a Wilkes-Barre Victoria's Secret store in three heists over the past month.


  10. Man rolls in dog waste to try avoiding...Read the original story

    Mar 11, 2015 | Times News

    Police say a Pennsylvania man dropped to the ground and rolled around in dog waste to avoid being arrested for public drunkenness, but he was taken into custody anyway. Police in Wilkes-Barre tell the Times Leader officers came upon 45-year-old Maurice Franklin early Monday night after he jumped into traffic.


  11. Sunken anchorsRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | Times News

    This week's announcement of the closing of Kmart at Schuylkill Mall, Frackville, marks the loss of the shopping destination's final original anchor. The mall was opened by Crown American, Johnstown developer, in October 1980, boasting anchors Sears, Hess's and Kmart, among many other stores.


  12. Man with bodies buried in his yard gets...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Times News

    Hugo Selenski is led into the Luzerne County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre, Wednesday, for the second day of the penalty phase in his double murder trial. A jury spared the life of Selenski, convicted of strangling pharmacist Michael Kerkowski and his girlfriend, Tammy Fassett, during a robbery at the pharmacist's home in 2002 and burying their bodies in his yard, granting a defense request to show mercy despite the brutal nature of the crimes.


  13. Selenski convicted of strangling,...Read the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | Times News

    A jury on Wednesday convicted a man of strangling a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend, whose bodies were found in his yard, as part of a plot to rob him of the proceeds of an illegal drug ring, a victory for prosecutors who had failed to put him away on two earlier homicide charges. Hugo Selenski, 41, faces a potential death sentence after a jury concluded he killed Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett in 2002 and buried their bodies behind his house.


  14. Lower Towamensing Supervisors mull...Read the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | Times News

    Several residents, as well as others from neighboring Towamensing Township, voiced their opposition toward the project to the township's board of supervisors on Tuesday. The proposed 114-mile pipeline would cut through Lower Towamensing, Towamensing, Penn Forest and Kidder townships on its way from Wilkes-Barre to New Jersey.


  15. DeservingRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | Times News

    Almost 100,000 veterans are cared for at Veterans Affairs facilities around the country, and the volunteers there are seen as a priceless asset by the veterans. It's almost impossible to calculate the exact number of man hours that the 140,000 volunteers give in the caring and sharing they provide for patients, but they are certainly appreciated by the families of veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs.


  16. Prosecution rests in Selenski murder...Read the original story

    Feb 5, 2015 | Times News

    A man charged with killing a Pennsylvania pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend used plastic ties to restrain a jeweler during a 2003 home invasion and robbery in Saylorsburg the same kind he had used to strangle his victims months earlier, prosecutors said Wednesday. Hugo Selenski is on trial in the slayings of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett, who prosecutors say were killed as part of a plot to rob the pharmacist of proceeds from an illegal prescription drug ring.


  17. Pipeline challenge moves to FacebookRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2015 | Times News

    A network of community groups along the path of a proposed 108-mile natural gas pipeline have united in opposition to the project via a Facebook page, Stop The PennEast Pipeline. Since it was created in August, the page, which can be found at , has tallied over 1,900 likes.


  18. Pipeline route changes in CarbonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Times News

    A route change announced this week for PennEast Pipeline Company's proposed 108-mile natural gas pipeline isn't the first adjustment and won't be the last. The pipeline is slated to go through Lower Towamensing, Towamensing, Penn Forest and Kidder townships on its way from Wilkes-Barre to New Jersey.


  19. PennEast pipeline changes route through CarbonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Times News

    According to the company's website, "After feedback and numerous conversations with various stakeholders, on-the-ground surveys and additional computer analysis, PennEast engineers continue to evaluate all route options and have refined the preferred alternative route." According to the new map, the route is still going through the western part of Carbon County, but has shifted eastward.


  20. Pipeline testimony to beginRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | Times News

    Residents can give official testimony about the proposed PennEast pipeline at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at Penn's Peak. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hold five public listening sessions in late January and early February to gather testimony in an effort to formulate an environmental-impact statement on the pipeline.


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