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Car slams into downtown restaurant

West Maple Street just west of Wyoming Street is closed to traffic after a vehicle crashed into Sazon Latino Restaurant at the intersection. No serious injuries are apparent. Over a doze…
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Tamaqua man sustains stab wound in dispute

One man suffered a stab wound during a domestic dispute in Tamaqua Thursday evening. Borough police said they were called to 210 N. Greenwood St. for the stabbing at 5:11 p.m. and arrived to fi…
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Christy again asks for bail

A calmer Shawn Christy appeared Friday in Schuylkill County Court to ask again to be let out of jail. Christy, who was now clean shaven and composed, told Senior Judge D. Michael Stine, that if…
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National Foundation to End Senior Hunger News - Brighter Futures at Any Age

Once again we are pleased to feature the work of another of our “partners” — that is, another organization that shares our commitment and dedication to addressing senior hunger in an effort to improv…
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Hazleton zoning board conditionally approves new apartment units

HAZLETON — The zoning board granted a special exception sought by a developer who plans to build 24 apartment units in a wooded area in the Heights neighborhood. But, a Heights resident who attende…
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Police: 83-year-old man in wheelchair sets 3 fires in 4 days

HALLSTEAD — A 83-year-old man who uses an electric wheelchair set three fires in a four-day period near a Hallstead apartment building earlier this month, according to state police.
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Bloomsburg residents face charges over illegal guns

Two Bloomsburg residents were charged Wednesday in relation to straw-purchased firearms, according to a news release from the office of state Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
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Courthouse notes, Sept. 20

Property transfers LUZERNE COUNTY Robert W. Childs to Brandi L. Breshock et al., $150,000; Hazle Twp. Eagle Rock Resort Co. to Mary Grace A. Rainey, $73,663.16; Hazle Twp. Ray…
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Shenandoah street hockey reunion will benefit brain cancer patient

SHENANDOAH — There will be a reunion of street hockey players in the borough on Saturday for the fun of it — but also to assist a former player who is battling brain cancer.
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Police, Sept. 20

NESQUEHONING Prison assault results in charges An assault at Carbon County Correctional Facility landed an inmate additional charges, court papers say. Ronald L. Strohl, 46, faces s…
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Problems with Schuylkill County coroner discussed

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Family members who have lost loved ones in Schuylkill County gathered Wednesday to share their displeasure of county Coroner Dr. David J. Moylan III.
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Police rack more charges against corrections officer

A corrections officer charged last week with assaulting a state police trooper faces additional charges related to an incident at a bar earlier the same day. Cpl. Trooper Thomas Hornung from th…
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School board member says Crestwood bus contract ignores recommendations

WRIGHT TWP. — Crestwood School Board member Barry Boone criticized the new busing contract approved Aug. 30, noting at Thursday’s board meeting that the deal ignores recommendations from the state au…
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Court, Sept. 20

HAZLETON Woman pleads guilty to animal neglect A Hazleton woman pleaded guilty to one of the three charges filed against her after a dead dog was found on the roadside in Hazle Twp. this …
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Carbon commissioners OK releases, settlements with building project contractors

JIM THORPE — Carbon County commissioners on Thursday approved releases and settlements with three contractors on the Susquehanna Street building project, which was placed on hold in late May.
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