Luzerne County prison guard Pete Fischer was suspended without pay Wednesday due to criminal charges linking him to an anabolic steroid and prescription drug ring, county officials said. The same suspension action was initiated against a second county prison guard charged in the ring - John Taffera - though the status of his compensation was under legal review because he is on workers' compensation, officials said.
The Times Leader, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 06:37 PM
Richard Kane, 29, of Swoyersville, and John McDaniels, 32, of Pringle, each faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officials from the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation Division and the Luzerne County Task Force were watching 603 West Main St. in Plymouth as part of an ongoing heroin trafficking investigation.
The Times Leader, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 03:37 PM
ELLEN F. O'CONNELL / TIMES-SHAMROCK Smoke billows from a stack at Silgan White Cap on Tuesday as firefighters from Hazle Township Fire and Rescue survey the extent of the fire on the roof of the plant. ELLEN F. O'CONNELL / TIMES-SHAMROCK In a triage area set up in the company's parking lot, paramedics tend to a firefighter who was relieved from extinguishing a fire at Silgan White Cap on Tuesday.
The Citizens' Voice, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 04:09 AM
Governor Tom Corbett will be the keynote speaker at the GOP's 2014 Victory Dinner later this month at the Woodlands Inn. "We are very pleased to welcome Governor Corbett to Wilkes-Barre for this exciting event," Bill Urbanski, chairman of the Republican Party of Luzerne County, said in a news release.
The Times Leader, Tue, Sep 30 2014 @ 05:49 PM
A Bethlehem woman who was a two-time the champion on "Jeopardy!" couldn't extend her winning streak to a third day Wednesday. Elisa Korb, a fine arts professor at Misericordia University in Dallas, Luzerne County, went home with $38,100 after coming in third Wednesday night when she failed to correctly answer the Final Jeopardy puzzle.
The Morning Call, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 08:35 PM
The New York state company that already owned nearly 40 Arby's fast food restaurants from Virginia to Canada, including two in Luzerne County, has purchased the Kingston Arby's franchise and is hiring about 35 people to run the business. Grant Avenue Development of Auburn, New York, closed on the sale of the Pierce Street business last week after having a contract for the purchase for about a month, said Bob Kelley, Grant Avenue's senior vice president of operations.
The Times Leader, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 02:03 PM
At a council work session, Kuren said the township administration has, under his direction, cooperated fully for several years with criminal investigations, "providing all necessary documentation and testimony requested" by state police, the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Township Fire Chief John Yuknavich on Thursday pleaded guilty to federal theft charges, agreed to make restitution of $45,000 and resign as fire chief within 10 days.
FireHouse.com, Tue, Sep 30 2014 @ 12:29 PM
A Bethlehem woman became a two-time the champion Tuesday on "Jeopardy!" winning more than $37,000 in two days and will return tonight at 7 p.m. on WPVI to defend her title. Elisa Korb, a professor who teaches fine arts at Misericordia University in Dallas, Luzerne County, was in second place going into Final Jeopardy against challenger Silvia Lesko and Alex Champlin, the same place she was on Monday going into Final Jeopardy.
The Morning Call, Wed, Oct 1 2014 @ 07:58 AM