Luis Antonio Perez, 20, of Holland Street, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned Wednesday by District Judge Martin Kane on charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and indecent exposure. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.
The Times Leader, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 02:53 PM
A Wilkes-Barre man will spend six to 12 years in prison for the April 2013 slaying of 40-year-old Derrick Cottle. Shauntae Thomas, 38, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Luzerne County Court to third degree homicide after which Judge Richard Hughes immediately sentenced him.
The Times Leader, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 05:03 PM
The Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Board of Education-Joint Operating Committee recognized the accomplishments of 12 students during its meeting on Monday. Nine students from the school's horticulture class entered projects in the Bloomsburg Fair in September, six of which were award ribbons.
The Times Leader, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 02:00 AM
A teenager from Bear Creek Township pleaded guilty Monday in Luzerne County Court to a third DUI offense and fleeing an accident that involved injuries. Terry Schatzel, 19, of Thornhurst Road, pleaded guilty to a total of five counts of driving under the influence and three counts of accidents involving damage and injury in three separate cases.
The Times Leader, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 10:31 AM
A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request to freeze an anticipated $150 million to $200 million legal fee due to Kids for Cash figure Robert J. Powell for his litigation in an environmental contamination settlement. Gregory R. Zappala, a former business partner of Powell, and attorneys representing hundreds of juveniles wrongly jailed by a former Luzerne County judge, sought a court-ordered freeze on 20-percent of the anticipated multi-million dollar fee to prevent Powell from hiding money to be used to compensate juveniles in a pending civil case in federal court.
The Times Leader, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 05:36 PM
John DeHart flashes a sign to passing motorist denouncing drug users and dealers at the corner of South Main and Horton streets in Wilkes-Barre in 2006. John DeHart flashes a sign to passing motorist denouncing drug users and dealers at the corner of South Main and Horton streets in Wilkes-Barre in 2006.
The Times Leader, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 04:22 PM
Owners of a landmark Butler Township restaurant destroyed by a fire in March filed a lawsuit Monday in Luzerne County Court against two insurance carriers alleging they were misguided in securing insurance policies. Kevin and Helen McDonald, owners of Damenti's, Inc., filed the three-count suit against The Farmers Fire Insurance Company of York, and Robert C. Williams Insurance Agency of Wilkes-Barre.
The Times Leader, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 04:53 PM
When Joseph Davis stopped his vehicle in Wilkes-Barre to confront two males who gave him the middle finger, one of them fired several shots at him, according to a police affidavit. Davis told police he was driving through the intersection of South Sherman and South streets around 6:50 p.m. Sunday when two males "flipped him off," the affidavit said.
The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 12:12 PM