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  • New poetry by area poets to be featured on buses

    New works of poetry and accompanying photography, displayed on placards normally used for advertising, are once again being placed inside Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses for the 2014-2015 edition of the Poetry in Transit initiative. Eleven new placards showcasing the original work of 11 area poets were unveiled Friday at Barnes Noble in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Norwalk Citizen News, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 01:27 PM
  • 911 call leads to meth lab bust in Nanticoke

    A Nanticoke woman who called 911 to report she had overdosed on drugs was first rescued, then arrested on Saturday. Cheryl Kemper, 31, called emergency dispatchers at about 1:30 p.m. and said she had taken too much "meth," had a chemical burn on her arm and a blood clot moving in her arm. The Citizens' Voice, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 04:14 AM
  • Harvard survey finds Pennsylvania among most corrupt states

    For the study in its entirety, visit http://ethics.harvard.edu/blog/measuring-illegal-and-legal-corruption-american-states-some-results-safra Pennsylvania scored 2.5, between slightly and moderately common, in the executive branch. The state scored a 4, very common, for the legislative branch and a 2, slightly common for the judicial branch. The Times Leader, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 05:31 PM
  • Wilkes-Barre Township Christmas party continues longstanding tradition

    Ava Nulton 5 talks with Santa Claus about her wish list. Children of Wilkes-Barre Township were invited to the party at the Fire Hall, each child left with a bag of goodies and a toy of their choice that had been collected by civic organizations in the community.Aimee Dilger Ava Nulton 5 talks with Santa Claus about her wish list. The Times Leader, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 04:57 PM
  • Homestead repeal will be costly for most

    Luzerne County Council's decision to repeal the homestead property tax exemption will cost the vast majority of homeowners significantly more than a proposed 4 percent property tax hike would have, according to numbers reviewed by The Citizens' Voice. The homestead exemption, which resulted in the first $10,000 of assessed value for primary residences being exempt from taxation, was worth $57 per home this year. The Citizens' Voice, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 04:15 AM
  • Street Named for Toddler Killed in Murder-Suicide

    After climbing a ladder Jessica Shultz reaches her arms towards the sky and removes a black bag from a street sign bearing her daughter's name. The road leading from Wyoming Avenue to the Luzerne County Recreation Fields is now called Camryn Way. WNEP-TV Moosic, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 11:44 PM
  • Obesity, diabetes are growing health problems

    Pennsylvania nudged up one place, to 28th in the nation, in United Health Foundation's annual "America's Health Rankings" report this year. The big problems both statewide and locally have become obesity and diabetes. The Times Leader, Sat, Dec 20 2014 @ 04:50 PM
  • Pa. county investigates dispatching error after patient dies

    Vincent Marcario was resting in bed at his home in Kingston, looking forward to the Thanksgiving feast he had stayed up late preparing with his sister, when the day took a tragic turn. Lying in bed, Marcario, 46, had a heart attack that proved fatal. EMS1, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 12:19 PM
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