A Freeland man remained jailed Tuesday at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on charges he terrorized several people with a shotgun and fired a round from his house porch on Centre Street over the weekend. Police arrested Terence M. O'Donnell, 26, on Sunday after he allegedly aimed a loaded shotgun at several people and refused to allow them to leave his house.
The Times Leader, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 04:01 PM
A man from Larksville who admitted to downloading child pornography on a computer was sentenced Tuesday in Luzerne County Court. Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. sentenced Lawrence Albert Shultz Sr., 56, of Chestnut Street, to six-months to two years and four years probation on three counts of dissemination of pictures or films of children engaged in sexual acts, 10 counts of possession of child pornography and a single count of criminal use of communication facility.
The Times Leader, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 03:42 PM
A Hazleton man convicted of dragging a woman by the neck to an isolated spot between two buildings, where he raped her, was sentenced Monday to serve between 13.8 years to 30A1 2 years in state prison. Bryant X. Peguero, 31, of 589 Alter St., Hazleton, was convicted at trial in May of charges of rape, stalking, aggravated and simple assault, resisting arrest, possession of a designer drug and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.
The Times-Tribune, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 09:57 AM
A woman who a Luzerne County jury said was raped by Bryant Peguero told a judge Monday she relives her attack every day. It's been more than two years when Peguero, 31, of Alter Street, Hazleton, approached and knocked a woman unconscious, and dragged her in a vacant lot in Hazleton where he repeatedly raped her on June 16, 2012.
The Times Leader, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 03:20 PM
Firefighters battled a blaze Monday afternoon that gutted a Plymouth home and sent a man to the hospital with burn injuries. Flames erupted at 597 Lee St., a three-story single home, around noon Monday.
The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 04:48 PM
A investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations as led to the charging and arrest of seven Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, residents for the unlawful distribution of bath salts , which are classified as a synthetic drug equivalent to other illegal recreational substances. Today, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania unsealed the November 21 indictments that led to the arrest of seven drug traffickers and the conviction of their ringleader, Todd Morgans, who was arrested in July 2013, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison in September 2014.
Examiner.com, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 04:34 PM
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, talks about the need to bolster food supplies in the area food banks while making a stop at the Greater Pittston Food Pantry. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, talks about the need to bolster food supplies in the area food banks while making a stop at the Greater Pittston Food Pantry.
The Times Leader, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 04:00 PM
PRINCETON - Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night extending work hours for those who will construct a new 42-inch pipeline through Princeton and Montgomery. Williams Transcontinental plans to install about 30 miles of a new pipeline loop through Mercer, Somerset and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey and in Monroe and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania.
The Times of Trenton, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 11:14 AM