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Nanticoke police seek convenience store robber
NANTICOKE — A man robbed the Cocoa Hut convenience store on East Main Street in Nanticoke early Tuesday morning, according to police.


Redevelopment authority won’t buy crumbling bridge in Exeter
WEST PITTSTON — The Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority won’t take over the Coxton Railroad Bridge. A vote to buy the crumbling structure in Exeter for $1 from current owner Pilar Glodzik failed at Tuesday’s meeting. The authority was in discussions wi


Geisinger hiring more than 150 nurses
Geisinger Health System has launched a recruitment effort to hire more than 150 nurses in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Teen suspect in Dallas supermarket stabbing to be tried as adult
DALLAS — A teen accused of stabbing a woman at Weis Market on Wednesday will be charged as an adult.



Work on Dallas roundabout scheduled to begin this week
DALLAS – Work on the Dallas roundabout is set to begin Wednesday, as Suez Water starts by relocating their water lines in Dallas Borough, a press release from the state Department of Transportation stated.


Advocacy journalism is used to promote social control
Editor: The Citizens’ Voice does advocacy journalism. This is a form of propaganda. It is achieved by forgetting about objectivity and integrity, not asking the who, what, where and why questions that seek the truth of the matter. This is a misinformed id


Hazleton man killed in early morning crash
HAZLE TWP. — A man died in one-vehicle crash on state Route 309 and 23rd Street in Hazle Township early Monday morning, state police at Hazleton said. Troopers were dispatched at 2:12 a.m. for a crash with Jose Elvin Orellana-Lopez, 35, of Hazleton, trapp



Attorneys seek to present sexual history of abuse victim at civil trial
A federal judge scheduled a hearing to determine whether the sexual history of a woman who was sexually abused as a teenager can be presented at her upcoming civil trial against Old Forge borough and former members of its police and fire departments. The



Airport has 2nd best year in last 10
PITTSTON TWP. — Even with a passenger load less robust last month than the previous two Decembers, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport enjoyed a big 2016. The Pittston Township airport finished its second-best year for passenger boardings sinc



Girls basketball: Big 4th quarter sparks Crestwood
At Wyoming Area, Julia Makowski and Sarah Hopkins scored 18 points apiece, and a 23-14 fourth quarter helped Crestwood edge Wyoming Area, 62-57, on Monday night in WVC girls basketball. Sarah Holweg led all scorers with 27 points for the Warriors. Crestwo


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Man Accused of Choking Baby
RICE TOWNSHIP — Police say a man choked a 9 month old because the baby would not stop crying. Cory Dunn, 28, of Rice Township, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and child endangerment. The alleged abuse happened in December at a home on Valley Stream Park in Rice Township. According to court papers, Dunn was watching the baby while the mother was at work. When she came home, she noticed bruises on the child and took it to


Police Looking for Woman Who Robbed Convenience Store
THROOP — Police are looking for the woman who robbed a convenience store in Lackawanna County. According to Throop police, a woman walked into Dunmore Convenience on Dunmore Street in Throop around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and threatened the clerk with a knife. The woman got away with some cash. The clerk wasn’t hurt. Police released surveillance video of the robber. Anyone with information is asked to call Throop police at 570-489-0211.


Scranton wrestler
The University of Scranton wrestling program is now 11-0 for the first time in history after their 27-10 win over King’s.


Blue Mountain vs Pottsville swimming
Blue Mountain and Pottsville hooked up in a Schuylkill League swim meet. Blue Mountain won the girls meet 111-72, but Pottsville edged the Eagles in the boys meet 94-92.


Wyoming Area vs Crestwood boys basketball
8th ranked Wyoming Area won their first ten games this season.  The Warriors looked to stay sharp at Crestwood.  But, the Comets handed Wyoming Area this first loss by a 41-34 score.


Berwick @ Pittston Area boys basketball
Berwick hopes to make another run into the State Basketball playoffs just like last season.  The 7th ranked Bulldogs took their perfect mark into Pittston Area.  Patriots pulled off the 74-60 win.


Scranton Times


North Scranton business burglarized
SCRANTON — Burglars made off with coins and jewelry during a break-in early Tuesday at a North Scranton business, city police said. Officers responded to Treasure Hunters, 2329 N. Main Ave., around 12:30 a.m. after owner James Nusbaum spotted two intruder



Fire damages P&G warehouse
MESHOPPEN TWP. — Multiple fire companies responded to a blaze early Tuesday morning at a distribution warehouse that handles products from Procter & Gamble’s Mehoopany plant. No one was injured in the fire at the Tunkhannock Distribution Center. The facil


Police: Fugitive wanted in officer's fatal shooting captured
ORLANDO, Fla. — A suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday after a weeklong manhunt, authorities said.


Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning's prison sentence
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents.


Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning's prison sentence
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents.


Prosecutor: Orlando gunman's widow knew about the attack
OAKLAND, Calif. — The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time, prosecutors said Tuesday as she appeared in court to face charges of aiding and abetting her husband in the months before the rampage last June that left 49 people dead.


Man injured in Hill Section fire
SCRANTON — A city man was in stable condition Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital after he was burned in a grease fire Monday night in the Hill Section. The victim, identified by city police as Cody Salsman, whose age was not immediately available, suffered



Police: Hazleton man uses nude photos to rape two teens
State police are asking young women to contact them if they have complaints against a 20-year-old Hazleton man who was arrested last week on sex charges in Luzerne and Carbon counties.


Police: Teen stabbed girl in Luzerne County grocery store
DALLAS — A teenage boy allegedly stabbed a female employee of Weis Markets at 1:45 p.m. Monday in what investigators believe to be a random attack inside the supermarket.


Attorneys seek to present sexual history of abuse victim at civil trial
A federal judge has scheduled a hearing to determine whether the sexual history of a woman who was sexually abused as a teenager can be presented at her upcoming civil trial against Old Forge borough and former members of its police and fire departments.


Brooklyn road salt company buys former Laminations Inc. building
A Brooklyn, New York, firm has purchased 51,000 square feet of mixed use industrial building at 1350 Von Storch Ave.


Times Leader


Pennsylvania swears in new attorney general, state treasurer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The fourth person to serve as Pennsylvania’s attorney general since August was sworn in Tuesday, promising to make integrity a priority at the scandal-plagued agency. Democrat Josh Shapiro, formerly a state representative and Montgomery County commissioner, said “a lack of faith in our justice system” has long been a challenge for […]


The Latest: Relatives unhappy Flight 370 plane search ends
SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on the official suspension of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (all times local): 11 a.m. Family members of the Chinese citizens aboard doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 say the authorities who ended the search for the plane are deceiving them. A few dozen relatives gathered in Beijing on […]


In final speech, Hong Kong leader warns on independence push
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s outgoing leader warned in his farewell policy speech Wednesday that independence for the Chinese-controlled territory is not possible. In his annual address to the legislature, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said that Hong Kong is an “inalienable” part of China. “There is absolutely no room for independence or any form […]


For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?
BOSTON (AP) — What if the brakes go out in a driverless car? Does it mow down a crowd of pedestrians or swerve into a concrete wall and sacrifice its passenger? Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking humans around the world how they think a robot car should handle life-or-death decisions. They’re […]


For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?
BOSTON (AP) — Imagine you’re behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you’re confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people, or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller. Now imagine you’re riding in the back of a self-driving […]


Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. Some places will get more […]


Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt. Australia’s Transport Minister Darren Chester also said that while the search had been called off on […]


For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?
BOSTON (AP) — Imagine you’re behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you’re confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people, or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller. Now imagine you’re riding in the back of a self-driving […]


Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt. Australia’s Transport Minister Darren Chester also said that while the search had been called off on […]


Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico’s tourism jewels
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Two consecutive days of shooting attacks that left a total of nine dead have put two of the jewels of Mexico’s Caribbean coast on edge and spurred a warning to tourists by the U.S. government. As investigators worked Tuesday at the scene of a shooting the previous day that caused five […]