Mount Carmel,

Police seize 110 grams of meth, more than a pound of heroin in drug bust

MOUNT CARMEL — A Mount Carmel man was taken into custody Thursday on felony charges after police seized 110 grams of methamphetamine and more than a pound of heroin. Michael Lupatsky, 51, of 311 W. Fourth St., was arraigned by video Friday morning by Magisterial District Judge Michael Diehl, of Milton, on felonies of illegal possession of a firearm and possessing with intent to deliver heroin and methamphetamine, and misdemeanors of possessing a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia.
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Hazleton Digest

Gas savings: The cheapest station in Hazleton

(HAZLETON, PA) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Hazleton area offering savings of $0.36 per gallon. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Giant at 70 S Locust St was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $2.99 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Turkey Hill at 70 Station Cir, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.35.
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The Morning Call

Crews battle two-alarm barn fire in Maxatawny

Several fire companies responded Saturday morning to a two-alarm barn fire in Maxatawny Township, Berks County. Crews from Berks and Lehigh counties were called to the scene shortly after 7:30 a.m. for the working fire in the 400 block of High Road. As of 1:50 p.m., a couple of those crews were still on scene, a Berks County dispatcher said. Fleetwood Fire Co., which assisted at the scene, ...
Maxatawny Township, PAWFMZ-TV Online

Firefighters battle barn fire in Maxatawny Twp.

MAXATAWNY, Pa. - Berks County Communications confirms firefighters spent the morning Saturday battling a barn fire in Maxatawny Township. A 911 dispatcher says the barn is located at 473 High Road. Animals needed to be evacuated from the barn. No word on if any animals or people were injured. This...
Allentown, PANBC Philadelphia

Allentown Woman Accused of Trying to Hire Hitman to Kill Husband

An Allentown woman is under arrest after being accused of attempting to hire a hitman to kill her husband. Claudia Carrion, 44, was charged with criminal solicitation to commit homicide after she agreed to pay $4,000 to a police detective posing as a hitman, the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office said.
Jim Thorpe, PATimes News

One last obstacle for JT grads

Up until this year, there would have been little chance that an outdoor graduation would go forward after a day of rainstorms at Jim Thorpe’s Olympian Stadium, long known for mud bowl football games. But on Friday night the Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 2021 received their diplomas...
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Times Leader

Luzerne woman charged with choking dog, trespassing at cookout

LUZERNE — Borough police charged a woman on allegations she attended a cookout uninvited and choked a dog earlier this month. Teresa Ann Wilk, 42, of 779 Miller St., Luzerne, showed up at a cookout in the rear yard of another residence on Miller Street, caused a disturbance and strangled a Chihuahua on June 2, according to court records.
Lehighton, PATimes News

Where are all of the chicken wings?

One of the great leisurely activities of a northeastern Pennsylvanian - going out for wings and maybe a cold one. However, it might not be as simple as changing out of your work clothes, jumping in the car and going to the local favorite on a busy weekday. There is...
Columbia County, PAThe Shenandoah Sentinel

PHOTOS: Car show held in Wilburton

WILBURTON NUMBER ONE, Columbia County – The Wilburton Fire Co. hosted their annual Thunder on the Mountain car show today at the firehouse. Vehicles ranging from classics and street rods to modern sports cars and pickups were on display. The fire company also sold food items, shirts, and door prizes.
Edwardsville, PAWNEP-TV 16

Pierogi Festival continues in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. — Folks celebrated a northeastern Pennsylvania delicacy on Saturday in part of Luzerne County. John J. Hopkins Memorial Park in Edwardsville was packed for the second day of the annual Pierogi Festival. The event was canceled last year due to the pandemic. Saturday's festivities included a parade and...
Lehighton, PATimes News

Lehighton Ford honors longtime employee

For as long as her co-workers can remember, she has been the hub of the wheel at Lehighton Ford. In what was an emotion-filled day, perhaps no one was as shocked as Deb Russo by a surprise retirement party held June 4 in her honor. A look of disbelief was...
Girardville, PAThe Shenandoah Sentinel

Girardville dedicates monument for Civil War Medal of Honor recipient

GIRARDVILLE – Go back a few years, and St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Girardville blended in almost seamlessly with the woodlands to passersby along Route 54. In 2018, a group of community members and volunteers began efforts to clean up the long-abandoned cemetery. Since then, much progress has been made at...

Pottsville Police Department Hosts Bike Rodeo

On Saturday, the Pottsville Police Department hosted a Bike Rodeo at JFK Pool Complex. The event included a bike safety course and games. Officers also helped kids with bike and helmet inspections and maintenance. Local businesses help sponsor the event.

Bloomsburg University Greek Life wants answers

Bloomsburg , Columbia Co. (WOLF) — On May 13th, Bloomsburg University sent out a two sentence email explaining that the University was terminating it's association with their 17 Fraternities and Sororities. The email stated. “Effective immediately, Bloomsburg University is terminating its fraternity and sorority life (FSL) program and severing ties...