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Mourners pay respect for slain Bethlehem man shot dead in east Allentown neighborhood

Family and friends of Hansan Gordon gathered for a vigil Tuesday evening on the east Allentown block where, less than a day ago, a 27-year-old man was shot dead. “He was like a brother,” said Lensye Clavell of Allentown, who wore a T-shirt with the letters “SIP” for “Sleep in Peace,” and also “SOS,” which she said stood for a nickname given to Gordon, whom authorities say lived in Bethlehem. ...
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No Injuries Reported in Butler Township Crash

No injuries were reported in a Tuesday afternoon crash in Butler Township. Just after 5:15pm, Tuesday, emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Danny's Drive In in Ashland for a motor vehicle accident. Ashland Fire Chief Phil Groody responded to the area and found a vehicle into the woods...
Gordon, PAPottsville Republican Herald

Gordon council advertising quality of life ordinance

GORDON — The Gordon Borough Council approved the advertising of a proposed quality of life ordinance to better deal with code violations in a more timely manner. The council voted unanimously at Monday’s meeting to move forward with the ordinance that provides for a ticketing process and sets penalties for violations.
Wilkes-barre, PAScranton Times

Wilkes students start Belgian waffle truck

WILKES-BARRE — When Wilkes junior Toon De Schepper moved here from Belgium six years ago, people often asked him about Belgian waffles. “But there would never be real Belgian waffles around,” he said. “Everybody knew about them and knew they were good even though they never really had a real one.”
Pottsville, PAPottsville Republican Herald

Music festival in Pottsville to raise money for Dustin's Adventureland

POTTSVILLE — Dustin’s Adventureland will hold its second annual Music Festival Saturday to raise money for the all-inclusive playground to be built near Minersville. The event Saturday, starting at 1:30 p.m., will include food vendors and seven local bands at the Pottsville Lions Club Amphitheater. Admission is $10 and $5 for 21 and under. It will be BYOB, with wristbands required for those 21 and over.
Hanover Township,

Hanover Area School District masks up for school year

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — On August 30, students return to Hanover Area schools and students under 12 will be required to wear a mask, superintendent Nathan Barrett says. Barrett told Eyewitness News that non-vaccinated students will also have to wear masks. Due to a federal mandate from the...
Carbon County, PAWOLF

Carbon County man arrested on assault charges

SUMMIT HILL, CARBON COUNTY (WOLF) — 41-year-old Michael Tessitore is facing charges following an altercation that occurred in Carbon County last week. Summit Hill Police say while he was arguing with the victim on West White Street- that's when he pulled out a weapon and fired a shot next to him.

Number of Pennsylvania Counties grow as more are adopting Text-to-911

DORRANCE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY — The Dorrance Township Fire Department posted on their official Facebook page, Tuesday morning, residents can now TEXT 9-1-1 for emergency purposes. According to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), Text-to-911 is a service that allows the public to send a text message to 911. Just...
Wilkes-barre, PAStandard-Speaker

Area restaurateur offers gift cards to get vaccinated

An area restaurateur is offering an incentive for more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Friedman Hospitality Group owner Rob Friedman will give a $40 gift certificate to any of the group’s restaurants to anyone who comes to the River Street Jazz Cafe at 667 S. River St. in Plains Twp. on Aug. 10 and Aug. 12 to get vaccinated. The free clinics are 7 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. each of those days.

Cressona (PA) Fire Leaves Four Homeless

Republican & Herald, Pottsville, Pa. Aug. 3—CRESSONA — A fire caused extensive damage to a double home Monday afternoon in the borough. Firefighters were called to 47 Ash St. around 2:10 p.m. for a report of a house fire, and were met with heavy fire and smoke coming from the double home.
Schuylkill County, PATimes News

SH fugitive found in Schuylkill Co.

A Summit Hill man is in Schuylkill County Prison after he was picked up by Saint Clair Police Wednesday. Phillip Allen Carnese was arrested after police were on patrol and observed him outside of a home on North Nicholas Street, where he had been staying. Carnese ran into the home and was later found in the attic crawl space. The homeowner denied knowing he was a fugitive.
Allentown, PAWFMZ-TV Online

Woman pleads guilty in crash that killed 22-year-old, injured several others

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - An Allentown woman has pleaded guilty in a crash that killed another woman. Amanda Ritter, 30, pleaded guilty Monday to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and four counts each of aggravated assault by a motor vehicle while driving under the influence, all second-degree felonies, according to a news release from the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office.
Wilkes-barre, PAPosted by
Times Leader

Project at Hotel Sterling site to miss construction start deadline

WILKES-BARRE — The developer of the former Hotel Sterling site will miss the deadline to start construction, citing the high cost of materials due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Steve Barrouk, a shareholder and project manager for H&N Investments LLC, said a they’re still committed to building a 110-room Hyatt Place Hotel and a small conference center on the downtown site.

Community Comes Out for National Night Out in Frackville

The annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie drew a crowd in Frackville Tuesday evening. National Night Out in Frackville, which was organized by the Frackville Police Department, was an event to allow the public to learn more and meet with the borough's enforcement, first responders, and learn more about the Community's organizations.