Demolition Underway of Former Community Pool in West Pittston

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Newswatch 16 found some people who stopped by the site after workers left for the day. They grabbed a sign and a few pieces of the crumbling concrete to take as mementos.

Wireless store opens near mall; healthy eatery to come

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New developments have come to Bear Creek Commons, located next to Longhorn Steakhouse behind the Wyoming Valley Mall. A grand opening was held Friday for the new Cricket Wireless at 31 Bear Creek Boulevard and across from it, construction is underway for a new restaurant.

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Police: Pair sold untaxed cigarettes

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Two area residents, including an 80-year-old man, are facing conspiracy charges after a months-long sting operation uncovered a scheme that earned them thousands of dollars selling tax-free cigarettes. John Marshall Woodrosky, 80, of 15 Woodlawn Ave., Harveys Lake, and George McDaniels, of 144 W. Cemetery St., Ashley, are facing multiple felony counts of possessing and conspiring to possess unstamped cigarettes.

Cartwright blasts Trump’s budget plan at town hall

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Pittston Twp. woman injured in industrial accident files lawsuit

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White House Diner offers fine dining food for diner prices

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Pints, Pinot and Performing Arts to benefit Kirby Centera s youth program

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Former founding member of The Badlees and accomplished solo songwriter Bret Alexander will be the final featured performer in a lineup of talented local musicians for Kirby Fest.

Duryea Police Warn of Needles Found in Community

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“We need to be more aware of what's going on for our kids' sake,” said Maria Cedres of Pittston, whose children play in Duryea. Police are asking people who find needles to call 911 so an officer can remove it safely and so the locations can be marked down.

Political Scene

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Joe Caffrey recently announced his intention to seek re-election to a 4-year term on the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board. A fundraiser to support his candidacy will be held on Thursday evening, May 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at A Touch of Class, 228 George Ave. in Wilkes-Barre.

Fostering the next generation of technicians at Greiner

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Luzerne County Community College students Zubair Bin Abdul Waahid and Paul Smith participate in an apprentice program at Greiner Packaging, where they receive hands-on training. cv05greiner Warren Ruda / The Citizens' Voice PITTSTON TWP.

Widening I-81 far off

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For local drivers who deal daily with heavy Interstate 81 traffic, major help isn't on the way any time soon. The long-discussed widening of I-81 to three lanes for more than 30 miles north and south between the Clarks Summit and Nanticoke interchanges remains dependent on funding that so far doesn't exist, experts made clear at a Focus 81 meeting Wednesday.

Pittston Hospital Nurses’ alumni dinner

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After Fire Causes Millions in Damage, High-Tech Company Bounces Back at Job Fair

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Two years after a fire ripped through Schott Glass in Duryea, causing an estimated $50 million in damage, the high-tech glass manufacturer is looking to hire more employees. “There was a lot of structural damage to the plant.

Community Digest

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The Luzerne/Wyoming County Ombudsman program of North Penn Legal Services is seeking volunteers to advocate for the concerns and well being of residents at more than 65 nursing homes in Luzerne County. The Ombudsman Program, staffed by professionals, recruits volunteers to assist in its work.

Plains Township Gets Facelift Thanks to Casino Money

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The business district in Plains Township is getting a facelift thanks to a state grant worth nearly $250,000 dollars. It may not look like much now, but nearby business owner John Corcoran said the patch of grass on South Main Street in Plains Township holds a lot of promise.

Man sentenced in kidnapping, throat slashing of woman

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Career Exploration Day

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The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce along with PA CareerLinkA Luzerne County, Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board and the Pittston Area School District held its 1st Annual Career Exploration Day sponsored by MERICLE Commercial Real Estate on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Pittston Area High School.Mark Moran Dr. Heather Grimm of King's College describes a device that measures body fat and muscle with Pittston Area student Mia Barbieri.cv08careersp3 The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce along with PA CareerLinkA Luzerne County, Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board and the Pittston Area School District held its 1st Annual Career Exploration Day sponsored by MERICLE Commercial Real Estate on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Pittston Area High School.

Beautification project set for Plains Twp. intersection

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MARK MORAN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The project at Main and East Carey streets in Plains Twp. will be funded by a $250,000 grant the township got from casino revenue.

Luzerne Co. redevelopment authority delays vote on selling rail lines

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By Bill Wellock, The Citizens' Voice WEST PITTSTON – The Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority executive director Andy Reilly will wait until the authority board's next meeting before moving forward with a deed search on rail lines the authority considered selling for scrap.

Community digest

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COUNTY/MUNICIPAL REAL ESTATE TAX ADVISORY: The Luzerne County Treasurer's Office reminds Luzerne County property owners the discount period for all 2017 county real estate tax bills ends Friday, April 7. Discount payments bearing a U.S. Postal Service postmark of April 7 or earlier will be accepted by all tax collectors. Mail both parts of the tax bill with a self-addressed stamped envelope if a receipt is desired.

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Man, 77, gets prison sentence in sex-assault case

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Police seize cocaine, several arrested after investigation

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Authorities on Tuesday seized 550 grams of cocaine with a street value of around $55,000 and arrested two men on several counts of drug trafficking and related offenses, according to a news release. After an arraignment Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Alexandra Kokura-Kravitz, Zachary Doron Woods, 27, of Pittston, and Erick S. Mondelice, 26, of Wilkes-Barre, both went to Luzerne County Correctional Facility because they were unable to post bail, set at $50,000 each, records show.

A slow train to justice in ‘kids for cash’ case

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Then Luzerne County Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. declared, “Remanded until further notice.” And Miers, 17 and without benefit of a lawyer, was shackled, chained, and sent off to a privately owned detention center – a jail whose owner, federal prosecutors say, was giving kickbacks to the judge in return for a steady supply of prisoners.

Pittston teacher pleads guilty in tryst with student

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Pittston teacher pleads guilty in tryst with student

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Pittston engineering firm Reilly Associates opens Scranton office

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Pittston native brings Elvis tribute to Kirby Center

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SPECIAL TO WEEKEND TIMES Pittston resident Shawn Klush brings his world-renowned Elvis act to F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts Saturday at 8 p.m. Klush, aka the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist,” brings his world-renowned Elvis act to F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, April 8, at 8 p.m. The tribute artist began listening to a wide variety of music from a young age, absorbing as much of his dad's music as he could. He listened to songs other children his age thought wasn't “cool enough,” he said.

2 Pittston Twp. candidates contest ejection from ballot

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