Cops: Man jailed for cutting sappy tree that hit apartments

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Police say a Pennsylvania man who believed sap from a tree next door was ruining his car, chopped it down, causing the tree to crash into an apartment building he owns, damaging it so badly it had to be condemned. PITTSTON, Pa.

Beach Party Throwdown

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WILK Newsradio has your tickets to the invite only Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy Official Beach Party Throwdown at the Tomato Bar on Saturday, August 27th! Tune in to The Morning News with Webster & Nancy all this week for your shot to score a 4-pack of tickets! When you hear the cue to call, dial 570-883-0098 to win! So you can't get to the beachso Leinenkugel's is bringing the beach to you! The Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy “Offical Beach Party Throw Down” is coming to the Tomato Bar in Pittston on August 27th! This VIP party completely takes over Tomato Bar, the deck outside AND an entire parking lot! There's live music from Tommy Guns Band, Alicia Lynn & the Sperazza Band, plus bucket specials, a corn hole competition, mechanical surf board, and more! The only way in is to win! .

Yedlock-Moro

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Maddi Dworak, 22, and Julius Miscavage, 56 in the gym area of the Pittston YMCA where Dworak rushed to Miscavage to perform CPR after he suffered a heart attack and saved his life the morning of July 27.Mark Morancv21dworakp3 MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Maddi Dworak, 22, performed CPR on Julius Miscavage, 56, in the gym area of the Pittston YMCA in July. Hospital staff later told Miscavage he would have died if it weren't for the YMCA staff.

Tomato fight a highlight of annual Pittston fest

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Jay Bonito of the 143 Pa Volunteer Regiment stand under his units battle flag as he waits to move along in saturdays Pittston Tomato Festival Parade. cv21parade DAVE SCHERBENCO/CITIZENS VOICE Mason Rambus uses an umbrella to escape saturdays heat with Ava Marino as they watch the Pittston Tomato Fest Parade.

Annual Tomato Festival kicks off in Pittston

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Wyoming Valley

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The Knights of Columbus, combined councils of the Wyoming Valley, will host their 40th annual Rosary Rally Sunday, Sept. 25, at St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston.

Police find suspected drug lab in West Wyoming

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Authorities arrested two people after a search of a West Wyoming apartment led to the discovery of a suspected drug lab on Wednesday, according to police. Police served the warrant at about 11 a.m. Wednesday at the rear apartment of 625 W. Eighth.

New vendors ready to take on tomato festival

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Nanticoke

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Tomato Festival has grown into its own home

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Lori Nocito and Joleen Lazecki hold one of the several appariel items that will be for sale.cv30festDAVE SCHERBENCO/CITIZENS VOICE Moving the Pittston Tomato Festival to the Main Street site next to the Penn Park building 15 years ago was like staking a young tomato plant. With the move in 2001, the Tomato Festival Committee helped the festival take hold, lift itself, grow and bear fruit.

Sauce Wars returns for another year

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THE CITIZENS' VOICE FILE Paula Loftus, of Pittston, serves up some sauce in the Sauce Wars competition during the Pittston Tomato Festival in 2012. The booth will be open every day during the Tomato Festival where festival-goers can sample sauces in a blind taste test and cast their vote for the best sauce.

Annual Tomato Festival kicks off this week in Pittston

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CHRISTOPHER DOLAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Pittston City firefighters march during the Pittston Tomato Festival parade in 2015. This year's parade steps off Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The event includes the annual Tomato Parade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

W-B council approves purchase of fire equipment

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Local residents earn doctorates

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Dr. Fay was valedictorian of Pittston Area High School Class of 2010. She was president of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority at the University of the Sciences and a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor A daughter of Richard and Lynne Fay of Duryea, she is granddaughter of the late Richard and Elinore Cummings of Taylor.

Local residents earn doctorates

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Dr. Fay was valedictorian of Pittston Area High School Class of 2010. She was president of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority at the University of the Sciences and a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor A daughter of Richard and Lynne Fay of Duryea, she is granddaughter of the late Richard and Elinore Cummings of Taylor.

What to do in Wilkes-Barre, Aug.11 to 21

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ADULT COLORING CLUB, Fridays, 1 p.m. Supplies provided but feel free to bring your own fine tip markers or colored pencils. Additional events held on select evenings, TBA.

Pittston couple faces charges for stealing tens of thousands from local company

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County council shoots down proposed human rights commission

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Annual PrideFest makes a splash at Montage Mountain

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The ninth annual PrideFest was held Aug. 5 at Montage Mountain water park. In addition to attendees, Sen. Robert Casey and Forty Fort councilman, Dominic Butchko were there.

Mr. and Mrs. Olejnik

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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Olejnik, of Swoyersville, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 4, 2016. They were married Aug. 4, 1951, in the former St. John the Baptist Church, Pittston.

Williams-Walsh

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Samantha Lynn Williams and Matthew Robert Walsh were united in marriage at 1 p.m. June 25, 2016, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Dupont, with the Rev. Michael Bryant officiating the ceremony.

Mother and daughter displaced following Pittston fire

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The fire started in a second-floor bedroom of 4 James St., a single family home tucked at the end of the cul-de-sac where Mary Pat Duffy lived with her daughter and their three dogs, according to fire officials and bystanders. Pittston Fire Chief James Rooney said no one was injured and commended his team for knocking out the fire in under 20 minutes.

West Pittston

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BOB KALINOWSKI / THE CITIZENS' VOICE A sign at a liquor store in Nanticoke advertises new Sunday store hours coming August. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is poised to announce new and expanded Sunday hours for liquor stores around the state.

Holy Redeemer

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Students at Holy Redeemer High School were recognized for their accomplishments in the 2016 National Latin Examination, in which more than 154,000 students from all 50 states and 19 foreign countries participate. Alex Chan and Sarah Liskowicz were awarded gold medals and Noah Mangan earned a silver medal, based on their performance in the Latin I test.

Kathleen Kane’s office pays $150K to settle ex-employee’s whistleblower lawsuit

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Four-year-old Addie Sedlak looked with anticipation up and down Quincy Avenue on Monday evening as she sat with her great-grandmother, Ann Scrimalli, and two dogs – one a stuffed pooch, the other a pleasant Pomeranian named Spikey. Addie was esp Scranton and Dunmore are seeking disaster aid to clean damage from flash flooding last week even as Lackawanna County endured more rain on Monday.

Ninth annual NEPA PrideFest gets more interactive at Montage Mountain

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NEPA Rainbow Alliance board of directors co-chair Carl Halkyer, left, and his partner Paul Chapman, both of Waverly, adjust the rainbow flag overlooking PrideFest in the Pittston Tomato Festival in 2015.

The Peach Music Festival features jam masters, Anders Osborne, George Wesley tribute

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A crowd gathers in front of a side stage at the 2015 Peach Music Festival. This year's event features around 60 acts performing on three different stages.

Metal group Psychoprism feels at home in NEPA

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While they aren't NEPA born and bred, Psychoprism, New Jersey's metal phenom can certainly call Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a second home.