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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters as he heads to the chamber for a procedural vote on a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that has produced partisan gridlock in the first several weeks of the new Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. House Republicans want to use the measure to roll back President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Democrats have vowed to block any attempt to compromise on immigration and insist the Congress should approve a “clean” bill funding DHS. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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British filmmaker Leslee Udwin addresses a press conference on her documentary film  "India's Daughter," about the Dec. 16, 2012 gang rape in a moving bus, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Mukesh Singh, one of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in the brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed. The film will be shown on March 8, International Women's Day, in India, Britain, Denmark, Sweden and several other countries. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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A helicopter drops water over a fire high up in a mountain on the outskirts of the city of  Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire's that has burned  homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. Netanyahu is seizing the high-profile bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the dangers of a nuclear deal that President Barack Obama and U.S. allies might sign with Israel’s archenemy.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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  • Two men charged in serial burglaries

    Men who allegedly stole cash, copper piping, tools and car batteries in a series of Greater Pittston burglaries over the past two months were arraigned Saturday, police said. Shawn Lawless, 29, of Allentown, and Justin Andrews, 33, of Pittston, were apprehended by Jenkins Twp. The Times-Tribune, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 08:00 AM
  • Easton woman pleads guilty to promoting prostitution in Luzerne County Court

    Trisha "Star" Pinel, 27, admitted Monday before Judge Joseph F. Sklarosky Jr. that she attempted in June and July to recruit a police informant to work for her as a prostitute, according to court papers. Court documents indicate Pinel must forfeit her cell phone, may not have contact with motels and hotels in Luzerne County and is prohibited from posting on backpage.com or craigslist. The Times Leader, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 05:40 PM
  • New Jersey man facing charges of smuggling unstamped cigarettes through Luzerne County

    A man from New Jersey is facing charges in Luzerne County Court for allegedly smuggling cigarettes without a Pennsylvania tax stamp on each pack. Court papers for Frainel Jesus Mones, 27, of Passaic, were recently filed in the Clerk of Courts office stemming from a traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 80 near White Haven on Oct. 24. State police at Hazleton said Mones was stopped for driving 72 mph in a 65 mph zone. The Times Leader, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 04:05 PM
  • Winter weather advisory issued for Luzerne County

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Luzerne County from 3 p.m. this afternoon until 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Snow will develop this afternoon and last for a few hours. The Times Leader, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 08:10 AM
  • FNCB likely won't be added to kids-for-cash lawsuit

    BUTCH COMEGYS / TIMES-SHAMROCK An attorney representing juveniles in a class action lawsuit over the kids-for-cash scandal said 'it would be a stretch' to add First National Community Bank as a defendant. An attorney representing juveniles in a class action lawsuit over Luzerne County's kids-for-cash scandal said he doubts First National Community Bank could be added as a defendant despite last week's news that the bank failed to report suspicious transactions from a corrupt judge who sat on its board of directors. The Citizens' Voice, Tue, Mar 3 2015 @ 04:07 AM
  • Wilkes-Barre Area, Luzerne County to pursue getting downtown office building on tax rolls

    Why is Wilkes-Barre collecting real estate taxes on the landmark Stegmaier Building while Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre Area School District are not? The county kept the parcel in tax-exempt status in 1996, when the city leased the land beneath the historic structure to Philadelphia-based Welles Street Associates II, L.P. Government entities are tax-exempt. But Anstett said the city concluded the structure - known as an improvement in assessment - should be taxable because it was being run by Welles Street Associates, a for-profit corporation, Anstett said. The Times Leader, Mon, Mar 2 2015 @ 06:35 PM
  • Judge asked to toss statements in double murder case

    "' A man charged in the shooting deaths of a father and son in northeastern Pennsylvania last year is asking a judge to bar prosecutors from using his statements to police. Attorneys for 32-year-old James Roche filed a motion Tuesday asking a Luzerne County judge to suppress the statements. Erie Times News, Wed, Feb 25 2015 @ 05:11 PM
  • Woman attacks man with lightsaber during domestic dispute

    Police say a woman was arrested after she allegedly attacked a man with a knife and a lightsaber in Northeastern Pennsylvania. According to the criminal complaint obtained by TimesLeader.com , police responded to a reported domestic dispute at 26-year-old Jeana Voza's Luzerne County residence. WPXI, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 11:23 AM
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