Cash 5 Jackpot Split by Two Tickets Sold in Cambria, Luzerne Counties
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $450,000 Cash 5 jackpot for the Monday, Dec. 15, drawing was shared by two winning tickets sold in Cambria and Luzerne counties. Each ticket correctly matched all five balls, 17-20-25-31-42, to win individual prizes of $225,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.The following retailers will each receive a $500 bonus for selling the ...
Nesquehoning man robbed at Luzerne County motel
Police in Luzerne County are looking for three "young black males" they say robbed a man at a motel. According to police, the incident happened Dec. 2 around 6 p.m. at the Penn Terrace Motel in the 1800 block of East Broad Street in Hazle Township. The victim, a 43 year-old Nesquehoning man, told police he was robbed at gunpoint. Money and jewelry were taken. The investigation in ongoing.
DA: Pa. officer justified in shooting suspect
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A northeast Pennsylvania prosecutor says a police officer was justified when he wounded a suspect last month in a shopping center parking lot.
PennEast Pipeline plan faces heavy scrutiny at meeting
Dozens gathered in Upper Bucks County Tuesday afternoon to once again voice concerns over the proposed PennEast Pipeline . The gas company is looking to install a 36-inch underground natural gas line, stretching from Luzerne County, Pa to Trenton, New Jersey. Currently, the 108 mile-plan cuts into parts of Bucks, Northampton, and Carbon counties. PennEast said it's in the early stages of the ...
Pa. pension seizure law affected nearly 200
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ? Nearly 200 former public employees in Pennsylvania have had their pensions seized for job-related misconduct over the past decade, from teachers who engaged in sexual acts with students to judges in the kids-for-cash scandal, lawmakers involved in using their staff to campaign and three members of a powerful Pittsburgh-based political family.
Unit 1 at Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Reconnected to the Power Grid
BERWICK, Pa., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected Unit 1 to the regional electric grid Friday (12/19) after repairing a small water leak inside ...
2 local women must pay more than $40,000 in restitution for welfare fraud
HARRISBURG ? Two women from Luzerne County must repay more than a combined $40,000 after their recent convictions for welfare fraud. Suzanne M. Cosenza, 37, of Plymouth, received more than $30,500 in Subsidized Day Care benefits, according to a news release...
PA Reduces Prices of 2015 Fishing Licenses Starting Cyber Monday
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching. That means it's time for anglers to get a jump on the 2015 fishing season and "Catch the Value" by taking advantage of historic price reductions on the cost of a fishing license. (Twitter - #CatchTheValue)Beginning on Cyber Monday - Dec. 1 - and lasting to the end of the month, anglers ...
Pa. police investigate smell of alcohol on toddler
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) ? Police and child welfare authorities say they're investigating after a toddler was brought to a northeast Pennsylvania hospital smelling of alcohol.
PA Supreme Court Disbars Attorney Michael Toole
Luzerne County attorney and former judge Michael Toole can no longer practice law in Pennsylvania. The state Supreme Court disbarred him Tuesday. Toole was part of the corruption scandal in Luzerne County. He took money from an attorney, tried to cover it up, and improperly got involved in an arbitration case.