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Sink your teeth into this
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:32:04 -0700

Vampires are a popular part of the Halloween season and the West Pittston Library is offering people the chance to learn more about them.No, not vampires like Edward Cullen of the “Twilight”series. The “real” ones.

Fire marshal investigating blaze that destroyed West Pittston home
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:31:27 -0700

WEST PITTSTON — Wearing protective gloves, West Pittston Police Chief Paul Porifio Monday picked up the remains of a wood door and stood it in its frame.

Arrests made in West Pittston, Hazle Township bank robberies
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:37:11 -0700

A 33-year-old female suspect in the robbery of a West Pittston bank on Wednesday afternoon was taken into custody near the Norristown exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike later in the day.

AG’s Office Boots 37 Contractors from Registry
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:56:10 -0700

WEST PITTSTON — A recent Action 16 Investigation found Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Contractor’s Registry filled with convicted criminals and businesses with outstanding court judgments. Now, some of those contractors have been kicked off the list. Pattie Evans of West Pittston hired Luzerne County builder Gary Roccograndi to repair her home after the September 2011 floods. […]

LIBRARY NEWS: Celebrate Halloween Eve at Pittston Memorial Library
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:37:42 -0700

Pittston Memorial LibraryThe Pittston Memorial Library is located at 47 Broad St., Pittston. Reach the library by phone at 570-654-9565.

Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:17:03 -0700

Bethel United Methodist532 Main St., Avoca570-457-2566Pastor Sharon DietzSunday worship service, 11:15 a.m.

LOCAL CHATTER: Leandri crowned Luzerne Country Fair Queen
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:16:23 -0700

Rachel Leandri, 19, Wyoming, was recently crowned the 2014 Luzerne County Fair Queen. She is the daughter of Debbie Leandri, Wyoming, and Joseph Leandri, Exeter. Rachel has an older sister, Alyssa. Her maternal grandparents are Vito and Mary Ann Moceyunas, Wyoming. Her paternal grandmother is Louise Leandri, Exeter.

Catch up on what you missed in the news last week
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:47:27 -0700

Heroin found in car with 2-year-old girl• Pittston Township police said a large amount of heroin and prescription pills were in arm's reach of a 2-year-old girl when they stopped a traffic violation, according to charges filed.

Events Listings: Oct. 10 to 16, 2014
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:32:02 -0700

THIS WEEK: Oct. 10 to 16, 2014Irem Octoberfest, with festive German music, fresh produce, pumpkins, baked goods and tours of the retirement living apartments and villas. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. 570-675-1866.

Arby's lovers rejoice: Kingston restaurant to reopen
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:11:16 -0700

KINGSTON — The New York state company that already owned nearly 40 Arby's fast food restaurants from Virginia to Canada, including two in Luzerne County, has purchased the Kingston Arby's franchise and is hiring about 35 people to run the business. Grant...