Carbon County court

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Ten defendants in pending criminal cases entered guilty pleas in the county court on Thursday before Judge Joseph J. Matika. Kaitlin Rose Helmer, 22, of Beaver Meadows, entered guilty pleas to two counts of receiving stolen property for two separate incidents but the same victim each time.

Swim season begins June 3 at the Forty Fort Community Pool

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Paying Tribute to Airman 1st Class Shannon Purcell

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Friends, family, and loved ones said their goodbyes to the 19-year-old airman who lost her life serving in Japan. Family and friends say Shannon Purcell was a woman so full of life who was just taken way too soon.

Hoping bike project goes smoothly

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Man charged in Scranton explosion a suspect in ongoing bomb investigation

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Residents line the streets as Okinawa airman who died in fall returns home to Pa.

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People lined Wyoming Avenue with candles and American flags, and homes and businesses in the area kept their lights on early Tuesday morning for the return of Shannon Purcell, who died while serving with the U.S. Air Force in Japan on May 6. Forty Fort and Kingston police, along with a motorcycle escort, guided the motorcade carrying Purcell off the Cross Valley Expressway to Rutter Avenue then to River Street and Wyoming Avenue to the Wroblewski Funeral Home. Purcell, 18, a 2016 Valley West graduate, was assigned to the 18th Munitions Squadron at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa.

Body of servicewoman who died in fall returns home

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The body of a U.S. Air Force servicewoman who died in a fall in Japan has returned home to Pennsylvania.

Mourners Honor Airman Killed in Accidental Fall in Japan

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People lined the streets with candles as Forty Fort and Kingston police, along with state troopers, escorted Airman Shannon Purcell's body to a funeral home in Forty Fort early Tuesday morning.

Antique car show at Forty Fort airport to feature public airplane rides

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Project could make levee trail in Kingston safer

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Ingrid Cronin knows firsthand how dangerous the area around Rutter Avenue and Church Street in Kingston can be for a cyclist. It's the place where a car hit her, knocking her out and sending her to the hospital before the driver fled the scene.

Credit unions enter branch sharing agreement

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First Credit Union of Scranton members are now welcome at all Cross Valley Federal Credit Union locations in Luzerne County as part of a unique shared branch experience. Officials from both credit unions decided to collaborate after Cross Valley's branch on Smith Street in Scranton recently closed.

Documentary at Sem examines the impact of ‘screen time’ on children

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Lackawanna County Court Notes

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Paul and Lisa Salony, Lackawanna County, to T6 Properties LLC; properties at 118 and 120 Kinback St., Jessup, for $87,000. Jill E. and Alan W. Krieg Jr., Scranton, to Sharde and Charondi G. McIver, Scranton; a property at 1420 Cedar Ave., Scranton, for $60,950.

Today’s Hot Shot

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Walking to Support Healthy Hearts

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The Northeast PA Heart Walk kicked off Saturday morning at PNC Field in Moosic with participants walking to help raise awareness for heart disease. 5-year-old Matthew Mursch of Scranton represented local people dealing with heart disease.

Walking to Support Healthy Hearts

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The Northeast PA Heart Walk kicked off Saturday morning at PNC Field in Moosic with participants walking to help raise awareness for heart disease. 5-year-old Matthew Mursch of Scranton represented local people dealing with heart disease.

Winning Cash 5 ticket sold

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Lottery Jackpot Winner Sold in Luzerne County

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A jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 from the Tuesday, April 25, drawing was sold at a Turkey Hill store on Wyoming Avenue in Forty Fort, The ticket matched all five balls drawn – 2, 4, 7, 8, 43 – to win $600,000.

White House Diner offers fine dining food for diner prices

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County historical society plans annual meeting

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Flower Power

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Couple thankful for help after wallet stolen

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My husband contacted the Forty Fort Borough police. We had an alert out on all our items stolen from the wallet.

Artist assuages post-partum depression with mandala painting

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MICHAEL J. MULLEN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Mountain Top mom of three Ariell Stewart launched her own art business, Mandalas by Ariell, as a creative outlet to help cope with her post-partum depression. Creative inspiration came to Ariell Stewart just when she needed it most, and now the Mountain Top mother of three pairs it with her business acumen to help others find paths to inner peace.

Jewish community celebrates Passover

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DAVE SCHERBENCO / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Ida Lubin and and Elizabeth Rohrman sing a Passover song after lighting the Passover candle. DAVE SCHERBENCO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Above: Rabbi Larry Kaplan, right, holds the microphone as Richard Kline sings at the Jewish Community Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday.

Swoyersville Kiwanis offer scholarships

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Thousands of Easter eggs dropped by helicopter to waiting children

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A helicopter flies low as it drops thousands of Easter eggs on Sunday during the Peckville Assembly of God Egg Drop event in Peckville. The helicopter is from Valley Aviation Inc. based in Forty Fort.

Business Briefcase, April 9, 2017

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Tuesday: Information session, CareerLink, 1 p.m., Osterhout Free Library. Participants will learn about Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act and on the job training opportunities offered.

Families for Forty Fort Park plan Memorial Day craft fair

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Families for Forty Fort Park will hold a craft fair/yard sale in the park during the Memorial Day Parade, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 29. Those interested in being a vendor should email F4Park@gmail.com. Include your name, contact number and whether you are an independent consultant or setting up a table for the yard sale.

Easter Bunny will be busy hopping across towns on the West Side

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Trump’s poll numbers are low. But the people who put him in office…

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the Fraternal Order of Police on March 28, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the Fraternal Order of Police on March 28, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.