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WILKES-BARRE — The unusual sleeping defense put on by a suspended Pennsylvania State Police trooper accused of fondling a young girl paid off Wednesday when a Luzerne County judge tossed the case, finding prosecutors had not shown “one scintilla of evidence” that he was awake at the time.
WILKES-BARRE — The unusual sleeping defense put on by a suspended Pennsylvania State Police trooper accused of fondling a young girl paid off Wednesday when a Luzerne County judge tossed the case, finding prosecutors had not shown “one scintilla of evidence” that he was awake at the time.

Senior U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler scheduled sentencing for July 19 in Newark. ... Carpenito also thanked the Hazelton City Police Department, the Luzerne County, PA District Attorney's Office, the N.J. State Police, the prosecutor's offices from Warren, Passaic and Bergen counties, Port Authority ...
WILKES-BARRE — The unusual sleeping defense put on by a suspended Pennsylvania State Police trooper accused of fondling a young girl paid off Wednesday when a Luzerne County judge tossed the case, finding prosecutors had not shown “one scintilla of evidence” that he was awake at the time.
WILKES-BARRE — The unusual sleeping defense put on by a suspended Pennsylvania State Police trooper accused of fondling a young girl paid off Wednesday when a Luzerne County judge tossed the case, finding prosecutors had not shown “one scintilla of evidence” that he was awake at the time.
WILKES-BARRE — The unusual sleeping defense put on by a suspended Pennsylvania State Police trooper accused of fondling a young girl paid off Wednesday when a Luzerne County judge tossed the case, finding prosecutors had not shown “one scintilla of evidence” that he was awake at the time.

WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County judge has thrown out the child molestation case against state trooper Patrick Finn, who claimed he was sleeping at the time he touched a young girl and made sexual comments. Even the child acknowledged Finn was asleep in her testimony, leading Luzerne County ...
Patrick Finn, 47, of Harrisburg, is on trial for one misdemeanor count each of corruption of minors and indecent assault before Luzerne County Judge Michael T. Vough. Finn, a corporal at the Carlisle barracks in Cumberland County, is accused of crawling into bed with the 9-year-old girl, touching her ...
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Mohegan Sun Arena cannot impose sweeping bans on vulgarity or voice amplification on protesters, nor can it confine leafletters to barricaded areas, a federal judge ordered Tuesday in siding with an animal rights-group that sued the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority.
Pa. Governor Tom Wolf listens to Cambria County officials during a roundtable meeting on the opioid abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania at ... Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne County, the author of the short-term custody bill, called the committee votes "a big first step,” but added “the heavy lifting begins ...
SCRANTON — A federal judge has ruled in favor of an animal rights group, saying the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority and the ... “Free speech does not exist solely for speech that is acceptable to those in power,” Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, said in the ...
“The judge held that the First Amendment does not allow the government to put barriers between protesters and the public,” said Mary Catherine Roper, deputy legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, which represented Pomicter. “'Protest' is not just about holding a sign.
The grand jury referred to it as an organization that received the marijuana from New York, California and Oregon before selling it in Centre County, Luzerne County and other counties in Pennsylvania. A state police at Hollidaysburg trooper became aware of Fuentes' drug operation after a Penn State ...
Prior to joining private practice, Olson-Gaia was a law clerk to York County Court of Common Pleas Judge Maria Musti Cook. ... Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Luzerne County won the 35th annual Pennsylvania Bar Association Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition, which took ...
A Pennsylvania judge has rejected a former Susquehanna County prosecutor's attempt to be named district attorney, siding instead with a woman who was ... But, despite Legg's holding, Urbanski had Luzerne County Magisterial District Judge James J. Haggerty administer the oath of office on Jan. 1.
(Wilkes Barre) -- A former northeastern Pennsylvania judge has gotten approval to challenge some of his convictions in connection with what prosecutors said were juveniles wrongly sent to detention center. The ruling means the retrial of former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. on other counts ...
It appears the neighbors of a 63-year-old Pennsylvania farm are going to have to learn to live with the smell of liquid pig manure. That's the scenario ... Will-O-Bett's neighbors appealed to the state court after a Luzerne County judge cited the Right to Farm Act in dismissing their complaints. The county judge ...

ASHLEY, Pa. -- A judge has ordered the sale of the former Huber Breaker site in Luzerne County. Paselo Logistics out of Philadelphia bought the historic anthracite coal breaker then demolished it for scrap back in 2014. Paselo has been under repeated court orders to clean the site but claims it can't afford ...
CASA of Luzerne County is hosting NEPA Sings! competition,sponsored in part by PNC Bank and Geisinger Health Systems. Twelve performers will be selected to compete in the finals on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the KCCA. The final competition will be emceed by Dave Kuharchik, host of PA Live!
Tarah Toohil, R-116, of Butler Township, appeared before visiting Bradford County Judge Jeffrey Smith at the Luzerne County Courthouse for a hearing on a permanent ... Pennsylvania House Republican leadership forwarded its report to Dauphin County District Attorney Francis Chardo for his review.
WASHINGTON, DC — A federal three-judge panel ruled on March 19 that it would not step into the redistricting process in Pennsylvania, and therefore the new ... which will become part of the new PA 8th Congressional District, which will also include all of Lackawanna, Monroe and part of Luzerne County.
The PSP Strong Association, a nonprofit in Luzerne County, claimed Kemmerer and his sign company infringed on its trademarked phrase “PSP Strong,” which it uses for fundraising and marketing such as T-shirt and memorabilia sales. The organization was formed after Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and Trooper ...
Helen Galli leaves the Luzerne County Courthouse Monday morning after agreeing to a no-contest plea in connection with the 2010 poisoning of her son's ... Galli was sentenced by Luzerne County Judge Fred A. Pierantoni III to three years and three months on house arrest in the county's Intermediate ...
As part of the agreement, however, the PSP Strong Association will still seek a court order from a Northampton County judge preventing Rapid Wraps N' ... The PSP Strong Association, a small Luzerne County-based nonprofit founded after two Pennsylvania State Police officers were shot by Eric Frein in a ...
Tarah Toohil and her lawyer, Jarrett Ferentino, speak to reporters at the Luzerne County courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Thursday, March 15, 2018. ... On Thursday, a Luzerne County judge granted Toohil a three-year restraining order against Miccarelli--the maximum allowed under Pennsylvania law.
Pennsylvania House Republican leadership announced Wednesday that it has completed an investigation into allegations against state Rep. Nick Miccarelli, R-162, of Ridley Park, and ordered a copy of the report to be sent to Dauphin County District Attorney Francis Chardo for his review. They declined to ...
Republican state Rep. Tarah Toohil, of Luzerne County, obtained a temporary protection from abuse order against fellow Republican Rep. Nick Miccarelli, of Delaware County, ... It will be the duty of the judge to decide whether to extend the protection order. We hope he makes the right call. In the meantime ...
(WBRE/WYOU-TV) On Monday, the I-Team's Andy Mehalshick spoke exclusively with State Representative Tarah Toohil. The lawmaker from Luzerne County filed for a protection from abuse order against a colleague. And that has PFA's in the headlines. But does that document really help victims.
He is complying with the terms of a temporary protection from abuse order issued by a Luzerne County judge against Miccarelli on Friday. It bars him from being around or having contact with Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne County, who sought the order. It also bars him from possessing firearms. Toohil said ...
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who got a restraining order against a fellow lawmaker she accuses of threatening to kill her said ... A Luzerne County judge granted the restraining order Friday, barring Miccarelli from contacting Toohil and prohibiting him from possessing firearms.
Luzerne County Judge David W. Lupas did not set a specific date for sentencing, but ordered counsel to have a pre-sentence investigation completed within 45 days. Lupas also ordered ... Lupas ordered Lopuhovsky to pay $13,454 in restitution to his various victims and the Pennsylvania State Police.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- A judge in Luzerne County has extended a protection from abuse order filed by State Representative Tara Toohil. ... Miccarelli is being investigated by the Dauphin County district attorney's office in Harrisburg, and by lawyers from the Pennsylvania State House. The State House ...
Officials broke ground Friday on the expansion that will bring about 110 new jobs to the area in Luzerne County. .... HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A request to stop Pennsylvania elections officials from using a map of the state's congressional districts produced by the state Supreme Court last month was in the hands of a ...
Officials broke ground Friday on the expansion that will bring about 110 new jobs to the area in Luzerne County. ..... HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Three federal judges are considering whether to halt the use of a Pennsylvania congressional district map imposed last month by the state Supreme Court, while a ...
NEPA's Most Wanted Fugitives, 3/11/2018. Aaron R. Gould Wanted by: Pennsylvania State Police at Honesdale. Fugitive since: Feb. 14. Wanted for: Robbery, terroristic threats, theft by unlawful taking, possession of weapon, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person (read more).
On Wednesday, the five-judge panel, sitting in Philadelphia, considered new objections by Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R., ... District in Cambria County, the Wilkes-Barre Area School District in Luzerne County, and the Shenandoah Valley School District in Schuylkill County.
On Wednesday, the five-judge panel, sitting in Philadelphia, considered new objections by Pennsylvania's Senate President Pro Tempore Joe ... the School District of Lancaster, the Wilkes-Barre Area School District in Luzerne County, and the Shenandoah Valley School District in Schuylkill County.
Pa. state rep gets protection order against another state rep, report says ... Seen in the Pennsylvania General Assembly photos, state Rep. ... been silent for fear that when this story is released he will kill me, himself and others," Toohil reportedly wrote in obtaining the order from a Luzerne County judge.
The competition will be emceed by Dave Kuharchik, host of “PA Live.” Bringing their expertise to the event is a panel of local celebrity judges: Doc Medek from Froggy 101, Kennedy Kai from 97.1/95.7 BHT, State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, and former Broadway performer, New York Jets cheerleader, and ...
It's punishment, but it shouldn't be torture,” said Clemente, a defense attorney and Luzerne County public defender who lives in Dunmore. ... While not committing to forming any group without consulting the rest of the prison board, Judge James Gibbons, the board chairman, said he appreciates the groups' ...
The rock musical follows the stories of the youth sent to a private prison by corrupt judges who received kickbacks in the “Kids for Cash” scandal in Luzerne County, Pa. Lantern Theater Company, founded in 1994, produces work that invites discussion and engagement with artistic and social issues.
Additional presenters include Judge Joseph F. Sklarosky Jr., Luzerne County treatment court; Lt. Michael T. Carroll, Pennsylvania State Police; fire Chief James Jay Delaney, Wilkes-Barre Fire Department; Steven Ross, drug and alcohol program administrator for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties; Thomas ...
Marion O'Malley is tending to a homicide case and dozens of other criminal matters as the lone prosecutor in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Whether she ... Urbanski, the judge pointed out, lives in neighboring Luzerne County, though he'd rented a home in Susquehanna shortly before taking office.
CASA of Luzerne County is hosting NEPA Sings! competition,sponsored in part by PNC Bank and Geisinger Health Systems. Twelve performers will be selected to compete in the finals on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the KCCA. The final competition will be emceed by Dave Kuharchik, host of PA Live!
It is designed to provide up to 1.1 million dekatherms per day of natural gas from Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region for domestic energy use, including by tying into other regional pipelines. The route goes from Luzerne County through Carbon, Northampton and Bucks counties, then across the ...
A Luzerne County native and former county Republican chairman there, Urbanski had himself sworn in by a Luzerne County magisterial district judge New Year's Day. Later, Urbanski asked the state Supreme Court to declare him district attorney. A lawyer for Legg contended the same state law only allows ...
Susquehanna County President Judge Jason Legg swore in a new county district attorney Monday morning, and it wasn't be the man who had the job recently. Legg swore in Marion O'Malley, said Stacey Witalec, a spokeswoman for the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, in an email. O'Malley ...
In Pennsylvania, the case would be heard by Judge Malachy E. Mannion of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and PennEast is being represented by attorneys Bradford Dorrace and Donald Lewis III of Keefer, Wood, Allen & Rahal LLP of Harrisburg, according to court documents.
The search warrant and affidavit were sealed by Luzerne County Judge Michael T. Vough on Dec. 5, and kept in a safe at the county clerk's office. Under Pennsylvania law, search warrants upon request by the district attorney's office are initially sealed for 60 days. Prosecutors can request the search ...
“Mistakes happen,” Joshua James Ralston, 20, of 47 Main St., Dallas, told the judge. Luzerne County Judge David W. Lupas was not impressed with the seeming lack of remorse, noting that Ralston pleaded guilty in December to two felony counts of statutory sexual assault. Prosecutors say Ralston on two ...


 

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