Community digest

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DISTRICT 12 AMERICAN LEGION: District 12 American Legion, Luzerne County, will meet at Dallas American Legion Post 672, 2974 Memorial Highway, Dallas, at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19. District Commander Al Rowles urges all post commanders in his district to attend or send a representative. For information, contact District 12 Commander Al Rowles at 570-468-9769.

Today’s Hot Shot

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Family fearful with man’s alleged killer still at large

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Tina Letavish holds a frame with photos of her late son, Brandon Smith, at home in Nanticoke on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Smith was killed on West Church Street in Nanticoke last month.

Pittston area

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The Upper Valley Eye Bank will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Tony's Pizza, 1117 Main St., Pittston. The meeting will be hosted by the Hughestown Lions Club.

Prison guard accused of pulling gun after racist remark

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A Pennsylvania prison guard accused of making racist remarks and pulling a gun inside a diner has been suspended without pay. Authorities allege that 28-year-old Kory Kish , of Hughestown, entered a bathroom at D's Diner in Plains Township early Sunday and argued with two men.

Off-duty guard accused in diner confrontation suspended

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An off-duty prison guard accused of pointing a gun at a man in a diner after making racial remarks has been suspended without pay. Twenty-eight-year-old Kory Kish of Hughestown is charged in Luzerne County with reckless endangering and simple assault.

Off-duty guard accused in diner confrontation suspended

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An off-duty prison guard accused of pointing a gun at a man in a diner after making racial remarks has been suspended without pay. Twenty-eight-year-old Kory Kish of Hughestown is charged in Luzerne County with reckless endangering and simple assault.

Off-duty guard accused in diner confrontation suspended

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An off-duty prison guard accused of pointing a gun at a man in a diner after making racial remarks has been suspended without pay. Twenty-eight-year-old Kory Kish of Hughestown is charged in Luzerne County with reckless endangering and simple assault.

LuLaRoe, a direct sales womena s clothing line, grows in popularity in Northeastern PA

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Nicole Bradigan, of Pittston, said her wardrobe consists mostly of LuLaRoe clothing.

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend

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Peculiar Holiday Pop-Up Party. All menu items are $22 and under. With a delectable menu of starters, entrees and desserts, the Peculiar Culinary Company hosts its holiday pop-up party from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22 at 30 Center St., Hughestown.

Mistrial declared after doctor breaks down on stand

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Trial starts in Geisinger malpractice suit over young mother’s death

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Police searching for suspect in Hughestown bank robbery

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Scholarship winners

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Heinz Rehab Hospital announces the winners of the Rose Brader Scholarships. The Rose Brader Scholarship was established by the auxiliary of Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre to contribute to the health care needs of the community by encouraging and providing financial assistance to those students who wish to pursue an education in the field of rehabilitation medicine.

New vendors ready to take on tomato festival

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Community digest

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RUMMAGE SALE: St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 100 Rock St., Hughestown, will hold a rummage sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4-5, and 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 6. Saturday is $3 bag day. Food and beverages will be available.

Former Dupont police officer gets 5 to 12 months in jail

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The former Dupont police officer who admitted accepting drugs in exchange for letting an alleged pill pusher go was sentenced Monday to serve five months in jail. Kenneth Shotwell, 47, of Duryea, was immediately shipped to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility to begin serving his five- to 12-month sentence.

Ex-officer sentenced to 5 to 12 months in bribery case

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A former northeastern Pennsylvania police officer convicted of accepting prescription painkillers in exchange for letting a drug dealer go has been sentenced to five to 12 months in prison. The Times Leader reports reports that 47-year-old Kenneth Shotwell of Duryea was sentenced Monday in Luzerne County.

Ex-officer sentenced to 5 to 12 months in bribery case

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A former northeastern Pennsylvania police officer convicted of accepting prescription painkillers in exchange for letting a drug dealer go has been sentenced to five to 12 months in prison. The Times Leader reports reports that 47-year-old Kenneth Shotwell of Duryea was sentenced Monday in Luzerne County.

Head Start

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Times Leader owner sells Sunday Dispatch building

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Phillips-Sutkowski

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The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Noreen Phillips of Pittston. She is the granddaughter of Mary Hodgson of Wilkes-Barre and the late Michael and Gloria Phillips of Hanover.

Dupont man out of 118th House race

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John Kowalski’s withdrawal means Republicans now won’t have a candidate for all five House districts whose territory includes at least part of Lackawanna County. Kowalski, 27, said Monday he withdrew after three voters challenged his nominating petitions and he realized he lacked the time and money necessary to fight the challenge.

Dupont man out of 118th House race

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John Kowalski’s withdrawal means Republicans now won’t have a candidate for all five House districts whose territory includes at least part of Lackawanna County. Kowalski, 27, said Monday he withdrew after three voters challenged his nominating petitions and he realized he lacked the time and money necessary to fight the challenge.

Jury convicts cop accused of letting drug dealer go

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A former northeastern Pennsylvania police officer accused of accepting prescription painkillers in exchange for letting a drug dealer go has been convicted of charges. The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports that that a Wilkes-Barre jury convicted Kenneth Shotwell late Tuesday afternoon of bribery, obstructing justice and official oppression.

Jury convicts cop accused of letting drug dealer go

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A former northeastern Pennsylvania police officer accused of accepting prescription painkillers in exchange for letting a drug dealer go has been convicted of charges. The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports that that a Wilkes-Barre jury convicted Kenneth Shotwell late Tuesday afternoon of bribery, obstructing justice and official oppression.

Former police officer convicted for accepting drugs as bribe

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A former Dupont police officer accused of letting a drug dealer go in exchange for powerful prescription painkillers has been convicted of bribery and other offenses. A jury convicted Kenneth Shotwell, 46, of Duryea, late Tuesday afternoon on charges of bribery, obstructing justice and official oppression following a one-day trial.

Former police officer convicted for accepting drugs as bribe

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A former Dupont police officer accused of letting a drug dealer go in exchange for powerful prescription painkillers has been convicted of bribery and other offenses. A jury convicted Kenneth Shotwell, 46, of Duryea, late Tuesday afternoon on charges of bribery, obstructing justice and official oppression following a one-day trial.

Longtime lawmaker remembered for humility, duty

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Tigue, who died Monday from cancer at age 70 in his Hughestown home, served for 26 years as a state representative, serving portions of Luzerne, Lackawanna and Monroe counties. Prior to that he served on the Pittston Area School Board.

Rachkowski-Ceccoli

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Lauren Alise Rachkowski and Richard Anthony Ceccoli were united in marriage by the Rev. Michelle Kaufman at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughestown on Sunday, April 26, 2015.