Archive for June 2012

Broad Street Blaze

At least 15 people are out of their apartments after a fire in Hazleton left the building they lived in damaged and with no power.Firefighters found flames up the back wall of the apartment building on West Broad Street in Hazleton. The call for help came in around midnight Thursday. A quick stop by City…

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Beating the Heat

The Temperature is once again soaring…Up into the 90’s Friday and for the weekend ahead. Folks are doing whatever they can to stay cool and of course the best way to do so, if you like to be outside, is to take a dip in the pool.**Its the second heat wave of the season, cooking…

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Walmart Thieves

Police are now looking for two men who broke into a tire shed at one department store and helped themselves to several items inside without paying. A picture snapped by surveillance cameras at the Hazle Township Walmart early Tuesday morning is now in the hands of police. State Police tell News 13 the two men…

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“Quality of Life” Ordinance

The Mayor of Hazleton says residents have the weekend to clean up their properties or come Monday they can expect a ticket! It’s called the “Quality of Life” ordinance…urging residents to “clean up” their act or pay up. Fines start at $25, but reach up to $100. The accumulation of rubbish, animal waste, high grass,…

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Governor Corbett Signs Four Bills into Law

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law the following bills: House Bill 1264 (P.N. 3643) – This legislation amends section 5920 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedures), 42 Pa.C.S., to allow expert testimony regarding victim behavior at criminal prosecutions regarding certain sexual offenses. House Bill 1349 (P.N. 3773) – This bill amends…

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Motorists Encouraged to Visit Safety Breaks over Independence Day Holiday

Dunmore – PennDOT is encouraging motorists traveling through northeastern Pennsylvania for the Independence Day holiday to take a safety break at Interstate rest areas and Welcome Centers. From July 3-6, community non-profit organizations will serve free coffee at rest areas on Interstates 80, 81 and 84, and at the Matamoras and Great Bend Welcome Centers.…

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PennDOT, Police to Partner for Independence Day DUI Enforcement

Harrisburg – State and local police, along with PennDOT, will take part in a national enforcement effort through July 8 targeting motorists who drive under the influence. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort will focus on keeping Pennsylvania’s roads safe during the Independence Day travel period. “Many people will celebrate and travel…

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Congress Delivers on Transportation Safety and Mobility

WILKES-BARRE, PA, (Thursday, June 28, 2012)– “Today’s Congressional compromise on federal transportation legislation is a victory for drivers concerned about safety, congestion and road quality,” said Jenny M. Robinson, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.  “AAA commends Congress for working together to negotiate a bipartisan agreement that will help maintain and improve…

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New Program Will Encourage Health Care Providers to Share Patient Information Electronically

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative has announced an innovative new grant program to encourage doctors and other health care providers to begin securely exchanging health information over the Internet using DIRECT messaging. DIRECT provides a simple, secure and standards-based method to encourage electronic exchange of health information among health care providers, particularly those providers…

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