29, Mar 2015 - Luzerne, PA Detention center owner settles 'kids for cash' lawsuit
A businessman at the center of a Pennsylvania juvenile justice scandal has agreed to pay at least $4.75 million to settle a lawsuit filed by youths sent to his detention centers by a judge in a "kids ...
27, Mar 2015 - Luzerne, PA Man with bodies in yard sentenced for 2003 prison escape
A Pennsylvania man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend has been sentenced to time served for escaping from prison in 2003 using a rope made from bed sheets.
26, Mar 2015 - Luzerne, PA Hugo Selenski trial: Jury convicts Pennsylvania man with bodies in yard
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) â€” Authorities have wanted to put Hugo Selenski away on murder charges ever since they searched his northeastern Pennsylvania yard in 2003 and found the bodies of a missing pharmacist, the pharmacist's girlfriend, and at least three other sets of human remains. It took nearly a dozen ...
26, Mar 2015 - Luzerne, PA Disgraced â€śCash for Kidsâ€ť attorney Robert Powell resigns; disbarred
HARRISBURG, PA (WPMT) The State Supreme Court on the recommendation of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel has accepted the resignation of Robert Powell, of Luzerne County, from the Pennsylvania Bar. The high court also ordered Powell disbarred retroactive to August 31, 2009 the date of his temporary suspension. Powell was a key figure in the [â€¦]
25, Mar 2015 - 4 face federal charges for bank robberies in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Carbon, Schuylkill counties
SCRANTON â€” A Plains Township man is among four individuals charged by a federal grand jury in Scranton with the robbery or attempted robbery of 14 banks, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has announced.
11, Oct 2014 - Luzerne, PA Pennsylvania steroid ring bust nets prison guards, free agent who signed with Dallas Cowboys
Prosecutors said Wednesday they broke up a mail-order steroid ring whose participants included three prison guards, a probation officer and football player who signed with the Dallas Cowboys this year and was recently cut.
11, Oct 2014 - Luzerne, PA Corrections officers, football star among steroid ring arrests
WILKES-BARRE â€” Two Luzerne County corrections officers and a Hanover Township man who was signed by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this year are among 13 people charged with operating a narcotics ring that spanned five Northeastern Pennsylvania counties, the state Attorney General's Office said.
11, Oct 2014 - Luzerne, PA Steroid Bust Nets Prison Guards, Would-Be NFLer
Pennsylvania steroid ring bust nets prison guards, free agent who signed with Dallas Cowboys
11, Oct 2014 - Luzerne, PA Ex-teacher gets 9 to 23 months in sex case
A former northeastern Pennsylvania high school teacher has been sentenced to nine to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to sexual misconduct with students.
08, Oct 2014 - Luzerne, PA U.S. Attorney charges Pittston man with conspiracy to distribute heroin
SCRANTON â€” The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a criminal Information was filed Tuesday charging a Pittston resident with participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin from January 2010 through February 2014.
08, Oct 2014 - Luzerne, PA Woman's trial in boyfriend's death on hold
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) â€” A northeastern Pennsylvania woman's trial in the shooting death of her boyfriend three years ago has been placed on hold while prosecutors appeal a judge's ruling.
05, Apr 2014 - Luzerne, PA Trial of Selenski's co-defendant delayed
WILKES-BARRE (AP) â€” A trial for a northeastern Pennsylvania man has been postponed until after the conclusion of the double-murder trial of his co-defendant.
03, Apr 2014 - Butler, PA Supreme Court Denies Ex-Judge's Appeal After Involvement in $2.8 Million Kickback Scheme
Supreme Court Denies 'Kids for Cash' Judge's Appeal Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella is currently serving a 28-year sentence in the Federal Correctional Institution at Pekin, Ill., for participating in what is widely known as the â€śKids for Cashâ€ť scandal. At the center of the scandal is a $2.8-million kickback scheme related to the placement of youths in Pennsylvania juvenile ...
02, Apr 2014 - Pa. high court denies appeal by convicted murderer
The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday granted no relief for a Pittston man serving 15 to 30 years in state prison for fatally beating another man in 2009.Nicholas Policare, 24, sought to have his appellate rights restored after he was sentenced by former Luzerne County Judge Joseph Van Jura in January 2011.
01, Apr 2014 - Luzerne, PA Pennsylvaniaâ€™s Right-to-Know law benefits those behind bars
Prisoners are among the most frequent users of appeals for public documents in Pennsylvania, seeking a range of information about themselves and the government, according to a new report by the stateâ€™s open records office. But the stateâ€™s Right-to -Know law is also being used as it was intended â€” by watchdog citizens who want to know how their tax dollars are being spent.