hazleton

November 09, 2017 - 6:50 am
Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat unveiled his proposed budget for 2018. The 10.5 million dollar spending plan includes a 1.55 percent property tax increase. The budget would be balanced with the sale or lease of a municipal authority assets. That would be either the Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority...
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October 23, 2017 - 12:13 pm
At a news conference this morning, it was announced that Hazleton City Police have entered into an agreement with Banks Township for police protection. Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat and Banks Township Supervisor Joe Clark were on hand along with Senator John Yudichak. PA State Police have been covering...
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September 13, 2017 - 4:59 am
In Hazleton yesterday police arrested a man wanted on a outstanding fugitive warrant from New York State. Santos Figueroa was taken into custody at a home in the 900 block of West Second St just after 3pm. He's now behind bars in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.
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August 31, 2017 - 7:27 am
Representatives of the Pennsylvania Dept of Community and Economic Development were in Hazleton last night. They recommended making Hazleton a financially distressed municipality under state Act 47. DCED presented the 23 page report for comment from Hazleton officials and residents who attended...
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August 03, 2017 - 5:19 am
In Hazleton, council voted last night to hold a special meeting next week to ask the state if the city qualifies as "financially distressed" under State Act 47. The State Department of Community and Economic Development will evaulate if the city meets one of 11 criteria necessary to qualify...
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June 12, 2017 - 6:15 am
Hazleton Police have charged 19 year old Sebastian John Wardingo, no current address with Rape of Child, Involuntary Deviate Sexual intercourse and other related crimes. Police were called to a home in the area of 1st and Wyoming St Saturday to reports of two men fighting. One of the men was...
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June 01, 2017 - 7:22 am
The Hazleton City Police Narcotics Unit and agents from the Luzerne County Drug Task Force made an arrest following a 2 month investigation into illegal sales of marijuana in and around the Hazleton area. 23 year old Ayvi Antonio Marte of Hazleotn was arrested early this morning after a traffic...
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May 02, 2017 - 8:18 am
The third man sought by Hazleton police in connection with an incident last week in the city is now in custody. Scarly Hiciano-Rivera turned himself into police last night. He is facing charges of among others conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. Cesar Brito Polanco turned himself in on Friday...
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April 19, 2017 - 10:02 am
Police in Hazleton arrested three men in connection with operating an alleged meth lab. Police were called to an apartment at 1000 Grant Street just before 10pm. When they arrived police detected an odor they believed was from the manufacture of methamphetamine. Greg Shafer of Drums, Cody Salko of...
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April 12, 2017 - 7:13 am
Hazleton Police have arrested three men in an early morning incident on numerous charges including drug charges. Police responded to reports of a fight on Diamond Ave at Station 33 Bar around 1:30am. The officer on patrol, believed he heard gunshots and got out to investigate. He was almost struck...
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