Daily Archives: April 9, 2015
Gallup: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Well-Being Could Be Worse, But Not Much
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton area’s overall well-being could be worse, but not much.
The metropolitan area ranked 94th overall out of 100 communities in the U.S. in Gallup opinion poll “State of American Well-Being: 2014 Community Well-Being Rankings.”
The survey issued Tuesday compares how people feel about and experience their daily lives in five areas:
■ Purpose: Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goal.
■ Social: Having supportive relationships and love in your life.
Wilkes-Barre Man Charged With Ransacking Interfaith Heights Apartment After Body Removed
WILKES-BARRE, PA — Dominick Meininger told police he’s no snitch.
Meininger, 19, allegedly admitted to stealing wine and prescription medications from an apartment at Interfaith Heights after the tenant was found dead in the residence on March 10. But Meininger, of East Northampton Street, denied he had stolen jewelry and a television, according to charges filed.
Meininger was arraigned Wednesday by District Judge Martin Kane on charges of burglary, possessing instruments of crime and theft. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $20,000.
The alleged burglary was not the first incident involving Meininger at Interfaith Heights on Coal Street.
Montco Commissioners Kick Off Second Phase Of Lafayette Street Extension Project
NORRISTOWN, PA – The first phase has been completed, and now the second phase of a road project that will eventually connect Norristown to the Pennsylvania Turnpike will begin.
Despite the cold on Wednesday, the Montgomery County commissioners broke ground on the $12.9 million second phase of the project, which will extend Lafayette Street to Diamond Avenue in Plymouth Township. The second phase will also reconstruct and widen Diamond Avenue from the Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge to the Norristown border at Ross Street.
“Many of us were here together months ago when we kicked off phase one of the Lafayette Street extension project. Today we’re here to talk about ramping up phase two of the Lafayette Street extension project,” commissioners’ Chairman Josh Shapiro told a crowd of county employees and local officials involved in the project.
Shapiro told the group that they will begin to see traffic slow down as the second phase makes its way through its expected completion date of spring 2017, but he added there will not be detours on Ridge Pike in Plymouth Township.
Pottstown Police Plan To Enforce Alcohol Related Crimes Within Next Week
POTTSTOWN, PA – Police departments in the Pottstown area are planning to intensify efforts to enforce DUI and alcohol related crimes.
The multi-jurisdictional DUI enforcement team plans to conduct at least one sobriety checkpoint operation within the next week, according to a press release from Pottstown Police. The effort is aimed at reducing the number of DUI related accidents by deterring potential drunk drivers.