Latest Hazleton News

DOJ settles with Pennsylvania city over language barrier

Jun. 01, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania police department will be required to take steps to remove language barriers faced by the city’s large Spanish-speaking population under a U.S. Justice Department settlement announced Tuesday. The Justice Department launched a civil rights investigation...

Chief accused of threatening false charges vs. online critic

May. 28, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

WEST HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — A police chief in northeastern Pennsylvania threatened to retaliate against a social media critic by filing unfounded criminal charges against the person, federal prosecutors said Friday in announcing a charge of violating civil rights. Federal...

Barletta to enter Pennsylvania's GOP stakes for governor

May. 17, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lou Barletta, the Republican Party's Donald Trump-endorsed nominee for U.S. Senate in 2018, is running for governor of Pennsylvania. Barletta, 65, becomes the most prominent figure to enter a 2022 governor's race that Republicans have won every...

Woman flown to burn center after RV blast, official says

Apr. 20, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

BARNESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Virginia woman was flown to a burn center after an explosion in a recreational vehicle that blew one of her two dogs through the front windshield at a state park in eastern Pennsylvania over the weekend, authorities said. Ryan Township...

44-year wait over for Colon family who never lost hope

Apr. 10, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — Evelyn Colon’s mother imagined her daughter living happily surrounded by her own family and children. She was spared the heartbreaking news that her beautiful, green-eyed daughter never lived to see her 16th birthday or the birth of her own baby...