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Talkback 16: Callers Can't Believe Sentence for Brutal Beating

The legal system is a hot topic on Thursday’s Talkback 16.

Many callers believe two men who brutally beat another man did not receive a harsh enough sentence. 17 more words


Thief Hits Hazleton Church

HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton are trying to track down thieves who stole from a church.

Officers tell us someone broke into the Christ Lutheran Church on West Green Street in Hazleton sometime between Wednesday and Thursday and made off with power tools and a CD player. 10 more words


Goryl Family Reacts After Sentencings

HAZLETON — The parents of a man from Hazleton who was badly beaten in 2013 are disappointed with his attackers’ sentences, but say they are moving forward. 448 more words


Two Sentenced in Brutal Beating Case

WILKES-BARRE — Two men responsible for a brutal beating in Hazleton were sentenced Wednesday morning in Luzerne County.

Robert Tavarez. 28, of Hazleton was sentenced to six months on house arrest and probation. 50 more words


Man taken to Hospital after Hazleton Fire

HAZLETON — One man was taken to the hospital for breathing in too much smoke after a late night fire in Hazleton.

Officials say the fire happened on the 900 block of Alter Street at a two unit apartment building. 50 more words


Wanted: Change in Hazleton

HAZLETON — Change is coming to Hazleton.

With all the votes tallied, Hazleton Councilman Jeff Cusat defeated current Mayor Joe Yannuzzi for the Republican mayoral nod, which means there will be a new mayor for the city. 238 more words


Incumbent Mayor Yannuzzi Defeated in Hazleton

HAZLETON — The mayor of Hazleton Joe Yannuzzi has called Jeff Cusat to congratulate him on the victory in the race for the Republican slot for mayor. 269 more words