KULPMONT — On a warm Sunday afternoon, it was nothing but blue skies and smooth sailing for participants in the 17th annual Great Kulpmont Cruise. Hundreds of spectators lined Chestnut Street to watch a colorful array of vehicles parade up and down the roadway.

COAL TOWNSHIP — The following students have earned placement on the honor roll for the fourth marking period of the 2018-19 school year at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School.

HARRISONBURG, Virginia — Blake Alan Day, of Elysburg, has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the spring semester. Students who earn dean’s list honors must carry at least 12-graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899. Blake is majoring in health sciences.

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SUMMERDALE — Central Penn College recognized 16 students for their contributions in the classroom, on the court and field and to campus life in general for the 2018-19 season.

SUNBURY — The judge presiding over a lawsuit filed by a former corporal with the city’s police department has denied a motion seeking his recusal.

The following landlord/tenant claims or judgments were filed in magisterial district court:

ITHACA, New York — Two area students at Ithaca College were cited in a press release by the college. Seth Barrett, of Elysburg, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester. Seth is majoring in performance/music education. Natalie George, of Catawissa, graduated with a Bachelor of Sc…

ANNVILLE — Haley Knoebel, of Elysburg, is one of 31 Lebanon Valley College (LVC) students studying abroad this summer as part of the college’s study abroad program, which includes 12 foreign countries and two stateside internship opportunities.

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University Senior Vice President and Provost Anne Skleder announced the dean’s list for the spring semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must obtain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits. Local students who made the list are: Colin…

MOUNT CARMEL — The Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Team removed more than 50 cats and kittens from “deplorable conditions” inside the home of a “self-identified rescue organization” on Third Street.

SHAMOKIN — Grace Lutheran Church and Camp Mount Luther will host vacation Bible school Monday through Friday at Grace Lutheran Church, located on West Chestnut Street, one block off of Market Street. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided for the childr…

UPPER MAHANTONGO TOWNSHIP — “It was awful, one of the worst we’ve ever seen,” is how Holly Kowalishen described a home outside of Hegins where almost 50 severely neglected animals were found Wednesday.

SHAMOKIN — Kim Lee Dornsife, of Shamokin, had more than three times the legal blood alcohol limit in her system when she backed into Magisterial Judge John Gembic’s vehicle and assaulted him on June 8, according to a criminal complaint filed by Shamokin police Friday.

EAST CAMERON TOWNSHIP — A section of highway in East Cameron Township was closed to traffic late Thursday afternoon because of a liquid spill south of the hairpin curve on Route 125 north of Gowen City.

STATE COLLEGE — From June 20, 2018, through Wednesday, more precipitation had fallen over the Central Susquehanna Valley than any other one-year period on those dates since 1895, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

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PHILADELPHIA — Fifty cats were removed by the Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Team from deplorable conditions in a Mount Carmel home on Third Street Friday afternoon.

MOUNT CARMEL — A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) public hearing was held prior to the Mount Carmel Borough Council meeting on Thursday evening. The purpose of the hearing, moderated by SEDA-COG Community Development Project Coordinator Linda Sterling, was to answer any questions fro…

Madelyn Witkoski has had the experience of a lifetime interning this summer with the Pennsylvania State Police Troop H in Harrisburg, but nothing can top the unexpected surprise of meeting Vice President Mike Pence during his trip to the state Capitol on June 6.

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania students ages 10 to 16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kicked off Wednesday and run through mid-August.

WATSONTOWN — The Luzerne County Community College’s (LCCC) Greater Susquehanna Center will open its doors for classes Sept. 3 in the former Watsontown Elementary School building.

ATLAS — On Wednesday evening, the Mount Carmel Township supervisors fielded questions from a group of concerned Shady Acres residents about the deteriorating road conditions on Beech Drive and flooding along Oak Lane in their community.

SELINSGROVE — Young people attending Susquehanna Valley Law Enforcement Camp Cadet (SVLECC) got a visit Tuesday from correction officers trained for the highest-level emergencies that occur behind prison walls.