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  1. Students Suspended After Brawl at Hazleton Area High School  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
  2. Viral video shows Hazleton, Pa. school officer punching black student  PhillyVoice.com
  3. Video clip of fight doesn't tell whole story, Hazleton Area officials say  Standard Speaker
  4. School police chief defends officers' actions in altercation caught on video: They 'needed to deescalate' cafeteria chaos  Yahoo Finance
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Protesters Call for Officers’ Firing After Video of High School Fight Goes Viral  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Protesters gathered outside the Hazleton Area School District administration building Wednesday night, angry about the way school ...



School district chief defends officer's force against 15-year-old Hazleton student  PhillyVoice.com

The Hazleton School District police chief is defending the force used by another officer captured in a now-viral video, shown repeatedly punching a 15-year-old ...



PIAA wrestling: Hazleton Area earns program’s first win at states before falling  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

HERSHEY — For two years, going two-and-out in the PIAA Team Championships ate away at Hazleton Area coach Keith Maurer.“I left here (in 2017) saying that ...



Late rally lifts Holy Redeemer to first league girls basketball title  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

HAZLE TWP. — Flustered, frustrated and becoming more furious by the minute, Sam Yencha looked at the scoreboard and the 10-point hole her Holy Redeemer ...



Police: ‘Crisis Averted’ At Hazleton School  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- Outside Hazleton Elementary/Middle school, police were on patrol Thursday morning. According to Hazleton police, a 14-year-old student ...



H.S. Boys Basketball: Crestwood ends Hazleton Area’s WVC winning streak  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

WRIGHT TWP. — There was little need for Crestwood's Sean Murphy to react like he did after missing a free throw with a minute left Friday night. After all, the ...



PIAA Team Wrestling Championships: Lake-Lehman, Hazleton Area fall in first round  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

HERSHEY — Brookville entered the PIAA Class 2A Team Championships on Thursday with quite a resume.The Raiders claimed the 2016 state title…



WVC girls basketball: Marissa Trivelpiece leads Hazleton Area to victory  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

DALLAS TWP. — With a couple of steals and 3-point swishes, Hazleton Area came out of the blocks with another fast start.Now, the Cougars are running away ...



2 Police Officers Seen Kicking and Punching Black Teen Girl During School Cafeteria Brawl  BlackNews.com

Hazleton Area High School in Pennsylvania is under fire because of a disturbing viral video of their security personnel violently kicking and punching a Black ...



H.S. Boys Basketball: Nanticoke Area defeats GAR for WVC Division 2 championship  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

YATESVILLE — Had the Nanticoke Area Trojans taken care of business last week, they would have been home Wednesday night.Instead, there they were at ...



Kicking Off The Holiday Season In Hazleton Area High School  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON AREA HIGH SCHOOL -- It's beginning to look and sound a lot like the holiday season inside Hazelton Area High School. A special winter ...



H.S. Boys Basketball: WVC divisional championships on the line  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Another prize awaits the winners of Tuesday's Wyoming Valley Conference boys basketball Division 1 and Division 2 championship games. There's the new ...



Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion lawsuits with NFL  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion lawsuits against the NFL.In a three-sentence statement released Friday, the NFL ...



H.S. Boys Basketball: Coughlin plays final boys basketball game  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

WILKES-BARRE — If years from now someone says he played for Coughlin in the final boys basketball game in school history, he's probably telling the truth.



Backpack, Bag Restrictions at Hazleton Area H.S.  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- More restrictions have been set on what types of bags students at Hazleton Area High School can bring to school. Earlier this year ...



H.S. Boys Basketball: WVC sets schedule for Division 1 and 2 championship games  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

IN BRIEF. WVC boys basketball title games set. The Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 and Division 2 boys basketball championship games will be ...



Teacher Hurt, Two Teens Facing Charges After Fight at Hazleton Area High School  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A teacher is hurt, and two students are facing charges after a fight at Hazleton Area High School. Officials say teachers tried to break ...



H.S. Wrestling: Hanover Area’s DJ Erickson enters record book  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Over the last 21 years, hundreds of wrestlers have worn a Hanover Area singlet and dozens have achieved milestones.But none have been able to do what ...



Hazleton Area Students Honor Veterans with Breakfast  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. Students swapped books for breakfast at Hazleton Area High School on Friday to honor veterans. It's all part of a yearly tradition where ...



District 2 Duals preview: Tunkhannock wrestling overcomes obstacles to duals  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

The loss of standout Tommy Traver to a broken leg is part of the adversity Tunkhannock has endured on the way to the District 2 Class 2A Duals today.



Wyoming Seminary seniors Jake Stefanowicz and Mike Doggett announce college decisions  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Wyoming Seminary senior Jacob Stefanowicz, of Harveys Lake, will attend the University of Pennsylvania, competing in the Ivy League and the EIWA.



Hazleton Area Hosts First Ever “Cougar Pre-Game Tailgate Party” to Kick Off Football Season  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- It's the last Friday night of August and it's the start of football season for many school districts. One school district made sure it was an evening ...



Canzler, Bertoni named Hazleton Area baseball, softball coaches, respectively  Citizens Voice

HAZLE TWP. — It seems like only yesterday that Russ Canzler was routinely swatting mammoth home runs at Joe Maddon Field and baseball fields throughout ...



FOOTBALL: Hazleton Area preview - Sports  Citizens Voice

It may sound cliche. Every football coach has the same goal in mind heading into a new season: The team must remain healthy. Some coaches say if they lose ...



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Valley West edges Hazleton Area  Citizens Voice

HAZLETON — Valley West's Carson Canavan was a beast Friday night. The junior running back rushed for 251 yards on 29 carries and scored on a 42-yard ...



No Backpacks Allowed in Hazleton Area High School  PA home page

Starting today, a Luzerne County School District has banned backpacks at it's high school and all secondary schools. The ban is in response to the Florida High ...



Tiny Harris Is Taking A Stand On Viral Violent School Incident Video — T.I.’s Wife Says What ...  Celebrity Insider

Diva Tiny Harris is taking a stand and is calling for an investigation into a violent incident that took place in Hazle Township in Luzerne County,



Hazleton Area, MLB alum Russ Canzler excited to get started as Cougars baseball coach  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Fourteen years ago Russ Canzler graduated from Hazleton Area High School and began a journey in professional baseball.As a pro for 12 years…



Hazleton Area’s Damon Horton reigns as Times Leader Football Player of the Year  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Hazleton Area senior running back Damon Horton wasn't being recruited when the Wyoming Valley Conference football season began, something that ...



Luzerne County Students Set to Perform at White House  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A group of student musicians from Luzerne County will perform at the White House on Thursday. They are a part of a community ...



Penn State Hazleton names students of the month for fall  Penn State News

Penn State Hazleton has announced its students of the month for the fall 2018 semester. “We congratulate these three students on their hard work academically ...



GAME OF THE WEEK: Williamsport at Hazleton Area  Citizens Voice

CLASS 6A. (3) WILLIAMSPORT (5-5) at (2) HAZLETON AREA (5-5). When: 7, tonight. Tournament: District 2-4 Class 6A subregional playoffs. Up next: The ...



WVC girls basketball: Marissa Trivelpiece leads Hazleton Area past Berwick  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

HAZLE TWP. — This habit of getting big leads, then giving them away, is really starting to bug Hazleton Area.This time, Marissa Trivelpiece decided to do…



Williamsport @ Hazleton  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Williamsport has had a disappointing season thus far, but winning a District title would ease that pain....The Cougars have their own goal of District glory...



Hazleton Area school starts backpack ban - News  Citizens Voice

HAZLE TWP. — Rebecca Foose entered Hazleton Area High School with books for classes, books for her piano studio, with lunch, a water bottle and a ...



Car crashes into school bus in West Hazleton  Standard Speaker

A bus carrying Hazleton Area School District students was involved in a crash with a car Thursday afternoon on South Broad Street in West Hazleton. The car ...



H.S. Boys Basketball: Hazleton Area wins showdown against Nanticoke Area  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

HAZLE TWP. — At times the play was disjointed. At others a bit sloppy.But when crunch time arrived Thursday night, the new-look Hazleton Area Cougars…



HS FOOTBALL: Hazleton Area, Williamsport lock up in wild one  Citizens Voice

HAZLETON — Fans were treated to something special here Friday night. Hazleton Area and Williamsport went toe-to-toe for 48 minutes, lighting up the ...



Hazleton drops Coughlin for final time  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

WILKES-BARRE — Hazleton Area is finally clicking on all cylinders.The Cougars knocked off Coughlin 49-20 at Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium on Friday night.



Move to leave Hazleton Area gaining ground in Butler Twp.  Citizens Voice

BUTLER TWP. — At least 140 people have signed a petition to transfer the township's students to Crestwood School District, Dr. Victor Greco told township ...



WVC football: Dallas dominates Hazleton Area  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

DALLAS TWP. — Down 14 points late in the third quarter Friday night, Hazleton Area decided to try a run on a fourth-and-1 from its own 29-yard line.



WVC wrestling: Hazleton Area edges Dallas in key dual meet  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

DALLAS TWP. — Normally, the wrestling duals with division championship ramifications are held in late January as the regular season winds down.



Athlete of the Week: Damon Horton, Hazleton Area football  Citizens Voice

Hazleton Area's Damon Horton placed himself among the greatest performers in Wyoming Valley Conference history on Friday night. The senior running back ...



FOOTBALL: Hazleton Area's Sparky Wolk has grown into one of the top quarterbacks in the conference  Citizens Voice

Every once in a while over the course of his career at Hazleton Area, Sparky Wolk will pop in the tape of his first start during his freshman season. It was Week 3 ...



Hazleton Area and Holy Redeemer teams grab D2 doubles gold  Citizens Voice

KINGSTON — Tennis players from the Wyoming Valley Conference had a gold rush. Doubles teams from Hazleton Area and Holy Redeemer claimed ...



Track & field: Pittston Area sweeps Hazleton Area - Sports  Citizens Voice

At Pittston Area, Naseem Guillaume won both hurdles events and was part of Pittston Area's 4x100 and 4x400 relay victories in a 91-59 win over Hazleton Area ...



Cougars happy to be home - Sports  Citizens Voice

HAZLE TWP. — Christmas crooners insist there's no place like home for the holidays. For the Hazleton Area boys basketball team, there's no place like home ...



WVC SWIMMING ROUNDUP: Dallas, Hazleton Area set records, split meet  Citizens Voice

Led by a record-setting performance from the 400 freestyle relay team, the Hazleton Area boys swim team defeated Dallas 106-62 Tuesday to remain unbeaten ...



Hazleton Area grad Joey Baran selected by Brewers in MLB draft  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Left-hander Joey Baran became the latest in a long line of recent Hazleton Area grads to be taken in the MLB draft, heading to the Milwaukee Brewers in the ...



FIELD HOCKEY: Wyoming Seminary shuts out Hazleton Area  Citizens Voice

At Hazleton Area, Alex Wesneski scored a double hat trick, finishing with six goals in Wyoming Seminary's 8-0 win against the Cougars in WVC field hockey ...



PIAA BASKETBALL: Lincoln ends Hazleton Area's season in OT thriller  Citizens Voice

BETHLEHEM — Khalif Meares bounced the ball near midcourt, teasing Hazleton Area defenders as the packed house inside Joseph J. McIntyre Gymnasium ...



GOLF ROUNDUP: Pick shoot 1-under, Hazleton Area tops Crestwood  Citizens Voice

At Blue Ridge, Hazleton Area's Jordan Pick's 1-under-par 35 bested the field in a 164-174 Cougar win. Teammate Brady Antolick was close behind with a 39.



Man Charged After Shots Fired in Hazleton  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- A man is locked up after gunfire and a chase in Hazleton. Investigators say Christopher Irizarry shot at a vehicle and a building with people ...



Future Leaders of the Community  PAHomePage.com

(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Leaders of tomorrow came together today in Luzerne County to tackle the issues of today......it's all part of an effort to get young people ...



Lawsuit Against Dealers in Hazleton Automall  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Some of the dealerships at the Hazleton Automall have no cars to sell, and carmakers are suing the dealers claiming the auto mall's ...



Hazleton Cops Thwart Robbery, Searching for Suspect  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- Police are searching for a man they believe is behind a hold up in Hazleton. Police say the man pulled out a gun and demanded money ...



Students Learning About Agriculture in Hazleton  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- The Pennslyvania Farm Bureau's Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab will be at the Hazleton Elementary/Middle School this week.



PIAA Softball: Hazleton Area's softball season ends in state quarterfinals  Citizens Voice

ALLENTOWN — They hit early, scored often and never let their foot off the gas. And when all the diamond dust had cleared Thursday afternoon, the Neshaminy ...



Multicultural Day in Hazleton  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- One apartment complex in our area is working to bring its residents and community closer together. From the sidewalk, the gathering of folks ...



Magazine post alleges racial tension between Crestwood, Hazleton  Citizens Voice

Racial tension between Hazleton Area and Crestwood students is alleged in an Instagram post from National Geographic magazine. The Instagram post ...



Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Hazleton Area's Josh Samec  Citizens Voice

Josh Samec used to play street hockey. He really liked it, too. Samec played baseball for several years, as well, and even gave football a try. But everything from ...



Hazleton Area School Brawl caught on camera; Police look for information  PA home page

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) The fight erupted on Monday after school about two blocks away from the Hazleton Area High School, near ...



Driver Accused of Hitting Pedestrians in Hazleton Turns Himself In  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- A driver accused of hitting several pedestrians in Hazleton turned himself into police. Officer say Travis Flanagan assaulted a man at Laurel ...



After-School Mob Scene Troubles Neighbors near Hazleton Area High School  PA home page

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) The start of the new school year in one local neighborhood means one thing -- frustration for people who live ...



Christmas Tree Lighting in Hazleton  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- The Christmas season is well underway in Hazleton. People gathered on Church Street with hot cocoa in hand waiting for the tree lighting ...



PIAA BASKETBALL: Hazleton Area advances to quarterfinals - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — Hazleton Area players might have looked odd in borrowed Wilkes University uniforms on Wednesday night, but there was nothing unusual ...



New Hazleton Firefighters Sworn In  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- Five new firefighters are now protecting Hazleton. They were sworn in Thursday night at Good News Church on Laurel Street. "Our citizens in ...



Track and Field: Hazleton Area sweeps Valley West:  Citizens Voice

At Valley West, Joe Grula out-jumped the competition in the triple jump, long jump and high jump to lead Hazleton Area's boys to a 86-64 victory in Wyoming ...



I-Team: Brutal and Wild- Another HS Brawl in Hazleton  PA home page

HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) It's happened again. Yet another large fight involving students from the Hazleton Area School District-- and ...



Immigrant Miner Massacre Holds Lessons, Archaeologist Says | Pennsylvania News  U.S. News & World Report

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — By digging into facts about a massacre of immigrant coal miners more than a century ago in Lattimer, archaeologist Paul Shackel ...



Celebrating at Christkindlfest in Hazleton  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- A Christmas tradition is underway in Luzerne County. The Christkindlfest was held in Hazleton Sunday afternoon. The event is put on by ...



Royals deal Hazleton Area grad Biasi to Brewers  Citizens Voice

Sal Biasi began Tuesday in Lexington, Kentucky, as a relief pitcher for the Legends, the Kansas City Royals' A-ball team in the South Atlantic League. Before his ...



Basketball: Hazleton Area wins Class 6A crown - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — For Hazleton Area, the return to Mohegan Sun Arena proved worth the “wait.'' In gold. Leading from start to finish, the Cougars built a ...



PIAA SOFTBALL: Book, Treon propel Hazleton Area past Garnet Valley in Class 6A opener  Citizens Voice

EDWARDSVILLE — Erika Book spent the past five days agonizing over her last time in the pitching circle. Even though Hazleton Area's senior ace was the ...



Northwest Area High School Damaged by Flames  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Flames damaged a high school in Luzerne County. Fire crews were called to Northwest Area High School near Shickshinny around 3 ...



Cougars roll past Scranton - Sports  Citizens Voice

MOOSIC — Jacob Hunsinger scored touchdowns three different ways, Sparky Wolk threw for a pair of scores, and Hazleton Area snapped a two-game slide ...



Undercover Officers Raid House in Hazleton, Discover Illegal Nightclub  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- From the outside, the home at 155 North Laurel Steet in Hazleton looks like an ordinary residence, but police said it was operating as an ...



Armed Robbery Arrest in Hazleton  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- A man is facing armed robbery charges after a hold up in Hazleton. Police say Ervin Jimenez-Rodriguez, 18, robbed a man at gunpoint just ...



Roosters in the Post Office Lead to Hazleton Cockfighting Ring  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- Some noisy mail led to the discovery of a cockfighting ring in Luzerne County.



Wilk, Horton, Hunsinger picked All-State - Sports  Citizens Voice

Hazleton Area running back Damon Horton, along with teammate Jacob Hunsinger at wide receiver, were able to make a big impact on offense for the Cougars ...



School Schedule Change for Hazleton Area?  wnep.com

HAZLETON -- Budget shortfalls could cause some major changes in one Luzerne County school district. The Hazleton Area School District is struggling with a ...



WVC SWIMMING ROUNDUP: Blue Knights, Cougars split - Sports  Citizens Voice

At Wyoming Seminary, the Blue Knights and Hazleton Area split the two halves of the meet in a WVC swim meet on Thursday. The Hazleton Area boys won ...



WVC BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Shoats leads Royals past Rangers  Citizens Voice

At Holy Redeemer, the Royals broked open a tied game with a big second-quarter run, beating Northwest 65-47,. The win improved the Royals to 7-1, 3-0 in the ...



Man Accused of Raping Two Girls in Hazleton  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- A man has been arrested and charged with rape in Luzerne County. Florencio Juarez, 44, of West Hazleton is accused of sexually abusing ...



Behind the Badge: Enrollment Open for Citizens Police Academy  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

It's a way to go behind the badge. The Pennsylvania State Police is gearing up to host another Citizens Police Academy (CPA) in our area. Newswatch 16's ...



Could Hazleton's plan create segregated junior high schools?  Pocono Record

HAZLETON (TNS) —One of two plans for re-creating junior high schools in the Hazleton Area School District would merge four predominantly Hispanic schools ...



Police Chase Leads to Car Theft Charges in Luzerne County  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- A minor in Hazleton has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle following a police chase. According to police, the 17-year-old was spotted ...



New Tools for Hazleton Police  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

HAZLETON, Pa. -- The Hazleton Police Department is working to combat communication issues in the city. "Whether you're deaf, whether you speak a different ...



Hazleton Area Coach Dismissed For Inappropriate Behavior  wnep.com

HAZLE TOWNSHIP -- A volleyball coach and substitute teacher in the Hazleton area is the latest instructor to get in trouble for having inappropriate contact with ...



Hazleton Area struggles with busing issues - News  Citizens Voice

Hazleton Area School District officials have some homework to do after the first day of school. They need to find a way to get students to and from school.



Hazleton Area High School Class of 2016  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Hazleton Area High School Class of 2016 held its commencement ceremony Thursday, June 9, 2016.Members of the Class of 2016, Monica Abdelmalek…



Boys basketball: Hazleton Area edges Meyers - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — The zone defense was working and the shots were falling. Being the conference's team to beat, Hazleton Area had seen this type of ...



Football: Hazleton Area's Otero picks Maine - Sports  Citizens Voice

Through talent and a whole lot of hard work, Adrian Otero has earned numerous football awards during his high school career. Wednesday, he received the ...



2018 FIELD HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kelsey Reznick, Wyoming Seminary  Citizens Voice

There is value in versatility. One of Karen Klassner's main goals as head coach of Wyoming Seminary field hockey, in fact, is training her players to be ...



Big Changes Coming to Hazleton Area School District Next Year  wnep.com

HAZLE TOWNSHIP -- Emotions were high at the Hazleton Area School Board's special meeting as the board was set to make some big changes for the next ...



Hazleton Area School District Still Facing School Bus Transportation Issues  wnep.com

HAZLE TOWNSHIP -- As students left school Wednesday afternoon, parents in the Hazelton area were wondering what time their child will walk through the door ...



DISTRICT 2 GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hazleton Area reclaims D2-4 6A title  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Forget that the Scranton Knights overwhelmed Hazleton Area by 31 points in last year's title game here, and they had all three of their ...



WVC BASEBALL: Hazleton Area holds off Valley West  Citizens Voice

HAZLE TWP. — Don't look now, but there's a team surging in the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 baseball title chase. Alex Amentler snapped a ...



WVC Basketball: Hazleton Area rolls past Dallas - Sports  Citizens Voice

DALLAS — When it comes to size and athleticism, Dallas matches up quite favorably against boys basketball teams from the Wyoming Valley Conference.



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