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September 2013

Judge rules in favor of PPL line

ALLENTOWN, PA — PPL Electric Utilities called a federal judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging federal permits for the Susquehanna-Roseland power line “the right decision for millions of people throughout the mid-Atlantic region who will have more reliable electric service because of this project.”  Read more

Monticello man arrested for heroin

Monticello police arrested Maceo Jones, 43, of Monticello, on August 29. Jones was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and violation trespass.  Read more

Accused shooter asked for police interview to be dismissed

Lawyers for a man accused of staging his wife’s death have asked that an interview conducted by police that lasted several hours not be shown to the jury. At a pretrial hearing on August 28, lawyers William Peters and Robert Buttner said police violated their client’s constitutional rights because, during the interview, the 72-year-old Robert Jufer was never read his Miranda Rights and was never told he was free to leave should he choose to do so.  Read more

STAR exemption registration

ALBANY, NY — Some 2.6 million homeowners in New York State receive the Basic STAR property tax exemption to help reduce the cost of school property taxes, and the average benefit per household is $700.  Read more

Lumberland Fire Department gets two-year contract

Firefighters got a new contract on August 28, but Lumberland Fire Department President Ann Schulte Steimle said that the first she’d heard its details was upon Supervisor Nadia Rajsz reading the document earlier that evening.  Read more

Officer tackle suspect in Pizza Hut parking lot

Monticello police arrested Matthew Vola (38) of Brooklyn on Wednesday 8/28/13. Vola was charged with misdemeanors for criminal contempt in the 2nd degree, assault in the 3rd degree, resisting arrest and violation of harassment in the 2nd degree.  Read more