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Swoyersville man jailed after alleged abduction, chase
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 07:53:20 -0800

A Swoyersville man is facing kidnapping and aggravated assault charges after allegedly forcing a woman and two children into a car and initiating a high-speed chase that spanned two counties.

Swoyersville man jailed after chase that ends on Turnpike in Carbon
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 08:29:02 -0800

A Swoyersville man is facing kidnapping and aggravated assault charges after allegedly forcing a woman and two children into a car and initiating a high-speed chase that spanned two counties.

Swoyersville man charged with kidnapping girlfriend, two children
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 09:17:48 -0800

EDWARDSVILLE — Angered over text messages, a Swoyersville man allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend and her two children leading police on a high speed pursuit that ended with a crash on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to charges filed.

Man jailed after chase, crash on turnpike
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 06:21:43 -0800

LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Kabril Williams-Keyes of Swoyersville was arrested after a high-speed chase that ended in Carbon County.

Abduction, chase ends in turnpike wreck
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 01:09:13 -0800

EDWARDSVILLE — Crashing into a guardrail along the Pennsylvania Turnpike at more than 100 mph might have been the best possible outcome for Edwardsville resident Ernestine Pearson and her two young children. A day after allegedly being kidnapped and threa

State Rep. Kaufer of Kingston to discuss property tax relief Friday in Wilkes-Barre Township
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:52:14 -0800

LUZERNE — Freshman state Rep. Aaron Kaufer is anxious to discuss his plan to move legislation forward aimed at eliminating real estate taxes.

Crash ends high-speed chase involving woman, 2 children
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 01:16:10 -0800

EDWARDSVILLE — Crashing into a guardrail along the Pennsylvania Turnpike at more than 100 mph might have been the best possible outcome for Edwardsville resident Ernestine Pearson and her two young children. A day after allegedly being kidnapped and threa

Hearing for accused kidnapper continued
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:53:08 -0800

EDWARDSVILLE — A preliminary hearing for a man who allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend and her two children and led police on a high-speed pursuit was continued on Wednesday.

Abduction of mother, children ends in high-speed chase, crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 07:35:23 -0800

A suspect accused of abducting a woman and her two small children was apprehended after leading police on a high-speed chase on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The chase ended when the suspect deliberately drove into a guide rail along the turnpike at more than 100 mph, telling his victim she would see her children in heaven. The chase began in Luzerne County around 2:30 p.m. Thursday when state ...

Year-in-Review Best sports moments of 2014
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:01:22 -0800

Welcome to 2015!It's time for the annual tradition of looking back at the year that was in local sports. So without further adieu, here are the top stories from 2014 as voted on by the staff at Times Leader sports department.1. Olympic fever:...