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Preliminary hearing delayed for elderly NE man accused of murdering his wife

Louis Hartdegen, 75, of Castor Gardens, faces murder, indecent assault and abuse of a corpse charges. He also is charged with making a false report to authorities.A hearing scheduled for today has been delayed until Aug. 6.


Rhawnhurst couple charged in murder of a second son

Herbert and Catherine Schaible are charged with third-degree murder in the death of their 7-month-old son, Brandon. Prosecutors say the couple belongs to a faith-healing church and prayed over their son when he became ill instead of seeking medical attention for him.


Martelli, student-athletes shine at sports banquet

St. Hubert’s Claire Alminde was among the last student-athletes to be called to the podium to receive her award at the 28th annual Northeast Sports Awards banquet, but she seemed to speak for all the others when she stepped up to the microphone. 



Oldtimers honor 3 more local greats at luncheon

A former minor league baseball player, a rock ’n’ roll legend and a Hobo are the latest winners of the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.


Grow your own pizza garden

When most people think about planting a garden in the spring, they think about the fresh vegetables they will be eating all summer. While vegetables are packed with good nutrients, a garden provides many other benefits as well. This year, make planting and tending a garden a family affair, and everyone will harvest the benefits. 


Sore feet, big smiles

Harry Palumbo faced a lot of obstacles as he attempted to walk 66 miles in two days to raise money for the American Cancer Society.


Nazareth unveils military statue

Nazareth Academy High School’s military club  has unveiled its statue of St. Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of the military, police officers, paramedics and chivalry.


All in the family

Nancy Pokorny recalls her mom lobbying her on a career choice.


State and city lawmakers take aim at tax delinquents

Going after delinquent taxpayers was on the minds of lawmakers in Harrisburg and City Hall last week.