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Latam's move comes little more than two weeks after another major Latin American airline, Avianca Holdings, filed for bankruptcy protection in New York.
Australia's second-largest carrier, Virgin Australia, sought bankruptcy in its home market last month. Latam's bankruptcy filing includes parent company Latam Airlines Group S. The company is not including its affiliates in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay in the turnaround effort. It says it is talking with the Brazilian government about how to proceed with its operations there.
Latam is South America's largest carrier by passenger traffic. It operated more than 1, flights a day and transported 74 million passengers last year. The airline had more than planes in its fleet and nearly 42, employees on its payroll, according to its more recent annual report. Its announcement Tuesday made no mention of the Atlanta-based airline.
I expect that legislation to be finalized and introduced shortly. Police: Loaded firearms found with intoxicated man January 15, Police said they found three loaded handguns and an unloaded handgun inside a Dodge truck occupied by Donald Joseph Scavone, 25, of Meeker Outlet Road. Scavone was arraigned Wednesday in Luzerne County Central Court on three counts of firearms not to be carried without a permit and two counts of driving under the influence.
He was released without bail. Police were patrolling in the area of Hillside Avenue and Cobblestone Lane when they spotted a Dodge truck parked off the side at about p. Police said Scavone reeked of an alcoholic beverage and had to lean against the truck to maintain his balance, the complaint says. Ammunition was also found under the passenger seat.
Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township. Under S. The House further amended the bill to include the appointment of a task force which will evaluate the state centers and provide recommendations to the Department of Human Services prior to the closure of one or more state centers.
John Yudichak, I-Swoyersville, thanked Rep. Michele Brooks, Sen. Scott Hutchinson, Sen. Lisa Baker and my other Senate colleagues to concur on the House amendment and send Senate Bill to the governor for his signature.
As amended by the House, the bill creates the Task Force on the Closure of State Facilities to analyze and manage the closure of any state center and prevents a closure of those centers for a minimum of five years. Legislators have a role in establishing, funding, and overseeing state institutions. That involvement does not suddenly terminate because a governor arbitrarily decides to pursue closure.
State Rep. The White Haven and Polk centers serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities — in the case of White Haven, many of whom have lived there for decades. White Haven also has employees. Arena authority approves budget, projects profit January 15, The grants would cover the cost of hiring the firm, Zingaretti said. The authority unanimously voted to retain its leadership for this year: Zingaretti, chairman; Cupinski, vice chairman; Tony Ryba, treasurer; and Tom Woods, secretary.
After adjourning the meeting the authority met in an executive session to discuss a personnel matter, Zingaretti said. WVW votes to keep tax hike within limit, but faces big shortfall in budget January 15, Calculations done by the business office showed the district would not qualify for either of two state-allowed exceptions to exceed the limit.
The stat annually sets a maximum tax hike for all districts. Districts can only exceed the limit, known as the Act 1 Index, by either getting voter approval in the spring primary via a referendum, or by getting exceptions allowed by the state for a limited number of reasons. Rodriguez, who worked as the business manager for years but has been offering free consulting services since retirement, said the district looked into applying for exceptions for rapidly rising special education costs or to cover escalating retirement contribution costs.
The board will have to find savings before the end of June, the legal deadline for passing a balanced budget. Near the end of the meeting, Board President Joe Mazur pointed to two agenda items that he said shows the budget problems the district faces.
Both orders came as a result of tax assessment appeals for the years of , and The meeting was run by association president Linda Joseph, who offered snacks and refreshments to the crowd of neighborhood residents before turning the meeting over Wilkes-Barre City Councilman Tony Brooks.
Wilkes-Barre Police Chief Joe Coffay and Community Policing Officer Kirk Merchel addressed the crowd for over an hour, answering questions and letting the people know where the police stand with major issues in Wilkes-Barre. In December of alone, according to Coffay, Wilkes-Barre police responded to almost 4, calls to service. Of those calls, about turned into actual cases on which police were able to follow up. Coffay also lauded the work of his Anti-Crime Unit for helping get drug and violent offenders off the streets.
Merchel focused primarily on the work police have done in responding to some of the minor crimes piling up around town. He also confirmed that the department would be expanding onto Twitter this year. Citizens cited roadways like Hazle and Blackman streets as places where motorists regularly push speed limits.
Duane Lindbuchler, a member of the residents association, felt the same way. Jury: man guilty of making threats while on parole for attempted homicide January 15, Andre Fuller, 29, was found convicted of two felony counts of making terroristic threats on Wednesday, after having been on trial before Luzerne County President Judge Michael T. Vough since the beginning of the week.
Fuller, who was on parole for the attempted homicide of then year-old William Uggiano, was arrested in September after Kingston police say a woman came to the police station to report the threats.
The woman, who is not identified by name in court records, told police she had previously been in a relationship with Fuller, and that Fuller had been making threats of violence against her and her current boyfriend.
The woman provided the text message thread between herself and Fuller, which implied that he could have people do harm to her boyfriend. Fuller also texted the woman, saying that her new boyfriend should change the color of his vehicle, because Fuller would be looking for it.
Court records show that, after jurors completed their deliberation Wednesday, Vough scheduled sentencing for March The sentence could be harsh, since the threats were made while Fuller was on parole for the attempted homicide of Uggiano. Fuller entered a guilty plea in that case in July Fuller was accused of firing seven shots at Uggiano, striking him in the head, shoulder, arm, hip, waist and buttocks.
Uggiano testified he had gone to the area of Wayne and South Grant streets to meet a woman who had invited him to smoke some marijuana. He said he waited about 10 minutes, then began to walk home when he turned around and saw Fuller with a gun. Lupas to spend between six and 12 years in state prison for that crime.
A post released Wednesday said that lead singer Tom DeLonge is battling an upper respiratory infection, forcing six shows to be rescheduled. The Kirby Center show is now set for Tuesday, May Snow expected to arrive this weekend January 15, As it stands right now, Saturday afternoon is expected to see a burst of snowfall possibly mixed in with some sleet, before giving way to mixed precipitation on Saturday night.
LaBounty says that the Luzerne County area could see up to 3 to 4 inches of snowfall on Saturday, with temperatures hovering in the mids before dropping below freezing on Saturday night. In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Thursday from 9 a. Gusts are expected to be consistently from 10 to 20 miles per hour, with some gusts reaching as high as 40 miles per hour.
Three local state senators then issued a terse statement, which included calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to reject the recommendation and keep the facility open.
The full report can be found here. Tom Wolf and the minority and majority leaders of both the House and Senate. That final report recommends the closure of the facility. State Sens. We vehemently disagree with the findings made in the report by the Department of Corrections to recommend the closure of SCI Retreat.
The Department of Corrections clearly gave less than a good faith effort during the hearing process, and we do not believe it was fair to the workers of SCI Retreat, their families or the communities of Luzerne County. Wolf to reject the findings made in this report and keep SCI Retreat open.
The DOC report was compiled after two public hearings were held to discuss the impact closing the facility would have on the host municipality and the region. The hearings were held as a requirement of Act The DOC report details why the department has decided to recommend closing the prison that houses more than 1, inmates and has full-time employees.
In the executive summary of the report, it is stated that the DOC continues to experience a significant decrease in the inmate population. As a result of that significant budget deficit and continued decrease in the inmate population, the DOC said it would be fiscally irresponsible not to consider a facility closure.
The report further states that SCI Retreat has significant physical plant and infrastructure concerns where renovation and upgrades are needed to preserve the operations of the facility. Specifically, a structural inspection of the access bridge over the Susquehanna River has recently identified structural deficiencies that are in need of immediate repair, the report states. The bridge was previously painted in The DOC is committed to paying a quarterly usage fee for a period of 5 years from the closure date.
The report states the ability to offer positions in Northeast Pennsylvania will minimize the economic impact to this area and potential negative impacts to families. On Dec. Tom Wolf announced that the decision on SCI Retreat would not come until sometime after the first of the year.
John Yudichak, I-Swoyersville, and representatives of Sen. After that meeting, Yudichak said a strong argument was made by the Shickshinny Sewer Authority, which expanded its facility to accommodate the prison.
He said if the prison closes, the authority would have to raise rates significantly, putting a severe financial burden on users. Yudichak also said Newport Township would face cutting its police department because of the loss of revenue.
We have an obligation to explore all of our options and protect our residents, their families and caregivers. The bridge leading to SCI-Retreat recently underwent an inspection around the same time the meeting was held. Regarding the announcement to close the facility, Mullery said there were no surprises contained in the DOC report or recommendations.
Mullery said he recently met privately with Gov. Wolf and discussed the impact of this proposed closure. Mullery said once the closure is finalized, the next step to be taken will be to focus on the displaced employees and ensure their transition to new facilities is expeditious and safe. Police: Illinois fugitive captured in UberEats car January 15, Robert Totra, 25, of Waterloo, Ill, was a passenger in a Subaru that was parked facing the wrong direction and impeded traffic in the block of Hazle Street.
Police said the female driver, Olivia C. Popov, 28, of Chicago, Ill, claimed she was an UberEats driver. Police spotted the parked Subaru with an out of state license plate parked the wrong way and impeding traffic at about 6 p. When Totra exited the vehicle, an officer observed him attempt to hide something under the front passenger seat.
Totra was arraigned Wednesday in Luzerne County Central Court on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and fugitive from justice. A preliminary hearing on the drug possession charge is scheduled Jan.
Weis Markets to host grand opening Thursday at new Dallas store January 15, The store will employ 32 full- and part-time associates and will be a full-service supermarket. It is opening in space formerly occupied by Thomas Foodtown, which Weis purchased in September A ceremony will be held Thursday, Jan.
Founded in , Weis Markets, Inc. West Pittston man charged with unlawful contact with girl January 15, Andrew Anthony Terek, 28, of Race Street, was arraigned Tuesday night on charges he had unlawful contact with the girl and sent her sexually explicit messages on social media.
The mother of the girl spoke with police on Nov. Police reviewed the messages including one from Terek asking the girl to meet him on tracks on Luzerne Avenue. Terek indicated in the message he wanted to give the girl a necklace as an apology for putting her into a stressful situation, the complaint says.
Police spotted Terek on the tracks and asked him why he was in the area. Terek responded he was on his way to a restaurant to pick up a menu but police said the eatery was closed at the time. After police briefly told Terek about why they wanted to question him, Terek went into a restroom and was overheard throwing up and gagging. When the interview resumed, Terek admitted to having sexual conversations with the girl and asking her to have sex.
She claimed Terek told her he was years-old. When they met on Oct. She admitted to sending four sexually explicit videos to Terek on Snapchat. Police said Terek in messages he sent the girl requested her to send him sexually explicit pictures and videos. Terek was arraigned by District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township on two counts of unlawful contact with a minor and one count each of corruption of minors and criminal use of communication facility.
Josue Valdez, 30, of Grant Street, had a blood-alcohol level of 0. The car veered into oncoming traffic and collided with an unmarked Ashley cruiser, injuring Patrolman Joshua Smith and Sgt. Joseph McGlynn, according to court records. Valdez failed a series of field sobriety tests at the scene. He was treated at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital where a blood test revealed his alcohol level.
Court records say Valdez pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license on Nov. Parking is available behind the school, and handicapped access to the hall is at the Blackman Street entrance. Meetings are open to everyone and refreshments will be provided. A former Penn State football player claims coach James Franklin retaliated against him after he reported a violent hazing incident in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Isaiah Humphries, who was recruited by Penn State but eventually left the program, is suing Franklin and ex-teammate Damion Barber. However, these players are not named as defendants. The players also allegedly made reference to former coach Jerry Sandusky, who is serving a lengthy jail sentence for sexually abusing boys involved in his charity. The suit, which was filed by Humphries through his attorneys Steven F.