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First Posted: 3/15/2015

Shooting victim found during traffic stop of speeding vehicle in WB

Police said they found a gunshot victim riding in a vehicle stopped for speeding early Sunday morning.

Police did not release the name of the victim, a 29-year-old man from Nanticoke. His injuries were not life threatening and he was treated and released from a local hospital, police said.

Police found the victim during a traffic stop at 2:37 a.m. on North Pennsylvania Avenue. He was a passenger in a speeding vehicle stopped by an officer on patrol. The victim was reportedly shot in the back of the neck in the area of Club Envy on South Main Street.

Police are investigating the shooting.

Drunk man demands to be arrested on 21st birthday

Brett Wanek, 21, of Dallas, was celebrating his 21st birthday and demanded to be arrested because police were arresting his friend, who took him out to celebrate.

Police on patrol said they saw him urinating on a sidewalk on East Northampton Street at 1:49 a.m. Friday, March 13.

Wanek, who police say had alcohol on his breath, slurred speech and a staggered gait, told them he had taken his friend Michael out for his 21st birthday and they were walking to a girls house, police said.

As the officer was speaking with Wanek, a second man approached the officer, saying he was Wanek’s friend and he wanted to know why Wanek was arrested.

The officer advised the second man to leave the area, and he allegedly refused to leave. The officer advised him a second time, and the man again refused to leave, police said.

The second man, who was identified as Michael Dominick Mulea, told the officer that it was his birthday and he was drinking with Wanek.

The officer advised Mulea to leave the area or he would be arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. Mulea then allegedly told the officer that it was his birthday, and he was drunk too, and wanted to be arrested with his friend, police said.

Both Mulea and Wanek were taken into custody, transported from the scene and cited with public drunkenness, police said.

Kingston police seek help identifying Turkey Hill robbery suspect

Borough police have released surveillance photos of a man they say robbed the Turkey Hill Minit Market on Rutter Avenue.

Police say the robber entered the store just before 5 a.m., displayed a knife and made off with an undetermined amount of money.

Anyone with information on the identity and/or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call the Kingston Municipal Police Department at 570-288-3674 or dial 911.

Chipotle Mexican Grill set for April opening

The sign is up — one step closer to the opening of the new Chipotle Mexican Grill off Mundy Street.

Danielle Winslow, public relations and marketing for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., confirmed the restaurant is planning an April opening.

As the opening date draws near, Winslow said the restaurant chain will hire 25 to 35 employees for positions ranging from servers to management. Online applications can be filled out at jobs.chipotle.com.

The former 5,000-square-foot building has been expanded to 12,000 square feet, allotting for four store fronts. It currently houses the Vitamin Shoppe, and there are plans for a Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

Truck crashes, spilling Twizzlers onto Pennsylvania highway

A tractor-trailer split open after hitting a barrier, spilling Twizzlers candy onto a western Pennsylvania highway.

State police say the truck crashed around 11:40 p.m. Wednesday near the Fayette City exit on Interstate 70 in Rostraver.

Hundreds of boxes and loose packages of the strawberry and licorice flavored twists covered the roadway.

Officials say fog may have contributed to the crash. No serious injuries were reported.

Rostraver is about 25 miles south of Pittsburgh.