Areas of minor traffic congestion dowtown; free-flowing highways

Commuters could encounter some areas of traffic congestion in the downtown area, but there is free-flowing traffic on all area highways this morning. Free-flowing traffic is reported on Interstates 81 and 476 as well as on Routes 315 and 115. Near the Wyoming Valley Mall, isolated areas of minor congestion are reported on Kidder, Mundy […]

Comments - 10:17 am - updated: 10:35 am.

Gunfire in Wilkes-Barre’s northend, house struck by round

WILKES-BARRE — City police investigating gunfire in the area of Scott and Pine streets discovered a house was struck by a round early Thursday morning. Police said they responded to the area at about 1:15 a.m. for gunshots. Witnesses told police a silver sedan was stopped at a traffic signal when a passenger stuck his […]

Comments - 9:44 am

Suspect caught on camera stealing from Walmart

State police at Tunkhannock released a surveillance picture of a man they say had stolen items from Walmart near Tunkhannock on Sunday. Submitted photo State police at Tunkhannock released a surveillance picture of a man they say had stolen items from Walmart near Tunkhannock on Sunday. Submitted photo EATON TWP. — State police at Tunkhannock […]

Comments - 8:35 am

Man wanted for attempted murder in Harrisburg captured in Luzerne County

Frias-Ovalles HAZLETON — A man wanted for attempted murder in Harrisburg was captured today in Hazleton. U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Euscebio Frias-Ovalles, 55, on charges of criminal attempt – homicide and other related offenses. Earlier today, Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers arrested Frias-Ovalles in the 500 block of West […]

Comments - 4:05 pm

Police arrest man up pole in Party City parking lot

WILKES-BARE TWP. — Police took two people into custody Tuesday when they responded to a report of a man banging his head off a pole in a retail store parking lot. Township police arrived in the parking lot of Party City at Wilkes-Barre Township Commons just after 2:30 p.m., observed Donald Taylor, 53, of Wilkes-Barre […]

Comments - 10:40 pm

Police: Man says Larksville cops beat him up after he’s subdued by K-9

K-9 Officer Josh Evans and Una LARKSVILLE — Police used a K-9 Monday to subdue several suspects, one of whom police say banged his head off a police car, allegedly suggesting he would claim that police were beating him. Borough police received a report on Monday at about 8:30 p.m. that three males and one […]

Comments - 10:15 pm

Victoria’s Secret bra bandits caught on video

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Police obtained surveillance video of two female suspects allegedly stealing 25 bras from Victoria’s Secret inside the Wyoming Valley Mall on April 21. The bras were valued at $1,281. The suspects seemed to be removing the bras from a display case with no employees present in the area. The video can be […]

Comments - 10:52 pm

Police: Intoxicated woman assaults person, takes child into the night

WILKES-BARRE — A woman is facing reckless endangerment charges after police say she assaulted someone while intoxicated on Friday night. Police say that Jessica Brew, 25, was manifestly intoxicated shortly after midnight on Friday when she allegedly assault someone in the 700 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue. Police then say she took her 4-year-old child […]

Comments - 10:25 am

Police charge several with public intoxication in Wilkes-Barre

Several men face public drunkenness charges in unrelated incidents from last week and over the weekend. Police reported the following: • Police said they encountered Mark Heath, 39, of Edwardsville, at South Main Plaza at approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday. Police allege that Heath was highly intoxicated, and that a search resulted in the discovery […]

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Wilkes-Barre police blotter

The Wilkes-Barre Police Department reported the following: • Police reported on Sunday copper piping had been taken from a vacant house on Blackman Street in the last three months. • Police reported that at 9:30 a.m. Friday, someone entered the High Street Deli through the rear door and stole a television, tobacco products and cash. […]

Comments - 9:04 am

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