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Family Dollar robbery suspect asks to be freed because he may lose apartment

WILKES-BARRE — Jailed and unable to post bail on robbery charges, John Ricko Jr. asked to be released Wednesday because he may lose his apartment. But Ricko, 32, was told to “stay put” because he may face additional charges related to the aftermath of an alleged robbery at Family Dollar in Ashley earlier this month. […]

Comments - 2:51 pm - updated: 11:15 pm.

If you’re looking for art, stop by JAMS Art Collaboration Studio

WILKES-BARRE — In their regular jobs at Pepperjam, Alan McLaughlin and Jordan Semar are required to do whatever their clients want. By day, McLaughlin and Semar are graphic artists at Pepperjam, an Internet advertising agency. By night and in their spare time, McLaughlin and Semar are partners in JAMS Art Collaboration Studio, an art project […]

Comments - 1:35 pm

Police seek information on alleged wallet thief at Tunkhannock-area Walmart

EATON TWP. — State Police are looking for a woman who they say stole another woman’s wallet at a Walmart near Tunkhannock. The theft occurred just after 4 p.m. Dec. 1 after a young woman dropped her wallet on the floor after buying some things, troopers report. A short time later, police say a middle-aged […]

Comments - 12:30 pm - updated: 9:02 pm.

Give your body what it needs — kombucha

WILKES-BARRE — Natalie Lynn said she has always loved science and food, so her business — Natalie’s Craft Kombucha — combined both. Lynn, 30, of Elysburg, brews and sells her own brand of kombucha — a fermented beverage that starts with caffeinated black or green tea and sugar, which are ingested by a symbiotic colony […]

Comments - 10:25 am

You can ‘book’ a great gift at the Osterhout’s Pop-Up Shop

WILKES-BARRE — One of the most reliable Christmas gifts over the years as been a good book, and you can find plenty at the Friends of the Osterhout Library Holiday Pop-Up Shop. The Friends of the Osterhout Library is operating one of 12 local small businesses participating in the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Holiday Pop-Up Shop program […]

Comments - 10:18 am

Sample fine wines at Nawrocki Imports

WILKES-BARRE — While doing your holiday shopping, you might want to stop by Nawrocki Imports to sample something to take the edge off. Nawrocki Imports is an importer of fine wines from around the globe, and you can check them out at their location in the Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Midtown Village, just off of […]

Comments - 10:07 am

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Whipped Sweet Shoppe

HAZLETON — What would a day be without some sweets? And if you are in need of satisfying your craving for sweets, then the Whipped Sweet Shoppe is the place for you. Owner Audra Martin has been operating the business for a year and a half, with her main location in Hazleton and a temporary […]

Comments - 9:58 am

Luzerne County Council approves budget, rejects slot machines in truck stops

After nearly two months of review and debate, a Luzerne County Council majority voted Tuesday to approve a $138.4 million budget for 2018 with no tax hike. Council also voted against two other proposals that would have allowed slot machines in truck stops and placed a question on the May primary ballot asking voters if […]

Comments - 11:57 pm

Torch run marks first night of Hanukkah in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — For the 49th year, roughly 100 attendees gathered at the Jewish Community Center to welcome the first night of Hanukkah with a dinner and the Running of the Torch. Known as Mayrutz Halapid, the torch run is a long-time tradition that dates to Israel when young men would carry torches to light menorahs […]

Comments - 11:13 pm - updated: 11:13 pm.

Employers celebrate ‘Best Places to Work’ honors bestowed by TL readers

WILKES-BARRE — One might think of only businesses when it comes to ranking the best places to work, but don’t tell that to faculty members from Wyoming Area Catholic School in Exeter. “All of our opinions are taken into consideration and we feel as though we are heard and it’s like our school,” said Erin […]

Comments - 10:50 pm - updated: 11:38 pm.

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