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Agents: Suspect in sex sting in Wilkes-Barre not US citizen

WILKES-BARRE — A man from the Philippines residing in Edwardsville was arrested Tuesday on charges he solicited sex from a 14-year-old boy who turned out to be an undercover agent with the state Attorney General’s office. Renchie Rojo Cainglet, 34, of Heisz Street, was arrested when he showed up to meet the boy in a […]

Comments - 8:53 pm

Pa. Fish and Boat Commission to move into ex-armory in West Pittston

WEST PITTSTON — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will be relocating its Sweet Valley office to the former Pennsylvania Army National Guard Center in West Pittston, officials have announced. The move is expected to be completed by late 2021, and the governor has released $1.2 million in funding to renovate the property at 1308 […]

Comments - 7:03 pm

Police Blotter

WB man accused in woman’s assault WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested Juan Rosario, 21, on charges he assaulted a woman outside his residence on West River Street on Sunday. Two witnesses saw Rosario punch a woman several times, knocking her unconscious and stomping on her cell phone at about 5:40 p.m., police say. Rosario then […]

Comments - 6:42 pm

Hanover hit-run suspect has history of traffic citations

The suspect in a weekend hit-and-run that seriously injured a 59-year-old man has a history of traffic vehicle violations going back at least 16 years, court records reviewed by the Times Leader show. Emiliano Hernandez, 46, turned himself in to Hanover Township police to face charges on Monday afternoon, nearly two days after he allegedly […]

Comments - 6:09 pm

Pepperjam exiting multi-channel marketing business

WILKES-BARRE — Tech company Pepperjam announced on Tuesday it will be exiting from multi-channel marketing. The Wilkes-Barre based company calls it the “final step” in a restructuring initiative that involved a 20 percent layoff in late March. The announcement came via a press release sent out by the company Tuesday. In it, Pepperjam announced they […]

Comments - 6:06 pm

Dunsmuir named 2018 recipient of Chamber’s ATHENA Award

HANOVER TWP. — When she got to the podium and composed herself, Kathy Dunsmuir accepted flowers, wiped away tears and spoke about her mother. Dunsmuir, the 2018 recipient of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Award, said she was honored and humbled to be chosen. “I lost my mom in September,” Dunsmuir said as […]

Comments - 5:05 pm

Times Leader Career Fair underway today at Genetti’s

WILKES-BARRE — Looking for work? The Times Leader Career Fair is underway until 5 p.m. today at the Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center at 77 E. Market St. downtown. Already, there has been a steady stream of interest for the event’s 40 vendors — some of whom, like financial services company Navient, […]

Comments - 11:36 am - updated: 11:38 am.

Cannabis cowboy: Pot dealer possible pusher in Plymouth window fall?

PLYMOUTH — A man dressed in cowboy clothes allegedly pushed a 48-year-old man out a second floor window of an apartment building on East Main Street last weekend, according to a search warrant affidavit. State police at Wyoming are investigating the incident as an attempted homicide after Alvey Zielinski was found unresponsive on the sidewalk […]

Comments - 11:04 am - updated: 4:29 pm.

Patient charged with vomiting on nurse

HAZLETON — A Hazle Township man was arraigned Tuesday on charges he intentionally vomited on a nurse in the emergency room at Lehigh Valley Hospital — Hazleton. City police said Ryan Michael Kerrick, 30, of West 17th Street, was in the emergency room as an overdose patient early Tuesday. Emergency room staff told police Kerrick […]

Comments - 10:34 am - updated: 7:11 pm.

Nurses at First Hospital, Moses Taylor to strike; hospitals say they’ll be staffed

Registered nurses at First Hospital in Kingston and Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton will hold a one-day strike Wednesday, union officials confirmed. Hospital leaders, meanwhile, insist that they will maintain staffing and provide uninterrupted care during the labor action. “The strike follows months of unproductive negotiations that have failed to yield fair union contracts that […]

Comments - 10:23 am - updated: 7:21 pm.

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