PennEast Pipeline gets federal OK, but some locals still not happy

A controversial pipeline that would carry natural gas from Luzerne County to New Jersey took a huge step forward recently by winning approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. But local opponents repeated their concerns about the project’s environmental and other impacts — including on drinking water. Meanwhile, the companies behind the PennEast Pipeline must […]

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Wilkes-Barre man charged with Kingston burglary, wanted in New Jersey

KINGSTON — A man from Wilkes-Barre wanted for burglaries in Kingston and Union County, New Jersey, was captured Monday. City police arrested Nestor Junior Crespo Echevarria, 20, last known address as Wyoming Street, on an arrest warrant by Kingston police charging him with burglary, criminal trespass and theft. Kingston police learned Echevarria was wanted by […]

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Wanna buy a used car? Turns out WIlkes-Barre’s a good place to shop

Wanna buy a used car? Turns out Wilkes-Barre is a pretty good place to shop, with prices $215 below the national average. That’s good enough to make it the fourth most affordable used car city in Pennsylvania, according to The site claims to have analyzed 307,000 listings in all 67 counties in December to […]

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GOP leaders want to take gerrymandering case to U.S. Supreme Court

HARRISBURG — Top Republican lawmakers Tuesday said they would ask the U.S. Supreme Court this week to step in and put a hold on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling that gerrymandering congressional districts is unconstitutional. The GOP leaders said Monday’s state court’s decision lacks clarity, precedent and respect for the constitution and would introduce chaos […]

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Police arrest woman with stolen handgun

HAZLETON — A woman was arraigned Tuesday on charges she threatened an ex-boyfriend with a firearm and was in possession of a stolen handgun. City police arrested Rosa Paredes Gutierrez, 51, when she walked away from a 2005 Toyota Corolla parked on Alter Street near Fourth Street Tuesday night. An arrest warrant was issued for […]

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Woman killed in Wyoming County crash

TUNKHANNOCK TWP. — A woman from Tunkhannock was killed as a result of a two-vehicle crash on state Route 6 near Phils Lane Tuesday morning. State police at Tunkhannock identified the woman as 60-year-old Karen Sands. State police said William Patrick Brady, 57, of Tunkhannock, was traveling east on Route 6 when he crossed into […]

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Traffic on Interstate 81 blocked up after 3-car crash

PLAINS TWP. — A three-car accident slowed traffic on Interstate 81 in Plains Township Tuesday morning. According to Plains Township Deputy Fire Chief Mark Ritsick, the initial calls on the scanner made the crash sound far worse than it ended up being. The crash was reported just after 10 a.m. Tuesday, occurring around mile marker […]

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Abington Heights is only area district to make new top 500 list

Abington Heights was the only regional school district to make a new top 500 national ranking of public school districts, and it was low on the list: number 470. No Luzerne County districts made the list, created by, the website for the National Council for Home Safety and Security. And if your thinking that […]

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Police: 1 dead, suspect held in Kentucky school shooting

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A suspect was taken into custody after one person was killed and others wounded Tuesday morning at a rural Kentucky high school. Gov. Matt Bevin ran out a side door at the Capitol, saying he was headed to the scene at Marshall County High School in southwest Kentucky, about 120 miles […]

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‘Office’ star Creed Bratton to perform music and comedy at F.M. Kirby Center

Announced today, the F.M. Kirby Center will welcome one of the stars of NBC’s “The Office” this spring for an evening of music and comedy. Creed Bratton — known for his popular character of the same name on the hit series that also starred Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski, among others — will […]

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