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Report: Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 payment to porn star

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn star to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in The Wall Street Journal. Trump met Stephanie Clifford, whose goes by the name Stormy Daniels in films, at a golf event […]

Comments - 4:52 pm - updated: 4:57 pm.

Barletta announces Senate campaign team

WILKES-BARRE — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta has announced his U.S. Senate campaign team — four months before the May 15 primary. “I am excited to announce this experienced team of professionals who have a track record of winning tough races in Pennsylvania and across the country,” Barletta said. The Republican lawmaker from Hazleton hopes to […]

Comments - 11:05 am - updated: 11:48 am.

Disney stars delight pediatric patients

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Pediatric patients from John Heinz Rehabilitation Hospital were in for a surprise Thursday morning as Anna and Elsa from the Disney on Ice tour stopped by to meet some of their youngest fans. The event was brought to the hospital in conjunction with the ongoing show at Mohegan Sun Arena. The arena […]

Comments - 11:20 pm

Powerball ticket worth $250,000 sold in Luzerne County

A winning Powerball ticket worth $250,000 for Wednesday night’s drawing was sold in Luzerne County. The ticket matched four of the five white balls drawn, 07-24-33-49-50, and the red Powerball, 04, and was sold at the Turkey Hill Minit Mart, 1370 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. The store earns a $500 bonus for selling the ticket. […]

Comments - 10:23 am

Bear Creek Township fire destroys home

BEAR CREEK TWP. — A fire gutted a township home Wednesday morning and killed several pets. Firefighters received a call for a blaze at 25 Velma Lane at approximately 9:30 a.m. Fire Chief John Krumsky described the resident of the home as an older woman and said she was the only person inside at the […]

Comments - 11:19 pm

Man accused of threatening trooper in Butler Twp. traffic stop

WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County public defender representing a man accused of fighting with state troopers told a judge his client did not retaliate against a judicial official. But Assistant District Attorney Angela Sperrazza alleged Giovanni Hernandez, 35, threatened to go to a trooper’s private residence, and that warranted the charge. Hernandez made two appearances […]

Comments - 1:16 pm - updated: 9:24 pm.

Hanover Area limits tax hike, prepares to refinance bonds

HANOVER TWP. — The Hanover Area School Board voted Tuesday to keep any property tax hike for 2018-19 within a state-set limit, and Board Member Vic Kopko announced two old bonds will be refinanced to free up about $1.2 million for this year’s budget. Before Tuesday’s monthly meeting, the board briefly showed off a revamped […]

Comments - 8:55 pm

Nanticoke man charged with fleeing police on newly constructed highway

HANOVER TWP. — Township police arrested Darek A. Eichhorn, 19, of Nanticoke, on charges he attempted to elude police during a pursuit when he was spotted on a newly constructed highway not open to the public on Sunday. Police allege Eichhorn was traveling in a construction zone that is prohibited to public traffic near state […]

Comments - 11:55 am

W-B Area settles on Plains Twp. high school site, limits tax increase

The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board voted Monday night to make an approximately 80-acre site in Plains Township the home for a new high school, authorizing a new appraisal for the property and launching negotiations with the owner toward purchasing the area, known as the Pagnotti site. The board also voted to limit any property tax […]

Comments - 9:52 pm

Trucksville home destroyed by fire

KINGSTON TWP. — A fire destroyed a house on Mount Olivet Road early Monday morning. Firefighters throughout the Back Mountain responded to 413 Mt. Olivet Rd. at about 1 a.m. Flames engulfed the entire structure within minutes. One person residing at the house escaped without injury. About eight hours later, firefighters returned to the house […]

Comments - 7:10 pm

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