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McDonald-Nealon show cancelled at Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Anne Rodella, director of sales and marketing at the F.M. Kirby Center, announced that due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, the fall leg of the Norm MacDonald/Kevin Nealon tour, including the Kirby Center Oct. 24 date, has been cancelled. Rodella said refunds are available at point of purchase. Ticket holders can call the Kirby […]

Comments - 10:25 am

Wilkes-Barre Area Career Center hires John Quinn’s son full-time

PLAINS TWP. — Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Joint Operating Committee voted to bump the son of Joint Operating Committee Member John Quinn from long-term substitute to full-time teacher Tuesday night. The committee also set up a potential legal battle with Crestwood School District regarding the number of representatives Crestwood gets on the 11-member […]

Comments - 9:55 am - updated: 11:42 am.

Dress for Success to hold fundraising event at Mohegan Sun Pocono

WILKES-BARRE — Dress for Success Luzerne County will hold “A Celebration of our Hidden Gems,” event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, with proceeds providing financial support to the organization which provides career appropriate attire and job training and educational opportunities to disadvantaged women in Luzerne County. This fourth annual event is being held […]

Comments - 8:56 am

Celebrating the National Park Service’s birthday

SCRANTON — Steamtown National Historic Site will join with the more than 400 National Park Service unites to celebrate the 99th birthday of “America’s Best Idea” with an “Entrance Fee Free Day” on Aug. 25. The National Park Service was created by the Organic Act signed by Woodrow Wilson on Aug. 25, 1916. The entrance […]

Comments - 8:51 am - updated: 8:51 am.

Wilkes-Barre fire that displaced two families ruled accidental

WILKES-BARRE — A fire at 410-412 Scott Street on Monday was determined accidental after a thorough investigation by Wilkes-Barre City Fire Investigator Robert Suchoski. The cause of the fire was mainly due to overloaded electrical wiring components that resulted in overheating. A Wilkes Barre Fire Dept fire inspector looks for the cause from a fire […]

Comments - 8:45 am

Average gas prices for August 5

The regional, state, and national average gas prices continued to drop overnight. AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following data for today’s average gas prices: • Wilkes-Barre area gas average at $2.63 today, down a penny overnight and down 5 cents in the last week. Diesel at $2.97 today, unchanged overnight. • Pennsylvania gas average at $2.71 […]

Comments - 7:58 am

Sunny skies and temperatures near 80 degrees warm up the forecast

Aside from a slight chance of showers, a mostly sunny day with high near 80 degrees is expected. The National Weather Service indicated that it was 61 degrees as of 6:54 a.m. at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, with clear skies kicking off the morning. It looks to be mostly sunny today, with a high near […]

Comments - 7:46 am

Wilkes-Barre police report several arrests related to spice

WILKES-BARRE — City police reported a number of arrests related to the drug spice, also know as synthetic marijuana, on Monday and Tuesday. • Marvin Calk, 31, was taken into custody after police say he was found staggering across Public Square at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, nearly falling into the roadway. He was taken into […]

Comments - 11:49 pm - updated: 2:44 pm.

Agents raid Hazleton garage, calling it one of largest ecstasy warehouses in Pa.

HAZLETON — Law enforcement officials converged on a downtown garage Tuesday morning and dismantled what they called one of the largest ecstasy warehouses in the state. Agents with the state Office of Attorney General served a search warrant at 217 E. Spruce Alley, located behind Zenier’s Towing on the opposite side of the alley, between […]

Comments - 10:28 pm

Hospital security officer recognizes alleged kidnapper, victim

WILKES-BARRE — A review of surveillance recordings by Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital officials on Tuesday allegedly reveals an alleged kidnapper and his teenage victim, subjects of an Amber Alert, were inside the facility for 45 minutes on Friday. The time frame conflicts with a criminal complaint filed by Wilkes-Barre police alleging Walter Lewis, 21, […]

Comments - 9:45 pm

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