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Luzerne County Council debates use of remaining $2.1 million windfall

After getting caught up on an $8.6 million in employee pension fund subsidy, Luzerne County still has $2.1 million left from this year’s one-time revenue windfall. Two options for the money are up for council consideration: reduce the deficit or beef up the dwindling capital projects fund. During public discussion last week, county Councilman Stephen […]

Comments - 4:25 pm

Dallas American Legion holds annual Pearl Harbor breakfast

DALLAS TWP. — Thursday marked the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack marked the United States’ entry into World War II. But to Clarence Michael, an Army veteran who was attending the annual Pearl Harbor breakfast at the Dallas American Legion Post 672 on Saturday, it marked young Americans’ willingness […]

Comments - 6:15 pm

Car crashes into West Hazleton home

WEST HAZLETON — A car crashed into the corner of a home at 401-403 Broad St. in West Hazleton while snow was making roads slippery on Saturday afternoon. No one was injured in the wreck, police say. Officers were still on scene about 3:30 p.m. The vehicle involved was a Hyundai Sonata, and a neighbor […]

Comments - 5:31 pm - updated: 6:05 pm.

Crowd turns out for annual free movie at Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — By the time the doors opened at the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday afternoon, a line was formed that turned the corner down South Main Street. The occasion was the ninth annual free movie, hosted by the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn. Guests received free popcorn and drinks to enjoy during […]

Comments - 5:29 pm

Capitol Roundup: Some tips on how to avoid charity scams during the holidays

WILKES-BARRE — The holidays inspire selflessness and charitable giving in many individuals, but unscrupulous scam artists may view that generosity as an opportunity to line their own pockets. As part of Holiday Scam Protection Week, the Department of Banking and Securities is joining the Department of State to advise consumers to look out for signs […]

Comments - 4:56 pm

Beyond the Byline: A caroling we must go

WILKES-BARRE — So when was the last time you had carolers outside your door? I’ll bet it’s been a while — a long while at that. Caroling seems to have become a lost art. I can remember back in the day when carolers were everywhere — in courthouse rotundas, department store toy departments, bank lobbies, […]

Comments - 4:44 pm

More snow, freezing temperature expected to continue in NEPA

Northeastern Pennsylvania residents can start gearing up for snow and freezing temperatures. Snowfall already started Saturday morning and is expected to continue throughout the night. The National Weather Service reports snow freezing fog for Saturday’s forecast with a high of 28 for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. A 30 percent chance of snow is expected before 7 […]

Comments - 4:19 pm

More snow, freezing temperature expected to continue in NEPA

Northeastern Pennsylvania residents can start gearing up for snow and freezing temperatures. Snowfall already started Saturday morning and is expected to continue throughout the night. The National Weather Service reports snow freezing fog for Saturday’s forecast with a high of 28 for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. A 30 percent chance of snow is expected before 7 […]

Comments - 4:16 pm

Crestwood board’s leadership remains in place

WRIGHT TWP. — With the exception of three newly elected directors, the makeup of leadership on the Crestwood School Board will remain the same: Bill Jones will serve a second consecutive term as president; Joseph Kaminski is the vice president; and William Thomas is treasurer. They were elected unanimously Thursday night at the board’s annual […]

Comments - 11:09 pm

Plymouth firefighters lament reduction proposal as budget vote nears

PLYMOUTH — Part-time firefighter Josh Evans recently arrived at Goodwill Hose Company No. 2 late in the afternoon for his scheduled shift. Evans said he would be available at a moment’s notice to leave the fire house should a blaze break out within the borough. Evans said at $10 an hour, he wasn’t working as […]

Comments - 10:59 pm - updated: 11:01 pm.

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