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Luzerne County issues warning of scam involving outstanding warrant claim

The Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department issued a public warning Wednesday about a scam now under investigation. People falsely claiming to be from the county sheriff’s department or county judiciary have contacted several county residents threatening that arrest warrants have been issued for missed jury duty, according to the county. The scammers said the warrants would […]

Comments - 12:19 pm

Luzerne County issues warning of scam involving outstanding warrant claim

The Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department issued a public warning Wednesday about a scam now under investigation. People falsely claiming to be from the county sheriff’s department or county judiciary have contacted several county residents threatening that arrest warrants have been issued for missed jury duty, according to the county. The scammers said the warrants would […]

Comments - 12:16 pm

Shapiro responds to report of PayPal data breach

HARRISBURG — PayPal has contacted the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection to alert it of a data breach impacting 1.6 million users in the United States and Canada. In response, Attorney General Josh Shapiro has requested more information from PayPal about the breach. The breach occurred on a platform PayPal acquired in […]

Comments - 10:26 am - updated: 10:29 am.

Boote Photography owner doing what she loves to do

WILKES-BARRE — Brittany Boote said she is new to the photography business, but she feels fortunate that she is able to do what she loves. “I’m fairly new to the business — I opened my studio seven months ago,” Boote said. “I like to interact with people and I think that it shows through my […]

Comments - 10:22 am

Police: College visitor planned pot brownies

PLAINS TWP. — State police arrested a man who claimed he was on his way to a local university to bake marijuana brownies, court papers say. Darius Tyree Aldridge, 21, was arraigned recently by District Judge Thomas Malloy in Wilkes-Barre on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a small […]

Comments - 10:07 am

The Bearded Ladies and The Transfurable Traveler

DALLAS — Owner Daniel Mimms says her company, The Bearded Ladies & Co., is a pet accessory company inspired by her miniature Schnauzer and a Kerry Blue Terrier that specializes in trendy dog gear. And Mimms is an inventor — she has a patent-pending for her invention, The Transfurable Traveler — a carrying case for […]

Comments - 8:53 am

Additional Luzerne County budget cuts proposed

A week after nixing a proposed Luzerne County tax hike, council members spent three hours in their final budget work session Tuesday discussing further cuts involving health care, non-union raises and other expenses. Council will vote on these suggested amendments Dec. 12 as part of the 2018 budget adoption. County Manager C. David Pedri’s proposed […]

Comments - 11:11 pm

Dallas Township awarded a $200K DCNR grant for park renovation

DALLAS TWP. — A $200,000 grant will fund phase one of the Dallas Township Park restoration, Supervisor Elizabeth Martin said Tuesday. The new grant will allow the project to move forward with plans to construct a nature-themed children’s playground, an amphitheater, a dry stream bed educational area, and a gravel parking lot with handicapped-accessible sidewalks […]

Comments - 11:03 pm

Students and Santa enjoy a special shopping day at Boscov’s

WILKES-BARRE — As Takira Atherton patiently waited in line to see Santa Claus, you could tell she was anxious, but well-prepared. Atherton, a fourth-grade special needs student in the life skills program at Greater Nanticoke, was one of many students brought to Boscov’s Tuesday for a visit with the jolly old elf himself and to […]

Comments - 10:50 pm

Duryea man gets 12-25 years for raping girl

WILKES-BARRE — Despite claims that he was a “model inmate,” a Duryea man was sentenced to spend at least 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a pre-teen girl. Christopher McCauley, 42, was also sentenced Tuesday on charges of unlawfully entering a school bus and threatening the driver. Luzerne County Judge Joseph F. […]

Comments - 10:39 pm

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