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Police: Woman swore, resisted arrest at traffic stop

KINGSTON — A Pittston woman did not believe police had the right to ask for her identification during a traffic stop for driving a vehicle with an expired registration on Saturday, according to court papers. Police said they stopped Dominique V. Petel, 40, after a search of a Pontiac G6 she was operating on Grove […]

Comments - 8:23 pm - updated: 8:28 pm.

Martin hopes Brrrn will become the coolest concept in fitness

If you’re looking for a really, really cool workout, Brrrn is for you. Jimmy T. Martin, a native of Forty Fort, and his business partner, Johnny Adamic, will open their first workout center, appropriately named Brrrn. Martin, 33, says it’s a takeoff of the burn you get when working out and the usual reaction — […]

Comments - 7:43 pm

Police: Woman charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested Nayaka L. Ross, 28, on charges she forced her way inside a Blackman Street residence and assaulted her ex-girlfriend with a broken bottle on Friday. According to the criminal complaint: Police encountered four people fighting in the driveway of 125 Blackman St. at about 4:45 p.m. Friday. Nikyya Kornegay allegedly […]

Comments - 7:36 pm

Berwick man arrested after police chase

SUGARLOAF TWP. — A Berwick man was arrested Saturday after initiating a pursuit with township police that began on state Route 93 and ended on the other side of the Susquehanna River in Salem Township, according to police. Township police said they caught Mark A. Raper, 45, of Main Street, during a foot chase in […]

Comments - 7:34 pm

Report: Luzerne County teachers were on strike 127 days in 20 years

Luzerne County public school teacher unions have staged 13 strikes and walked the picket line for a total of 127 days since 1999, according to a new study. The good news: Only five of the county’s 11 districts have had strikes in that time. The Commonwealth Foundation, long critical of teacher union’s in Pennsylvania, collected […]

Comments - 7:26 pm - updated: 7:32 pm.

Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

HOUSTON (AP) — A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife Barbara. Jim McGrath says on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.” He says he was admitted to Houston Methodist […]

Comments - 7:15 pm

Judge to issue order on wrongful termination suit from convicted educator

WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County judge heard arguments Monday regarding a lawsuit launched by a former school administrator convicted of having a sexual affair with a student against the Wilkes-Barre Area School District and the union — even though the plaintiff and his lawyer didn’t show up. Stephen Stahl, former dean of students and wrestling […]

Comments - 5:43 pm - updated: 5:45 pm.

Clean-up of ice jam debris underway at River Common fishing pier

Crews descended on the River Common fishing pier Monday to remove downed trees and sediment left by this year’s Susquehanna River ice jam, but the repair of a toppled section of the pier wall will take more time, Luzerne County officials said. County Operational Services Division Head Edmund O’Neill said the large wall blocks, known […]

Comments - 5:32 pm - updated: 8:54 pm.

Waffle House suspect arrested near his apartment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The suspect in an attack that killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee was arrested Monday not far from his apartment, police said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks, in which a gunman clad only in a jacket used an […]

Comments - 3:24 pm - updated: 3:27 pm.

Police: Stabbing suspect blamed meth, spiders

PITTSTON — A Lehighton man arrested on charges he stabbed another man claimed he was under the influence of methamphetamine and spiders were all over him, according to court papers. City police said they found Kevin Michael Hegarty, 36, hiding under a trailer along North Main Street just after 6 a.m. Sunday. Police were searching […]

Comments - 2:57 pm - updated: 3:06 pm.

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