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Eagles fans show plenty of fight before start of game

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A fight broke out in a parking lot near the Philadelphia Eagles’ home stadium as police tried to disperse tailgating fans hours before the NFC Championship game. NJ.com reports a bloodied fan was taken into custody amid the chaos Sunday afternoon near Lincoln Financial Field . It was not immediately clear what […]

Comments - 8:30 pm

Pittston amusement center teams up with local nonprofit to collect baby items

PITTSTON — John Leach raised three children, so he knows how costly it can be. It was one of the reasons he decided to donate some baby clothes and a play house for Volunteers of America’s Caring Alternatives program. “This is a great cause,” Leach said. The program provides counseling to pregnant women, mothers and […]

Comments - 6:23 pm - updated: 6:29 pm.

Ceremony marks 59th anniversary of Knox Mine Disaster

JENKINS TWP. — Today marks the 59th anniversary of the day that the Susquehanna River broke through the ceiling of the Knox Mine, killing 12 men. An additional 69 miners were able to escape the mine as the river’s icy water rushed in. Dozens of area residents gathered Sunday in Port Griffith to remember those […]

Comments - 5:39 pm

Wilkes graduates more than 300

Wilkes University awarded 369 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees today when it holds its winter commencementceremony. The event will be at 1 p.m. in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, 274South Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre. The following are students from Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties who will receive their degrees […]

Comments - 4:17 pm

Police: Woman attempts to use counterfeit $100 bills in Hazleton

HAZLETON – Police are warning area business to utilize appropriate methods to verify any currency they receive is authentic after a woman attempted to use counterfeit $100 bills at two locations on Saturday, according to a press release. Police were unable to apprehend the individual and are investigating. Anyone with information about these incidents or […]

Comments - 1:51 pm - updated: 1:52 pm.

Luzerne County authority term limits proposed

Term limits for citizens serving on Luzerne County authorities and the county Community College Board of Trustees will be discussed at Tuesday’s county council meeting. Councilman Edward Brominski proposed limiting terms earlier this month when council filled 33 seats on county boards with a mix of newcomers and current members. Members of county municipal authorities […]

Comments - 10:12 am

Luzerne County restaurant inspections: Jan. 10 to 16

The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According to the agency: “any inspection is a ‘snapshot’ of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time […]

Comments - 12:14 am - updated: 12:16 am.

Family believes Phylicia Thomas’ remains are on Hunlock Township property

HUNLOCK TWP. — In the picturesque countryside of Hunlock Township along the gentle hills of Golf Course Road and Timber Lane, a dark and mysterious secret could lie. It is the strongest lead yet in the 14-year quest by Pauline Bailey to find out what happened to her daughter, Phylicia Thomas, the night of Feb. […]

Comments - 11:40 pm - updated: 3:41 pm.

Beyond the Byline: The search for truth

HUNLOCK TWP. — When you walk around the area off Golf Course Road and Timber Lane, an eerie feeling comes over you. This is the site where many people, especially Pauline Bailey, are certain that Phylicia Thomas was murdered, dismembered, burned and buried in February 2004. Phylicia is Pauline’s daughter — one of her seven […]

Comments - 10:29 pm

Police identify drivers and passengers in ambulance crash

LAFLIN — State Police have released the names of those involved in a head-on collision between a minivan and a Greater Pittston Regional ambulance Thursday night. A 2007 Toyota Sienna driven by Lawrence Vanburen-Morgan, 29, of Nanticoke, was traveling north on Route 315 when it traveled across the double-yellow line and into the path of […]

Comments - 8:51 pm

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