Case against alleged child rapist on hold pending competency hearing

WILKES-BARRE — It’s still unclear if a West Hazleton man who allegedly admitted to raping a 6-year-old boy will be deemed competent enough to even have a preliminary hearing. Sebastian Wardingo, 19, was in court for a competency hearing Wednesday, but the hearing was continued for the second time. Wardingo was arrested in June after […]

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Family Dollar robbery suspect asks to be freed because he may lose apartment

WILKES-BARRE — Jailed and unable to post bail on robbery charges, John Ricko Jr. asked to be released Wednesday because he may lose his apartment. But Ricko, 32, was told to “stay put” because he may face additional charges related to the aftermath of an alleged robbery at Family Dollar in Ashley earlier this month. […]

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If you’re looking for art, stop by JAMS Art Collaboration Studio

WILKES-BARRE — In their regular jobs at Pepperjam, Alan McLaughlin and Jordan Semar are required to do whatever their clients want. By day, McLaughlin and Semar are graphic artists at Pepperjam, an Internet advertising agency. By night and in their spare time, McLaughlin and Semar are partners in JAMS Art Collaboration Studio, an art project […]

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Police seek information on alleged wallet thief at Tunkhannock-area Walmart

EATON TWP. — State Police are looking for a woman who they say stole another woman’s wallet at a Walmart near Tunkhannock. The theft occurred just after 4 p.m. Dec. 1 after a young woman dropped her wallet on the floor after buying some things, troopers report. A short time later, police say a middle-aged […]

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Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues

NEW YORK — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the 2018 class announced Wednesday. […]

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Give your body what it needs — kombucha

WILKES-BARRE — Natalie Lynn said she has always loved science and food, so her business — Natalie’s Craft Kombucha — combined both. Lynn, 30, of Elysburg, brews and sells her own brand of kombucha — a fermented beverage that starts with caffeinated black or green tea and sugar, which are ingested by a symbiotic colony […]

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You can ‘book’ a great gift at the Osterhout’s Pop-Up Shop

WILKES-BARRE — One of the most reliable Christmas gifts over the years as been a good book, and you can find plenty at the Friends of the Osterhout Library Holiday Pop-Up Shop. The Friends of the Osterhout Library is operating one of 12 local small businesses participating in the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Holiday Pop-Up Shop program […]

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Sample fine wines at Nawrocki Imports

WILKES-BARRE — While doing your holiday shopping, you might want to stop by Nawrocki Imports to sample something to take the edge off. Nawrocki Imports is an importer of fine wines from around the globe, and you can check them out at their location in the Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Midtown Village, just off of […]

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Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump’s fiery tweet

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she’d begged him for campaign contributions and would “do anything” for them. Gillibrand, who’s up for re-election next year and is considered a possible presidential contender in 2020, […]

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Satisfy your sweet tooth at Whipped Sweet Shoppe

HAZLETON — What would a day be without some sweets? And if you are in need of satisfying your craving for sweets, then the Whipped Sweet Shoppe is the place for you. Owner Audra Martin has been operating the business for a year and a half, with her main location in Hazleton and a temporary […]

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