Plymouth man charged after Wilkes-Barre Twp. drug bust

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A Plymouth man awaiting sentencing on a drunken driving offense was arrested soon after he sold 400 bags of fentanyl heroin Tuesday night, police say. The arrest of Khayree Idrees Abdurruzzaq, 28, also known as “Murder,” was the third drug trafficking sting in the Highland Park Boulevard area within the last week. […]

Comments - 7:56 pm

NEPA students: Gun debate ‘a fight we are committed to win’

Hanover Area High School Principal Daniel Malloy stood at the edge of a man-made precipice: The gym bleachers had been partially retracted so the entire student body — close to 1,000 — could congregate on the floor. Malloy paced casually along the edge of the higher bleachers that remained expanded from the wall. “First of […]

Comments - 7:32 pm - updated: 10:15 pm.

Alleged meatball bandit sees several charges tossed

WILKES-BARRE — A Sugarloaf man accused of entering a garage and stealing a pot of meatballs he then scarfed down saw several charges dismissed by prosecutors Wednesday. Counts of burglary and theft against Leahman Glenn Robert Potter, 48, were withdrawn when he appeared for a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court. Potter waived the […]

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Toys R Us to sell or close all US stores

Toy store chain Toys R Us is planning to sell or close all 800 of its U.S. stores, affecting as many as 33,000 jobs as the company winds down its operations after six decades, according to a source familiar with the matter. Locally, it has locations on Kidder Street in Wilkes-Barre, in Scranton, and at […]

Comments - 6:47 pm - updated: 6:48 pm.

Resolution proposed for $2.9M disbursement from Luzerne County tax diversion program

A multiyear effort to recoup $2.9 million left from a Luzerne County tax diversion program may come to a head next week. On one side, the county, Wilkes-Barre Area School District and Wilkes-Barre Township are hammering out a joint proposal to split the remainder based on the percentage of real estate tax revenue each had […]

Comments - 6:03 pm - updated: 9:45 pm.

Police: Sans Souci driver thought she hit deer on night of fatal hit-run

HANOVER TWP. — A Newport Township woman believed she struck a deer or another animal on the Sans Souci Parkway when Jason Filip was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the Sans Souci Parkway last month, according to a search warrant affidavit. The woman, who has not been charged, also told police she had consumed […]

Comments - 4:21 pm - updated: 10:41 pm.

United Ways of Wyoming Valley and Berwick to merge

WILKES-BARRE — The Berwick Area United Way will officially merge with the United Way of Wyoming Valley with a few signatures on a document Thursday. Under the merger agreement, Berwick Area United Way will become a division of United Way of Wyoming Valley. Details of the merger will be released at that time. Bill Jones, […]

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Arena board to begin contract renewal talks with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The company running the Mohegan Sun Arena shouldn’t see any major changes at the local level due to its new owner, the arena’s general manager said Wednesday. County officials also said they will soon sit down with leaders of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins about renewing their contract to play at the site. Naming […]

Comments - 3:32 pm - updated: 9:31 pm.

Toohil, Miccarelli will attend PFA hearing

WILKES-BARRE — State Rep. Tarah Toohil and fellow Rep. Nick Miccarelli are both expected to be present for a protection from abuse hearing Thursday morning in Luzerne County Court, representatives for the lawmakers said Wednesday. Toohil, R-Butler Township, last week sought a PFA against Miccarelli, a former boyfriend. She claimed he threatened her with a […]

Comments - 2:22 pm - updated: 7:34 pm.

Deal finalized for sale of Clearbrook Manor to Florida-based Banyan

WILKES-BARRE — A long-discussed purchase of the Clearbrook Manor treatment center is complete, with the buyers saying all staff will keep their jobs under the deal. Florida-based Banyan Treatment Center has acquired Clearbrook, an inpatient detox and residential addiction treatment center in Laurel Run. Banyan’s deal to purchase Clearbrook’s properties on Northampton Street is worth […]

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