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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, […]

Comments - 10:07 am

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 […]

Comments - 9:58 am

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in […]

Comments - 9:07 am

Luzerne County Council approves budget, rejects slot machines in truck stops

After nearly two months of review and debate, a Luzerne County Council majority voted Tuesday to approve a $138.4 million budget for 2018 with no tax hike. Council also voted against two other proposals that would have allowed slot machines in truck stops and placed a question on the May primary ballot asking voters if […]

Comments - 11:57 pm

Torch run marks first night of Hanukkah in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — For the 49th year, roughly 100 attendees gathered at the Jewish Community Center to welcome the first night of Hanukkah with a dinner and the Running of the Torch. Known as Mayrutz Halapid, the torch run is a long-time tradition that dates to Israel when young men would carry torches to light menorahs […]

Comments - 11:13 pm - updated: 11:13 pm.

Employers celebrate ‘Best Places to Work’ honors bestowed by TL readers

WILKES-BARRE — One might think of only businesses when it comes to ranking the best places to work, but don’t tell that to faculty members from Wyoming Area Catholic School in Exeter. “All of our opinions are taken into consideration and we feel as though we are heard and it’s like our school,” said Erin […]

Comments - 10:50 pm - updated: 11:38 pm.

Contract negotiations on for next week with Wilkes-Barre unions

WILKES-BARRE — With another round of negotiations set for next week, city Administrator Ted Wampole is hoping for progress on new contracts with two unions. Representatives from the city, Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 1310 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 401 are scheduled to meet Dec. 18. “I’d like to think […]

Comments - 10:26 pm

Local stage legend recalled as ‘larger than life’

SWOYERSVILLE — He played Ben Franklin in “1776,” Van Helsing in “Dracula,” Horace Vandergelder in “Hello, Dolly,” Don Quixote in “Man of La Mancha” and — so many times — Tevye the dairy man in “Fiddler on the Roof.” “Always larger than life, on stage and off,” said Bernadine Vojtko, of Wyoming, remembering her long-time […]

Comments - 9:57 pm

Ex-Lackawanna commissioner’s latest appeal rejected; will stay behind bars

HARRISBURG — With a federal judge rejecting his latest appeal this week, a former Lackawanna County commissioner will remain behind bars. Robert Cordaro filed an appeal based on a 2016 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, “McDonnell v. United States,” a case against former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell concerning the definition of certain terms […]

Comments - 9:49 pm

WB man charged with disarming officer now headed to county court

WILKES-BARRE — A city man accused of disarming an officer during a violent struggle that caused a good Samaritan to assist waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Luzerne County Central Court on Tuesday. Dennis Lavar Hall, 39, of North Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, will now face in county court charges of aggravated assault, disarming […]

Comments - 9:41 pm

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