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Nescopeck gun show draws large crowd

NESCOPECK — An annual hunting and rifle gun show brought close to 1,000 gun enthusiasts of all ages out to the Nescopeck Municipal Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday for a chance to buy guns and other equipment and to enjoy time spent with other sportsmen. Bob Hettinger, president of the Nescopeck Hunting and Rifle Club, […]

Comments - 5:26 pm

Beyond the Byline: For clarity, look to those ‘60s TV shows

WILKES-BARRE — Have you ever wondered why Baby Boomers turned out to be such good human beings? You can research this all you want, but the answer — the real answer — is that we watched television. Yes, the same medium that is feared today — bastion of “fake news” and all that — TV […]

Comments - 5:05 pm

Gang member wanted in New York found and arrested in Hazleton

HAZLETON —An underage gang member who is wanted in New York on an attempted murder charge was found and arrested in Hazleton on Saturday morning, according to police. According to the police report: The New York City Police Department’s Queens South Gang Unit investigated a gang assault in March between the 17-year-old male, who is […]

Comments - 4:44 pm

Barletta remains optimistic about ‘pro-American immigration reform’

WILKES-BARRE — In a recent interview with Breitbart News, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta said he remains optimistic about Congress’s chance to pass pro-American immigration reform. “Well you know, for me this is one of the reasons that I am here in Washington right now,” Barletta told Breitbart News. “I have been fighting this issue back […]

Comments - 4:16 pm - updated: 4:31 pm.

Union contract for Wyoming Valley Levee workers slated for approval Tuesday

A new union contract with seven unionized Wyoming Valley Levee maintenance technicians is scheduled for adoption at Tuesday’s Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority meeting, according to authority Executive Director Christopher Belleman. This is the first union contract negotiated by the authority because the employees previously worked under a county collective bargaining agreement. Instead of reimbursing […]

Comments - 3:39 pm

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK’s legacy

ATLANTA — The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making. In the same week that he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated practically the entire […]

Comments - 3:05 pm

Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

HONOLULU (AP) — A push alert that warned of ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday was a mistake, state emergency officials said. The emergency alert, which was sent to cellphones shortly after 8 a.m, said in all caps, “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. […]

Comments - 2:53 pm

Some utility rates could go down after US corporate tax cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public utility regulators from Oklahoma to Massachusetts are considering lowering the rates that homeowners and businesses pay for electricity and natural gas after a federal tax overhaul signed into law by President Donald Trump reduced the corporate income tax rate by 14 percent. The tax overhaul that went into effect Jan. […]

Comments - 10:10 am

Hazleton police confiscate gun after report of shots fired

HAZLETON — City police confiscated a stolen firearm and a man is in custody after a report of shots being fired early Friday morning, according to a police report: According to the report: Officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the area of 7th Street and Emerald Court at 12:53 a.m. The […]

Comments - 12:48 am - updated: 12:53 am.

Poll: Many local college students feel country headed in wrong direction

WILKES-BARRE — A plurality of nearly 2,000 area college students feel the country is headed in the wrong direction. However, the students aren’t sure if the same applies to Pennsylvania — which may mean the respondents are less informed about state events than national news. All this comes from a recent poll conducted by The […]

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