Wolf taking steps to expand who gets OT pay

HARRISBURG (AP) — Stymied by Republicans in his effort to pass a law raising the minimum wage, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is moving to boost pay in Pennsylvania through another means — by making hundreds of thousands of additional salaried employees eligible for overtime pay, administration officials say. Administration officials said their proposed regulation extending […]

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Nanticoke Police: Woman forced to perform oral sex in front of children

NANTICOKE — A Monroe County man was arraigned Tuesday on charges he forced a woman to perform oral sex on him while in front of children. Deon Hosmond Blair, 27, of Henryville, was arrested by Nanticoke officers while investigating a domestic dispute at the East Green Street residence just before 11 p.m. Monday. A witness […]

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Northeastern Pennsylvania could be headed for rough flu season

The number of verified flu cases in Northeastern Pennsylvania is growing every day and based on predictors from other continents such as Australia, experts are bracing for a storm of sickness. “We track other continents such as Australia very closely, and they had a very serious influenza season in their past winner and the vaccine […]

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Volunteers help Red Cross install smoke detectors in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day, volunteers from the Wyoming Valley gathered in the Hollenback Fire Station before heading out with the Red Cross to pass out free smoke alarms. The “Sound the Alarm. Save a Life” event, which is part of nationwide initiative that began in 2014, is aimed at fire prevention […]

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Anonymous survey part of Wilkes-Barre Police Department review

WILKES-BARRE — Just as the city police union conducted an anonymous survey to assess the morale of members under the leadership of Chief Marcella Lendacky, so too is the outside agency hired to recommend ways to improve working conditions in the department. The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association sent a 20-question survey to everyone in […]

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Red Cross, firefighters teaming for smoke-alarm project in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a national day of service — the Red Cross, firefighters and volunteers will be teaming to bolster fire safety in the city. They will take to the streets Monday to install free smoke alarms and provide instruction to residents. The program, called “Sound the […]

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Trump: ‘Dreamers’ program ‘probably dead’

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump said Sunday that a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children is “probably dead,” casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just days before a deadline on a government funding deal that Democrats have tied to immigration. At issue is the Deferred […]

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Katie Couric breaks silence on Matt Lauer: ‘I had no idea’

Katie Couric, who was Matt Lauer’s “Today” co-host for several years, broke her silence Saturday on sexual misconduct allegations against him. Couric told People magazine: “I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left.” She departed NBC in 2006 to anchor the “CBS Evening News” and has been criticized […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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