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Crestwood recognizes departing school board director

WRIGHT TWP. — On a night when the Crestwood School Board took time to salute the longevity of Director Eric Aigeldinger, the board also announced it is considering the purchase of more real estate near the secondary campus. It was stated the board has entered into negotiations for the possible purchase of 3 acres at […]

Comments - 6:53 pm - updated: 8:29 pm.

Fired Wilkes-Barre officer hired in Larksville

LARKSVILLE — The Larksville Police Department has announced that former Wilkes-Barre officer Daniel Duffy will be joining its force as a part-timer. Duffy was fired in October by Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George as part of an ongoing dispute between the police union and city administration. The union has already started the grievance process to get […]

Comments - 5:53 pm - updated: 8:24 pm.

Police: New Jersey homicide suspect arrested in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — A fugitive wanted in New Jersey for homicide was arrested in the city Wednesday, police report. Officers responded to the 100 block of Westminster Street at 8:35 a.m. to check on an elderly male. During the call, they said they encountered Curtis Benthall, 49. It was subsequently determined that Benthall was wanted in […]

Comments - 5:36 pm - updated: 5:39 pm.

Update on Loughnane case: State Supreme Court rules truck illegally seized

WILKES-BARRE — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that that the state’s constitution requires police officers to obtain a search warrant or have exigent circumstances before seizing a vehicle from a residential driveway. Attorney Peter Paul Olszewski, on behalf of his client, Daniel Loughnane, scored the victory in the state’s highest court — a […]

Comments - 5:24 pm

Loughnane case: State Supreme Court rules truck illegally seized

WILKES-BARRE — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that that the state’s constitution requires police officers to obtain a search warrant or have exigent circumstances before seizing a vehicle from a residential driveway. Attorney Peter Paul Olszewski, on behalf of his client, Daniel Loughnane, scored the victory in the state’s highest court — a victory […]

Comments - 4:40 pm

Loughnane case: State Supreme Court rules truck illegally seized

WILKES-BARRE — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that that the state’s constitution requires police officers to obtain a search warrant or have exigent circumstances before seizing a vehicle from a residential driveway. Attorney Peter Paul Olszewski, on behalf of his client, Daniel Loughnane, scored the victory in the state’s highest court — a victory […]

Comments - 4:37 pm

It’s that time again: Salvation Army launches local Red Kettle drive

WILKES-BARRE — What started in 1891 as a way to make sure the needy in San Francisco had a holiday meal has turned into a global effort by the Salvation Army that helps millions of people around the world during the holidays. The group’s Red Kettle fundraiser kicked off in the Wyoming Valley on Wednesday […]

Comments - 4:20 pm

Wilkes-Barre mayor’s health insurance goes up; cost for others drops

WILKES-BARRE — While the cost of medical insurance decreases for most employees next year in the revised $49.4 million balanced budget proposed by Mayor Tony George, his plan is among those that cost more. The budget, which still has to be approved by city council before year’s end, contains a $27,909 expense for medical insurance […]

Comments - 4:10 pm

Luzerne County Children and Youth still struggling to fill caseworker vacancies

The number of vacant Luzerne County Children and Youth positions has decreased from 59 last year to a current 26, but attracting caseworkers remains a challenge, agency Director Joanne Van Saun told council during her budget presentation this week. Twenty of the 26 vacancies are caseworker jobs, Van Saun said. The agency has struggled with […]

Comments - 4:08 pm

On your mark, get set, shop: Some stores pulling all-nighters

WILKES-BARRE — Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season, with many big-box stores opening earlier than ever this year on the holiday and staying open until the wee hours of Friday. Meanwhile, stores such as JCPenney will open as early as 2 p.m. Thursday and will not close until Friday night. Other retailers, […]

Comments - 3:36 pm

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