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Man who allegedly robbed several stores likely to plead guilty in February

WILKES-BARRE — A Wilkes-Barre man who told police he robbed a handful of area stores in order to fuel his drug addiction is expected to plead guilty at his next court date. This comes in pursuit of a deal worked out with the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office. Adam Migatulski, 30, had a preliminary hearing […]

Comments - 10:42 am

Parsons Lions Club donates tablet computer to Osterhout Free Library North Branch

WILKES-BARRE — The Parsons Lions Club has donated a tablet computer to the Osterhout Free Library North Branch for second- through sixth-grade students. It’s equipped with “After School Edge” software that covers subjects such as math, science, geography and reading. It’s also self-contained so it does not have to be connected to the Internet, said […]

Comments - 11:57 pm

Group updates Irem Temple plans; leader says ‘building’s demise exaggerated’

WILKES-BARRE — Those working on the Irem Temple Restoration Project had two pieces of news to share Monday. “Reports of the building’s demise are vastly exaggerated,” said ITRP Board Chair Christian Wielage. He also noted the renovation project can be completed at a total estimated cost of $10 million to $22 million. He said the […]

Comments - 11:38 pm - updated: 11:49 pm.

Misericordia, LCCC ink three deals in health science programs

DALLAS TWP. — In a third-floor room with a glass wall offering a sweeping view of a snow-dusted campus, Misericordia University President Thomas Botzman joined Luzerne County Community College President Tom Leary to sign three new deals allowing students to transfer credits between the schools. Botzman noted that brought the total of such agreements to […]

Comments - 10:54 pm

Jerusalem declaration not the end of peace, or the world, profs say

SCRANTON — Despite what many pundits are saying, President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is likely neither the end of Israeli-Palestinian peace hopes, nor the beginning of the end of the world, according to two University of Scranton professors who have studied the region extensively. “I don’t see it as a substantial […]

Comments - 9:46 pm

Luzerne County council member proposes funding increase for public libraries

Amid numerous proposed budget cuts, Luzerne County Councilwoman Kathy Dobash has suggested a $25,000 increase for public libraries next year. The county currently provides $875,000 for the library system annually. Past county officials had periodically discussed increases but kept the allocation flat, citing the county’s fiscal struggles. Reducing or eliminating discretionary funding for libraries and […]

Comments - 9:13 pm

There’s a new champ among pet names, and you probably couldn’t guess it

NEWTOWN SQUARE — Annual “Most Popular Name” lists most often focus on babies — but what about fur babies? Petplan pet insurance recently dug into its database of protected pets to see which names were most popular for new puppies and kittens in 2017 — and found one name’s reign of dominance ended after more […]

Comments - 7:25 pm

UPDATE: Missing WB boy found, returned to parents

UPDATE: Authorities say the boy was located by family and is back with his parents. WILKES-BARRE — City police are looking for a juvenile who ran away from home over the weekend. Police also say the boy has an existing medical condition which requires frequent attention. Syncire Nickens fled from his residence at some point […]

Comments - 4:53 pm - updated: 11:27 pm.

Road-rage suspect who allegedly fired on vehicle waives hearing

WILKES-BARRE — A man accused of shooting at another motorist during a road-rage incident on Interstate 81 in the Moosic/Avoca area earlier this month waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday. Andrew John Prebich Jr., 50, of York, appeared in Luzerne County Central Court on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats and […]

Comments - 4:42 pm - updated: 10:16 pm.

Woman allegedly offers bribe to Wilkes-Barre police officer

WILKES-BARRE — A handcuffed woman detained in a cruiser offered a city police officer $800 to set her free, according to charges. Police arrested Jessica Lynn Sensebach, 28, last known address of East Ridge Street, Nanticoke, after investigating a Luzerne County 911 call for assistance in the area of 5 McLean St. just after 4 […]

Comments - 12:57 pm - updated: 9:58 pm.

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