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Women face harassment charges

Jul 26

WILKES-BARRE — A mother and daughter face harassment charges after the mother allegedly threw some of her daughter's belongings out a window and the two began fighting.

King's choir prepares for closing liturgies

Jul 26

Senior girls participating in the King's College Summer Choir Training Course rehearse on Friday under the direction of guest conductor David Briggs, a world-renowned concert organist, choral conductor and composer from Toronto, in preparation for the climactic...

Several Luzerne County commercial properties up for grabs in tax auction

Jul 26

Development linked to 'Kids for Cash' figures among those for sale
Luzerne County's next back-tax auction list includes a former Nanticoke bowling alley, a vacant retail building on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre and a commercial warehouse on state Route 315 in Plains Township.

Pittston Township fires police chief, doesn't give a reason

Jul 26

Supervisors vote 2-1 to relieve Robert Avvisato of duties
The Pittston Township Board of Supervisors fired police Chief Robert Avvisato without offering explanation or naming a replacement Friday.

Vision of Jewish community in Wyoming Valley drew new leader to area

Jul 26

Danny Goldberg is Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania's new executive director
WILKES-BARRE — He was drawn by the community's vision.And the opportunity to play a role in it.

Crestwood seeking committee remix at Career Center

Jul 26

PLAINS TWP. — For years, Crestwood School Board Member Gene Mancini has been the sole representative of his district on the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technology Center Joint Operating Committee — a group of 11 representatives from five districts that runs...

Khalifa and company light up the mountain

Jul 26

SCRANTON — Rap superstar Wiz Khalifa kicked off his “Under the Influence of Music” tour Thursday night at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, bringing with him a whole host of the hottest names in hip hop and a clutch of songs from his upcoming...

Lottery Numbers for Friday, July 25.

Jul 26

Midday Drawing:Daily Number: 0-2-4Big Four: 1-1-3-9Quinto: 7-4-5-7-6Treasure Hunt: 01-03-11-12-20Evening DrawingDaily Number: 1-1-3Big Four: 0-2-4Quinto:8-3-2-5-9

Prosecutors fight self-defense claim

Jul 25

WILKES-BARRE — Prosecutors asked the court not to allow accused killer Terrence Clarke to use a “stand your ground” self-defense claim for firing a handgun during a fight outside a Hazleton bar earlier this year.

Police: Mom throws daughter's things out window, both cited with harassment

Jul 25

WILKES-BARRE — A mother and daughter face harassment charges after the mother allegedly threw some of her daughter's belongings out a window and the two began fighting.

U.S. judge denies Spanier bid to halt criminal case in alleged Sandusky cover-up

Jul 25

HARRISBURG (AP) — A federal judge says she won't order a halt to the criminal case against former Penn State president Graham Spanier, who's accused of a criminal cover-up of complaints about Jerry Sandusky. 

US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

Jul 25

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.

Scam alert issued in Plains Township

Jul 25

PLAINS TWP. — The Plains Township Police Department has issued a scam warning to all residents. Police have received complaints of residents getting phone calls and the caller on the other end fabricates a story in reference to a family member being arrested and...

Single-car rollover resulted in no injuries, arrest for DUI

Jul 25

A single-car crash heading south on S. Pennsylvania Ave. resulted in a vehicle being rolled over. The vehicle took out a light pole, but the lone occupant of the vehicle was not injured. The driver, who was not identified, was detained on suspicion of DUI.

Eckley Miners Village to commemorate World War II era

Jul 25

Eckley Miners Village to commemorate World War II era
If World War II had not brought together both sets of their parents, Paul and Mary Lou Mehl of Shavertown might never have been born.

Single-lane closure on I-81 south due to crash

Jul 25

DUNMORE — Both lanes of Interstate 81 south have been reopened after crews cleared the scene of a crash that happened this morning.

The Wailers at Kirby Center in October

Jul 25

WILKES-BARRE — The Wailers, the band once headed by Bob Marley, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 10th at 8 p.m., playing their album “Legend” in its entirety, while also sprinkling in many other classics.

Average gas prices for July 25

Jul 25

The average gas prices remain unchanged across the board today.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following data for the average gas prices in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and nationwide:

Slight chance of rain, thunderstorms to stick around for the weekend

Jul 25

Today is shaping up to be the only day of this weekend without the chance for rain.

Forty Fort car show to highlight vintage European motors

Jul 25

Ed Ostrowsky said the 12th annual Vintage Motors Revival car show promises to be a cross between a car show and the PBS program “Downtown Abbey.”

JP Morgan Chase added as defendant in suit against McDonald's franchise

Jul 25

WILKES-BARRE — JP Morgan Chase & Co. and JP Morgan Chase Bank were added as defendants Thursday in a class-action lawsuit filed against a Clarks Summit McDonald's franchisee that alleges a fee-laced debit card was the only available option that the franchisee...

Lottery Numbers for Thursday, July 24.

Jul 25

Midday Drawing:Daily Number: 8-6-5Big Four: 5-4-2-9Quinto: 7-9-4-9-3Treasure Hunt: 10-15-20-21-25Evening DrawingDaily Number: 4-2-4Big Four: 9-7-4-0Quinto: 6-1-9-8-7

Receiving wrong type of blood kills Hazleton woman

Jul 25

Deborah Davis died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton on Jan. 26
The Luzerne County Coroner's Office confirmed Thursday that receiving the wrong type of blood during a transfusion killed a Hazleton woman in January.

Court briefs for Friday, July 25

Jul 25

Hazleton man sentencedfor cocaine distribution

Two Luzerne County companies played role in Jessica Simpson's wedding

Jul 25

WILKES-BARRE — Northeastern Pennsylvania pride and work ethic received notice on the other side of the country as two area companies worked in tandem to produce wedding invitations for Jessica Simpson's big day earlier this month.

Single-car crash on Route 29

Jul 25

JACKSON TWP. — A woman was taken to a hospital after her car went down an embankment off state Route 29 tonight.

Kids get lesson in wildlife at Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market

Jul 24

Area nonprofit shows off scentless skunk, baby opossum, flying squirrel
WILKES-BARRE — A scentless skunk, a baby opossum and a flying squirrel thrilled more than 100 kids at Thursday's Farmers Market.

Wolf talks manufacturing at Mountain Productions

Jul 24

Democratic candidate for governor says manufacturing key to Pa.'s future
WILKES-BARRE — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf said Thursday he believes a key to Pennsylvania's economic future is to boost manufacturing.

Wilkes-Barre man arrested in Osterhout Library attack

Jul 24

Leon Crosby arrested, held on $100,000 bail
WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a Wilkes-Barre man in connection with an alleged attack on an employee at the Osterhout Free Library on South Franklin Street Thursday afternoon.

Ex-Mountain Top man gets 45-95 years in Michigan sex assaults

Jul 24

David Zarn, 48, still faces Luzerne County charges
A former Mountain Top resident who still is facing sexual assault charges in Luzerne County will spend 45 to 95 years in a Michigan prison for sexually assaulting two girls in that state.

No Luzerne County home rule charter changes on November ballot

Jul 24

Council rejected proposed change to number of votes to reopen budget
Luzerne County Council has rejected a proposed home rule charter revision that would have been on the November ballot.

Court asked to fill vacancies on county Flood Protection Authority

Jul 24

WILKES-BARRE — The executive director of the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority has asked the court to fill vacancies on the authority.

Hazleton man sentenced for cocaine distribution

Jul 24

SCRANTON — A Hazleton man was sentenced to 46 months in prison on a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. U.S. District Judge Robert Mariani sentenced Juan Carlos Alvarez in federal court Wednesday.

Local fire company gets Homeland Security grant

Jul 24

LAFLIN — The Laflin Borough Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded a $20,634 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help purchase 10 sets of outer protective clothing, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, announced Tuesday.

New office suite to house parent-child therapy

Jul 24

TUNKHANNOCK — Children's Service Center will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony, open to the public, at noon on Aug. 4 at its Tunkhannock campus, 133 Tioga St., to mark the grand opening of an office suite that will provide a specialized therapy known as...

Yoga on River Common on Saturdays in summer

Jul 24

WILKES-BARRE — This summer, Melt Hot Yoga and Balance Yoga will once again team up to teach a free community yoga class on the River Common every Saturday until Labor Day. The free sessions are held at the Millennium Circle portal from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and are...
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