David Feherty struggled to get his life up to par

WILKES-BARRE — David Feherty nearly missed the cut on life, but the affable Irishman with a distinctive brogue remains in the field, bringing his witty charm and humor to golf audiences and non-golfers alike.Feherty will bring his show — “David Feherty Live Off Tour” — to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on June 4th.He has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and bi-polar disorder. He candidly talks about his life — t...

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Luzerne man arrested on vehicular homicide, other charges from January crash

SWOYERSVILLE — A Luzerne man was arraigned Monday morning in connection with a Jan. 3 crash that left one man dead.John Charles Payne, 55, of Luzerne, turned himself in and was arraigned on charges of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence, two counts of DUI and one summary charge each of reckless driving, careless driving and disregarding traffic lanes.Police allege that Payne was the driver of a pickup truck that crashed on Division Street in Pringl...

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Leo Glodzik arraigned on new federal charges

WILKES-BARRE — Former city towing contractor Leo Glodzik III hurried into a Chevrolet Escalade that drove him away minutes after he was arraigned Monday by a U.S. magistrate judge on more bank fraud charges and a new firearm offense.Glodzik, 43, politely responded saying, “Not guilty” to the separate indictments by a federal grand jury that were filed last week.Federal prosecutors said the new fraud charges are part of a continuing investigation involvi...

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West Pittston neighborhood gets toilet-papered by an airliner

WEST PITTSTON — A West Pittston family say they were pelted with waste believed to have been accidentally released from a lavatory of an airplane passing overhead early Monday morning.Several other properties were also affected, though less severely than the property at 221 Wyoming Ave.The neighborhood near the intersection of Routes 11 and 92 is filled with well kept properties and front porches seemingly perfect for spending time on a spring day. Monday’s i...

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Luzerne County Coroner’s Office looking to ID body found at former colliery

The Luzerne County Coroner’s Office and Hanover Township Police are seeking assistance with identification of a body discovered Sunday afternoon.The deceased male was discovered inside the entrance of an abandoned mine tunnel on the grounds of the Old Loomis Colliery, which is located off of the Sans Souci highway, the coroner’s office said.The man may have been in his 50s or 60s, officials said.Evidence at the scene indicated that the deceased had...

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Judge refuses to dismiss charges in Sherman Hills shootings

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County Judge David Lupas on Monday denied requests to dismiss charges against two men accused of severely injuring two girls in a shooting at the Sherman Hills apartment complex in August 2013.A trial for Trevor Whitaker, 27, of Brooklyn, New York, and Jamal Alford, 25, of Pittston, was due to begin this week. It was continued until June 8.Whitaker’s attorney, Mary Deady, and Alford’s attorney, Janan Tallo, sought to have charges ...

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City of Wilkes-Barre partners with Florida-based management company to enforce registry of blighted properties

WILKES-BARRE — City officials on Monday announced an agreement with a Florida-based management company to maintain a database of the city’s ballooning number of blighted properties. The database will also allow residents to submit locations of abandoned properties on the city’s website.The partnership comes at no cost to taxpayers, said Andrew LaFratte, municipal affairs manager.LaFratte said Community Champions, formed in 2008, will receive half of eve...

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The Beer Meister: German pilsner done right by Victory

Just east of Philadelphia, right off Route 202, lies the home of Victory Brewing Company. I heard quite a bit about Victory but wanted to know more before I tried one of their beers. So, in the search for beer knowledge, I went to their website www.victorybeer.com and this is what I found out.

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries opens today in Wilkes-Barre Township

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Five Guys Burgers and Fries opens today. The national chain opens today at 11 a.m. at 280 Mundy Street in Wilkes-Barre Township. Franchise owner, Ann Negvesky said a family and friends opening held this weekend received rave reviews from guests. ...

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Did you see this morning’s rainbow? Just the start of a potentially wet week

Break out the rain gear and keep it out — the Wyoming Valley could potentially see a combination of rain, thunderstorms and snow showers this week.But Monday morning’s big weather event seemed to be the massive rainbow that appeared over the Wyoming Valley for 20 minutes or more starting at about 8:15 a.m., generating a flurry of photos on social media.Alas, the rainbow will be followed by more rain.Rain will fall today, with thunderstorms also pos...

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