NEPA out (but not down) as Amazon narrows possible HQ2 sites to 20

WILKES-BARRE — Amazon reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to host HQ2, the company’s second headquarters in North America, and Thursday the corporate giant announced it had chosen 20 metropolitan areas to move to the next phase of the process — Northeastern Pennsylvania not being one. “Thank you to all 238 […]

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Northeast Sight Services marks 100 years with new name, resource center

EXETER — After a century of service to the vision impaired in the Wyoming Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania, the Association for the Blind has a new name. Northeast Sight Services, formerly the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association of the Blind, revealed a new logo and new resource center Thursday morning at its headquarters on Wyoming Avenue. “With […]

Comments - 12:00 pm - updated: 11:18 pm.

Deadline set for Robert Powell’s net worth calculation

An independent expert must calculate former attorney Robert Powell’s net worth in “Kids for Cash” litigation by Feb. 6, federal court records show. U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo set a deadline at the request of attorneys representing 1,800 parents and juveniles who sued Powell and others linked to a judicial corruption scandal in […]

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Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Hazleton, Nanticoke mull cooperation on blight

WILKES-BARRE — The mayors of three of Luzerne County’s four cities met Tuesday to discuss issues and possible partnerships to help ease some of the financial burdens each faces and ways to grow their communities. Mayor Tony George of Wilkes-Barre, Mayor Mike Lombardo of Pittston and Mayor Jeff Cusat of Hazleton met for more than […]

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House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the onetime close confidant to President Donald Trump, arrived early Tuesday for his interview before the House Intelligence Committee. His interview follows his spectacular fall from power after being quoted in a book that he sees the president’s son and others as engaging in “treasonous” behavior for taking a meeting […]

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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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On Martin Luther King Day, King’s College asks “Will anyone speak up?”

WILKES-BARRE — College students stood silent with mouths taped shut. Screens showed a stirring speech on speaking up. Shawn Walker passionately pushed for conversations on topics people too often fear to address: “Bullying, Immigration, Black Lives Matter — We’ve got a lot to talk about.” But it was the smallest person who stole the show […]

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MLK day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

Leaders of the Cherokee Nation marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by welcoming the descendants of slaves into their tribe after years of exclusion, while King’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where King preached passionately decried disparaging remarks President Donald J. Trump is said to have made about African countries. At gatherings […]

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Susquehanna River recedes after ice jam concern

WILKES-BARRE — The Susquehanna River began to recede overnight after cresting above 20 feet due to an ice jam just south of the Wilkes-Barre Railroad Connecting Bridge, also known as the Frog Bridge. What appears like Boulder Field at Hickory Run State Park, large chunks of ice cover the surface of the river shore-to-shore. The […]

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Stars and Stripes team hosts anti-bullying event at GAR

WILKES BARRE — “My life is torn apart. My life is torn to pieces,” sang Leasia Smith. Smith, a student at Hazleton Area High School, is part of Radio Kids, a local music group. She wrote and sang the song to raise awareness about bullying. “Bullying happens every day in everyone’s lives and it should […]

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