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Police: Shots fired into a Wilkes-Barre residence early Friday morning

WILKES-BARRE — Shots were fired into a residence with several people inside, according to police. Officers responded to a residence on East Northampton Street at 1:53 a.m. Friday for a report of multiple gunshots fired into a the residence. A total of four people, including an infant, were in the house at the time of […]

Comments - 5:34 am

Police: Man unsatisfied with surgery threatened Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

WILKES-BARRE — A former patient of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital made threats after claiming he was not satisfied with a surgical procedure he received, according to police. Gregory Fessler, 60, of Dallas, is facing charges of making terroristic threats stemming from the incident. Police said officers were dispatched to the hospital on North River Street at […]

Comments - 8:41 am

Police: Men were shooting blank rounds with AR-15 style rifle

WILKES-BARRE — Two men are facing charges after they were allegedly found shooting blank rounds with a firearm. Officers responded to a report of two men discharging a rifle in the backyard of a residence on South Hancock Street at 11:37 p.m. Tuesday. Officers arrived and encountered Jeffery William Powell, 24, and Zachary George Litras, […]

Comments - 1:03 pm

Police: Suspects kidnapped man, robbed him of cash

WILKES-BARRE — A man was kidnapped at gunpoint and robbed of cash, according to police. The victim, a 28-year-old male, reported to police at 1:39 a.m. Sunday that he exited the Crown Fried Chicken on South Main Street with a friend. As he walked toward his vehicle, police said suspects approached him with pistols brandished. […]

Comments - 12:25 pm

Wilkes-Barre man accused of selling heroin

WILKES-BARRE — A city man faces felony drug-dealing charges after police used an informant to purchase heroin from him, court records show. Jose De Los Santos-Hidalgo, 25, of Wilkes-Barre, is accused of selling heroin in 2015 and 2016. According to a criminal complaint: Officers met with an informant on Aug. 24, 2015, who wanted to […]

Comments - 8:30 pm

Wilkes-Barre Police: Teen shot man in face, robbed him of cash

WILKES-BARRE — A teenager shot a man in the face after robbing him of $500 in cash inside a car earlier this month, according to police. Idris Khairi, 17, of Jones Street, knew the man he robbed because he got rides from him several times previously, officers report. Khairi also knew the victim, Enarking Salazar-Torres, […]

Comments - 11:33 am - updated: 9:50 pm.

Sunny skies, chance of rain expected into the midweek

Mostly sunny skies are expected in the Wyoming Valley for beginning of the new week, but there will also be a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny skies are expected today, along with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Less than a tenth of an inch of total rainfall […]

Comments - 7:25 am

Police: woman placed in custody for endangering children after car chase

WILKES-BARRE — A woman was charged with endangering the welfare of her children after police say she chased an ex-boyfriend through Wilkes-Barre Saturday. Police say the ex-boyfriend, who made the call to police, said Regina Lawton, 30, of Edwardsville, was chasing him in a vehicle around 6:14 p.m. Saturday throughout the city. The vehicles were […]

Comments - 2:01 pm

Pair charged after alleged indecent exposure in Kirby Park

WILKES-BARRE — A man and a woman were charged with indecent exposure after allegedly performing a series of sex acts in Kirby Park Thursday. Police say that, around 7:43 p.m. Thursday, they located a pair of individuals in Kirby Park, with the female performing oral sex on the male. The pair were identified as Jacqueline […]

Comments - 12:29 pm - updated: 9:59 am.

Dallas Middle School students move to high school due to faulty fire alarm

DALLAS — Dallas School District parents and students can now add another disruption to the long list of them from this school year. More than 500 students from the Dallas Middle School will report to the high school Monday due to a faulty fire alarm at their building. It’s the latest inconvenience in a school […]

Comments - 10:56 am - updated: 8:40 pm.

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