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Hanover hit-run suspect has history of traffic citations

The suspect in a weekend hit-and-run that seriously injured a 59-year-old man has a history of traffic vehicle violations going back at least 16 years, court records reviewed by the Times Leader show. Emiliano Hernandez, 46, turned himself in to Hanover Township police to face charges on Monday afternoon, nearly two days after he allegedly […]

Comments - 6:09 pm

Pepperjam exiting multi-channel marketing business

WILKES-BARRE — Tech company Pepperjam announced on Tuesday it will be exiting from multi-channel marketing. The Wilkes-Barre based company calls it the “final step” in a restructuring initiative that involved a 20 percent layoff in late March. The announcement came via a press release sent out by the company Tuesday. In it, Pepperjam announced they […]

Comments - 6:06 pm

Dunsmuir named 2018 recipient of Chamber’s ATHENA Award

HANOVER TWP. — When she got to the podium and composed herself, Kathy Dunsmuir accepted flowers, wiped away tears and spoke about her mother. Dunsmuir, the 2018 recipient of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce ATHENA Award, said she was honored and humbled to be chosen. “I lost my mom in September,” Dunsmuir said as […]

Comments - 5:05 pm

Times Leader Career Fair underway today at Genetti’s

WILKES-BARRE — Looking for work? The Times Leader Career Fair is underway until 5 p.m. today at the Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center at 77 E. Market St. downtown. Already, there has been a steady stream of interest for the event’s 40 vendors — some of whom, like financial services company Navient, […]

Comments - 11:36 am - updated: 11:38 am.

Cannabis cowboy: Pot dealer possible pusher in Plymouth window fall?

PLYMOUTH — A man dressed in cowboy clothes allegedly pushed a 48-year-old man out a second floor window of an apartment building on East Main Street last weekend, according to a search warrant affidavit. State police at Wyoming are investigating the incident as an attempted homicide after Alvey Zielinski was found unresponsive on the sidewalk […]

Comments - 11:04 am - updated: 4:29 pm.

Patient charged with vomiting on nurse

HAZLETON — A man from Hazle Township was arraigned Tuesday on charges he intentionally vomited on a nurse in the emergency room at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton. City police said Ryan Michael Kerrick, 30, of West 17th Street, was in the emergency room as an overdose patient early Tuesday morning. Emergency room staff told police […]

Comments - 10:34 am - updated: 11:08 am.

Nurses at First Hospital, Moses Taylor to strike; hospitals say they’ll be staffed

Registered nurses at First Hospital in Kingston and Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton will hold a one-day strike on Wednesday, union officials confirmed. Hospital leaders, meanwhile, insist that they will maintain staffing and provide uninterrupted care during the labor action. “The strike follows months of unproductive negotiations that have failed to yield fair union contracts […]

Comments - 10:23 am - updated: 4:32 pm.

W-B man arrested in online undercover sex sting

WILKES-BARRE — A city man was arrested after he allegedly solicited sex on social media from someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl. Ryan Edward Brislin, 35, of Willow Street, was busted by agents with the state Office of Attorney General when he showed up Friday night in an area where he believed he was […]

Comments - 8:58 pm

Man turns himself in, charged in Hanover hit-run

HANOVER TWP. — A township man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that left another Hanover man seriously injured. Emiliano Hernandez, 44, turned himself in to police on Monday. He has been charged with a felony count of accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, and drivers required to be […]

Comments - 8:47 pm - updated: 11:18 am.

Wolf pushes to end gun-show exception to background checks

WILKES-BARRE — At a news conference Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf, joined by Acting State Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick, legislators and stakeholders, urged passage of commonsense gun safety legislation, including background checks on all gun purchases in Pennsylvania. “All of Pennsylvania’s citizens have the right to live happy, healthy lives free from fear about […]

Comments - 8:40 pm

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