No decision on Wilkes-Barre garbage bid; talks continue with DPW union

WILKES-BARRE — Coming up on two months since the city received one bid for taking over its garbage service, no action is expected on the issue any time soon. “There’s a lot going on,” city Administrator Ted Wampole said Friday. A decision could be months away as Wilkes-Barre continues to do its due diligence and […]

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Retired West Hazleton police officer sues borough over pension problems

WEST HAZLETON — A retired West Hazleton officer has sued the borough and the police department’s pension fund, saying that part of his pension has not been covered. William Harris filed the suit Friday through lawyer Ricardson Todd Eagen of Harrisburg-based Welby Stolenberg Cimballa & Cook. The lawsuit says Harris was hired as a police […]

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Two arrested in ‘major’ heroin, fentanyl bust in Hazleton

HAZLETON — City police said they helped bust a major heroin and fentanyl manufacturing operation and arrested two people, including a man they referred to as a “drug kingpin.” Manuel Dejesus Luna-Bautista, 37, and Yamilka Hernandez-Sanchez, 36, both of Hazleton, were arrested at around 10 a.m. Friday. The arrests were part of a coordinated effort, […]

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Southeast Pa. men charged in Walmart robberies

Two Southeastern Pennsylvania men have been arrested in connection with a string of Walmart thefts and robberies across seven counties, from suburban Harrisburg to Wilkes-Barre Township, racking up nearly $53,000 worth of stolen goods. Jon Beverly, 28, of Philadelphia, and Maurkeece Foreman, 26, of Pottstown, each faces numerous felony and misdemeanor charges, the Montgomery County […]

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HBO’s movie on Paterno gets premiere date

NEW YORK (AP) — An HBO biopic starring Al Pacino as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will premiere April 7. HBO tweeted the premiere date Friday, along with a trailer to the film directed by Barry Levinson. HBO has said the film will focus on Paterno dealing with fallout from the child sex […]

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NJ prosecutors want Luzerne County inmate to testify at murder trial

WILKES-BARRE — A hearing is scheduled Monday before Luzerne County Judge Joseph Sklarosky Jr. on a petition to designate a county inmate as a material witness for a murder trial in New Jersey. Prosecutors in Mercer County, New Jersey, petitioned to have Errick Schanck, 32, of Wilkes-Barre, testify at the murder trial of Horace Gordon. […]

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Nanticoke man now facing trial for allegedly raping child

WILKES-BARRE — A district judge was compelled to accept hearsay testimony at a preliminary hearing for a Nanticoke man accused of sexually assaulting a girl for more than seven years. The judge then sent the case against Jason Buchanan to county court and left his $500,000 bail unchanged. Nanticoke police Capt. Det. Robert Lehman was […]

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Wilkes-Barre Township’s Jo-Ann Snyder wins Publishers Clearing House prize

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — It is said that a person’s life can change in an instant, and that certainly was the case Friday for Jo-Ann Snyder of Metcalf Street. Until about 2:30 p.m. Friday, life was normal for Jo-Ann and her husband, Michael, both 72. Then a knock came on their front door. In a split […]

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Boback announces intent to run for re-election

HARVEYS LAKE — State Rep. Karen Boback has announced her bid to run for re-election. “I am humbled by the overwhelming support I have received and continue to receive in my bid for re-election. It is an honor to have garnered the trust of so many of my constituents,” Boback said while making her announcement. […]

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Northwest votes to purchase more than 1,000 computers

UNION TWP. — The Northwest Area School Board approved over $292,000 in projects this week, the largest of which is for the purchase of 1,050 Dell Chromebook computers. The purchase is intended to make a computer available to every student in the district starting in the 2018-19 term. Besides the Chromebooks, the board also agreed […]

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