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Gilbert: Law enforcement agencies notified Wilkes-Barre police chief altered reports

WILKES-BARRE — Outside law enforcement agencies have been asked to look into findings raised in a review of the city police department that outgoing Chief Marcella Lendacky modified reports to less serious crimes to cast the administration in a more favorable light. Wilkes-Barre city Councilwoman Beth Gilbert on Monday said the matter was referred for […]

Comments - 8:24 pm - updated: 9:39 pm.

Allegiant Air under fire after ‘60 Minutes’ safety report

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The low-cost carrier Allegiant Air is under fire following a “60 Minutes” investigation that is raising significant safety concerns. Investigators with the news program found that between Jan. 1, 2016 and October 2017, the Las Vegas airline experienced more than 100 serious mechanical incidents, including aborted takeoffs, rapid descents, flight control […]

Comments - 8:26 am - updated: 9:56 am.

Six months after Vegas shootings, Aldean wins entertainer of the year

Jason Aldean paid tribute to the victims of the massive shooting at a country music festival during his acceptance speech after being named entertainer of the year at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards. “It’s been a rough year,” Aldean said during the ceremony in Las Vegas, thanking those “that showed us love and support […]

Comments - 11:19 pm

Luzerne County Restaurant Inspections: April 5 to 10

The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According to the agency: “any inspection is a ‘snapshot’ of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time […]

Comments - 5:34 pm - updated: 5:39 pm.

Perfect day to pick up ideas at Home & Garden Show

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Saturday’s abundant sunshine and summerlike temperatures had many folks thinking about indoor and outdoor improvement projects. So, what better place to visit than the 17th Annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Home & Garden Show? Event organizer Megan Walker, of Show Technology Productions, said some people visited to get ideas, buy materials and complete projects […]

Comments - 9:13 pm - updated: 11:30 pm.

Analysis: Trump abandons go-it-alone instincts to marshal allies in Syria

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump abandoned his instincts as an impulsive and go-it-alone president in Syria, deliberating at length with his military commanders and working closely with U.S. allies in Europe to confront President Bashar al-Assad for an alleged chemical weapons attack. Before unleashing airstrikes with the U.K. and France on Friday night, Trump spent days […]

Comments - 1:33 am

Luzerne County Prison medical and mental health provider steps up inmate monitoring

As Luzerne County officials explore a possible vendor change, the prison’s medical and mental health provider has negotiated a contract extension that beefs up monitoring of inmates, including the addition of video cameras in cells, county documents say. The administration is publicly seeking proposals from other prison medical/mental health providers but is recommending a one-year […]

Comments - 9:22 pm - updated: 11:08 pm.

Plains woman to face trial for allegedly lying about rapes

WILKES-BARRE — This time, the proceeding was more civil, with just a few verbal taunts. Christine Cromer, 37, of Plains Township, returned to court Friday for the continuation of her preliminary hearing on charges she falsely accused two state troopers of raping her outside the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino in November 2016. In the end, […]

Comments - 2:31 pm - updated: 10:11 pm.

Official calls for resignation of Wilkes-Barre Police brass in report’s wake

WILKES-BARRE — Councilwoman Beth Gilbert renewed her call to oust two top police officials Thursday in the wake of a critical review, and she vowed to seek support for their resignations. Gilbert held off in her formal request for Police Chief Marcella Lendacky and Commander of Operations Ron Foy to step down until the full […]

Comments - 10:32 pm

Suspect in attempted Rite Aid robbery arraigned

NANTICOKE — A Kingston man caught by Delaware State Police days after Nanticoke police alleged he attempted to rob a pharmacy and assaulted a customer in November was arraigned Thursday. City police allege Ryan Stanley Romanoskey, 25, attempted to rob the Rite Aid Pharmacy on East Main Street on Nov. 3, but fled when a […]

Comments - 2:02 pm - updated: 11:18 pm.

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