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Luzerne County property ownership map now live

The public now has access to a free online portal containing basic Luzerne County GIS/Mapping data, eliminating the need to visit the courthouse during office hours. Posted on the department’s page at www.luzernecounty.org, the public viewer shows boundary lines for the more than 165,000 properties in the county along with the owners and parcel identification […]

Comments - 7:28 pm

Heated debate continues over Luzerne County payroll-processing contract

A demonstration of the mobile app and other convenient features offered by human resources management company ADP didn’t sway Linda McClosky Houck during last week’s Luzerne County Council meeting. The administration is seeking a $101,000-a-year payroll outsourcing contract, saying it will free up budget/finance staff to concentrate on other work that maximizes their expertise, such […]

Comments - 10:31 pm

Slocum Township latest stop on Mullery’s district tour

SLOCUM TWP. — Paul Gallagher and Mooney Eckrote of Rinehimer Bus Lines had a lot to say to state Rep. Gerald Mullery when the legislator stopped by for a visit. Of particular importance to Rinehimer, Mullery said, is the system established by the state for hiring and training new bus drivers. “The process from date-of-hire […]

Comments - 11:09 am - updated: 6:48 pm.

Gilbert, George at odds on W-B police leadership

WILKES-BARRE — A resolution under consideration that calls for the resignations of the embattled police chief and a commander won’t resolve the leadership issues identified in an independent review of the department, Mayor Tony George said Friday. Chief Marcella Lendacky and Commander of Patrol Ron Foy remain in uniform, despite what Councilwoman Beth Gilbert plans […]

Comments - 5:52 pm - updated: 10:38 pm.

Ex-WB solicitor working at reduced rate to help fight for TIF funds

WILKES-BARRE — The city has hired a former solicitor at a discount rate of $150 an hour to represent it in its legal fight for funding to extend Coal Street. Attorney Bill Vinsko was chosen because of his familiarity with the project, said city Administrator Ted Wampole. “We would be foolish not to use him,” […]

Comments - 9:11 pm - updated: 9:12 pm.

Woman charged with leaving 20-month-old in vehicle

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a woman they say left her 20-month-old daughter unsupervised in a vehicle while she went inside a medical facility for blood work Thursday morning. Knessa Hope Nimmo, 33, of Andover Street, Wilkes-Barre, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment. Police said hospital security removed the […]

Comments - 2:41 pm - updated: 11:13 pm.

Federal judge strikes down anti-protest rules at Mohegan Sun Arena

SCRANTON — A federal judge has ruled in favor of an animal rights group, saying the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority and the Mohegan Sun Arena’s parent company do not have the right to block protesters from demonstrating outside the arena. The arena’s chairman says an appeal of the judge’s decision will be filed soon. […]

Comments - 6:05 pm - updated: 11:13 pm.

Pittston man arrested on sex assault charges: ‘it felt like watching a movie’

PITTSTON — City police arrested a 22-year-old man after a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her while she was sleeping. Nicholas Disbrow, 22, told police he had sex with the woman without her consent, saying it felt like watching a movie through his own eyes, according to arrest papers. Police said the alleged assault occurred […]

Comments - 10:53 am - updated: 9:33 pm.

Employment Expo brings employers face-to-face with job seekers

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Jared Weir says the internet only goes so far when you’re looking for a job. That’s why he was glad to attend the 2018 Employment Expo at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday. Weir, of Laceyville, is seeking a position in information technology and he was willing to expand his interest if […]

Comments - 10:58 pm

Hazle Twp. man sentenced to decades in prison for attempted homicide

WILKES-BARRE — A Hazle Township man who was found guilty in February of attempting to kill another man was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison Tuesday. For George Salata, 60, the lengthy prison term is likely equivalent to a life sentence. Salata was found guilty after a brief, two-day trial. He was accused […]

Comments - 4:35 pm - updated: 10:04 pm.

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