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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 […]

Comments - 6:59 pm

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. […]

Comments - 5:03 pm - updated: 5:06 pm.

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 […]

Comments - 3:55 pm

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 […]

Comments - 2:33 pm - updated: 1:00 am.

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. […]

Comments - 10:34 pm

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 […]

Comments - 9:41 pm

Luzerne County promotes voter registration in high schools

Luzerne County’s election bureau is distributing voter registration applications and informational fliers to all county high schools as part of a new initiative, county Manager C. David Pedri announced Thursday. Pedri commended county Election Director Marisa Crispell and her staff for the outreach, which will include school presentations by election staff upon request. “In light […]

Comments - 9:23 pm

Avoca man charged with threatening woman via Facebook

WEST PITTSTON — A man from Avoca was arraigned Thursday for terrorizing a woman on a social media site, warning he had her in the scope of his rifle, authorities say. West Pittston police allege Stephen J. Romanecz, 30, of Grove Street, sent the threat in a private message on Facebook a day after 17 […]

Comments - 9:15 pm

Lineup announced for Pittston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

PITTSTON — Pittston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee has announced its lineup for the March 3 parade that will begin at noon on South Main Street. The following organizations, groups, and companies will be participating: Lead Division • Pittston City Police Department • Marine Wing Support Squadron Det Alpha 472 • Knights of Columbus Council […]

Comments - 7:59 pm

Luzerne County authority officials say they still need veteran engineer as consultant

Prior Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority executive director Jim Brozena is still working as an authority consultant, but officials said his services are needed and largely reimbursed by outside government funding. The issue came up this week because the authority, which oversees the Wyoming Valley Levee, voted to extend its contract with Brozena Consulting Services […]

Comments - 7:37 pm - updated: 10:51 pm.

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