Danville man charged with impersonating police officer in Berwick

A man from Danville was captured by U.S. Marshals on charges he impersonated a police officer when he allegedly entered a residence in Berwick on March 8. U.S. Marshal Martin Pane in a news release stated Joshua Depew, 36, was arrested at a business in Danville on Thursday. Berwick police obtained an arrest warrant alleging […]

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WB teen reported missing

WILKES-BARRE — City police are seeking assistance in locating Sticy Torres, 15, who was reported missing from her North Grant Street residence on Thursday. Torres is described as a Hispanic female, about 5 feet 2 inches tall and 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was possibly wearing a black sweat suit and […]

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Pittston Mass marks 25th anniversary of blaze that killed two firefighters

PITTSTON — It was a night for remembering as first responders as well as dozens of friends and family gathered to celebrate the lives of Leonard Insalaco II and John F. Lombardo. The two firefighters — Insalaco, of West Pittston, and Lombardo, of Pittston — were tragically killed while battling a blaze in the business […]

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Beyond the Byline: Living in fear

WILKES-BARRE — This is a story about fear. As everyone gathered Thursday morning at the Luzerne County Courthouse for the protection from abuse hearing involving two state legislators, one thing was obvious from start to finish — fear. “Fear” is defined as “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, […]

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Faced with deficit, Crestwood plans to furlough teachers

WRIGHT TWP. — Faced with a preliminary 2018-19 budget deficit of $2.7 million, the Crestwood School Board announced plans Thursday night to furlough 13 personnel, 11 of whom are teachers while the other two include a teacher’s aide and a guidance counselor. Superintendent Joseph Gorham announced the board’s decision while at the same time disclosing […]

Comments - 11:18 pm - updated: 12:23 am.

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD employees shooting for million dollar prize

WILKES-BARRE — Berkshire Hathaway GUARD employees hope to cash in on their NCAA bracket picks. But it won’t be easy, if not impossible. Berkshire Hathaway’s biggest of bosses, billionaire Warren Buffet, has promised to give any employee $1 million a year for life if they correctly pick the winners of the first 48 NCAA men’s […]

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Signature makes it official: Berwick United Way merges with Wyoming Valley agency

WILKES-BARRE — With the stroke of a pen, it’s (mostly) official: the United Ways of Wyoming Valley and Berwick Area will be merging. Bill Jones, president and CEO of the United Way of Wyoming Valley, said the plan had been in the works since September. The Berwick Area United Way approved the merger Monday, and […]

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Man charged in fatal OD files to block certain evidence from trial

WILKES-BARRE — A Wilkes-Barre man who was one of the first people in Luzerne County to be charged with drug delivery resulting in death filed Thursday to block certain evidence and testimony from his upcoming trial. The filing also gave some insight into his defense strategy. Eric Scott Malia, 33, was charged last April with […]

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Red Cross celebrates local heroes

PLAINS TWP. — They’ve pulled people out of burning houses and cars stuck on highways. One spent three days searching for a lost dog in the dead of winter. Another, at just 11 years old, stopped a car after the driver had a fatal heart attack at the wheel. These aren’t movie superheroes, but the […]

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New Luzerne County election board member deemed eligible to serve

Fairview Township resident Keith Gould is permitted to serve as both a Luzerne County election board member and Republican county committee member for his township, county Chief Solicitor Romilda Crocamo said in a written opinion Thursday. Former county controller Walter Griffith had questioned Gould’s eligibility during Wednesday’s election board meeting, pointing to a county home […]

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