Animal neglect hearing continued

WILKES-BARRE — A preliminary hearing was continued Monday for Jeffrey William Norton Jr., of Scranton, who is charged with neglecting a dog left in a cold attic with no food or water. Wayne Harvey, a police officer with the SPCA of Luzerne County, rescued a Pit Bull named Diesel from 305 Ridge St., Freeland, on […]

Comments - 8:40 pm

Luzerne County files petition in ongoing fight against ex-ADA’s arbitration

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County continues to fight a former assistant district attorney’s union grievance over his termination two years ago. Michael Melnick a prosecutor for nearly 30 years, maintains he was “unjustly terminated” by District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis in March 2016. He is seeking reinstatement with full seniority and lost wages and benefits. In the […]

Comments - 8:17 pm

Truck driver sues distribution company, claims improper loading led to injuries

WILKES-BARRE — A Nanticoke truck driver filed a lawsuit Monday claiming an area distribution company is responsible for his injuries after unsafely loading a trailer he was driving that flipped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Tremel Favors filed the suit through his attorney, Mary Anne Lucas of Scranton-based O’Malley & Langan. Favors says workers at Valley […]

Comments - 7:18 pm

Women’s underwear stolen from Wyoming Valley Mall

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A store manager at Victoria’s Secret, Wyoming Valley Mall, reported that an unknown person stole approximately 160 pairs of “Cheeky” underwear sometime between 7:15 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. on Saturday. Estimated value of the theft is $2,673. This is not the first time undergarments have been stolen from the shop, which was […]

Comments - 5:26 pm

WNEP’s Noreen Clark to retire after more than 30 years forecasting in all kinds of weather

With more than a month to go Noreen Clark is certain of the April 29 forecast. It will be her last on WNEP-TV after more than 35½ years on air. She’ll reach the retirement age of 65 on May 1 and say goodbye two days earlier during her final weekend shift. “I felt honored and […]

Comments - 3:27 pm - updated: 7:37 pm.

Kingston police arrest suspect in Wayne County bank robbery

KINGSTON — Police arrested a Scranton man wanted for an armed bank robbery in Wayne County when he was found passed out due to a heroin overdose on Saturday. Aaron R. Gould, 39, of Coflax Avenue, was found slumped inside a Toyota Rav4 parked on Carle Street at about 5:30 p.m., police said. Police learned […]

Comments - 3:26 pm - updated: 7:39 pm.

State Dem chair calls for Miccarelli’s immediate resignation

WILKES-BARRE — The chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Monday called for the immediate resignation of State Rep. Nick Miccarelli, against whom state Rep. Tarah Toohil on Friday received a temporary protection from abuse order. “Given the allegations and his non-responsive blanket denials to them, the representative should resign immediately,” said Jack Hanna, state Democratic […]

Comments - 2:17 pm - updated: 6:52 pm.

Casey’s infrastructure summit message: ‘We all need help’

WILKES-BARRE — Joyce Zaykowski, Wilkes-Barre City’s director of the office of community development, put the situation in perspective at Monday’s roundtable discussion with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on flood protection. “With the high cost of flood insurance, people can’t afford to live in their homes and they can’t sell them and we can’t protect them,” […]

Comments - 1:22 pm

Car crashes into Edwardsville medical facility

EDWARDSVILLE — A car crashed into the rear of an Edwardsville medical facility Monday morning, causing some damage to the building that looked like a large dent in the wall. Edwardsville Police responded to the Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, a Commonwealth Health laboratory located at 468 Northampton St., for reports of the crash. A […]

Comments - 1:09 pm - updated: 1:23 pm.

Hanover Twp. woman arrested on drug trafficking charges

HANOVER TWP. — A township woman was arrested Monday on drug trafficking charges after authorities allegedly found crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and packaging materials during a search of her residence. Larissa Perry, 26, of South Main Street in Lee Park, was arrested when township police and the Luzerne County Drug Task Force served a search […]

Comments - 12:10 pm

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