Kingston home burns, cats die after ‘cooking incident’

KINGSTON — Fajitas left unattended while cooking led to a fire late Tuesday that spread and caused significant damage to a home, officials say. Kingston Fire Chief Frank Guido said five residents were displaced during the blaze reported about 11 p.m. at 420 N. Maple Ave. No residents or firefighters were hurt, Guido said. But […]

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Police: Jealous woman set fire to ex-boyfriend’s bed in Exeter arson

EXETER — A woman jealous her ex-boyfriend was dating other women set his bed on fire, displacing six tenants in his building, according to charges filed Tuesday. Angela C. Zippilli, 36, of East Main Street, Larksville, intentionally set the blaze Oct. 24 at 1125 Wyoming Ave., a five-unit apartment building, authorities report. Zippilli reportedly had […]

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Dallas Township reverses course on Hildebrandt building, will buy facility

DALLAS TWP. — Township supervisors unanimously decided Tuesday to move ahead with the process of purchasing the former Hildebrandt Learning Center to house the municipal office and police department, rescinding their Feb. 12 vote against buying the building. The facility, located at 105 Lt. Michael Cleary Drive will cost the township $1,315,000, and will be […]

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W-B Area teacher suspended with pay pending investigation

PLAINS TWP. — A teacher was suspended with pay at the Solomon/Plains education complex pending results of an investigation, Wilkes-Barre Area School Board Solicitor Ray Wendolowski confirmed Monday. Noting it is a personnel issue, Wendolowski declined to give additional information, but sources confirmed the incident was an allegation of interaction of the teacher with a […]

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Rally against gun violence held on Public Square

WILKES-BARRE — Martha Hart remembers being awakened in the middle of the night with a gun to her head by a husband who was convinced she was cheating on him — a husband who owned the gun legally. Hart said, although the incident happened in the late 1970s, she was willing to share it with […]

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Guns, God and morals: Locals ponder mass shootings

WILKES-BARRE — Rabbi Larry Kaplan of Temple Israel was struggling on Friday. With Saturday services approaching, what would Kaplan say to his congregation about Wednesday’s fatal school shooting in Florida? Nikolas Cruz, 19, has been charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, north of Miami. His relative youth has […]

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Police: Accused killer also shot artist over tattoo

WILKES-BARRE — Robert Rodriguez allegedly bragged about shooting a tattoo artist in the stomach for “(expletive)-ing up” his ink, causing an infection and scars. That boast, detailed in an affidavit unsealed Friday, was the latest grisly revelation about an alleged spree of violence by Rodriguez, 33, of Plymouth, who also stands accused of shooting two […]

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13 Russians charged in Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the prospects of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, prosecutors announced Friday. The indictment, brought by the office of special […]

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Two charged in fatal Wilkes-Barre shooting

WILKES-BARRE — One of two suspects charged Thursday in last week’s fatal shooting of Trevor Oliver inside a Hutson Street residence was himself wounded by gunfire, according to arrest papers, apparently at the hands of his co-defendant. Robert Rodriguez, 23, of Plymouth, suffered a wound to his leg during the alleged shooting that led to […]

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UPDATED: Berwick native Jayson Terdiman finishes fourth in team relay

Jayson Terdiman’s goal at the Olympics was to leave Pyeongchang with at least one medal. Maybe even two. He had even been dreaming about standing on the Olympic podium as the Winter Games neared. Thursday’s luge team relay was the Berwick native’s last chance. While his dreams never came to fruition. Terdiman came pretty darn […]

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