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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 […]

Comments - 8:36 pm - updated: 11:38 pm.

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 […]

Comments - 9:04 pm - updated: 10:46 pm.

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 […]

Comments - 1:32 pm - updated: 1:59 pm.

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 […]

Comments - 5:05 pm - updated: 10:56 pm.

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 […]

Comments - 8:58 am - updated: 10:00 am.

Bentley’s cancels shows, pledges safety after alleged shooting

ASHLEY — There will be no more concerts at Bentley’s Nightclub, at least for the foreseeable future, the venue’s manager and co-owner said in an exclusive interview on Wednesday. Coleen M. Burns added that she also has had conversations with borough police about improving safety in the wake of a reported shooting in a parking […]

Comments - 9:24 pm

Geisinger relocating staff to Jenkins Township site, including W-B workers

Geisinger will be relocating more than 500 support service employees from across Lackawanna and Luzerne counties to a new three-story, 79,000-square-foot office building at CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park East in Jenkins Township, officials announced Wednesday. As part of the move, 280 Geisinger employees will be relocated to CenterPoint from downtown Wilkes-Barre, where the company […]

Comments - 12:01 pm - updated: 8:05 pm.

Wilkes-Barre General debuts $40 million expansion

WILKES-BARRE — Before cutting the ribbon to celebrate the opening of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital’s expanded heart and vascular unit Tuesday, Chief Executive Officer Cor Catena talked about commitment to community. “Just 18 months ago, we all gathered for the groundbreaking for this project,” Catena said. “And now here we are. This project is testament to […]

Comments - 1:55 pm - updated: 10:32 pm.

Wilkes-Barre updates pothole hotline

WILKES-BARRE — City officials have launched a hotline for motorists to report potholes, but a statement issued Monday contained an incorrect number. Callers are asked to dial 570-208-4237, or the main DPW line at 208-4240 and provide the nearest street address or intersection of the pothole. Several dedicated DPW crews, known as the “Pothole Patrol,” […]

Comments - 7:48 pm - updated: 10:42 am.

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre to open ER in July

WILKES-BARRE — Location matters in real estate and just as much in Geisinger Health System’s decision to reopen the emergency department at its hospital in South Wilkes-Barre. The plan is to have the department at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre ready by July of this year. In order to meet the deadline for the $5 million project, […]

Comments - 6:27 pm - updated: 6:28 pm.

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