Harveys Lake Council decides against more hours for zoning officer

HARVEYS LAKE — Borough council decided Tuesday against giving more hours to its zoning officer in a 4-3 vote that was initially tied. Mayor Carole Samson voted no to additional hours to break the tie as Councilman Chad Flack III abstained. Zoning Officer Maureen Oremus was reinstated to her position Jan. 16 after council overturned […]

Comments - 10:39 pm - updated: 10:42 pm.

PennDOT stresses Blind Pedestrians Law during safety presentation

EXETER — For blind and visually impaired pedestrians, crossing the street can be a frightening experience, as Linda Slater knows all too well. The Hanover Township resident, who is legally blind in one eye, uses a white cane when she walks around. Many motorists seem not to notice, as she learned when trying to cross […]

Comments - 10:28 pm

Juvenile arrested for stealing 91-year-old’s purse in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Borough police have located a juvenile they say stole a 91-year-old woman’s purse. Officers responded to the CVS on East Main Street in Plymouth last Friday just before 5 p.m. The victim told them two males ripped the purse out of her arms while she was on her way into CVS. Using surveillance […]

Comments - 9:56 pm

Hanover Twp. man charged with selling ecstasy

HANOVER TWP. — State Police at Hazleton apprehended a township man on an arrest warrant accusing him of selling ecstasy nearly a year ago. Keith Hall, 37, of Dundee Apartments, delivered ecstasy, commonly known as Molly, on South Main Street on May 20, 2017, authorities report. Hall was apprehended by troopers Sunday. Hall was arraigned […]

Comments - 9:38 pm

Wilkes-Barre man pleads guilty to federal drug trafficking charges

SCRANTON — A Wilkes-Barre man pleaded guilty in federal court last week for his role in trafficking heroin in Luzerne County in 2014, authorities say. Charles Davis III, 46, admitted to transporting Desmond Mercer, 30, to more than 600 heroin transactions and selling heroin for Mercer from February 2014 through November 2014, according to U.S. […]

Comments - 9:27 pm

Vehicle comes just inches from striking WB postal building

WILKES-BARRE — A woman was not injured when her vehicle jumped the sidewalk and nearly struck the U.S. Postal Service building on South Main Street on Tuesday morning. The woman was parking her vehicle at about 9:30 a.m. when it crossed the sidewalk and stopped just inches from the building. The vehicle was taken away […]

Comments - 8:53 pm

Area legislators react to newly-drawn Congressional District map

WILKES-BARRE — The new congressional map released Monday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has left a few people lost and others angry. Among the lost is Dan Meuser, former state treasurer during the Corbett administration, who has been campaigning for the Republican nomination in what currently is the 11th Congressional District, but would being re-drawn […]

Comments - 8:51 pm

WB council approves demolition of fire-damaged properties

WILKES-BARRE — City council held a combined work session and public meeting Tuesday and made quick work of a thin agenda covering demolition of fire-damaged properties, a street-sweeping deal and an appointment to the Zoning Hearing Board. The city has put out for bid the demolition of properties at 3 Auburn St. and 39 S. […]

Comments - 8:22 pm - updated: 9:03 pm.

Shickshinny man pleads guilty to sexual assault outside tavern

WILKES-BARRE — A Shickshinny man who was accused last January of sexually assaulting a woman pleaded guilty to attempted rape Tuesday. Mark Lee Titus, 49, entered a guilty plea on two felony counts of attempted rape and aggravated assault before Luzerne County Judge Joseph F. Sklarosky Jr. Titus was arrested last year after State Police […]

Comments - 8:09 pm - updated: 9:34 pm.

Nanticoke Police seeking Rite Aid theft suspect

NANTICOKE — City police released a surveillance photo of a man who ran out of Rite Aid after allegedly failing to pay for items Tuesday. Police said the man entered the store on East Main Street and ran out when confronted by loss prevention personnel at about 11 a.m. Anyone who can identify the suspect […]

Comments - 7:44 pm - updated: 7:49 pm.

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