Red Cross Everyday Heroes: Trio of local residents respond to in-flight emergency

Rachel and Matt Cunniffe were passengers on a flight to Florida with their friends, Nathaniel “Sam” Altmiller and his wife, Jen, when a crisis hit. The Drums residents were seated a few rows back from an elderly woman who began experiencing chest pains and had difficulties breathing. When she became unresponsive, the group jumped to […]

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Sorry, Luzerne County. Winning Powerball ticket not sold in NEPA

MANHEIM (AP) — Pennsylvania Lottery officials say the winning Powerball ticket worth almost $457 million was sold at a convenience store in Lancaster County. Officials said the ticket was sold at Speedway in Manheim. The store earns a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. It was the only winner of the huge March 17 […]

Comments - 1:00 pm - updated: 1:03 pm.

Red Cross Everyday Heroes: Friends keep fishing trip from turning tragic

A fishing trip to Lake Ontario could have ended in tragedy for one man had his two friends not come to his rescue. Kingston Township resident Michael Lykon and Richard Snowdon, of Dallas, were accompanying a third friend on what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation filled with fun times and fishing when their […]

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Family of dead man accuses WB General of employing mentally unfit doctor

WILKES-BARRE — An amended complaint filed this week suggests that a former Wilkes-Barre General Hospital doctor was not only negligent when he accidentally killed a patient, but was also improperly credentialed and even mentally unfit. Bernard Ford, 62, died in April 2016, eight days after Dr. Noel Estioko ordered an emergency airway assistance procedure. Ford, […]

Comments - 10:57 pm - updated: 2:47 pm.

Beyond the Byline: A great Irish celebration for St. Patrick’s Day

WILKES-BARRE — Yesterday, I dined on some really good ham and cabbage with a couple of potatoes and a lot of carrots and I washed it all down with a few sips of Guinness. Another St. Patrick’s Day celebration has arrived for this Irish/Polish guy who has never worn his ethnicity on his sleeve, but […]

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Troopers: Drinking preceded family fight, stabbing death

BLACK CREEK TWP. — A night of drinking was followed by a family fight that left a Weston woman dead of stab wounds and her son injured, with a teenage relative facing charges as a result, state police said. Sandra Lee Montanari, 66, of Market Street, died in her home early Friday, troopers said. Eric […]

Comments - 7:29 pm - updated: 9:51 pm.

Seven cars tagged with graffiti in Plains, WB

At least seven vehicles have been vandalized with graffiti in the last three weeks, according to multiple police reports from Plains Township and Wilkes-Barre. Two vehicles parked outside the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino in Plains Township and five vehicles in the downtown area in Wilkes-Barre were vandalized with spray paint. According to police reports: March […]

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UPDATE: Teen charged in stabbing death in Black Creek Township

BLACK CREEK TWP. — Troopers have charged a 17-year-old with stabbing a Weston woman to death in her home Friday morning. The teen also allegedly stabbed the woman’s son in the back multiple times as the son tried to protect his mother. Due to the suspect’s age, his name was not released. Police said Sandra […]

Comments - 11:35 am - updated: 7:25 pm.

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.

Felony assault charges out in PSU hazing death

BELLEFONTE — Prosecutors on Thursday dropped all assault charges against members of a now-closed Penn State fraternity in the hazing death of a pledge, sparing defendants the most serious allegations any had faced. The state attorney general’s office said it will continue to pursue involuntary manslaughter charges against five former members of Beta Theta Pi […]

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