Remember When: Days of soda jerks, home delivery and leg room

Remember When: Days of soda jerks, home delivery and leg room

A few years ago, I spent a fun afternoon at the Believe it or Not Museum in midtown Manhattan (234 W. 42nd St.).You say you’re too busy to go th...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


Consumer Watchdog: Be wary of scams while planning summer getaways

Consumer Watchdog: Be wary of scams while planning summer getaways

It’s difficult for me to believe that just weeks ago this area was covered in a sea of snow, with backhoes and salt trucks creeping around the s...

April 22nd, 2017 updated: April 22nd, 2017. |  


Shapiro: Organized crime ring fraudulently obtained PA license plates

Shapiro: Organized crime ring fraudulently obtained PA license plates

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro this week announced criminal charges against a dozen people accused of taking part in a major organized cri...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


Beyond the Byline: Lessons learned from Coach Mergo

Beyond the Byline: Lessons learned from Coach Mergo

WILKES-BARRE — We’ve all had people like this in our lives — people who may have scared the hell out of us one minute and made us la...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


Feet to the Fire: Give credit to McDonald’s employees

Feet to the Fire: Give credit to McDonald’s employees

WILKES-BARRE — He was not done in by Chicken McNuggets and french fries.Make no mistake about it, the crazy man who shot an innocent senior citi...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Wolf urges use of online registration as primary deadline nears

Wolf urges use of online registration as primary deadline nears

WILKES-BARRE — Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés remind Pennsylvanians that Monday is the deadline to register to vote i...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Consumer Watchdog: Stay smart and avoid scholarship scams

Consumer Watchdog: Stay smart and avoid scholarship scams

For students preparing for higher education, there’s nothing more stressful than figuring out how to pay that tuition bill.In addition to loans ...

April 15th, 2017 updated: April 15th, 2017. |  


Beyond the Byline: Current Junior Leadership class perfect example for group

Beyond the Byline: Current Junior Leadership class perfect example for group

WILKES-BARRE — Sometimes things do come full circle.Back in 1987-88, I entered the Leadership Wilkes-Barre class with as much skepticism as one ...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Capitol Roundup: Barletta pushes infrastructure investment

Capitol Roundup: Barletta pushes infrastructure investment

WILKES-BARRE — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta this week repeated his calls for a long-term transportation infrastructure bill, arguing that private indu...

April 8th, 2017 updated: April 8th, 2017. |  


Consumer Watchdog: Keep a watchful eye for tax scams, even as season ends

Consumer Watchdog: Keep a watchful eye for tax scams, even as season ends

Tax season may be coming to a close, but you should still be wary of predators lurking at this time of year.The IRS recently said it would begin using...

April 8th, 2017 updated: April 8th, 2017. |