Scientists discover 7 ‘Earthlike’ planets orbiting a nearby star

Scientists discover 7 ‘Earthlike’ planets orbiting a nearby star

A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets, scientists say.The discovery, reported Wednesday in th...

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


Plains Twp. man charged in initiative that targets firearm-related violent crimes

Plains Twp. man charged in initiative that targets firearm-related violent crimes

A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted Francesco Leggio of Plains Township on charges the convicted felon allegedly had a handgun while dealing drugs.T...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


DA: Man accused of being a Peeping Tom turns himself in

DA: Man accused of being a Peeping Tom turns himself in

WRIGHT TWP. — An alleged Peeping Tom has turned himself in, authorities say.According to Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, J...

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


Man who allegedly shot victim in face is charged with attempted homicide

Man who allegedly shot victim in face is charged with attempted homicide

HAZLETON — A man accused of shooting another man in the face with a shotgun is now facing attempted homicide charges.Court documents indicate Ge...

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


Pittston Area School Board drafting social media policy

Pittston Area School Board drafting social media policy

YATESVILLE — The Pittston Area School Board has decided to draft its own set of guidelines for social media use.The decision was made after boar...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Jurors in throat-slashing trial told: ‘It’s going to horrify you’

Jurors in throat-slashing trial told: ‘It’s going to horrify you’

WILKES-BARRE — Jurors hearing opening statements Wednesday in a city man’s attempted homicide trial were warned the details of the victim&...

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


Dallas teachers union issues new strike date after stalled contract talks

Dallas teachers union issues new strike date after stalled contract talks

DALLAS TWP. — The Dallas Education Association changed a proposed strike date from Feb. 27 to March 24, union President Michael Cherinka said on...

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


Man accused of soliciting nude photos from juveniles facing more charges

Man accused of soliciting nude photos from juveniles facing more charges

HAZLETON — A man previously charged with soliciting nude photos from juvenile females and then using them in an attempt to persuade the girls in...

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


Former Exeter Hose Co. treasurer pleads guilty to recent theft charge

Former Exeter Hose Co. treasurer pleads guilty to recent theft charge

WEST PITTSTON — Former Exeter Hose Co. treasurer Stephanie McNeil pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a retail theft incident earlier this m...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Police: Man suffered permanent injury after someone squeezed his genitals

Police: Man suffered permanent injury after someone squeezed his genitals

WILKES-BARRE — Police say a man suffered permanent injury after someone squeezed his genitals sometime in May 2016.The man reported to police th...

February 22nd, 2017 |