Luzerne County prison oversight options debated in light of mounting problems

Luzerne County prison oversight options debated in light of mounting problems

Luzerne County officials are debating how to step up oversight of the county prison system in light of recent high-profile problems.Amid ongoing strug...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Fairview Elem. Principal Margaret Foster files suit against Crestwood for lost superintendent job

Fairview Elem. Principal Margaret Foster files suit against Crestwood for lost superintendent job

A principal in the Crestwood School District has filed a federal lawsuit, claiming the district violated her 14th Amendment rights when her contract a...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS receives $218,000 grant

Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS receives $218,000 grant

DALLAS — Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS received a funding boost from a Department of Homeland Security grant to increase emergency perso...

August 24th, 2016 |  


On eve of trial, homicide suspect’s lawyers allege prosecutorial misconduct

On eve of trial, homicide suspect’s lawyers allege prosecutorial misconduct

WILKES-BARRE — Defense attorneys for a self-proclaimed “sovereign citizen” charged with shooting another man in the back and dumping...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Ashley nurse charged with stealing narcotics; home raided, guns seized

Ashley nurse charged with stealing narcotics; home raided, guns seized

Police are conducting a raid at a house in Ashley at the same address where a nurse charged with stealing drugs resides.The state Office of Attorney G...

August 24th, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |  


Attorney plans to appeal approval of Kistler Elementary addition

Attorney plans to appeal approval of Kistler Elementary addition

WILKES-BARRE — A local attorney said Wednesday that he plans to appeal the city Zoning Hearing Board’s approval of a proposed addition to ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Kingston demolishes fire-damaged home of alleged arsonist Helen Sterner

Kingston demolishes fire-damaged home of alleged arsonist Helen Sterner

KINGSTON — The stink and infestation are gone — the eyesore removed.Helen Sterner’s former home at 549 North Gates Ave. was demolish...

August 24th, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |  


Rinehimer, Crestwood reach agreement pending school board vote

Rinehimer, Crestwood reach agreement pending school board vote

WRIGHT TWP. — The wait is over for Rinhimer Bus Lines Co. employees.As of Wednesday afternoon, Rinehimer and Crestwood School District have ente...

August 24th, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |  


Updated: Militants attack American University in Afghanistan

Updated: Militants attack American University in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to an Associated Press photographer ...

August 24th, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |  


AAA: Average gas prices continued to climb overnight

AAA: Average gas prices continued to climb overnight

Average gas prices continued to climb overnight, and the local and state averages are up nearly 10 cents from last week.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the ...

August 24th, 2016 |