Consumer Watchdog: More evidence that it pays to be careful when choosing a contractor

Consumer Watchdog: More evidence that it pays to be careful when choosing a contractor

A couple of weeks ago, I reported that Swoyersville contractor John Krochmaluk, whose shady dealings I’ve been writing about since March, finall...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Capitol Roundup: PSBA’s Mains testifies on Every Student Succeeds Act recommendations

Capitol Roundup: PSBA’s Mains testifies on Every Student Succeeds Act recommendations

WILKES-BARRE — Nathan Mains, executive director of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), recently testified before a joint meeting ...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Man cited for dumping bags of cat feces on city street

Man cited for dumping bags of cat feces on city street

WILKES-BARRE — A city man was cited Saturday for charges he dumped bags containing cat feces on Brown Street.Richard McCarthy, who lives on near...

May 28th, 2016 |  


It’s all in the family for Patrick Lehman

It’s all in the family for Patrick Lehman

LARKSVILLE — Dressed in suspenders, a white shirt and suit pants, funeral director Patrick Lehman maintains an old-school air.He sits behind a b...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: Don’t underestimate the fun that can be had during a fishing trip to Canada

Beyond the Byline: Don’t underestimate the fun that can be had during a fishing trip to Canada

WILKES-BARRE — By the time you read this, I will have returned from my annual fishing trip and back in the good graces of my cat, Lily.After 10 ...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Wilkes-Barre man killed after car, motorcycle collide in Wyoming County

Wilkes-Barre man killed after car, motorcycle collide in Wyoming County

MESHOPPEN TWP. — A Wilkes-Barre man was killed when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle Friday morning in Wyoming County.John Machinsho...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Charges pending for pair who struck, threatened to kill elderly woman

Charges pending for pair who struck, threatened to kill elderly woman

WILKES-BARRE — Charges are pending for two people who allegedly threatened to kill a 66-year-old woman.Christie Lord, 20, and Brian Lamont Watso...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Police: Man bought cupcake, robbed cash register

Police: Man bought cupcake, robbed cash register

WILKES-BARRE — Police say a man who bought a Little Debbie oatmeal cupcake from Turkey Hill on East Main Street early Saturday morning swiped $1...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Never mind Trump, GOP uniting under banner: ‘Never Hillary’

Never mind Trump, GOP uniting under banner: ‘Never Hillary’

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton.Having overcome a multimi...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Highways, roadways clear to kick off Memorial Day weekend

Highways, roadways clear to kick off Memorial Day weekend

Those hitting the roads to pick up last-minute wares for backyard barbecues and other Memorial Day weekend festivities ought to face smooth sailing.Al...

May 28th, 2016 |