Host of Memorial Day parades set for Monday

Host of Memorial Day parades set for Monday

FORTY FORT — Area residents will have ample opportunities to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country on Monday as a host of...

May 28th, 2016 |  


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 |  


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 |  


Event celebrates community spirit in Swoyersville

Event celebrates community spirit in Swoyersville

SWOYERSVILLE — Samantha Wender grew up on Noyes Street and “lived” at the playground across the street from her family home every su...

May 27th, 2016 updated: May 27th, 2016. |  


Luzerne County Correctional Facility examining possible attempted prison escape

Luzerne County Correctional Facility examining possible attempted prison escape

A Luzerne County Correctional Facility inmate tried to climb out of a cage in the prison yard, but it’s unclear if he was trying to escape, a pr...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Temperature comes close to all-time high

Temperature comes close to all-time high

Northeastern Pennsylvania just missed setting a record on Friday.The day’s high temperature of 88 degrees, was just three degrees short of the a...

May 27th, 2016 updated: May 27th, 2016. |  


Sen. Casey: Veterans need greater access to mental health care

Sen. Casey: Veterans need greater access to mental health care

PLAINS TWP. — In a speech Friday at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center’s Memorial Day ceremony, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey called for increased a...

May 27th, 2016 updated: May 27th, 2016. |