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Report: Beer industry worth $252.6 billion to economy

When Ed Maier saw how much the beer industry contributed to the nation’s economy, he was nearly barreled over. The …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Eighth Annual PrideFest prepares for Pittston debut

PITTSTON — Just a friendly reminder: If your Aug. 15 schedule includes “attend PrideFest 2015,” it moved this year, from …

August 2nd, 2015 updated: August 3rd, 2015. |  

Plains Township police plan National Night Out event

Plains Township police plan National Night Out event

PLAINS TWP. — The Plains Township Police Department’s National Night Out will end with a bang this year — actually, …

August 2nd, 2015 updated: August 2nd, 2015. |  

Fire truck to school bus to balloons, Hanover Township safety fair for kids grows quickly

Fire truck to school bus to balloons, Hanover Township safety fair for kids grows quickly

HANOVER TWP. — Autumn Kneller, all of 18 months old and as shy as a fox’s baby kit, sat silently …

August 2nd, 2015 |  

Jewish food fest draws a crowd to PNC Field

Jewish food fest draws a crowd to PNC Field

MOOSIC — American pastime, meet Hebrew tradition. Thousands gathered outside PNC Field on Sunday to celebrate summer sunshine and the …

August 2nd, 2015 updated: August 2nd, 2015. |  

Neighboring communities react to Wilkes-Barre’s sewer authority plan with surprise, skepticism

WILKES-BARRE — When Hanover Township sought to receive fees from neighboring communities for their use of the township’s sanitary system, …

August 2nd, 2015 |  

Gordon Lightfoot’s Kirby Center concert postponed

Gordon Lightfoot’s Kirby Center concert postponed

WILKES-BARRE — Tonight’s Gordon Lightfoot concert at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts has been postponed, due to …

August 2nd, 2015 |  

Open-air Sunday service in Wilkes-Barre offers message of hope

Open-air Sunday service in Wilkes-Barre offers message of hope

WILKES-BARRE — In front of nearly 200 people, Tim Walker wavered between fear and hope. To his right, a poster …

August 2nd, 2015 updated: August 2nd, 2015. |  

Behind the Business: Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Mike Bean

Behind the Business: Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Mike Bean

If Mike Bean had a limitless budget to spend as president of the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township, he …

August 2nd, 2015 |  

Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as …

August 2nd, 2015 |  

Men posing as utility workers entered two homes in Hanover Township, a handgun reported stolen from one residence

HANOVER TWP. — Police are investigating reports of two men posing as “water company employees ” and entering homes on …

August 2nd, 2015 |  

Kingston Pool celebrates 50 years of fun

Kingston Pool celebrates 50 years of fun

KINGSTON — The Kingston Pool celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday with a little music, a little rain and a whole …

August 1st, 2015 updated: August 1st, 2015. |  

Event offers fun, games and financial literacy lessons

Event offers fun, games and financial literacy lessons

PLAINS TWP. — The Cross Valley Federal Credit Union took an unusual approach to teaching youngsters financial literacy Saturday. The …

August 1st, 2015 |  

Susquehanna provides backdrop for yoga class

Susquehanna provides backdrop for yoga class

WILKES-BARRE — Baby cobra. Warrior II. Three-legged dog. These were just some of the poses completed by more than 40 …

August 1st, 2015 |  

Encampment gives public taste of 1860s

Encampment gives public taste of 1860s

WYOMING — Walking onto the grounds of the Swetland Homestead this weekend is as close as one will get to …

August 1st, 2015 |  

Consumer Watchdog: Pool company makes good on faulty liner

Consumer Watchdog: Pool company makes good on faulty liner

Three years ago Frank and Donna Siene’s son, Tony, surprised his parents with a spiffy new in-ground swimming pool for …

August 1st, 2015 |  

Benton issues ‘Quality of Life’ tickets to those who don’t mow their lawns

Benton issues ‘Quality of Life’ tickets to those who don’t mow their lawns

BENTON — The borough has begun issuing “Quality of Life” tickets to property owners who don’t keep their lawns mowed. …

August 1st, 2015 |  

Historic Ashley Planes property about to go on auction block

Historic Ashley Planes property about to go on auction block

Mike Dziak was surprised and concerned when he saw a 112-acre tract that played a vital role in the Wyoming …

August 1st, 2015 updated: August 1st, 2015. |  

Man motionless on curb OD’d twice on ‘spice,’ police say

WILKES-BARRE — A man released from a hospital for an earlier overdose on “spice” lit up another cigarette of the …

August 1st, 2015 updated: August 1st, 2015. |  

Zeroing In: Wilkes-Barre City Council should rethink sewer authority decision

Zeroing In: Wilkes-Barre City Council should rethink sewer authority decision

Do four Wilkes-Barre council members really have all the information they need before committing the city to yet another municipal …

August 1st, 2015 |  

Man arrested after report of shots fired in Hazleton

HAZLETON — Police Saturday said Claudio Jose Santana-Colon, 29, of Hazleton faces a gun charge after a report of gunshots …

August 1st, 2015 |  

Kidnapping suspect arrested in Wilkes-Barre, abducted girl unharmed and returned to family

Kidnapping suspect arrested in Wilkes-Barre, abducted girl unharmed and returned to family

WILKES-BARRE — The search for a 16-year-old girl kidnapped at gunpoint outside her home ended early Saturday with the capture …

August 1st, 2015 |  

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