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Hazleton Elementary Middle School closed due to nearby investigation

Hazleton Elementary Middle School closed due to nearby investigation

HAZLETON — A state police investigation in the area around Hazleton Area Middle School has resulted in the closure of …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Police: Girlfriend sliced boyfriend with knife during dispute

Police: Girlfriend sliced boyfriend with knife during dispute

LUZERNE — Borough police arrested Rosalie Davenport, 40, of Nanticoke, on charges she assaulted her boyfriend with a knife during …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Average gas prices for Sept. 3

Average gas prices for Sept. 3

Local and state average gas prices held steady overnight, while the national average dipped by a penny. AAA Mid-Atlantic provided …

September 3rd, 2015 updated: September 3rd, 2015. |  

United Way kicks off annual campaign with acclaimed guest speaker Liz Murray

United Way kicks off annual campaign with acclaimed guest speaker Liz Murray

PLAINS TWP. — United Way Wyoming Valley’s executive director, Bill Jones, is seldom at a loss for words. But Wednesday …

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

PUC lawyers: Release of ‘tip letter’ to Times Leader could harm future investigations

A whistleblower’s letter critical of PPL Electric Utilities shouldn’t be released to the media because it was never officially considered …

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

91-year-old Luzerne County man’s back taxes are paid by GoFundMe donors

91-year-old Luzerne County man’s back taxes are paid by GoFundMe donors

Armed with donations, Dallas resident John Daily visited Luzerne County’s tax claim office Wednesday to pay 91-year-old Abram Belles’ delinquent …

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

New facade and purpose for a three-story building in Kingston

New facade and purpose for a three-story building in Kingston

KINGSTON — Three new storefronts and eight upscale apartments are being constructed on Wyoming Avenue next to Cook’s Pharmacy. The …

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

Defendant, mom apologize to stabbing victim at sentencing hearing

Defendant, mom apologize to stabbing victim at sentencing hearing

WILKES-BARRE — Before deputies hauled him off to prison, city teen Kevin Espinoza apologized to the man he stabbed seven …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Boback announces changes to outreach hours

Boback announces changes to outreach hours

DALLAS — Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harvey’s, Lake today announced changes to her satellite hours and outreach events for the month …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Scranton Italian festival features cultural cuisine and entertainment

Scranton Italian festival features cultural cuisine and entertainment

SCRANTON — According to Chris DiMattio, president of the board of directors of La Festa Italiana, Scranton’s celebration of Italian-American …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Life is forever at Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge

Life is forever at Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge

DALLAS TWP. — They help helpless victims of circumstance. Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge is a non-profit 30-acre animal shelter …

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

Geisinger to implement new color-coded scrub system

WILKES-BARRE — Beginning a process aimed at making it easier for patients to identify hospital workers, all 3,000-plus registered nurses …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Walk planned in response to KKK recruitment fliers circulating in Wilkes-Barre

Walk planned in response to KKK recruitment fliers circulating in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Although the walk local religious and community leaders are planning is much shorter than the nearly 900-mile journey …

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

New York man charged with intimidating witness in Wilkes-Barre Township drug case

New York man charged with intimidating witness in Wilkes-Barre Township drug case

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police arrested a man from New York City on charges he intimidated a witness at his …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Average gas prices for Sept. 2

Average gas prices for Sept. 2

The average gas prices locally and nationwide dipped slightly overnight — in the last week, the national average dropped by …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Prosecutors: 2 former day care workers instigated kids’ fights, filmed brawls

Prosecutors: 2 former day care workers instigated kids’ fights, filmed brawls

CRANFORD, N.J.— Two former New Jersey day care workers are accused of instigating fights among children in their care. Prosecutors …

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

Police: Woman created fundraising page and kept money

Police: Woman created fundraising page and kept money

EAST NORRITON— Police have accused a suburban Philadelphia woman of creating an online fundraising page for a friend’s husband with …

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

Alleged meth user found asleep in baseball dugout

Alleged meth user found asleep in baseball dugout

WRIGHT TWP. — Township police said they found Max Tyler Beach, 22, sleeping on two pallets in a dugout at …

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

Woman charged with offering sex for money in Wilkes-Barre

Woman charged with offering sex for money in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — City police charged Lillian McCaskill-Noble, 50, of Wilkes-Barre, with prostitution after she allegedly solicited an undercover police officer …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital ranked 12th Best Hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Reports

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital ranked 12th Best Hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Reports

WILKES-BARRE – Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is rated the 12th Best Hospital in the Commonwealth by U.S. News & World Reports. …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

More than two million vehicles expected on the Turnpike over Labor Day weekend

More than two million vehicles expected on the Turnpike over Labor Day weekend

With nearly 2.2 million vehicles expected to travel the Pennsylvania Turnpike over the four-day Labor Day weekend, the Pennsylvania Turnpike …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

McDonald’s will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6

McDonald’s will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6

NEW YORK — If you’re one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald’s, hang …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

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