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. |  


Woman who allegedly set Kingston house fire seeks reduced bail

Woman who allegedly set Kingston house fire seeks reduced bail

WILKES-BARRE — A Kingston woman who went missing following a house fire she allegedly set herself is seeking reduced bail.Helen Sterner, 70, was...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Police seek phone records in Dallas School District bomb threats case

Police seek phone records in Dallas School District bomb threats case

DALLAS TWP — Police are applying for a court order to identify a phone number they believe is connected to the threatening calls that prompted t...

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


Ashley police charge Wilkes-Barre man with arson in Cellar Dwellars fire

Ashley police charge Wilkes-Barre man with arson in Cellar Dwellars fire

ASHLEY — Police have arrested a Wilkes-Barre man in connection with a fire that torched a borough bar and attached apartments last weekPolice ar...

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


Police in Pittston investigating an armed robbery at Dollar General

Police in Pittston investigating an armed robbery at Dollar General

PITTSTON — Police are investigating an armed robbery they say happened at Dollar General this morning.According to police, a black man entered t...

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


Nanticoke volunteer firefighter accused of sexually assaulting child

Nanticoke volunteer firefighter accused of sexually assaulting child

NANTICOKE — A volunteer firefighter was arraigned this morning on charges he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl.According to a criminal compl...

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


Michael Scavone pleads guilty in fatal Harveys Lake hit-and-run, sentenced to 7 to 16 years

Michael Scavone pleads guilty in fatal Harveys Lake hit-and-run, sentenced to 7 to 16 years

WILKES-BARRE — Inez Lewis recalled gazing at her daughter’s lifeless body, struggling to grasp how someone could drive drunk, run down ano...

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