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Joe Lombardo arraigned on third set of charges stemming from alleged robbery spree

Joe Lombardo arraigned on third set of charges stemming from alleged robbery spree

WEST PITTSTON — Already facing numerous felony charges, Joseph Lombardo now faces even more stemming from an slew of armed …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Luzerne County hires expert to help value Mohegan Sun Pocono casino for taxation purposes

Luzerne County hires expert to help value Mohegan Sun Pocono casino for taxation purposes

Luzerne County has hired Media, Pennsylvania-based Coyle, Lynch & Company to calculate a new assessed value for the Mohegan Sun …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Diocese of Scranton to lease Camp St. Andrew to United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Diocese of Scranton to lease Camp St. Andrew to United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania

TUNKHANNOCK — The Diocese of Scranton and United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) have announced an agreement for UNC …

February 5th, 2016 updated: February 5th, 2016. |  

More Luzerne County assessment reductions granted

The Lion Brewery on North Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilkes-Barre recently obtained a $410,700 assessment reduction, Luzerne County records show. The …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Lehman Township Police Department is now out in force 24/7

Lehman Township Police Department is now out in force 24/7

LEHMAN TWP. — An increase in criminal activity inspired a Back Mountain municipality to re-establish its 24-hour police force. For …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Wilkes-Barre Township Police searching for woman accused of retail theft from Kohl’s

Wilkes-Barre Township Police searching for woman accused of retail theft from Kohl’s

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Police are searching for a woman that allegedly stole over $300 in merchandise from Kohl’s. At 1:56 …

February 5th, 2016 |  

In Focus: Something needs to be done – and soon – to save the historic Irem Temple Mosque in Wilkes-Barre

In Focus: Something needs to be done – and soon – to save the historic Irem Temple Mosque in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — When driving over the Market Street Bridge into the city, you can’t help but notice those minarets. They …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Kingston Township police searching for missing man

Kingston Township police searching for missing man

KINGSTON TWP. — Township police are investigating the disappearance of a man that reportedly suffers from mental illness and was …

February 5th, 2016 updated: February 5th, 2016. |  

Airsoft gun found in student’s bag at Wycallis Elementary School in Dallas School District

DALLAS TWP. — A Wycallis Elementary student is suspended pending an informal hearing for bringing an airsoft gun to school …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Longtime Pittston resident Joan McFadden named grand marshal of city’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade

Longtime Pittston resident Joan McFadden named grand marshal of city’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade

PITTSTON — Pittston resident Joan McFadden loves being around action. She spends many nights at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey games and …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Edwardsville native George Toma has put a Wyoming Valley stamp on all 50 Super Bowl games

Edwardsville native George Toma has put a Wyoming Valley stamp on all 50 Super Bowl games

WILKES-BARRE — George Toma can’t help but inject his Wyoming Valley roots into every conversation. The 87-year-old Toma is once …

February 5th, 2016 |  

As local women travel to Flint, Michigan, to help people affected by water problems, Pennsylvania’s lead problem is linked to paint, not water

As local women travel to Flint, Michigan, to help people affected by water problems, Pennsylvania’s lead problem is linked to paint, not water

KINGSTON — As a local woman and two of her friends drove to Flint, Michigan, to deliver water and money …

February 5th, 2016 updated: February 5th, 2016. |  

Chelsea Clinton to attend political fundraiser in Back Mountain

Chelsea Clinton to attend political fundraiser in Back Mountain

JACKSON TWP. — Entrepreneur Kris Jones will host a political fundraiser Feb. 15 that includes a visit from Chelsea Clinton. …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Downtown W-B Business members pleased to hear city adding 2 new police officers

Downtown W-B Business members pleased to hear city adding 2 new police officers

WILKES-BARRE — The Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association picked the perfect day to hold its meeting at City Hall — Mayor …

February 5th, 2016 updated: February 5th, 2016. |  

Victim’s father: Matthew Gailie ‘wanted out’ of relationship with his alleged killer

Victim’s father: Matthew Gailie ‘wanted out’ of relationship with his alleged killer

WILKES-BARRE — Matthew Gailie wanted out. Gailie’s father, Frank T. Gailie, testified Friday in Jessica Alinsky’s homicide trial that his …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Police charge 2 men with loitering at Sherman Hills

Police charge 2 men with loitering at Sherman Hills

WILKES-BARRE — Police said two men entered the Sherman Hills Apartment Complex Thursday around 11:30 p.m. and loitered with no …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Man runs stop sign; arrested and charged with DUI

Man runs stop sign; arrested and charged with DUI

WILKES-BARRE — Police arrested Eric Tucker, 27, on charges of driving under the influence. According to Wilkes-Barre Police, Tucker ran …

February 5th, 2016 updated: February 5th, 2016. |  

City police arrest robbery suspect

City police arrest robbery suspect

WILKES-BARRE — City police officers responded Thursday night around 9:50 p.m. to a report of a robbery where the suspect …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Hanover Twp. police charge man with disorderly conduct, harassment

Hanover Twp. police charge man with disorderly conduct, harassment

HANOVER TWP. — Hanover Township Police responded around 12:23 a.m. Thursday to Rutter Street in the Buttonwood section on a …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off before New Hampshire

Fireworks fly as Clinton, Sanders square off before New Hampshire

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Local gas prices continue to decline, but remain above national average

Local gas prices continue to decline, but remain above national average

WILKES-BARRE — Pennsylvania gas average is at $1.98 today, down a penny overnight and down 2 cents in the last …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Mild weekend, cooler temperatures and chance of snow next week

Mild weekend, cooler temperatures and chance of snow next week

WILKES-BARRE — Temperatures will remain relatively mile over the weekend, but start to dip by mid-week, according to the National …

February 5th, 2016 |  

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