Figures on Luzerne County’s cut of tax-break program debated

Figures on Luzerne County’s cut of tax-break program debated

At most, Luzerne County is entitled to $1.58 million from an expiring tax-break program — significantly less than the $3 million some county cou...

January 17th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


Wilkes’ MLK program features ‘a very different and unexpected story’

Wilkes’ MLK program features ‘a very different and unexpected story’

WILKES-BARRE — Diane Wenger, associate professor of history at Wilkes University, shared what she called “a very different and unexpected&...

January 17th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


Teen boy charged as an adult in alleged stabbing at supermarket

Teen boy charged as an adult in alleged stabbing at supermarket

A 16-year-old boy was charged as an adult in the alleged stabbing of an employee of the Weis supermarket in Dallas Monday afternoon.Police said Michae...

January 17th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


Ex-employee accuses F.M. Kirby Center of retaliation in lawsuit

Ex-employee accuses F.M. Kirby Center of retaliation in lawsuit

WILKES-BARRE — A former F.M. Kirby Center employee Tuesday sued the landmark downtown theater in federal court on claims her job was cut for rai...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Gambler admits to stealing thousands in winnings at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Gambler admits to stealing thousands in winnings at Mohegan Sun Pocono

WILKES-BARRE — A city man previously convicted of cheating at a Mohegan Sun Pocono table game doubled down on guilty pleas Tuesday on charges he...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Hazleton man charged with firing flare gun at machete-wielding attacker enters plea

Hazleton man charged with firing flare gun at machete-wielding attacker enters plea

WILKES-BARRE — A Hazleton man accused of shooting his machete-wielding attacker in the face with a flare gun loaded with fishing sinkers pleaded...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Report: Area residents deeper in debt than many others

Report: Area residents deeper in debt than many others

When it comes to credit card debt, Hazleton residents aren’t nearly as bad as Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre denizens aren’t as indebted as Sc...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Work begins in Solomon Creek wall

Work begins in Solomon Creek wall

An excavator was positioned on Brook Street in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday along Solomon Creek in preparation for work on a section of the wall that colla...

January 17th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


Drivers can expect delays near Dallas roundabout project beginning Wednesday

Drivers can expect delays near Dallas roundabout project beginning Wednesday

DALLAS — Starting Wednesday, motorists in the Back Mountain will experience traffic delays in the area of the planned Dallas roundabout while wa...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Nanticoke police investigating early morning Cocoa Hut robbery

Nanticoke police investigating early morning Cocoa Hut robbery

NANTICOKE — A man is wanted for robbing a city convenience store early Tuesday morning.Police Chief Tom Wall said officers were called to an arm...

January 17th, 2017 |