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Newport Township has grand opening for new municipal building, community center

Newport Township has grand opening for new municipal building, community center

NEWPORT TWP. — Both the American flag and the spirits of township residents rose on Monday night as the township …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Businessman, philanthropist Arnold S. Rifkin dies at 90

Businessman, philanthropist Arnold S. Rifkin dies at 90

WILKES-BARRE — Arnold S. Rifkin, longtime leader of the venerable local business which bears his family’s name, died Monday. He …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard Schweiker dies at 89

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard Schweiker dies at 89

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard S. Schweiker, a liberal Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

The Creamery at Michael Mootz Candies in Hanover Township gives customers reasons to chill

The Creamery at Michael Mootz Candies in Hanover Township gives customers reasons to chill

HANOVER TWP. — Michael Mootz Candies is offering something new at its storefront on the San Souci Parkway — ice …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

North East Pennsylvania Land Bank Authority will have power to ‘trump’ others at tax auctions

North East Pennsylvania Land Bank Authority will have power to ‘trump’ others at tax auctions

A new land bank authority will have the ability to use a “trump bid” to shut out other prospective buyers …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Lawyers file brief in PUC ‘tip letter’ appeal by Times Leader, other papers

Lawyers representing the Times Leader and a statewide media coalition in a freedom of information fight to obtain a whistleblower’s …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Wilkes-Barre fire displaces two families

Wilkes-Barre fire displaces two families

WILKES-BARRE — A fire at a double-block house in the 400 block of Scott Street forced two families from their …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

State rules West Side Career and Technical Center union complaint came too late

PRINGLE — The teachers union at West Side Career and Technical Center filed a labor complaint too late, a hearing …

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

Court records: Amber Alert victim, alleged kidnapper watched TV in hospital

Court records: Amber Alert victim, alleged kidnapper watched TV in hospital

WILKES-BARRE — As federal, state and local law enforcement officers searched the area for a kidnapped teenage girl that prompted …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Luzerne County Dress for Success sets Thursday fundraiser

Luzerne County Dress for Success sets Thursday fundraiser

WILKES-BARRE — Dress for Success Luzerne County will hold “A Celebration of our Hidden Gems,” event from 5 to 7 …

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

Luzerne County Courthouse elevator repairs to begin

An elevator upgrade project at the Luzerne County Courthouse is set to begin Tuesday, which means only one of two …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

In Focus: With courage and love, Wyoming Valley couple confronts cancer

In Focus: With courage and love, Wyoming Valley couple confronts cancer

EDWARDSVILLE — Every person has a story. Some are good, some not so good. Have you ever sat across from …

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

State orders Wyoming Valley West restore teacher music position

State orders Wyoming Valley West restore teacher music position

KINGSTON — Arguments were passionate on both sides when the Wyoming Valley West School Board eliminated the position of elementary …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Dunkin Donuts in Edwardsville kicks off American Red Cross blood drive campaign today

Dunkin Donuts in Edwardsville kicks off American Red Cross blood drive campaign today

EDWARDSVILLE — Get a free cup of java and a doughnut this month as Dunkin Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania and …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Plains Township man charged with simple assault and harassment after assaulting man with aluminum vase

Plains Township man charged with simple assault and harassment after assaulting man with aluminum vase

PLAINS TWP. — An aluminum vase allegedly became the weapon of choice as one man claims he woke up early …

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

Wilkes-Barre man charged with allegedly stealing cash from Custer Street residence

Wilkes-Barre man charged with allegedly stealing cash from Custer Street residence

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested Jacob Jenkins, 23, of Wilkes-Barre, with theft on allegations he had stolen cash from a …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Juveniles charged with curfew violations after attempted break-ins

Juveniles charged with curfew violations after attempted break-ins

WILKES-BARRE — Two Wilkes-Barre juveniles, both males, ages 16 and 17, were charged with curfew violation at about 1:30 a.m. …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Laceyville man charged with attempted burglary in Windham Township

Laceyville man charged with attempted burglary in Windham Township

WINDHAM TWP. — State police said Stanley Jones, 37, Laceyville, was charged with attempted burglary after a report at about …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Man allegedly stole six cartons of cigarettes from Carey Avenue establishment

Man allegedly stole six cartons of cigarettes from Carey Avenue establishment

WILKES-BARRE — Police charged Dennis Glidden, 22, at about noon on Tuesday after he allegedly removed six cartons of cigarettes …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Man cited with harassment after allegedly grabbing and pushing woman during disagreement

Man cited with harassment after allegedly grabbing and pushing woman during disagreement

BRAINTRIM TWP. — John Kohler, Savannah, Georgia, was cited for harassment for allegedly grabbing and pushing Jennifer Jackson, Leland, North …

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

Ashley woman charged with DUI, careless driving

Ashley woman charged with DUI, careless driving

WILKES-BARRE — Police said they responded shortly after midnight on Monday to the 400 block of South River Street to …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

Car reported stolen from Wilkes-Barre street

Car reported stolen from Wilkes-Barre street

WILKES-BARRE — A 68-year-old man reported Wednesday his black 2002 Nissan Maxima, Pennsylvania license plate FXE-7133, was stolen from his …

August 3rd, 2015 |  

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