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Racers finally have their day on river

Racers finally have their day on river

WILKES-BARRE — In the quiet of Saturday morning, the scene was peaceful and serene overlooking the Susquehanna River. At Nesbitt …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Misericordia students pitch in

Misericordia students pitch in

HARVEYS LAKE – Picking wool to prepare it for spinning, Brooke Nelson gained a new appreciation for the work behind …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Moose Lodge helps West Pittston bid farewell to summer with block party

Moose Lodge helps West Pittston bid farewell to summer with block party

WEST PITTSTON — An end-of-summer block party hosted by Moose Lodge No. 1207 brought a spirit of fun and entertainment …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Zeroing In: SOS group to offer some answers at public meeting Sunday

Zeroing In: SOS group to offer some answers at public meeting Sunday

In May, Wilkes-Barre Area School Board President Lou Elmy joked that the district’s plan to build a new high school …

August 29th, 2015 updated: August 29th, 2015. |  

‘Pep rally’ celebrates back-to-school at Wyoming Valley Mall

‘Pep rally’ celebrates back-to-school at Wyoming Valley Mall

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least for parents. And in celebration of the …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Consumer Watchdog: And the schemes just keep on coming

Consumer Watchdog: And the schemes just keep on coming

As I wrote last week, schemes that prey on consumers are a dime a dozen and there’s no shortage of …

August 29th, 2015 updated: August 29th, 2015. |  

CEO’s delicious initiatives mark Hunger Action Month

CEO’s delicious initiatives mark Hunger Action Month

WILKES-BARRE — The Commission on Economic Opportunity has coordinated some delicious initiatives in observance of Hunger Action Month in September, …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

TouchBus app plans to motor along with Martz Trailways

TouchBus app plans to motor along with Martz Trailways

WILKES-BARRE — Two local entrepreneurs, Connor Scalleat and Frank Henry, are working with Martz Trailways to build a new avenue …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Geisinger Wyoming Valley employees to use higher wages to improve their lives

Geisinger Wyoming Valley employees to use higher wages to improve their lives

PLAINS TWP. — Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center employee Katlyn Wolfe recently took a second job before her company’s minimum …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Luzerne County crafts new protocol to prevent future homestead tax break errors

Luzerne County crafts new protocol to prevent future homestead tax break errors

Luzerne County Assessment Director Anthony Alu has developed a written, step-by-step approval process to prevent property owners from wrongly receiving …

August 28th, 2015 |  

Tobyhanna Army Depot purchases land to allow for expansion, if necessary

TOBYHANNA TWP. — More land could mean lots more for the Tobyhanna Army Depot. In what was termed a “land …

August 28th, 2015 |  

Retired Coughlin principal charged in connection with testimony in Stahl child corruption case

Retired Coughlin principal charged in connection with testimony in Stahl child corruption case

SWOYERSVILLE — Retired Coughlin High School principal Frank J. Michaels was arraigned today on perjury and child endangerment charges related …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Two charged with 2002 killing and dismemberment of Edwardsville man

Two charged with 2002 killing and dismemberment of Edwardsville man

A California couple was charged Friday with the killing and dismembering of an Edwardsville man in Wilkes-Barre 13 years ago. …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Spirit of the Pell Grant under attack by federal budget proposals

Spirit of the Pell Grant under attack by federal budget proposals

Decades ago, U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell eloquently stated, “The strength of the United States is not the gold in Fort …

August 28th, 2015 |  

Click. Flash. Mark Cohen’s award-winning street photos featured in retrospective book

Click. Flash. Mark Cohen’s award-winning street photos featured in retrospective book

WILKES-BARRE — The photos could have been taken anywhere but most were shot in Wilkes-Barre. They are of everyday people …

August 28th, 2015 |  

Twice postponed, annual dragon boat races set to hit the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre Saturday

Twice postponed, annual dragon boat races set to hit the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre Saturday

WILKES-BARRE — Third time’s the charm. After the elements twice forced organizers to postpone the event, teams will hit the …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Former Dupont police officer to face child sex assault charges

Former Dupont police officer to face child sex assault charges

PITTSTON — None of the alleged sexual assault victims testified against former Dupont police officer David Turkos. Instead, Luzerne County …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Dallas man charged with assault in Wyoming County

Dallas man charged with assault in Wyoming County

MONROE TWP. — State police at Tunkhannock arrested Ernest Smith, 55, of Dallas, with discharging a firearm at another person …

August 28th, 2015 |  

Club Envy shut down after two stabbed, shots fired at Wilkes-Barre club on South Main

Club Envy shut down after two stabbed, shots fired at Wilkes-Barre club on South Main

WILKES-BARRE — There’s nothing more to envy. The troubled Club Envy club was closed by city officials this afternoon due …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Last weekend of meteorological summer

Last weekend of meteorological summer

If you have a backyard swimming pool, don’t close it just yet. Early fall temperatures that teased the area this …

August 28th, 2015 |  

Kaufer, Mullery talk property tax elimination

Kaufer, Mullery talk property tax elimination

EDWARDSVILLE — Two elected state officials on Thursday gave a roomful of people who are fed up with property taxes …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Luzerne County’s main annual auction draws record crowd, raises $1.3 million

Luzerne County’s main annual auction draws record crowd, raises $1.3 million

Jazmin and Luis Reyna came to Luzerne County’s popular main annual free-and-clear tax auction Thursday with thousands of dollars they …

August 27th, 2015 |  

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