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Labor Day weekend commute to be a busy one

Labor Day weekend commute to be a busy one

WILKES-BARRE — With Labor Day serving as the unofficial sendoff of the summer, commuters will hit the road in full …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Court: Nanticoke residency requirement unconstitutional

Court: Nanticoke residency requirement unconstitutional

NANTICOKE — Unconstitutional. That is what a judge had to say about a provision in Nanticoke’s Home Rule Charter requiring …

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

Decision soon on appealing restrictions placed on Louis DeNaples by PA Gaming Control Board

Decision soon on appealing restrictions placed on Louis DeNaples by PA Gaming Control Board

The attorney for Louis DeNaples said Thursday a decision will be made soon on appealing the vote of gambling regulators …

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

In Focus: Speaker brings her story of overcoming adversity to Wyoming Valley

In Focus: Speaker brings her story of overcoming adversity to Wyoming Valley

JENKINS TWP. — Liz Murray said she was nervous Wednesday when talking to two groups of employees at Benco Dental. …

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

Community, school mourn loss of teens in Camptown crash

Community, school mourn loss of teens in Camptown crash

WYALUSING TWP. — It was a sad start to the school year at Wyalusing Valley High School as faculty, friends …

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

Judge lets Brady play; rules against NFL in ‘Deflategate’

Judge lets Brady play; rules against NFL in ‘Deflategate’

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge deflated “Deflategate” Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for a …

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

Sunny skies expected through Labor Day weekend

Sunny skies expected through Labor Day weekend

Some scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible as the week comes to an end. For the most part, however, …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Traffic report for Sept. 3

Traffic report for Sept. 3

Commuters could encounter some areas of congestion on the way into work and school this morning. Heavy congestion is reported …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Hazleton Elementary Middle School closed due to nearby investigation

Hazleton Elementary Middle School closed due to nearby investigation

HAZLETON — A state police investigation in the area around Hazleton Area Middle School has resulted in the closure of …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Police: Girlfriend sliced boyfriend with knife during dispute

Police: Girlfriend sliced boyfriend with knife during dispute

LUZERNE — Borough police arrested Rosalie Davenport, 40, of Nanticoke, on charges she assaulted her boyfriend with a knife during …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Average gas prices for Sept. 3

Average gas prices for Sept. 3

Local and state average gas prices held steady overnight, while the national average dipped by a penny. AAA Mid-Atlantic provided …

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

United Way kicks off annual campaign with acclaimed guest speaker Liz Murray

United Way kicks off annual campaign with acclaimed guest speaker Liz Murray

PLAINS TWP. — United Way Wyoming Valley’s executive director, Bill Jones, is seldom at a loss for words. But Wednesday …

September 2nd, 2015 updated: September 2nd, 2015. |  

PUC lawyers: Release of ‘tip letter’ to Times Leader could harm future investigations

A whistleblower’s letter critical of PPL Electric Utilities shouldn’t be released to the media because it was never officially considered …

September 2nd, 2015 updated: September 2nd, 2015. |  

91-year-old Luzerne County man’s back taxes are paid by GoFundMe donors

91-year-old Luzerne County man’s back taxes are paid by GoFundMe donors

Armed with donations, Dallas resident John Daily visited Luzerne County’s tax claim office Wednesday to pay 91-year-old Abram Belles’ delinquent …

September 2nd, 2015 updated: September 3rd, 2015. |  

New facade and purpose for a three-story building in Kingston

New facade and purpose for a three-story building in Kingston

KINGSTON — Three new storefronts and eight upscale apartments are being constructed on Wyoming Avenue next to Cook’s Pharmacy. The …

September 2nd, 2015 updated: September 2nd, 2015. |  

Boback announces changes to outreach hours

Boback announces changes to outreach hours

DALLAS — Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harvey’s, Lake today announced changes to her satellite hours and outreach events for the month …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Life is forever at Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge

Life is forever at Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge

DALLAS TWP. — They help helpless victims of circumstance. Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge is a non-profit 30-acre animal shelter …

September 2nd, 2015 updated: September 2nd, 2015. |  

Geisinger to implement new color-coded scrub system

WILKES-BARRE — Beginning a process aimed at making it easier for patients to identify hospital workers, all 3,000-plus registered nurses …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Walk planned in response to KKK recruitment fliers circulating in Wilkes-Barre

Walk planned in response to KKK recruitment fliers circulating in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Although the walk local religious and community leaders are planning is much shorter than the nearly 900-mile journey …

September 2nd, 2015 updated: September 2nd, 2015. |  

New York man charged with intimidating witness in Wilkes-Barre Township drug case

New York man charged with intimidating witness in Wilkes-Barre Township drug case

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police arrested a man from New York City on charges he intimidated a witness at his …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Average gas prices for Sept. 2

Average gas prices for Sept. 2

The average gas prices locally and nationwide dipped slightly overnight — in the last week, the national average dropped by …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Alleged meth user found asleep in baseball dugout

Alleged meth user found asleep in baseball dugout

WRIGHT TWP. — Township police said they found Max Tyler Beach, 22, sleeping on two pallets in a dugout at …

September 2nd, 2015 updated: September 2nd, 2015. |  

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