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Hazleton man charged with sexual assault of 13-year-old

Hazleton man charged with sexual assault of 13-year-old

HAZLETON — A 39-year-old city man was charged with rape and other offenses Friday night for allegedly threatening to kill …

February 13th, 2016 |  

Consumer Watchdog: Joe Sekelsky says he may lose leg; his customers have already lost an arm and a leg

Consumer Watchdog: Joe Sekelsky says he may lose leg; his customers have already lost an arm and a leg

This is an update on last week’s column about Joe Sekelsky, owner of Sekelsky Plumbing and Heating in Duryea, who …

February 13th, 2016 |  

Police: Man cited for public drunkenness

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Joseph Soboski, 57, was cited for public drunkenness after police say he was found lying on the …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Hazleton Area students are tough crowd for Gov. Tom Wolf

Hazleton Area students are tough crowd for Gov. Tom Wolf

HAZLETON — As the Keystone state’s cheerleader-in-chief, Gov. Tom Wolf found himself with a tough crowd Friday. The students were …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Concerned Citizens Against the PennEast Pipeline tear up eminent domain offers

Concerned Citizens Against the PennEast Pipeline tear up eminent domain offers

KINGSTON TWP. — Mary Leeds and 12 other residents rejected PennEast Pipeline’s eminent domain offers at the “Tear Up the …

February 12th, 2016 updated: February 12th, 2016. |  

Leadership Wilkes-Barre project grooms Blue Chip animals

Leadership Wilkes-Barre project grooms Blue Chip animals

DALLAS — Grooming is the key when you’re trying to impress someone, whether it be a job interview or a …

February 12th, 2016 |  

What’s next for Wilkes-Barre Mayor George after council refused to open up the budget for changes

WILKES-BARRE — Twelve years ago, the city council and mayor took a different approach to the situation now facing Tony …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Jessica Alinsky guilty of third-degree murder in boyfriend’s fatal shooting

Jessica Alinsky guilty of third-degree murder in boyfriend’s fatal shooting

WILKES-BARRE — Jessica Lynn Alinsky sunk her head and brushed away tears as a Luzerne County jury announced her fate. …

February 12th, 2016 updated: February 12th, 2016. |  

A first look: High-end apartments at Newrose Building finished, residents set to move in

A first look: High-end apartments at Newrose Building finished, residents set to move in

PITTSTON — Pat Hadley, 50, was born and raised in Pittston. He remembers going to the doctor’s office in the …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Deadline looms for chance at grants during non-profit forum sponsored by Luzerne Foundation

WILKES-BARRE — Walter Mitchell crooned for cash two years ago. “I sang a selection from ‘Fiddler on the Roof’: ‘If …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Police request help in identifying suspect who stole X-Box from Best Buy

Police request help in identifying suspect who stole X-Box from Best Buy

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Police said a Best Buy employee reported to police at about 11 a.m. Friday an unknown male …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Closing arguments heard, jury begins deliberating verdict in Jessica Alinsky homicide trial

Closing arguments heard, jury begins deliberating verdict in Jessica Alinsky homicide trial

WILKES-BARRE — Closing arguments were heard Friday as a Luzerne County jury prepared to deliberate whether Jessica Lynn Alinsky was …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Residents begin to move in to River’s Edge condominiums in Pittston

Residents begin to move in to River’s Edge condominiums in Pittston

PITTSTON — In the third week of January, Sal Milazzo was the first person to move into the River’s Edge …

February 12th, 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 12th, 2016 |  

Wanted man taken into custody; additional charge filed

Wanted man taken into custody; additional charge filed

KINGSTON — A man wanted by Luzerne County Adult Probation was taken into custody Wednesday. Officers Matthew Bonawits and Jon …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Man arrested for punching parked vehicle

Man arrested for punching parked vehicle

KINGSTON — A 34-year-old man was arrested Thursday after police said he was punching a parked vehicle. According to police, …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Man charged in theft at Luzerne Shopping Center

Man charged in theft at Luzerne Shopping Center

KINGSTON — Police filed several charges against a man following the theft of two bottles of vodka from the Wine …

February 12th, 2016 updated: February 12th, 2016. |  

Police seek help in search for robbery suspect

Police seek help in search for robbery suspect

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Police are looking for Elijah Jones, 18, who is wanted by the Pocono Regional Police Department for …

February 12th, 2016 updated: February 12th, 2016. |  

Man arrested for using counterfeit credit cards

Man arrested for using counterfeit credit cards

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Khalil Cornelius Webb of Brooklyn, New York, was taken into custody Thursday when police say he attempted …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Hazleton police searching for burglar

Hazleton police searching for burglar

HAZLETON — Police are investigating a reported burglary that took place in the 600 block of Grant Street Thursday. Police …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Scattered flurries and snow showers as temperatures drop

Scattered flurries and snow showers as temperatures drop

WILKES-BARRE — Scattered flurries today after 3 p.m, with increasing clouds and a high near 22; southwest wind 5 to …

February 12th, 2016 |  

Average gas price in area down 5 cents per gallon over the last week

Average gas price in area down 5 cents per gallon over the last week

WILKES-BARRE — AAA Mid-Atlantic reports that the Wilkes-Barre area gas average is at $1.92 today, down a penny overnight and …

February 12th, 2016 |  

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