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Duryea police: Man threatened girlfriend, daughter with machete

Duryea police: Man threatened girlfriend, daughter with machete

DURYEA — A borough man was taken into custody at about 1:30 p.m. on Friday on charges that he threatened …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Mall at Steamtown has new owner

Mall at Steamtown has new owner

SCRANTON — The close of business today found the Mall at Steamtown with a new owner. John Basalyga, a local …

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  

Boy Scouts end blanket ban on gay adults

Boy Scouts end blanket ban on gay adults

NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing …

July 27th, 2015 |  

New land bank seeks Luzerne County’s help

A new authority is asking Luzerne County to forego some tax revenue so it can pursue its mission of acquiring …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Wilkes-Barre mayoral nominee Tony George says juggling act led to campaign finance flap

Wilkes-Barre mayoral nominee Tony George says juggling act led to campaign finance flap

WILKES-BARRE — Tony George on Monday was anything but silent during his opposition to a proposed city sewer authority. But …

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  

State revokes Steven Stahl’s teaching license

State revokes Steven Stahl’s teaching license

WILKES-BARRE — The last nail in Stephen Stahl’s teaching career has likely been hammered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre at loggerheads over project funding

Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre at loggerheads over project funding

A battle over $2 million left from a tax diversion program is coming to a head. Luzerne County Chief Solicitor …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Despite protest from George, Wilkes-Barre City Council approves formation of sewer authority

Despite protest from George, Wilkes-Barre City Council approves formation of sewer authority

WILKES-BARRE — When the dust settled Monday and the debate stopped flowing, the first hurdle in the city’s plan to …

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  

Heroin, firearms found inside Wilkes-Barre Township motel

Heroin, firearms found inside Wilkes-Barre Township motel

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A Bronx, New York man was arrested Sunday after township police allegedly found a large amount of …

July 27th, 2015 |  

In Focus: Skunks stinking up Miners Mills neighborhood

In Focus: Skunks stinking up Miners Mills neighborhood

WILKES-BARRE — For a year and a half, Mary Nowak has had skunks burrowing under a shed in her back …

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  

Nature’s Variety issues dog food recall due to Salmonella risk

Nature’s Variety issues dog food recall due to Salmonella risk

Nature’s Variety is voluntarily recalling some of its dog food that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the company said in …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Wilkes-Barre police officer injured while investigating domestic disturbance

Wilkes-Barre police officer injured while investigating domestic disturbance

WILKES-BARRE — A city police officer was injured while investigating a domestic dispute that resulted in the arrests of two …

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  

Plains Township woman charged with public drunkenness

Plains Township woman charged with public drunkenness

PLAINS TWP. — Police said they received a report at about 3 a.m. on Saturday of an intoxicated person in …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Wilkes-Barre homicide suspect surrenders

Wilkes-Barre homicide suspect surrenders

WILKES-BARRE — A teenager is facing charges he fatally shot a man outside a residence on New Alexander Street over …

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  

Wilkes prof brings academic scientific background to pipeline task force

Wilkes prof brings academic scientific background to pipeline task force

WILKES-BARRE — From the start Ken Klemow sensed this assignment was different. The Wilkes University biology professor took his place …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Wilkes-Barre couple arrested following alleged domestic dispute

Wilkes-Barre couple arrested following alleged domestic dispute

WILKES-BARRE — Police said they responded to a residence on West River Street at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday for a …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Luzerne County restaurant inspections: July 20-24

The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According to the agency: “any …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: July 20-24

The following are recent Lackawanna County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According to the agency: “any …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Sunshine, hotter temperatures expected into the midweek

Sunshine, hotter temperatures expected into the midweek

Rain is possible today, but sunshine and hotter temperatures will soon return to the Wyoming Valley. The National Weather Service …

July 27th, 2015 |  

In Focus: Irish teachers visit King’s for 41st, and last, time

In Focus: Irish teachers visit King’s for 41st, and last, time

WILKES-BARRE — Paula Hewison is what you might expect for a gal from County Cork, Ireland. Hewison is one of …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Traffic report for July 27

Traffic report for July 27

Some areas of congested traffic could add a couple of minutes onto the morning commute. Scattered areas of minor congestion …

July 27th, 2015 |  

A star-spangled day created by Kelsey Kolojejchick, Paige Selenski and Kat Sharkey

A star-spangled day created by Kelsey Kolojejchick, Paige Selenski and Kat Sharkey

KINGSTON – Kelsey Kolojejchick, Paige Selenski and Kat Sharkey thrived from the start as just three of the reasons the …

July 26th, 2015 |  

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