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Area man pleads guilty in $7.7 million theft

TRENTON, N.J. — The owner of a now-shuttered title company has pleaded guilty in the theft of $7.7 million entrusted …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Lottery Numbers for Monday, Aug. 31.

Midday Drawing: Pick 2: 4-1 Pick 3: 5-5-9 Pick 4: 4-7-6-2 Pick 5: 2-1-9-4-7 Treasure Hunt: 03-08-17-19-24 Evening Drawing Pick …

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  

West Hazleton police make 3 drug arrests in 3 traffic stops

West Hazleton police make 3 drug arrests in 3 traffic stops

WEST HAZLETON — Borough police made three drug-related arrests in three separate traffic stops over the past week. Last Tuesday …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Forty Fort police seek help in identifying theft suspect

Forty Fort police seek help in identifying theft suspect

FORTY FORT — Borough police have released photos of a male wanted in connection with a theft and are seeking …

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  

Ashley man charged after allegedly choking girlfriend

Ashley man charged after allegedly choking girlfriend

ASHLEY — A borough man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly choked his girlfriend. Police say Kevin Wheeler, 33, of …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Life-saving medication reversing drug overdoses, saving lives in Luzerne County

Life-saving medication reversing drug overdoses, saving lives in Luzerne County

Nine drug users on the brink of death were brought back to life in Luzerne County since state and local …

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  

Judge won’t allow 5-year-old’s prior sexual history at child-rape trial

Judge won’t allow 5-year-old’s prior sexual history at child-rape trial

WILKES-BARRE — Evidence of a 5-year-old’s alleged prior sexual conduct will not be admitted in court. A Luzerne County judge …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Attorney: Absent investor not a big part of fight against Wilkes-Barre Area consolidation

Attorney: Absent investor not a big part of fight against Wilkes-Barre Area consolidation

WILKES-BARRE — An inability to reach the man who proposed private funding for Wilkes-Barre Area School District construction may be …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Donations to save home leave 91-year-old Wilkes-Barre Township man speechless

Donations to save home leave 91-year-old Wilkes-Barre Township man speechless

Ninety-one-year-old Abram Belles bowed his head and exhibited a rare moment of speechlessness when the subject of donations came up. …

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  

Biden thanks longtime Wilkes-Barre Twp. committeewoman for service to Democratic Party

Biden thanks longtime Wilkes-Barre Twp. committeewoman for service to Democratic Party

WILKES-BARRE — After serving for more than 60 years as a Democratic committeewoman, 91-year-old Bernice Sakaduski of Wilkes-Barre Township got …

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  

Luzerne County man named director of Pa.’s largest tech high school

Luzerne County man named director of Pa.’s largest tech high school

SCHNECKSVILLE — Lehigh Career & Technical Institute officials have named a Luzerne County resident and former Wilkes-Barre Area School District …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Geisinger makes $7.1 million investment at its South Wilkes-Barre facility

Geisinger makes $7.1 million investment at its South Wilkes-Barre facility

WILKES-BARRE — Geisinger Health System Monday showed off its new $7.1 million short stay unit and surgical suite at the …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Charges dismissed against four Exeter Township officials

Charges dismissed against four Exeter Township officials

SWOYERSVILLE — A district judge on Monday dismissed all charges against four Exeter Township supervisors accused by the state Office …

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  

Wyoming Valley West mulling $48 million in construction

Wyoming Valley West mulling $48 million in construction

KINGSTON — Though not anticipating any construction in the foreseeable future, Wyoming Valley West submitted paperwork to the state Department …

August 31st, 2015 |  

PennDOT announces safety breaks at rest areas for the Labor Day weekend

PennDOT announces safety breaks at rest areas for the Labor Day weekend

DUNMORE — PennDOT is encouraging motorists traveling through northeastern Pennsylvania to take a safety break at interstate rest areas over …

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  

Two doctors who want to make Scranton a little bit happier open Adezzo

Two doctors who want to make Scranton a little bit happier open Adezzo

SCRANTON — Doctors Robert Paulino and Mladen Jecmenica felt compelled to provide cheer for the community when Scranton was named …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Theft and burglary spurred by drug use earn man two years in program

WILKES-BARRE — A Hazleton area man who admitted to theft charges has a chance to serve his sentence in a …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Boback announces constituent outreach hours for September

Boback announces constituent outreach hours for September

DALLAS — In order to address questions and concerns of residents of the 117th Legislative District, state Rep. Karen Boback, …

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  

King’s College to host ‘Ferguson’ forum next week

King’s College to host ‘Ferguson’ forum next week

WILKES-BARRE — King’s College will host a panel discussion on questions of race and social justice in the wake of …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing to offer sign language courses

Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing to offer sign language courses

SCRANTON – The Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children will promote greater understanding of deaf culture, advancing …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Remembering the first day of school a long time ago

Remembering the first day of school a long time ago

The first day of school means a lot to a lot of people. My first day was anything but good. …

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  

They’re baaack! Students return to school

They’re baaack! Students return to school

HANOVER TWP. — On the sidewalk, Dave Zadzura admitted to playing hooky — er, taking a day off — from …

August 31st, 2015 updated: August 31st, 2015. |  

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