Wilkes-Barre mayor declares state of emergency, vows forthcoming repairs

Wilkes-Barre mayor declares state of emergency, vows forthcoming repairs

WILKES-BARRE — Mayor Tony George declared a state of emergency for the area around Solomon Creek after a 40-foot section of the creek channel wa...

December 10th, 2016 |  


Holiday Havoc CrossFit event raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Holiday Havoc CrossFit event raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters

WILKES-BARRE — As Phil Semenza jumped up to grab the rope, he made sure to loop part of it around his foot, allowing him to propel himself even ...

December 10th, 2016 |  


Traditional ‘Santa in the Park’ event popular in Wilkes-Barre’s District A

Traditional ‘Santa in the Park’ event popular in Wilkes-Barre’s District A

WILKES-BARRE — Families could hear the whistle blowing as a train carrying Santa turned the corner from Hanover Street to Old River Road, prompt...

December 10th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: Please, keep Santa away from your toilet seat

Beyond the Byline: Please, keep Santa away from your toilet seat

WILKES-BARRE — This is the time of year when the Christmas spirit arrives for most of us.That spirit can mean different things to different peop...

December 10th, 2016 updated: December 10th, 2016. |  


Christmas comes to Swoyersville fueled by a vision, funded by aluminum cans

Christmas comes to Swoyersville fueled by a vision, funded by aluminum cans

SWOYERSVILLE — Residents lined the streets of the borough on Saturday to catch a glimpse of Frosty, Rudolph and Santa Claus as they made their w...

December 10th, 2016 updated: December 10th, 2016. |  


Columbus statue won’t return to Pittston until the spring

Columbus statue won’t return to Pittston until the spring

PITTSTON — The statue of Christopher Columbus that was knocked off its pedestal Wednesday probably won’t be returned to its site until the...

December 10th, 2016 updated: December 10th, 2016. |  


Kacey Musgraves takes Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center back to Christmas past

Kacey Musgraves takes Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center back to Christmas past

WILKES-BARRE — From the moment the curtain went up Friday night, the audience at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts was transported t...

December 10th, 2016 updated: December 10th, 2016. |  


Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George offers help to keep new high school in city

Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George offers help to keep new high school in city

WILKES-BARRE — As Wilkes-Barre Area School District officials consider where to locate a new high school after the zoning board this week nixed ...

December 10th, 2016 |  


Police: Burglars steal $1,500 worth of Japanese swords

WILKES-BARRE — A large rock was used to gain entry this week into a store on Scott Street, from which someone reportedly stole three swords valu...

December 9th, 2016 updated: December 10th, 2016. |  


Wilkes-Barre council chairman: No need to investigate police union’s claims

Wilkes-Barre council chairman: No need to investigate police union’s claims

WILKES-BARRE — The head of the city council said he would prefer an internal resolution to the differences between police and their boss, Chief ...

December 9th, 2016 updated: December 9th, 2016. |