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Kingston forum on education questions validity of new standardized testing

Kingston forum on education questions validity of new standardized testing

KINGSTON — It may have been freshman State Rep. Aaron Kaufer’s show, but former Wyoming Valley West High School Principal …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Prosecutors request more state prison phone recordings related to homicide trial

Prosecutors request more state prison phone recordings related to homicide trial

WILKES-BARRE — A county judge has ordered a second state prison turn over phone recordings in connection with a homicide …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Nanticoke man working to ensure inmates who kill are punished

Nanticoke man working to ensure inmates who kill are punished

NANTICOKE — Don Williams won’t ever allow his son’s death to have been in vain. His son, Eric Williams, 34, …

July 30th, 2015 |  

12-pack sales are a case half full for beer distributors

12-pack sales are a case half full for beer distributors

The OK to sell 12-packs of beer was more than a case of simple division for Lenny Cordora. He and …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Obama administration seeks to provide federal student aid to prisoners

Obama administration seeks to provide federal student aid to prisoners

WASHINGTON — Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Project to improve South Cross Valley Expressway near Nanticoke underway

Project to improve South Cross Valley Expressway near Nanticoke underway

NANTICOKE — A $8.9 million restoration project underway on the South Cross Valley will give the route a long-overdue facelift, …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Babysitter charged with abandoning toddler in Wilkes-Barre apartment

WILKES-BARRE — City police on Wednesday arrested a man they alleged abandoned a 2 1/2-year-old boy he was babysitting inside …

July 30th, 2015 updated: July 30th, 2015. |  

Hazle Township investment broker sentenced for swindling $1 million

Hazle Township investment broker sentenced for swindling $1 million

WILKES-BARRE — A Hazle Township investment counselor will spend more than five years in federal prison on charges he bilked …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Man jailed after pursuit following traffic stop

Man jailed after pursuit following traffic stop

WYOMING COUNTY — Police said following a traffic stop on Vail Road, Charles Thompson, III, 41, Olyphant, fled in his …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Man reports assault, robbery in Wilkes-Barre

Man reports assault, robbery in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Police responded to a report at about 11 p.m. on Monday of a 59-year-old man who had been …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Ross Township man charged after allegedly assaulting girlfriend

Ross Township man charged after allegedly assaulting girlfriend

ROSS TWP. — State police at Shickshinny arrested Stephen Edward Lunger, 34, of Old State Road, on charges he assaulted …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Crash leads to DUI arrest in Wilkes-Barre

Crash leads to DUI arrest in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — City police charged James Peter Jeckell, 25, of Indian Creek Drive, Wilkes-Barre, with two counts of driving under …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Wilkes-Barre man cited with harassment after making terroristic threats

Wilkes-Barre man cited with harassment after making terroristic threats

WILKES-BARRE — Police said a Wilkes-Barre man will be cited after he arrived at a local towing business at about …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Items reported stolen from cars on Wednesday

Items reported stolen from cars on Wednesday

WILKES-BARRE — City police received a rash of reports of items stolen from cars on Wednesday: According to police: • …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Average gas prices for July 30

Average gas prices for July 30

Average gas prices continued to tumble across the board overnight. AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following figures for today’s average gas …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Heavy rain, storms possible today

Heavy rain, storms possible today

The Wyoming Valley could get a soaking today. According to a hazardous weather outlook by the National Weather Service, showers …

July 30th, 2015 updated: July 30th, 2015. |  

Traffic report for July 30

Traffic report for July 30

Areas of minor and heavy congestion could add on a few minutes to the morning commute this morning. Free-flowing traffic …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Lottery Numbers for Wednesday, July 29.

Midday Drawing: Pick 2: 4-1 Pick 3: 9-3-3 Pick 4: 2-1-7-0 Pick 5: 7-9-3-4-8 Treasure Hunt: 01-02-05-20-30 Evening Drawing Pick …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Rollover crash in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — A one-vehicle crash in the area of 39 Coal Street resulted in a rollover at about 7:30 Wednesday …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Armed robbery reported on Wilkes-Barre street in broad daylight

Armed robbery reported on Wilkes-Barre street in broad daylight

WILKES-BARRE — Two people reported they were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon while walking near the South Street Bridge. City …

July 29th, 2015 updated: July 29th, 2015. |  

Dupont police chief forced to surrender firearm due to PFA

Dupont police chief forced to surrender firearm due to PFA

DUPONT — The beleaguered borough police department has experienced yet another quandary: the chief has been prohibited from carrying his …

July 29th, 2015 updated: July 29th, 2015. |  

Luzerne County juvenile offenders sell produce they grew while learning new skills

Luzerne County juvenile offenders sell produce they grew while learning new skills

A 16-year-old juvenile offender sold cucumbers, zucchini and squash he helped grow at a stand inside Luzerne County’s Penn Place …

July 29th, 2015 |  

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