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LeBron James' returning home to Cavs

Jul 12

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James' fans and former haters in Ohio have every reason to rejoice now that the four-time NBA MVP has decided to bring his considerable talents back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Lottery Numbers for Friday, July 11

Jul 12

MIDDAY DRAWINGDaily Number - 0-4-4Big Four - 2-0-1-1Quinto - 4-7-6-0-3Treasure Hunt01-19-21-28-29EVENING DRAWINGDaily Number - 3-1-8Big Four - 0-3-4-6

United Way helps Wyoming Valley campers expand horizons

Jul 12

Organization has provided more than $86,000 in funding for Jewish Community Alliance's Day Camp
DALLAS TWP. – Rick Evans grabbed a microphone Friday and faced the crowd of campers looking on.

Police get tough on aggressive driving

Jul 12

FORTY FORT — Lead-footed drivers beware, some area police departments are stepping up traffic enforcement through the end of next month as part of a state funded program.

Deck by detour: Mountain Top couple's kitchen dreams instead result in unplanned back porch

Jul 12

Felicia Bierzynski got a back porch by accident and couldn't be happier about it.

Turnout for day camp pleases Plains Twp. commissioners

Jul 12

PLAINS TWP — The township commissioners praised the success of the Plains Municipal Park day camp during Thursday's regular meeting.

Mayor says Plymouth needs more part-time police officers

Jul 12

PLYMOUTH — At Tuesday's council meeting, Mayor Dorothy Petrosky cited the number of calls to 911 from the borough in June to show the need for more part-time police officers.

Edwardsville to repair old sewer line

Jul 12

EDWARDSVILLE — The borough council unanimously approved a new technique to repair a collapsing old terra cotta sanitary line on the lower half of Summit Street Thursday night.

Downside of low mortgage rates? Less selling

Jul 12

WASHINGTON — Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell.

Corbett still pressing for pension reform

Jul 12

PITTSBURGH — Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday that he's still hopeful the Pennsylvania Legislature will take up pension reform, but won't say if he plans to call a special session on the issue.

Glodzik gets 3-12 months, work release in theft case in Wilkes-Barre

Jul 12

Towing contractor's lawyer calls penalty 'an unfair sentence by a timid judge'
WILKES-BARRE — “An unfair sentence by a timid judge.”

Lackawanna County business faces backlash for refusing gay wedding reception request

Jul 12

Other area businesses welcome same-sex celebrations
A day after news broke that The Inne of the Abingtons in Lackawanna County refused to hold a same-sex wedding reception for a lesbian couple, the business reportedly received threats of violence.

Girl, 6, was unattended for 45 minutes after returning from field trip

Jul 12

A 6-year-old girl was left alone inside a van owned by the Greater Pittston YMCA after a field trip on Monday. The child, along with several other children, are part of a summer program for kids from kindergarten through seventh grade.

WVW School District looking to have phone tower at Kingston stadium

Jul 12

Light standard on visitor's side of football stadium would be replaced
KINGSTON — It will be 20 feet taller than the tower it would replace, and require a short gravel access lane. But otherwise, officials say, it will barely be discernible if Verizon is granted a zoning exception next week to install a cellphone tower at Wyoming...

Lawyer: Missing Dominican's testimony unfit for homicide trial

Jul 12

WILKES-BARRE — Introduction at trial of 11-month-old testimony by a missing witness would violate homicide suspect Joshua Ovalles' constitutional rights, the Wilkes-Barre man's attorney argued Friday.

County may consider hangar at Wyoming Valley Airport

Jul 11

Luzerne County Council next week might finally consider a decade-old proposal to build a maintenance hangar at the county's Wyoming Valley Airport in Forty Fort.

Blood, platelet donation to be 'Newsmakers' topic

Jul 11

WILKES-BARRE — Becoming an American Red Cross blood or platelet donor is the focus of the July Newsmakers program, which airs this Sunday.

Penn State Hazleton to host info session

Jul 11

SUGARLOAF TWP. — Penn State Hazleton's Office of Admissions will host an information session on Wednesday to showcase the degree programs offered at the campus for traditional age and adult students. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the Evelyn...

Barletta seeking interns for the fall

Jul 11

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, announced that fall internships are available in his Washington, D.C., office and all of his district locations: Hazleton, Carlisle, Harrisburg and Sunbury.

General Hospital rated above average for coronary artery bypass surgery

Jul 11

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre General Hospital received an above average rating for coronary artery bypass surgery, according to ratings listed with an upcoming Consumer Reports article.

Electrical power restored to all but about 100 in Luzerne County

Jul 11

Nearly all of the more than 15,000 UGI Utilities - Electric Division customers who experience a loss of electric service after the severe wind and rain storms on July 8 have been restored to power.

Defense challenges search warrants in Pittsburgh cyanide case

Jul 11

PITTSBURGH — Attorneys for a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of killing his neurologist wife with cyanide are challenging search warrants and subpoenas that prosecutors used to gather computer evidence in the case.

Suspended lawyer withdraws DUI guilty plea

Jul 11

Anthony J. Moses seeks admission to ARD program
WILKES-BARRE — A Kingston attorney on Friday withdrew his guilty plea in a drug-related Plymouth hit-and-run crash in order to apply for admission into the county's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program.

Wilkes-Barre General rated above average for coronary artery bypass operations

Jul 11

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre General Hospital received an above average rating for coronary artery bypass surgery, according to ratings listed with an upcoming Consumer Reports article.

DEP advises residents of Stockton sections of Hazle Township not to use their water

Jul 11

State agency says water system providing non-treated water, found giardia cysts in it
State environmental officials are advising residents of two sections of Hazle Township not to consume their drinking water after giardia cysts were found in a test.

Leighton issues statement on Glodzik, LAG Towing

Jul 11

WILKES-BARRE — Mayor Tom Leighton has released a statement regarding the future of Leo A. Glodzik III's suspended towing contract:

Nearly 1,000 UGI electric customers still without power

Jul 11

More than 13,800 UGI Utilities - Electric Division customers have had their service restored since restoration efforts began on July 8. But as of 3:30 p.m. today, about 995 UGI customers remain without power after high winds and rain ravaged parts of the...

Tractor-trailers causing concern on Giants Despair

Jul 11

LAUREL RUN — With restrictions on tractor-trailer traffic on two major roadways entering and leaving the Wyoming Valley, a Wilkes-Barre Township resident believes big rig drivers are dangerously using a road incapable of handling heavy...

Plains Twp. resident named manager of engineering firm

Jul 11

PLAINS TWP. — James Bonczek of Plains Township has been named manager of the Forty Fort office of Barry Isett & Associates Inc., a multi-discipline engineering and code enforcement firm located at 150 Welles St.

DA announces Concealed Carry, Castle Doctrine seminar

Jul 11

The Luzerne County District Attorney's Office will host a Concealed Carry Law and Castle Doctrine seminar from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 28.

Venue reportedly receives threats after refusing to host gay wedding receptions

Jul 11

A wedding reception venue in Northeastern Pennsylvania has reportedly received threats of violence after news broke Thursday that the owner is refusing to accommodate gay wedding receptions.

The Commonwealth Medical College to announce full accreditation

Jul 11

SCRANTON — The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) Monday is expected to announce it has been awarded full accreditation by both the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) and Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Teen injured in domestic disturbance at Sherman Hills

Jul 11

WILKES-BARRE — A 19-year-old girl was taken to a hospital for injuries she sustained in a domestic disturbance in the Sherman Hills apartment complex late Thursday night, city police said.

Police: Sword used in kidnapping in Wilkes-Barre

Jul 11

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested two men who they say used a sword to abduct another man they forced to strip over a money debt early Friday morning.

Sunny skies for today, Saturday with humidity, thunderstorm in Sunday's forecast

Jul 11

The first half of the weekend will be the best chance to spend outdoors as thunderstorms and humidity returns on Sunday.

Historical items from old PHS to be saved

Jul 11

Building will be torn down soon, but many artifacts will go to the Plymouth Historical Society
PLYMOUTH — The original Plymouth High School that later served as the town's junior high and as Wyoming Valley West's Main Street Elementary Center, will be demolished soon, but many historical artifacts have been given to the Plymouth Historical...
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