Avoca to hire third full-time police officer

Avoca to hire third full-time police officer

AVOCA — The Avoca Police Department is operating with two full-time officers, but a third one soon will be added.Council members voted to have P...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Lottery Numbers for Thursday, Dec. 8

Lottery Numbers for Thursday, Dec. 8

Midday Drawing Pick 2: 1-5Pick 3: 3-9-2Pick 4: 9-5-8-0Pick 5: 6-0-5-2-6Wild: 4Treasure Hunt: 03-10-19-26-30Evening DrawingPick 2: 7-8Pick 3: 0-3-5Pick...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Wilkes-Barre police union asks city council to investigate chief

Wilkes-Barre police union asks city council to investigate chief

WILKES-BARRE — The union representing city police officers turned to council for help in repairing what it described as a toxic atmosphere creat...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Plains Township passes $9.3 million budget; holds taxes to 1.77 mills

Plains Township passes $9.3 million budget; holds taxes to 1.77 mills

PLAINS TWP. — Township commissioners unanimously passed the $9.3 million 2017 budget Thursday during the final meeting of the year at the Fox Hi...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Questions abound after Zoning Hearing Board’s decision on high school plan

Questions abound after Zoning Hearing Board’s decision on high school plan

WILKES-BARRE — With a single ruling, the Wilkes-Barre Zoning Hearing Board tossed a regulatory hand grenade into the Wilkes-Barre Area School Bo...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Significant cuts still needed to avoid Luzerne County tax hike and vehicle fee

Significant cuts still needed to avoid Luzerne County tax hike and vehicle fee

Unless significant whittling occurs next week, a Luzerne County Council majority may only identify enough cuts to do away with a proposed $5 vehicle r...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Williamsport man indicted for drug trafficking, firearms violations

Williamsport man indicted for drug trafficking, firearms violations

WILLIAMSPORT — A Williamsport man was indicted by a federal grand jury for drug trafficking and possession of firearms by a felon.According to U...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Jessie Con-ui’s attorneys want 547 ‘gruesome’ photos prohibited from trial

Jessie Con-ui’s attorneys want 547 ‘gruesome’ photos prohibited from trial

WILKES-BARRE — The attorneys for a convicted killer accused of beating and stabbing to death a correctional officer from Nanticoke want hundreds...

December 8th, 2016 updated: December 8th, 2016. |  


The Olde House Cafe in Dallas now offers dinner service two nights a week

The Olde House Cafe in Dallas now offers dinner service two nights a week

DALLAS — The floorboards creak a little at The Olde House Cafe on Lake Street.It’s one of the characteristics that makes the restaurant &#...

December 8th, 2016 updated: December 8th, 2016. |  


John Glenn, first US astronaut to orbit Earth, longtime senator, dies at 95

John Glenn, first US astronaut to orbit Earth, longtime senator, dies at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him t...

December 8th, 2016 |