One-time volunteer firefighter to face child abuse charges in county court

One-time volunteer firefighter to face child abuse charges in county court

NANTICOKE — A one-time volunteer firefighter accused of assaulting an 8-year-old girl is heading to higher court on felony charges.Michael Sanso...

June 29th, 2016 updated: June 29th, 2016. |  


Feet to the fire: It’s time for Mayor Tony George to make good on his ‘law and order’ promise

Feet to the fire: It’s time for Mayor Tony George to make good on his ‘law and order’ promise

WILKES-BARRE — It was a comment about a local festival that, at first, sounded funny, but then struck a bit of fear in the heart.“I heard ...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Hazleton homicide trial: Investigator found ‘corpse wrapped up in the attic’

Hazleton homicide trial: Investigator found ‘corpse wrapped up in the attic’

WILKES-BARRE — A padlocked door, sealed around its edges with tape and tissue paper, led investigators to the dank attic that was Maria BreaR...

June 29th, 2016 updated: June 29th, 2016. |  


Patriotic-themed holiday snowman appears at intersection in Kingston

Patriotic-themed holiday snowman appears at intersection in Kingston

KINGSTON — The holiday snowman has appeared at the intersection of Mercer Avenue and Bennett Street, always around a holiday, despite the outsid...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Police: Copper wire, scrap reported stolen from shed at Verizon building

Police: Copper wire, scrap reported stolen from shed at Verizon building

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Police are investigating a reported theft of copper from a Verizon building.Police said that at 12:20 p.m. Monday, the facil...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Man charged with DUI after allegedly hitting pole with vehicle

Man charged with DUI after allegedly hitting pole with vehicle

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A Tennessee man has been charged with DUI after police say he struck a light pole in the Motel 6 parking lot.Police said tha...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Police: Intoxicated men stumbled past officers on patrol in Wilkes-Barre

Police: Intoxicated men stumbled past officers on patrol in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Two men are facing public intoxication charges after police allege they stumbled in front of officers on patrol while intoxicated...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Police: Man had teenager who owed him money sell marijuana

Police: Man had teenager who owed him money sell marijuana

WILKES-BARRE — Police have charged a man after he allegedly used a juvenile to sell marijuana Friday.Police said that at 5:03 p.m. Friday, offic...

June 29th, 2016 |  


UGI to replace natural gas lines in Wilkes-Barre next month

UGI to replace natural gas lines in Wilkes-Barre next month

WILKES-BARRE — UGI will replace nearly 3,000 feet of natural gas lines in the city starting the week of July 11.The company Wednesday announced ...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: Experiencing the Big Apple for the very first time

Beyond the Byline: Experiencing the Big Apple for the very first time

Stories of my first-ever experience in Wilkes-Barre usually get a chuckle out of people.I remember trekking across Public Square to Dunkin’ Donu...

June 29th, 2016 |