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State: WB Area got $164,424 more than it should have

Apr 18

Faulty reporting of student enrollment in 'vocational education' led district to receive extra funds
WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre Area School District received $164,424 more in state subsidies than it should have due to a district reporting error.

Region gets high praise from Forbes

Apr 18

Magazine ranks Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 8th best place to raise a family
WILKES-BARRE — Diamond City Partnership Executive Director Larry Newman said Friday he wishes he could be more enthusiastic about the Forbes Magazine ranking that put the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton metropolitan area as the eighth best place in the U.S. to raise a...

7 arrested on drug trafficking charges

Apr 18

Large of amount of heroin, crack cocaine and two guns confiscated
WILKES-BARRE — City and state police investigators teamed up to arrest seven people — three of whom who had Philadelphia addresses — in four separate drug buy-bust operations. The busts Thursday netted large amount of heroin, crack cocaine and two...

A SAT history quiz

Apr 18

Take this SAT History quiz. Don't worry, the questions aren't about the history of the SAT, just about historic events that happened in key years of the test's evolution. Information comes from the College Board website

DCNR report details fracking impact on state parks

Apr 18

State forests nearest Luzerne County that have drilling are in Pike and Lycoming counties
HARRISBURG — The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources doesn't believe natural gas development is having catastrophic effects in state forests, but there are impacts, and a new in-depth study points out the side effects of drilling in state...

Help for those recovering to get jobs

Apr 18

Employment fairs scheduled for those going through justice system
When “Mary” graduated from the Luzerne County Drug Court program last year, she was excited to re-start her life. Sober and in the groove of attending required counseling and support meetings, she wanted a job.

Teen visitors give Hillside Farms a French flair

Apr 18

Foreign students get first-hand look at historic Back Mountain farm
SHAVERTOWN — Taking a goat for a walk on a leash was not something 16-year-old Florine Cardin of France expected to do in the United States.

A look at what an Amazon phone might offer

Apr 18

NEW YORK — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

Apr 18

DWORP, Belgium — The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub “In de Welkom” has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet...

Kingston man arrested for bank robbery

Apr 18

Police say Kenneth Delicati robbed Honesdale National Bank
KINGSTON — Borough police on Friday made an arrest in connection with the robbery of Honesdale National Bank on Thursday after a police officer recognized the suspect from a surveillance video photo.

Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

Apr 18

(AP) A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens...

Chase ends in crash

Apr 18

A Kingston police cruiser damaged in a vehicle pursuit that ended near Burger King on West End Road in Hanover Township is loaded onto a flatbed tow truck Friday night. A Luzerne County 911 supervisor said the pursuit began in Kingston at about 7:45 p.m., went through...

Lottery numbers for Friday, April 18

Apr 18

MIDDAY DRAWINGDaily Number - 4-7-6Big Four - 1-8-1-8Quinto - 4-5-5-5-8Treasure Hunt02-03-19-20-28EVENING DRAWINGDaily Number - 9-6-9Big Four - 2-8-9-3

Pet walk to benefit animal rescue/hospice

Apr 18

SCRANTON — Tracey's Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals Inc. will hold the Sixth Annual Memorial Pet Walk and Celebration of Life Event on May 31 at McDade Park in Scranton.

W-B YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day

Apr 18

WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St., is holding Healthy Kids Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26.

Cherry Blossom fest next weekend

Apr 18

WILKES-BARRE — The city will present the 2014 Cherry Blossom Festival April 26-27, running daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This year's event will offer traditional music and dance entertainment, food and craft vendors, face painting, caricatures, amusement...

More Day of Caring volunteers needed

Apr 18

WILKES-BARRE — More than 600 volunteers have signed up for United Way of Wyoming Valley's Day of Caring event on May 9, but another 65 volunteers are needed to meet the minimum volunteer requirement at each of the remaining projects.

Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead

Apr 18

(AP) Rene Bourque had two goals and David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored Friday night, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game 2...

NY judge upholds charges against financier's kin

Apr 18

(AP) A judge has declined to toss out federal fraud charges against the brother of a one-time billionaire hedge fund founder, though she noted that two charges have flaws...

California farmers to get more water

Apr 18

(AP) Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on...

Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

Apr 18

(AP) A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.

From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

Apr 18

(AP) Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Restitution ordered over dead, dying reptiles

Apr 18

(AP) A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000...

Senate to debate rideshare regulations

Apr 18

(AP) Among the major issues left to cover at the Arizona Legislature before the session ends is how to regulate the increasingly popular ridesharing programs like Uber and...

Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

Apr 18

(AP) The New York Mets have traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named.

Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

Apr 18

(AP) An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government...

Lugar will speak of energy, foreign policy in Wilkes speech

Apr 18

Longtime Indiana senator to deliver Rosenn Lecture
Energy independence. Russia and Ukraine. Keeping the seas safe for commerce.

Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

Apr 18

(AP) A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.

California farmers to get more water

Apr 18

(AP) Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on...

Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

Apr 18

(AP) After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected...

APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

Apr 18

(AP) A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the...

White House makes economics focus of Asia trip

Apr 18

(AP) The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are...

Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

Apr 18

(AP) Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to...

Judge says American can't end retiree benefits yet

Apr 18

(AP) A federal judge is telling American Airlines that it can't yet act alone to cut off benefits for many retirees.

US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013

Apr 18

(AP) U.S. newspaper industry revenue fell last year, as increases in circulation revenue weren't high enough to make up for shrinking demand for print advertising, an...

Correction: Restaurant Sales story

Apr 18

(AP) In a story April 17 about restaurant sales, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the average sales in a Starbucks location in 2013 was $13.1 million. It was...
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