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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...

Lawyer: Missing Dominican's testimony unfit for homicide trial

Jul 11

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.

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.

LeBron James' returning home to Cavs

Jul 11

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.

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.

Greater Pittston YMCA at risk of losing license after leaving 6-year-old unattended in van

Jul 11

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.

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...

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

Jul 11

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

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...

First night of annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction a big hit

Jul 10

DALLAS — Organizers were pleased with a high turnout for Thursday night's opening of the 68th Annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction, which continues through Sunday.

Youngsters get to work at LCCC's Lego robotics camp

Jul 10

LCCC holds Lego robotics camp
NANTICOKE — Nathan Sipple had no problem when the instructor advised that the specific Lego piece he wanted wasn't available.

The boat of the hour: Heading down the Susquehanna in a kayak catching on as a pastime

Jul 10

Heading down the Susquehanna in a kayak catching on as a pastime
Kayaks are having a moment in Northeastern Pennsylvania.These days, seemingly everyone wants to paddle one down the Susquehanna River. And the journeys propelled by the popularity of Wilkes-Barre's Riverfest all have different twists and turns.

King's, Scranton receive accreditation warnings

Jul 10

Both schools say they are addressing issues
King's College and The University of Scranton have both been warned that their programs may not be meeting requirements to remain accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Homicide charges against two sent to Luzerne County Court

Jul 10

James Edward Roche, Holly Ann Crawford face homicide charges
SHICKSHINNY — A few hours after the bodies of Ronald “Barney” Evans and his son, Jeffrey, were found, the alleged gunman wrote an apology letter.

Corbett signs budget, takes on lawmakers, pensions

Jul 10

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto power to spotlight what he called the Legislature's failure to sacrifice with the rest of government or to curb rising public-sector pension costs that...

DA: Teen's hearing testimony valid in Wilkes-Barre homicide case

Jul 10

Dominican youth testified at hearing for suspect Joshua Carlos Ovalles
WILKES-BARRE — Prosecutors in a city homicide case are asking a judge to permit use of a Dominican teen's previous testimony against suspect Joshua Ovalles after the witness left the country.

Yudichak, Pashinski not pleased with Corbett's budget cuts

Jul 10

Following Gov. Tom Corbett's signing of the election year budget Thursday, three state lawmakers from Northeastern Pennsylvania weighed in Thursday on the governor's actions.

Machete attacker's appeal strategy outlined

Jul 10

Juan Borbon is serving eight to 16 years in 2012 incident
WILKES-BARRE — A lawyer for convicted machete attacker Juan Borbon has filed paperwork outlining issues to be argued on appeal to state Superior Court.

City Council asks mayor to terminate LAG's towing contract

Jul 10

WILKES-BARRE — On the eve of the sentencing of the city's former towing contractor on a theft charge, council Thursday night asked the mayor to terminate the contract he suspended more than a year ago.

'Vans Warped Tour' rocks Montage Mountain in Scranton

Jul 10

More than 90 bands and thousands of music fans ascended the mountain Wednesday as the “Vans Warped Tour” made its annual stop at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain.

LGBT-friendly bar to open in Wilkes-Barre in August

Jul 10

WILKES-BARRE — Less than a month after one LGBT-friendly bar closed in Plains Township, another is being prepared to open near King's College in August.

Kingston man appeals sentence

Jul 10

A Kingston man who was sentenced to a minimum of seven years, nine months in connection with a string of break-ins across the region plans to appeal his sentence to state Superior Court.

Dispute in Hanover Township leads to citations

Jul 10

WILKES-BARRE — Anthony Jones and Tanya Spiegel, both of Oxford Street in Hanover Township, were to be cited with harassment after police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the area of Water and Tannery streets at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, police...

Donald Shoemaker faces charges

Jul 10

PLAINS TWP. — Donald Shoemaker, 50, of East Mountain Ridge Mobile Home Park, was arrested Monday on charges he aimed a rifle and threatened to shoot another person in the mobile home park.

Annual motorcycle run to stop at VA hospital

Jul 10

WILKES-BARRE — The Forgotten Warriors Motorcycle Run will make its yearly stop at the Wilkes-Barre Veteran Affairs Medical Center Saturday. Riders will meet and greet with residents of the the Wilkes-Barre VA Community Living Center beginning at...

Storm damage stalls well-water testing

Jul 10

HARVEYS LAKE — Because of weather-related emergencies at Harveys Lake Borough, the drop-off date for water testing samples scheduled for Saturday has been postponed one week.
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