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Intermodal paving could disrupt parking for LCTA buses

Jul 28

The James F. Conahan Intermodal Transportation Center will undergo repaving today and Wednesday.

Luzerne County's new IT worker resigns

Jul 28

WILKES-BARRE — Brian Reese, who was hired as the county's information technology network administrator last month, has submitted his resignation to accept a position outside county government.

Andre Fuller pleads guilty in 2013 shooting of Wilkes-Barre teen

Jul 28

Victim said he was hit in the head, shoulder, arm, hip, waist and buttocks.
WILKES-BARRE — Appearing before a judge on what was supposed to be the start of a trial Monday, Andre Fuller instead agreed to plead guilty to a charge of attempted homicide in the Aug. 3, 2013 shooting of William Uggiano, then 19. Fuller was sentenced to six to 12...

Judge to alleged burglar: No bail change without address change

Jul 28

WILKES-BARRE — Earl Hoopingarner had several reasons he felt his bail should be reduced in the case of a December 2013 ransacking of a Nanticoke home. But he lacked the one thing Luzerne County Judge Michael Vough required: An address other than that of his...

United Way raffle winner scoops up $785 in free groceries during shopping spree, sets new record

Jul 28

Wegman's donated $500 shopping spree as prize for United Way's campaign.
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Gary Marcin was out of breath after he raced through Wegmans Monday, but his hustle paid off: He set the United Way of Wyoming Valley record for piling food into shopping carts in the 12th annual shopping spree.

Geisinger president, CEO stepping down next year

Jul 28

Dr. Glenn Steele Jr. among nation's most influential physician executives
When Geisinger Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Glenn Steele Jr. steps down next year, he will leave big shoes to fill.

Woman pleads guilty to charges related to Plymouth meth lab

Jul 28

WILKES-BARRE — A 19-year-old woman pleaded guilty to a charge stemming from a raid at a suspected methamphetamine lab last year that left residents of an apartment building shivering in the cold Dec. 10 as law enforcement officials sifted through...

Official says stolen steel won't delay Sidney Street Bridge construction

Jul 28

WILKES-BARRE — Steel materials reported stolen from a pending bridge project will not delay construction, according to the Sidney Street Bridge site superintendent.

Strong test results for West Side Career and Technology Center students

Jul 28

National Occupational Competency Testing Institute testing found 66 percent of West Side Career and Technology Center students placed in the “advanced” category according to the results of 2013-2014 NOCTI testing, administrative director Thomas Viviano said...

Kingston police are not soliciting funds, chief says

Jul 28

Kingston Police received a complaint from a resident of a neighboring community stating that the Kingston Police Patrol Division was soliciting funds for the police department, Police Chief Michael Krzywicki posted on the department's Facebook page this...

No SAT? No problem, Bryn Mawr says

Jul 28

Women's college joins growing number of schools to drop standardized test requirement for admission
BRYN MAWR — Bryn Mawr College, a small private women's school near Philadelphia, last week joined a growing number of schools around the country that no longer require the SAT or other standardized test scores for admission.

Gubernatorial candidates respond to flurry of attack ads

Jul 28

HARRISBURG — A flurry of new TV ads has debuted in Pennsylvania's campaign for governor, sending candidates scrambling to counter the attacks as the spending and rhetoric ratchet up.

Coroner rules Ashley woman's death in fire an accident

Jul 28

ASHLEY — A state police fire marshal said he does not believe someone maliciously started the blaze that claimed the life of an Ashley woman late Saturday night.

New furniture store to open by Labor Day weekend

Jul 28

WILKES-BARRE TWP. – Bob's Discount Furniture will open its new store in the Wilkes-Barre Township Commons off Mundy Street on Aug. 28, in time for Labor Day weekend, said company spokeswoman Liz Aquilino.

Traffic patterns changing, parking restrictions added for weekend race in Poconos

Jul 28

The Pennsylvania State Police will put special traffic patterns into effect to help motorists attending the GoBowling.com 400 NASCAR race on Sunday at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Monroe County.

Sarah Palin starts subscription news/reality channel

Jul 28

Former Alaska governor claims to cut through mainstream media bias
NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

Family of 5 in Maine found shot dead Sunday

Jul 28

SACO, Maine (AP) — A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.

Israeli rockets disrupt lull in fighting

Jul 28

UN officials press for 'immediate' cease-fire.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.

Storm system to the north brings rain, clouds and cooler weather to region

Jul 28

A storm system north of the Wyoming Valley traveling east will keep most of the region under clouds today.

Bucks County man drowns in Wyoming County lake

Jul 28

Autopsy today in death of Paul Hubner, 56, of Quakertown
Paul Hubner, a 56-year-old man from Quakertown, Bucks County, was recovered from the waters of Lake Carey following a 10-hour search Sunday, Wyoming County Coroner Eric Kukuchka said.

Pipeline concerns may be voiced at upcoming session

Jul 28

Williams' Atlantic Sunrise expansion topic of Aug. 7 gathering
LEHMAN TOWNSHIP — In the middle of the pre-filing process for Williams' Atlantic Sunrise pipeline expansion project, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is holding a series of scoping sessions, one of which is to be held at Lake-Lehman High School...

Beginners welcome at YMCA Running Club

Jul 28

When Paul Swiderski and his wife made a commitment to better health a few years ago, he made a discovery.“I really liked the treadmill,” the 37-year-old accountant from Wyoming said.

Ashley woman, 65, dies after flames ravage Green Street home

Jul 28

Kimberly Krakauski may have tried to save her pets, friends and family believe
ASHLEY — A Green Street woman who was recovering from cancer treatment died when flames ripped through her home late Saturday.Kimberly Krakauski, 65, perished inside 10 Green St. after fire broke out around 11:30 p.m.

One in custody Sunday after fatal hit-and-run in Hazleton

Jul 28

Javier Miranda, 21, died after being hit while walking Saturday night
Javier Miranda, 21, of Hazleton died from his injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the area of Broad and Pine streets late Saturday, after which the driver took off, police said.

Pittston man accused of masturbating at Laurel Mall Boscov's

Jul 28

Isaac Gregory Kieselowsky, 32, faces charges
HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A Pittston man was arrested after he allegedly was caught masturbating in Boscov's Department Store at the Laurel Mall.

Large-scale roadwork not a problem, small project still a pain

Jul 28

Readers take highway projects in stride, but Miners Mills bridge a sore spot
It's not uncommon in July to enter a Northeast Pennsylvania highway just to discover some massive, never-ending construction project has turned the road into a parking lot.

Luzerne County prison union contract in arbitration

Jul 28

Closed-door arbitration hearings began last week for the Luzerne County prison union contract.The prison union sought binding arbitration because contract negotiations reached an impasse. The union doesn't have the right to strike.

Longtime Edwardsville police officer Joseph Souchick Sr. remembered

Jul 28

Father of current chief lost cancer battle at 78
Retired Edwardsville police officer Joseph Souchick Sr., 78, died at home Saturday after a lengthy battle with cancer.Souchick served as a police officer for 32 years before retiring in 1992. He later worked security at the West Side Mall.

Luzerne County Council debates University of Scranton's capital project request

Jul 28

The University of Scranton plans to borrow $20 million for capital projects but needs Luzerne County Council approval because of a complicated process involving tax-exempt bond status.

Former King's College President James Lackenmier honored by becoming an honor

Jul 28

Inaugural business award will go to Tim Morris, '64
The Rev. James Lackenmier may have stepped down as King's College president five years before the school launched its annual “McGowan Business Forum,” but he is about to become a permanent, and prominent, part of the yearly effort to connect business...

British car show lures thousands to airport in Forty Fort

Jul 28

FORTY FORT — The big attraction at the Wilkes-Barre Wyoming Valley Airport on Sunday arrived not from the skies, but from across the pond, by way of five nearby states.

St. Joseph's Center Festival caps 53rd year

Jul 28

SCRANTON — As the heat picked up, so did the numbers of people arriving on the campus of Marywood University Sunday for the final day of St. Joseph's Center Festival.

40,000 pounds of protein bound for food bank

Jul 28

Racing legend Richard Petty will be present for Friday handover
Smithfield Foods, Weis Markets and Richard Petty Motorsports are teaming up to bring one hefty donation to an area food bank.

Drug raids lead to 5 arrests

Jul 28

WILKES-BARRE — Local law enforcement arrested five people — one of them an alleged gang member, another facing a deportation hearing and two others with warrants out for their arrests — during a series of narcotics raids on Wednesday.

Murder charges filed in fatal hospital shooting

Jul 27

Richard Plotts, 49, accused of killing caseworker, wounding psychiatrist in Delaware County incident
PHILADELPHIA — Authorities filed murder charges overnight at the hospital bedside of Richard Plotts, the troubled patient who authorities say killed his caseworker and wounded his psychiatrist at a Delaware County hospital Thursday.

Wilkes-Barre police investigating shooting

Jul 27

WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating a shooting that occurred at about 2:30 a.m. today near Prospect and Grove streets.
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