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Summit could help bring veterans’ remains home

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
The remains of at least 23 men from the Wyoming Valley never came home from the Korean War. The men were either taken prisoner of war, confirmed killed or declared missing in action and presumed dead. Local veterans are hoping the recent agreement between

Tulsa storm response offers hope for local tornado recovery effort

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
Joseph Kralicek is familiar with the devastation thrust on the commercial district of Wilkes-Barre Twp. last week by an EF2 tornado. Kralicek helped lead the emergency response to a tornado that tore through a retail district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in August

Police seeking driver who fled crash

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
PLAINS TWP. — Police are seeking an all-terrain vehicle rider who was involved in a hit-and-run crash Monday afternoon. Police said a motorist was backing a Ford Escape out of a driveway on Union Street around 4:35 p.m. when the vehicle was struck by the

Teacher-supporting taxpayers take aim at Dallas solicitor

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
Dallas School District Solicitor Vito DeLuca was on the hot seat at Monday’s school board meeting. Several speakers who were sympathetic to the teachers union blamed DeLuca for the ongoing contract dispute, suggesting he didn’t want a settlement because h

Hanover Twp. police capture assault suspect

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
HANOVER TWP. — A man wanted on aggravated assault charges since September was captured following a traffic stop early Tuesday, according to police. Township police said they contacted Patrick Shanahan, 26, of Wilkes-Barre, during a traffic stop on South M

Casey lashes out at child separation policy

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey accused President Donald Trump and his administration of gravely psychologically damaging thousands of children by separating them from their parents when they enter the United States from Mexico. Sounding publicly more animated and an

Judge orders Dallas teachers to class

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
A Luzerne County judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday requiring Dallas School District teachers to end their strike and go back to work today. Teachers went on strike Tuesday after the school board didn’t vote at Monday’s meeting on a new la

W-B hands over police assessment report for injury case

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE — City officials last week turned over a copy of a controversial police assessment report to an attorney representing a woman who suffered traumatic injuries as a result of a police chase. Attorney Neil O’Donnell said the city on Friday provi

Woman sentenced for conspiracy

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
SCRANTON — A Pittston Twp. woman was recently sentenced to serve more than two years in prison for her role in a heroin-trafficking conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Brandy Carey Malinosky, 42, will serve 28 months in federal prison fol

W-B police hoping K-9 trainer will return

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE — Officials hope the man who initially trained the city’s police dogs will return as their trainer and recertify one of the dogs as recommended by a police K-9 training center. “We’re in the process of trying to work out something with K9 Aca

Forty Fort native places second in gaming world championship

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
He didn’t win the $50,000 grand prize, but Forty Fort native David Roebuck will still be leaving Las Vegas a lot richer. The 21-year-old finished second at the NHL Gaming World Championships on Tuesday, taking home a $15,000 consolation prize for his appe

Highland Park TIF funds will be released

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
A dispute regarding money left over from a 20-year-old tax deferment plan might finally be over. The Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority on Tuesday voted to release most of the remaining $3.1 million from the Highland Park Tax Increment Financing Distr
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