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EMA plans meeting for businesses hit by tornado

Local News WB - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 21:00
The Luzerne County Emergency Management Agency is inviting businesses affected by last week’s tornado in Wilkes-Barre Twp. to an informational meeting with local, regional and state agencies that can help. County and township officials will host the meeti

Technicolor workers to celebrate history ahead of closure

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
For the last century, Lackawanna County workers played a huge role in producing recorded music for the world. The run ends in a few weeks, as Technicolor plant in Olyphant closes for good. Doug Long and his former coworkers at the plant, formerly and best

Bishop apologizes ahead of grand jury report

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
Bishop Joseph C. Bambera apologized on Sunday to victims ahead of a grand jury report expected to detail child sexual abuse by Catholic priests and attempts to conceal it. In a written message published in church bulletins, the bishop offered his “deepest

Wilkes-Barre woman picked up on warrant in Rush Twp.

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
A West Hazleton man was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and a Wilkes-Barre woman was picked up on a warrant after Rush Twp. Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near Elizabeth Street and Rymin Road on Saturday night, township p

SCHEDULED ROADWORK

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
The state Department of Transportation announced the following upcoming road work projects: Interstate 80 n Through July 20, there will be a permanent single lane closure on Interstate 80 westbound between Exit 40 White Haven and Exit 39 Mountain Top. Int

Police: Three men charged with trespassing in disaster area

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE — Township police charged three men with trespassing in an active disaster zone early Friday morning in the area ravaged by a tornado Wednesday night. Officials declared a curfew in the area, near the Arena Hub Plaza shopping complex, from 8

Tornado recovery continues in W-B Twp.

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The power was back on at almost all of the stores still standing in Arena Hub Plaza on Sunday — four days after a tornado destroyed or damaged dozens of businesses in and near the busy shopping complex. A steady line of cars streamed i

High temperatures, humidity prompt heat advisory today

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
Stifling heat and humidity will make today feel like the tropics in Northeast Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. “The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situ

Annual Noxen Rattlesnake Roundup a success

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
The 2018 Noxen Volunteer Fire Company Rattlesnake Roundup concluded Sunday evening with 70 registered hunters bringing in 38 rattlesnakes. Noxen Fire Chief Lew Hackling called the snakes’ side of the carnival a rousing success with a great opportunity to

Wyoming County native says April the giraffe and son flourishing

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
A year after April the giraffe captivated the Internet with the long-awaited birth of her son, Tajiri, the mother and son are flourishing at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, said zoologist and Mehoopany native Allysa Swilley. “This is our

How to plan for next round of Fed interest rate hikes

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
The easy money officially ends Wednesday, as interest rates, much like summer temps, heat up once again. It was a “slam-dunk” that the Federal Reserve would increase rates by a quarter point after its meeting last week, according to Mark Zandi, chief econ

Spending the day with dad

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
Families around the area took some time to celebrate dad on Sunday.

Meadows hosts annual Market on the Pond

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
The 34th annual Market on the Pond was held Saturday at The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dallas. The event featured over 120 vendors selling a variety of foods, baked goods, arts and crafts, books, plants and more. There were also a variet

Some schools allow students to decorate their caps while others rule against it

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
Moving a tassel to the left side of a graduation cap was once a small to signify accomplishment. However, times have changed. Today, the cap itself is an important part of the celebration. It’s no longer just something worn on graduation day and tossed in

Car show helps Give Kids the World

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
The second annual Give Kids the World Car Show was held Saturday at the Holiday Inn Wilkes-Barre — East Mountain. Awards were given to the best in show and top 10 and the event also featured a kids Matchbox car show. There was also food and other vendors

The end of the 'safe' job?

Local News WB - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:00
Dear J.T. & Dale: I have been with my company 10 years, and I’m really bored. But it’s a safe job. I’ve been told it won’t be long before a recession hits. I’m thinking about switching jobs, but I’ve heard that in recessions the layoffs are “last in, firs

Forty Fort celebrates re-opening of community pool

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
Forty Fort officials held a ceremony Saturday to celebrate the re-opening of the community pool. The ribbon cutting was conducted by the children who held lemonade and cookie sales to help raise money for the pool, Aaron Grivan and Natalie Wilson. A plaqu

Court Notes 6/17/18

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
MORTGAGES n Andrea Lynn DeAngelo et al. to Manufacturers & Traders Trust Company, $100,000; Lower Demunds Road, Dallas Twp. n Alexandra Matulewski et al. to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. et al., $135,990; River Road, Hanover Twp. n James F

Snakes on display at annual Noxen Rattlesnake Roundup

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
NOXEN — Forty-two snakes, half of them timber rattlers, made an appearance Saturday at the annual Rattlesnake Roundup, and carnival-goers backed up over a mile at the entrance to see the guests of honor. Stephanie Crispell, from Beaumont, has been coming

Hobby becomes business for caterer

Local News WB - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:00
Endless Mountain Catering started off as a hobby. Owned and operated by Scott Swenson, the Tunkhannock-based company has been providing food for various social functions for nearly 10 years. “It’s a hobby that blew up,” Swenson said. He said he grew up on
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