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W-B Area amps up security measures

Local News WB - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 22:00
WILKES-BARRE — All high school students in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District must now enter school through metal detectors. The metal detectors were already at the schools, but officials were using them randomly when students entered, Superintendent B

New airport checkpoint almost finished

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
PITTSTON TWP. — A simple modernization, long common at most airports nationwide, should finally arrive at the local airport in April. In one overnight push, the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint will move to a location ahead of the Wilkes-

Pittston family loses home to fire Sunday

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
PITTSTON — A mother and three children are displaced after fire ravaged their Pittston home Sunday afternoon. The family escaped the fire at 156 Panama St. without injury, as did a dog, according to Pittston Fire Chief James Rooney. The single-family home

Special payment being offered to eligible veterans

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991, have six months to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice. Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflic

Some officers carrying opioid reversal drug to combat accidental exposure

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
Police in Luzerne County aren’t just carrying opioid reversal doses for addicts; they’re also carrying them for fellow first responders and anyone else who may accidentally come into contact with the drugs. Accidental exposure does happen, and first respo

Kaufer hosting games of chance seminar

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
State Rep. Aaron Kaufer will host a small games of chance seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Wyoming Hose Company, 70 E. 3rd St., Wyoming. “If you are a member of an organization that uses a small games of chance license, or your group is

Here’s how many plan to use their tax refunds

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
Tax filing season certainly isn’t at the top of most people’s list of fun times of year. But for most taxpayers, there is something to look forward to each spring: a refund. According to the IRS, the average refund has been close to $3,000 in recent years

5 surprisingly easy ways to be responsible with your tax refund

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
Project yourself forward in time. It’s April 2018. Your direct deposit tax refund just hit your bank account. You’re feeling on top of the world. You think to yourself, “Maybe I should treat myself to a nice steak dinner...” Snap out of it! Your refund do

Event raises thousands for fight against cancer

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
WILKES-BARRE — They bowled strikes and spares to strike out cancer and spare lives. The fifth annual Bowl for a Cause on Sunday raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society, according to organizer Ronald Davis, of the R.J. Financial Service

County council to tour area of planned courthouse work

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
Luzerne County Council members will get a first-hand look at planned improvements to the basement entrance of the county courthouse on Tuesday. That could help them decide whether to approve a six-figure budget transfer to fund the project, which is on ho

Legislator to introduce bill to replace school property tax system

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
Eliminating school property taxes in Pennsylvania will require raising more than $14.4 billion from other taxes, but huge numbers have never discouraged the idea’s supporters. If anything, they think they’re closer than ever to accomplishing what seemed i

Restored mine cars should be ready for miners’ park this year

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
This could be the Year of the Mine Cars at the Anthracite Miners’ Memorial Park in Ashley. Two mine cars once used to transport anthracite at local collieries are being restored and the plan is to get both on site in 2018. Don Kane, of Ashley, is working

Record number participate in cardboard derby at Montage

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
SCRANTON — The force was just strong enough to get the starfighters across the finish line. Jake Barninger, 11, his brother Ben, 9, and Owen Lucas, 11, of Lake Twp. in Wayne County barely made it over the line in their X-Wing and TIE fighter sleds, which

Dreaming of a real estate career

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
Dear J.T. & Dale: I want to become a real estate agent. However, I’m the main breadwinner in our house, and we don’t have enough savings to live on while I get going. It would take me another five years to save that much. I don’t want to wait. Suggestions

POLICE BLOTTER

Local News WB - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:00
WILKES-BARRE Police reported the following incidents: n A gold Ford 500, with PA registration KNX8149, was reported stolen from Bradford Street on Sunday morning. n Someone threw a brick through a window of an East Northampton Street home on Sunday. n Dev

Police seek theft, forgery suspect

Local News WB - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:00
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Police are looking for a 19-year-old woman they charged with forgery and theft Feb. 23. Shaniya Rebecca Holmes’ last known address was in the 100 block of Chestnut Street in Wilkes-Barre. She is 5 feet, six inches tall and weighs 135 p

Mullery accepting applications for new youth council

Local News WB - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:00
Applications for the 119th Legislative District’s inaugural Youth Advisory Council will be accepted through March 31, state Rep. Gerald Mullery has announced. “I always enjoy meeting and speaking with the young people in my district who are committed to s

Winter's not done yet

Local News WB - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:00
A snowstorm caused power outages, closed roads and canceled flights Friday in Northeast Pennsylvania. About 2,000 PPL customers in Luzerne County and 2,200 UGI customers lost power after strong winds and snow damaged the electricity grid. By Friday aftern

Former W-B official hired for new role

Local News WB - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:00
WILKES-BARRE — A former city administrator with a suspended law license has been hired to work in a newly created position in the city health department. Jim Hayward, who served as administrator during former mayor Tom McGroarty’s administration, has been

School funding fight will be heard in court next week

Local News WB - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:00
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court will hear oral arguments this Wednesday in the ongoing lawsuit claiming public school funding across the state is inequitable and violates the state Constitution. Attorneys from the Education Law Center and the Public I
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