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Drums bridge closing for repairs

Local News WB - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:00
A bridge on Sleepy Hollow Road near Edgewood in the Pines in Drums will close April 30 for approximately three weeks for repairs, according to the Luzerne County Engineer’s Office. The bridge crosses Nescopeck Creek approximately one-half mile south of Ro

Drug dealer to serve up to three years in jail

Local News WB - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:00
HONESDALE — A Pittston man will serve up to three years in jail for selling heroin. On Wednesday, Senior Judge Raymond L. Hamill sentenced Hayden Tyson, 23, to serve 11½ months to three years in the Wayne County Correctional Facility for conspiring to del

Suspects in W.Va. homicide caught at casino

Local News WB - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:00
PLAINS TWP. — Four people wanted in connection with the murder of an elderly man in West Virginia were captured in a room at Mohegan Sun Pocono and found in possession of guns, drugs, counterfeiting equipment and the victim’s personal documents, according

Democrats to appear at 9th District forum

Local News WB - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:00
Bloomsburg University Democrats and the Columbia County Democratic Committee will co-host a forum featuring all three Democratic candidates for the new 9th Congressional District at 7 p.m. May 1. The event at the Greenly Center, 50 E. Main St., Bloomsburg

Barney Street in Wilkes-Barre to close for creek project

Local News WB - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE — Barney Street will be closed from the bridge over Solomon Creek to Division Street from 8 a.m. until around 6 p.m. Monday, the city announced Thursday. The street will be closed to allow Pennsylvania American Water Co. to complete utility r

List of county-owned roads released

Local News WB - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:00
As Luzerne County council considers a proposed county-wide $5 vehicle registration surcharge to raise funds for road repairs, county officials on Thursday released a list of county-owned roads and a map showing the location of county-owned roads and bridg

Virginia murder suspect captured in W-B

Local News WB - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE — U.S. Marshals and Wilkes-Barre police captured a man Thursday who was wanted on homicide charges in Virginia. Sharif Gabriel Colon, 18, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, surrendered to police at 57 Hanover St., Wilkes-Barre. In the criminal comp

Police: Tenn. child rape suspect exposed himself to Wilkes students

Local News WB - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE — A man wanted in Tennessee for rape of a child exposed himself to Wilkes University students Thursday before being apprehended, police said. Franklin Drayton, 34, walked into the Stark Learning Center around 1 p.m. Thursday and made crude co

LCCC approves tuition hike

Local News WB - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:00
NANTICOKE — Tuition to enroll at Luzerne County Community College will increase 2.4 percent for county residents, according to a $45 million budget approved Thursday. The new tuition rate for county residents will be $1,950 per semester, or $3,900 per yea

Police: Mom accused of neglect lied to cops

Local News WB - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:00
PITTSTON — A day after being accused of leaving her young children alone in squalor, a city mother was hit Thursday with new charges alleging she lied about a man pulling a gun on her. Alissa Searles, 26, of 20 Riverview Manor, is accused of falsely claim

Locked-out nurses show up for work

Local News WB - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:00
Despite a warning that they were unwelcome, Moses Taylor Hospital nurses showed up to clock in for the 7 a.m. shift Thursday, the time their strike officially ended. Security stopped most of them before they made it through the door. In Kingston, nurses w

Forgery suspect may hold key to ‘target’ ofmysterious arson case

Local News WB - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE — The Plains Twp. forgery suspect entwined in a mysterious arson case on Wednesday got a new lawyer because she might know something about the unidentified “target” of the investigation, according to court documents filed Thursday. Linasheri

Court filing: Man dressed as cowboy pushed homeowner through window

Local News WB - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:00
PLYMOUTH — A man dressed as a cowboy forced his way into a borough home over the weekend and defenestrated a man in a case of attempted murder motivated by an apparent drug debt, according to court documents. Police say Alvey Zielinski, 48, was forced thr

Fish Commission to open regional office in West Pittston armory

Local News WB - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:00
WEST PITTSTON — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has finalized a plan to open a new regional office at the former Pennsylvania Army National Guard armory on Susquehanna Avenue. “It’s a win for West Pittston and a win for the PA Fish and Boat Comm

Agents: Edwardsville man planning sex with teenager busted in sting

Local News WB - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — An Edwardsville man was arrested during a sting operation Tuesday morning after the 14-year-old boy he planned to meet for a sexual rendezvous turned out to be an undercover agent, according to investigators. Authorities say that after

Sinclair announces plans to sell 3 local TV stations

Local News WB - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:00
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. will sell three local TV stations as part of its purchase of another national media company with area ties. Sinclair will sell 23 stations across 15 states, including Fox 56 WOLF-TV, The CW-affliated WSWB and MyNetworkTV-affi

Girl Scout gives little boy with cerebral palsy a chance to swing

Local News WB - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:00
DALLAS — A little boy with cerebral palsy will soon get to swing at his neighborhood park just like the other kids thanks to a local Girl Scout. Chase Cunningham, 3, who is turning 4 on Monday, can’t support himself on a regular swing due to his condition

County council keeps $5 vehicles registration fee on table

Local News WB - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:00
WILKES-BARRE — A proposed $5 fee on all vehicles registered to Luzerne County addresses is still alive, despite vigorous opposition at Tuesday night’s county council meeting. Council voted 7-4 to introduce an ordinance that would authorize the fee, which

Local restaurants, supermarkets unaffected by lettuce E. coli outbreak

Local News WB - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:00
FAIRVIEW TWP. — When news of tainted romaine lettuce reached Bob Orloski, he did not panic. His own delivery of romaine came from a greenhouse at a local farm, far from the reaches of the national supply chain for the lettuce that the federal government i

W-B woman accused of passing fraudulent checks

Local News WB - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 21:00
A Wilkes-Barre woman passed fraudulent checks while attempting to steal thousands from a Hazle Twp. woman, court papers say. State police at Hazleton said someone stole the victim’s mail in early December. Stephanie Y. McNeil, 22, of South Meade Street, t
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