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Turnpike changes affecting Northeast Extension

Jul 21

WILKES-BARRE — The 70 mph speed limit that will be put in place starting Wednesday on a 100-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the central part of the state is just the start of planned changes for the toll road, that will encompass our...

State Police in Hazleton investigating robbery at Verizon store

Jul 21

HAZLETON — State Police in Hazleton are investigating the robbery of the Verizon Wireless retail store on Airport Road on Sunday afternoon.

Dorrance animal feeding regulations on hold

Jul 21

DORRANCE TWP. — The township planning commission Monday night put on hold until its August meeting zoning regulations intended to control the siting of concentrated animal feeding operations.

PennDOT displays Lehman Township bridge plan

Jul 21

LEHMAN TWP. — The state Department of Transportation displayed its plan Monday night for the 2016 replacement of a bridge on State Route 118 that travels over a tributary of Harveys Creek.

Nanticoke discusses storm water grant

Jul 21

At the July 16 meeting of Nanticoke City Council, Robert Hughes, a representative from Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition of Abandoned Mine Reclamation, discussed a grant application that the city has applied for.

Figueroa pleads guilty to simple assault in Nanticoke bar melee

Jul 21

WILKES-BARRE — Melanie Figueroa pleaded guilty to a single count of simple assault in a case spawned by a Jan. 1, 2012 Nanticoke bar melee that left a victim with permanent facial scars from multiple slash wounds. Figueroa faces a maximum sentence of two years in...

Realtor seeks ejectment of Wyoming Valley adult men's club from property

Jul 21

WILKES-BARRE — An attorney for Del Balso Brothers Realty filed paperwork with the Luzerne County prothonotary seeking more than $1 million from the parent company of Gentleman's Club 10 in Wilkes-Barre Township. The paperwork also seeks removal of the company...

Chance of rain, thunderstorms to linger for most of the week

Jul 21

The chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms will linger in the Wyoming Valley for most of the week.

Another veteran Luzerne County manager leaving

Jul 21

Luzerne County Treasurer's Office Deputy Dominick DePolo said he will retire Sept. 5 after 15 years of county employment.

King's College among three interested in buying former Springbrook Water Co. building

Jul 21

WILKES-BARRE — King's College has submitted a proposal to purchase the former four-story Springbrook Water Co. property in Wilkes-Barre from Luzerne County.

KISS Theatre plans Facebook fundraiser to support 'no frills' East End Centre venue

Jul 21

WILKES-BARRE — The show must go on, even without a permanent home.

Skye McCole Bartusiak, “Patriot” actress with local ties, died Saturday

Jul 21

Film and TV star, 21, had family in West Wyoming and Shavertown
Skye McCole Bartusiak, a young actress with Wyoming Valley ties best known for her role in the film “The Patriot,” has died unexpectedly at her Texas home. She was 21.

Wilkes-Barre police warn of fake utility workers

Jul 21

Man allegedly claimed to be water worker, asked to change $100 bill
WILKES-BARRE — Residents are warned to be vigilant after an incident in which a man impersonating a utility worker visited a Wilkes-Barre residence last week.

Disgraced 'Kids for Cash' attorney Robert Powell facing civil suit in federal court

Jul 21

Former colleagues of the disgraced attorney Robert J. Powell are suing him for allegedly swindling them out of millions of dollars and trashing their reputations.

Wilkes-Barre man threatened with a knife and a gun after offering aid

Jul 21

WILKES-BARRE — A Good Samaritan found himself fearing for his life when two men he was attempting to help chased him back with weapons, according to a city police release.

State police seeking men who robbed Hazle Township Verizon store

Jul 21

HAZLE TWP. — State police at Hazleton reported they are looking for two men who robbed the Verizon Wireless store at 837 Airport Road just before 1 p.m. Sunday.

Victim of fatal Newport cycle crash identified

Jul 21

NEWPORT TWP. — Anthony Chopyak, 46, of Wapwallopen was the man killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday night.The crash occurred on Alden Mountain Road. Additional information on the accident was unavailable on Sunday night.

King's College reaches out to Turkish students

Jul 21

School has view toward greater links in Asia, Middle East

Veteran actor James Garner dead at 86

Jul 20

Star of film, TV had hits with 'Maverick' and 'The Rockford Files'
NEW YORK — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

US Sentencing Commission supports early release for 46,000 drug felons

Jul 20

Congress has until November to oppose the proposed sentencing guidelines
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison population over time.

Obama to sign executive orders Monday protecting gay and transgender workers from discrimination

Jul 20

Orders amend 1965 non-discrimination laws
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious...

Questions linger about fate, future of area Arby's restaurants

Jul 21

There were no signs of life inside the Arby's restaurant in Kingston on Sunday afternoon, nor any signs informing customers that the fast-food outlet had suddenly shut down Friday, together with five other locations in Northeastern and Central...

Experts: Students are sticking around

Jul 19

Data from local colleges show students are still choosing to remain in the Wyoming Valley for their careers.

Not all college-aged kids want out of NEPA

Jul 19

Several recent grads, students say the would stay in area if they could find work
WILKES-BARRE — With their diplomas in hand, Northeastern Pennsylvania college grads have no shortage of decisions to make. But one decision is clear: Most say they will stay if there's a job for them.

Searching for hidden treasures at Noxen's town-wide yard sale

Jul 19

NOXEN —Among the old fishing rods and reels, baby clothes and board games spread out on blankets, in plastic storage bins and on table tops Candy Cupinski looked for hidden treasures.

Isabella Sobejano landed role of shapeshifter Venus

Jul 19

The cast of characters includes a ghost, a vampire and a pale witch, so will the independent movie “Sugar Skull Girls” have audiences shivering in their seats?

Exhibit on real Johnny Appleseed will hit the road

Jul 19

CINCINNATI — If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you're wrong.

'Kids for Cash' goes international

Jul 19

Filmmaker Robert May reflects on movie's reception at home and abroad
The story of Luzerne County's judicial scandal has gone international — again.

Nanticoke native remembered as baseball superstar

Jul 19

Book calls Steve Bilko 'Babe Ruth of West Coast'
NANTICOKE — Life seemed normal for Steve and Tom Bilko when they would travel each summer from their Nanticoke home to southern California to visit their dad in the 1950s.

Web petition wants to stop Sherman Hills funding

Jul 19

Post on White House site seeks end all government money going to complex
A post on the White House's We the People website petitions the Obama Administration to cease Section 8 subsidies to the Sherman Hills apartment complex.

Hanover Twp. fair teaches children about emergency services

Jul 19

HANOVER TWP. — The grounds of the municipal building were abuzz on Saturday with the sights and sounds of a child safety fair, which was sponsored by the Hanover Township Neighborhood Crime Watch.

Rare robotic surgery performed at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

Jul 19

WILKES-BARRE – The state's first robotic surgical procedure using the da Vinci Xi ™ system was performed Wednesday by Dr. Clark Gerhart at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Corbett seeks to change view of education record

Jul 19

HARRISBURG — Since 2011, Pennsylvania Democrats have pointed to the budget-balancing cuts in education aid that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett signed six months into office. And there's evidence voters are listening: A recent independent voter poll found that the...

Web petition wants to stop federal Sherman Hills subsidies

Jul 19

A post on the White House's We the People website would petition the Obama Administration to cease Section 8 subsidies to the Sherman Hills apartment complex.

Fragrance adds the signature, finishing touch

Jul 19

Throughout the existence of fashion, industry insiders have stated that you are not completely dressed until your fragrance is applied. Jane Leslie Alperin, owner of Jane Leslie & Co, Kingston, has an amendment to that statement. She likes to think that fragrance is the...

One man shot outside West Hazleton bar

Jul 19

WEST HAZLETON — Police are investigating a shooting that injured a man early Saturday outside Ivanna's Bar on West Green Street.
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