Local News

March 30, 2018 - 9:52 am
Wilkes Barre City will be joining Luzerne, Lackawanna and Columbia counties in lawsuits expected to be filed within the next 30 days. The suit is against drug manufacturers and wholesale distributors that officials say is contributing to the opioid epidemic. 5 of the largest drug manufacturers have...
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March 30, 2018 - 9:49 am
A husband and wife in Lackawanna County surrendered on charges of of sexually abusing a student yesterday in Lackawanna County Court. 35 year old Ruth Baggetta and her 29 year old husband Nicodemo Baggetta of Greenfield Township are out on bail with preliminary hearings next month. She is the band...
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March 29, 2018 - 11:54 am
Bloomsburg University Professor Wendy Lee has some provocative window decorations that are creating Facebook debate galore. One student John Fromille has responded and he tells WILK's Sue Henry his feelings. Here's the statement from BU: "Bloomsburg University is aware of the signs posted in the...
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March 29, 2018 - 10:30 am
A preview of the interview WILK's Sue Henry did with Mary Jo Kopechne's relatives William Nelson and Georgette Potoski. The release of the movie "Chappaquidick" is April 6.You can hear the entire interview this weekend on Special Edition Saturday March 31 at 2pm and Sunday April 1 at noon on WILK.
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March 29, 2018 - 9:50 am
Stroudsburg High School School Board member Michael Mignosi with WILK's Sue Henry about what happened when the membership rejected the NRA donation for new equipment for the rifle team.
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March 29, 2018 - 8:43 am
At the Scranton School Board meeting last night, the 161 million dollar 2018 budget was approved, but not without cutting teachers and programs. The state gave the district an extra 3 months to work on a spending plan because of its financial watch program. Even though the plan means eliminating 51...
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March 28, 2018 - 1:36 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- For a second time a judge has thrown out involuntary manslaughter charges against Penn State University fraternity brothers related to the February 2017 hazing death of sophomore pledge. District Judge Allen Sinclair announced his decision Wednesday after three days of testimony...
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March 28, 2018 - 6:29 am
Abington Heights brought home the victory last night and it's the first time in school history the Comets have won a state basketball title. The boys won the PIAA 5A title in Hershey by downing Mars 67-55.
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March 27, 2018 - 11:34 am
It will be a first of a kind in the Commonwealth. Two health care systems have agreed to build and equally co own a new hospital. St. Luke's University Health Network and Geisinger will break ground this spring and is expected to by open by late next year. The site is in southern Schuylkill County...
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March 27, 2018 - 9:50 am
A early morning domestic dispute has left a woman behind bars and a man being treated for injuries. Wilkes Barre police got the call around 1:30 this morning to South Sherman Street. When they arrived they took 31 year old Natema Green of Plymouth into custody on aggravated assault charges for...
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