Local News

August 04, 2017 - 6:15 am
It's going to be a multicultural weekend in Wilkes Barre. The Inaugural Multicultural Parade and Festival starts tomorrow with a parade stepping off at 11am at South Main and South Streets and winds to Public Square. Then begins a two day multicultural festival on Public Square. Saturday it's until...
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August 03, 2017 - 5:42 am
Pennsylvania's state-owned liquor stores are using new power over pricing to increase the cost of 422 items at the end of this month. Liquor Control Board said Wednesday that 393 of the increases will amount to $1 per bottle. The higher prices followed a review of costs in neighboring states,...
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August 03, 2017 - 5:19 am
In Hazleton, council voted last night to hold a special meeting next week to ask the state if the city qualifies as "financially distressed" under State Act 47. The State Department of Community and Economic Development will evaulate if the city meets one of 11 criteria necessary to qualify...
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pittston tomato festival.com
August 02, 2017 - 10:36 am
The 2017 Pittston Tomato Festival is set for August 17, 18, 19 and 20 in downtown Pittston. Committee Member Mike Lombardo give WILK's Cathy Donnelly details.
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August 02, 2017 - 9:21 am
Coming up tonight, a town hall meeting on the Property Tax Independence Act will be held in Scranton. It gets underway at 6:30 at Lackawanna College's People's Security Bank Theatre on Vine Street. The discussion on House/Senate Bill 76 is hosted by the PA Taxpayer Cyber Coalition . The bill would...
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August 01, 2017 - 7:39 am
Once again today Tuesday August 1, the outbound lane of the Central Scranton Expressway to I 81 will be closed for patching work. The inbound lane will be open BUT periodic stoppages for 15 to 20 minutes could occur.
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August 01, 2017 - 5:49 am
Republican Congressman Lou Barletta is apparently getting closer to making his decision known on his run for the Senate. The Hazleton native reportedly is telling GOP officials he'll run for the seat held by Democrat and Scranton native Bob Casey. Those familiar with the discussions say the 61 year...
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July 31, 2017 - 4:44 am
1) Starting Monday, July 31, motorists can expect a 24-hour lane restriction on I-80 east that is expected to last through the end of 2017. work is scheduled to repair Interstate 80 between Exit 284 (PA 115) and Exit 293 (JCT I-380) in Jackson and Tobyhanna townships, Monroe County. Motorists are...
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Hazleton PD
July 28, 2017 - 12:21 pm
Hazleton police are on the lookout for a man wanted in connection with an alleged assault in the city earlier this week. A warrant has been issued for Burt Peltz of West Hazleton. According to police he was identified as one of those involved in an incident involving a man found bleeding from the...
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Karel Zubris
July 28, 2017 - 12:09 pm
Pvt. James Zaremba is a first responder with The Wilkes Barre City fire Department... He tells WILK's Karel Zubris he has been on the scene with all ages, from teens to older adults and witnessed the effect of naloxone.
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