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Karel Zubris
July 28, 2017 - 11:33 am
WILK's Karel Zubris caught up with Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine and Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jennifer Smith visiting the City of Wilkes-Barre Fire Department to discuss the crucial role first responders play in reviving victims of opioid...
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July 28, 2017 - 10:41 am
State Rep Aaron Kaufer (R-120th) with WILK's Sue Henry
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July 28, 2017 - 10:33 am
An evidentiary hearing is set for Sept. 14 in Harrisburg for former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella. He is serving a 28-year prison term for a scandal that became known as ``kids for cash''. He was convicted of accepting bribes in exchange for ordering kids to a for-profit detention center...
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July 27, 2017 - 6:19 am
Consumers' utility bills would go up, Marcellus Shale drillers would pay a tax they've long resisted and Pennsylvania would make a new effort to capture tax revenue from internet sales under legislation poised for a vote in the state Senate. Republicans who control the chamber unveiled their plan...
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July 27, 2017 - 6:16 am
Arrests have been made in connection with a fatal fire in Hazleton in March 2016. Thomas McQueen and Alice Reimiller both of Hazleton are now in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on a list of charges including murder in the 2nd degree and arson. Investigators say fire crews were called to...
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Karel Zubris
July 26, 2017 - 12:28 pm
It's the 30th anniversary for Troop R Camp Cadet. PA State Trooper Mark Keyes is the camp director. WILK's Karel Zubris stopped by Marywood University and learned campers have a full day....This year there are 75 cadets attending. Among them 12 year old Nick Calciano from Dunmore... The cost is...
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July 26, 2017 - 10:47 am
Physicians in PA who would like to participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program can now take the first steps. Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine announced the Practitioner Registry is now ready. Once these physicians register and complete the required...
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July 26, 2017 - 9:58 am
Steven Hawkins President of the Coalition for Public Safety with WILK's Sue Henry on prison reform
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July 26, 2017 - 7:26 am
A two-day session is scheduled by the PA Senate, and it appears Senators will resume efforts to close a two-billion-dollar budget gap by the original plan.The Senate is scheduled to reconvene at 3 pm
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July 26, 2017 - 7:23 am
A 7 year old boy, now identified as Benjamin Paisley of Wilkes Barre, drowned in Mill Creek in Wilkes Barre yesterday. Investigators say the boy was playing with his brother when he slipped into the fast moving water. The Luzerne County Coroners office says the death is being looked at as an...
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