Local News

February 23, 2017 - 12:45 am
More charges have been filed against 20 year old Keefer Ngirngesechei. The Hazleton man now faces 32 new charges filed Wednesday including promoting prostitution of a minor, corruption of minors and others. The latest charges involved a 16 year old female. He had been previously charged back in...
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Wright Township Police
February 22, 2017 - 12:11 am
Police in Luzerne county say Juan Prieto turned himself in yesterday and now faces a stack of charges. The 42 year old Hazleton man was wanted for allegedly hiding in the ceiling of a restaurant in Mountaintop and taking videos of woman using the bathroom. Wright Township police say a woman was...
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February 21, 2017 - 1:54 am
Something different coming to the campus of Misericordia University, some security guards will soon be armed. In a news release yesterday, campus officials announced the university's board of trustees approved the decision as a meeting on Friday. Officials say the decision was made due to concern...
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February 20, 2017 - 1:45 am
About 200 people gathered in Scranton yesterday to rally to save the Affordable Care Act. Among those taking part, Representative Matt Cartwright and Senator Bob Casey. Another rally to save the Affordable Care Act is set for this coming Saturday on Public Square in Wilkes Barre.
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February 16, 2017 - 5:45 am
Commonwealth Health announced yesterday it plans to add 160 nursing staff positions to several of its hospitals this year, including Wilkes Barre General. According to a news release, it has to do with expansion underway at several locations including the 40million dollar tower project underway at...
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February 14, 2017 - 2:22 am
Governor Tom Wolf made a stop in Wilkes Barre yesterday. He was at the Charles T. Adam Senior Center across from City Hall on a budget tour. He was joined by the states Aging Secretary Theresa Osbourne. One of his proposals is to consolidate four state agencies into a newly created Department of...
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February 13, 2017 - 5:29 am
Fire crews fought the winds and icing conditions Sunday at a fire in Carbondale. They were called to a home on Salem Mountain Road and found an unattached garage fully involved. There were no injuries. Two ATV's were removed before they were damaged but a 1986 Corvette was destroyed. A state police...
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February 10, 2017 - 2:57 am
The Luzerne County Drug Task Force arrested Anthony Gutierrez for a felony count of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, following an investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in which Gutierrez was found to be in possession of heroin/fentnayl. The Luzerne County Drug...
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