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April 03, 2018 - 10:27 am
Court officials say distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania jumped by 52 percent last year and have increased 172 percent since 2013. Nearly seven in 10 citations were issued to men, and more than a third were to people in their 20s. State law prohibits texting while driving, subjecting...
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April 02, 2018 - 4:25 pm
HARRISBURG --The Department of State today took the next step toward modernizing Pennsylvania's elections by issuing an Invitation for Bid (IFB) to voting system firms. "This IFB marks the beginning of the commonwealth's transition to state-of-the-art voting equipment," Acting Secretary Robert...
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April 02, 2018 - 8:21 am
Special Edition with WILK's Sue Henry, March 31 and April 1: An interview with Georgetta Potoski, first cousin of Mary Jo Kopechne and her son, William Nelson, regarding Mary Jo’s death in 1969 in a car driven by Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. The events are the subject of an upcoming movie, “...
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April 02, 2018 - 6:38 am
Shots fired in West Hazleton leaves a man undergoing treatment. It happened early Sunday morning at a home on Washington Ave. 44 year old Domingo Garcia Lopez is now in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility on two felony counts of aggravated assault. The victim, is recovering. According to court...
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March 30, 2018 - 11:08 am
Author Dave Webb joins WILK's Sue Henry to discuss his book about how to get kids interested in reading.
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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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