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LCTA earns 2 state awards
KINGSTON — The Luzerne County Transportation Authority earned two awards from a state transportation association. The Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association, a group that represents public transit agencies, awarded LCTA the “System Achievement Awa



W-B Area considers 4 sites for new high school; decision could come next week
WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre Area School District is looking at four potential sites for a new consolidated high school, and the school board could select a site next week. Officials reviewed details and cost estimates regarding the four sites at a mee


WVC softball: Nanticoke Area's Bohn perfect against Coughlin
Nanticoke Area 10, Coughlin 0


Drop off prescription drugs Saturday at Wyoming state police barracks
WYOMING — The state police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs this weekend at the Wyoming Barracks. As part of National Prescription Drug Takeback Day, the Wyoming Barracks will accept dropoffs in the lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Congressmen up fundraising ahead of 2018
Three members of Congress who represent Northeast Pennsylvania clearly know money will matter as they face potentially tough re-election campaigns next year. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, Rep. Lou Barletta and Rep. Matt Cartwright all set new personal records for


Woman accused of aiding suspect waives
A woman accused of hindering the apprehension of a homicide suspect waived a preliminary hearing on Thursday. Wakeelah Moore, 26, of Wilkes-Barre, faces charges of hindering apprehension after police said she harbored her boyfriend, Antoine McNeal, while



Nanticoke Area breaks ground for school project
The Greater Nanticoke Area School Board had a groundbreaking ceremony to officially kick off the Kennedy Early Childhood Center addition and renovation project. The project is expected to finished by May 2018, Superintendent Ronald Grevera said. On March



WVC baseball: GAR shuts out Meyers for 2nd straight win
At Gibby Field, Austin Yelland pitched 6⅔ innings of six-hit ball, and Ismael Lake had two hits and two RBIs as GAR picked up its second consecutive win, 4-0 over Meyers.


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At MDA Ball, Black and Blue For Green
PLAINS TOWNSHIP— The 17th Black and Blue Ball in Luzerne County drew a crowd of hundreds to this ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono. There were live and silent auctions, raffles too, on jewelry, trips, sports memorabilia and more. “The thing that always makes me feel excited about this event is you know your money is going to stay local. You’re going to see these people in and around your community and i think that’s what’s really exciting,” said Destinee Deely


Drivers Dreading Major PennDOT RoadWork Project That Will Affect Interstate 81
INTERSTATE 81 – Folks who drive Interstate 81 in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties should plan for extra travel time for most of the month of May. On Monday, the highway will be down to a single lane, alternating in both directions as PennDOT does extensive maintenance work during a 3-week period. The work will take place in between Exit 186, the Drinker Street exit to Exit 178 A, the Avoca exit. “It seems as though 81 is always under construction,


Manhunt for Individuals Wanted in Hazleton
ASHLEY — Helicopters loomed overhead in Luzerne County, while officers from several different departments searched on the ground for three men, after they allegedly fired a gun at another car in Hazleton. Police warned the community that Alajan De La Cruz-Gross, Scarly Hiciano-Rivera and Cesar Joel Brito Polanco were potentially armed and dangerous. The three allegedly blocked the street at the corner of Lincoln Street and 12th Street in Hazleton Wednesday, and fired a shot into someone’s car. According to


Delaware Valley vs Wyoming Seminary Lacrosse
Wyoming Seminary welcomed Delaware Valley in HS Lacrosse. DV 12-9.


Body Building Show coming to Woodlands
On Saturday April 27, the NGA Northeast America Championships bring together the best Body Builders from around the NE United States.  A few competitors from Luzerne County are putting the finishing touches on their show.


WBS Penguins vs Providence game four
The Penguins played Providence in game four of the opening round of the Calder Cup playoffs.  Penguins with a chance to close out the Bruins in four games.  But, Providence scored three goals in the first period to win 4-2.


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Police: Man drunkenly went in occupied building, drove from scene
CARBONDALE — A Clifford Twp. man drunkenly walked in a city home, then drove away from the scene, police said.


Man charged for assault with rake
SCRANTON — Scranton police on Thursday filed charges against a New Jersey man for hitting a woman’s leg with a rake and damaging her home, authorities said.



Police: Man sought in armed robbery is in custody
Giorgio Armand Lucido agreed to sell a handgun for $400 at a home in West Scranton. When he arrived at 908 Eynon St. on Wednesday evening, he pointed the gun at a man, took the money and ran, Scranton police said.


Pennsylvania American Water seeks 17% rate increase for residential customers
Pennsylvania American Water Co. asked for permission today to raise water rates by 17 percent for the average residential customer, the utility announced. The new rates also would cover the company's sewage disposal systems, but sewer rates for former Scr


RadioShack closing at Marketplace at Steamtown
RadioShack in the Marketplace at Steamtown will close today as the electronics and tech equipment retailer axes locations amid a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


Wyoming County man killed in crash
NORTHMORELAND TWP. — A 27-year-old Monroe Twp. man died Wednesday night after a motorcycle crash in Wyoming County. State police said that Michael Heinback was westbound on Route 292 near Vernon in Northmoreland Twp. around 10:38 p.m. when his 2008 Kawasa



Child molester gets 5-10 years in prison
SCRANTON — A Staten Island man who sexually abused a Dickson City girl starting when she was about 6 received a prison sentence Thursday of five to 10 years. Jason C. Riollano, 47, had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent assault of a child an



Taylor police searching for suspect who put "skimmer" on ATM
TAYLOR — Borough police are requesting assistance in identifying the person suspected of placing a skimmer device on an ATM in town. The device, which is used to capture data from ATM cards, was placed on a cash machine at the Citizens Savings Bank, 137 S


Throop councilman to resign
THROOP — Vice President Dave Repchick will resign from borough council effective May 16. Repchick, who has served on council for over nine years and submitted his letter of resignation earlier this week, said Thursday he is resigning because of “physical


Carbondale traffic stop nets 160 bags of heroin
CARBONDALE — City police seized 160 bags of suspected heroin and arrested two men following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. Christopher Bandelt, 21, 36 N. Church St., and Victor McKinney, 19, listed as homeless, were taken into custody Wednesday after


Scranton man wanted for child sex crimes arrested in New York
SCRANTON — New York state troopers arrested a Scranton man suspected of raping a 5-year-old boy. Troopers spotted Eric Horowitz, 54, 932 Robinson St., and took him into custody as a fugitive from justice in Kirkwood, New York, about 4 p.m. Thursday. Scran


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Poor start dooms WBS Penguins in Game 4
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins needed their killer instinct to finish off the Providence Bruins in Friday’s Game 4 of the Atlantic Division semifinals. Down 2-1 in the series and facing elimination, the Bruins needed to play with desperation. The desperate team won. The Penguins never recovered from a sloppy first period where they […]


Lottery numbers for Friday, April 28, 2017
Midday Drawing: Pick 2: 3-2 Pick 3: 1-0-8 Pick 4: 9-0-8-7 Pick 5: 6-6-9-7-6 Treasure Hunt: 09-10-19-26-30 Evening Drawing Pick 2: 6-3 Pick 3: 3-4-0 Pick 4: 3-6-6-3 Pick 5: 5-8-9-4-8 Cash 5: 05-18-32-37-42 Mega Millions Drawing 06-13-18-20-31 Mega Ball: 13 No player matched all five numbers in Friday’s “Cash 5” jackpot drawing; Saturday’s jackpot […]


Penn State WR Chris Godwin drafted in third round by Tampa Bay
Many of the final mock drafts had Chris Godwin pegged for the third round. That still didn’t make Friday night’s wait any easier for the Penn State wide receiver. Nine receivers went off the board over the first three rounds of the NFL draft before Godwin heard his name called, going 84th overall to the […]


Penn State WR Chris Godwin drafted in third round by Tampa Bay
Many of the final mock drafts had Chris Godwin pegged for the third round. That still didn’t Friday night’s wait any easier for the Penn State wide receiver. Nine receivers went off the board over the first three rounds of the NFL draft before Godwin heard his name called, going 84th overall to the Tampa […]


SWB RailRiders starting pitcher Daniel Camarena settles down to beat Indianapolis Indians
MOOSIC — It’ been a whirlwind week for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRider starting pitcher Daniel Camarena. The lefty was home in Trenton on April 21 when he got the word he’d be starting for the RailRiders the following day against the Indianapolis Indians. Instead of travelling with Thunder to Providence to take on the Boston Red Sox’s […]


Nanticoke rallies past Tunkhannock for a second time
TUNKHANNOCK — The one-run deficit entering the seventh inning Friday wasn’t a big deal to Nanticoke’s Cassie Novakowski. What mattered was who was responsible initially to erase it. Kiera Brown, then Novakowski and then Morgan Briggs — all seniors. “We had a lot of confidence,” Novakowski said. “It’s started out with Kee Brown and she’s […]


Berwick girls move into 1st in WVC Division 2 track and field standings
Sam Dyer, Payden Montana and Megan Dalo were all three-time winners as Berwick moved into a first-place tie with a 90-55 victory over Nanticoke Area in a girls track and field meet at Berwick’s track on Friday. The victory set up Wednesday’s showdown with fellow league unbeaten Lake-Lehman in a battle of 5-0 teams tied […]


WVC baseball: Krupinski’s homer lifts Nanticoke over Valley West
Sophomore Trahjan Krupinski blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift Nanticoke to a 5-4 win over Wyoming Valley West on Friday in WVC baseball play. Kyle Pokrinchak pitched four innings of relief to get the win for the Trojans (2-7) while adding two hits and an RBI at the […]


Beyond The Byline: Students learn about journalism at Bigler conference
WILKES-BARRE — A long, long time ago, a young journalist used to sit at a table in Boscov’s restaurant and listen to two gentlemen talk about everything. These two men would select several topics and discuss them in great detail, offering solid opinions based on facts as they knew them and often they would debate […]


Eagles draft injured Washington cornerback Sidney Jones
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have selected Washington cornerback Sidney Jones in the second round of the NFL draft, a month after he ruptured his left Achilles tendon at his pro day. Jones was considered a first-round pick before he was injured. He won’t be ready to start the season, so the Eagles still need […]