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A regional observance of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month will take place during January, with programs in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittston, Port Griffith, Plymouth, Nanticoke, Wyoming, and Ashley. The annual event focuses on the history and culture of the anthracite region in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Lorenzo, who appears to be the first baby born at a medical facility in Luzerne County in 2018, was due Jan. 6, Courtney said. Instead, Lorenzo appeared at 6:45 a.m. Monday, all of 19.5 inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces. He was delivered by Dr. J. Michael Tedesco at Wilkes-Barre General ...

The Discovery Channel show "Pandora's Box: Unleashing Evil" featured Hugo Selenski, a Luzerne County man currently serving a life sentence for murdering two people. WNEP reports the episode on Selenski, titled "A Handsome Devil," uses interviews with officials from Luzerne County to give a timeline ...
CONYNGHAM TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- An animal owner in Luzerne County is under investigation after several animals were left outside in frigid temperatures. More than a dozen dogs and farm animals were left with no food or heat. state police spent their New Year's at a home ...
Jonathan Lang and his wife Maryann recently opened Lang Beverage Co. in Nanticoke, the first distillery in Luzerne County. ... sale is part of an effort to move Times Leader staff to a smaller building on the Sunday Independent's former site at market Street and North Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilkes-Barre.
... township's Mocanaqua section is part of the Italy Street Historic District, which has been deemed eligible for the National Register of Historic Places by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, according to Luzerne County flood buyout documents.

Wyoming -- For families with little ones that have an earlier bedtime Super Bounce in Wyoming hosted a Countdown to Noon party Sunday afternoon. It was held indoors so it was also a way to escape the bitter cold. balloons fell right at noon and the kids celebrated 2018 with noisemakers. "The kids have ...
HAZLE TOWNSHIP -- A bank teller from Luzerne County is accused of coming up with a scheme to steal money from her bank. This came right before she left her job. state police say Ashlee Felix of Hazleton gave her two weeks' notice and then conspired with four others to withdraw money from the ...
The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of agriculture. According to the agency: "any inspection is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, ...
Wilkes-Barre TOWNSHIP -- A fire sparked and spread fast after a tenant allegedly used a wood burning stove to thaw out frozen pipes. It happened around noon along Harris and Metcalf Street in Wilkes-Barre Township. The fire started in the garage and made its way to an attached apartment.
BUCK TOWNSHIP -- A road is closed due to a crash between a delivery truck and SUV in Luzerne County. Officials say a Coors Light Beer delivery truck and SUV collided on Route 115 near White Haven around 10:30 a.m. on Friday. Both drivers were trapped inside and had to be rescued. One driver had ...
MIDDLETOWN, PA (WBRE/WYOU)- Two winning Pennsylvania lottery tickets worth $50,000 each are set to expire in January. One was purchased in Luzerne County. "We're issuing an early reminder of these expiring tickets because so many people are very busy during the holiday season," said Lottery ...
Middleswarth potato chips, Tastykake, Gertrude Hawk, and Electric City Roasting Company are just a few of the local fares for sale at Northeast Snacks in Wyoming. Newswatch 16 caught up with people stocking up on some of their favorite treats. The shop here at 318 Wyoming Avenue is open Thursday ...
FREELAND -- A fire broke out in a double block home in Luzerne County on Christmas Eve. The fire, which sparked around 3 p.m. on Monday, started in the kitchen of the home on 1001 Schwabe Street in Freeland. Families on both sides of the double block were evacuated, displacing 10 people. Officials ...
"After four years of investigation, this morning thanks to the unending, diligent work by the Nanticoke City police Department, Pennsylvania state police and Luzerne County detectives and prosecutors, we have arrested Anthony Spudis, who now stands accused in the murder of Ms. Price," Salavantis said.
CHRISTOPHER DOLAN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Luzerne County manager David Pedri delivers remarks during a meeting of county council in August ... Pedri also said that leaders of counties in Northeast Pennsylvania need to work together to make sure the region's concerns are taken seriously by ...
LEHMAN TOWNSHIP LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Pennsylvania state police confirmed to Eyewitness News Friday they've recovered the body of Adam Lutz, a Luzerne County man missing since early November. police say his body was found with the aid of a mini-submarine in Lake Silkworth, ...

LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A police investigation iis underway into an alleged sexual assault inside Wyoming Valley West high school. The alleged 14 year old victim says she was molested by a male classmate...The mother of the girl is angry with the response or lack of response by district ...
Wilkes-Barre, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- A controversy is unfolding in Luzerne County over an order issued by the county manager. Some employees claim the manager is trying to muzzle them; others are calling it a gag order and a violation of their rights to free speech. The order prohibits ...
MIDDLETOWN, PA (WBRE/WYOU)- Two winning Pennsylvania lottery tickets worth $50,000 each are set to expire in January. One was purchased in Luzerne County. "We're issuing an early reminder of these expiring tickets because so many people are very busy during the holiday season," said Lottery ...
William McCarthy III, 46, of Great Meadows, was an officer with the Washington Township police Department in Morris County on June 16, 2016 when he was involved in motor vehicle crashes in the Pennsylvania towns of Tamaqua and Hazleton following a domestic violence incident in New Jersey.
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- One of the largest, most expensive highway construction projects in the region is ahead of schedule, and PennDOT says people who live and drive in that area will soon reap the benefits. This all has to do with the South Valley Parkway project ...
Wilkes-Barre -- Luzerne County employees were directed Monday to sign their acknowledgement of an order prohibiting them from speaking to members of the media without prior authorization from the county manager. ... The article -- titled "'It's just old people and addicts here': Addicted Towns of Pa.
The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of agriculture. According to the agency: "any inspection is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, ...
Court records show Garcia had two criminal cases in Pennsylvania, both from last year. In one ... In that case, Garcia was waiting on his front porch with a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol on his lap when a Luzerne County children and Youth Services caseworker showed up to take custody of his children ...
police and EMTs worked to put the suspect in the back of an ambulance. That suspect would later die from his injuries. It started at the M&T Bank branch in Wyoming in Luzerne County. Troopers say the suspect held up the place and led police on a chase for almost nine miles. The shooting happened right ...
Water rate hike comes with surprise Scranton sewer rate increase. State regulators on Thursday approved a systemwide 9 percent water rate increase for Pennsylvania American Water to start Jan. 1, the first such base rate hike in four years. (read more) · Photo: Jake Danna Stevens, License: N/A, Created: ...
The Pennsylvania Gaming Board has no list of which establishments may be eligible because proof that all requirements are met would be submitted in ... Chris Vecchione, of Universal Gaming Group of PA, said Wednesday that gaming is "sweeping the country" as a revenue generator to reduce reliance ...
"We're here today at the Roaring Brook Baptist church to investigate allegations of misconduct within the church," said Sgt. James Dunleavy, Pennsylvania state police. "At this point in the investigation, we're not prepared to make any statements as to the particulars of the allegations. The court has sealed ...
police said John Ricko Jr., 32, and Melissa Ann Doran, 32, both of Warrior Run, robbed Family Dollar on South Main Street in Ashley around 9:15 p.m. Saturday. police said Ricko took a drawer from a cash register and was chased into the parking lot by the store manager. The pair got away with about ...
ORIGINAL STORY -- Crews are working to repair a water main break in Luzerne County. The 18-inch main broke along Route 29 in Hunlock Creek on Tuesday. Officials with Pennsylvania American Water say about 6,000 might experience little to no pressure while they fix the issue. The affected areas ...
Crews were looking for the 60-year-old man from Luzerne County in the area where Luzerne, Sullivan and Wyoming Counties come together. Representatives of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, state police, firefighters, and other volunteers planned their strategy at the Fairmount Volunteer Fire ...
Luzerne County will host the Keystone State Games Festival of ... of dollars into Northeastern Pennsylvania's economy from lodging, food and ...
Luzerne County manager C. David Pedri presented his plea Tuesday for ... of Pennsylvania conference because some of his counterparts were ...
LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A New York man is facing several charges including theft by extortion in Luzerne County. Kingston ...
The first day of Pennsylvania's statewide bear season resulted in a ... Ross Township, Luzerne County, by Richard B. Kollar, of Shickshinny, Pa.
Flag burning held in Luzerne County focuses on racism and bigotry in the ... "There is racism in Pennsylvania, but the question is how much?
In a special report, PennLive is chronicling the state of the deadly opioid epidemic raging across Pennsylvania by examining the unique ...
LEHMAN TOWNSHIP -- The search for a missing man in Luzerne County has not turned up anything for a third day. Adam Lutz, 22, of ...
LEHMAN TOWNSHIP -- Crews had been in the cold all day Saturday searching in Lehman Township for a missing man. Adam Lutz, 22, of ...
It is also unclear why the Luzerne County employee was in Wyoming County. ... Which places from any county in PA. Currently I have a ...
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Two people and a dog are recovering after an unusual fire in Hazleton Thursday night.
Do Tuesday's election returns in Pennsylvania and nationally shed light ... Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in Luzerne County but there did ...
LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) One of the most closely watched races in our region is that for Luzerne County Controller. Incumbent ...
WHO IS RUNNING: Luzerne County's candidate roster is posted on the ... for Trump, playing a key role in his victory in Pennsylvania and overall. ... The election returns website can be accessed at electionreturns.pa.gov.
For example, turnout in the primary here in Lackawanna County was just 31 percent. In Luzerne County, it was about twenty percent.
Voters can choose up to five candidates for five at-large seats on Luzerne County Council. The Democrats nominees are Sheila Saidman, ...
... 110,000 people in Eastern Pennsylvania are living with the disorder. On Sunday, one Luzerne County community came together to show ...
Luzerne County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide who wins terms for county and municipal offices, as well as judicial and school ...
It happened Sunday just after midnight on the ramp to Interstate 81 north in Hanover Township. According to the Luzerne County chief deputy ...


 

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