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Wilkes-Barre -- Leadership Wilkes-Barre has announced that applications are available for the 2018/2019 program year. Applications for the Core Leadership Wilkes-Barre Program, the Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre Program, and Impact: Leadership in education are available at ...
police are now seeking Timothy Evans, 24, of Newark, on warrants in three cases, two of which include allegations that he started shooting during disputes in Wilkes-Barre. The most recent altercation took place around 1:20 p.m. Sunday, when police were dispatched to a report of shots fired on John Street.

Wilkes-Barre -- Location matters in real estate and just as much in Geisinger Health System's decision to reopen the emergency department at its hospital in South Wilkes-Barre. The plan is to have the department at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre ready by July of this year. In order to meet the deadline ...
Wilkes-Barre -- City officials have launched a hotline for motorists to report potholes. Callers are asked to dial 570-208-4239 and provide the nearest street address or intersection of the pothole. Several dedicated DPW crews, known as the "Pothole Patrol," have been designated to address the holes, ...
Today, the Wilkes-Barre native is the chief operating officer at Vuzix, a company that specializes in smart glasses that feature augmented and virtual reality. Boris said days spent in his youth watching people working with their hands in his parents' business, Arrow Beer Distributing, inspired his career in ...

Wilkes-Barre -- The city could begin hiring new officers by as early as next month to fill vacancies on the police force, Mayor Tony George said. The department is down between four and six officers and has the money budgeted this year for approximately 80 officers, George said Friday. A total of 96 ...
Wilkes-Barre -- Council held a quick work session Tuesday, with much of the 13-minute meeting focused on zoning and tax-exemption issues. Councilman Bill Barrett said he's heard from residents in his district in Parsons about a small church that bought a house. "When that happens the house, ...
Wilkes-Barre -- The city Health Department has a limited supply of flu shots available to the public free of charge. Delphine Torbik of the Health Department said there are doses available for anyone 6 months of age and older. High-dosage vaccines also are available for people 65 and older. The shots ...
Wilkes-Barre -- An email to Wilkes-Barre Area school District administrators that contained a semi-nude photo of an elementary school teacher has sparked a Criminal Investigation into who has been harassing the woman and sharing her picture. Last week, someone who claimed to be a concerned ...
LEHMAN TWP. -- Beginning March 13, Penn State Wilkes-Barre will host its last seven-week SAT preparation course session for those students interested in taking the SAT exam for the May 5 testing date. Penn State Wilkes-Barre, in cooperation with Cambridge educational services Inc., offers high ...
Wilkes-Barre -- With proposals in hand from two developers for the former Hotel Sterling site, the city has set an approximate six-week timetable to review them and possibly vote on selling the land. The next step in the process is to assemble a committee to look over the proposals that were submitted ...
Wilkes-Barre -- City police arrested a man they allege gave alcohol to a teenage girl and took provocative pictures of the teen laying across his lap. The alleged pictures were discovered on the girl's cellphone by her mother in July. Todd A. Williams, 30, of 78 Carlisle St., Wilkes-Barre, was charged with ...
Wilkes-Barre--- Three homeowners in Wilkes-Barre are likely facing hundreds of dollars in repairs after they found their copper piping ripped out. Ron Romanelli was scraping ice off the sidewalk on Monday morning to help out some of his neighbors on Stanton Street in Wilkes-Barre. He lives right next ...
Wilkes-Barre -- The preliminary hearing for a Plains Twp. woman alleged to have falsely accused two state police troopers of rape was derailed Friday morning when tempers flared between her attorney and the presiding magistrate. Christine A. Cromer, 37, of 237 Maffett St., is facing charges of filing ...
Wilkes-Barre -- There were two shootings in Wilkes-Barre on Friday night within a span of about three hours. police have released details on the second incident that occurred just before 10 p.m. near 69 Wilkes Lane, which is a street that runs behind Odyssey Fitness Center. police said they found a ...
Wilkes-Barre -- A Wilkes-Barre man was arraigned Thursday on charges he cut another man with a machete. Lamar N. Grant, 39, and another man known as "JoJo" were each armed with machetes when they approached Ronald Roane outside 64 Carey Ave. on Nov. 15, police say. Roane exited the ...

Wilkes-Barre police responded to a reported shooting on Parrish Street on Friday night, but details on what happened were scant. Wilkes-Barre -- City police responded to a reported shooting on Parrish Street around 7 p.m. Friday. An officer was seen placing an evidence marker on the roadway near ...
PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- There are questions affecting hundreds of families living in one of the area's biggest school districts. Officials in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District are planning to purchase 80 acres in Plains Township known as the Pagnotti Site. They would ...
Wilkes-Barre TWP. -- Monster Jam driver Collette Davis saw the "Wonder woman" movie when it first came out last year and loved it, especially the choreographed scenes of Amazons leaping from shields, shooting three arrows at a time and otherwise showing themselves to be superb Athletes.
Wilkes-Barre -- The head of the Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority on Monday said he's in favor of a study to improve parking at meters, garages and lots, but doesn't want to take another look at selling or leasing the assets. Tom Torbik, executive director of the authority, said he would ask the full authority ...
Wilkes-Barre -- A woman allegedly kidnapped by her husband was found near Public Square early Sunday morning. police allege Justin Ramirez, 29, of Scott Street, Wilkes-Barre, forced LaRhonda Ramirez into his vehicle and sped away from a residence on Jones Street. LaRhonda Ramirez was ...
PLAINS TOWNSHIP -- Dozens of people turned out to learn more about plans for a new Wilkes-Barre Area high school. The school board held a special meeting at Solomon Plains Elementary Monday night. District officials outlined plans to buy 80 acres in Plains Township to build the new high school and ...
Wilkes-Barre TOWNSHIP -- A driver hit two people near Wilkes-Barre and then sped off. Officials tell Newswatch 16 two pedestrians were hit around 6:30 p.m. Monday, on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, also known as Route 309, near Wilkes-Barre. The driver did not stop. The victims had to be ...
Wilkes-Barre -- A man from Wilkes-Barre is facing charges after police say he kidnapped a woman. According to arrest papers, Justin Ramirez, 29, of Wilkes-Barre, got into an argument with the victim and forced her into a vehicle and drove off around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers located Ramirez and the ...
Wilkes-Barre -- Newsroom, out. Laboratories and classrooms, in. King's College purchased the Times Leader building at 15 N. Main St. in Wilkes-Barre last week for $725,000, according to John R. Loyack, the college's executive vice president for business and administrative affairs. The purchase will ...
Wilkes-Barre -- Down one dog, a settlement agreement between the police union and the city will further shake up the K9 unit. The deal will put Skoty, the sole dog on duty, in the hands of a new officer, Sgt. Phil Myers, president of the Wilkes-Barre police Benevolent Association, said Friday. The two ...
Wilkes-Barre -- South Franklin Street from Anheiser Lane to market Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, the city announced Friday. The mayor's office noted, however, that Franklin Street from Northampton Street to Anheiser Lane will be opened as a two-way street for that period of time.
Wilkes-Barre, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) police are investigating a three car collision that sent seven people to the hospital. It happened Friday afternoon near the rear entrance of Interfaith Apartments. A driver of a vehicle hit another vehicle and the impact pushed the second vehicle into a ...
Wilkes-Barre -- A woman from Lancaster County is accusing a Wilkes-Barre company of violating the "Do Not Call List" in response to allegedly receiving hundreds of nuisance phone calls. Samantha Baker through attorneys Brett Freeman and Carlo Sabatini in Dunmore filed a lawsuit Thursday in ...
Wilkes-Barre TWP. -- The Lord & Taylor distribution center on Highland Park Boulevard has notified the state Department of Labor & Industry that it is laying off 202 workers in March and April. The L&I website indicates the layoffs are due to "closure," but Lord & Taylor's parent company HBC says the ...
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Pittston Twp. and Seamans Airport in Benton Twp. are among nine across the commonwealth that will share $2.4 million in state money, the state Department of Transportation announced Friday. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will use its $279,375 from the state to ...
Wilkes-Barre -- The final figures aren't in yet, but the draft of the December financial report pleased Mayor Tony George. After a full year, the city had a positive balance of $252,388, according to the draft report. "I was happy with it. I'll be even happier with the final results," the mayor said Thursday.
Wilkes-Barre -- The city's Zoning Hearing Board has approved plans to add another courtroom as part of the expansion of the Luzerne County Central Court building next to the prison. The board voted 4-0 Wednesday to grant the special exception over the opposition of Susan Timchack, whose Priestly ...
Wilkes-Barre -- A Wilkes-Barre man wanted on charges he nearly struck a city police officer while fleeing from an alleged drug sale was captured by U.S. Marshals on Tuesday. Jean Jimenez, 27, was apprehended at a residence in the 300 block of McLean Street, Wilkes-Barre, according to a news ...
Angela McKeown, 17, was chosen in a nationwide competition for its mentoring program, the Disney Dreamers Academy. Angela is curious about a lot of things. Most of all, she is interested in sign language and Disney. "I want to be an American Sign Language interpreter because I want to bring the ...
state police said a 29-year-old Wilkes-Barre woman reported that in mid-December she blacked out and then woke up tied up in the back of a vehicle. The woman, whose name was not released, said she was picked up at her home on Dec. 17 and driven to an unknown location where she drank alcohol, ...
Mayor Tony George of Wilkes-Barre, Mayor Mike Lombardo of Pittston and Mayor Jeff Cusat of Hazleton met for more than an hour in Wilkes-Barre City Hall to exchange ideas and to share experiences. Mayor Rich Wiaterowski of Nanticoke could not attend the meeting. Lombardo said the group, for now, ...
Jim Jackiewicz, of Wilkes-Barre, helped map out the route for Monday's event. He said he volunteers with the Red Cross and other organizations in the area. He said this event is extremely important in the area. "The smoke alarm project is the most important project the Red Cross does," he said. "It saves ...
Wilkes-Barre -- Just as the city police union conducted an anonymous survey to assess the morale of members under the leadership of Chief Marcella Lendacky, so too is the outside agency hired to recommend ways to improve working conditions in the department. The Pennsylvania Chiefs of police ...
Wilkes-Barre, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Tickets to the very first first Doctor Reverend Martin Luther King Junior Unity Breakfast at Genetti's Hotel in Wilkes-Barre were completely sold out. More than 300 people gathered to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. But ask anyone here, what ...
Wilkes-Barre -- Along the banks of the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre is a sight many probably aren't used to seeing. Instead of ... According to officials, this video by WNEP-TV reporter @Chase_Senior, is the area of the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre that is jammed with ice. Some water is ...
This will be the fourth time the program takes place in Wilkes-Barre. The event will kick off at the Hollenbeck Fire Station at 9 a.m., where volunteers will be trained in installing the smoke alarms for homeowners. At 10 a.m., volunteers will break into teams of three, armed with smoke alarms, screws, a drill, ...
This Holy Bible appears to be a family heirloom kept for generations after a couple was married in Wilkes-Barre in 1929. Nobody seems to know how it ended up all these years later in the home of an unrelated woman in a rural fishing town in Nova Scotia, Canada. Carol Gaudet found the Bible while ...
Wilkes-Barre -- Tevon "Mulah" Thomas is guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder -- charges that carry a mandatory sentence of life in prison. A jury deliberated for 7½ hours before returning the verdict Friday night. Thomas lowered his head as the jury foreman read the verdict ...
Wilkes-Barre -- A tow truck driver accused of exposing himself to two women after he arrived to tend to their disabled vehicle was convicted of indecent exposure and other offenses during a jury trial this week. Scott Teixeira, 32, of Wilkes-Barre, was convicted of one count each of indecent exposure, ...
Wilkes-Barre -- One of the city's two police K-9s has been removed from service, at least temporarily, but officials won't say which dog or the reason for removal. City administrator Ted Wampole on Thursday said there was "an incident involving a dog and an officer" after confirming that one of the dogs ...
Wilkes-Barre, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Two people trapped in a car after a crash in Luzerne County are taken to the hospital. A pick-up truck and car collided at the intersection of Hazle and Parish Streets in Wilkes-Barre around 7:00 Thursday morning. The impact sent the car into a utility ...
Wilkes-Barre -- City council Thursday approved $384,000 in additional engineering costs for the Solomon Creek wall project. Borton-Lawson Engineering Inc. has been doing the design and preliminary work to prepare the infrastructure for bidding and construction. The Plains Township-based firm was ...
Wilkes-Barre -- A female inmate at Luzerne County Correctional Facility died Tuesday night after she was found unresponsive in her cell, according to county Director of Correctional Services Mark Rockovich. Hailey Povisil, 21, was found unresponsive by correctional officers at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday ...


 

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