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Reps. Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne County, and Nick Miccarelli, R-Delaware County, are expected to return to the Capitol on Monday when the House of .... of her constituents and moving Pennsylvania forward, Mutchler said Toohil has told her that discussions have been held among House officials about how ...
Pashinski, (D) Luzerne County Wednesday's meeting is one in a series on the "Plan for PA." Healthbeat Reporter Mark Hiller will take a closer look at what was discussed.. and the concerns one couple raised.. coming up on later editions of Eyewitness News. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All ...

That the county's actions violated Luzerne County's personnel code, Home Rule Charter and ethics code. • That the county's termination of Davis Javitz violated Pennsylvania's Whistleblower Act. Her suit claims that it was “retaliation for her disclosure of criminal activity and repeated questioning of the ...
Luzerne County's administration is once again pushing for a $5 vehicle registration fee to help repair county-owned roads and bridges. ... Structurally deficient bridges are considered safe for travel but need costly repairs or replacement to meet current standards, officials have said, noting some inspection ...
BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- State police in Luzerne County are investigating a death at a home near Conyngham. Troopers ... The two of them were questioned and Newswatch 16 saw the 43-year-old leave the state police barracks on his own, but officials say the 17-year-old is still in the hospital.
More than $6 million will be infused into Luzerne County for projects through money generated by the gaming industry, state officials announced Friday. ... of the LSA grant program allows Pennsylvania to invest in creating jobs and building better communities throughout Luzerne County,” Yudichak said.

NESCOPECK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Slippery roads are to blame for a head-on crash in Luzerne County. A van slammed into a truck on Route 93 near Nescopeck around 10 p.m. on Monday. Authorities say the woman driving the van was badly hurt and rushed to the hospital. The big rig driver wasn't injured.
Luzerne County may not be the cheapest place to live in Pennsylvania — that honor belongs to Venango County near the northwest corner of the state. ... Despite being right next door and statistically linked as part of the official Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Hazleton Metropolitan Area, Lackawanna County living ...
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- Some elected officials in our area are making sure they're ready for the next emergency. The Luzerne ... The Luzerne County EMA will be scheduling more classes in the near future. They're asking at least one official from every community to attend.
The Verizon Wireless network is down across parts of the East Coast, according to the Luzerne County 911 Facebook page. The post states: “If you have ... In a number of tweets on Verizon's official customer service Twitter account, the company appears to be surprised by the outage. “Yikes! I would be ...
Luzerne County taxpayers spend approximately $110 per day for each offender lodged in the county prison. But there's also a price for the accused if they can't make bail, said county Chief Public Defender Steven Greenwald. More than three days behind bars could cause them to lose their jobs and rental ...
PLAINS TOWNSHIP -- Investigators still don't know whose remains were found inside a shed that was purposely burned down in Luzerne County. Newswatch 16 spoke ... Officials first responded to a shed fire early Saturday morning at the Pocono Trailer Park in Plains Township. While on the scene, fire ...
Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating alleged threats against local schools by three juveniles, Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie ... The move follows Tuesday night's announcement by Lake-Lehman School District officials that there would be a heavy police presence at all of the ...
PLAINS TOWNSHIP -- The police tape and patrol cars are gone but neighbors at what is known as the Pocono Trailer Park in Plains Township are still thinking about Saturday morning's arson at a shed where human remains were found inside. "I think it'll always be in the back of people's minds, what ...
Police say a damning clue led to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man charged with stealing a pot of meatballs — red sauce smeared on his face and clothes. Authorities in Luzerne County have charged 48-year-old Leahman Glenn Robert Potter with burglary, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking for ...
DALLAS -- A paper plant in Luzerne County was evacuated Tuesday morning and crews in hazmat suits are checking out a hazardous materials incident ... Officials say equipment inside the building released the hazardous material, which caused skin irritation for those 11 employees taken to the hospital.
Luzerne County has launched a voter registration drive that targets the county's youngest potential voters: those still in high school. ... County election officials decided that pro-actively placing information in front of young prospective voters would result in more registrations than passively waiting for them to ...

PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A fire ripped through a home in Luzerne County on Thursday evening. According to fire officials, the flames broke out around 9:30 p.m. in the attic of the home along South Main Street in Plains Township. The fire chief tells Newswatch 16 the fire damage was mostly contained to ...
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) City Officials in Wilkes-Barre want to know if you are experiencing a bumpy ride due to potholes. The City of Wilkes-Barre is diligently working to address potholes throughout the city's streets. Multiple DPW crews called the “Pothole Patrol” are ...
Wyoming residents questions Borough officials ... Wyoming, Luzerne County (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A Luzerne County Borough manager is under investigation by Pennsylvania State Police and the IRS for ... Court documents show authorities were looking for financial records of entities over seen by smith.
The proposed route of the PennEast pipeline stretches from upper Luzerne County, Pa. to Mercer County, near Trenton, New Jersey (Image courtesy of ... its line through several parcels of preserved land in Hunterdon County, saying the company has not given officials enough time to evaluate the offers, ...
EDWARDSVILLE — State officials Wednesday gave approval to the first medical marijuana dispensary in Luzerne County. Justice Grown Pennsylvania is the fifth dispensary statewide approved for operation by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, said Abbe Kruger, chief executive officer of the ...
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Authorities are warning residents about a person pretending to be a police officer in Luzerne County. Wilkes-Barre Township Police believe the person is driving a 2011 Ford Taurus sedan with a Pennsylvania vanity license plate with police emblems, tinted windows, black ...
Authority for Luzerne County Court raises questioned ... Before home rule, court officials had to obtain county salary board approval at a public meeting to grant raises, Urban said. ... The Court of Common Pleas and the District Judges are regulated by and answer to AOPC and the PA Supreme Court.
JENKINS TOWNSHIP -- A crash between a pickup and big rig caused delays Tuesday morning on a highway in Luzerne County. Crews say the pickup clipped ... Authorities haven't said how badly the pickup driver is hurt. Interstate 81 north was down to one lane in Luzerne County. Click here for the latest ...
HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Law enforcement officials say that counterfeit money has been popping up over the past several days. And more of that funny money has been showing up recently. Investigators tell Eyewitness News the counterfeit bills look like the real deal. But there are ...
Pittston officials increased the city discount, which is known as a homestead exemption, from $15,000 to $16,500 this year, the treasurer's office said. That means the owner of a $100,000 residence pays city real estate taxes on $83,500, saving $113 under the city tax rate of 6.85 mills. Bear Creek Township ...
Luzerne County Council OKs tax break for new project in Nanticoke and Hanover ... Warren Faust, president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council, sought a commitment that NorthPoint would use qualified local companies for the new project, particularly since local ...
WYOMING -- A borough manager in Luzerne County is at the center of a criminal investigation. State police agents raided her accounting business Wednesday morning. Court papers show police were looking for financial records from the library in the borough and a volunteer fire company. Wyoming ...
WILKES-BARRE -- Ice jams on the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County are "a very serious matter" that "can change in a heartbeat," said Luzerne ... that you know where you're going to go and what you're going to do should that evacuation order come in," Red Cross official Dave Skutnik advised.
Regardless of whether the site is going to close or stay open after the 200 layoffs, commerce officials in Luzerne County say 2018 is off to a great start for the local economy. "At this point, I don't know anything about what's going at Lord & Taylor but what I can tell you is, from a retail perspective, 2017 ended ...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An official says multiple Pennsylvania police officers have been injured while serving an early morning warrant in Harrisburg. Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo tells Pennlive.com the officers were taken by ambulance to a hospital Thursday. He didn't say how they ...
Our lead I-Team Reporter Andy Mehalshick is looking into the impact of Libre's Law. Officials at the Luzerne County S.P.C.A say without a doubt they are seeing a big increase in the number of calls about alleged animal abuse and they attribute that to Libre's Law/named after an abused dog from Lancaster ...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A former volleyball coach for two Pennsylvania high schools has been sentenced to three to 23 months in county jail for sexting female students. Nicholas Diaco, 27, was sentenced Tuesday in Luzerne County Court on earlier guilty pleas to charges of corruption of minors and ...
“We're hoping some of these ice jams break up,” Lucy Morgan, director of the Luzerne County Emergency Management Agency, said Sunday. The Civil Air ... A scare came Saturday when Wyoming County officials called to say “a 12-mile ice jam that broke loose that would be coming,” she said. On Sunday ...
With the death Tuesday of 21-year-old inmate Hailey Povisil in her cell at the the Luzerne County Prison, now four women have died inside the prison ... An autopsy is planned on Povisil, who prison officials say immediately received life-saving measures after she was discovered unresponsive in her cell.
Missouri-based NorthPoint Development, which owns a 172-acre tract in the Hanover Industrial Estates which houses the three buildings, identified the two new tenants in documents submitted to Luzerne County Council. Brent Miles, vice president for NorthPoint Development, came to a city council ...
A federal detainer also had been issued for the gun charge, according to the prison. Prison officials immediately notified the county District Attorney's Office, which is investigating. An autopsy to determine the official cause of death is pending, and Povisil's next-of-kin have been notified, said Rockovich.
Shih Tzus breeder raided by Pa. state police; 19 dogs rescued ... Officials told WNEP they are not available for adoption right now. ... According to a detailed report by WNEP-TV, authorities served a search warrant at a home in Conyngham Township, Luzerne County, earlier this week, resulting in the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Luzerne County will not accept pre-payment of 2018 property taxes since that is not allowed by state law, according to Laura Beers, office manager and ... The Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors Association last week issued an advisory that pre-payment of property taxes is “expressly prohibited by statute.”.
Interstate 81 south was closed between the Avoca exit (178) and the Dupont/Pittston exit (175) because of the crash, according to PennDOT. Officials say no one was seriously injured when a tractor-trailer went off the road along I-81 southbound in Avoca, but the wreck did force part of the interstate to shut ...
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- The May primary election is fast approaching. Congressional seats are the big prize in the 2018 midterms. Questions have been raised about the condition of some of the Commonwealth's voting machines. Are they up to snuff? The general consensus ...
Luzerne County Manager C. David Pedri has approved raises ranging from 0.8 percent to 6 percent for 152 non-union employees, according to ... While five-day advance notice is required by council, the manager can still grant raises without council's consent as long as the funds are budgeted, officials ...
Police: Woman found dead after boyfriend takes her hostage in Luzerne County. Pennsylvania state police. FILE PHOTO / THE MORNING CALL ... A hostage situation in Luzerne County ended with one dead and two injured, authorities said. State police troopers in Hazleton entered a Foster Township ...
County officials did not have a list of current members who would be barred from reappointment if this limit is imposed. The county has seven authorities: Flood Protection, Housing, Industrial Development, Redevelopment, Transportation, Convention Center and Northeastern Pennsylvania Hospital and ...
Ice Jams Cause Flooding Along Luzerne County Creek. Posted 10:49 am, January 23, 2018, by Carolyn Blackburne, Updated at 04:35PM, January 23, 2018 ... Fire officials said one woman had to be evacuated from her home. All other nearby homes were vacant and utilities there were shut off to prevent and electrical ...
Luzerne County's 911 department plans to construct emergency communication towers at two new sites and build a taller one at a third existing location, officials said. The towers hold antennas and microwave satellite dishes that allow radio communication in the county's largely forested and mountainous ...
... miles from Luzerne County, Pa. across Hunterdon County into Mercer County, ... gas from the vast reserves of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. ... need the PennEast pipeline, regardless of what company officials claim.


 

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