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WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Luzerne County Convention Center Authority have just started contract talks to keep the club as the anchor tenant at Mohegan Sun Arena. Authority Chairman Ed Harry provided an update during the board's monthly meeting Wednesday.
WILKES-BARRE — The city of Wilkes-Barre is suing the Wilkes-Barre Area School District, Wilkes-Barre Township and Luzerne County over nearly $3 million from a tax diversion program. The city warned previously it could sue if the money didn't stay in the bank. It also claims the school district has not ...

The venue, located at 57B N. Main St., is the joint venture of Jump and fellow Wilkes-Barre native Mary McKenna and is named in honor of McKenna's late husband, musician and live music supporter Kevin Karl. The inspiration behind the club is to provide an intimate, all-ages space to feature all genres of ...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- A man wanted for murder in New Jersey was picked up Tuesday morning in Wilkes-Barre. U.S. Marshals arrested Sharif Robinson, 27, at a home on North River Street. Investigators say Robinson shot and a killed someone after getting into an argument at a strip club in New Jersey ...
Members of the Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Larksville Police Department and the Plymouth Police Department aided in the effort. Robinson was arraigned by District Judge Thomas Malloy in Wilkes-Barre on a fugitive from justice ...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A man wanted in a shooting outside a New Jersey strip club that killed one man has been arrested by federal marshals in northeastern Pennsylvania. Authorities said 27-year-old Sharif Robinson of Jersey City was taken into custody without incident Tuesday morning at a ...

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) After a scathing report by the Police Chiefs Association on the Wilkes-Barre Police department, many people are wondering what is next. The chief Marcella Lendacky will retire and the Mayor says changes are coming. The I-Team's Andy ...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- It was in an abrupt announcement from the city of Wilkes-Barre that the police chief is stepping down. The mayor's office sent out word of Chief Marcella Lendacky's retirement Wednesday afternoon. After less than three years as the Wilkes-Barre Police chief, Chief Marcella Lendacky ...
On March 15, Action Together NEPA and the Wilkes University Sociology and Criminology departments brought different organizations to discuss approaches to violence reduction in Wilkes-Barre. Representatives from gun violence prevention organizations spoke about their separate approaches to ...
WILKES-BARRE — A city man accused of repeatedly forcing a teenage girl to have sex over a decade was convicted Thursday of forcible rape and other charges. Jorge Claudio Huapaya Jr., 38, of 473 N. Pennsylvania Ave., was accused of having sexual intercourse with the girl beginning when she was 4 ...
With less than a month until their new album drops, multi-platinum rock band Breaking Benjamin has released another track from “Ember” that reveals where the title of the self-produced record comes from in its lyrics. Debuting on Spotify and digital music retailers early this morning, “Psycho” isn't quite as ...
HAZLE TWP. — A woman found dead in the woods and buried in an unmarked grave 48 years ago has a name again. (read more) · Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2018: · 100 Years Ago - Knights of Columbus campaign reaches $65,000. Officials with the local Knights of Columbus War Campaign ...
Gateway Center Associates' preliminary design of two buildings on the site of the former Hotel Sterling site in downtown Wilkes-Barre likely will be revised to one building. Plans call for a hotel, retail space, parking and condominiums selling for as much as $500,000 with panoramic views of the Wyoming ...
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - This could be the new face of North River and West Market Streets. Upscale condominiums and hotel rooms overlooking the Susquehanna River are the new plans for this parking lot where the historic Hotel Sterling once stood. City leaders hope it ...
WILKES-BARRE — Gov. Tom Wolf has announced the distribution of nearly $489 million in 2018 liquid fuels payments to municipalities statewide to help them maintain local roads and bridges. The distribution marks a $22.8 million, or 4.9 percent, increase over the $466.2 million distributed in 2017.
The Wilkes-Barre Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday approved the conversion of a warehouse on North River Street into a drug and alcohol treatment center for men. WILKES-BARRE — Afraid of what might happen with the opening of a drug and alcohol abuse treatment center in their neighborhood, ...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- City leaders say big changes are on the way to Wilkes-Barre. Renovations continue at the former Citizens Bank building downtown, luxury apartments are being developed, a new downtown restaurant opened in the past year, and Tuesday night, city council heard detailed plans for ...

Quality fan-filmed video footage of Alice Cooper's March 10 performance at at The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania can be seen below. Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album, "Paranormal", last July via earMUSIC, has announced his summer 2018 tour plans.
In the basement of the Polish Union Building in downtown Wilkes-Barre, a new music venue is emerging to bring weekly all-ages shows back to the local music scene. First announced last fall, Karl Hall is finally ready to open its doors to the general public after holding a soft opening concert with ...
We invite you to explore the many opportunities available at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. We proudly offer the advantages of an intimate campus atmosphere combined with all the resources of a major research university – located on a scenic estate in northeastern Pennsylvania just ten miles from Wilkes-Barre. At Penn State ...
WILKES-BARRE — The city's 38th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday featured Irish music, bagpipes, kilts, lots of people marching and even more watching and cheering as the parade wound its way north to Public Square. Most of them wore green, some from head to toe. Some of the costumes ...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Bells rang after Sunday's service at St. Stephen's Church in Wilkes-Barre. The congregation just learned one of their own has admitted to taking thousands of dollars in donations. Church leaders handed out a letter at the end of the service -- letting everyone know the assistant ...
Wilkes-Barre employee Patricia Murphy honored with Navient's Solutions Navigator Award ... WILKES-BARRE, Pa., March 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patricia Murphy, a Shickshinny, Pennsylvania resident and loan counselor for Navient, was honored with the quarterly Solutions Navigator Award for ...
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) The Saint Patrick Parade was in Scranton on Saturday -- and on Sunday Wilkes-Barre joined in on the party. Parade goers lined up on the street around Public Square and Main Street to see all of the excitement. Eyewitness News Reporter Morgan ...
Families, children, adults and senior citizens gathered in downtown Wilkes-Barre in anticipation for the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Ann Marie Scinal, of Plains Township, had attended the parade before, but her husband and children had never attended until this year. Scindal is of Irish descent, ...
WILKES-BARRE — The oldest house in Wilkes-Barre has been saved from the wrecking ball and will be transformed into a historical museum. The property, built in 1793 and known as the “Butler House,” recently was purchased by the Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society after group members blocked its ...
WILKES-BARRE — The salary for the city's new health educator will be lower than the amount listed in the state grant that funds the hire, Mayor Tony George said Friday. James Hayward Jr. will be paid 80 percent of the salary listed in the city's job posting and not what was contained in the state ...
Serafini says he was walking his dogs in Miner Park in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday morning when everything went wrong. "All of a sudden, I heard some yelling and I turned around and there were two German Shepherds coming at full speed across the park. It was like being on the plains of Africa. These two ...


 

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