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Armed Robbery at Convenience Store in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are looking for the man who they say robbed a convenience store at gunpoint. Officers were called to the Turkey Hill on Hazle Street just before 7:30 p.m. Monday. Police said a man showed a gun and took cash from the register.  

New Life for Wilkes-Barre Restaurant

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WILKES-BARRE — A restaurant that was closed for about four years now has a new life in Wilkes-Barre. The new owners of Hottle’s Restaurant on South Main Street held a soft opening on Saturday. Hottle’s was open for more than 70 years when it closed back in 2010. The restaurant was known for its seafood. […]

Hockey Game Honors Marine Killed in Crash

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WILKES-BARRE — A hockey team in Wilkes-Barre wanted to give back to a family who lost a marine in a car crash. The Wilkes-Barre Miners, the junior hockey team, wore camouflage jerseys at the game Saturday night at the Toyota Sportsplex. They had Staff Sergeant Andrew Stevens’ name on the jerseys. The marine was killed […]

County Faces More Payroll Problems

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WILKES-BARRE — There are more payroll problems in Luzerne County. According to county leaders, workers who get life insurance and short and long term disability will not get paid their direct deposits Friday. County Budget and Finance Director Brian Swetz said a glitch caused an entire year’s worth of insurance deductions to be taken instead […]

Victim’s Mother Confronts Selenski

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WILKES-BARRE — All Geraldine Kerkowski was asked on the stand was to identify Mr. Selenski. That’s when the mother of Michael Kerkowski scolded at Hugo Selenski, wagged her finger and said “take that smile off your face.” Selenski is accused of the murder of Michael Kerkowski and Tammy Fassett in 2002. Their bodies were found […]

Accused Bank Robber Caught on Camera

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WILKES-BARRE — Police are looking for a man who was caught on surveillance video allegedly robbing a bank. Officers say the M & T Bank on Coal Street was held up around 3 p.m. No one was hurt during that robbery in Wilkes-Barre.

City One Strike Ordinance Challenged In Court

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WILKES-BARRE — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court in Wilkes-Barre on behalf of two tenants and three landlords who’ve been hit under the city’s one strike ordinance. That ordinance was put into place in 2013 to crack down on problem landlords and tenants, but the lawsuit is seeking to have […]

Three Restaurants Closing in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Two restaurants in Wilkes-Barre will soon be closing and another one just shut down within the past week. Maer’s Barbeque on South Main Street, just off Public Square, is no longer open for business. The restaurant has been part of the downtown dining scene for the past three years. And on Kidder Street, […]

Police Investigating Hit and Run

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WILKES-BARRE — Police in Wilkes-Barre are investigating a hit and run. Authorities said someone was hit by a vehicle outside of the Sherman Hills apartment complex along Coal Street around 8:30 p.m. Monday. The victim was taken to a hospital. Police did not say if there was a description of the vehicle.

Fundraiser to Help Library

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WILKES-BARRE — It was all about the books in one part of Luzerne County. People came out to Bottlenecks Saloon and Eatery in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday for the Read to Lead fundraiser. Organizers from Leadership Wilkes-Barre put together the event to benefit the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre. Money raised at the event is set […]