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School District Fires Convicted Teacher

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WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre Area School District has fired a teacher convicted of having a sexual relationship with a student. A judge sentenced Stephen Stahl to at least six months in prison earlier this week. He had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl more than a decade ago while he worked at Coughlin High […]

SUV Crashes Through Wilkes-Barre Neighborhood

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WILKES-BARRE — An out-of-control SUV crashed into homes and two vehicles in a neighborhood in Wilkes-Barre Wednesday morning. It happened in the 300 block of Plymouth Avenue near Simpson Street, where neighbors say they’re in shock about all the damage that happened here. Police say just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, the driver hit two parked […]

Former Coach Sentenced to Jail Term for Sex with Student

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WILKES-BARRE — A former Coughlin High School wrestling coach and dean was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. That relationship happened more than a decade ago. It wasn’t until early last year that the victim came forward and Stephen Stahl was charged. The victim […]

Water Company Building to turn into College Classrooms

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WILKES-BARRE — King’s College in Wilkes-Barre is planning to expand after buying up an old water company building. The structure is the former Spring Brook Water Supply Company on North Franklin Street. According to court records, King’s College paid $125,000 for the property in Wilkes-Barre. The building will be turned into classrooms.

Kingston Police Arrest Alleged Turkey Hill Robbers

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KINGSTON — Police say Robert Maurer and Richard Huften, both of Plymouth, are responsible for at least two robberies at Turkey Hill Minit Marts in Kingston and Wilkes-Barre. The robberies took place earlier this week. Police say one happened at the Turkey Hill on East Main and Scott Streets in Wilkes-Barre. That hold up happened […]

Fire Hits Wilkes-Barre Home

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WILKES-BARRE — Crews responded to a house fire in Wilkes-Barre Wednesday morning. The fire broke out in the 400 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilkes-Barre before noon. Heavy smoke was coming from the second floor when crews arrived. There is no word on injuries or the cause.

Wilkes Enterprise Center Moves to Public Square

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WILKES-BARRE — A grand opening was held Tuesday at a new facility at Wilkes University. The new Wilkes Enterprise Center helps young entrepreneurs start up their own business. On top of attracting new businesses, the Wilkes Enterprise Center is also an enterprise incubator for students. The hope is to give students a place to build […]

Homes, Businesses Hit By Vandals

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WILKES-BARRE — Some homes and businesses in Luzerne County have been hit by vandals. Recently graffiti with the words “black angels” has been popping up throughout Wilkes-Barre. Police are looking into who is spray-painting those words on some homes and business in Wilkes-Barre. The owner of one of the businesses that was vandalized is also […]

Chilly Weather Didn’t Stop Wilkes-Barre Parade

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WILKES-BARRE — It was a little bit chilly for a parade Sunday, but that didn’t stop the party in Wilkes-Barre. It was the Diamond City’s turn to celebrate Saint Patrick. The downtown was filled with Irish music as the bands and mummers strutted through the streets. There were activities for the whole family before the […]

Traffic Stop Leads Wilkes-Barre Police to Shooting Victim

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WILKES-BARRE — A traffic stop led police to a shooting victim in Wilkes-Barre. Officers say they stopped a car for speeding on North Pennsylvania Avenue just before 3 a.m. on Sunday. They found a man with a gunshot wound in the passenger seat. The victim told police it happened near a club on South Main […]