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Heavy Security Presence at Courthouse

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WILKES-BARRE — Officers were guarding the Luzerne County Courthouse Friday morning, with some carrying rifles. State and local police and a U.S. Marshal were stationed around the Luzerne County Courthouse. Many folks driving by or just trying to do county business were concerned about the big police presence. Lots of police activity at the Luzerne […]

Commonwealth Health to End Hospice Services

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SCRANTON — For more than a century, under different names, there has been hospice service in Scranton. Hospice is care of the very sick, especially the terminally ill. Commonwealth Health, which runs Regional Hospital of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, will end its home health and hospice services on June 30. In a statement, heath […]

Tony George Gets Democratic Nomination for Wilkes-Barre Mayor

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WILKES-BARRE — The city of Wilkes-Barre will be getting a new mayor. Current three-term mayor Tom Leighton is stepping down. Democratic nominee Tony George addressed his supporters after winning a tight election Tuesday night, saying, “We were outspent, but we were not outworked.” George is the former police chief of Wilkes-Barre. The theme of his […]

Early Voter Turnout Below Expectations in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Voter turnout was expected to be higher in Wilkes-Barre than in many communities in our area because of a mayor’s race and a race for district magistrate that encompasses much of the city of Wilkes-Barre. For the first time in more than a decade, these races don’t have an incumbent and don’t appear […]

Four Seek Democratic Nomination for Wilkes-Barre Mayor

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WILKES-BARRE — Current mayor of Wilkes-Barre, Tom Leighton, has decided against seeking a fourth term. There are four on the ballot for the democratic nomination. Tony George, a council member, is no stranger to politics and city government. George worked up the ladder in the police department and retired as chief 11 years ago. Darlene […]

Annual Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — Folks filled Public Square for the final day of the Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre. This was the 60th year for the annual event that features works of art, music, crafts and all kinds of food. The weather is usually not the best, but this year it was a good one. “I think […]

New Businesses Bring Life to Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE — There are some new businesses popping up in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The latest is a name you might recognize, What the Fork. The mobile restaurant opened a permanent location near public square. You cannot simply the big green trucks. Many people have seen these What the Fork trucks parked in different places throughout  Lackawanna […]

Diamond on the Square: Fine Arts Fiesta Kicks Off

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WILKES-BARRE — The Fine Arts Fiesta kicked off Thursday morning in downtown Wilkes-Barre. After years with some bad weather, it seems the vendors and crowds finally lucked out this year. The fiesta on public square features all sorts of arts, crafts, music, and food. The 60th annual Fine Arts Fiesta kicked off with the Wyoming […]

Day of Caring

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WILKES-BARRE — When it comes to running a nonprofit organization, budgets are tight. Help was on the way Thursday in the Wyoming Valley in the form of 700 volunteers. 700 people are ditching their offices for the day to converge on several communities. Folks rolled up their sleeves to get projects accomplished for United Way […]

Future of Wilkes-Barre School in Question

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WILKES-BARRE — School leaders at the Wilkes-Barre Area School District had to send crews over the weekend to Myers High School, after part of its facade began crumbling. “Very concerning because the children can get hurt at any moment,” said Jonathan Adorno of Wilkes-Barre. It’s deteriorating so rapidly, some students and teachers were sent home […]